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June 2019

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

June 30 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 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. Prior to the Knighting and Coronation…

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July 2019

Novena de La Conquistadora

July 1 @ 6:00 am - July 7 @ 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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Return Procession to Cathedral

July 7 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 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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Novena (9th Mass)

July 8 @ 6:00 am - 7:00 am
Cathedral Basilica of Saint Francis of Assisi, 131 Cathedral Pl
Santa Fe, NM 87501 United States
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Free Event The ninth and finale day of the novena is held at the home of La Conquistadora. The procession and novena to Our Lady is a tradition that has been carried out by the faithful of Santa Fe for many years. These spiritual events take place in the City of Holy Faith which is rich with culture, heritage, and faith. An experience that one should not miss.

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August 2019

Burning of Zozobra

August 30 @ 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)

August 31 @ 9:00 am - September 2 @ 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: TBA    

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Mariachi Extravaganza de Santa Fe

August 31 @ 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. Scheduled to appear: TBA Click Here to Buy Tickets or by calling 1-800-280-4654 or 505-986-5900.  

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September 2019

Fiestecita

September 3 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Sweeney Ballroom/Convention Center, 201 W Marcy St
Santa Fe, 87501 United States
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Concierto de Mariachi Matinee (2 PM Show)

September 4 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Lensic Performing Arts Center, 211 W San Francisco St
Santa Fe, NM 87501 United States
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Participants enjoy a concert featuring performances from well-known mariachi groups, dancers and alumni of The Santa Fe Fiesta Council’s Youth Mariachi Workshop. Immediately after the concerts participants are provided refreshments and biscochitos. These concerts sell out quickly, buy your tickets early.  

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Pregón de La Fiesta

September 6 @ 6:00 am - 7:00 am
Rosario Chapel, 540 Rosario Blvd
Santa Fe, NM 87501 United States
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Rev. Adam Lee Ortega y Ortiz Free Fiesta officially begins at 6 AM at the Pregón de la Fiesta on Fiesta Friday. The faithful of Santa Fe gather to complete the promise made by Governor Don Diego de Vargas in September of 1692 upon his arrival in Santa Fe. The Mayor of Santa Fe issues the formal proclamation declaring the start of the annual festivity. The speech includes original text from September 16, 1712 when the City Council of Santa…

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