Special Events

Pecos National Historical Park traditionally hosts a few different special events throughout the year. All of the park's events are free for everyone to enjoy. Below, you'll find a list of the events.

Check the website calendar for specific dates and times. Press releases for these events can be found on the News Release page. If you have questions, please contact the visitor center at 505-757-7241.

Civil War cannon and civil war soldiers
A black powder cannon with a person on either side dressed in Union blue uniforms.

NPS Photo/Gary Cascio 2019

Civil War Encampment

The park traditionally commemorates the anniversary of the Battle of Glorieta (March 26-28, 1862) with a Civil War Encampment. The encampment includes a living history camp, guest speakers, and activities for kids and the whole family to enjoy! For more information about the encampment, visit the Civil War Encampment page.

Native Americans performing a dance for a crowd of visitors for a special celebration.
Tweleve people of the Pueblo of Jemez at the Feast Day celebration performing dances.Blue sky, mountains, an adobe wall, and conifers in the background.

NPS Photo/Jeremy Moss 2019

Feast Day

Every August, the public is traditionally invited to celebrate Feast Day. Feast Day features a Catholic mass inside the remains of the 1717 Spanish Mission Church and dances performed by members of the Pueblo of Jemez. Visit the Feast Day page for more information.

The remains of an old Spanish mission church with lighted lanterns leading to the building.
The Spanish Mission Church lit with farolitos (paper bags with candles inside them) for the annual Las Posadas and Farolito Walk.

NPS Photo/Gary Cascio 2019

Las Posadas and Farolito Walk

The holidays are a special time of year! Each December, the park and its partners traditionally honors the New Mexican Las Posadas by placing more than 3,500 farolitos along the main trail. In Spanish, las posadas means “inns” or “shelters,” which represents the journey of Joseph and Mary to Bethlehem in their search for shelter. Visit the Las Posadas and Farolito Walk page for more information about these holiday events.

Visit the Things to Do page for information about visiting the park any other time.

Last updated: February 3, 2023

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Pecos National Historical Park
P.O. Box 418

Pecos, NM 87552


505 757-7241

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