It's exciting to see the decorations for this weekend's Fiestas all over the Plaza. The family crests and City and Pueblo seals over the portal of the Palace of the Governors are an interesting snapshot of local history. They're also good for making residents feel like tourists as they roam around with a camera!
As the air turns cool, it's a great time for the burning of Zozobra. All the gloom that has accumulated over this past year will be incinerated away. If you've never been before, it's highly recommended. If it's been a while since you've gone, perhaps it's about time? I'd hate to know how much gloom has accumulated in your absence.
For children, there's the popular Pet Parade around the Plaza on Saturday morning at 9 am. And of course, the Historical/Hysterical Parade on Sunday at 1 pm. Check out the schedule of events for more details about the bandstand entertainment and other activities.
So whether you're a visitor, a resident, a local, or your last name is displayed proudly for all to see, be sure to attend the Fiestas de Santa Fe, where everyone is part of la familia.