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Bernalillo County is hosting a Burning of Zozobra Watch Party Drive In Style

When: Friday, Sept. 4, 2020, Gates open at 5:30 p.m. No admission permitted after 7:30 p.m.

Where: Isleta Amphitheater, 5601 University Blvd. SE

What: Starting at 8 p.m. on BernCo’s new, larger inflatable screen a simulcast of the KOAT Channel 7 Live Broadcast of the Burning of Zozobra

  • Live entertainment from 6 – 8 p.m.
    • 6 p.m. Nohe Y Sus Santos

    • 7 p.m. Micky Cruz

  • There will be food trucks on site.
  • Admission is $20/car, unlimited occupants. The ticket sales will benefit Kiwanis Club of Santa Fe and Bernalillo County Quality of Life Fund. Each vehicle will be assigned a parking space and be given a front porch for seating. Please bring your own chairs.
  • Outside food and drink is permitted, but no grills or discos. No alcohol is permitted.
  • Bernalillo County will be requiring the wearing of masks outside of vehicles and ask our patrons to practice of social distancing.
  • Census enumerators will be on site. If you haven't yet you can take the Census and will receive a grocery gift card while supplies last.
  • You will have the opportunity to donate to the BernCo Quality of Life Fund and win a custom Zozobra full size Disc-It!

  • This is a rain-or-shine event; no refunds, and while weather conditions may speed up to an earlier burn or slow down to a later moment, rest assured that Zozobra will burn!



Support local small business at the Burning of Zozobra Watch Party Drive In Style!

The following food trucks at the event, everyone will have a $5 special!


  • Tino’s Catering
  • SteamQ
  • Busy Bee Frozen Custard
  • CCR Roasting (corn and turkey legs)
  • Pop Pop’s Italian Ice
  • RL’s Sweet Treats


The artists at the Remarque Print Workshop organized a ‘Smashing Gloom’ Steamroller Printmaking Demo happening Friday, Sept. 4 at the Burning of Zozobra Watch Party. They will be inking and printing from 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. creating beautiful large-scale works of art using traditional printmaking techniques and a steamroller!

Organized by the Remarque owners Lincoln Draper, ​Jessica Krichels, Mary Sundstrom, and ​Jessica Weybright, with lead artists Mike Kimball and Henry Morales. The Remarque Print Workshop is a resource for artists who wish to study and practice traditional printmaking techniques such as etching, gravure, monotype and relief printing. They offer affordable access to printmaking equipment and year-round classes. Remarque has won awards for its contributions to the Albuquerque art community, and it was one of the first completely non-toxic printmaking studios in the world.

Who is Zozobra?

A gigantic wooden and cloth effigy, Zozobra or ‘the gloomy one’ is one of the world's largest functioning marionettes, able to wave his arms and move his mouth to growl ominously prior to meeting his demise. His arch-enemy, the Fire Spirit, dressed in a flowing red costume and headdress, is armed with a pair of blazing torches with which to end Zozobra's reign of terror.

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