Our colorful Mexico is full of festivities and most likely there is one in every single day of the year; the problem is to find them… Besides the big parades or festivities that most people know about, there are thousands of towns, municipalities, and colonies of cities, where people celebrate the main virgin or saint of their Church. These feasts usually consist of processions, horseback riding, fireworks, folkloric dances, and traditional music; mariachis, bands or groups. Occasionally, for a fee, you could see Cock Fights or Bull Riding. Also, it is common to see a feria, where you could find souvenirs, Mexican candies, fruit waters, alcoholic beverages, cocktails, and a great number of typical street food.
In this occassion, three special events are been promoted:
(1)” El Grito de Independencia” on Sept. 15th in El Malecon de Vallarta
(2) Bull Riding in Bahia de Banderas on Sept. 17th
(3) An Encounter of Mexican Ranchera Music Bands in Bahia Banderas on Oct. 1st, 2022
IMPORTANT: A minimum of 2 people are needed in order to do this tour. If you reserve, but the minimum is not met; There are two options: A) Pay some extra money & 2) your money will be reimbursed to 100%.
Don’t hesitate, let’s explore around, You Will Have Fun!
This is a great opportunity to learn more about México and its contagious culture.
What you will experience is nothing compared to La Fiesta Mexicana in Resorts, which are designed for tourists, while these are for locals!
Our colorful Mexico is full festivities and most likely, there is one in every single day of the year, the problem is to find them…
Besides the big parades or festivities that most people know about, there are thousands of little towns, municipalities, and colonies of cities, where people celebrate the main virgin or saint of their church. In these feasts, it is common to see processions, horseback riding, fireworks, folkloric dances, and traditional music; Mariachi, Bands or Musical Groups. Furthermore, for a fee, you could see Cock Fights or Bull Riding in a Rodeo.
In the West, North West, and North Center of Mexico, is common to see a band playing in the main stage and probably ten more playing at the same time to private groups in the same plaza. This means that you could walk around the plaza and will enjoy the music that these private group of people have hired. Yes, at the beginning it looks chaotic, unorganized, very noisy and crazy, but after a while, you get into the mood and start enjoying it. If you don’t like the music, keep walking to hear the next band; yet, to enjoy it a little more, the best thing is to have a drink in hand… Believe me, it gets fun!
This is a Big Fiesta with a Feria, you could find, souvenirs, clothes, condiments, Mexican candies, fruit waters, alcoholic drinks, typical street food…
In some places, people get fed for free; yet, they still have to pay for their drinks! This is “La Fiesta del Pueblo”, in which everyone is invited. It is the most important feast of the town that persuades hundreds of visitors, even if they live in other towns, states, and countries; especially those that are originally from the area.
Even though, these fiestas are very similar, some are better than others. It all depends on the taste of the organizers and their budget. In total there are 9 days, nonetheless, the best days are the last two, and the ones that fall on weekends, specially Saturdays!