Here’s our regular round up of festivals and events in Cancun, Riviera Maya and Yucatan in the next few months.
Día de Santa Cruz & the Feria El Cedral, Cozumel, May 3
One of the most important traditional fiestas on the island of Cozumel, also the anniversary this year of the first mass on the island of Cozumel in 1519 and the arrival of Hernan Cortes
Don Andres Garcia Lavin Tournament, Puerto Morelos, May 3-5
Sport fishermen make their way to Puerto Morelos in early May for the town’s popular fishing tournament.
Other May tournaments take place on Isla Mujeres from May 17 to 19 and in Playa del Carmen from May 24 to 26
Isla Mujeres Sport Fishing Tournament, May 17 -19
Travesía Sagrada Maya 2019, Xcaret and Cozumel, May 17-18
The Sacred Mayan Crossing is the reenactment of an ancient pilgrimage. Oarsmen set sail from the port of Pole (now Xcaret) in wooden canoes bound for the island of Cozumel where they will worship at the shrine of Ixchel, the Maya goddess of the moon and fertility.
Riviera Maya Sport Fishing Tournament, Playa del Carmen, May 24 -26
Anniversary of the Foundation of Valladolid, May 28-29
The colonial town of Valladolid celebrates the anniversary of its founding in 1543 with masses, serenades, traditional dances and a candlelit procession to the Convent of San Bernardino de Siena.
Commemorating La Chispa in Valladolid, June 4
The population of Valladolid turns out on the night of June 4 to witness the representation of La Chispa, a rebellion against injustice in 1910 that was the first spark or chispa of the Mexican Revolution.
More than 800 actors take part in La Chispa. Dressed in authentic turn-of-the-century garb, they play the parts of the rebels, ruling aristocrats, and the police and soldiers sent to arrest them.
June Sport Fishing Tournaments
Cozumel, June 9
Dorado de Plata, Mahahual, June 7-9
Chuk Kay Tulum, June 14 – 15
Playa del Carmen, June 16
Copa Mahahual, June 21 – 23
La Dorada del Caribe Tournament for Women, Isla Mujeres, June 28-29
July Sport Fishing Tournaments
Nuestra Señora del Carmen, Playa del Carmen 2019, July 14
Punta Allen 2019 Fishing Tournament, Punta Allen, Sian Ka’an, July 19-21
Feria del Carmen, Playa del Carmen, July 7 – 16
Masses, processions, music, a fair and more to honor Playa del Carmen’s patron saint.
La Diosa del Mar Women’s International Fishing Tournament, Puerto Morelos, July 12 & 13
Catch and release international fishing tournament.