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 2023-2024 Mazatlán Events Calendar which is a more comprehensive listing of events happening in Mazatlán.
This is a daily events calendar listing major events in Mazatlán such as baseball games, soccer games, concerts, and other events.Events Calendar...
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.More info...
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.More info...
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!More info...
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.More info...
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.More info...
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)More info...
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 1st and 2nd, 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 1.
In 2023, the parade went returned to the historic old town route starting and ending at the Plaza Machado.More info...
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 will take place in December 2023.
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 the triathlon.
The Mazatlán Comedy Club is a monthly comedy show.
For 2023, it took place at the Hotel La Siesta in Olas Altas in the afternoon. They used comedians from the cruise ships. We are waiting for information about the 2023-2024 season shows.
Check out our 2023-2024 Mazatlán Events Calendar for the next show.
Website: Mazatlán Comedy Club