When: July 5, August 5 & September 13
Location: The Downs at Santa Fe
Friday, August 29 • 3:00 PM - 10:30 PM
General Admission for 11 yrs and older: $10
Kids 10 and under: Free
The burning of Will Shuster's Zozobra is staged each year by the Kiwanis Club of Santa Fe, as a fiery and exciting kick-off to the annual Fiestas de Santa Fe, Friday prior to Labor Day.
Amid fireworks and the ceremonial dances of ghosts and fire, Zozobra is set ablaze by torches. As Old Man Gloom burns, it is said that with him go the feelings of gloom and doom from the past year. The sound of the groaning Zozobra can be heard throughout the city and for miles around.