Local Area EventsListing Calendar
Burning of the Zozobra
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.
Santo Domingo Pueblo Annual Arts and Crafts Market
Quality crafted products, traditional pottery, jewelry, baskets, contemporary sculptures, paintings, Indian food, farmers' market, entertainment, and much more. 300 Native American artists are participating.
Santa Fe Renaissance Fair.
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
Santa Fe Wine and Chile Fiesta
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
Bring in the harvest with villagers at El Rancho de las Golondrinas as they crush grapes for wine by foot, string chile ristras, make tortillas, bake fresh bread, and much more. Our most popular community celebration! 10am - 5pm
Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta
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.
Historic Canyon Road Paint Out
The art-loving public is invited to mingle with 150 artists painting en plein air during the 2015 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