The festival officially begins at 6 A.M. at the Pregon de la Fiesta on Fiesta Friday. The faithful of Santa Fe gather to complete the promise made by Governor Don Diego de Vargas in 1692 upon his arrival in Santa Fe with a procession retracing the footsteps of the conquistadors.
Enjoy the arts and crafts along with music, dancing, entertainment and food booths that line historic Santa Fe.
The Plaza Gazebo is transformed to a concert venue all weekend with historic dances by Pueblo Indians and Aztec dancers conveying the rich cultural heritage of New Mexico. Traditional northern New Mexico music and mariachi fill the air.