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

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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Baja 500 Off-Road Race

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 los Locos (Day of the Crazy People)

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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Father's Day (Dí­a del Padre)

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. It's a time for dads to be spoiled, showered with gifts, and taken out to dinner. One special event that takes place in Mexico City is the annual Father's Day 21-kilometer race in the Bosque de Tlalpan the Carrera del Día del Padre.

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Feria de San Pedro Tlaquepaque

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 Pride March (Marcha del Orgullo)

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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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 in 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.

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Wine Festival in San Luis Potosí

Festival de Vino de San Luis Potosí
Courtesy Festival de Vino de San Luis Potosí 

The San Luis Potosí Arts Center hosts a yearly two-day international wine festival with an extensive tasting program, food pairings, musical performances, art exhibits, competitions and, of course, the opportunity to taste over 500 wine labels from around the world, as well as an extensive list of craft beers.

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Fiesta de la Música Los Cabos

Fiesta de la Música Los Cabos
 Courtesy Fiesta de la Música Los Cabos

The tradition of celebrating World Music Day on the Summer Solstice began in Europe as La Fête de la Musique and has spread to many locations around the globe, including Los Cabos in Baja California Sur. This is a tribute to music in all its forms and genres and the festival hosts an extensive lineup of musical performers at a variety of locations throughout the destination, all with free admission.

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