Events

Top Choice Dance in Oaxaca City

Guelaguetza

The Guelaguetza is a brilliant feast of Oaxacan folk dance staged on the first two Mondays after July 16 in the large, semi-open-air Auditorio Guelaguetza on Cerro del Fortín. Magnificently costumed dancers from the…
Top Choice Cultural in Mexico City

Día de Muertos

In the lead-up to Day of the Dead (November 1 and 2), elaborate ofrendas (altars) show up everywhere. The huge annual street parade, Desfile de Día de Muertos, has been held since 2016 (initially in response to the …
Top Choice Art in Guanajuato

Festival Internacional Cervantino

Beginning in the 1950s as merely entremeses (interludes) from Miguel Cervantes' work performed by students, the Festival Internacional Cervantino has grown to become one of Latin America's foremost arts extravaganza…
Top Choice Feria in Parras

Feria de la Uva

Every August thousands of people descend upon Parras to celebrate wine, the lifeblood of the region. For two weeks there are parades featuring vendimiadoras (barefoot grape crushers), live dance and music performanc…
Top Choice Music in Álamos

Festival Alfonso Ortíz Tirado

One of northern Mexico’s premier cultural events, Álamos’ nine-day late-January festival features top-class classical and chamber music, blues, bossa nova and trova (troubadour-type folk music) performed by artists …
Top Choice Feria in Huamantla

Feria Huamantla

For two weeks in August, this festival features parades of cyclists, candlelight, and locals blanketing the town’s streets with elaborate carpets of flowers and colored sawdust, plus a night known as La Noche Que Na…
Top Choice Historical in Hidalgo del Parral

Las Jornadas Villistas

For a week leading up to the anniversary of Pancho Villa’s death (July 20), Parral goes wild. Thousands of bikers show up and horseback riders make a six-day journey from the north, recalling Villa’s epic journeys. …
Top Choice Cultural in El Tajín

Voladores Performances

A 30m-high voladores pole stands outside the entrance to the ruins. Totonacs perform the voladores rite (which was traditionally carried out only once a year) three times per day beside the visitor center. Before th…
Top Choice Cultural in Puebla

Día de Muertos

Puebla has jumped on the bandwagon, with a fortnight-long citywide cultural program starting in late October devoted to the Day of the Dead and including nighttime museum visits and viewings of ofrendas (altars).
Top Choice Art in Huamantla

Sábados Mágicos

If you can't make it to the annual Feria Huamantla, you can get a taster every 'Magic Saturday' on the third Saturday of every month when an alleyway next to the Presidencia Municipio gets blanketed in colored aserr…