Ajijic Events and Holidays

Ajijic Loves to Celebrate.

Events and holidays in Ajijic and the Lake Chapala area are numerous, especially after September 16th when there seems to be something going on every week well into the new year.
Remember this is Mexico and things do change without notice so please check the dates and times of the events you are interested in.

Little girl in a white dress rides on a horse with her dad.
Colourful tissue paper globo floating in the air above field of spectators.

Ajijic Events

Behind the Walls Tour
Ajijic.  Monthly from October to February. Tickets available at Diane Pearl’s Colleciones.

Chili Cook Off
Ajijic. Three days at the end of February. Tobolandia Water Park across from WalMart.

Passion Play and Parade. Ajijic.  San Andres Church, then parade through Ajijic to  the top of Tempisque where the crucificion reinactment takes place.

Carnival Mardi Gras (Fat Tuesday).  The day before Ash Wednesday, Lent. Date depends on the calendar, but can be as early as February 3rd and as late as March 9th.

Day of the Dead Parade.  Ajijic. First days of November.

New Years Day Parade.  Ajijic.  January 1st.

Globos Hot Air Ballon Regata  Ajijic Futbol/Soccer Field.  September.

Rebozo Parade  Ajijic Plaza. September

Independence Day Parade Ajijic, Avenida 16th of Septiembre.  September 16th.

Catrina Dolls Display.  Ajijic and Chapala. Last few days of October.

Zombie Thriller Dance  Ajijic Plaza.  End of October.

Feria Maestros  Art Fair. Chapala Yacht Club. Early October.

 Ajijic Fiesta de San Andreas. Ajijic.  Carnival rides and market booths line the streets of Ajijic around the Plaza for ten days the end of November.

Christmas Nativity Scenes.  Ajijic.  San Andres Church.  December 23rd to 25th.


Mexicans have many holidays they celebrate and are always up for a party. Frequently you will hear a band playing music, see a parade marching by or jump out of your skin to the sound of cohetes/fireworks.

New Year’s Day: January 1

Constitution Day: the first Monday of February

Benito Juárez Birthday: the third Monday in March

Maudi Thursday: the Thursday before Easter.

Good Friday:  Friday before Easter Sunday.

Labour Day: May 1st.

Cinco de Mayo: May 5th, Puebla only.

Mother’s Day: Always on May 10th (not a public holiday).

Father’s Day: Third Sunday in June (not a public holiday).

Independence Day: September 16

Day of the Races: October 12th (not an official holiday).

Day of the Dead: November 2nd (not an official holiday).

Revolution Day: the third Monday in November

Day of the Virgin of Guadalupe: December 12th.

Christmas Day: December 25

Group of partyers with different mask in the carnival parade.
Three people dressed as Catrinas for Day of the Dead parade in Ajijic.

“Come to Ajijic for the fun events and holiday celebrations.”

Events and Holidays

February 5th - Constitution Day
Benito Juárez Birthday - 3rd Monday in March
Labor Day - May 1
Independence Day - September 16
Mother's Day - May 10th
Day of the Dead - November 2
Revolution Day - the third Monday in
November 12th - Day of the Virgin of Guadalupe Christmas Day - December 25