Coloquio Cervantino Internacional

Lectures about Cervantes, the most important writers of the age and general literature about Spanish Golden Age.

Concerts of the Symphonic Orchestra of the University of Guanajuato

In the history of the arts in Mexico, the Symphonic Orchestra of the University of Guanajuato, was created in 1952, it preserves, after half a century, a privileged place of musical excellence, emerging as one of the most traditional orchestras and importance in Mexico. In the present the Orchestra has been recognized by national and international press with great enthusiasm by the public, the group has significantly expanded its repertoire, printing special interest in twentieth century music as well as a substantial part of the international repertoire who had remained silent for musicians and audience. In these years they have worked to consolidate his own sound, with a view of achieving high standards in performance quality, as well as an intense project to promote concert music.

The Symphonic Orchestra in its annual season offers its concerts in two parts, one is from January to June and the second from August to December.

Concerts are held on Fridays in the Main Theatre at 20:30 hours.

Cycling Festival Guanajuato

Event about extreme sports that takes place in the month of November, with mountain biking tours, acrobatics in the historic center of Guanajuato, bicicallejoneadas among others.

Estudiantina’s Festival

Presentation of more than forty groups of ‘estudiantina’ in the esplanade of the Alhóndiga de Granaditas. It is a tribute to the original Estudiantina of the University of Guanajuato.

Festival Nacional de Teatro Áureo Guanajuato

Forum for reflection and professional work on the Aureo Theatre.

Guanajuato International Short Film Festival

Guanajuato International Short Film Festival is the largest short film and documentary festival recognized and competitive of its kind in Latin America. It is a platform for launching new talent, as our national and international competitors bring in one same space experts with the new generation of filmmakers in an atmosphere of camaraderie and respect in an affordable and competitive environment.

Hot-Air Balloon Festival

Most traditional air balloon festival in Mexico and pioneers in Latin America. It reunites a group of professional pilots from different countries. Phone. (473) 141 58 04 / I.D. 62*341057*1

International Cervantino Festival

The International Cervantino Festival is the most important artistic and cultural event of Mexico and Latin America. It is held since 1972 and it takes place in the city of Guanajuato, the capital of the same name.
During the Festival, Guanajuato presents a little of the highlights that there is in music, opera, theater, dance, visual arts, film and literature.

International Organ Festival

The International Organ Festival “”Guillermo Pinto Reyes”” in the city of Guanajuato was born in the interest of local and cultural authorities, convinced of the artistic worth of the beautiful instruments that are found in five major religious places of our city sucha as the Basilica of Our Lady Guanajuato, Temple of the Company, Temple of San Diego, San Cayetano in Valencia, and the Temple of Mellado.

This festival is named after one of the greatest organists, who has given our country: the teacher Guillermo Pinto Reyes, and he left to our state his work as composer and his educational work. He was student of outstanding musicians, such as Michael Bernal Jiménez in our country, as the eminent French musicians: Nadia Boulanger and Marcel Dupré.

Madonnari Festival

Artists who use chalk or pastels to create paintings on sidewalks and on the floors of the city.

Medieval Festival

Easter Week
The Guanajuato Medieval Festival is unique within the region, it offers the service of medieval recreation, dance, music, the art of Italian flags, sword fighting and horse fair, it is made for people of all ages transporting them to a medieval atmosphere. (473) 731 01 20 / Cel. (473) 100 65 86 / 112 34 80


Group of witty and funny comedians with funny voices that says with humor, satire and joke, what the people wants to hear, the color of their clothes is the smile they give to a world torn between war and sorrow. Teachers in the Art of Comedy and art seekers in comedy. Actors from the theater of life, sparkling and players of improvisation.

Night tours

High Season
It departs from the Santa Paula’s pantheon and it ends at the Museum of the Mummies.

Short plays by Miguel de Cervantes called “entreméses”

Were and are the best expression of the Theatre of the University of Guanajuato. This dream became an artistic work, within the creative and hard will that started in 1952. The enthusiasm of the participants was determined to make a tribute to the “”Prince of Wits: Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra, with the stage appearance of the “”entremeses cervantinos”” on February 20th of 1953.

Square of Culture and Arts

Every Saturday and Sunday from 12:00 to 18:00 hrs.
Workshops, expositions, shows, books, snack bar and more at Plaza Allende.

University Festival and Book Fair

Before Holy Week
Exposition of a great number of publishers. It happens at the same time as the Cultural Weel of the University of Guanajuato with artistic and cultural events.

Viva la Banda

Cultural events of high quality on weekends at the Juarez Theatre.

World Rally Championship

The World Rally Championship takes place in Guanajuato, Silao and Leon. It is one of the world’s most spectacular events that attracts a lot of fans and tourists.