June Festivals and Events in Mexico

If you're considering traveling to Mexico during the month of June, there are a few things to keep in mind. The weather can be quite hot in Mexico in June, and it's the beginning of the rainy season through most of the central and southern parts of the country. June also marks the beginning of hurricane season, but it can still be a great time to visit. You should travel to Mexico this month if you would like to volunteer with sea turtles or attend any of the festivals and events listed below.

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    Los Cabos Open of Surf 

    This surf and music festival is held along Costa Azul's Zippers Beach Break, which is known for producing up to 10-foot 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.

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    Navy Day (Día de la Marina)

    The marina in Puerto Vallarta

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    On the first day of June, many ports throughout Mexico celebrate Navy Day (Día de la Marina in Spanish) to varying degrees. Festivities may include civic ceremonies, parades, fishing tournaments, sailing competitions, parties, and fireworks.

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    Guanajuato Si Sabe 

    During the first two weeks of June, the colonial city of Guanajuato celebrates International Gastronomy Week with a culinary festival featuring guest chefs who participate in tastings, conferences, and special meals.

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    Baja 500 Off-Road Racing
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    During the first week of June, Baja California hosts an international off-road race that covers a total of 420 miles with four 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 and Espinoza, in the heart of Ensenada.

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    Día de Locos San Miguel de Allende
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    In San Miguel de Allende's parade of "Los Locos" (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. Dí­a de los Locos is held every year on the Sunday following June 13, which is the feast day of San Antonio Padua.

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    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. Time for dads to be spoiled, showered with gifts, and taken out to dinner. There is an annual Father's Day 21-kilometer race that takes place in Mexico City's Bosque de Tlalpan.

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    Tlaquepaque, Jalisco
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    The traditions and pastimes of Mexico's artistic city of Tlaquepaque on the outskirts of Guadalajara are celebrated at this annual event that takes place during the last two weeks of June at the Expo Ganadera. Children can enjoy a variety of games and activities, while adults enjoy art and mariachi while savouring some authentic Mexican cuisine.

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    Saint John the Baptist (Fiesta de San Juan Bautista)

    This is celebrated with popular fairs and religious festivities every year on June 24, especially in places where Saint John is the patron saint. 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.

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    Gay Parade in Mexico City
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    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.
     

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    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.

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    Saint Peter and Saint Paul's Day (Dí­a de San Pedro y San Pablo)

    This feast day is celebrated nationwide on June 29 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.