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Sip on offerings from 20 different wineries across New Mexico at the 25th annual Santa Fe Wine Festival this weekend. The Wine Festival at El Rancho de las Golondrinas, 334 Los Pinos Road, will host winemakers from Verlade to Las Cruces. Wineries that may be familiar to Santa Feans – those with local tasting rooms – include Noisy Water Winery from Ruidoso, Gruet Winery from Albuquerque and Deming’s St. Clair’s Winery, which just opened a wine bar downtown. Albuquerque’s Tractor Brewery/Hard Cider will also be serving. The event includes almost 50 crafts or food vendors from around the state and live music starting at noon each day. The festival takes place Saturday and Sunday from 12-6 p.m. Admission for ages 21 and over, which includes a complimentary wine glass, is $18. Ages 13-20 are $5, and kids 12 and under are free. Anyone underage must be accompanied by an over-21 guardian. Tickets are available at golondrinas.org.
NORTH TO SOUTH: Take a trip from Santa Fe to Lima this weekend as a Peruvian art collective finishes up its trip to Santa Fe with music, food and art classes in the Railyard and at the Museum of International Folk Art. A group of printmakers from Lima called Amapolay, headed by founders Carol Fernandez and Fernando Castro, has been visiting Santa Fe to collaborate with local artists and create work inspired by “shared issues across international borders.” The end of their visit will be celebrated on Saturday with festivities in the Railyard, starting at 6 p.m. with a pop-up artist market with food trucks, including one from local Peruvian place Sabor Peruano, and live screen printing. Guests can join in the printing on paper or, if they bring them, their own T-shirts or bandanas. At 7 p.m., there’s a free concert from L.A.-based Peruvian chicha band La Chamba. Artist talks, more live screen printing and the pop-up market will then move to MOIFA from 1-4 p.m. Sunday. Events are free and open to the public.
INDEPENDENCE DAY IN SANTA FE: It’s that time of year again. Santa Fe’s annual Pancakes on the Plaza – a Fourth of July tradition – returns Wednesday. Food will be served from 7 a.m. to noon. But even those not interested in braving the long lines for free breakfast can otherwise celebrate downtown. Throughout the morning, there will also be the annual vintage car show, arts and crafts vendors, a children’s coloring contest, a silent auction and more. Musical acts will fill the bandstand starting at 9:45 a.m. with the New Mexico National Guard’s Army Band. The music and other activities are free; tickets for pancakes are $8 in advance, $10 on the Fourth of July or four tickets for $30. Advance tickets can be purchased at the various locations of First National Bank of Santa Fe, Century Bank, Guadalupe Credit Union, New Mexico Bank and Trust and New Mexico State Employees Credit Union. Santa Fe’s Independence Day concludes with fireworks at the Santa Fe Place Mall from 9:30-10 p.m. Get there early – 6 p.m. – for live music, children’s activities and food trucks.