Yucatán is synonymous with culture, a sample is its bulky schedule of events in Mérida and throughout the year. If you wonder what to do in the cityBelow we list the best concerts, fairs and festivals for you to have fun and enjoy to the fullest.

Unmissable events in Mérida

December 1 - Oveja Negra Fest

December starts and begins with the best music. If you wonder where to go in Mérida, the first of the month, the appointment is at the Montejo Spectacle Center. This forum will witness the passing of Oveja Fest. The festival has a generous deadline that includes Jonaz from Plastilina Mosh, Playa Limbo, Jenny and The Mexicats, Caballo Dorado and many others.

December 7 - Danna Paola Concert

Succeeding in Europe, Danna Paola begins her tour in Mexico. On December 7 they will be presented on Blùe disco.

From December 7 to 12 - 2nd Edition of the Trova Festival

Without a doubt, this is a good excuse if you wonder where to go in Merida. With prestigious local and foreign artists, this important event will be held from December 7 to 12, with the participation of Silvio Rodríguez, Caetano Veloso, Pablo Milanés, Natalia Lafourcade, among others. The appointment is in the Kukulcán Álamo Park.

From December 13 to 14 - The White Night

Again, on December 13 an edition of La Noche Blanca begins. In its 12th. edition, this traditional event promises interesting days of art and culture. With more than 100 activities, 100 venues and 200 artists, it is the most anticipated festival of the year. Most of the activities will take place, as is customary, in the Historic Center of Mérida and this year will include the exhibition “Picasso, genius of the Arts”, which brings together 100 works by Pablo Picasso.

Until December 15 - Festival Yucatán and its customs

The best of Yucatecan traditional music and dance can be found in this festival that will take place at the Palacio de la Música.

Events in Mérida throughout the year

Concerts and free public events are very characteristic in towns and cities throughout Mexico, but if you are going to live in Merida, you will notice that they are common there. Every night of the week, the city is host to a wide variety of activities including music and dancing. Some jobs are:

Monday - Cowgirl Nights

In front of the Municipal Palace in the Plaza Grande, every Monday you can see a presentation of local dances with typical costumes of the area.

Tuesday - Musical Remembrances

On Tuesdays the appointment is in Santiago. There you will see couples and families from all over the city come together and dance to live music from the 1940s.

Thursday - Serenade Santa Lucia

This open-air concert of live music and traditional dances has been a tradition in the city for 40 years. If you are going to live in Mérida, head to the Santa Lucía park at 9 pm, get a table at one of the many restaurants that line the park and enjoy the show.

Friday - Ball Game

Have you ever imagined what an ancient Mayan ball game would look like? On Fridays in front of the Cathedral you can see a representation of this Mayan game in which the objective is to hit the ball through a stone ring with the hips and shoulders. Let yourself be enveloped by the light and sound of an emulated game so that you know it from its ancestral origin.

Saturdays - Mexican Night

Every Saturday at El Remate Park (at the end of downtown Paseo Montejo) you'll find traditional food, crafts, and performances by dancers, singers, and even comedians from all over Mexico.

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