Events

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…
Religious in Real de Catorce

Fiesta de San Francisco

From the end of September to the end of October, 150,000 pilgrims pay homage to the figure of St Francis of Assisi in the town's church. Many of them just come for the day, while thousands stay in the town, filling …
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 Zacatecas

La Morisma

Usually held on the last weekend in August. Features a spectacular mock battle commemorating the triumph of the Christians over the Muslims in old Spain. Two rival 'armies' – around 10,000 participants from the bar…
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…
Cultural in Zacatecas

Feria de Zacatecas

Annual fair with a folkloric focus, held during the first three weeks in September. Renowned matadors fight famous local bulls. There are also charreadas (rodeos), concerts, plays, agricultural and craft shows. On S…
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 San Luis Potosí

Semana Santa

Holy Week is celebrated with concerts, exhibitions and other activities; on Good Friday (March/April) at 3pm, Christ's passion is re-enacted in the barrio of San Juan de Guadalupe, followed at 8pm by the Silent Proc…
Fair in Aguascalientes

Feria de San Marcos

Mid-April sees Mexico's biggest annual three- to four- week fair, the Feria de San Marcos. It centers on Expoplaza and attracts thousands of visitors with exhibitions, bullfights, cockfights, rodeos, concerts and cu…