In 2019, Mexico City will host 14 festivals and fairs within the capital’s cultural festival programme. And, all of them are free!
These events celebrate literature, local food, dances and music related to environmental issues, social-cultural diversity and gender equality in the country.
Here, we share with you the complete calendar of festivals and fairs and hope you enjoy them!
8-17. Tierra de Mujeres. This event seeks to recognise the activity carried out by women in the arts.
23. Noche de Primavera. A night-time festival with jazz and contemporary fusion concerts.
27-28. Tierra Beat. A celebration of music and the environment.
April 29 to May 12. México Ciudad que Baila. Festival of movements, rhythms and entertainment.
May 31 to June 16. Feria Internacional de las Culturas Amigas (FICA). More than 70 countries from all over the American continent take part in this fair.
28-30. Diverso. An event to celebrate diversity, poetry, theatre and reflection.
9-21. Diálogos de Verano. A festival to celebrate sciences and humanities.
27 & 28. Cantares. A celebration of Trova music and urban songs.
8-18. Escénica Mexico City. International Festival of Performance Art with more than 100 acts.
August 30 to September 8. Festival of indigenous cultures, towns and original neighbourhoods. This event exhibits the work of artisans, food and all the artistic and cultural expressions of the different regions and ethnic groups in the country.
4-13. Cinema Mexico City. Latin American Film Festival
11-20. International Book Fair at Zócalo (FIL Zócalo). The event is attended by national and international poets, academics, journalists and writers.
1-17. Day of the Dead. A celebration where private altars are created to honour the deceased and community parades are held.
6-8. Radical Mestizo. This event brings together large-scale concerts with different styles of music.
Claudia Sheinbaum, the current Head of the Government of Mexico City, explained that to carry out these events the city has invested more than 240 million pesos, an investment equivalent to the importance of maintaining Mexican culture and traditions and also to encourage tourists to visit the capital city.