Santa Fe, the historic capital, is one of the oldest in the United States. In the Indians revolted, burned the city and drove out the Spanish colonists, who fled to Guadalupe del Paso, now Juarez, Mexico. They rescued from the burning church the inch wood carved Marian statue, La Conquistadora, originally brought to Santa Fe in by the missionary, Fray Alonso de Benavides. He accomplished this difficult and remarkable mission on September 4, In December of the next year, the Indians resisted when De Vargas returned from a trip to recruit more colonists, so he set up an encampment outside the city near the present site of the Rosario Chapel.
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Established in , this year we proudly celebrate years of community and a spirit of inclusiveness. Please check our calendar to see up-coming events and schedule information. Read More. This year Santa Fe Fiesta festivities will take place between September 1st through the 9th. Our most popular events are:. For more information on how you can help please visit our contact page.
Tarta de Santiago
It is the horse, with its head held high, its coat gleaming under the August sun, that has always captured the deeper meaning of the Old Spanish Days celebration—an ode to the Californio culture where horses were loved second only to family. But the horse— Equus caballus by its scientific name—is actually from here, a true native, that has managed to successfully adapt and survive on this planet for almost two million years despite great odds. Of course the Old Spanish Days founding fathers—who were determined to include a world-class equestrian parade in the first Fiesta in —would not have known that the horses they so revered were actually native sons and daughters.
Free Event The distinctive open-air arts and crafts market features one-of-a-kind treasures from booths that line the historic plaza. Select from unique hand fashioned jewelry, pottery, chic clothing, stylish leather, paintings, photography, handsome wood products, hand blown glass, and countless other items. Meet the artist, discuss their work and take home a treasure. Entertainment Schedule for this event: TBA.