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International light festival will shine on Yucatán

Mexico’s international light festival, or FILUX, has set its sights on Yucatán once again.

Festival de las Animas: Everything you need to know

With Dia de Los Muertos — or Hanal Pixán, as it is known in Yucatán — just a couple of weeks away. Mérida’s City Hall...

Colorful hot-air balloon festival in Tahmek this weekend

The town of Tahmek is preparing to host its second-ever Festival del Globo Maya. 

Mérida ice cream festival to cool things off this weekend

Mérida is preparing to host an ice cream festival, just in time for summer. 

It’s Mérida’s turn to celebrate its roots with the Pueblos del...

Mérida celebrates its culinary roots through the Pueblos del Maíz 2022 festival on Friday and Saturday. The festival will host more than 30 exhibitors. Among...

Fried crickets on the menu at Oaxaca’s famous Gueleguetza in Mérida

Mérida's Parque de la Paz, across from the Centenario Zoo, is hosting a traditional Oaxacan Gueleguetza festival complete with entertainment and plenty of food.

Mérida gears up for its annual tamales festival

During the event, several vendors will be selling tamales of several different types, including the Yucatecan Xpelón, as well as versions traditional to states like Puebla, Oaxaca, and Mexico City. 

Mérida Fest to go forward despite COVID-19 surge

The Ayuntamiento has confirmed that in-person events scheduled for Mérida Fest 2022 will continue as planned.

China unveils ice replica of Chichén Itzá’s famous Kukuklcán Pyramid

Artists in China have created a replica of the Pyramid of Kukulcán made entirely out of ice.

The history and significance of the noble Mexican piñata 

The first recorded instance of piñatas in colonial Mexico dates to 1586 during a Christmas celebration hosted by Agustin monks in what is today Nezahualcóyotl, in Mexico State. 

Despite challenges, Mexico’s devotion to the Virgin of Guadalupe is unwavering

Mérida is an extremely social city, even now with the pandemic in full swing. And “Guadalupe – Reyes” is the most intensely social period of the year.

Festivities celebrating the Virgin of Guadalupe to be scaled back once...

For the second year in a row, Yucatan's Catholic archdiocese is urging its faithful to not assist to large events commemorating the day of the Virgin of Guadalupe on Dec. 12. 

Mérida to hold a week-long tango festival, starting tonight

Mérida's international tango festival is set to return for a full calendar week starting Nov. 25.

Feel brave enough to eat an eyeball taco? Mérida’s taco festival...

Taco connoisseurs are prepreparing to host Mérida's Festival del Taco next weekend. 

Mérida prepares to host its 2nd-ever free jazz festival

Mérida is set to host the second edition of its Resonancias Yucatán Jazz festival. The event will take place Nov. 26-29 at several Centro venues...

Jazz festival to make its comeback in Playa del Carmen this...

The festival will be of a hybrid nature, with some of the events being held online to help prevent the spread of COVID-19, city authorities announced.

Will Yucatán’s love for cheese beat out its fear of COVID-19?

Event organizers have been quick to point out that they will be following all sanitary protocols, to protect vendors and patrons from COVID-19. 

Mérida’s international circus festival to be held online

The festival will feature performances, conferences, and workshops by 44 artists from Canada, Spain, Australia, and Mexico.

Panucho festival in Ermita de Santa Isabel is Merida’s latest food...

Yucatan is getting crowded with its single-focus food festivals. There's one for ice cream, one for salbutes, one for huevos motulenos, and of course...

Salbut festival in Seye celebrates food of Yucatan

Seye, Yucatan — Delicious salbutes with breaded shrimp, queso relleno, pulpo and carne asada can be found at today's Salbut Festival, starting 5 p.m.,...

Artists angry that fall cultural festival is called off

Much to the chagrin of several artists, the state Ministry of Culture and the Arts decided not to host a 2018 edition of the Fall Cultural Arts Festival, as it is known in English.

Birthplace of famous ‘Huevos Motuleños’ gets ready for fair

The 2018 Gastronomic Festival of the Huevo Motuleño will take place July 14-15 in the city's civic plaza. 

Craving chicharra? Get to the Xcalachén festival early

The third Chicharra Festival 2018 is expected to attract more than 10,000 visitors and sell two tons of crispy fried pork bits.

Hanal Pixán events for 2017: Here’s the lineup

Hanal Pixán, the local variant on Mexico's Day of the Dead celebrations, will be celebrated with a series of events beginning Monday, Oct. 23 with Vaquería dance performance at the Municipal Palace.
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