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September 2021

Fiesta Fine Arts and Crafts Market (Fiesta Weekend)

September 10 @ 9:00 am - September 12 @ 5:00 pm
Santa Fe Plaza

This event runs from the 10th through the 12th, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm each day. 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. Cruising the historic plaza for your favorite food, whether a chicharrón…

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Bandstand on the Plaza (Sept. 10)

September 10 @ 10:00 am - 10:00 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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City, County and State Official Opening of Fiesta

September 10 @ 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm
Santa Fe Plaza

Rev. Timothy A. Martinez Free Event Join state, city and county dignitaries at the commencement of the weekend activities commemorating the longest continuous community event in the continental United States of a European kind.

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Bandstand on the Plaza (Sept. 11)

September 11 @ 10:45 am - 10:00 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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Gran Baile / Street Dance

September 11 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Santa Fe Community Convention Center, 201 W Marcy St
Santa Fe, NM 87501 United States
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Due to Covid Restrictions this year's Gran Baile has been moved to the Plaza Bandstand. We will feature 2 New Mexico Artists. First we will have Red Wine followed by Cuarenta y Cinco. This is a FREE event. Bring your lawn chairs or get ready to dance under the stars at the Gran Baile / Street Dance. A 50 / 50 Drawing will be Held that Evening.   The Gran Baile de la Fiesta has been a much-loved tradition for…

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Solemn Procession

September 12 @ 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 12th Archbishop of Santa Fe, The Very Reverend John C. Wester. The procession is…

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Pontifical Mass

September 12 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Cathedral Basilica of Saint Francis of Assisi, 131 Cathedral Pl
Santa Fe, NM 87501 United States
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Rev. Timothy A. Martinez Free Event A celebration of the Eucharist officiated by the 12th Archbishop of Santa Fe, The Very Reverend John C. Wester, 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. 12)

September 12 @ 11:00 am - 5:15 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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Closing Ceremonies

September 12 @ 5:15 pm - 5:30 pm
Santa Fe Plaza

Rev. Timothy A. Martinez 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 12 @ 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. Timothy A. Martinez 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 from the…

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