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Santa Fe Fiesta, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Santa Fe , New Mexico
Tel: 505 988 7575's insider take:

Inaugurated in 1712 to commemorate the return of the Spanish to Santa Fe, Fiesta features art and craft fairs; religious processions led by America's oldest statue of the Madonna, La Conquistadora; the burning of Zozobra (a.k.a. "Old Man Gloom," a 40-foot paper effigy); the Children's Pet Parade; mariachi concerts; melodramas; the Fiesta Ball; the Historical Hysterical parade; and an audience with the Fiesta Queen. Check website for dates.

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