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September 2017

Entrada de Don Diego De Vargas

September 8, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Santa Fe Plaza

Free Event Witness the accurate account of General Don Diego de Vargas and his Cuadrilla along with his American Indian allies who assisted in the peaceful resettlement of Santa Fe in September 1692. This re-enactment provides a detailed insight into the true meaning behind Fiesta de Santa Fe, based on a promise made to Nuestra Senora de La Paz, La Conquistadora, the Marian figure enshrined at the Cathedral Basilica of Saint Francis of Assisi in Santa Fe, who came to…

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August 2018

Pre-Fiesta Show

August 26, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Santa Fe Plaza

Come witness, hear, and feel the excitement in the air as the 306th 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: TBA.

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March 2019

St. Patrick’s Day Dance feat. Northern Revolution

March 16 @ 8:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie #2811, 833 Early Street
Santa Fe, NM 87501 United States
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$10.00

🍀🍀🍀St. Patrick's Day Dance🍀🍀🍀 Featuring Northern Revolution 8:30 PM / Sat., March 16, 2019 Fraternal Order of Eagles $10 / Person

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May 2019

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

May 2 @ 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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$10.00

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

May 4 @ 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Santa Fe Community Convention Center, 201 W Marcy St
Santa Fe, NM 87501 United States
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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. Cost: 20 / person Tickets available at the Door which…

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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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