The Burning of Zozobra

September 1, 2023

The burning of Zozobra, (Spanish for “the gloomy one”) is the 1924 inspiration of artist Will Shuster, one of Santa Fe’s famed Cinco Pintores, and is presented annually by the Kiwanis Club of Santa Fe, the Friday of Labor Day weekend.

Let go of your worries by putting them inside Santa Fe’s historic troublemaker! Upload a document or a photo, choose where your gloom goes inside Zozobra or give the unique gift of gloom-riddance to someone else.


  • Watch for 2023 tickets to go on sale.

  • Purchase your tickets before the day of the event. In the past, purchasing the tickets before the day of the event gets you a discount!

  • Stay the night and don’t worry about driving or parking. Check out our Fort Marcy lodging to stay close to the action.

Stay the Night!

We have different condo sizes to accommodate your group at Fort Marcy! Stay safe and avoid the traffic by spending the night (or two!) with us.

Event Details

Time / Date:

2 PM – 11 PM

September 1, 2023


Starts at $20-$25

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Fort Marcy Park

490 Bishops Lodge Rd

Santa Fe, NM 87501

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