Luxury Events of 2015

When it comes to Mexico, many of their events and festivals revolve around tradition and religious figures. However, that doesn’t mean they don’t know how to have a great time. There are many nationwide events, concerts, and other kinds of festivals to attend and enjoy during your stay. Let us help you book your next vacation and show you how to enjoy your time in Mexico with Mexico Jet Charter.

August 2015

International Mariachi Festival

(August 28th – September 27th, 2015; Guadalajara, Mexico)

In late August and early September, the most important event of Guadalajara’s culture comes to play. From around the world, musicians come to listen, audition, and compete with one another during this long-lived tradition. When people think of “Mariachi Bands” they may think of the guys at Mexican restaurants serenading couples or providing entertainment. Who knew they were much more than that? They have their own professional performances at venues throughout Mexico, and during the festival, they can be found performing at such venues and on the streets of Guadalajara.

September 2015

Dia de la Independencia (Mexican Independence Day)

(September 16th, 2015)

The most important National Holiday in Mexico, the day of independence reigns in a celebration of freedom. Nationwide there are festivities and celebrations taking place throughout, beginning the night of September 15th. To get involved and enjoy the celebration with the people, stop by Colonial centres such as Queretaro and San Miguel de Allende. These two locations are significant to the war and the events that followed Mexico’s independence from Spain.

Cabo Comedy Festival

(September 30th – October 4th, 2015; Cabo San Lucas)

Some of comedy’s top stand-up performers come around, as well as new performers to compete for best new comic at the Cabo Comedy Festival in Mexico. For a night of laughs, come join in on the fun. There will also be discussion of the business of comedy with its writers, producers, and those involved; golf and poker tournaments; and after parties at night clubs.

The lineup so far:

  • Ahmed Ahmed
  • De Anda
  • Bobby Slayton
  • Brandt Tobler
  • Cathy Ladman
  • Cisco
  • Daniel Sosa
  • David Conolly
  • Eduardo Talavera
  • Fran Hevia
  • Frank Nicotero
  • Hal Sparks
  • Horacio Almada
  • Hugo Perez
  • Jade Catta-Preta
  • Jeff Dye
  • Juan Carlos Escalanmte
  • Katya Vega
  • Luiki Wiki
  • Macario Brujo
  • Minister Marco
  • Nick Rutherford
  • Paul Provenza
  • Paul Rodriguez
  • Pinchi Peter
  • Renato Guillen
  • Picardo O’Farrill
  • Rick Guiterrez
  • Sid Davis
  • Sofia Nino de Rivera
  • Tone Bell
  • Will Durst

October 2015

Fiesto de Octubre/Octoberfest

(October 3rd – November 3rd, 2015; Guadalajara)

For the entire month of October, and a little of November, you can enjoy concerts, dances, exhibits, and plenty of food from Mexico’s culture. People from all over the world come to attend this event, and with them, many performers also show up to provide the entertainment. It all begins in early October with a parade, and then the rest of the events follow. The line-up of performers has yet to be posted on the official site, but it will surely be worth the wait.

Expo Tequila

(October 8th – 12th, 2015; Tijuana)

The largest Tequila festival in Mexico returns for another year, and another chance to taste Mexican cuisine and have a great time with friends and family. There will be more than 300 brands of tequila available for purchase at festival prices, tequila tasting, musical entertainment, live folklore performances, and raffle drawings for collections of tequila, an all-inclusive trip to Tequila Route in Jalisco, and more.

Oaxaca Film Fest

(October 9th – 17th, 2015; Oaxaca)

Every year in Oaxaca, Mexico, they have their own little Sundance Festival. The Oaxaca Film Fest is the place for new stars in screenwriting and film to be born, or discovered. Being so close to the event, submissions are currently closed, but this means they do take submissions from beginners and filmmakers looking to get a shot at showing what they can do with the cinematic experience. While visiting Mexico, if you’re in Oaxaca during this time, stop by and check it out.

Oaxaca Gastronomic Festival

(October 9th – 14th, 2015; Oaxaca)

For nearly a week in Oaxaca, Mexico, the best chefs in Mexico bring their skills and knowledge together to remaster the national cuisine. It’s a celebration of diverse culinary traditions in Mexico, and the festival aims to demonstrate them and honor such traditions in Oaxaca. It’s a great way to learn about the culture and its type of food, as well as try a new dish.

International Festival of Mayan Culture

(October 16th – 25th, 2015; Merida)

For a splash of Mayan culture, head to Merida, Mexico in mid-October. The International Festival of Mayan Culture celebrates such culture with a variety of events, concerts, dance performances, exhibits, and more. The festival is held to not only entertain but to educate visitors about Mayan culture, and to honor it. Over the course of 10 days, the artistic talent of such culture is celebrated, in all its forms, and presented to the people.

Tulum Sea Turtle Festival

(October 16th – 18th, 2015; Tulum)

If you’re looking to spend some time with the kids, or just with nature, the Tulum Sea Turtle Festival is a great choice. Held to raise the awareness about the sea turtles of Mexico, and to educate the public on sea turtle nests, hatching, and the like – the festival is also free. Various organizations will be present, if you wish to familiarize yourself with them and learn how you can help protect sea turtles. There will also be artistic, environmental, and cultural activities going on during the festival.

Monumental Alebrijes Parade

(October 17th, 2015; Mexico City)

This monumental parade has been going on for several years, organized by the Popular Art Museum in Mexico City. The parade is almost a decade old, and uses giant fantastical creatures to entertain the crowd. There is a specific route it follows each year, from Zocalo to Juárez and Reforma Avenue, where the floats will be held for display. It all starts at noon, and is a fun time with family and the kids.

