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The 95th Annual Burning of Zozobra is around the corner and with that in mind we’re sharing some valuable information with you, so you can get a jump on planning for Zozobra on Friday, August 30, 2019. Zozobra https://burnzozobra.com/ is one of Santa Fe's most historic and unique cultural events staged annually by the volunteers of the Kiwanis Club of Santa Fe on Labor Day Friday. It’s an exciting and fiery kick-off to our 307-year-old Fiestas de Santa Fe, and we want to keep it safe and fun for everyone involved.
We expect a terrific turnout for this year’s event, and that increased popularity means logistical and security considerations for event-goers, neighborhood residents, visitors and motorists. Help us keep Zozobra LITTER-FREE! If you bring it pack it out, and use a refillable water bottle, we’ll fill it on-site for FREE.
Here’s a link to the Zozobra Event Map http://bit.ly/2019ZozoRoadMap and a list of area road closures http://bit.ly/2019ZozoRoadClosures to help you navigate downtown Santa Fe on Zozobra Day during the seven hours during which Old Man Gloom has Santa Fe in his grasp.
First things first: Here’s where to get Tickets: $10 in advance, $15 on day of. http://bit.ly/ZozoTix
What happens if it rains? We let it rain! Zozobra is a rain-or-shine event and he WILL burn. Sometimes rain comes early and we delay, sometimes later and we go early if we must.
Gates open at 4:30 p.m.
4:30 p.m. 2019 Pre-show Entertainment includes New Perspective, Dream Noise, the Schoen-Sand Duo, Smooth, and the Santa Fe Youth Mariachi Ensemble
7 p.m. New Mexico's own Easy D heats things up
8 p.m. Grupo Fantasma makes you wanna get up and dance
9:05 p.m. The Beachball Song & Toss - you know you love it
9:21 p.m. Official Welcome Remarks
9:25 p.m. The National Anthem performed by the amazing Cat Powdrell
9:33 p.m. Lights Out (weather permitting, may start early or late depending on weather conditions) for the Zozobra Show!
INFORMATION FOR RESIDENTS
This year, street closures will take place on Friday, August 30, 2019 for the burning of Zozobra. The closures are balance between the need of residents to return home after work and the need for safe access for pedestrians attending the event. We recognize that this is an inconvenience. We are requesting that if you are unable to get home via one of the detour routes, please make arrangements to be home at least 30-60 minutes prior to the road closure that affects you (see road closures below). Detour routes can be viewed through the maps section below. http://bit.ly/2019ZozoRoadClosures If you are not home before the closures, please be sure to have with you a valid driver’s license with your current neighborhood address or a utility bill with your current neighborhood address.
HOW TO GET TO ZOZOBRA
TRY UBER OR LYFT!
Get there fast, easy and affordably! Uber can take you to Zozobra and back! Just download the free app here https://get.uber.com/
Lyft is in Santa Fe too! Check it out https://www.lyft.com/cities/santa-fe-nm and download the app to skip the car and avoid the hassle.
If you are riding Uber or Lyft, you will be dropped off and picked up on Lincoln Avenue south of Federal Place.
CITY PARKING OPTIONS
Parking in all city of Santa Fe parking facilities will be $7 per vehicle from 6 p.m. until midnight.
All parking meters will be on regular schedule, meaning they are free after 6 p.m. if they are red-bagged, please avoid parking in those spaces or you will be towed.
Santa Fe Trails buses will be running on all routes on normal schedules. Thanks to the City of Santa Fe and funding from the North Central Regional Transit District through the Regional Transit Gross Receipts Tax, riding a Santa Fe Trails bus on any route is FREE AFTER 5 pm on the day of the burning. Click here to view Bus Route https://www.santafenm.gov/route_maps_and_schedules
FREE PARKING AT THE SOUTH CAPITOL PARING LOT, LOCATED AT THE SW CORNER OF CORDOVA ROAD AND ST. FRANCIS DRIVE
Ride the FREE shuttles from the State of New Mexico South Capitol parking lot. Shuttle service begins at 5 pm on Friday, August 30, 2019, and shuttles run continuously.
ROAD CLOSURES: Event Maps & Road Closures Page: http://bit.ly/ZozoMaps
- At 6 AM, Murales Road will close from the east of fire station to the tennis courts. At 4 PM, Murales Road will close from Bishop's Lodge Road to the tennis courts; and at 5 PM, Murales Road will close completely from Bishop's Lodge Road to Old Taos Highway.
- At 4 PM, Bishop's Lodge Road will close.
- At 5 PM, Artist/Hyde Park Road will close from Bishop's Lodge to Gonzales Road. Through traffic will be able to pass on Gonzales Road, but with adjacent road closures, streets may experience congestion, so please allow extra time.
- At 5 PM, Old Taos Highway will close.
- At 5 PM, Rosario Boulevard will close from Old Taos Highway to Rosario Hill Road, just east of Griffin Street.
- At 5 PM, Paseo de Peralta will close from North Guadalupe Street, east of DeVargas Mall, to Marcy Street.
- As always, our City of Santa Fe safety officials may make revisions as necessary to ensure pedestrian safety.
* Please note that if pedestrian traffic is unexpectedly heavy, even the presentation of these documents to security officials on duty MAY NOT allow you to gain access through the road closures; our city safety officials are always in the position of authority in making the final decision.
ZOZOBRA FOR ADA & SENIOR PATRONS
Do you have a Senior or disabled person that wants to get dropped off as close as possible to Zozobra?
