Festivals are a great way to spend your summer. They are a way to get outside and they will have something to offer everyone in the family. They are full of fun, great food, and music. Many don’t realize that festivals are a great way to spend your international vacation as well. In planning your Mexico City vacation, here are 5 great festivals that can really enhance your experience.
Corredor Cultura Roma Condesa- This festival is held twice a year, in the spring and fall. The underlying concept of this festival is eco-friendly consumption and it is held in one of the hippest, bohemian neighborhoods in Mexico City. It includes the shops, businesses, and restaurants in the neighborhood and includes amazing exhibits of art, food, drink, design, and fashion.
Vive Latino- This three-day music festival began in 1998 and has grown since then. It started out as purely Latin music and Latin music artists and now includes non-Latin performers and other genres like jazz and progressive rock. The lineups include up-and-coming artists as well as major headliners.
Festival del Centro Historico- This festival is held in the historic downtown district of Mexico City. It is a classic festival highlighting the history of Mexican culture and its evolution throughout time. The culture is examined in art, music, dance, food, and drink. The events of this festival are spread throughout the historic district which serves as a beautiful backdrop.
Ambulante- This is a film festival that travels throughout Mexico for three months. It lands in Mexico City around January or February. This film festival is an examination of the world, world issues, and cultures through the eyes of a lens. There are numerous events (many of them are free) that offer different viewings for various categories of films and documentaries.
Corona Capital- This is another music festival that caters to the fans of indie and rock music. It was first held in 2010 and is now a major music festival of the world. International starts like The Strokes and Beck have performed at this festival. The Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez is the hosting site on a yearly basis.
When vacationing internationally, one of the things that travelers are looking for is an emersion into the local culture and an experience unlike one they would get at home. Festivals like these will allow for such an emersion, in a festival setting that is familiar to everyone. These festivals can make for a unique way to experience all that Mexico City has to offer.
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