New Mexico – The colorful banners and tents are up as Santa Fe celebrates its 400th anniversary this weekend.
Two daylong family fairs and two evening concerts are the first in a series of commemorative events planned spread over the next 16 months as part of the festivities.
Wet weather expected this weekend has some prospective partygoers wondering about whether to go to the grounds of Fort Marcy Complex, but organizers say events with withstand the rain.
Jamie Lenfesty, who is producing a Saturday concert on the grounds, says the shows will be milder than the wild annual Fort Marcy event that will happen next Thursday at the same location: the burning of Old Man Gloom.
Also scheduled this weekend are fireworks and a Santa Fe Symphony performance Sunday.
Information from: the Santa Fe New Mexican, http://www.santafenewmexican.com/
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