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2022-2023 Mazatlán Events

There are many events in Mazatlán, Mexico that are held annually in which you can participate in on your Mazatlán visit!

Here are some of the most popular and interesting annual events that take place in Mazatlán each year.

Be sure also to check out our 2023 Mazatlán Events Calendar which is a more comprehensive listing of events happening in Mazatlán.

2023 Mazatlán Events Calendar

Event Calendar
2023 Mazatlán Events Calendar

This is a daily events calendar listing major events in Mazatlán such as baseball games, soccer games, concerts, and other events.

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Carnival in Mazatlán

Carnival in Mazatlán

The Mazatlán Carnival is the largest annual event in Mazatlán and is the 3rd largest Mardi Gras in the world!

There are parades, large stage shows, coronations, street festivals, and other Carnival related events.

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Spring Break in Mazatlán

Spring Break
Spring Break in Mazatlán

College students still celebrate Spring Break in Mazatlan.

Although, not as popular as years ago, there is a still a contingent of Spring Breakers that come to Mazatlán every spring on their school's spring break.

There are no specific dates for spring break because school have different spring break dates.  There are students on break that come to Mazatlán from January to April depending on their break.

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Easter Week (Semana Santa) in Mazatlán

Easter (semana santa) in Mazatlán

The busiest week of the year is Easter Week (semana santa).

Hundreds of thousands of mainly Mexican nationals descend upon Mazatlán to party and celebrate Easter!

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Mazatlán International Motorcycle Week

International Motorcycle Week

Every year there is the Mazatlán International Motocycle Week where thousands of motorcycle enthusiasts come to town.

There are out of town rides, a motor cycle parade down the Malecon, stunt shows, parties, and large music concerts.

This event normally occurs in the week after Easter week.

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Mexican Independence Day

Mexican Independence Day (Sep 16)

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!  

On Sep 16, there is usually an Independence Day military parade that goes down the Malecon.  The malecon is usually closed from the Fisherman's Monument to Avenida de los Deportes for the parade.

There are many other parties all over town for Independence Day.

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Halloween in Mazatlán

Halloween in Mazatlán

Halloween is not traditionally celebrated in Mazatlán, but is growing in popularity.  Many bars and restaurants now will have Halloween parties in which many people will dress up in costumes.

Joe's Oyster Bar hosts the largest halloween party in Mazatlán.  They have a big halloween display that you walk through and also big costume contest that takes place late (2:30am or later)

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Day of the Dead in Mazatlán

Day of the Dead
Day of the Dead in Mazatlán

Day of the Dead (dia del los muertos) takes place on November 2 of every year.

During the period leading up to the Day of the Dead many businesses, restaurants, and locals will make altars to loved ones who have previously passed.

On November 2, many local families will celebrate Day of the Dead by visiting their dead relatives in cemeteries and/or putting out alters to their dead relatives

Cultura Mazatlan puts on a huge Day of the Dead parade that usually takes place on November 2.

In 2021, the parade went along Paseo Claussen from Sister Cities Park to Olas Altas.

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Mazatlán ArtWalks

Mazatlán ArtWalk

Annually, from early November to the end of April, there are usually free Artwalks in the Historic Old Town and Golden Zone.

The Artwalks are free.  You can browse the art and purchase it if you wish.  The downtown art walk has a map of the galleries that are participating.  The Golden Zone artwalk is just on one street.

The downtown Artwalk is happening in 2022/2023.  No word yet on the Golden Zone Art Walk for 2022/2023.

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Mazatlán International Triathlon

Mazatlán International Triathlon
Mazatlán International Triathlon

Annually, there is the Mazatlán International Triathlon.

This is a very scenic triathlon with the run and bike along the Malecon and the swim in the ocean.

In 2023, this event took place in late March.

There is another triathlon, Great Triathlon, taking place with the annual marathon in December 2023.

Great Pacific Marathon

Great Pacific Marathon in Mazatlán, Sinaloa, Mexico
Great Pacific Marathon

The Great Pacific Marathon (Gran Maratón 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 part of 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.

The marathon is back on December 1-3, 2023.  It will be done in conjunction with a triathlon.

Mazatlán Comedy Club

Mazatlán Comedy Club
Mazatlán Comedy Club

The Mazatlán Comedy Club is a monthly comedy show.

For 2023, it will happen at the Hotel La Siesta in Olas Altas in the afternoon.  They are going to use comedians from the cruise ships.

Check out our 2023 Mazatlán Events Calendar for the next show.

Website: Mazatlán Comedy Club

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