Easter Weekend, What’s on Where in Cancun & Riviera Maya?

Caminarte Art Exhibition

April 17, Playa del Carmen, 5th Avenue at 6 p.m.

Weekly art exhibition.

Good Friday Via Crucis Processions

April 18

Via Crucis processions, passion plays and masses are held throughout Mexico. Processions in downtown Cancún, Parque Las Palapas and Playa Delfines.

Danzón in Cancún

"Danzón" dancers at ITESM CCM Photo: Angélica Martínez

“Danzón” dancers at ITESM CCM
Photo: Angélica Martínez

April 19, next to City Hall, 7 p.m.

Local danzón dancers show off their best steps under the stars.

Cancún’s 44th Anniversary Celebrations Begin

April 19, City Hall, 11 p.m.

Mariachis sing “happy birthday” to Cancún at a Mañanitas serenade in honor of the city’s 44th anniversary, 11 p.m., City Hall. 

Guelaguetza Festival in Playa del Carmen

April 10-27, in front of City Hall, 9 – 10 p.m.

The Guelaguetza Fair comes to town in Playa del Carmen this month. Discover the rich cultural heritage of the Mexican state of Oaxaca through its colorful crafts and dress, its delicious cuisine, mellow music and colorful dances. 

   Sip mescal, indulge with a homemade fruit ice cream and snack on gorditas and mole, the spicy but subtle chocolate-chili sauce that is a specialty in Oaxaca. Ever eaten grasshoppers? Why not try a chapulin? Sprinkled with chili and lime, and fried until crisp, they are a popular snack!  

   Shop for embroidered blouses and dresses, rugs and wall hangings, barro negro pottery and alebrijes, colorful and whimsical wooden figures that make great souvenirs. Organic soap, liqueurs, candies and coffee are also on sale.

   On Saturday April 19, see the Dance of the Eight Regions, the crowning glory of the traditional Guelaguetza Fair held every year in the city of Oaxaca in July.

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