In July, the city commemorates the Valley’s founding in 1598 with the Fiesta del Valle de Española. This is a tradition that dates back to at least 1934.
History unfolds under a sun-filled blue sky. Family, friends and neighbors gather while remembering the past and embracing the present. The rhythm of the music move people to dance and the shadows seem to reflect the spirit of our old ones dancing beside us.
The Española Fiesta is a non-alcoholic event the whole family can enjoy. Enjoy music by local favorites as well as legendary artists. The aroma of local northern New Mexican native foods fills the air. Tri-cultural entertainment for all ages share traditional customs. Kids of all ages can enjoy games at the kid’s zone and carnival.