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Zozobra - Burn Him!

WHEN: September 1st, 2017

WHERE: Fort Marcy Park. Just a few blocks from the historic Santa Fe Plaza. 

The burning of the 50 foot-tall effigy known as Zozobra, a.k.a Old Man Gloom, began in 1924 and has become an annual tradition for Santa Feans to burn away "doom and gloom" in time for fall. 

 

Website: http://burnzozobra.com/

Address: 490 Bishops Lodge Road Santa Fe, NM 87501  MAP

Hours:

 7pm: Pre-show, dancing and music begin. Fire starts at 9.30pm until he's all gone.

 

Phone: (855) 969-6272CALL

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Photo: Kelli R. Abeyta
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Photo: Kelli R. Abeyta

Read my blog post about Zozobra.

Regular tickets go on sale July 4th. For ticket purchase, event schedule, parking info and map details, click the link above. Tickets: $10. Kids 10 and under: Free. 

The burning of Zozobra, (Spanish for "the gloomy one") is the inspiration of artist Will Shuster and was introduced as part of the Fiesta events in 1926. Zozobra is presented annually by the Kiwanis Club of Santa Fe, the Friday of Labor Day weekend.

Friday evening at dusk the people of Santa Fe, along with hundreds of friends and visitors, all make their way to Fort Marcy Park. As darkness falls, the music begins, and fire dancers taunt the enormous puppet until at last the flames catch and he burns a slow and painful-sounding death.

Fireworks, music and the screams of Zozobra and the cheers of the crowd can be heard for miles around and make for one of Santa Fe's most exciting events. Fun for the whole family, Zozobra burns away your worries, and doom and gloom, in time for the onset of fall and winter.

The event is located in Fort Marcy Park, just a few blocks from the historic Santa Fe Plaza. 

Read my blog post about Zozobra.