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 …
Feria in Mexico City

La Feria de las Flores

This major flower festival explodes with color in the Jardín de la Bombilla. The weeklong cultural festivities include the display and sale of myriad varieties of plants, family activities, performances, and botany-…
Fireworks in Mexico City

Grito de la Independencia

On September 15, the eve of Independence Day, thousands gather in the Zócalo to hear the Mexican president’s version of the Grito de Dolores (Cry of Dolores), Hidalgo’s famous call to rebellion against the Spanish i…
Cultural in Mexico City

Festival del Centro Histórico de CDMX

Across two weeks the centro histórico hosts music, theater, dance and culinary events featuring talent from Mexico and abroad – it's the city's biggest cultural bash of the year.
Religious in Mexico City

Día de Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe

At the Basílica de Guadalupe, the Day of Our Lady of Guadalupe caps 10 days of festivities that honor Mexico’s religious patron. The number of pilgrims reaches millions by December 12, when groups of indigenous danc…
Religious in Mexico City

Semana Santa

The most evocative events of Holy Week are in the Iztapalapa district, 9km southeast of the Zócalo, where a gruesomely realistic passion play is enacted on Good Friday.
Dance in Mexico City

Foundation of Tenochtitlán

Held on August 13 to celebrate the foundation of the Mexican capital, this is a major summit for Concheros (Aztec dancers) on Plaza de las Tres Culturas in Tlatelolco.
Music in Mexico City

Fiesta de Santa Cecilia

The patron saint of musicians is honored with special fervor at Plaza Garibaldi on November 22.