• Las Fiestas de Santiago y Santa Ana, Taos 2018

Stories from this issue

The needle and thread behind Fiesta fashion

Linda Medina’s work is known throughout Northern New Mexico and has been carried by fiesta queens and courts for over three decades. The Taos seamstress retired this year as the woman behind …

Lifelong Fiestas fan inducts a new member

Tony Struck, co-director of the Taos Youth and Family Center, remembers visiting the Taos Fiestas with his family for the first time when he was a young boy. He remembers playing with pop guns and …

True Taos treasure

Life is a dance for Stella Mares-McGinnis. Her world twirls like the traditional Hispanic waltz and polka that she could perform in her sleep. And her soundtrack better have “a helluva good …
La Reina Alicia Romero
2018 Royal Court

La Reina Alicia Romero

My name is Alicia Romero. I am 17 years old. I will be a 2019 graduate from Taos High School. I am a member of the Tiger Classics dance team...
Princesa Katrina Gonzales
2018 Royal Court

Princesa Katrina Angelica Gonzales

I’m Katrina Angelica Gonzales born in Taos on June 16, 1998 and I’m a 2016 Taos High School graduate. I’m currently a student at Central New Mexico College in Albuquerque...
Princesa Jazmine Medrano
2018 Royal Court

Princesa Jazmine Medrano

Hi, my name is Jazmine Medrano. I’m 16 years old. I’m the daughter of Crystal Lane and Roberto Medrano.
Submitted photo  Taoseños Trinnie (retired from Taos Municiplal Schools) and Luis (retired from Carson National Forest) Barela, are proud to be grand marshals of this year's Historic Parade.
True Taoseños

Historic Parade Grand Marshals: Trinnie and Luís Barela

Trinnie and Luís Barela were born and raised in Taos and have lived here all of their lives.
Submitted photo   Children's Parade Grand Marshal Norbert "Norbie" Martínez inspires his Mariachi El Tigre students and the community to express themselves through music.
'En casa de música todos son músicos'

Children's parade grand marshal: Norberto 'Norbie' Martinez

Norberto “Norbie” Martínez, un nativo de Taos, Nuevo México is honored to be the grand marshal of the 2018 Taos Fiesta Children’s Parade.
Fiestas de Taos Honoree Geri Track
Fiestas de Taos Honorée

An adventurous spirit, a master potter

Born Geronima Suazo, Sept. 21, 1917, Geri will be celebrating her 101st birthday this year. She was born to Elizeo and Tonita Suazo at Taos Pueblo.
Fiestas de Taos Honoree Abe Garcia
Fiestas de Taos Honorée

The face, the man of Seco

Jose Abel Garcia, 95, was born in 1923 in Arroyo Seco. He was raised by his aunt and grandmother after his mother passed away at a young age. Abe is the eldest of 12 children. He married Grace …
2018 Taos Pueblo Gov. Gilbert Suazo Sr.

Welcome from Taos Pueblo

The Taos Pueblo Governor and War Chief wish to join the neighboring communities of Taos to welcome visitors and friends to the annual Town of Taos Fiestas on July 20th, 21st, and 22nd, 2018. This …
Taos County Commissioner Jim Fambro
¡Que vivan Las Fiestas de Taos y nuestra gente!

¡Bienvenidos! Taos County

It is with great pleasure that I welcome you to the Fiestas de Taos, an annual celebration of the community’s patron saints Santiago and Santa Ana, which Taos County residents have been …
Town of Taos Mayor Dan Barrone
¡Bienvenidos, nuestra comunidad es su hogar!

