When it comes to festivals, Mexico always has the best. Here we have plenty of excuses to celebrate or have an event full of excellent music and Mexican cuisine, in other words, in Mexico fun is guaranteed.
From movie shows to electronic music to Mexican craft beer tastings, many of these events are a must-see for millions of tourists from around the world. Of course, everyone's favorites are always those that take place on the beach, and we cannot deny it, nothing compares to enjoying a party on the beaches of the Mexican Caribbean, enjoying the sun that is experienced in places like Cancun or Playa del Carmen.
You don't need much to have an incredible experience, as many of these festivals are free and maybe you did not know about it. That is why we share with you some of the best events and where to find them.
The largest free festival in Mexico
The first stop opens strong with an event in the city of Colima, it is the Festival Internacional del Volcán. Inaugurated in 2016, Colima becomes the host of a cultural show distributed throughout the city, which seeks to promote a cultural exchange between the host and another city in the world.
You will have the opportunity to appreciate artistic exhibitions, conferences, workshops, amusement rides, theater, sports activities and the gastronomy of the region. To give you an idea of the magnitude of this event, in 2019 1,200 artists participated who brought joy to the place with their magnificent presentations.
The Volcán Fest, as the people of Colima call it, owes its name to the most emblematic tourist attraction, El Volcán de Colima or Volcán de Fuego.
Generally, the Festival Internacional del Volcán takes place from May 17 to 26. On this occasion and as it happened in 2020, the event will be postponed until further notice to maintain the safety of people.
Feria Internacional de las Culturas Amigas
Mexico City is home to hundreds of events and festivals that grace the capital every year. One of the favorites is the Feria Internacional de las Culturas Amigas (FICA), a cultural coexistence that brings together 50 countries from around the world in central Mexico.
Since its birth in 2009, hundreds of people have been able to appreciate the beautiful flags of the invited countries that are proudly raised in the Mexican sky. A small corner from every part of the world comes to share with you gastronomy, regional crafts and incomparable experiences.
The event runs from May 29 to June 14. Each year the venue was held in the Zócalo Capitalino, but as of 2019 it was held in the Bosque de Chapultepec, where there is enough space in the open air to accompany your visit with a walk through the historic castle of Mexico.
The contingency has not prevented this cultural show from taking place, because as of 2020 it will be carried out virtually, the same modality that will have this year of 2021.
We recommend you to be aware of the information regarding the Feria Internacional de las Culturas Amigas, so that you know how to enjoy the virtual experience and when you will have the opportunity to attend in person.
The most important free festival in the Riviera Maya
The Mexican Caribbean is the ideal place to vacation, there are so many activities that you will need to make your vacations longer in order to enjoy them all.
Since 2003 the Jazz Festival has been held every year in Playa del Carmen from November 29 to December 1. Despite being called the Jazz Festival, the event brings together talents from different musical genres including internationally renowned groups.
The best part is that it takes place on the beach, where you can enjoy an outdoor show surrounded by the warmth of people from all over the world, proving that music is the universal language of brotherhood.
Since 2020 was a challenging year for many festivals like this one, the Riviera Maya Jazz Festival carried out the presentations digitally, to continue sharing the talent of the invited artists.
Information for this year 2021 will be released very soon, so if you want to experience the best music in Playa del Carmen, we recommend you be on the lookout.
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The best electronic music festival in Mexico
Something that could not be missing is an electronic music show, and the best of all is in Mexico City. Tierra Beat offers a great variety of musical shows by Mexican artists and new talents who are waiting to share their music with you.
Your whole body will surely vibrate with excitement with each sound, giving you an exciting adventure on this musical journey.
Tierra Beat also has reggae and rock bands, to indulge people with a variety of classic and must-have genres at a musical event.
In addition to this, it also seeks to create awareness about stopping climate change, rescuing the Mexico Basin, protecting species and supporting the struggles to save the planet, promoting practices through the Secretaria de Cultura and the Secretaria del Medio Ambiente of Mexico City.
Wait for this year's list to find out who will attend and how it will take place in 2021.
We invite you to these and many other festivals so that you can have the best experiences on your vacation. You sure don't want to miss them.
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