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September 2019

Solemn Procession

September 8 @ 9:30 am - 10:00 am
Palace of the Governors, 105 W Palace Ave
Santa Fe, NM 87501 United States
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Procession will travel from the Palace of the Governors to the Cathedral Basilica. Free Event Retrace the footsteps of New Mexico’s ancestors as they process with the image of the La Conquistadora from the oldest capital building in the United States – the Palace of the Governors, constructed in 1607, to the historic Cathedral Basilica of Saint Francis of Assisi for a pontifical mass with the 11th Archbishop of Santa Fe, The Very Reverend Michael J. Sheehan. The procession is…

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Pontifical Mass

September 8 @ 10:00 am - 11:15 am
Cathedral Basilica of Saint Francis of Assisi, 131 Cathedral Pl
Santa Fe, NM 87501 United States
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Rev. Adam Lee Ortega y Ortiz Free Event A celebration of the Eucharist officiated by the 11th Archbishop of Santa Fe, The Very Reverend Michael J. Sheehan, as called for in the City of Santa Fe Proclamation of September 16, 1712 establishing Fiesta de Santa Fe. The mass is infused with beautiful traditional music, dance prayer by Native American community members, mariachi and the individuals portraying the notable Don Diego de Vargas, his Cuadrilla and the Royal Court.

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Bandstand on the Plaza (Sept. 8)

September 8 @ 11:00 am - 5:30 pm
Santa Fe Plaza

Free Event The Plaza Gazebo is transformed to a concert venue all of fiesta weekend featuring New Mexico’s most popular artiste’ that amuse and entertain guests. Whether it is historic dances by Pueblo Indians, feather and gilded Aztec dancers, vibrant costumes by Mexican folklorico dancers, or the ritual drama performed by Matachine dances, each convey the rich cultural heritage of New Mexico. Traditional northern New Mexico music and mariachi fill the air, and it’s not uncommon to see revelers break…

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Desfile de la Gente – Historical Parade

September 8 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Santa Fe Plaza

Free Event The Desfile de la Fiesta is a popular event that features local marching bands, mariachi, sports teams, queens, floats, and politicians of every color… all of whom make their way to the Plaza. Also called the Historical / Hysterical Parade, anything and everything goes at this lively event. Registration will be $30.00 per vehicle per entry Event Registration Registration for this event is on the day of the parade at the corner of Paseo de Peralta and North…

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Closing Ceremonies

September 8 @ 5:15 pm - 5:30 pm
Santa Fe Plaza

Rev. Adam Lee Ortega y Ortiz Free Event Closing ceremonies will be at the Santa Fe Plaza at the Plaza Gazebo.

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Mass of Thanksgiving and Candlelight Procession

September 8 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cathedral Basilica of Saint Francis of Assisi, 131 Cathedral Pl
Santa Fe, NM 87501 United States
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Rev. Adam Lee Ortega y Ortiz Free Event Perhaps the most visually stunning event is the final event of the Fiesta. A candlelight procession follows a Mass of Thanksgiving at the Cathedral Basilica of Saint Francis of Assisi. Hundreds of participants make their way through the historic downtown streets from the cathedral and up the hill to the Cross of the Martyrs, where luminarias, a small festival or vigil bonfire, dot the hill and light the way of participants. The lights…

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