Welcome from the Mayor's Office

As the mayor and spokesmen of the town of Taos Town Council, we are proud to host the 2018 Fiestas de Taos here in the heart of our community on Historic Taos Plaza. Our fiestas are a time …
2017 Reina Mariana Jimenez-Gonzales

A farewell from La Reina 2017, Mariana Fatima Jimenez-Gonzales

To the community of Taos, On behalf of myself, Mariana Fatima Jimenez-Gonzales, La Reina de Santiago y Santa Ana de Las Fiestas …
Taos Fiesta Council President Anna Herrera

President's welcome

Dear visitors and fellow Taoseños: On behalf of the Taos Fiesta Council and myself, we welcome you to our annual celebration, Las Fiestas de Taos. Our celebration represents the …
Princesa Gabriella Perez

Princesa Gabriella Perez

Gabriella is 16 years old and will be a 2018 Taos High School graduate. In addition to her classes, Gabriella has been a member of the Taos High School varsity cheerleading squad for the last four …
Princesa Mariana Jiminez-Gonzales

Princesa Mariana Jimenez-Gonzales

Mariana is 17 years old and will be a 2018 Taos High School graduate. She is an honor student, where she is engaged in advance placement classes and is a member of the Honor Society. Mariana is a …
Princesa Ariana Baca

Princesa Ariana Baca

Ariana is 17 years old and will be a 2018 Taos High School graduate. She is an honors student and is engaged in duel credit courses at the University of New Mexico-Taos. Ariana enjoys learning and …
Taos Fiestas Royal Court for 2017

Meet the 2017 Royal Court

La Reina: The queen of the 2017 Fiestas de Santiago y Santa Ana is Señorita Savannah Renee Rose Mary Romero. She has dreamed of being Reina since 2004, when she was queen attendant for her aunt Stephanie Romero, who was crowned that year.
Alan Vigil sings "Brown Eyed Girl" with his granddaughter, Brianna Torres, then 10, at the Taos Plaza gazebo during Fiestas de Santiago y Santa Ana in 2003.
Fiesta honoree

Honoring Alan Vigil: A champion of culture and traditions

Among the 2017 Fiesta honorees is the late Alan (Allen) Vigil, who was the planning director for both the town of Taos and Taos County for a combined 30-plus years. He was pivotal in the designation …
George Chacón in front of his iconic mural, titled "The Santero, on Cabot Plaza Mall near Taos Plaza.
Fiesta Honoree

Honoring George Chacón: An artist all around

The Fiesta Council is honoring one of Taos’ most beloved artists, George Chacón, who passed away on April 1 while playing the conga drums at a SOMOS event. Señor Chacón …
Tina Martinez, 2017 Fiestas de Taos Parade Grand Marshal

Everybody's grandma: Tina Martinez, 2017 Fiestas de Taos parade grand marshal

"What a sweetheart." "You'll love her to pieces." "She is one of Taos' elders." "She made a difference in many people's lives." Ask anyone who has crossed paths with Tina V. Martinez — and …

Taos Fiesta 2017 Entertainment Schedule, Historic Taos Plaza

Friday, July 21: Noon-1 p.m. ~ Eddie Herrera y Vengancia. 1-2 p.m. ~ Michael Rael y Cielo. 2-3 p.m. ~ Mystic Dance. 3-4 p.m. ~ Maggie "La Rancherita"' Vigil& the Indian Nickle Band. 4-4:30 p.m. ~ Niños Bailadores. 4:30-6 p.m. ~ Legacy of Santa Fe. 5:30-6:45 p.m. ~ Fiesta Mass at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church. Procession with Mariachi Sonidos del Monte.
La Reina 2017, Savannah Romero

A welcome from La Reina 2017, Savannah Romero

Muchas gracias a todas por la oportunidad y privilegio a servir como La Reina de Las Fiestas de Santiago y Santa Ana por el año dos mil diez y siete. I have been blessed with the honor of representing my family, my heritage and my home of Taos and Arroyo Seco.
La Reina 2016, Marissa Vigil

A farewell from La Reina 2016, Marissa Vigil

My past year was full of laughter, joy, new experiences, friendships and memories to last a lifetime. Sadly, my reign as La Reina de Las Fiestas de Santiago y Santana por el año dos mil diez y …
Las Fiestas Council President Anna Herrera

President's Welcome: ¡Bienvenidos!

Dear visitors and fellow Taoseños: On behalf of the Taos Fiesta Council and myself, we welcome you to our annual celebration, Las Fiestas de Taos. We invite you to celebrate the feast days …
¡Que Vivan!

Fiestas de Santiago y Santa Ana 2017

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