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MERIDA WEEKLY EVENTS UPDATE

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 …

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A MID City Hot Spot: Japanese Pop Culture Grab & Go Fusion Restaurant Kofuku

A dark kitchen concept and Japanese and latino fusion, this small spot exceeded all expectations! It is truly a great find for lunch or dinner. It’s a quaint place with a Kusama vibe. Decorations from Japanese pop culture adorn the place and you can even put a wish on a paper and pin it to …

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Barrio Mágico Xcalachen

Updated April 23, 2024 Mérida, a city known for its vibrant colors and undeniable beauty, holds a treasure trove of unique neighborhoods. One of these neighborhoods, nestled within the heart of the Yucatecan capital, has captured the attention and hearts of both locals and visitors alike. At first view, it looks like a regular neighborhood …

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Páayt’aan festival in Izamal is Back Feb 29-March 3

Music, dance, gastronomy, workshops,talks and more! Páayt’aan festival is in its third edition and will offer more than 40 cultural and gastronomic activities. It will take place in Izamal, Yucatán, from February 29 to March 3.  This festival aims to promote the exchange of voices and knowledge among the identities that coexist in the Yucatán …

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Consorcio Mejorada: Merida’s 2nd International Market for Peninsular Design

Dive into the vibrant world of the 2nd International Market for Peninsular Design. Head to Salon Gallos on Saturday, February 24th, and Sunday, February 25th, 2024 to experience the best in design from artists based in Yucatan. It will showcase a treasure trove of local fashion, furniture, jewelry, and more. There will be live music, …

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Merida’s Carnival 2024 Calendar of Events

WED, FEBRUARY 7 8pm Palacio Municipal Calle 62 x 61 y 63 Celebrate the traditional “BURNING OF THE BAD MOOD”, a the presentation of the Rey Momo Award to Morita, and then everyone dances to the rhythm of MERENGLASS. Wednesday, February 7, 8 pm, at the Municipal Palace squareEvent completely free with no need for …

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Feb 9-13 The Re-Evolution Carnival of Mérida 2024: from Fantasy to Innovation

It’s that time of year again and the festivities are here! Pre-carnival activities have been happening since late January and the parades start on February 9th.  For Calendar of Events Carnival in Latin America has a rich and diverse history that reflects the cultural amalgamation of indigenous, European, and African traditions. While each country and …

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Elena Mikhailova “Most Prestigious Violinists in the World” at the Merida Fest Jan 20 & 21st

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZQIuQnezLAU Night of Cultures: Elena Mikhailova + Ricardo Ribeiro (Portugal) Saturday Jan 20th 21:00 Location: Plaza Grande  Address: Plaza de la calle 60 por 61, 63 y 62, Centro Histórico Previous Next  Enjoy the talent of these international artists: *Elena Mikhailova. Considered one of the great violinists worldwide, of Russian origin residing in Madrid, Elena …

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Celebrating 50 Years of Yucatecan Singer Songwriter Jorge Buenfil

Jorge Buenfil Concert Tonight 8pm at Paseo 60 on Calle 60 x 35 Previous Next Jorge Buenfil Ávila is a Yucatecan singer and songwriter known for his contributions to the trova genre, particularly in the Yucatán Peninsula. Buenfil is recognized for his musical career and his efforts to preserve and promote Yucatecan trova. He has been …

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Urban Treasures & Antiques in the “Magical Neighborhoods” of San Sebastian and La Ermita

The “barrios magicos” of San Sebastian and La Ermita are some of Merida’s oldest neighborhoods and you feel the history in the air as you walk down the brick laden streets. The stories of love, passion, betrayal and the mundane in and outs of life permeate every wall and street corner that have seen generations …

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