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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 after 6pm.

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.

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 onsite. 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?  No tables, no guns, no knives or other weaponry, no glass containers either open or unopened, no alcoholic beverages, no marijuana, or any synthetic substance banned by law, no open containers of any kind, no tents, no metal framed large lawn chairs (umbrella-style lawn chairs are allowed) no dogs or other pets with exception of service aide animals. No laser lights , no explosives, fireworks or hand held sparklers, no large umbrellas (only small hand held umbrellas allowed). No metal cutlery; plastic utensils only. No unauthorized vendors with their own merchandise.

What are the Strict Rules and Regulations?  RULES and REGULATIONS –ALL PERSONS AND PERSONAL ITEMS SUBJECT TO SEARCH PRIOR TO ENTRY; ITEMS SUCH AS COOLERS, BABY BAGS, LARGE PURSES, ETC. WILL BE SEARCHED PRIOR TO ENTRY; NO REENTRY-NO IN & OUT PRIVILEGES - REENTRY REQUIRES THE PURCHASE OF A NEW TICKET; NO CHAIRS OR FOLDING LOUNGE CHAIRS; NO WEAPONS OF ANY KIND - ALL WEAPONS WILL BE CONFISCATED; KIWANIS RESERVES THE RIGHT TO INVOLVE LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS AT ANY TIME; NO ALCOHOL OR DRUGS ALLOWED; NO OPEN CONTAINERS OR GLASS CONTAINERS OF ANY KIND; NO TABLES - NO TENTS - NO LADDERS; NO LASERS LIGHTS OF ANY SIZE - ALL LASERS WILL BE CONFISCATED AND POSSESSOR WILL BE ESCORTED OFF THE PREMISES WITHOUT REFUND OR COMPENSATION OF ANY KIND; NO LARGE UMBRELLAS BUT FOLDED HAND UMBRELLAS ARE ALLOWED; NO CONFISCATED ITEMS WILL BE RETURNED; UNAUTHORIZED VENDORS NOT LICENSED BY KIWANIS WILL BE ESCORTED FROM THE VENUE BY POLICE OFFICERS; AND NO REFUNDS