The International Mariachi Festival (Fiesta Internacional del Mariachi)

When: August / September.
Guadalajara is the capital of the Mariachi music (Mexican folk music).

The town celebrates magnificent music fiesta that last eleven days.

Once a year from the end of August to start September (on various dates) Musicians from all over and the world especially Mexico along with great audience are gather to the international Mariachi fiesta.

Two millions is the estimated number of the participants during the eleven festival’s days.

The visitors can enjoy the parade of Mariachi bands that dance according to the music on mobile stages.

Typical Mexican food is offered to the participants. In addition the music that is heard all over the place, cathedral masses accompanied by Mariachi music are integrated also in the festival.

For accommodations, check the most recommended hotels in Guadalajara and around, most of them suggest FREE CANCELLATION option or NO PREPAYMENT NEEDED – PAY AT THE PROPERTY:
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Contact details:
Tourist Office, Av. Vallarta #2641, Col. Arcos Vallarta C.P. 44110, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Phone:+52 (3) 616 9150 or 615 1182
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As unforeseen circumstances can arise, the details of events are subject to change. We highly recommend checking with the organizers before making any travel arrangements to ensure up-to-date information.

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Mexico City
Mexican peso (MXN)
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127V 60Hz
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Time Zone:
UTC-8 to -6
Spanish, various Mayan, Nahuatl, and other regional indigenous languages.
Middle America, bordering the Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico, between Belize and the US and bordering the North Pacific Ocean, between Guatemala and the US.
Varies from tropical to desert .
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Information address:
Ministry of Tourism, Av. Presidente Masaryk #172, Chapultepec Morales 11587, Mexico City. Tel. +52(55)
Mexico background and overview
The site of advanced Amerindian civilizations, Mexico came under Spanish rule for three centuries before achieving independence early in the 19th century. A devaluation of the peso in late 1994 threw Mexico into economic turmoil, triggering the worst recession in over half a century. The nation continues to make an impressive recovery. Ongoing economic and social concerns include low real wages, underemployment for a large segment of the population, inequitable income distribution, and few advancement opportunities for the largely Amerindian population in the impoverished southern states. Elections held in July 2000 marked the first time since the 1910 Mexican Revolution that the opposition defeated the party in government, the Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI). Vicente FOX of the National Action Party (PAN) was sworn in on 1 December 2000 as the first chief executive elected in free and fair elections.
[Courtesy of The World Factbook]

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