Cultural in San Patricio-Melaque

Fiesta de San Patricio

Melaque honors its patron saint with a blowout week of festivities, including all-day parties, rodeos, a carnival, music, dances and nightly fireworks, leading up to St Patrick’s Day (March 17).
Carnival in Mazatlán


Mazatlán has Mexico’s most flamboyant Carnaval celebrations. For the week leading up to Ash Wednesday, the town goes on a nonstop partying spree. Reserve hotels in advance.
LGBT in Puerto Vallarta

Vallarta Pride

A weeklong event in May celebrating the LGBT community with cultural events, concerts, parades and wild beach parties in the heart of Mexico's top gay beach destination.
Food & Drink in Puerto Vallarta

Festival Gourmet International

Puerto Vallarta’s culinary community has hosted this mid-November festival since 1995.
Birdwatching in San Blas

Festival Internacional de Aves Migratorias

Bird-watchers flock to San Blas in late January and/or early February for the week-long International Migratory Bird Festival. Highlights include tours with English-speaking ornithologists and nightly entertainment …
Religious in Mexcaltitán

Fiesta de San Pedro Apóstol

During this raucous festival, which celebrates the patron saint of fishing, statues of SS Peter and Paul are taken out into the lagoon in decorated lanchas (skiffs).
Performing Arts in Mazatlán

Festival Cultural Mazatlán

If you love the performing arts, witness captivating theatrical and musical performances in and around the Teatro Ángela Peralta.
Cultural in Manzanillo

Fiestas de Mayo

These fiestas celebrate the founding of Manzanillo in 1873. Festivities involve sporting competitions and other events over two weeks from late April to early May.
Religious in Mexcaltitán

Semana Santa

Holy Week is celebrated in a big way here. On Good Friday a statue of Christ is put on a cross in the church, then taken down and carried through the streets.
Religious in Mazatlán

Día de Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe

The day of the Virgen de Guadalupe is celebrated at the cathedral. Children come dressed in colorful costumes.