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 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…
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

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…
Film in San Miguel de Allende

Expresión en Corto

Shared with the city of Guanajuato, this short-film festival in July is internationally recognized.
Cultural in San Miguel de Allende

Fiestas Patrias

Two months of cultural programs kick off toward the end of August, incorporating Independence Day. Check with the tourist office for a full event schedule.
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…