Your Kiwanis Club of Santa Fe, keepers of Zozobra’s flame, invites YOU to the Annual City of Santa Fe Fourth of July celebration! Previous Fourth of July events hosted by the Santa Fe Boys and Girls Club set a high bar, and we thank Roman Tiger Abeyta and his crew for years of service and for the opportunity to follow in their footsteps. What an honor to host a birthday party for our nation!
The expansive new venue at Santa Fe Place Mall offers ample space for visitors and Santa Fesinos from all parts of our city to come together and celebrate Independence Day! As Event Chair Ray Sandoval says, “We really want people to get out of their cars and celebrate as one big inclusive community. We’re paying homage to the birth of our nation at a totally free event for all.”
Plenty of FREE parking ensures that the Santa Feans and travelers to the City Different can enjoy hassle-free festivities, and with the numerous exits, leaving the area after the fireworks will be that much easier. Live entertainment will fire up the night with performances by local favorites Alex Maryol, Sol Fire, and the Fun Adixx. The grassy 11-acre Villa Linda Park is perfect for picnics, and there will be a bounce house and other fun activities for kids.
Onsite food trucks will be stationed between the east end of the Mall and the 11-acre Villa Linda Park where families and friends are free to picnic on the grassy lawn and visit with friends.
Moving the event from its old location serves to hold down city safety costs and allays previous concerns caused at the old location by cars parking in local neighborhoods and impeding access to emergency services. As Santa Fe Mayor Javier Gonzales himself noted that, “For the neighborhoods, it makes a huge difference. Having to walk through streets and having lots of high car traffic in neighborhoods, it was a lot of hardship.”
As for the fireworks, that’s a done deal, since Zozobra Event Chair Ray Sandoval notes that “It’s something we have a fair amount of experience doing.” And the Kiwanis are thrilled that the new venue will allow more elaborate, high-altitude fireworks to light up the Santa Fe skies and wish America a Happy Birthday!
Gather your family, friends, and visitors, and join your fellow Santa Feans to celebrate Independence Day together in City Different style!