Merida is known for its lively cultural life and the city of Merida has several free events around the city. However, because of the recent construction in the Plaza Grande y in other parts of the centro, some of the usual locations for the events have been changed. Here is the updated information! We encourage everyone to get out and enjoy the city.  

Vaqueria Yucateca Traditional Yucatecan Folk Dancing and Jarana

The ballet of the Mérida City Council represents the town’s festivities which goes back to the 18th century. Enjoy regional music, dress, and sing along with the traditional “bombas” in this wonderful performance.

Monday | Ermita Park (New temporary venue)


You will hear the sounds from the early 20th Century including boleros, son, mambo and other latin rhythms. You will find many people partner dancing, the food stalls are open and it’s a fun atmosphere.


Trova Tuesday offers a romantic evening filled with the characteristic music of the Yucatecan lands. It’s an opportunity to enjoy soft melodies and profound lyrics, interpreted by talented troubadours who captivate with their art. This intimate gathering invites attendees to immerse themselves in the tranquil and emotive atmosphere of trova, where they can create special moments and unforgettable memories to the rhythm of the region’s most emblematic songs.


The Serenade of Santa Lucía is an evening full of Yucatecan tradition, celebrating local culture with trova, poetry, and folklore. During the event, musical trios will perform, delighting the audience with their music, as well as unique dances from the region that will captivate attendees. You can also enjoy a delicious meal at one of the many restaurants in the plaza. It’s a perfect opportunity to immerse yourself in the culture and music of Yucatán while enjoying a charming evening under the starry sky of Santa Lucía.

(folkloric dancing, jaranera orchestra, trio, and solistas)

New event!

Monument Video MAPPING

The video mapping at the Monument to the Fatherland is a temporary projection that transforms this iconic monument into a canvas of colors and lights. It’s a spectacle that offers a unique experience, full of emotion and tradition, perfect for enjoying with family. Through the combination of history, art, and technology, this experience allows spectators to immerse themselves in the cultural richness of the region while enjoying a captivating visual narrative. Don’t miss this opportunity to discover and appreciate the history of Mexico in an innovative and exciting way.


Mexican Night is an exciting display of national folklore that celebrates Mexico’s rich cultural diversity. With live music, colorful costumes, and captivating regional dances, this event transports spectators through the traditions and customs of different states of the Republic. The intense and thrilling atmosphere envelops attendees, who immerse themselves in the passion and pride of Mexican identity. In summary, Mexican Night is an unforgettable cultural experience that highlights the beauty and joy of Mexico’s cultural heritage.
(folkloric dances, solistas, and mariachi)

Pok Ta Pok

The pok ta pok ball game is a representation of the ancient Maya sport, where two teams face off in a ritual combat aiming to prevail over the other. Participants immerse themselves in Maya culture, painting their bodies and wearing attire that reflects the essence of this ancient civilization. This spectacle offers a unique experience, full of excitement and tradition, transporting spectators to the times of ancient Mesoamerica. It’s an unmissable opportunity to learn about and appreciate the cultural richness of the region.
San Sebastián C. 72 x 77 and 75 (New temporary venue)


“Mérida en Domingo” is a vibrant family event that offers a wide range of activities to enjoy during the weekend. From traditional food, to exploring local craft stalls and acquiring unique pieces, this event has something for everyone. Sunday is a fun day to explore the city. The streets are blocked off for bicyclers of all ages to enjoy the streets, there is music, cultural events and more!

(Cultural events and crafts sale)  
Santa Ana Park  (New temporary venue)

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