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May 2017
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Competition: Don Diego De Vargas and La Reina de La Fiesta de Santa Fe ™

May 4 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Santa Fe Community Convention Center, 201 W Marcy St
Santa Fe, NM 87501 United States
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Each spring the Fiesta Council holds a contest in which local men and women compete to secure the popular roles of General Don Diego de Vargas and La Reina de la Fiesta de Santa Fe™. The prospective contestants are judged on delivering an English and Spanish speech, and are questioned, in both English and Spanish, on their knowledge of historical events surrounding the Fiesta de Santa Fe.

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Baile De Mayo featuring The Jordan Baca Band

May 6 @ 7:30 pm - 11:55 pm
Santa Fe Community Convention Center, 201 W Marcy St
Santa Fe, NM 87501 United States
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Cost: TBD Learn first-hand who will portray the coveted roles of Don Diego de Vargas and La Reina de La Fiesta de Santa Fe™ at the annual Baile de Mayo. Join the excitement as Don Diego is presented the medallion, sword and title of his new role, and soon after La Reina de La Fiesta de Santa Fe™ is named.  An evening of live music and dancing builds excitement for this grand occasion.

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June 2017

Knighting of Don Diego de Vargas and Coronation of La Reina de La Fiesta de Santa Fe ™ / Procession of La Conquistadora

June 25 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Cathedral Basilica of Saint Francis of Assisi, 131 Cathedral Pl
Santa Fe, NM 87501 United States
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Free Event Each summer the faithful of Santa Fe gather to ensure that Don Diego de Vargas’ promise is kept to honor the oldest Marian statue in the United States, Nuestra Senora de la Paz, La Conquistadora. This beautiful tradition begins with the knighting and coronation mass for the individuals selected to portray the roles of Don Diego de Vargas, his cuadrilla, La Reina de la Fiesta de Santa Fe™, and her royal court. Immediately after, hundreds of New Mexicans…

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Novena de La Conquistadora

June 26 @ 6:00 am - July 2 @ 5:15 pm
Rosario Chapel, 540 Rosario Blvd
Santa Fe, NM 87501 United States
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Free Event Once at Rosario Chapel, the faithful flock to pay homage to the 29-inch Marian figure, La Conquistadora, which first arrived at this site on September 13, 1692. A week-long series of masses are celebrated daily at 6 AM and 5:15 PM. The novena is nine successive days of prayer in honor of Don Diego de Vargas’ request for a special intercessory grace upon his arrival in 1692.

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July 2017

Return Procession to Cathedral

July 2 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Rosario Chapel, 540 Rosario Blvd
Santa Fe, NM 87501 United States
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Free Event Hundreds of New Mexicans retrace their ancestor’s footsteps as La Conquistadora is carried back to the Cathedral Basilica of Saint Francis of Assisi, which is the site of her original church, La Iglesia de Nuestra Senora de la Asunción.

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August 2017

Pre-Fiesta Show

August 26 @ 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Santa Fe Plaza,

Come witness, hear, and feel the excitement in the air as the 305th Fiesta de Santa Fe approaches. Join us in the Plaza de Santa Fe for music and fun at the Pre-Fiesta Show! This is a free all ages event. See you on the Plaza! Entertainment schedule for this event: To be announced.

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September 2017

Burning of Zozobra

September 1 @ 2:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Zozobra is a hideous but harmless fifty-foot bogeyman marionette. He is a toothless, empty-headed facade. He has no guts and doesn’t have a leg to stand on. He is full of sound and fury, signifying nothing. He never wins. He moans and groans, rolls his eyes and twists his head. His mouth gapes and chomps. His arms flail about in frustration. Every year we do him in. We string him up and burn him down in ablaze of fireworks. At…

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Fiesta Fine Arts and Crafts Market (Labor Day Weekend)

September 2 @ 9:00 am - September 4 @ 5:00 pm
Santa Fe Plaza,

Free Event The distinctive open-air arts and crafts market features one-of-a-kind treasures from booths that line the historic plaza. Select from unique hand fashioned jewelry, pottery, chic clothing, stylish leather, paintings, photography, handsome wood products, hand blown glass, and countless other items. Meet the artist, discuss their work and take home a treasure. Entertainment Schedule for this event: To be announced.    

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Mariachi Extravagaza

September 2 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Santa Fe Opera, 301 Opera Dr
Santa Fe, NM 87506 United States
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Swirling dresses, stamping feet and ringing trumpets welcome participants to a passionate musical experience of traditional, contemporary and classical tastes. The piñon studded hills at The Santa Fe Opera set the stage for an extraordinary sunset and the vivid color, joyous sound and sheer cheer of internationally known award-winning artists and rising stars in the genre of mariachi. Purchase Tickets Here or by calling 1-800-280-4654 or 505-986-5900  

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Fiestecita

September 5 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Sweeney Ballroom/Convention Center, 201 W Marcy St
Santa Fe, 87501 United States
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