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Fiesta memories: Reader photos

September 2, 2018

Readers share their favorite photos from decades of Fiesta de Santa Fe moments.

Fiesta de Santa Fe schedule

Sunday, Sept. 2

• Fiesta Fine Arts and Crafts Market

9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Santa Fe Plaza

Arts and crafts booths, food booths and live entertainment.

Wednesday, Sept. 5

• Fiesta Symposium

9 a.m., New Mexico History Museum, 113 Lincoln Ave.

Free, first come, first served

• Concierto de Mariachi Matinee

2 to 4 p.m., Lensic Performing Arts Center, 211 W. San Francisco St.

Enjoy a concert featuring performances from well-known mariachi groups, dancers and alumni of the Santa Fe Fiesta Council’s Youth Mariachi Workshop.

Tickets are $10, ticketssantafe.org.

Friday, Sept. 7

• Pregón de la Fiesta

6 to 7 a.m., Rosario Chapel, 540 Rosario Blvd.

• Food booths

9 a.m. Friday to 5 p.m. Sunday, Santa Fe Plaza

Cruise the Plaza for your favorite food; it’s a staple of Fiesta weekend.

• Fiesta Fine Arts and Crafts Market

9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Santa Fe Plaza

• Bandstand on the Plaza

10 a.m. to 10 p.m., Santa Fe Plaza

The Plaza gazebo is transformed into a concert venue all Fiesta weekend.

• City, county and state official opening of Fiesta

Noon to 12:30 p.m., Santa Fe Plaza

Saturday, Sept. 8

• ‘Desfile de los Niños’ (Pet Parade)

9 to 10:45 a.m., Santa Fe Plaza and surrounding streets

Desfile de los Niños, otherwise known as the pet parade, has been an annual tradition since the early 1920s. About 2,000 children in costumes participate in the parade, with thousands of supporters and tourists looking on. The event culminates with an awards ceremony on the Plaza.

• Bandstand on the Plaza

10:45 a.m. to 10 p.m., Santa Fe Plaza

• Gran Baile featuring Perfect Strangr

7:30 p.m., Santa Fe Community Convention Center, 201 W. Marcy St.

Held in honor of the Fiesta royalty. Music by Perfect Strangr. Tickets $20. Tickets will be available for purchase at the information booth (Labor Day and Fiesta weekend) and at the entertainment bandstand at the gazebo on the Plaza.

Sunday, Sept. 9

• Solemn Procession

9:30 a.m., Palace of the Governors,

105 W. Palace Ave.

Procession will travel from the Palace of the Governors to the Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi.

• Pontifical Mass

10 a.m., Cathedral Basilica of

St. Francis of Assisi

• Bandstand on the Plaza

11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Santa Fe Plaza

• ‘Desfile de la Gente’ (Historical/Hysterical Parade)

1 to 3 p.m., Santa Fe Plaza and surrounding streets

• Closing ceremonies

5:15 to 5:30 p.m., Santa Fe Plaza

• Mass of Thanksgiving and candlelight procession

7 to 9 p.m., Cathedral Basilica of

St. Francis of Assisi, followed by a procession to the Cross of the Martyrs.

Free admission for all events unless otherwise noted.

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