Events in Oaxaca

Guelaguetza Events July Oaxaca Mexico

Some Events in Oaxaca

There is nearly always some kind of event to see in Oaxaca, many are religious festivals others are celebrations of the diverse cultures that exist in Oaxaca, and others to promote Oaxaca produce and artisans, and some are just for fun. We have tried to include as many as we can below, and we endeavour to keep these as up to date as possible but some dates do get moved around every now and again and we may have missed a few, we are after all only human. If you know of an event in Oaxaca that we don’t have listed here let us know and we will get it online.

Trinidad Oaxaca Mexico - Events in January


1st of January: Festival of the Holy Trinity
6th of January: Reyes Magos

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Puerto escondido Carnaval Oaxaca Mexico


2nd of Febuary: Festival of the Virgin of the Candelaria (aka: Tamale day)
14th Feburary: Valentines day

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19th of March: Festival of San José
21st of March: Benito Juárez’s Birthday

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Feria de Tejate Oaxaca Mexico - Events in April


25th of April: Anniversary of Oaxaca becoming a City
Variable date: La feria de Tejate

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Humanitas Oaxaca Mexico - Events in May


1st of May: Feria de la Tortilla – Demonstrations and competitions to do with maize based products

3rd of May: Festival of the Santa Cruz

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Father’s Day

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Guelaguetza Oaxaca Mexico - Events in July


On the last Sunday of July, ‘Lunes del Cerro’ (Hill Monday), the Guelaguetza takes place in Oaxaca.

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31st of August: Animal blessing

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Revolution Day Oaxaca Mexico


15th of September: Mexico’s Revolution Day

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Among the events that take place in Oaxaca the largest is probably the Oaxacan Fil Festival better know as ‘Filmfest’which shows many local, national and international films, and promotes cinima in general.

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Day of the Dead Oaxaca Mexico


The 1st and 2nd of November are important dates on the Oaxacan calendar as on these dates, ‘The day of the dead is celebrated’. The ‘Day of the Dead’ celebration sees people leaving small offerings on the graves of family and friends and the decoration of the graveyard with colourful yellow flowers and candles.

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Night of the Radishes Oaxaca Mexico - Events in December


8th of December – The day of the Virgin of Juquila

12th of December – The festival of the Virgen of Guadalupe

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