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Festivals & Events

Mexican Festivals and Events

January – June

 

Feast of the Epiphany

Throughout the Country
January

 


Fiestas de Santa Prisca & San Sebastian

Santa Prisca and San Sebastian, Mexico
January

 



Candlemas

Throughout the Country
February



Carnival

Mexico
February

This is a huge, wild party time with dance, music, masks, mock battles and parades throughout Mexico.

 


Annual Witch Gathering

Catemaco, Mexico
March

 


Festival de Mexico en el Centro Historico

Mexico City, Mexico
March
www.fchmexico.com



Cumbre Tajin

Veracruz, Mexico
March
www.cumbretajin.com

This Mexico festival is a unique mind, body and soul celebration in the spiritually correct Tajin Park. It has art, music, dance and adventure sports.

 


   
Kukulcan Snake God

Yucatan, Mexico
March

   

 

Semana Santa [Easter Week]

México
April

This Mexico festival has state processions, costumes, fireworks, music, dance and some weird rituals.

 


Feria de San Marcos

Aguascalientes, Mexico
April

 

 

Feria De San Marcos

Aguascalientes, Mexico
April
www.feriadesanmarcos.gob.mx

This Mexico festival is one of the largest in the country and it attracts over seven million visitors every year. It's best known for its brutal bullfights and cock fights. There is also a packed schedule of impromptu street parties, rodeos, and free concerts to keep you entertained.

 

 

International Mole Festival

Puebla, Mexico
May

This Mexico festival has been celebrating for over 150 years and its for when the Mexican troops defeated the French forces in 1862. The celebrations feature chefs, tastings and demonstrations in the city where mole poblano originated.

 

 

Cancun International Gay Festival

Cancun, Mexico
May

 


Cancun Jazz Festival

Cancun, Mexico
May

 

 

Cinco De Mayo

 Puebla, Mexico
May
www.visitmexico.com

This Mexico festival

 

 

Corn Festival

Ixtenco, Mexico
June

This Mexico festival is in honor of San Juan Bautista

 

 

 

 

 

July – December

 

La Guelaguetza

Oaxaca, Mexico
July

This is a lively and traditional folk dance, music, and costume festival.

 


International Mariachi and Charreria Festival

Guadalajara, Mexico
August

 



Independence Day Celebrations

Throughout the Country
September 15th

 

Fiestas Patrias

Mexico City, Mexico
September

Expect loads of drink, dancing and fireworks. People waving Mexican flags and celebrating in the streets. For more information go to www.visitmexico.com

 

 


Dias de los Muertos [Days of the Dead]

Oaxaca, Mexico
October
www.diademuertos.com

This Mexico festival has lots of different ceremonies to link the dead with the living. Plus sand sculptures, fancy dress, and decorated altars.

 



Festival of the Skulls

Aguascalientes, Mexico
October

 


October Festival

Guadaljara, Mexico
October

This is a Jaliscan cultural festival

 



Fiestas de Octubre

Guadalajara, Mexico
October

 



Cervantes Arts Festival

Guanajuato, Mexico
October

 



Baja 1000 Desert Race

Ensenada, Mexico
November

 



Dia de Nuestra Senora de Guadalupe

Guadalupe, Mexico
December 12th

This Mexican event goes on for 10 days, as millions of pilgrims come for religious services.

 


Night of the Radishes

Oaxaca, Mexico
December 23rd

 

 

 

 

 

 



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