When to visit

Winter / Spring (December 2015 – May 2016)

December 1-2 Feast of the Virgin of Guadalupe Nationwide; Mexico City
December 12 Day of the Virgin of Guadalupe Nationwide; Mexico City
December 16-24 Christmas Posadas Celebrations Nationwide
December 23 Festival of the Radishes Oaxaca
December 24-25 Christmas Nationwide
December 31 New Years Eve Nationwide
January 5-24 Merida Fest Yucatan
January TBD The Great Festival of Chiapas de Corzo Chiapas
January 6 Three Kings’ Day Nationwide
February 2 Mexican Constitution Day Nationwide
February 3-7 Zona MACO Mexico City
February 5-10 Carnival Celebrations Mazatlan, Cozumel, Merida, Veracruz
March 04-13 International Film Festival Guadalajara
March 04-13 Guitar Festival Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo
March 18 – April 05 Spring Festival Cuernavaca, Morelos
March 20 Spring Equinox Nationwide – Teotihuacan/Chichen Itza
March 20- March 26 Semana Santa (Holy Week- Palm Sunday to Easter Sunday) Nationwide
April 15 – May 08 San Marcos Fair Aguascalientes
April 24 – May 10 The Puebla Fair Puebla
 April 21-27  Riviera Maya Film Festival Riviera Maya
 April 27 – May 1  Riviera Maya Food & Wine Festival Cancun, Riviera Maya
 May 5  Cinco de Mayo Parade Puebla

Summer/Fall (June 2016 – November 2016)

 June- August  Wine Harvest Festivals  Queretaro
 June 19  Parade of the Crazies  San Miguel Allende
June 19 Father’s Day Nationwide
 June (3rd week)  Los Cabos Open Surf Baja California Sur
July (1st week) Punta Mita Beach Fesetival Nayarit
July TBD Whale Shark Festival Isla Mujeres, Quintana Roo
July 23-31 Guelaguetza Dance Festival Oaxaca
July (3rd week) Mezcal International Fair Oaxaca
 July 27-31 Guanajuato International Film Festival Guanajuato
 July 31-Aug 21  La Huamantlada Festival Tlaxcala
August Wine Harvest Festivals San Miguel Allende & Baja California
 August Chile en Nogada Festival Puebla
August (mid) National Copper Festival Santa Clara del Cobre, Mich
August (2nd week)  Apple Festival Zacatlan,  Puebla
August 28 Great Mexico City Marathon Mexico City
September 15-16 Independence Day El Grito Nationwide
September 22 Fall Equinox Archaeological Sites
October 28-30 Formula 1 Mexico City
October (mid-late) International Cervantino Festival Guanajuato
October 30 – November 9 Festival de Calaveras Aguascalientes
October 30 – November 2 Festival de las Calacas San Miguel Allende
November 1-2 Day of the Dead Nationwide; Oaxaca, Michoacan
November 7-13 OHL Golf Classic Mayakoba, Riviera Maya
November (2&3 week) Jazz & Blues Festival San Miguel Allende
November (mid) Hot Air Balloon International Festival Leon, Guanajuato
November (2&3 week) Morelia Music Festival Morelia, Michoacan
November 16 Day of the Mexican Revolution Nationwide
November (2&3 week) Festival Gourmet International Vallarta-Nayarit
November 18-20 Riviera Maya Jazz Festival Riviera Maya

*Many events do not publish exact dates until last minute, confirm with your travel consultant exact dates for events you are interested in.


Natural Phenomenons

December – March Whale Watching Sea of Cortez, Pacific Ocean (varies)
November  – March Monarch Butterfly Migration Mexico State, Michoacan
March – April Pink Flamingo Mating Celestun
June – September Whale Shark Season Isla Mujeres, Riviera Maya
June – July Firefly Season Tlaxcala
July – September Sea Turtle Nesting Pacific Coast
October – April Whale Shark Season Baja Peninsula


Dry/Cooler Season

Rainy/Hotter Season

November to April May to October