2023 EVENT INFORMATION

 

The 99th Burning of Will Shuster’s Zozobra takes place on September 1, 2023, the Friday before Labor Day!

The Burning of Zozobra Event Location:

The next Burning of Zozobra takes place on Friday, September 1, 2023, at Fort Marcy Park, located a few short blocks from the historic Santa Fe Plaza. Zozobra is a rain-or-shine family event in Santa Fe, weather permitting. Weather conditions may require an earlier or later start.

Please help make Zozobra a litter-free event by using recycling bins and trash receptacles to Keep Santa Fe Beautiful!

For a detailed map of the event, click here.

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This cultural event in Santa Fe offers family entertainment and activities for everyone. 2023 lets Zozobra rock the last year of Decades Project Back with a sweet visit to the 2000s and 2010s.

COVID SAFETY PROTOCOLS

Zozobra 2023 is planned as an in-person event with no Covid restrictions but organizers will institute any changes required on Friday, September 1, 2023 by Federal and State public health officials.

Masks will be optional but encouraged.

We have increased the number of hand-washing stations and and sanitizer will be available.

There will be a vaccination station at the venue.

 

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The 2023 Burning of Zozobra Event Schedule:

4 PM GATES OPEN AND LIVE ENTERTAINMENT

  • TBD

7 PM The Official Zozobra Show opens

  • Live Entertainment

8:30 PM

  • Beach Ball Song and Toss
  • Welcome Remarks from Kiwanis President, Jacob Romero, and Santa Fe Officials
  • National Anthem
  • Lights Out Song

Lights out at 9:10 p.m., weather permitting, and then it’s time for the Burning of Zozobra for the 99th time since 1924!

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 1, 2023 ROAD CLOSURES BY TIME OF DAY:

12 AM (midnight):

  • Murales Road closes from Valle del Sol Drive to Cuesta del Norte Drive

7 AM:

  • Murales Road closes from Bishop’s Lodge Road to Old Taos Highway
  • Calle Estado /Governor Dempsey Drive, and Mansion Drive close from Old Taos Highway to Bishop’s Lodge; local traffic only

4 PM:

  • Bishop’s Lodge Road closes from Paseo de Peralta to Valley Drive

5 PM:

  • Murales Road closes completely from Bishop’s Lodge Road to Old Taos Highway.
  • Artist/Hyde Park Road closes from Bishop’s Lodge to Gonzales Road. Through traffic will be able to pass on Gonzales Road, but with adjacent road closures, streets may experience congestion, so please allow extra time.
  • Old Taos Highway from Paseo de Peralta to Murales Road
  • Rosario Boulevard closes from Griffin Street to Old Taos Highway
  • Paseo de Peralta closes from North Guadalupe Street (east of DeVargas Mall) to East Marcy Street.
  • Guadalupe Street, Alamo Drive to Paseo de Peralta, southbound lane closed
  • Guadalupe Street, Catron Street to Paseo de Peralta, northbound lane closed

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 2022 ROAD CLOSURES BY ROAD NAME

MURALES ROAD

  • Closes at 12 AM from the east of fire station to the tennis courts
  • Closes completely at 7 AM from Bishop’s Lodge Road to Old Taos Highway

CALLE ESTADO/GOVERNOR DEMPSEY ROAD/MANSION DRIVE

  • Close  at 7 AM from Old Taos Highway to Bishop’s Lodge; local traffic only

BISHOP’S LODGE ROAD

  • Closes at 4 PM  from Paseo de Peralta to Valley Drive

ARTIST/HYDE PARK ROAD

  • Closes at 5 PM from Bishop’s Lodge to Gonzales Road. Through traffic will able to pass on Gonzales Road, but with adjacent road closures, streets may experience congestion, so please allow extra time.

OLD TAOS HIGHWAY

  • Closes at 5 PM from Paseo de Peralta to Murales Road

ROSARIO BOULEVARD

  • Closes at 5 PM from Griffin Street to Old Taos Highway

GRANT AVENUE

  • Closes at 5 PM from Griffin Street to Old Taos Highway

HILLSIDE AVENUE

  • Closes at 5 PM from Paseo de Peralta to East Marcy Street

WASHINGTON AVENUE

  • Closes at 5 PM from Paseo de Peralta to East Marcy Street

PASEO DE PERALTA

  • Closes at 5 PM from North Guadalupe Street, east of De Vargas Mall, to Marcy Street

GUADALUPE STREET

  • Closes at 5 PM from Park St./Catron St. intersection to Alamo Drive, change of direction

Our commitment to our traditions is unwavering! This family event in Santa Fe provides entertainment, inspiration, and charitable help to great causes.

 

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