Driving won't get them there: the closest transport is a FREE ADA Shuttle from the South Capitol Parking lot.
Please park at the South Capitol Parking lot on St. Francis Drive and Cordova Road, and ride the FREE ADA shuttle to the venue. Please look for specifically marked accessible shuttles; we request one companion only for ADA and seniors.
At the venue, there will be a specific area for ADA and wheelchair patrons. Please note that this will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis, and we request that it be reserved for ADA and wheelchairs only.
THERE'S ALWAYS SOME "YES" AND "NO"
Attendees can spare themselves delays and aggravation by reading these do’s and don’ts carefully.
- YES, save yourself time! If you are bringing food, childcare and medical supplies, put them in a clear plastic bags the same as NFL policy.
- YES, bring a refillable water bottle; have it empty when you arrive and use the FREE water stations on the field to refill.
- YES, Small collapsible strollers only; no wagons or large strollers. Strollers can be checked in or families can watch from the family viewing area!
- YES, Small collapsible cloth camping chairs only; no large metal lawn chairs!
- YES, find over 20 different food vendors onsite!
- YES, take selfies with Zozobra!
- YES, get your Zozobra T-shirts, posters and bobbleheads!
- YES, eat all the cotton candy and turkey legs your heart desires!
- YES, be ready to toss beachballs!
- YES, shout “Burn Him, Burn Him!”
- YES, feel gloom-free when Zozobra goes down in flames!
- YES, see New Mexico’s best fireworks display!
Carry the minimum: Follow NFL stadium policy to make things safer
- Please NO backpacks; purses must be smaller than 4.5” x 6.5”
- Camera bags are allowed only with valid press credentials and are subject to search.
- Please remember to bring all food, childcare and medical supplies in a clear plastic bag, the same as NFL policy
- NO coolers or food containers
- NO glass containers or open containers
- NO bottled liquids. Please empty your refillable water bottle before entry and refill it at the FREE water stations at the venue
- NO large umbrellas; only small folding umbrellas allowed
- NO weapons of any kinds; NO concealed or open carry weapons. Weapons found during search will be confiscated and not returned
- NO drones, bicycles or unicycles on the field
- NO alcohol or recreational drugs, which are strictly prohibited
- NO pets or animals, except for service animals as defined by ADA regulations
NEW THIS YEAR: FREE BIKE VALET
Thanks to a partnership with the two-wheel wizards at Bike Santa Fe, the Santa Fe Kiwanis will have a Bike Valet onsite so that dedicated riders can pedal down and then walk in to watch Old Man Gloom go down in flames, knowing that trusty two-wheeler is in the care of the bicycle pros!
The Bike Valet will be located on the west side of the Masonic Lodge parking lot, located just to the west of the Scottish Rite Center on Paseo de Peralta at Bishop's Lodge Road. There is no charge for this service, and Bike Santa Fe personnel will be there to accept your bike, store it safely, and help retrieve it once Old Man Gloom is a pile of ashes.
NEW THIS YEAR: RAILRUNNER SCHEDULE
Coming from ABQ? Ride the New Mexico Railrunner and skip the driving hassle! On Friday, August 30, 2019, the Rail Runner Express will adjust the train schedule so people can easily attend the 95th Annual Burning of Zozobra. http://bit.ly/ZNMRX2019
LOSE YOUR WORRIES, NOT YOUR KIDS!
Parents can register their children at the LOST KIDS booth by making it a priority to get to the booth when they arrive at the venue, but we encourage everyone to pre-register, using the link below:
If you have pre-registered your child, your registration information will be on our list, and you can just stop by the LOST KIDS booth to pick up your child's wristband.
TIP FOR PARENTS: Please take time to visit the LOST KIDS booth when you arrive at Zozobra, so that you and your little ones know exactly where it is. Explain to your kids what the booth is for, how to find it, and allow the kids to meet the people they will talk to should they become lost. Becoming familiar and letting your child or children know that this is the place you will find each other if you become separated will help to reduce the fear and stress for you all.
HOW WILL YOU KNOW IF YOUR CHILD IS AT THE LOST KIDS BOOTH?
If we see a lost child or a lost child comes to the LOST KIDS booth, we will look at their wristband and call the cell phone number written down on it. Please remember what phone number you provide because we will refer to our documents to ensure that the information matches. Don't forget your cell phone or your identification!
WHAT IF I DON'T REGISTER MY CHILD AND WE GET SEPARATED?
If we find a child who has been separated from family but who does not have a wristband, we will bring them to the LOST KIDS booth and notify our staff as well as stage announcers (if applicable) to help us located the person our found child is describing. This is why it is very important to register your child. That way, we can get in touch with you immediately.
WHAT SHOULD PARENTS BRING TO BE REUNITED WITH THEIR CHILD?
Please be sure to bring your cell phone and your identification. Please keep your cell phone turned on so you are sure to be able hear our phone call.
And don't worry – the goodwill and good spirits of our community will defeat Old Man Gloom again!
The net proceeds of this iconic event are annually donated to Santa Fe area nonprofits to make life better for the children of our Santa Fe community.
Questions or concerns about the 95th Annual Burning of Zozobra, taking place on Friday, August 30, 2019? Call the Zozobra hotline at 1-855 ZOZOBRA or 1-855-969-6272.
Contact: Ray Sandoval, Zozobra Event Chair
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