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When is Zozobra this year?  The 93rd burning of ZOZOBRA will take place on the Friday before Labor Day, September 1, 2017 at Fort Marcy Ball Park in beautiful downtown Santa Fe. Gates Open at 3 pm See event Map by Clicking here

Entertainment begins 3:00 pm; Official Ceremonies begin 7:00pm

We recommend you arrive in the venue by 8:30pm; Showtime 9:30pm (weather permitting; rest assured that this is a rain-or-shine event and he WILL burn)

Admission $10 dollars per person, children under 10 free
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How tall is Zozobra?  50 feet 2 inches tall

How much does Zozobra weigh?  Approximately 2,000 lbs.

What is Zozobra made of?  Wood, wire, poultry netting, muslin, nails, screws, pulleys, plywood, shredded paper, spray paint, pizza pans and duct tape!

When is Gloomie Sign Up?  Auditions and sign up for Gloomies  TBA.

How old do children need to be in order to become a Gloom?  Gloomies are children aged 10 to 14. Click here to learn more

When is the Zozobra Art Show?  The 13th annual Zozobra Art and Photography Event is part of ZozoFest, August 26-27, 2017. Also on display and for sale will be historical artwork, photography & contemporary works by local Santa Fe artists, sculptors and photographers Signed posters and official Zozobra merchandise will be available!

What and when is ZozoFest?  THE 5th ANNUAL ZOZOFEST TAKES PLACE ON SATURDAY, AUGUST 26, 2017 AND SUNDAY, AUGUST 27, 2017 AT SANTA FE PLACE MALL AND WILL INCLUDE:

  • On Saturday August 26, 2017:
    • 13TH ANNUAL WILL SHUSTER’S 2017 ART EXHIBITION
    • 2017 ZOZOBRA POSTER SIGNING
    • ADD YOUR GLOOMS TO ZOZOBRA
    • ARTS & CRAFTS TABLE WITH FUN FOR THE KIDS
  • On Sunday, August 27, 2017:
    • 13TH ANNUAL WILL SHUSTER’S 2017 ART EXHIBIT CONTINUES
    • ARTS & CRAFTS TABLE READY FOR FUN

ZozoFest takes place at SANTA FE PLACE MALL and all ZozoFest activities are free of charge!

Is there parking at the venue or the neighborhood?  NO. Most people walk to the event from downtown and the plaza, and a park and ride program operates from the bus line locations and the RailRunner.

ZOZOBRA PARKING AND FREE SHUTTLE:

The Santa Fe City Council has approved a streamlined parking & transportation plan for Zozobra.

The city will charge visitors a flat fee of $5 to park in all city downtown parking facilities from 6 p.m. to midnight on September 1, 2017 when Old Man Gloom gets torched at Fort Marcy Park. All city bus routes will be FREE all day, thanks to the City of Santa Fe..

In addition, there will be expanded bus service from the South Capitol rail runner station to the burning, as well as the free bus fares on the night of Zozobra that have been offered in the past. The last train will always be held until all Zozobra-goers are aboard to return to points south.

 ZOZOBRA 2017 MAP

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2017 ZOZOBRA GROUND TRANSPORTATION MAP:

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2017 TRANSIT ZOZO

May I bring food and drink into the venue?  YES, food can be brought into the venue, but coolers are NOT permitted on the field; if you bring a cooler, it will need to be checked at the stroller check-in and retrieved after the event. All packages are searched for alcohol which is strictly prohibited. No glass containers are allowed.

Is there food available?  There are over 20 different food vendors on site. Local high school Key Clubs will supply bottled water, sodas, and candy products.

May I bring pets?  NO, only assistance dogs are allowed.

May I bring lawn chairs?  No metal framed large lawn chairs, but umbrella-style lawn chairs are allowed.

May I bring a stroller?  You will be able to check in your stroller at the stroller check on Mager's Field before proceeding into the ball park/main viewing area.  If you do not want to check in the stroller you may view the event from the family area south of the ball park. See the event map by clicking here.

May I bring a cooler?  Bringing a cooler will just be a hassle, but it's up to you! Since coolers are not permitted on the field, you will need to check in your cooler at the stroller check-in on Mager's Field before proceeding into the ball park/main viewing area.  If you do not want to check in the cooler you may view the event from the family area south of the ball park. No metal cutlery permitted; plastic utensils only.  See the event map by clicking here. Remember there are over 20 different food vendors including roasted corn, burritos and the other usual items. The local high school Key Clubs will supply bottled water, sodas, and candy products.

Will Zozobra sell out?  NO! Tickets are available up to the showtime at 9:30 PM (weather permitting)

Are tickets available online?  Tickets for the 92nd burning of Zozobra may be purchased online on at www.burnzozobra.com

Or at the following physical locations in Santa Fe only until Friday August 25th at 4pm (after that, tickets may be purchased on-line):

  • LOCATIONS TBD

How many people attended the event?  Over 55,000 revelers saw Zozobra burn in 2017!

What happens if it rains?  We let it rain… Zozobra is a rain-or-shine event and he WILL burn.

May I bring things to put in Zozobra?  Yes, a gloom box is placed near the TV stage at the Lost and Found KBAC Tent up until 8:00 pm. Many people bring notes, divorce decrees and other legal papers, photos, and other flammable mementos, but no dangerous items are allowed. The items are placed in Zozobra right before show time. Gloom boxes are also located at various locations in Santa Fe, and you can also stuff your own glooms into Zozobra during ZozoFest!

What is not allowed according to the Strict Rules and Regulations?  

THESE ITEMS ARE NOT ALLOWED INTO THE 2017 ZOZOBRA EVENT

  • NO WEAPONS OF ANY KIND – THEY ARE SUBJECT TO CONFISCATION UPON SEARCH AND NO RETURN. NO CONCEALED OR OPEN CARRY WEAPONS.
  • NO ALCOHOL OR RECREATIONAL DRUGS ALLOWED.
  • NO OPEN CONTAINERS OR GLASS CONTAINERS OF ANY KIND
  • NO OUTSIDE FOOD OR DRINKS
  • NO BACK PACKS OF ANY SIZE – EXCEPT CHILD CARE BAGS & MEDICAL BAGS
  • NO COOLERS OF ANY SIZE
  • NO ANIMALS - EXCEPT SERVICE ANIMALS
  • NO LARGE STROLLERS – ONLY SMALL UMBRELLA, COLLAPSABLE STROLLERS. THESE CAN BE CHECKED IN AT EVENT
  • ONLY COLLAPSABLE FOLDING CLOTH CHAIRS. NO METAL OR LOUNGE CHAIRS OF ANY KIND.
  • NO TABLES
  • NO TENTS OF ANY KINDNO LASERS – ANY SIZE. THEY WILL BE CONFISCATED AND WILL NOT BE RETURNED.
  • NO LARGE UMBRELLAS. ONLY FOLDED HAND UMBRELLAS ALLOWED.
  • NO BICYCLES – NO SKATE BOARDS – NO UNICYCLES.
  • UNAUTHORIZED VENDORS NOT LICENSED BY KIWANIS CLUB OF SANTA FE WILL BE CITED BY CITY OF SANTA FE CODE ENFORCEMENT AND ESCORTED OFF THE PREMISES.