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Returning Fri., Sep. 1, 2023, the Burning of Zozobra is a historic New Mexico cultural event staged annually by the Kiwanis Club of Santa Fe on Labor Day Friday as a fiery end-of-summer tradition. Zozobra was created by Will Shuster, one of "Los Cinco Pintores," a group of five artists who came to NM in the 1920s. Shuster’s creation first appeared in a 1924 backyard party as a 6-ft. effigy. Over time, Zozobra has grown to a towering 50-ft. high marionette, an icon cherished by spectators from around the world. Made of chicke... read more
Just be there really early
Zozobra is the most amazing spectacle you will ever come across for $10. It is one of New Mexico's most peculiar and celebrated events spanning nearly 100 years. It is through the generous effort of hundreds of volunteers that this event is brought to life, and all proceeds benefit children in Santa Fe. If you are ever in Santa Fe the Friday before Labor Day, this is an event NOT to be missed.
Great fun! Best part of Summer!
Thanks, we love to provide the best of gloom-busting!!!
Im from Santa Fe, this is the most fun you will ever have.
If you are not claustrophobic it's great fun!! Always gives me chills, even after 40 years of The Burning!!
Go early to get a good spot to sit at.
Great advice from one who knows! Thanks, Nicole!
I remember seeing this as a kid. It's been decades and I'd love to go again! I've watched it online a few times since then but it's just not the same as being there to watch everyone's worries go up in flames.
I have fun everytime i plan a trip to see old man gloom
That is EXACTLY what we like to hear, Victoria! Thank you, and tomorrow, we #BurnHim!!!
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The Burning of Zozobra might be open. It requires an appointment.