The market truly does bring the world together. But what had been envisioned as a one-time event proved so popular that the market returns every July. Artists are set up under tents, where shoppers browse and make purchases.
For 2014, market runs July 11, 12 and 13.
On the Saturday market, there is an early bird market from 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. Ticket prices for early admission are higher.
Saturday market runs from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday market runs from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Depending on how much you want first picks at the market, there are options for a bit of pre-shopping. The market opening party runs on the Friday evening before the weekend market. The global gathering is a fundraiser. $175 per person, with $125 tax-deductible. The party includes shopping, dancing, music, food and drink.
Early bird market is 7:30 a.m. - 9 a.m. and the ticket includes admission all day Saturday, $50, with $25 tax deductible.
Saturday market, $15 in advance, $20 day of event.
Sunday market, $10 in advance, $15 day of the event.
Youth 16 and under are free Saturday and Sunday.
Tickets can be purchased online at holdmyticket.com. Purchase tickets at least one day ahead and receive a discount. Tickets can also be purchased at the market.
Other locations to purchase tickets include Museum of New Mexico Foundation shops; Los Alamos Bank offices; and the HoldMyTicket box office at 112 2nd Street SW in Albuquerque.
The Food Bazaar area has an international theme as well. You'll find Cowgirl BBQ, Jambo Cafe, Crepe Escape, Annapurna Vegetarian and more, with flavors from around the globe.
Entertainment runs both Saturday and Sunday, with music from around the world. Hear the music of South Africa, the Balkans, Chile, Vietnam and more.
Offsite parking is available for all market events on Museum Hill during Saturday and Sunday. The free parking includes free shuttle service directly to the market. Parking is available from the P.E.R.A./Lamy building complex located at Paseo de Peralta and Old Santa Fe Trail. The lots are east of the New Mexico State Capitol. Overflow parking is available at the State Capitol parking deck on the corner of Galisteo and West Manhattan Avenue. This is a few blocks from the Lamy site.
Parking is also available at the Runnels and Department of Transportation buildings, between St. Francis Drive, Alta Vista Street, Cordova Road and Cerillos Road. In this area, buses load from the west side of the bus platform at the South Capitol Railrunner station. Taking the Railrunner from locations south of Santa Fe is easy; exit at the South Capitol station and take the shuttle bus to the market. There is no public parking at Museum Hill during the event.