Event Information

The 95th Burning of Will Shuster's Zozobra takes place on August 30, 2019, the Friday before Labor Day!

The Burning of Zozobra Event Location:

The Burning of Zozobra Friday, August 30, 2019, is a rain-or-shine event. It takes place at Fort Marcy Park, located a few short blocks from the historic Santa Fe Plaza. Zozobra is a rain-or-shine event, weather permitting. Weather conditions may require an earlier or later start.

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

For a detailed map of the event, click here.

2019, Year Six of the Decades Project, lest the Force be with you as Zozobra encouters the 1970s!

The 2019 Burning of Zozobra Event Schedule:

Gates Open at 4:30 p.m.

2019 SCHEDULE:

4:30 PM GATES OPEN AND LIVE ENTERTAINMENT

  • New Perspective
  • Santa Fe Youth Mariachi Ensemble
  • Dream Noise
  • Schoen-Sand Duo
  • Smooth

7 PM

  • EZD

8 PM

  • Visit from the 2019 Fiesta Royalty
  • The Grammy Award-winning Grupo Fantasma

9 PM

  • Beach Ball Song and Toss
  • Welcome Remarks from Kiwanis President, Kenneth Garley, and Officials
  • National Anthem sung by Cat Powdrell
  • Lights Out Song

Lights out at 9:30 p.m., weather permitting, and then it's time for the Burning of Zozobra for the 95th time since 1924!

FRIDAY AUGUST 30, 2019 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, AUGUST 30, 2019 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 Rosario Boulevard to South Federal Place

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!

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