Santa Fe Fiesta, Santa Fe, New Mexico
Tel: 505 988 7575
Concierge.com'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.