Santa Fe, New Mexico is a magical, vibrant, and wonderful city to visit at any time of the year. Santa Fe, nicknamed the City Different, embodies a rich history, melding Hispanic, Anglo and Native American cultures whose influences are apparent in everything from the architecture, the food, the art and so on. There is no better time to experience the splendor of our city than in early September, when you can enjoy two spectacular weekends of celebration on our historic plaza. Join Santa Fe in celebrating the historical and cultural beauty that is Santa Fe in the Fiesta de Santa Fe. The Fiesta de Santa Fe has been held every year since 1712, thus making it the oldest continuous community celebration in the United States. This stunning fiesta is a unique blend of rich multicultural heritage commemorating the return of the Spanish colonists to Santa Fe. Don’t hesitate to book your room with us at El Farolito Bed and Breakfast Inn now, so you don’t miss this spectacular event.
For 301 magnificent years, those walking the streets of Santa Fe every September revel in the sounds of “Viva la fiesta!” These words give Santa Fe residents a sense of pride, as they celebrate the peaceful reoccupation of their city by Don Diego de Vargas in 1692, following an Indian revolt in 1680 which resulted in Spanish colonists being forced from the city. Reenactments of the Knighting and Coronation of Don Diego de Vargas and La Reina de Santa Fe, as well as food and craft booths highlighting the cultural diversity of Santa Fe are just some of the features of the Fiesta de Santa Fe.
The lead up to the Fiesta de Santa Fe kicks off on August 31st, and over Labor Day Weekend you’ll be able to explore the Fiesta Fine Arts and Crafts Market in the Plaza. Here, you’ll fine unbeatable Santa Fe deals, featuring unique hand fashioned jewelry, pottery, chic clothing, stylish leather, paintings, photography, handsome wood products, hand blown glass, and countless other items. On September 1st, don’t miss the Swirling dresses, stamping feet and ringing trumpets in the Mariachi Extravaganza de Santa Fe, where you’re likely to hear the fiesta song; one of the most notable sounds of the Fiesta de Santa Fe. You don’t want to miss the burning of Zozobra, a hideous but harmless fifty-foot bogeyman marionette on September 5th. With the burning of Zozobra, all our troubles of Santa Fe disappear for another year. Finally, the official Fiesta de Santa Fe begins with the pregon on September 6th and continues through September 8th. Spend your day celebrating Santa Fe style, then relax and unwind at our luxurious Santa Fe Bed and Breakfast, Located just a few short blocks from the action of the Fiesta de Santa Fe.