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Santa Fe Celebrates Indigenous Peoples Day on October 9, 2017

 

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Joining numerous cities across the nation, the City of Santa Fe in 2016 officially designated the second Monday of October annually as Indigenous Peoples Day.  A Resolution was passed unanimously by the Governing Body of Santa Fe, which honors and recognizes the contributions of Native Americans to the history and culture of Santa Fe, New Mexico, and the United States.  Santa Fe reserves the day to take time to honor and uphold its valued Native American neighbors from the 23 Tribes, Nations and Pueblos in New Mexico, urban Indian citizens, and all of the wonderful Native American arts, culture and educational institutions that give Santa Fe such a strong sense of place.

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Six Santa Fe October Events You’ll Want to See

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October offers an opportunity to take a deep breath and appreciate the wonders of the autumn season. Here in The City Different, we appreciate the beauty of the mountains and the diverse cultural and outdoor experiences that are available this time of year. So please join us in discovering a few highlights of Santa Fe’s October events.

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Seven Santa Fe Events That Work This Labor Day Weekend

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Why not celebrate Labor Day weekend this year with an end of summer getaway to The City Different? Instead of the beach or a theme park, think Santa Fe, New Mexico this time! Enjoy the last days of summer with some of our favorite picks to help you create your three day adventure. Keep reading and start planning!

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Savor the Flavor of The Santa Fe Wine & Chile Fiesta

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The Santa Fe Wine and Chile Fiesta is an annual five-day collection of events highlighting the culinary artistry found in Santa Fe, New Mexico’s many excellent restaurants coupled with the sophistication of wines from around the world.

By bringing 90 wineries to Santa Fe to partner with 75 of the city’s best restaurants, a five day schedule of food and wine events is created featuring cooking demos, wine seminars, winery luncheons and dinners. The weekend culminates with the Grand Tasting at the Santa Fe Opera where all 75 participating Santa Fe restaurants and all 90 wineries serve samples of their best food and wine. The Santa Fe Wine and Chile Fiesta will be held from September 27 to October 1, 2017—with a kick off and art preview party on September 12.

Here is a taste of the events happening during the 27th Annual Santa Fe Wine and Chile Fiesta:

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Join Thousands As We Burn Away Zozobra’s Hold on Gloom

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The Burning of Zozobra is a unique cultural event staged annually by the Kiwanis Club of Santa Fe on the Friday before Labor Day. This must-see event takes place on September 1, 2017— at the beginning of the historic Fiesta de Santa Fe. For those who have never heard of Zozobra and those who wonder why we burn this tall effigy made of muslin and stuffed with bags of shredded paper, we offer you a glimpse to the man, the myth….Zozobra.

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The Top 5 Santa Fe September Events You Won’t Want To Miss

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Is summer’s end your favorite time of year? If so, start making plans to visit The City Different in September to enjoy great weather, savor the bounty of local produce and participate in Santa Fe’s liveliest local festivities. During our Fiestas de Santa Fe celebration, an age-old cry has been reverberating in the streets of Santa Fe—“Que Viva!”—translated it means “to live!”  We invite you “to live” in Santa Fe this September. Read on as we tell you what events you won’t want to miss…

 

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More Ways to Celebrate Global Arts and Culture In Santa Fe This Year

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Showcasing first class art and culture from around the world…join us as we Celebrate Global Arts and Culture in Santa Fe this year! The City Different is offering an opportunity to experience a wide selection of global and cultural experiences during the yearlong, citywide festival. Many Santa Fe institutions – the New Mexico Museum of Art, Santa Fe Opera,  the Lensic Performing Arts Center and our own singular and unique Santa Fe cultural markets – have come together in this effort to showcase, first-rate performances and first-class art and culture from around our globe.

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Eight Santa Fe Experiences to Enjoy in August

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There is so much to see and do this August in The City Different! Even with the long days, a Santa Fe summer is a season that seems to whizz by. Did you know that Santa Fe was recently named #1 in the Sense of Place category by National Geographic? The Sense of Place award recognizes excellence in enhancing sense of place and authenticity, including support for the protection of historical monuments, archaeological sites, cultural events, indigenous heritage and artistic traditions. Your visit this August will surely remind you why Santa Fe was bestowed this prestigious award.

With an abundance of events taking place, you’ll see why we love August!

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Santa Fe Outdoor Spaces Are The Places To Be This Summer

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While music pulses through Santa Fe’s 400-year-old veins all year round, summer is the standout season to catch live music in an outdoor setting. Expand your musical horizons with something different in The City Different.  Summer is when Santa Fe outdoor music is in full bloom. Here are few selections to make your musical summer an enjoyable one.

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