August Events

July 19, 2013 by
Categories: Festivals / Events, Holidays

The rainy season continues in August; and actually, the possibility of hurricanes is generally greater between August and October.

Tourist attractions may be busy this month due to schools being out in Mexico. Generally there are less foreign travelers to Mexico during August, which means travel deals could be more plentiful.

If you find yourself in Mexico this August, look for these events and festivals to keep you entertained. Some events begin in July so are copied from the July Events post.

Feria Nacional de Sarape - National Sarape Fair
Santa Ana Chiautempan, Tlaxcala
July 24 - August 4

The "sarape", one of Mexico’s traditional textile handicrafts, is the token of celebration for this annual fair. Exhibits and sale of this traditional garment. http://www.feriasdemexico.info/2013/06/feria-nacional-del-sarape-chiautempan.html

Expo Feria Tulancingo 2013 Palenque y Teatro del Pueblo
Tulancingo, Hidalgo
July 25 - August 11

The annual Tulancingo fair takes place every year bringing the best artistic performances. This two week party will feature numerous attractions you won't want to miss.

International Chamber Music Festival
San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato
July 26 - August 17

This is one of the oldest and most prestigious musical events in Mexico. The festival attracts some of the world's most talented accomplished artists and students. Ensembles and concerts, instruction, discussions and more. www.festivalsanmiguel.com

Festival Zacatecas del Folclor Internacional - International Folklore Festival
Zacatecas
July 31 - August 7

Twenty countries and 10 Mexican states participate in this festival offering cultural events, traditional dance, crafts and cuisine. http://zacatecastravel.com/fiestasyfestivales.php#imprime2

Feria Nacional Potosina - National Fair of San Luis Potosí or Fenapo
San Luis Potosí, San Luis Potosí
August 1-25

Every summer San Lois Potosi persons from the neighboring states, Zacatecas, Aguascalientes and Queretaro join locals to celebrate local culture through dance, theatre, opera, photography and painting. Enjoy many events during the second largest celebration in the region. http://www.fenapo.mx/fenapo2013/

Feria de Huamantla - Huamantla Fair
Huamantla, Tlaxcala
August 1-31

More than 130 years the people of Huamantla have celebrated the Feast of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary. Floral carpets are created in an all-night event that leads through the town to the main cathedral. Besides the procession of the Virgin Mary through miles of city streets on the lovely floral decorated path, the fair offers rides, concerts, arts, a local market, food stands, exhibitions and a running of the bulls. http://laferiahuamantla.com/

Fiestas de la Vendimia - Grape Harvest Festival
Ensenada, Baja Norte
August 3-19

Baja’s annual grape harvest is celebrated with wine tasting, fine dining and concerts. The Ex Hotel Riviera is the site of the kick-off party featuring local dishes and vintage wines. http://baja.com/ensenada/events/wine-festival-fiestas-de-la-vendimia/

Exposicion Nacional de Artesanias - National Handicrafts Trade Fair
Tlaquepaque, Jalisco
August 13-17

Art and artisans from all over Mexico exhibited their work in this fair. Find jewelry, furniture, candles, ceramics, pewter, wood items, blown glass and more in the quaint and historic town of Tlaqupaque near Guadalajara. http://www.enart.com.mx/

ATMEX Feria de Aventura y Naturaleza - Adventure Travel Fair
Boca del Rio, Veracruz
August 14-17

An event to promote adventure travel tourism in Mexico, the ATMEX Feria de Aventura y Naturaleza will feature exhibitors and buyers. http://atmex.mx/en/

Festival Internacional de Cine de Monterrey - Monterrey International Film Festival
Monterrey, Nuevo Leon
August 22 - September 1

Film makers around the world convene in Monterrey for this film festival. This year’s festival guest country is the U.S. http://9.monterreyfilmfestival.com/en/

Encuentro Internacional del Mariachi y de la Charreria - Mariachi Festival
Guadalajara, Jalisco
August 29 - September 8

A very popular Guadalajara event. Visitors from the world over come to the Mariachi Festival to listen, audition, and compete. Performances take in various venues throughout the Jalisco. http://www.mariachi-jalisco.com.mx/