November 2015

Dia de los Muertos

(November 1st and 2nd, 2015)

The famed holiday, Dia de los Muertos, is held in honor of the dead. The celebration is actually split into two days, “All Saints’ Day” and “All Souls Day.” On the first day, people commemorate the souls of saints and those who passed away in their youth, children. During the second day, the souls of those who died during adulthood are honored. People may spend the day celebrating the lives of loved ones, festivities may take place, and sugar-candy skulls, skeletons, and the “bread of the dead” can be found in shops.

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Los Cabos International Film Festival

(November 11th – 15th, 2015; Los Cabos)

Los Cabos is one of Mexico’s favorite tourist destinations, which makes it the perfect spot for holding a large event like this. The Los Cabos International Film Festival draws in thousands of attendees each year, and among them are hundreds of film makers and celebrities. People come from all over the world to attend this film festival, and it gains a lot of international media attention. It’s a great time to enter a submission and let new works be discovered.

21st Festival Gourmet

(November 16th – 22nd, 2015; Puerto Vallarta)

Puerto Vallarta is one of several cities brought to the top of the list to experience fine, international cuisine. Celebrating 21 years of the culinary arts and gourmet meals, you can look forward to tasty delights if you attend this festival. Your taste buds will ignite with flavor as you experience fun and creative events orchestrated by elite master chefs. If you like to cook, bake, or just like great food, this week-long event isn’t one to miss.

Dia de la Revolucion (Day of the Revolution)

(November 20th, 2015)

Almost as important as Mexico’s day of independence, the day of revolution is celebrated in a similar fashion. It’s a national holiday, and thus, all around the nation there are social events and festivities held throughout the day. Many say the parties and events are as loud and as glamorous as those held on independence day.

Fiesta de Santa Cecilia

(November 22nd, 2015; Mexico City)

In Mexico City, musicians and mariachi bands get together to honor Las Mañanitas, the patroness of the “Mariachis.” She is a famous martyr, and over 500 musicians sing and play a birthday song to her each year. The gathering is also shared with a festival and tribute concert with a party, dancing, and drinks.

13th Annual Riviera Maya Jazz Festival

(November 26th – 28th, 2015; Playa del Carmen)

Every year, a jazz music festival is hosted in Playa del Carmen, Mexico. It’s been a tradition for a little over 10 years, and many well-known artists have played at the festival. Names such as Sergio Mendez, Incognito, Spyro Gyra, Level 42, and Earth, Wind & Fire have been known to play over the past few years. The lineup has not yet been released on the official website, but surely it will be outstanding.

Sabor a Cabo Food & Wine Festival

(Late November to Early December; Los Cabos)

As the year comes to an end, Los Cabos gets a treat for several days surrounding food and alcohol. The finest chefs in the world come to Los Cabos, Mexico to take part in the food and wine festival, and bring a new treat to its attendees. Every day is something different; last year it was a taste of country, a beer fest, wine and art, followed by demonstrations by celebrity chefs and other events. The dates and daily highlights of 2015 are yet to be determined.

Guadalajara International Book Fair

(November 28 – December 6th, 2015; Guadalajara)

For the lovers of literature, Guadalajara has an entire week dedicated to books from over 1000 publishing houses and over 30 countries. The book fair has been going on for nearly 30 years, and always has a fantastic turn out. There will also be authors, literary agents, and books sellers in case you’re an aspiring author who would like a step up when it comes time to publish.

December 2015

Di Nuestra Senora de Guadalupe

(December 12th, 2015; Mexico City)

For a day full of free concerts, Mexico is the place to be on December 12th. In honor of Lady Guadalupe, there is a mass ceremony and a traditional fair; however if you’re near Mexico City, you can enjoy some free musical entertainment. All day, there will be concerts held at the Basilica de Guadalupe plaza.

Radish Night

(December 23rd, 2015; Oaxaca)

If you’re looking for something a little different with all the holiday events going on in December, Oaxaca has something very different. It’s called “The Night of Radishes”, and it’s an event where many stalls are filled with arts and craftspeople who carve items out of radishes. They can be anything from figures, flowers, animals, or even entire nativity scenes. It’s a nice change of pace and a chance to see what these talented people come up with.

Christmas in Mexico

(Throughout December 2015 to January 6th, 2016; All of Mexico)

Throughout Mexico, Christmas is celebrated in many of the contemporary ways we know today. There are nativity scenes set up in or nearby churches, as well as festive decorations and congregations. Another popular tradition is the setting up of Christmas Markets, with stalls dedicated to selling gifts and decorations for this holiday season. In some cities, you can also find light shows and large Christmas trees beautifully decorated.

Mexico City Christmas Festivities

(Early December to January 6th, 2016; Mexico City)

In the Mexico City Zocalo, every year an ice skating rink is installed to get everyone into the holiday spirit. The rink is free to all to access and skates are loaned at the rink if you don’t own a pair. It’s a great way to cool off and have some fun in Mexico during the winter holidays.

New Year's Eve

(December 31st, 2015)

Every year the celebrations for New Year’s vary. Last year there was a special concert in Cancun, and most families celebrate the new year with a late-night dinner with their loved ones. If you go out to Mexico on the New year, expect many parties in clubs, fireworks and firecrackers, and a lot of people shouting “Feliz año Nuevo!”