Are you ready for New Mexico’s hottest party?
Join us for The Burning of Zozobra on Friday, September 1, 2023, at Fort Marcy Park/Magers Field on Bishops Lodge Road in Santa Fe, New Mexico!
Zozobra is a one-of-a-kind event and an unforgettable experience for you, your friends, and your family.
We are offering several different types of tickets for Zozobra this year, the 99th Burning of Old Man Gloom! Ticket sales start online May 15, 2023. With so many options to enjoy the 2023 Burning of Zozobra, follow our Ultimate Guide below to find the right ticket type for you!
View the event in the classic way on the Fort Marcy Ballpark with your favorite fellow Zozobra fans. Kids 10 & under are free. New Mexico Residents receive a $5 discount at check-out.
*Special offer for General Admission tickets* Buy 3, Get 1 Free
(Special offer only available May 15 – July 31, 2023)
May 15 – August 31, 2023: $20
Day of the Event, September 1, 2023: $25 online and $30 in-person at the gate
KIDS 10 & UNDER ARE STILL ABSOLUTELY FREE! (But ONLY in the general admission viewing area. All premium viewing areas require a ticket from every individual, no matter your age.)
BUYING EARLY IS THE BEST IDEA: General Admission tickets will be $30 per person on the day of the event, Friday, September 1, 2023, so purchase online in advance to save! You can also buy tickets in advance in person at July 4th festivities and ZozoFest.
GENERAL ADMISSION WITH EXPRESS ENTRY PASS
Want to skip the lines? Our Express Admission is the answer! You can head straight to a separate express ticketing gate. Kids 10 & under accompanied by adults with express check-in receive the same express entry at no charge. New Mexico residents receive a $5 discount at check-out.
May 15 – August 31, 2023: $25
Day of the Event, September 1, 2023: $30 online and $35 in-person at the gate
UPGRADE WITH SIX DIFFERENT TYPES OF PREMIUM VIEWING TICKETS
More than 71,000 people attended last year’s Burning of Zozobra! Premium tickets allow you premium access to entry, check-in, bridge passage, and viewing, so be sure to buy early before the limited number of Premium Viewing tickets sells out! This year, we are offering six separate Premium Viewing areas, which are standing room only (except the valet and seating in the Z-Zone) and which offer up-close and personal sight-lines — they put you within 100 to 175 feet from Zozobra. You can’t safely get closer than that!
Z-ZONE Premium tickets have designated parking, valet transport to and from the venue, and offer the only seating available!
THE ULTIMATE ZOZOBRA EXPERIENCE (“UZE”)
This is the ticket to buy the ULTIMATE in Zozobra fun, with a laid-back dinner at La Fonda on the Plaza, Santa Fe’s most historic hotel, a police escort to the venue, a chance to help throw out beachballs, and a superb viewing spot practically at Zozobra’s feet. And there’s even more –– the unparalleled opportunity to roast marshmallows on Zozobra’s embers after he’s gone, gone, gone!
May 1 – September 1, 2023: $299.99
*Limited availability and always sells out in advance*
If you have the ULTIMATE desire to make memorably happy moments and burn your gloom at the same time, then the Ultimate Zozobra Experience is your ticket to an incredible experience!
Ticket sales start online on Monday May 15, 2023. And while you’re at it, check out some cool new Z-gear, including our fabulous new Z T-shirts and Z Posters!
You can also buy tickets in advance in person at July 4th festivities and ZozoFest.
FRONT AND CENTER
Can’t wait to see Old Man Gloom up close and personal? This smokin’ hot premium experience lets just 200 fans see Zozobra’s every move 100 feet from Santa Fe’s favorite monster, Old Man Gloom, as he groans, wails, and burns your worries away!
May 15 – July 4, 2023: $99.99
July 5 – July 30, 2023: $109.99
August 1 – August 15, 2023: $129.99
August 16 – August 31, 2023: $149.99
Day of the Event, September 1, 2023: $169.99
TIRED OF STANDING? We invite you to purchase this Premium Z-Zone ticket to enjoy valet coach pick-up and drop-off to the venue, seating on a raised platform, and panoramic views of Zozobra’s hot party!
The Z-Zone Ticket offers the only seating in the entire Fort Marcy Park venue. All the rest of the viewing fields are standing-room only. This limited seating is only available for 110 people. BUY EARLY!
May 15 – July 4, 2023: $174.99
July 5 – July 30, 2023: $179.99
August 1 – August 15, 2023: $189.99
August 16 – August 31,2023: $199.99
Day of the Event, September 1, 2023: $209.9
THE FIRE PIT
Get all the feels in an up-close hotspot just 110 feet west of Santa Fe’s biggest hater, so close that Zozobra can see you laughing as he growls in fury.
May 15 – July 4, 2023: $79.99
July 5 – July 30, 2023: $84.99
August 1 – August 15, 2023: $94.99
August 16 – August 31, 2023: $104.99
Day of the Event, September 1, 2023: $114.99
WEST OF THE WILD ONE
Envy the fans watching Zozobra from the grandstand? You and your 200 besties can enjoy this special perk for yourselves only 175 feet from the spot where Zozobra loses his temper and starts to smoke as his flames flicker and throw sparks.
May 15 – July 4, 2023: $64.99
July 5 – July 30, 2023: $69.99
August 1 – August 15, 2023: $79.99
August 16 – August 31,2023: $89.99
Day of the Event, September 1, 2023: $99.99
THE EAST OF THE BEAST
Want to be more closely acquainted with Zozobra? You and 600 of your new best friends can enjoy free snacks and watch on a platform just 145 feet from the beast himself, looking your way as he rages!
May 15 – July 4, 2023: $49.99
July 5 – July 30, 2023: $54.99
August 1 – August 15, 2023:$64.99
August 16 – August 31, 2023: $74.99
Day of the Event, September 1, 2023: $84.99
SUBMIT YOUR GLOOM TO BURN
AND GET YOUR ZOZOBRA MERCHANDISE SO YOU CAN SHOW UP DECKED OUT IN
YOUR ZOZOBRA GEAR!
Please make sure that each person in your group has a ticket to get in. BUYING TICKETS EARLY IS THE BEST IDEA and if you want any of the limited number of Premium Viewing tickets, be sure to buy early before they sell out.
The Burning of Zozobra is a unique cultural event staged annually by the Kiwanis Club of Santa Fe, New Mexico, on the Friday before Labor Day. It is an exciting and fiery finale to summer! It is also our major annual fundraiser which we hold as a community service event to benefit New Mexico children via grants made from the net proceeds of sales of The Burning of Zozobra’s tickets, collectibles, T-shirts, and posters.
We are ready to burn your gloom for you! Let go of what is bothering you and start fresh! All you have to do is write it down, submit it and we’ll print it on paper to burn with Zozobra!