2014 Guanajuato Balloon Festival


Date: November
Location: Sports Complex, Juan Jose Torres Landa, Guanajuato, Gto.
Hot air balloon exhibitions.

2014 Madonnari Festival


Date: November – December
Location: (Historical Center) Downtown Guanajuato, Gto.
www.cultura.guanajuato.gob.mx
Artists who use chalk to create paintings on sidewalks and floors in public areas.

3th Urban Actors National Festival


Date: January 31 to February 9, 2014
Place: (Historical Center) Downtown Guanajuato, Gto.
www.festnau.com
Festival where actors are manifested through their art: Circus, Theatre, Clowns, Mimes, Performance and Living Statues. In addition to Workshops and Roundtables

8th Tunas and Estudiantinas National Festival


Date: May 3, 2014
Location: Allende Square and (Historical Center) Downtown Guanajuato, Gto.
Tunas and Estudiantinas meeting

Alfeñique Fair


Date: October 27 to November 3, 2014
Location: Guanajuato Gto
www.culturaguanajuato.gob.mx
A variety of sugar figures are prepared. The skulls are the most traditional form of figures for the Day of the Dead.

Anniversary of the Alhóndiga Takeover


Date: September 28, 2014
Location: Alhóndiga de Granaditas Regional Museum
Civic military parade commemorating the heroic achievement of the Pípila, to burn down the door of the building and to fight alongside the insurgents against the Spanish Army.

Cervantino International Festival


Date: October 8 to 26, 2014
Location: Guanajuato, Gto.
Guests of Honor: Japan and Nuevo Leon, Mex.
www.festivalcervantino.gob.mx
The Cervantino International Festival is the most important artistic and cultural event in Mexico and Latin America. It is celebrated and hosted since 1972 in the city of Guanajuato. Exhibitions of the most outstanding music, opera, theater, dance, visual arts, cinema and literature are performed in this festival.

Culture in Motion


Date: Throughout the year
Location: Communities, Squares, and neighborhoods in Guanajuato, Gto.
www.culturaguanajuato.gob.mx

Day of the Cave


Date: July 31, 2014
Location: Cerro de los Picachos, Guanajuato, Gto.
www.culturaguanajuato.gob.mx
Popular festival in honor of San Ignacio de Loyola. The festival is performed at the bottom of the Picacho Hill.

De la Olla Dam Opening


Date: July 7, 2014
Location: De la Olla Dam
www.culturaguanajuato.gob.mx
Traditional folk festival where the gates of the “De la Olla Dam” opens to clean the river city.

Down Hill 2014


Date: November – December
Location: (Historical Center) Downtown Guanajuato, Gto.
leondownhill@hotmail.com
Bicycle races performed in alleys, stairs and hills around the city.

Early Music Festival


Date: July and August
Location: Dieguino Museum, Guanajuato, Gto.
www.musicaantigua.com
Festival with a varied program of activities and events that includes concerts, master classes, lectures and exhibitions.

Friday before Holy Week


Date: April 11, 2014 (Friday before Easter)
Location: (Historical Center) Downtown Guanajuato, Gto.
www.culturaguanajuato.gob.mx
Religious local festival that tributes Virgin Dolores with a traditional walk with people carrying flowers around the Jardín de la Unión.

Guanajuato International Film Festival


Date: July 25 to August 3, 2014
Location: Guanajuato, Gto.
www.expresionencorto.com
The biggest, more recognized and most competitive short film and documentary Festival in Latin America.

Guanajuato knows!


Date: June 1 to 8, 2014
Location: Guanajuato, León, Irapuato and Celaya San Miguel de Allende
www.guanajuatosisabe.com
One of the best gastronomic events with international and national chefs, workshops, conferences, traditional cooks and simultaneous events.

Illuminations


Date: November 1 to 30, 2014
Location: Guanajuato, Gto.
Religious celebrations that take place in different neighborhoods of the city.

International Organ Festival


Date: Third week of May
Location: Temples: La Compañía, Valenciana, Mellado, Basílica, Belén
www.culturaguanajuato.gob.mx
Enormous organ concerts, exhibitions and conferences.

Los Indios Tejocoteros del Mineral de Santa Rosa


Date: October 12 and 13, 2014
Location: Community of Santa Rosa de Lima, Guanajuato.
www.culturaguanajuato.gob.mx
Plays are made representing the Spanish Army fighting the Insurgent Indians at the Battle to take over the Alhóndiga.

Medieval Festival


Date: April 24 to 26, 2014
Location: Villa Medieval, Barrio de Mellado, Guanajuato, Gto.
www.hermandadmedieval.com
Tournaments, jousts, duels, parades, plays and medieval market.

Ninth Horror Aurora International Film Festival


Date>: March 10 to 15, 2014
Location: Guanajuato, Gto.
www.aurorahorror.com
Shows of International horror films where the general public participates.

Rally Guanajuato Mexico 2014


Date: March 6 to 9, 2014
Location: Guanajuato
www.rallymexico.com
Automobile endurance racing by stages. The World Championship Rally attracts a lot of fans and tourists

The Panamericana Race


Date: November, 2014
Location: Guanajuato, and municipalities: Apaseo el Alto, Tarimoro, Acambaro, Salamanca, Silao and León
www.lacarrerapanamericana.com.mx
Email autocrossmexico@yahoo.fr info@lacarrerapanamericana.com.mx
Considered the most important race in the world of classic cars. The race is across Mexico, from the southeast of the country to the north.

University Festival and Book Fair


Date: April 4 to 20, 2014
Location: (Historical Center) Downtown Guanajuato, Gto.
www.ugto.mx
Annual event organized by the University of Guanajuato to promote culture and reading habits. The leading publishers of the country attend this event. Sale of books, book presentations, lectures, art exhibitions, film screenings and special radio broadcasts, as well as cultural and academic activities.

V National Exhibition of Danzon


Date: February 21 to 23, 2014
Location: Explanada de la Alhóndiga de Granaditas, Guanajuato, Gto.
www.danzon.com
The best Danzon group dancers of the country, as well as the most experience couple dancers of this beautiful dance are meeting in the Capital city of Guanajuato.

XXXI Cristo Rey National Pilgrimage


Date: January 25, 2014
Place: Cerro del Cubilete, Silao, Gto.
Young Mexicans live a large gathering of faith and witness the joy that only comes from Christ. The Cristo Rey National pilgrimage occurs every year in Cerro del Cubilete at Silao, Guanajuato. This event is very important for Catholics of the state and the republic.

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