Community Events


COVID-Themed Mask Decorating Contest:  The Town of Taos Community Events, merchants, and local businesses are excited to be hosting an on-line COVID-Themed Mask Decorating Contest for children ages 3 to 12, teens, families, and pets.  The mask can be a disposable or cloth mask.  The contest is designed for everyone to have fun and be creative.  The first 170 children and teens registered will receive a treat bag provided by Sun Loans Company.  You will be notified to pick up your bag if you are among the first 170.  Prizes will be awarded to the child, teen, family or pet with the Best COVID-themed Mask. If you would like to participate, click on the link for the contest https://www.taosgov.com/EventMaskContest2020 .  Mask submissions will be accepted through Sunday, January 3, 2021.  Winners will be contacted directly. For more information please call Judy Esquibel at 575-751-2037, or contact her via e-mail at jesquibel@taosgov.com.    

 

 Taos Halloween Community Event COVID Style:  The Town of Taos and our Merchant Community are excited to announce a Grab and Go event in the Taos Historic District!  2020 has affected most Town of Taos merchants and local businesses that would normally participate in our annual Halloween Trunk or Treat event downtown. As a result of NM Department of Health guidelines and recommendations, we are hosting a drive-through Grab and Go Halloween Event along Civic Plaza Drive. The Town of Taos Community Events, merchants, and local businesses are providing a Safe and FREE Halloween Event for children of all ages.  

Volunteers will fill bags with goodies provided by the Town of Taos, local business sponsors and merchants.  The bags will be handed out to the first 2,500 children on Saturday, October 31, 2020, from 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM (or while supplies last).  The event will take place on Civic Plaza Drive using COVID-Safe practices.  Town staff and community volunteers (gloved and masked) will be on hand to distribute Halloween bags.  All participants must attend in a vehicle; no walk-ups will be permitted.  We are asking families to please remain in their vehicles at all times and children must attend with an adult.  Children do not need to be in costume to receive a bag.    

Civic Plaza Drive will be closed from 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM for the Grab and Go event; however, businesses and homeowners will be allowed limited access and secure parking. The entrance to the Grab and Go will be a special lane on the southbound side of Paseo del Pueblo Norte on the corner of Civic Plaza Drive and Paseo del Pueblo Norte. Once you have received your treats, vehicles will then exit at the corner of Camino de la Placita and Civic Plaza Drive.  Civic Plaza Drive will be one-way traffic for this event only.   No parking will be allowed along Civic Plaza Drive and on the southbound side of Paseo del Pueblo Norte, starting north from El Pueblito Lodge down to Civic Plaza Drive during the day on Saturday, October 31, 2020.    

We are also excited to be hosting an on-line COVID-themed Mask Decorating Contest for children ages 3 to 12, teens, families, and pets.  The contest is designed for everyone to have fun and be creative.   The first 170 children and teens registered will receive a treat bag provided by Sun Loans Company.  To participate you can register on Taosgov.com. Mask submissions will be accepted through Sunday, November 15, 2020.  Instructions are provided on the contest website. Winners will be contacted directly.    

The Town of Taos Community Events would like to thank everyone for participating during this difficult time given all the hardships our community is experiencing.  Thank you for ensuring that our community youth and the young at heart are not forgotten this Halloween.  This event is made possible because of the many volunteers, staff, judges, merchants, business owners, and sponsors that helped make it happen.  We are a huge team, working together to bring the community a fun, safe, and free, COVID style Halloween Event.  

For more information please call Judy Esquibel at 575-751-2037, or contact her via e-mail at jesquibel@taosgov.com.    


Explora
Please join the Town of Taos for an educational Family and Community Science event. The Mini-Explora to be held at the Taos Youth & Family on Friday, January 24, 2020 from 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM.  This fun outreach program from Explora the Science Center and Children’s Museum of Albuquerque, is offered FREE of charge and is for audiences of all ages.

Read Across America: Dr. Seuss Birthday Celebration and Storytime The Dr. Seuss Birthday Celebration is Friday, March 6, 2020 from 1:00pm to 4:00pm at Taos Youth & Family Center for children of all ages.  The first 300 children attending the Birthday Celebration will receive a free reading bag and a free children’s book (while supplies last). The schedule is as follows:  Reading of “The Cat in the Hat” by Melissa Quintana, Taos Municipal Schools SRCL Grant Literacy Coach, Reading of NEA’s Read Across America Proclamation by a Representative of the Mayor’s Office, Sing Happy Birthday to Dr. Seuss and enjoy Birthday Cookies and Taos Academy of Performing Arts (A.P. Arts) Dance Demonstration/Lesson focused on Dr. Seuss story “My Many Colored Days” at 3:00pm.  Dress up as your favorite Dr. Seuss Character (a prize for the first 13 children).  Prizes donated by Walgreens.     

Ongoing activities include Balloon Animals, Activity Table, Bowling, Face painting, Dr. Seuss Themed Bookmarks, Crafty fun with Twirl and a Dr. Seuss 1 Fish, 2 Fish activity with Paso a Paso Children Count.  Special guests will be The Cat in the Hat, The Grinch, and Thing 1 and 2.  You may purchase candy and drinks for $1.00, pizza slices and pretzels with cheese for $3.00 and nachos for $4.00.  Proceeds will benefit Our Lady of Guadalupe Youth Group.    

Wet N’ Wild Easter: 

Major League Baseball Pitch, Hit & Run:  

New Mexico Wildlife Center Tour:   

“This Is Me” Self-Portrait Contest and A Kid’s Virtual Art Show Taos Center for the Arts (TCA), Town of Taos Community Events, and Taos Ski Valley collaborate to offer a self-portrait contest and virtual exhibition for children in the Taos community ages 3-10. “This Is Me – A Kid’s Virtual Art Show” comes on the heels of TCA’s “Portraits in Social Isolation, 2020,” a self-portrait show.

For The Health of It! Cancer Support "Virtual" Walk Celebrating the 10th Anniversary For The Health of It! fun walk to support Cancer Support Services. Due to Covid-19, we are unable to host a large gathering this year. However, we are happy to announce a “virtual” walk that we hope will be a fun way for our community to participate in “For the Health of It” and generate much-needed funds for our program. 

Movies On the Green:  

Albuquerque BioPark’s Discover the BioPark:  

Be part of the community tradition "El Viboron":  

Home Town Fourth of July Celebration: 

Touch A Truck: 

Taos Youth Flight Rally:  


34th Annual Yuletide Tree Lighting: 

Ornament & Craft Making:  

Town of Taos New Year’s Eve Celebration