2017 Fiesta del Valle de Española Schedule of Events

Official theme for the 2017 Fiesta Del Valle de Española

2017 Española Valley Fiesta
July 6th, 7th, 8th, and 9th
Plaza de Española
Española, New Mexico
(Bandstand Schedule Coming Soon)

Senior Dance
July 6th, 2017 at 1:00PM - 4:00PM
Beatrice Martinez-Quintana Senior Center
Española, New Mexico

   Blessing of the Officers
July 6th, 2017 at 3:00PM
Misión y Convento (Plaza de Española)
Española, New Mexico

The Blessing of the Officers is an event in which the Española Valley Fiesta Council, Royalty, Cuadrilla and Community come together in prayer with all the brave men and woman who serve as Safety/Law Enforcement officers. To ask for God's love and Protection for those who serve and protect our community. Every Safety/Law Enforcement Officer in attendance receives a special blessing and a small gift. (The gift symbolizes Gods contestant protection, and also serves as a reminder of a community who remains thankful and keeps them all in their daily prayers).

La Reina Crown & Cape Retirement Ceremony
July 6th, 2017 at 6:00PM
The Bond House
Española, New Mexico

Teen Dance
July 6th, 2017 at 6:00PM to 10:00PM
Plaza de Española
Española, New Mexico

Española Valley Torch Run Blessing
July 7th, 2017 at 2:30PM
El Santuario de Chimayó
Chimayó , New Mexico
(The Torch Run will commence following the Blessing, runners will begin at the Santuario and make their way to the Plaza.)
Origins of the Torch Run: In 1969, the United States Military was in the midst of the unpopular Vietnam War, a war that eventually took the lives of 58,315 Americans and wounding 153,303 more. Many of those were from here in the Española Valley. Outraged by the numerous deaths, and the lack of care, organizers created the Torch Run. The Santuario was chosen as the place where people could come together to pray that the war would end, and no more lives of young men would be taken. Individuals would then run, along with the torch, which was passed from person to person through twelve individuals through Chimayó and the Española Valley. A flame was then then ignited by the last runner in the center of our city honoring those young men who gave their lives for us. 

Vespers Mass
July 7th, 2017 at 4:30PM
Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish
Española, New Mexico

  The Vespers, also called Evening Prayer, takes place as dusk begins to fall. Evening Prayer gives thanks for the day just past and makes an evening sacrifice of praise to God (Luke 18:1 see also Thessalonians 5:17). During this service, the Fiesta Council, Royalty, Cuadrilla and the Community join in prayer for the needs of the entire community, country, and world. This is one of the first events marking the official opening of the Fiesta weekend.

Solemn Procession to the Plaza with La Conquistadora
July 7th, 2017, Following Vespers

Opening Ceremonies
July 7th, 2017 at 5:30PM
Plaza de Española
Española, New Mexico

Gran Baile
July 7th, 2017 at 7:00PM - 12:00AM
Ohkay Hotel & Casino
Doors Open at 6:30PM
$10.00 Per Person
*An All Ages Event*
Featuring Entertainment by Perfeccion de Chimayó &
Perfect StrangR

Saturday Mass
July 8th, 2017 at 9:00AM
St. John the Baptist Parish
Ohkay Owingeh, New Mexico

Kids Parade
July 8th, 2017 at 11:30AM
Plaza de Española
Española, New Mexico

Llegada de la Reina at the Plaza
July 8th, 2017 at 2:30PM
Entrada de Oñate at the Plaza
July 8th, 2017 at 2:45PM

2017 Española Valley Fiesta Grand Parade
July 9th, 2017 at 12:00PM
Parade Route will begin at Industrial Park Road, and will run along Paseo de Oñate (passing the Plaza de Española)

Closing Ceremony
July 9th, 2017 at 5:30PM
Plaza de Española
Española, New Mexico

Closing Mass
July 9th, 2017 at 7:00PM
Santa Cruz de la Cañada
Santa Cruz, New Mexico