1 Shop Indigenous art.

The Museum of Indian Arts and Culture (MIAC) hosts the Native Treasures Art Market at the Santa Fe Community Convention Center on Saturday and Sunday. With more than 180 Indigenous artists in attendance, there is plenty to see and shop. Ticket sales benefit the museum, while the artists keep 100 percent of their profits. “Native Treasures is a local kickoff to market season,” says Danyelle Means, interim director at MIAC. “Markets are so important to our artists; they provide so much economically, and we want to be good partners.” 

On Friday, the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture honors fashion designer Patricia Michaels (Taos Pueblo) as its Living Treasure with a special work of art from a previous winner.  “It feels like the award is being passed down,” Means says. “The comradery, the effort of welcoming the next Living Treasure into the fold is a very important aspect of this.”

Sculptor Martha Arquero (Cochiti Pueblo), who creates colorful storyteller pottery, is being recognized with the Legacy Award. “Her work is so whimsical and delightful,” Means says.

Celebrate summer at Riverfest in Farmington with rafting, live music, various contests, and more, offering endless fun along the Animas River. Photograph courtesy of Riverfest New Mexico.

2 Run the river.

Jump into summer during Riverfest in Farmington, a weekend-long celebration that invites you to hop into the water and enjoy the Animas River with Desert River Guides. Rafts leave every hour from both Berg and Animas parks. There will be live music, a disc golf tournament, a car show, a duck race, magic performances, yoga, plein air painting, a recycled fashion show, a paddling film festival, and much more.

Mayfest in the Mountains debuts in Red River with a family-friendly lineup of outdoor activities, food trucks, live music, and more. Photograph courtesy of Visit Red River.

3 Head to the mountains.

For the first time, Mayfest in the Mountains takes over Red River during Memorial Day Weekend. The new family-focused festival includes tons of hands-on outdoor activities at Brandenburg Park, Malette Park, and the Red River Fishing Ponds. Try your hand at archery, corn hole, or disc golf; fill up from a variety of food trucks; entertain the kids in inflatable bounce houses; meet Smokey Bear; and listen to live music.

The Silver City Blues Festival celebrates its 29th year with a three-day event featuring nine blues ensembles, local businesses, a beer garden, and more. Photograph courtesy of Silver City Blues Festival.

4 Tap into the blues.

The Silver City Blues Festival returns to a three-day format for its 29th year. A Friday-night kickoff event enlivens local venues and businesses throughout Silver City, followed by two days of concerts at Bough Park. The festival brings nine blues ensembles to the stage, including national and local acts such as Latino soul group Felix y Los Gatos and the blues-rockin’ Kelli Baker Band. The park also features a beer garden, food vendors, and artist booths.

The New Mexico Wine Festival offers a taste of over 200 wines, live music, artisan booths, and food vendors in Albuquerque and Las Cruces this weekend. Photograph courtesy of New Mexico Wine.

5 Sip a taste of summer.

The New Mexico Wine Festival fills your glass (or at least a sample) with more than 200 wines in both Albuquerque and Las Cruces. The festival lands at Balloon Fiesta Park in the Duke City and at the Southern New Mexico State Fair & Rodeo grounds in Las Cruces on Saturday, Sunday, and Monday from noon to 6 p.m. Taste New Mexico’s best reds, whites, and roses from Sheehan Winery, Gruet, Amaro Winery, Casa Rodeña Winery, Wines on the San Juan, and more. Plus, hear live music, shop artisan booths, and try tons of food vendors.

Read more: For more things to do, check out our online calendar of events.