Farmington's cultural adventures are vast, providing authentic experiences with ancient and living cultures. With multiple local theater groups and a symphony, there's almost always a live performance to enjoy. And if you are looking to learn while on your cultural adventure - the region is rich with fascinating historical sites, monuments, and museums. For those seeking a truly artistic adventure, our local artisans and maker community can be discovered in art galleries and shops along Main Street in downtown Farmington. From traditional Native American art to recycled housewares, you will find our local artisan community making beautiful things.
The Farmington area is the traditional homeland to a number of Native American communities including the Navajo Nation, Jicarilla Apache, Southern Ute, Ute Mountain Ute, and Hopi. The art and culture of the Native people of the Four Corners can be discovered by attending local cultural events, visiting trading posts, and museums. Visiting Native American communities and lands can also be a rewarding and educational experience. During your visit, please respect and comply with tribal and community regulations that govern visitors while attending social dances or public events on tribal homelands.
Today, Farmington thrives in the midst of magnificent scenery and ancient history while embracing modern technology. Farmington is a bustling retail center for the region, where guests are warmly welcomed with Southwestern hospitality. Our community boasts a variety of free to low-cost adventures for visitors and locals alike - museums, galleries, year-round special cultural events, and an outdoor summer theater program.
What does Jolt Your Journey mean?
Farmington is a place where outdoor lovers and active families thrive. Local government, non-profits, business owners, and residents have united to grow opportunities to energize the journey of those that choose to play, live, work and visit Farmington. When you visit you will encounter our local motto, Jolt Your Journey. What does Jolt Your Jour Journey mean? A jolt is a positive impression created by an unexpected surprise. As a community, we strive to create these memorable and Jolt Worthy moments. The phrase Jolt Your Journey embodies a commitment our community has made to exceeding expectations and delivering memorable experiences in all that we do.
We know that our stunning landscapes, recreation areas, local art scene, fascinating history, authentic cultural experiences, and events invoke this positive impression created by an unexpected surprise. Throughout Farmington, you will encounter Jolt Your Journey wayfinding signage for recreation areas, trails, parks, performance halls, and museums. As a visitor recently shared with us, "Jolt Your Journey means where all the fun things are". We think you will agree and hope you enjoy our fun-loving sense of humor and collective commitment to growing our community.