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Jemez Programs - 2024

Programs for all ages are taking place at the Jemez Historic Site this summer -- special programs and concerts, plus weekly, and monthly programs. 

All programs take place at the Jemez Historic Site, 18160 NM-4, Jemez Springs, NM  87025.  Take a look at what's available and make plans to attend!

Mark your calendars for these Special Events

April 20 - Earth Day Hike  10 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Rangers will lead a hike up Oak Canyon (also known as Church Canyon).  This is a moderate hike over rough terrain -  approximately 1.5 miles.  Hikers should bring water, sturdy shoes, sunscreen and a sack lunch.  Rangers will do their best to identify the species of flora and fauna encountered.  Free.

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April 21 - Sunday Funday at Gisewa  10 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Both staff and volunteers will work together to replaster the site's new horno.  Bring old clothes - you will get muddy!  Questions?  Call 575-829-3530 or go to:  See other monthly programs below.

August 11 - Pueblo Independence Day - from 7 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Pueblo Independence Day commemorates the anniversary of the Pueblo Revolt on August 10, 1680 when Pueblo people joined one another in rebelling against Spanish colonizers.  The celebration begins early Sunday morning with a 13 mile run from the plaza in Jemez Pueblo up Highway 4 to Jemez Historic Site.  At 10 a.m., it continues when visitors have the opportunity to see traditional Pueblo -style dances and shop arts, crafts, and food vendors throughout the day until 4 p.m.

November 30 - Lights of Gisewa

Hundreds of farolitos decorate the remains of Gisewa Pueblo and San Jose de los Jemez Mission .  The evening's program will include traditional Native American music and Pueblo dancers performing between two illuminating bon fires.  The Historic Site will also host arts and crafts and have food available for purchase.

Enjoy these programs each month

Third Sundays, begin April 21, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. - Fun at Giusewa


This series of fun days begin in April.   Explore Pueblo life through related hands-on activities; cooking, dancing, art demonstrations, and visiting with local artists while learning some of the history of Guisewa.  Plans for each 3rd Sunday include:

April 21 - Plastering the Horno
May 19 - Leather work

June  18 - Painting or Beadwork

July 21 - Bake a treat in the Horno

Aug. 18 - Learn history of Gisewa

Sept. 22 - Corn Roast

Oct. 20 - Tamale Bake

Contact Brenda Tafoya, Interpretive Ranger to find out more: brenda.tafoya@dca/, 505-829-3530


Second Sundays - begin May 12, 10 a.m. - Looking to the Skies: Ancient and Modern Astronomers. 


This event will focus on activities related to different ways people in the ancient past viewed the day and night sky. There will be presentations on ancient astronomy and modern-day astronomy to explain how people of the past interpreted the sky and how modern-day astronomy can tell what is out there. It will also include modern-day activities like viewing the sky using a telescope. 

Starting in June, this event can combine with the Star Parties, should you want to spend the weekend at Jemez.



Summer Star Parties begin June 8

Spend an evening under the stars chatting with members of the Albuquerque Astronomical Society. The parties are monthly and will have Pueblo food and art vendors, and guided viewing of stars, planets and galaxies as part of the evening. 

Or, you can stay for the weekend and continue your time with the stars by taking advantage of the program Sunday morning that will focus on ancient and modern astronomy.  You can camp in one of the many developed or dispersed campgrounds found on Forest Service or BLM land both north and south of Jemez Springs or to stay in a local BnB or other lodging.


First Star Party:  Saturday, June, 8 - 11 p.m., followed by July 13, Aug. 19, Sept. 14 and Oct. 12.  Each Saturday night party can continue the next morning by attending "Looking to the Skies: Ancient and Modern Astronomers" lecture from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

There is a $10 fee to attend.

Sunday morning, from 10 a.m. to noon, the focus will be on ancient and modern astronomers and the different ways people in the ancient past viewed the day and night sky.  programs will include a workshop on taking night sky photos on your phone, constellation-based art, and storytelling. Thanks to our partners in the Village of Jemez Springs for helping create summer nights to remember under the beautiful dark skies of the Jemez River Valley) Then, you can make it a weekend event by staying over to learn more on the art history and science of the universe at the monthly 3rd Sunday - Looking to the Skies  event  which will takes place at 10 a.m. the next day. 


For more information, contact:, 505-829-3530

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