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Local Events

Angel Fire Annual Events

Angel Fire offers a variety of annual events that can be incorporated into your vacation plans. Experience the excitement of the Spring & Summer seasons by attending the opening day of the mountain bike park and golf course. See the beauty of hot air balloons floating against a stunning crystal blue sky during the month of June. During the winter, ignite your festive spirit by participating in the annual tree lighting ceremony and holiday parades.

Experience Culture, Arts & Adventure Throughout The Year

Angel Fire offers a variety of events throughout the year, ranging from guided art tours to mountain adventures and outdoor concerts. During the winter holidays and Fourth of July, you can enjoy a parade and fireworks display. If you’re up for a challenge, participate in one of our fishing, skiing, or mountain biking competitions. Local goods can be purchased to add an extra touch of festivity to your holiday celebrations, and you won’t want to miss out on the enchanting torch-lit night skiing parade.

Angel Fire Spring Events

Springtime in Angel Fire is a time to celebrate the changing seasons. While skiing continues throughout March, the town opens up for the upcoming Summer Season by the time May arrives.

  • Ski Season Closing Day
    • Where: Angel Fire Ski Resort
    • When: March 
    • Event Highlights: Last day of ski season 
  • International Migratory Bird Count for Colfax County
    • When: Second Saturday in May
    • Event Highlights: Gather for birdwatching in Northern New Mexico. Expect to see a variety of geese, eagles, waterfowl, hummingbirds and more. Help be part of a New Mexico wildlife conservation movement when you help count bird species in Colfax County.
  • Angel Fire Bike Park Opening
    • Where: Angel Fire Bike Park
    • When: May
    • Event Highlights: Mountain bikers from all around flock to Angel Fire Bike Park from May through September. Experience a 2,000-foot decline, expertly groomed trails and chair lifts to the top of one of the Southwest most premier mountain biking terrains.
  • Angel Fire Golf Course Opening
    • Where: Angel Fire Golf Course
    • When: May


Angel Fire Summer Events

Angel Fire offers a plethora of exciting summer events suitable for couples, groups, and families alike. From lively music performances, awe-inspiring Fourth of July festivity to a charming spectacle of hot air balloons embellishing the skies, there’s something for everyone to enjoy.

  • Annual Angel Fire Hot Air Balloon Festival
    • Where: Angel Fire Airport
    • When: Father’s Day weekend 
    • Event Highlights: As if the sunny mountain skies weren’t already beautiful enough, watch as dozens of brightly-hued hot air balloons fly into the scene. This FREE festival includes outdoor music performances, bring your own chairs for tailgating and a balloon glow on Saturday night.
  • 4th of July Parade & Drone Fireworks Display in Angel Fire
    • Where: Eagle Nest
    • When: July 4
    • Event Highlights: Attend a spectacular Fourth of July parade in nearby Eagle Nest. Prepare to be mesmerized as a drone display lights up the night skies.
  • Live Summer Music Series Concerts In The Park
    • Where: Frontier Park in Angel Fire 
    • When: Friday nights June – August
    • Event Highlights: Take advantage of the cool summer nights with FREE live music events in the heart of Angel Fire. Schedule TBD
  • 37th Annual High Country Arts & Crafts Festival
    • Where: Enchanted Eagle Park
    • When: July
    • Event Highlights: Enjoy a juried art exhibit, family activities, live music and a beer and wine garden in the mountains.


Angel Fire Fall Events

Explore the scenic enchanted byway to see colorful Fall foliage. Try your hand at a fishing contest or take in studio art in Angel Fire.

  • 30th Annual Fish Fest and 4th Annual Pike Round-Up
    • Where: Eagle Nest Lake
    • When: September 
    • Event Highlights: Enjoy family fun and daily door prize drawings. The largest pike receives $1,000.
  • Fall Foliage
    • Where: Angel Fire, The Enchanted Circle Byway
    • When: September – November
    • Event Highlights: Explore the beauty of the Northern Rockies on a Fall Foliage tour of the Enchanted Circle. Or explore by foot on one of the many hiking trails or parks of Angel Fire including through the nearby Carson National Forest.
  • Angel Fire Studio Art Tour
    • Where: Angel Fire, Northern New Mexico
    • When: Late September – Early October
    • Event Highlights: Presented by Art Up Northern New Mexico, this annual event features studios and hand-crafted artworks by artists of Angel Fire, Eagle Nest and other nearby mountain towns. Gather in Angel Fire for food, beverages and entertainment.
  • Angel Fire Bike Park Seasonal Closing
    • Where: Angel Fire Bike Park
    • When: October
  • Angel Fire Golf Course Seasonal Closing
    • Where: Angel Fire Golf Course
    • When: October


Angel Fire Winter Events 

Nestled in the stunning slopes of the Sangre de Cristo mountains, the Ski Resort is the solitary skiing haven in New Mexico that caters to night skiing, making it an ideal winter destination for your enjoyment. Experience the magic of the holiday season in our enchanting winter town, brimming with an array of festive events to immerse yourself in.

  • Angel Fire Tree & Community Lighting Ceremony
    • Where: Frontier Park and Angel Fire Visitors Center
    • When: First Friday in December
    • Event Highlights: This family-fun event includes tree lighting, caroling, crafts, hot cocoa and a visit from Santa.
  • Holiday Market
    • Where: Angel Fire Community Center
    • When: December
    • Event Highlights: Shop crafts and gifts from local vendors. Enjoy live music, great food, a wrapping booth and a ski apparel fashion show from a local outfitter.
  • Holiday Parades & Firework Displays
    • Where: Angel Fire Resort
    • When: December
    • Event Highlights: Join or gather to watch festive night skiing with torches to light up the slopes of the Northern Rockies. Stay for a fireworks display to celebrate the holiday season.
  • Angel Fire Ski Resort Opening
    • Where: Angel Fire Ski Resort
    • When: December
  • Night Skiing & Snowboarding At Angel Fire Resort
    • Where: Angel Fire Resort
    • When: Thursday – Saturday 4 PM – 8 PM, 7 days a week during peak season
    • Event Highlights: Enjoy 50 acres of easy terrain as you ski or snowboard under the stars. Sharpen your skills on jumps at the terrain park. Stay out for drinks and live music at nearby venues.

Regardless of the season of your visit, Angel Fire offers an array of yearly events to partake in. Once you’ve had your fill of the day’s festivities, retire to your Angel Fire vacation rental for a well-deserved rest.