Merida’s Biggest Cultural Night is Back! La Noche Blanca May 24th & 25th

La Noche Blanca 2024 celebrates “Learning is the Beauty of Living”. In its 17th edition, learning transcends mere acquisition of knowledge to become an immersive artistic experience. Mérida will come alive on May 24th and 25th, offering a rich tapestry of cultural activities. Museums, galleries, cultural centers, restaurants, and the vibrant artistic community will unite in public spaces, creating a synergy that permeates the city. This year there are some new events also outside of Merida as well as guest artists from Colombia, Cuba, Spain, and England.


With 300 activities planned, including 70 on The Eve and 230 during La Noche Blanca, Mérida emerges as the epicenter of culture and the arts. 

Among the artistic events there are 16 stellar we want to highlight:


  1. Grupo Niche (Música- Colombia)
  2. X Alfonso (Música- Cuba)
  3. Ensemble Vocal Luna (Música- Cuba)
  4. Los Gaiteros de San Jacinto (Música- Colombia)
  5. Los Vikingos del Norte (Música- Chihuahua)
  6. MUARÉ Experience / Cía. Voalá (Teatro Aéreo- España)
  7. Desfile de Alebrijes con la Cía. Alebríjula, Luz y Magia con Alma Mexicana
  8. Áurea Vol. II (Hot Chip DJ Set- Inglaterra)
  9. Exposición “A Dos Manos – Ka’ap’éel k’ab”. Efrén Maldonado – David Mex (Locales) Olimpo
  10. Exposición Colectiva: David Byrne tiene casa en Mérida.  Un ensayo visual sobre el encuentro. Curador: Alberto Arceo (Artistas residentes en Mérida locales e internacionales) Olimpo
  11. Una Edad Feliz / Laboratorio de Teatro Campesino e Indígena de Xocén (Int. Edo. Valladolid)
  12. Chisme, Amor y Prejuicio en La Pantitlán. El Hormiguero Colectivo (Teatro- CDMX)
  13. Mareas y Arrullos. En Boca de Lobos producciones (Experiencia coreográfica para primeras infancias, 2 presentaciones- Erica Torres) 
  14. Inauguración de exposición: Tradición y Contrapunto. El legado gráfico de Fernando Castro Pacheco
  15. Desde la comisaría de Cholul concierto de Calavera Show (Música)
  16. Tributo a Chico Ché 


1000 participants, including artists and creative bazaar exhibitors, will contribute their talent to La Noche Blanca and the eve of.

For the first time, artistic groups from various municipalities within the state will showcase their talent, hailing from Valladolid, Ticul, Dzidzantún, Tizimín, Progreso, and Kanasín.

Featured Municipalities/Invited Communities:

  • Progreso: Yucatecan Trova with the guitar workshop from the Progreso House of Culture (Music).
  • Tizimín: Epic Soundscapes – Orchestral Journey through Fantastic Worlds with the Mérida Municipal Youth Orchestra and the Tizimín Youth Symphonic Band (Music).
  • Valladolid-Xocén: Peasant Theater (Theater).
  • Ticul: Yucatecan Stamp – Ticul Folkloric Ballet (Dance).
  • Kanasín: Creative Seedbed (Theater).
  • Dzidzantún: Regional Parade with Brass Band and Folkloric Ballet

The universities UADY, UNAY, Universidad Modelo, and for the first time, UNAM’s Museum of Light will enrich La Noche Blanca with artistic and learning activities.

On May 24th, enjoy “The Eve” of La Noche Blanca with guided tours of the Historic Center, Night Bike Route, the videomapping “Island of Light,” at the Monumento a la Patria, live music on Paseo Montejo, and literary and antique bazaars in Parque de Santa Ana and Santa Lucía.

On May 25th there are SO MANY EVENTS TO CHOOSE FROM!

  • Áurea Vol. II returns with its fusion of electronic music and digital art at Parque de la Paz (Hot Chip DJ Set headlines Áurea).

  • Art collecting and appreciation will be showcased with 32 galleries located in the downtown area and different neighborhoods of the city.

  • Music, visual arts, theater, cinema, dance, regional comedy, children’s activities, circus arts, literature, fashion, performance, and learning workshops 

  • Parks, museums, theaters, alternative venues, galleries, and academic institutions will serve as venues for two nights filled with art and culture for everyone.

  • Experience Noche Blanca at 11 parks, 9 museums, 2 theaters, 18 alternative venues, and 32 galleries.

  • The best of gastronomy will be present as well featuring authentic kitchens, art bars, food trucks, international cuisines, traditional kitchens in Ermita, offerings from Colectivo Amix, and restaurants affiliated with the National Chamber of the Restaurant Industry and Seasoned Foods (CANIRAC) in Yucatán.

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