There are many events in Mazatlán, Mexico that you can participate in on your Mazatlán visit. Here are some of the most popular and interesting Events. Click on any photo to find out more!
Be sure also to check out our 2019 Mazatlán Events Calendar which is a more comprehensive listing of events happening in Mazatlán.
There are parties all over Mazatlán to celebrate Mexican Independence Day (dia de la Independencia) that occurred on Sep 16, 1810. The previous day, Sep 15, is called the Cry of Dolores (El Grito de Dol). In Mazatlán, there are events in the Republic Plaza (Plazuela de la Republica) which is downtown in front of the cathedral. A flag is traditionally given to the mayor who waves it from the balcony of city hall! There are also usually music, dancers, and fireworks! Around Sep 16, there is usually an Independence Day parade that goes down the malecon. There are many other events around town for Independence Day.
Note that a number of streets in downtown (El Centro) and the Avenida del Mar are closed for celebrations. The malecon is usually closed from the Fisherman's Monument to Avenida de los Deportes for the parade.
The Gran Marathon Pacifico is the annual international marathon that takes place on a weekend each year in November/December in Mazatlán. There is usually a 5k and 10k run on the Saturday then a half and full marathon on the Sunday. The race course is completely flat and much of the race takes place on the Malecon which is shut down to vehicles for this event. This is a very scenic race because it takes place next to the ocean! Depending on the weather, the temperature can get hot at this time of year. Even though the race is early in the morning, it can still get hot. The entry fees are reasonable and there is an english speaking registration desk.
Note that the marathon did not take place in 2018 due to the reconstruction of the Maleconn.
Each year, the Mazatlán Comedy Club brings in comedians every month from October to April to perform in the Venados Room at the Hotel Playa Mazatlan.
Website: Mazatlán Comedy Club