The weather can be quite hot in Mexico in June, and it's the beginning of rainy season through most of the country. June also marks the beginning of hurricane season, but it's still a great time to visit. You should travel to Mexico in June if you'd like to volunteer with sea turtles or attend any of the festivals and events listed below.
Navy Day - Día de la Marina
Navy Day is celebrated in all ports throughout Mexico to varying degrees.
Festivities may include civic ceremonies, parades, fishing tournaments, sailing competitions, parties and fireworks.
Guanajuato Sí Sabe Gastronomy Festival
Guanajuato, Guanajuato, May 30 to June 11
The colonial city of Guanajuato will celebrate International Gastronomy Week with a culinary festival featuring thirty guest chefs who will participate with tastings, conferences and special meals.
Website: Guanajuato, Sí Sabe
Baja 500 Off-road Race
Ensenada, Baja California, June 1 to 4
This international off-road race will cover a total of 420 miles with 4 checkpoints. Starting in downtown Ensenada adjacent to the Riviera Cultural Center, the finish line is at the Campo de Softball Jose Negro Soto stadium, 11th & Espinoza, in the heart of Ensenada.
Website: Baja 500
Los Cabos Open of Surf
Los Cabos, Baja California Sur, June 6 to 11
This surf and music festival is held along Costa Azul's Zippers Beach Break, which is known for producing 8 to 10 feet waves, and serves as the site of a world qualifying surf competition.
Beach concerts, a food fair showcasing local cuisine, fashion shows featuring some of the top surf brands, art walks and other eco-friendly activities take place concurrently.
Website: Los Cabos Open of Surf
Feria de San Pedro Tlaquepaque
Tlaquepaque, Jalisco, June 19 to July 12
The traditions and pastimes of Mexico's artistic city of Tlaquepaque, on the outskirts of Guadalajara, are celebrated at this annual event, taking place at the Expo Ganadera.
Children can enjoy a variety of games and activities, while adults enjoy art and mariachi, while savoring some authentic Mexican cuisine.
Facebook page: Fiestas de San Pedro Tlaquepaque (in Spanish)
Día de los Locos - "Day of the Crazy People"
San Miguel Allende, Guanajuato, June 18
In the parade of locos or crazy people, folks from different neighborhoods, businesses and families don colorful and elaborate costumes that range from animals and cartoon characters to political figures and cross-dressing men. The revelers throw candy to spectators while live music plays and bystanders are encouraged to join in the celebration. The Día de los Locos is held every year on the Sunday following the feast day of San Antonio Padua (June 13th).
More information: Going Loco in the Zocalo
Father's Day - Día del Padre
Nationwide, June 18
Children had their day on April 30th, moms were celebrated on May 10th, now finally, it's dad's turn! Father's Day is celebrated in Mexico on the third Sunday in June. There is an annual Father's Day 21 km race that takes place in Mexico City's Bosque de Tlalpan.
Website: Carrera del Día del Padre (in Spanish).
Saint John the Baptist - Fiesta de San Juan Bautista
Celebrated with popular fairs and religious festivities.
Since John the Baptist is associated with water, in some places in Mexico this occasion is celebrated with dunking or splashing people with buckets of water or water balloons.
Gay Pride March - Marcha del Orgullo
Mexico City, June 24
Mexico City's annual Gay Pride March celebrates gay, lesbian, bisexual, transsexual, transgender and transvestite lifestyles. The march begins at noon at the Angel de la Independencia on the Paseo de la Reforma and makes its way toward the Mexico City Zocalo.
Get more info from About.com's Gay & Lesbian Travel site: Gay Pride Mexico City
Facebook Page: Marcha del Orgullo (in Spanish)
Festival del Caballo, Arte y Vino - Horse, Art and Wine Festival
Ensenada, Baja California, June 26
Horses, art and wine may seem like a strange combination, but these are all things for which Baja California is famous.
This annual event is held at the equestrian facilities of Adobe Guadalupe Vineyards & Inn. The day is filled with exhibitions of equestrian arts, food, wine and art.
Facebook Page: Festival del Caballo Arte y Vino
Saint Peter and Saint Paul's Day - Día de San Pedro y San Pablo
This feast day is celebrated nationwide wherever St. Peter is the patron saint. It's especially festive at San Pedro Tlaquepaque, near Guadalajara, with mariachi bands, folk dancers, and parades, and in other indigenous communities such as San Juan Chamula in Chiapas, Purepero in Michoacan, and Zaachila in Oaxaca.
Mexico Calendar of Festivals and Events
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