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Looking for summer fun? Come to SOUTHSIDE SUMMER!  Parties, Events, Movies, Concerts and more are happening May through August! Save the dates and bring the whole family to SOUTHSIDE SUMMER!

(Dates, times and events subject to change. Check back often for all the latest details and information!)



Join us for fun-filled events this summer, all FREE and all family friendly:


COMMUNITY IN ACTION: July 20, 5 PM-10 PM, Santa Fe Boys and Girls Club, 6600 Valentine Way

The Center for Contemporary Arts (CCA) and the Santa Fe Boys and Girls Club are collaborating this summer for Community in Action, a CCA outreach program designed to connect Santa Fe communities to contemporary art and cinema through education and community programming. CCA and the Santa Fe Boys and Girls Club will provide educational arts programming throughout June and July to serve southside youth. On July 20th CCA and Santa Fe Boys and Girls Club will host a community celebration at 6600 Valentine Way. Join us on Friday, July 20th from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. for a free evening of art, live music, Mexican food, dancing, hands-on art activities, poetry, and an outdoor screening of "Tesoros" directed by Maria Novaro.


BACK TO SCHOOL BASH: Saturday, August 25, 10am-8pm, Santa Fe Place Mall:

The City of Santa Fe partners with Santa Fe Downtown Kiwanis Club and the Santa Fe Place Mall for a fantastic day of fun and activities to celebrate back to school!  Check out the 6th Annual Zozofest Art Show in the former Sports Authority space – take a selfie with Old Man Gloom’s head, get your face painted, check out art from five decades of Zozobra and stuff your worries into Zozobra’s body to burn at Fiestas this year! Kids activities, performances and more will be happening throughout the day.

 Take advantage of back to school specials and offers throughout the mall all day long. Admission for the whole day is FREE – so bring the family, finish up your back to school shopping and enjoy more fun on the Southside!


THANK YOU to all who have come out for the various Southside events as well as our Sponsors! The FOURTH OF JULY FIREWORKS event was a huge success with many families enjoying the evening! Our School's Out Celebration at the Genoveva Chavez Community Center on May 25th—What a turnout! Over 500 people came and enjoyed kicking off summer with us.  Many thanks to the various organizations who participated in Southside Summer Wheels lowrider & custom car show - over 5,000 visitors came and ejoyed the day.




THE PIXAR SHORTS AT THE SCREEN: FREE  July 20-23 (Friday, Saturday and Sunday) at 10 a.m. at The Screen, 1600 St. Michaels Drive (on the campus of the former SF University of Art and Design)

You’ve probably seen some of Pixar’s short films—they play before films like Pixar’s FINDING NEMO, THE INCREDIBLES, WALL-E and CARS. Here is a rare chance to see them again, along with the ones you've missed, on the big screen. This program includes classics including PRESTO, YOUR FRIEND THE RAT, BURN-E, DUG’S SPECIAL MISSION, PARTLY CLOUDY, DAY & NIGHT, LA LUNA and others. Total run time is approximately 70 minutes

 Click HERE for a map link to help you find your way to The Screen.


SANTA FE COUNTY FAIR  is August 1st through the 4th at the Santa Fe County Fairgrounds on Rodeo Road!

Come out to see the animals and indoor exhibits from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday, August 1st, through Sunday, August 4th. For more schedules and information, click HERE.




FREE CONCERTS at SWAN Park Saturday evenings in July brought to you by Santa Fe Bandstand! Mark your calendar and grab your friends for outstanding live music Saturdays:

July 7th  Nosotros 

July 14th  The Tylor Brandon Band

July 21st  Ley Line and Jenny and the Mexicats

July 28th  Changui Majadero 

Follow this link to the July Calendar.




Thanks to everyone who came out and enjoyed the first three great movies, Finding NemoThe Little Mermaid and Jumanji along withall of the extra fun activities and food! Also, many thanks to all who made  GRANDPARENTS NIGHT such a fun evening!

Our special thanks to: Center for Contemporary Arts/ The Screen, Santa Fe Community College, Christus Health Plus, Kingston Residence, Cacao Santa Fe: The Art of Chocolate, AV Systems, 505 Swing, and the staff of the Arts Commission and Parks and Recreation Department.


COMMUNITY CHOICE: Friday, August 3, Time TBD, SWAN Park, Jaguar Drive @ Highway 599. What movie will it be? Come back here for details about how to cast your vote and pick the movie.



SPANISH LANGUAGE NIGHT: August 17, 6PM-9:30PM (Film at 7:45 p.m.) outdoors at the bandstand on the campus of the former Santa Fe University of Art and Design. A screening of "Aventurera" in Spanish with English subtitles. Food Trucks and entertainment, including tango lessons from 6 p.m.  Accessible from 1600 St. Michael’s Drive or Alumni Drive, opposite Yucca Street and Siringo Road.

Upon its rediscovery in 1996, this 1950 cabaretera—an noir-ish musical—was immediately recognized as a masterpiece of Mexican cinema. Conceived as popular entertainment, the film has become known for its celebration of a powerful Mexican woman, played by legendary Ninon Sevilla, who, finding herself trapped into a criminal life, fights her way back to safety. With its perfectly staged, inventive musical numbers, tense drama and rich social satire, it remains moving nearly 70 years after its completion. (Mexico, 1950, 101 minutes)


Be sure to bring your SUMMER YOUTH CULTURE PASSPORT to the movies to collect Passport Stamps!



The party doesn’t stop all summer long – click HERE to see what else is happening on the Southside -  from story time at the Southside Library to live opera performances, plays and more – it’s all here on our Southside calendar of events.

Having a free or low-cost, family-friendly event on the south side? Submit it for possible inclusion on the calendar HERE.



The hunt for art is on! There are 76 pieces of City of Santa Fe public art and we want to see them all! Visit our interactive public art map to find where they are located, then go get your best shot!  Simply use the hashtags #CultureConnectsSantaFe and #SantaFeAIPP to be entered to win great prizes including overnight stays at Heritage Hotels and Inn on the Alameda and meals at Sunrise Springs and Eloisa!

Contest starts May 25, 2018 and runs through September 3, 2018. Entries posted before or after these dates will not be eligible.

Complete rules available HERE.



Thank you to all of our Southside Summer Sponsors! Without their generous support, these events would not be possible.


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