Events Around Mexico

June 2010 Events

Dia de la Marina (Navy Day)
June 1st
If you find yourself near a coastal town or city on June 1st, you are likely to see parties and firework displays celebrating Navy Day in Mexico – festivities may include civic ceremonies, parades, fishing tournaments, sailing competitions, parties and fireworks.

Baja 500 Off-road Race
Ensenada, Baja California
June 4th to 6th
More than 150,000 spectators converge on the Baja peninsula to enjoy 3 full days of exciting, world-class off road motor sports.  This international race draws teams and fans from around the world and annually becomes one of Mexico’s greatest parties.

The Noches de Ajijic International Festival of Gastronomy and Music
Ajijic, Jalisco
June 5th to 8th
Set on the shore of Lake Chapala, the town of Ajijic has become a center of art and culture. The Noches de Ajijic International Festival of Gastronomy and Music highlights some of the region’s best. Festival activities will draw residents and visitors to a full array of artistic expressions.  Free activities scheduled every day include gastronomical exhibits, conferences, tastings and arts/crafts exhibits, gallery walks, live entertainment, concerts at the waterfront and a spectacular grand finale wrapped around the theme of ancient Mexico.

Feria de Corpus Christi (Feast of Corpus Christi)
Papantla, Veracruz
June 11th to 14th
The Feast of Corpus Christi (also known as the Feast of the Body of Christ) is celebrated on the eighth Thursday after Easter. The celebration commemorates the ritual of the Eucharist and is a reflection of the Maundy Thursday observance during Holy Week – a merging of Papantla’s indigenous and Catholic religious traditions. Most of the action occurs at a fair just outside town, with artistic expositions, fireworks, concerts, cockfights, a running of the bulls, celebrations, local cuisine, exhibits, processions and indigenous dances such as the tocotines, guaguas, negritos, Santiagueros and voladores.

Fiestas de Mayo San Pedro Tlaquepaque (National Ceramics Fair and Fiesta)
Tlaquepaque, Jalisco
June 14th to July 11th
Tlaquepaque, on the outskirts of Guadalajara, is a world-renowned pottery center.
During the month-long festival, the traditions and pastimes of this artistic hub are showcased with craft demonstrations, competitions, mariachis, dancers and colorful parades – children can enjoy a wide variety of games and activities while adults enjoy the art, the mariachi and all can savor authentic Mexican cuisine.

Día de los Locos (Day of the Crazy People)
San Miguel Allende, Guanajuato
June 13th
An annual event, falling on the Sunday after the feast day of San Antonio Padua, this traditional and very popular festival is characterized by the “Los Locos” (Crazy ones) parade.  People from all walks of life don colorful and elaborate costumes that range from animals and cartoon characters to political figures and cross-dressing men.  The streets truly come alive with revelry, music, candy throwing, costumes, masks and dancing until dawn.   More:
Festival Internacional de Marimbistas (International Marimba Festival)
Tuxtla Gutierrez, Chiapas

June 18 – 21, 2009
Musicians from around the globe descend on Chiapas to strut and strum their stuff.
In its ninth year, the Festival Internacional de Marimbistas marimba brings together marimba players, builders, researchers and aficionados with concerts held in the Parque de las Marimbas and in the Teatro de la Ciudad Emilio Rabasa.

Gay Pride March
Mexico City
June 20th
The 31st annual Mexico City Gay Pride March celebrates gay, lesbian, bisexual, transsexual, transgender and transvestite lifestyles.

Jalisco en Vivo Concert 2010
Puerto Vallarta and Guadalajara
June 20th
Two free open-air mega concerts featuring names like Gloria Estefan, Alejandro Fernández, Paulina Rubio and Joan Sebastian and more…

Día del Padre (Father’s Day)
June 21st
Father’s Day is celebrated in Mexico with various events around the country.  Please consult your local cities events calendar for specific goings on.

Feria Nacional Durango (Durango National Fair)
June 26th to July 19th
Durango attracts close to one million visitors each summer for its annual month-long Feria Nacional De Durango (Durango’s National Festival) that has taken place since 1929. It is the most important festival in the history of the state and the city itself, in which Durango celebrates the anniversary of the founding of the city on July 8, 1563.  The Feria offers various cultural exhibits, conferences, concerts, theatrical performances, ranching and agricultural shows, equestrian events, charreadas and pop music concerts.

Día de San Pedro y San Pablo (Saint Peter and Saint Paul’s Day)
June 29th
Día de San Pedro y San Pablo is a liturgical feast in honor of the martyrdom of apostles Saint Peter and Saint Paul.  This feast day is celebrated nationwide with religious services, mariachi bands, folk dancers, parades, and regional fare.

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