Art in Guanajuato

Festival Internacional Cervantino

Back in the 1950s, the festival merely consisted of entremeses (appetizers) from Miguel Cervantes' work performed by students. It has since grown to become one of Latin America's foremost arts events. Music, dance a…
Historical in San Miguel de Allende

Fiesta de la Santa Cruz

This deeply spiritual spring festival has its roots in the 16th century. It happens toward the end of May at Valle del Maíz, 2km from the center of town. Oxen are dressed in lime necklaces and painted tortillas and …
Religious in San Miguel de Allende

Semana Santa

A week of religious activities. Two Sundays before Easter, pilgrims carry an image of the Señor de la Columna from Atotonilco, 11km north, to San Miguel's church of San Juan de Dios, departing at midnight on Saturd…
Religious in Guanajuato

Fiestas de San Juan y Presa de la Olla

The festivals of San Juan are celebrated at the Presa de la Olla park in late June. The 24th is the big bash for the saint's day itself, with dances, music, fireworks and picnics. Then on the first Monday in July, e…
Religious in San Miguel de Allende

San Miguel Arcángel

Celebrations honoring the town's chief patron saint are held around the weekend following September 29. The party is celebrated with an alborada, an artificial dawn created by thousands of fireworks around the cathe…
Religious in Guanajuato

Baile de las Flores

The Flower Dance takes place on the Thursday before Semana Santa. The next day, mines are open to the public for sightseeing and celebrations. Miners decorate altars to La Virgen de los Dolores, a manifestation of t…
Religious in San Miguel de Allende

Fiesta de los Locos

Part of the Festividad de San Antonio de Padua in mid-June, the festival of the crazies is a colorful Carnavalesque parade through town with floats, blaring music and costumed dancers throwing out candy to – sometim…
Historical in Dolores Hidalgo

Día de la Independencia

Dolores is the scene of major Día de la Independencia (September 16) celebrations, when the Mexican president may officiate – according to tradition – in his fifth year of office.
Religious in San Miguel de Allende

Señor de la Conquista

The image of Christ in the Parroquia de San Miguel Arcángel is feted on the first Friday in March, with scores of dancers in elaborate pre-Hispanic costumes and plumed headdresses.
Religious in Guanajuato

Día de la Cueva

Cave Day is a country fair held on different dates annually, when locals walk to a cave in the nearby hills to honor San Ignacio de Loyola and enjoy a festive picnic.