This weekend is going to be a busy and enjoyable one at Bandelier National Monument.
“Bandelier is always a great place to visit, but this weekend is going to be extraordinary,” said Superintendent Jason Lott. “Come take a walk on the trails, and then enjoy a really special event each of the evenings.”
For starters, Saturday is Public Lands Day, a celebration of all the public lands nationwide – National Park Service, U.S. Forest Service, Fish and Wildlife Service, Bureau of Land Management, and all the others owned by all Americans. This year, Public Lands Day is Fee Free. No entrance fees will be charged at Bandelier and nationwide. The next Fee Free Day will be Nov. 11, Veterans Day.
Next, that evening is the fourth-annual Opera on the Rocks, presented at the Juniper Campground Amphitheater by Opera Alta, Atomic City Transit and Bandelier National Monument. Featured will be pieces by Mozart, including “Bastien and Bastienna,” written when Mozart was 12, and selections from his famous “Magic Flute,” including the 3 Spirits and Papageno, as well as arias from Tamino and Pamina. All will be sung in English.
Tickets are available at guildsofsfo.org/LA, but only through Thursday.
After that, tickets must be purchased at the door.