Tripper Travel Guide

Mazatlan Annual Events and Festivals

Mazatlan is a quaint town full of history and traditional festivals, which are held every year on the shores of its beaches. Thousands of tourists come from all over the world to enjoy their favorite events and festivals. One of Mazatlan's most famous Carnival, which is enlivened by fun floats adorned with a particular theme.


Mazatlan International Carnival
February.

With over 100 years of tradition, the International Carnival of Mazatlan is considered the third most important worldwide.

The events held during the carnival are:

The Coronation of Queen of the Floral Games, the Carnival Queen and King of Joy, which are usually accompanied by grand concerts with international artists, dance and unique choreography, awards for literature, poetry, a firework, light and music show called Naval combat along the boardwalk, parade of floats and food fair. You cannot miss out!




Marathon
December.

Pacific Marathon takes place in early December .

Distance : 42.195 km .
Branches : Boys and Girls
Categories : Open, Masters , Veterans, Veterans Plus , wheelchair and crutches .

Awards:

•  Who break the best record in marathon , held in Mexico ,$ 100,000.00

•  Who breaks a world record in marathon 1 million Dollars.





Estate Culinary
Octuber

From 15 to 18 October 2015 , for lovers of good food , it presents for the first time in Mazatlan Estate Culinary 2015 , to show the gastronomic updates with the participation of Mexican and foreign chefs and students of gastronomy.

This event aims to present the rich cuisine of Mazatlan and the surrounding area .








Mazatlan - Santa Rita Cyclist Tour
May.

Has a tradition of 36 years , it is a national competition where more than 300 cyclists participating country in four stages.


Part from zero to 1500 meters above sea level so that tests the endurance of the participants. His prize is $ 250,000.00 , the last weekend of May is performed.






 


Saint Week
March - April.

Dare to visit Mazatlan during Holy Week , the port is tourist destination , be sure to reserve stay ahead as they are the busiest in the port dates , the festival runs from Old Mazatlan happening around the pier, Golden Zone and cerritos .

During the celebrations of Easter plays of the Passion of Christ they are held. In non- religious side , the beaches are filled with tourists who flock to the parties, volleyball tournaments and concerts offered during the holidays.


 



International Motorcycle Week
April.

International Bike Week is the event of motor- cycling largest in Latin America to be held in the week of Passover. Year after year is home to more than 15,000 motorcyclists throughout Mexico and countries such as Argentina , Canada , United States , Guatemala , Panama , Venezuela , among others.

8 different contests , beach parties , regional rides , enduro route , drag race competition , the grand parade for the wonderful boardwalk and concerts with international artists form this traditional event .


 



Bullfighting season
January - April

Mazatlan The bullfighting season concludes April of each year, providing about 15 or 20 events related to heifers and bullfights.

The monumental bullring Eduardo Funtanet was built in 1974 with a capacity for 8,000 people. In addition to performing bullfighting events , artistic events such as concerts , presentations, conferences or deportes.Cuenta with two numbered areas ( preferential and preferential sun shade ) and two areas of free access ( General Shadow and sun umbrella ) are also performed .


 



Sand Sculpture Competition
February.

Local and foreign artists gather on the beaches to make their creations based on wet sand making works of art worthy of being , it's a close contest is held every year in Mazatlan.










 

Music Festival
March.

A music festival in Mazatlan every year is done to promote the tourist attractions of Old Mazatlan , and is characterized by its placement scenario between the streets of the historic center where groups of different genres are presented .


National and international artists , local artists and groups also municipal arts center where they present dance numbers and musical performances of the pupils of the school of music are presented . The event is organized by project partners from the historic center .


 


"Tom Garcia" International Tournament of Golf
March.

This tournament takes place for more than 30 years in the golf course of El Cid , with a total of 54 holes under the " medal play " system.


This prestigious sporting event actively manages captivate the attention of athletes and tourists from around the world for two consecutive days and more than 200 professional golfers and hundreds of fans face .



 



Book Fair
March - April

This month begins the traditional " Book Fair " , where book presentations , round tables, sale and promotion of examples of different topics are conducted , as well as cultural events. The exhibition runs until April.


Location: Cultural Corridor from downtown.





 



Fish Fair
April.

During the " Fair Fish " culinary samples are performed based on the flavors of the sea of Mazatlan. Every year is celebrated in front of the Mazatlan Aquarium and also to present maritime infinite number of dishes and desserts.

They also offer live music performances to liven up the evening . Do not miss this show if you are in the port during this time , as the most renowned seafood business of the city will be presenting and offering the best of your company with the best promotions of the year.


 



Triathlon Pacifico Mazatlan
July.

During the " Fair Fish " culinary samples are performed based on the flavors of the sea of Mazatlan. Every year is celebrated in front of the Mazatlan Aquarium and also to present maritime infinite number of dishes and desserts.

They also offer live music performances to liven up the evening . Do not miss this show if you are in the port during this time , as the most renowned seafood business of the city will be presenting and offering the best of your company with the best promotions of the year.


 



International Future Tournament of Tennis of Mazatlan
Agoust.

Mazatlan triathlon is done in different parts of the city whose event is billed as the best in its category nationally.








 

 


Mazatlan Cultural Festival
October - December.

During these months various dance , theater , opera, ballet and concerts in the theater of the city offer . International choreographers and dancers from around the country are received.

 

If you love these events not to be missed . Normally present in the famous and historic Angela Peralta Theater is located in the Machado Square in the historic center of Mazatlan , better known as Old Mazatlan.



 



Mexican Baseball League
October - January.

Mexican baseball league is one of the favorite events of the people of Mazatlan , where eight teams in the league title dispute over the last months of the year starting from October and ending in January, the winner of this league would be the representative of Mexico in the International League.






 




Billfish Classic Sport Fishing Tournament 
November

This tournament is divided into two categories consisting of catch and release of specific examples

Category A: " weevil " . Where they participate sailfish , marlin and swordfish.


Category B: " Miscellaneous " . Participating goldfish , tuna and wahoo .