Weekly Events

Mondays

If you want to practice your Spanish, head over to the Merida English Library at 7 pm for informal Spanish/English conversation with expats and Spanish-speaking locals.

At 9 pm, the local dance called the Vaquería is performed every Monday night in front of the City Hall (Ayuntamiento) on the Plaza Grande.

Tuesdays

If you need one, there’s an English language AA meeting at Casa Catherwood at 10 am. At night, dancing under the stars to Big Band music in Parque Santiago from 8:30 pm to about 10:30 pm is the best place to be on Tuesdays!

Wednesdays

Sometimes there is a concert at the Olimpo on Wednesdays. Look at the Yucatan Living Events for the week to find out more.

Thursdays

The Zoo is free in Merida, and at 4 pm, there’s a concert in the park there. Later in the evening, at Santa Lucia Park, enjoy a musical serenade in the park starting at 9 pm. Santa Lucia park has numerous good restaurants with outdoor seating, probably our favorite park and is just a few blocks walk.

Fridays

The first and third Fridays of the month are for expat nights, MELLO nights and TGIF sponsored by Yucatan Trails Travel Agency. During the season, the Yucatan Symphony has concerts on Friday nights.

Saturdays

In the morning, Children’s Story Hour at the Merida English Library starts at 10 am. Noche Mexicana brings music from other parts of Mexico to the park at the beginning of Paseo Montejo (called the Remate). The Plaza Grande is also open, full of music and dancing, with parts of Calle 60 and 62 closed to vehicular traffic. Saturday night is party night in Merida! There is a nighttime bicycle event starting at 9 pm behind the church in St. Ana . This is an organized event which goes in different directions each time and lasts around 1 to 2 hours. quite fun ! Please use our bikes for this event.

Sundays

Merida en Domingo starts at 9 am until about 5 pm, with the Plaza Grande filled with vendors of all kinds. Shop, eat, visit, enjoy the park and the people… it’s a Merida Sunday tradition! Bicitruta Moto is another weekly bicycle event along Paseo Montejo as the city closes of one side from 8 am to noon.  A very fun and great event for people watching . There is music and art shows all along the avenue. If you just want to people watch go to Roses and Xocolate’s Hotel  and have a coffee or breakfast and catch the live jazz.

For more informaton on ongoing events in Merida, check the Yucatan Living Ongoing Events page.

Seasonal Events

January

Festival of the City to celebrate Merida’s birthday.

February

Carnaval! A week of parades and partying in the streets.

March

Women’s Day and usually a Film Festival or two

April

Semana Santa (Easter) and Baseball Season begins. Yucatan has a winning team!

May

Mother’s Day is a big day in Mexico and the Yucatan

June

Cultural Spring Festival

July

The action moves to Progreso and the beach communities

August

School starts in mid-August and everyone returns from the beach

September

The Yucatan Symphony is in season!

October

Fall Cultural Festival (Otoño Cultural)

November

The Yucatan Bird Festival brings people from around the world.

December

Virgin of Guadalupe Day on the 12th, and posadas leading up to Christmas.