AA Meeting (English) Daily - Monday and Thursday - 7 pm Free
Also Saturday at 1 pm - All 12 step groups welcome.
Baseball: Guerreros de Oaxaca 7pm weekdays; 5pm weekends when in town $50 pesos for men in Centro, $25 pesos for women Vasconcelos Stadium
Oaxaca's own AAA baseball team always includes a couple of players who had brief moments in the major league. Go for the baseball and/or go for the entertaining crowd. This is real Oaxaca! The season is April to August. Opening Day in 2015 will be April 5th (starts at 4).
Niños Heroes and Vasconcelos
Bridge Group Weekly - Tuesday - 1 to 4 pm $20 pesos Oaxaca Lending Library
No partner necessary. Chicago scoring with a new partner every four hands. Bridge lessons before starting at 12:15.
A tradition imported from Cuba, the danzón is a stately dance with syncopation. The citizens of Oaxaca gather weekly to dance and watch the dancers. **with the protestors in the zócalo the location may vary - listen for the marimba music**
next to the Pañuelta
Ethnobotanical Garden Tours in English Weekly - Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday - 11 am $100 pesos Entrance Reforma and Constitutión.
The only way to see this wonderful garden is on a tour. The tour is two hours long so come with water and sunscreen. There are also tours in Spanish which last one hour and cost 50 pesos daily at 10, 12 and 5pm. There is a tour in French on Tuesdays at 5 pm and one in German on Wednesdays at 5pm.. Arrive ten minutes before the tours to purchase tickets.
Garden Club Monthly - 1st Wednesday Free
The Oaxaca Garden Club is dedicated to: learning, sharing and education about gardening, agriculture and nature, primarily in Oaxaca. It is achieved by regular meetings, field trips, outreach to the community and by parties. To receive the monthly notices of activities, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hiking Weekly - Tuesday & Friday 9 am - November thru March Minimal cost for transportation Oaxaca Lending Library
“Hoofing It In Oaxaca” is a program of weekly hikes for adventurous gringos who hanker to explore this part of Mexico on foot. Individual outings fall into three categories: rambles through the open countryside in the Valles Centrales; visits to archeological sites in the area; and more vigorous hikes in the mountains surrounding Oaxaca City.The Oaxaca Lending Library is the rendezvous point for all of the weekly hikes. All information and a full schedule of hikes is on the Hoofing In Oaxaca website. REservations required.
Holy Trinity Anglican Episcopal Church Weekly - Sunday - 11 am - Crespo 211 (between Morelos and Matamoros)
Liturgy followed by coffee hour. Information 951-514-3799
Introduction to Oaxaca Mondays at 11 am Free Oaxaca Lending Library
Presented by a full-time resident and member of library. They will answer questions and give their perspective on what it's like to live in Oaxaca.
Pino Suárez 519
Oaxaca is More Beautiful on a Bicycle Weekly - Wednesday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday - 9 to 10:30 pm Free Meet in front of Santo Domingo Church
Rental bicycles available at Mudo Ciebo, Qunitana Roo 2011 (between Humbolt and Gómez Farias) You must bring a passport or Oaxacan credentials. They have tandems, too!
Religious Society of Quaker Friends Meeting Weekly - Saturday - 10 am Free
This is the winter schedule. All are welcome. For more information and location contact Lorena Cassady at email@example.com. Para informacion en espanol:
Cara Smiley: firstname.lastname@example.org
Spanish English Intercambios Weekly - Saturday - 10 to noon Free Oaxaca Lending Library
An opportunity to practice your Spanish and help a Oaxacan learn English. Just arrive at 10 and you will be paired with someone. All levels of Spanish accommodated - including beginners!
Pino Suárez 519
Sunday Tradition - Music and Food Weekly - Sunday - 1 pm Free San Pablo Cultural and Educational Center
Hidalgo 907, Antiguo Callejón de San Pablo
Sustainable Living Roundtable 4th Friday of every month - 10 to 11:30 Free Oaxaca Lending Library
Pino Suárez 519
Textile Museum - Guided Visit in Spanish and English Weekly - Wednesday - 5 pm $10 pesos Textile Museum
Hidalgo and Fiallo
Tour to Teotitlan del Valle Weekly - Thursday and Saturday - 9 to 5 pm $655 pesos Instituto Cultural Oaxaca
Travel, Learn, Fight Poverty Fundación En Vía is a non-profit microfinance organization providing tours to communities around Oaxaca where participants visit women in need of small loans to improve their lives. 100% of the tour fees are given to the entrepreneurs as an interest-free micro loan.
Av. Juárez 909
Zumba Weekly - Sunday - 9 to 11am $15 pesos LLano Park (Parque Juárez) - southeast corner
Latin and International music with a fun and effective workout sysem.
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Saturday May 23 7:00pm Free Lecture: Avneturas de Ratón "zito"
La Jicara Porfirio Díaz 1105
Saturday May 23 7:30pm Free Reading: Stories of Jaime Muñoz de Baena
Biblioteca Henestrosa Porfirio Díaz & Morelos
Monday May 25 4:30pm there is a fee 5 Day Workshop: Sculpting in Paper Maché
Zegache Tallers Comunitarios 5 de Mayo 412
Monday June 01 7:00pm $30 pesos Movie: Pulp-A Film About Life, Death and Supermarkets
Monday July 06 9:00am $10,000 pesos 2 Week Workshop: Slumping and Casting Glass
Xaquixe Magdelana Apasco, Etla Monday to Friday from 9 to 5pm - Sign up at their store 5 de Mayo 412
Friday July 31 6:00pm Free Lecture: Fray Andrés de Olmao
EthnoBotanical Garden Reforma & Constitución
Sunday October 25 2:00am Daylight Savings Time ends
move clocks back one hour
Festivals & Holidays
I do my best to be accurate but festival dates are subject to change from
year to year.
Guelaguetza Guelaguetza Stadium Oaxaca
Another performance at 5 pm. Presentation of the traditional dances of the villages of Oaxaca danced by delegations from each village. There is an alternate Guelaguetza and other events during this period. Click here for the promotional video
Guelaguetza Guelaguetza Stadium Oaxaca
Another performance at 5 pm. Presentation of the traditional dances of the villages of Oaxaca danced by delegations from each village. There is an alternate Guelaguetza and other events during this period.
Ceremony: The Blessing of the Animals Merced Church Independencia & Miguel Doblado
Animals and their human keepers are there to celebrate the feast day of San Ramón de Nonato, patron saint of women in labor, persons falsely accused and keeper of animals. Expect to see many pets in costumes.
Ceremony: El Grito de Dolores Zócalo Oaxaca
The governor of Oaxaca shouts the traditional ‘grito’ from the balcony of the Governor’s palace in commemoration of Independence Day. Massive fireworks follow. No alcohol is sold so the crowd is very family friendly.
Holiday: Independence Day Mexico
National Holiday - most stores and all offices are closed. Parades in the morning.