Events

Religious in Isla Cozumel

Feria del Cedral

Held in Cozumel's southern town of El Cedral, this annual celebration honors a group of Caste War refugees forced to flee the mainland and settle in Cozumel in 1848. The fair features rides, food stands, rodeos and …
Religious in Isla Cozumel

Carnaval

We know, it's not the wild Carnaval of Rio de Janeiro, but don't underestimate a century-old tradition along the waterfront. The five-day celebration brings dancers festooned with feathers out into the streets, alon…
Religious in Mérida

Exposición de Altares de los Muertos

A big religious tradition. Throughout Mexico families prepare shrines to welcome the spirits of loved ones back to earth for Day of the Dead. Many Maya prepare elaborate dinners outside their homes, and Mérida obser…
Cultural in Mérida

Anniversary of the Universidad de Yucatán

During the last week of February the Universidad de Yucatán celebrates its anniversary with free performances by the Ballet Folklórico, concerts of classical music, trova (troubadors), serenatas (serenades) and othe…
Religious in Mérida

Carnaval

Prior to Lent, in February or March, Carnaval features colorful floats, dancers in costumes and nonstop festivities. It’s celebrated with greater vigor in Mérida than anywhere else in Yucatán state.
Cultural in Mérida

Mérida Fest

This cultural event held throughout most of January celebrates the founding of the city with art exhibits, concerts, theater and book presentations at various venues.
Music in Mérida

Primavera Cultural

A month-long event usually in May or June, it celebrates trova (troubadour-type folk music) and just about any other music genre you can imagine.
Festival in Mérida

Toh Bird Festival

Holds various events throughout the year, culminating with a 'bird-a-thon' (bird-counting competition) in late November. Based in Mérida.
Cultural in Mérida

Otoño Cultural

Typically held in September and October, this three-week autumn fest stages more than 100 music, dance, visual art and theater events.
Religious in Mérida

Semana Santa

A major celebration in Mérida over Easter week. The main feature of the celebrations is the city’s Passion Plays.