During the year there are different events that are worth knowing, which are part of the traditions of Jalisco, we invite you to be part of them.
La Romeria de Zapopan
What is the pilgrimage?
It is a religious tradition that began in 1734 due to the severe diseases that plagued the city of Guadalajara. The pilgrimage ends on October 12 with the carrying of the Virgin from the Cathedral of Guadalajara to the Basilica of Zapopan, it is a ritual that begins in May where "La Generala" visits parishes, hospitals, schools. A celebration in which more than 2 million people participate, dancers from different communities, a tradition that in 2018 was named Intangible Cultural Heritage by UNESCO.
When is it celebrated?
It is celebrated on October 12.
Where is it held?
It is a tour that begins at the Cathedral of Guadalajara to the Basilica of Zapopan.
GDLUZ |Guadalajara Luz
What is GDLUZ?
It is the celebration of the anniversary of the city of Guadalajara, a celebration that consists of a light show, video mappings, multimedia shows, live music, fireworks in the historic center of the city.
When is GDLUZ?
The anniversary of the city of Guadalajara is February 14, the GDLUZ festival lasts approximately 3 days, however throughout the month of February there are different cultural activities in the city.
Where is it?
In the historic center of the city of Guadalajara, generally the main shows are at the Guadalajara Cathedral, Liberation Square, Degollado Theater and El Hospicio Cabañas.
The international meeting of Mariachi and Charrería
What is the international meeting of Mariachi and Charrería?
Cultural festival that was born in 1994 in the city of Guadalajara, with the idea of spreading and preserving one of our traditions such as charrería and mariachi music. A meeting with the best mariachis in the world, and with demonstrations of charrería that is considered the national sport.
When is it?
This Mexican holiday begins on the last Sunday in August and lasts for about 10 days.
Where is it held?
Different representations are carried out in various parts of the city, such as the Degollado Theater, in the Santander Ensemble of Performing Arts, Plaza Liberación, Plaza las Américas, among others, and a parade through the main streets of the city of Guadalajara.
What are the October holidays?
It is a recreational and cultural festival that was born in 1965, throughout the month of October, a celebration that offers fun and entertainment for the whole family, with concerts, rides, food and typical snacks, cultural performances, exhibitions. for When are the October festivals in Guadalajara?
The October festivities begin on the first day of October and end on the first day of November. for Where are they held?
Its headquarters are in the Benito Juárez auditorium on Av. Mariano Bárcenas s / n Col. Auditorium, 45190 Zapopan, Jal.
What is Calaverandia?
Calaverandia is the first theme park dedicated to our traditional Day of the Dead. An experience with different attractions that combine art, technology and music that will make you live the traditional tribute to our dead. for When is it?
Calaverandia opens its doors at the end of October and ends on the last days of November. for Where is it?
It takes place in the Ávila Camacho park located at Av. Ávila Camacho S / N, Col. Lomas del Country in Guadalajara, Jalisco.
international Book Fair
What is FIL?
The international book fair better known as FIL is the most important editorial meeting in Spanish, where participants from all over the world meet, and where all its visitors can immerse themselves in the world of books, in the workshops, presentations, and debates that they are made from the literary world. for When is it?
The Fil begins on the last Saturday in November and lasts for 9 days. for Where is it?
It takes place at the Guadalajara Expo, located at Av. Mariano Otero 1499, Colonia Verde Valle Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico.
International film festival in Guadalajara
What is the FICG?
It is the international film festival in Guadalajara, the most important film festival in Latin America. In the FICG, in addition to the diffusion and distribution of cinema, forums, creative exchanges and activities are held for training among professionals, critics, cinematography and students. for When is it?
It is generally held in the month of March. for Where is it?
The activities are carried out in different venues such as, the FICG cinema, the Diana theater, the telmex auditorium, the Santander performing arts ensemble, the arts museum, Liberación Square, Plaza de las Américas, among others, we recommend you visit the official site to know all their activities and where they will be.