The 2017 Festival Season includes performances such as The (R) evolution of Steve Jobs; Die Fledermaus; Lucia Di Lammermoor; The Golden Cockerel; Alcina. For details see the website. Come early and enjoy the tailgate party. 8pm - 11pm
SWAIA's market features artwork by top Native American artists. Draws in approximately 150,000 people. Please note that there are events such as a film festival, book signing, display of art work that has placed and the categories that were allowed, etc. leading up to the weekend.
NOTE, NOTE, NOTE:::::THE PLAZA EVENTS WITH MORE THAN 1000 NATIVE AMERICAN ARTISTS SELLING THEIR ARTWORK IN BOOTHS SURROUNDING THE SANTA FE PLAZA, IS ONLY ON SATURDAY, AUGUST 19th AND SUNDAY, AUGUST 20th, 7AM - 5PM. For more information call 505-986-5909
The burning of the Zozobra (aka Old Man of Gloom), a 50 ft tall marionette is presented every year by the Kiwanis Club of Santa Fe. One of Santa Fe's unique cultural traditions began in 1924, when artist Will Shuster conceived of a giant "Old Man Gloom" effigy stuffed with people's written hardships of the previous year. The 50 foot tall papier-mache puppet is torched annually after a ceremony of fire dancing and music. This powerfully symbolizes the purging of undesirable experiences of the people in attendance. Event occurs at Fort Marcy Park, 5pm - 11pm
Admission is $10 per person. Tickets can be bought on line or at city locations which can be found at www.burnZozobra.com.
Clan Tynker and medieval combat, jugglers, live entertainment and dancers. Also vendors, kids' games and delicious food, drinks and mead. Dress in your best costume and revel in Spanish-tinged medieval and renaissance culture, eat turkey legs, enjoy games, fend off pirates, listen to live entertainment, dance and generally have a raucously good ol' time rollicking on the 200 acre colonial rancho. 10am - 6pm
The Wine Event with all the Great Santa Fe Restaurants beckons you to spend a glorious fall afternoon at the Santa Fe Opera featuring tastes from 80 of Santa Fe's finest restaurants and sips from 100 world-class wineries. The most fun you can have with a wine glass. Includes wine seminars, cooking classes, walking tour, guest chef luncheons, guest chef demos. a live and silent auction. 9am - 5pm
Make your reservations early! The Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta is the biggest and best gathering of balloons anywhere on this planet - and best of all, you can be part of it! For nine days every October, the crisp, clear desert skies are painted with a kaleidoscope of color as hundreds of balloons lift off from Albuquerque's Balloon Fiesta Park. It is an amazingly diverse event that brings together huge numbers of balloons and pilots from all over the world. Don't miss it!
Admission and parking fees apply. See the website www.balloonfiesta.com for details.
The art-loving public is invited to mingle with 150 artists painting en plein air during the 2017 event. Artists will be painting outdoors in front of the century old adobes that line Canyon Road and are home to world-class galleries and sculpture gardens. Throughout the day, a variety of artistic demonstrations and musical performances take place at numerous locations on Canyon Road, including a festival parade and performances by students from the Santa Fe Public Schools Music Education Program. Music, food, art show, and refreshments will be offered at locations throughout the Canyon Road Art District. 10am - 3pm