Santa Fe KOA Journey Events
4th of July Celebration
An all day event! Start with pancakes at the Santa Fe Plaza. While there enjoy a car show, a children's activity tent, and the general area. Head back to the campground for a Hot Dog Cookout at 3 - 5pm at our patio. Many guests come back every year for this wonderful meet of friends over the years. Close your night with a firework display in Santa Fe. What a day!
Local Area Events
Herb and Lavender Fair
Rodeo De Sante Fe Pro Rodeo
PRCA Professional Rodeo, with seven pro rodeo events, junior barrel racers, and a Western Dance following the rodeo in the VIP tent Friday and Saturday night. Enjoy bull riding, saddle bronc riding, tie-down roping, bareback riding, steer wrestling, team roping, barrel racing, and more. This is a rain or shine event.
International Folk Art Market
Please join us in this years global arts event. The largest of is kind in the world, this annual market showcases the work of more than 150 select folk artists from around the globe. Come enjoy this lively gathering, taste food at the international food bazaar, dance to live performances of world music, meet the artists, and change lives with your purchases. Museum Hill 9am - 5pm
Santa Fe Opera Season
Traditional Spanish Market
Please join us in this years for this wonderful market. This famous market is the oldest and largest juried Spanish Market in the United States, attracting over 70,000 visitors and collectors from throughout the world. Art by more than 300 adult and youth market artists will be on view and for sale at the annual event on the Santa Fe Plaza. Includes traditional live music on the bandstand, local cuisine and demonstrations. 10am - 5pm
SANTA FE INDIAN MARKET
Please join us this year for this beautiful market. Largest Native American arts market in the world. 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 21st AND SUNDAY, AUGUST 22nd, 8AM - 5PM. For more information call 505-983-5220.
Burning of the Zozobra
97th Annual Zozobra Event! 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
Tickets can be bought on line or at city locations which can be found at www.burnZozobra.com.
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
Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta
The 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.
Santa Fe Century Ride
A hundred miles of history pass under your wheels as you bicycle down the ancient Turquoise Trail through the old mining villages of Madrid, Golden, Cedar Grove, Stanley, Galisteo, and then back into Santa Fe. A half-century Loop and a 25 mile Out & Back route are also available. Route starts at Christus St. Vincent's Regional Medical Center, corner of St. Michaels Dr. and Hospital Dr. 5am - 5pm