July Events

Last Updated: June 25, 2013 by
Categories: Festivals / Events, Holidays

Guelaguetza 2012, OaxacaJuly is Mexico's wettest month. Rain happens daily in many areas of the country, though often in the afternoons. Just remember to bring a raincoat if you plan to enjoy these events.

Punta Mita Beach Festival
Punta Mita, Nayarit
July 4-7

Parties, live music, food and dancing accompany surfing lessons, SUP (stand up paddle board) instruction, yoga classes, clothing shows and so much more. Bring the kids for sandcastle building. St. Regis Punta Mita Resort http://eventospuntamita.com/beachfestival/en

Flying Samaritans 4th Annual 4th of July Beach BBQ
Rosarito, Baja Norte
July 6

3:00 pm - 10:00 pm - Rosarito Beach Hotel
Live entertainment, food served from 10 local restaurants. $7 US or $12 VIP. Proceeds benefit Flying Samaritans free clinic in Rosarito. www.flysams4thjulybbq.com or call 661-101-6066 (MX) or 858-2402-2360 (US).

16 Concurso y Festival Internacional de Guitarra en Taxco (16th Annual Taxco International Festival and Guitar Contest)
Taxco, Guerrero
July 7-12

The State of Guerro along with the National Council for culture and arts and Cultural Centre Taxco sponsor this annual guitar contest that also includes concerts, lectures and exhibits. http://guerrero.gob.mx/eventos/16-concurso-y-festival-internacional-de-guitarra-en-taxco-2/

Annual Food and Wine Festival
Cabo San Lucas, Baja Sur
July 10-14

Capella Pedregal Resort in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico presents it’s annual food & wine festival.

La Feria de Saltillo
Saltillo, Coahuila
July 11 - August 4

The Saltillo summer fair is one of the most important festivals of Saltillo, next to the Festival of Coahuila. It has a theater program where popular artists perform in different musical genres.

Jornadas Villistas
Hidalgo del Parral & Chihuahua, Chihuahua
July 12-28

Festivities celebrate Francisco "Pancho" Villa, whose death is reconstructed here, where it took place. Events seek to integrate history, culture and traditions of the region. Art exhibitions, performances, live music and a mass horseback ride between the city of Chihuahua and Hidalgo del Parral. http://jornadasvillistas.com.mx/

Festival de Ópera en la Calle (Tijuana Street Opera Festival)
Tijuana, Baja Norte
July 13

Appearances by the Tijuana Opera Chorus, Tijuana Youth Symphony, Pendulo Cero dance company, various presentations, performers and visual artists. 19th-century Italian composer Guiseppe Verdi's grand opera will finish the night off. Noon-midnight at Tijuana’s Colonia Libertad near the San Ysidro border, on Fifth Street near Calle Aquiles Serdan. Free.

Feria Huajuapan de León
Oaxaca, Oaxaca
July 13-24

The Feria Huajuapan de León offers performances, dance, music, racing, charreadas, motocross, popular music and many more attractions. It is held in honor to the Lord of the hearts and religious activities also take place in his honor.

Nuestra Señora del Carmen (Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel)
Various Locations throughout Mexico
July 16

A religious holiday celebrated especially in Catemaco, Veracruz, Oaxaca, and the San Angel area of Mexico City. It celebrates the Virgin Mary's appearance to St. Simon Stock in 1251.

Festival de Internacional de Cine Guanajuato
(16th Guanajuato International Film Festival)
July 19-28

The GIFF is a non-profit, free event that providing a venue for young Latin American filmmakers to display their talents to world-renowned movie experts.This is Mexico's largest film festival. More than 400 films will be shown over the course of the event. The guest country this year is Colombia. http://www.giff.mx/?lang=en

Oaxaca, Oaxaca
July 22 & 29

Guelaguetza or Los lunes del cerro (Mondays on the Hill) takes place on the last two Mondays of July. The event is an indigenous celebration where Gods dances were performed before the Gods in hopes of a bountiful harvest. Visitors come from all over the world to view the dancing that takes place during this event. The FERIA NACIONAL DEL MEZCAL generally takes place during this even also.

Bisbee's East Cape Offshore Fishing Tournament
East Cape Los Cabos, Baja Sur
July 23-27

The theme of the East Cape Offshore tournament is "laid back Cabo fishing as it used to be". The tournament is very social event and offers big cash prizes. www.bisbees.com

National Sarape Fair (Feria Nacional de Sarape)
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
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