This year’s Don Diego De Vargas, Doug Nava, left, tears up at the arrival of La Peregrina as members of the Fiesta court pay their respects during the opening ceremonies for Fiesta de Santa Fe on Friday at the Plaza. “I’m a cry baby around her,” Nava said.

A small crowd gathers at the Plaza on Friday for live performances and an arts and craft show.

This year’s La Reina, Christina Lavato Perea, cheers with the crowd Friday during the opening ceremonies for Fiesta de Santa Fe.

(3) comments

Angel Ortiz

Thanks to all the transplants who have contributed to the destruction of the culture here in Santa Fe. Fiestas will never be the same again. Glad I enjoyed it as a youth with my family and friends

Mike Johnson

So sad this is but a shadow of the former celebration due to the left wing politicians banning Entrada and other traditions.

Maria Bautista

Vote Webber out.

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