Join Thousands As We Burn Zozobra and Our Gloom

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 August 30, 2019— 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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JULY IS FESTIVAL SEASON IN THE CITY DIFFERENT

Established in 1610, Santa Fe is among the oldest cities in the United States. With our vast history and unique mix of cultures in mind, where better to spend Independence Day or an all-American summer weekend than in The City Different. Set some time aside to visit Santa Fe and attend one of these July events, festivals, markets or concerts.

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Santa Fe Gardens in Bloom

It’s that blooming time of year again in Santa Fe.  The time of year when trees around the city begin to burst with pink and white blossoms and daffodils pop up creating a vibrant yellow border in front of the city’s iconic adobe walls. Soon the wisteria vines will be dripping with purple flowers and the mighty cottonwoods will be leafy green again. As the spring season descends on The City Different our thoughts turn to stunning outdoor spaces, lush gardens and scenic natural preserves.

If you think Santa Fe is all juniper and sagebrush, you are in for a wonderful surprise! For those interested in the flora and fauna and who enjoy spending time outdoors be sure to include a visit to one of these Santa Fe gardens in your next trip.

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4 Don’t-Miss Trails in Santa Fe County

Santa Fe County, with its endless trails, diverse landscapes, and 320 days of sunshine a year, is an outdoor lover’s paradise and has been designated a Silver-Level Ride Center by the International Mountain Bicycling Association. The area is enveloped in wilderness, and whether you’re looking for a quick stroll through the piñon and juniper trees or a weekend backpacking trek through the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, here are some of the best trails in the area for every type of outdoor enthusiast.

On any given day you’ll see locals and visitors alike exploring the wilderness with a giddy grin on their face and possibly some words of wisdom to point you in the right direction. So answer the call of the outdoors and see why USA Today  voted Santa Fe the #1 Outdoor Destination in the United States.

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The Kids Are Free For Your Family’s Santa Fe Spring Break

Is this the year you try something different for Spring Break? Santa Fe beckons your family to spend a fun, easy and affordable vacation in The City Different. But wait, we have more to tell you! KIDS ARE FREE! Beginning March 1, 2019, your family will have a chance to take advantage of our Kids Free Spring Break deals and specials in Santa Fe. From outdoor activities, arts, culture, accommodations, restaurants to other kid-friendly attractions; we have your family covered to maximize your budget and enhance your Spring Break fun. Here are a few of our top picks, but you can view all the offers at SantaFe.org/Spring_Break.

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Santa Fe Celebrates Indigenous Peoples Day

Santa Fe has a strong connection with the Native Pueblo people of Northern New Mexico. For the 2018 Indigenous Peoples Day celebration groups representing many of the 23 Tribes in the area will be sharing traditional performances on the Santa Fe Plaza. 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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The Complete Guide to Santa Fe Wine & Chile Fiesta

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

By bringing 100 wineries to Santa Fe to partner with 75 of the city’s best restaurants, a week long schedule of food and wine events is created featuring cooking demos, 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 100 wineries serve samples of their best offerings. The Santa Fe Wine and Chile Fiesta takes place September 23–30, 2018—with the Grand Tasting taking place on Saturday, September 29.

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