When to visit

Winter / Spring (December 2016 – May 2017)

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 5-22 Merida Fest Yucatan
January 15-23 The Great Festival of Chiapas de Corzo Chiapas
January 6 Three Kings’ Day Nationwide
February 2 Mexican Constitution Day Nationwide
February 8-12 Zona MACO Mexico City
February 8-13 Carnival Celebrations Mazatlan, Cozumel, Merida, Veracruz
March 10-17 International Film Festival Guadalajara
March 04-11 Guitar Festival Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo
March 15-19 Riviera Maya Food & Wine Festival Cancun, Riviera Maya
March 20 Spring Equinox Nationwide – Teotihuacan/Chichen Itza
April 07-23 Spring Festival Cuernavaca, Morelos
April 09-15 Semana Santa (Holy Week- Palm Sunday to Easter Sunday) Nationwide
April 15 – May 07 San Marcos Fair Aguascalientes
April 06 – May 10 The Puebla Fair Puebla
April 29 Jazz & Blues Festival San Miguel Allende
May 5 Cinco de Mayo Parade Puebla

Summer/Fall (June 2016 – November 2016)

June- August Wine Harvest Festivals Queretaro
June 18 Parade of the Crazies San Miguel Allende
June 18 Father’s Day Nationwide
June 6-11 Los Cabos Open Surf Baja California Sur
July TBD Punta Mita Beach Fesetival Nayarit
July 20-23 Whale Shark Festival Isla Mujeres, Quintana Roo
July 17-24 Guelaguetza Dance Festival Oaxaca
July 21-30 Guanajuato International Film Festival Guanajuato
August 19 La Huamantlada Festival Tlaxcala
August Wine Harvest Festivals San Miguel Allende & Baja California
August TBD Chile en Nogada Festival Puebla
August TBD National Copper Festival Santa Clara del Cobre, Mich
August (3rd week) Apple Festival Zacatlan, Puebla
August 27 Great Mexico City Marathon Mexico City
September 15-16 Independence Day El Grito Nationwide
September 22 Fall Equinox Archaeological Sites
October 26-39 Formula 1 Mexico City
October 11-29 International Cervantino Festival Guanajuato
October 27 – November 5 Festival de Calaveras Aguascalientes
November 1-5 Festival de las Calacas San Miguel Allende
November 1-2 Day of the Dead Nationwide; Oaxaca, Michoacan
November 6-12 OHL Golf Classic Mayakoba, Riviera Maya
November (mid) Hot Air Balloon International Festival Leon, Guanajuato
November TBD Morelia Music Festival Morelia, Michoacan
November 16 Day of the Mexican Revolution Nationwide
November 10-19 Festival Gourmet International Vallarta-Nayarit
November TBD 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