Bridge Group Weekly - Tuesday - 2 to 5pm Donation Oaxaca Lending Library
No partner necessary. Bridge lessons before starting at 1:15.
Pino Suarez 519
Danzón with the Marimba Band Weekly - Wednesday - 6:30pm Free Zócalo
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.
Düdxa Tubi Tianguis Sundays starting at 11 am Free MUFI - the Stamp Museum
Market for locally made goods
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. And a tour in French on Tuesdays at 5 pm. Arrive ten minutes before the tours to purchase tickets.
Garden Club Monthly - 1st Wednesday Free
The Garden/Nature club is dedicated to : learning, sharing and deucation 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 email@example.com. The club also has a Facebook page.
Hiking Weekly - Friday 9 am - Free except for transportation costs, leaving from the Oaxaca Lendiing Library 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 program runs November thru March, with a schedule of 23 different outings. Reservations required. All information and a full schedule of hikes is on the Hoofing In Oaxaca website.
Oaxaca is More Beautiful on a Bicycle Weekly - Wednesday and Friday - 9 to 10:30 pm; Sunday at 9 am Free Meet in front of Santo Domingo Church
The Sunday morning ride is to Tule. Free 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!
Open Rehearsal: Chamber Orchestra of the Escuela de Bellas Artes Daily - Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday - 8 to 10 am Free Escuela de Bellas Artes UABJO
In the Sala Juárez on the second floor
Morelos next to the Plaza de la Danza
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Para informacion en espanol:
Cara Smiley: email@example.com
Spanish English Intercambios Weekly - Saturday - 10 to noon Free Oaxaca Lending Library
Pino Suárez 519 - 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
Textile Museum - Guided Visit in Spanish and English Weekly - Wednesday - 5 pm $10 pesos Textile Museum
Hidalgo and Fiallo
The Oaxacan State Band Concert Weekly - Sunday - 12:30 Free Zócalo
A wonderful tradition, sometimes other orchestras perform.
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.
I do my best to be accurate but festival dates are subject to change from
year to year.
Ceremony: The Blessing of the Animals Merced Church Oaxaca Center
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.
Ceremony: El Señor de la Navidad Teotitlan del Valle
Through to Septenber 9th.
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
The Virgin of the Rosary Santo Tómas Church Xochimilco, Oaxaca
Procession and then fireworks with a huge castillo.
Procession: The Virgin of the Rosary Church of San Tomás Xochimilco, Oaxaca
After mass a procession of estandartes (large red velvet banners covered with silver ornaments) and then fireworks including a castillo (tower)
Procession of Offerings - Palm Sunday begins at the cemetery and goes to the church San Antonino Castillo Velasco (near Ocotlan)
An opulent procession of offerings and a reenactment of Christ’s entry into Jerusalem – Also many processions including on leaving from the Santo Domingo Church at 9 am and another leaving from the Templo de San Francisco at 10 am. In front of all churches in the city and village look for woven crosses and other ornaments made of palm being sold.
Procession of Silence Alcalá and Garcia Vigil Oaxaca
Moving procession of crosses and full sized devotional figures