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Welcome to oaxacacalendar.com where you will find up-to-date information about the wonderful events happening in Oaxaca, Mexico. Contact Us    

Oaxaca Spanish Magic
A Spanish language school where you will discover the magic and joy of learning Spanish in a personalized setting.
Dr. Angel Gomez
is an English speaking dental specialist trained in the U.S. He has a modern clinic and onsite lab. Consider dental work during your next visit to Oaxaca.
Amigos Del Sol

Learn Spanish and Oaxacan culture in an intimate family like setting.

We offer individual attention in classes of 3 or fewer.
ENGLISH SPEAKING DRIVER

Dependable, professional, courteous driver can take your group of up to 8
on tours of the Oaxaca valley

044-951-507-2383
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MEZCAL
Educational Excursions

Visit Oaxaca's quaint distilleries and learn about mezcal and pulque with skilled professional
Alvin Starkman.
Oaxaca Culinary Tours

Custom gastronomic food & drink tours for
groups of 4-16

Market Visits Cooking Classes Mole, Mezcal & Más

Quaint eateries to high end restaurants
CANFRO

Canadians in Oaxaca financially assisting local NGO's.
CRA tax receipts are available for your donations.
Place your Ad on the Oaxaca Calendar!

For more information
Contact us here

Recurring Events


AA Meeting (English)
Daily - Monday and Thursday - 7 pm Free


Also Saturday at 1 pm - All 12 step groups welcome.

518 Colon

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.

Pino Suárez 519

Margie's Pick

Danzón
Weekly - Wednesday - 6:30 pm Free
Alcalá and Constitución

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 oaxaca.garden.club@gmail.com.


Click here for the Facebook page

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.

Pino Suárez 519
Click here for more information

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!

M.Alcalá

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 lcassady@gmail.com. Para informacion en espanol: Cara Smiley: csmiley@integratedorganic.com


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.


Upcoming Events


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I've added a new page where you'll find restaurant listings, galleries and Internet resources.

To view it click the button at the top left of the page.

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Friday July 03  10:00am Free
Workshop: Radial (transmisión de ondas sonoras)

Museum of Contemporary Art (MACO)
M. Alcalá 202

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Friday July 03  6:00pm Free
Art Opening: Amalia Gamio

Casa de la Cultura Oaxaqueña
González Ortega No. 403

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Friday July 03  7:00pm Free
Theater: Multidisciplinary Presentation

Casa de la Cultura Oaxaqueña
González Ortega No. 403

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Friday July 03  7:30pm Free
Theater: Íntimas conversaciones

La Jicara
Porfirio Díaz 1105

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Friday July 03  8:00pm Free
Multimedia Project: Álvaro torres & Laurie Thompson

Biblioteca Henestrosa
Porfirio Díaz & Morelos

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Saturday July 04  10:00am Free
Workshop: Dye your T-Shirt with Indigo

EthnoBotanical Garden
Reforma & Constitución
at 11:30 - Workshop: Making Figures from Trash at 10:30 - Workshop: Practical Advice about Plants at 11:30 - Talk: Recognizing Plants Guided visits and documentary films

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Saturday July 04  1:30pm $159 pesos for adults
Fourth of July Fiesta sponsored by the Oaxaca Lending Library

El Sabor de Antequera (formerly La Escondida)
Km 0.7, Carretera a San Agustin Yatareni
A gathering of gringos to celebrate the 4th of July. Each person pays for themselves - generous buffet with welcoming botana and shot of mezcal included. Drinks available for purchase. Sign up in advance at the Oaxaca Lending Library (Pino Suárez 519) and get directions and so the restaurant knows how many to expect.

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Saturday July 04  5:00pm Free
Dance: Dance of the Gardeners by the Ciénege Zimatlan Community

Governor's Palace Museum
south side of the zócalo

Saturday July 04  6:00pm
Theater: Me dan envida los canguros

CaSa - Centro de las Artes de San Agustin


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Saturday July 04  6:00pm Free
Theater: Me dan envida los canguros

CaSa - Centro de las Artes de San Agustin
Vista Hermosa, Etla

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Saturday July 04  7:00pm $50-100 peso donation
Dance: New England Style Barn Dance

Salsa Na Ma dance school
Calle 5 de mayo, # 217, esquina con Murguía
Since it is the United States' Independence Day, we will dance a patriotic themed, Everyone is welcomed to bring a partner, but it is great for singles, since people are encouraged to change partners for each dance of the evening.
Click here for more information

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Saturday July 04  7:00pm Free
Book Presentation: Me han robado un palco by Patricia Mungaray

Casa de la Cultura Oaxaqueña
González Ortega No. 403

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Margie's Pick

Saturday July 04  7:00pm Free
Art Opening: José Tejeda

Museum of Oaxacan Painters (MUPO)
Independencia & García Vigil

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Saturday July 04  7:30pm Free
Music: Tribute to Theolonious Monk

Biblioteca Henestrosa
Porfirio Díaz & Morelos

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Saturday July 04  7:30pm Free
Art Opening: Honorio Cruz

La Salvadora
Guerrero 413

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Sunday July 05  10:30am Free
Recital: Ballet Workshop

Casa de la Cultura Oaxaqueña
González Ortega No. 403
Followed at 11;30 with a Folkloric presentation by children

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Sunday July 05  12:00pm Free
Art Opening: Sandra Pani

Santo Domingo Cultural Center
to the left of the Santo Domingo Church on the Alcalá

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Sunday July 05  12:00pm Free
Music: Amadeus en Voce

CaSa - Centro de las Artes de San Agustin
Vista Hermosa, Etla

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Monday July 06  4:00am $350 pesos
5 Day Workshop: Stenciling

Xicotencatl 317

I know the poster says 4 AM but please call to confirm.

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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

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Monday July 06  4:00pm $350 pesos
5 Day Workshop: Stenciling

Xicotencatl 317


Monday July 06  4:00pm $550 pesos
5 Day Workshop: Backstrap Weaving

Textile Museum
Hidalgo & Fiallo
from 4 to 7pm - sign up in advance - limited to 5 participants

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Monday July 06  7:00pm $30 pesos
Movie: Night Moves

Teatro Macadonio Alcalá
Independencia & 5 de Mayo

Click here for more information

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Monday July 06  7:00pm Free
Book Presentation: Haciendo Milpa

La Jicara
Porfirio Díaz 1105

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Monday July 06  9:30pm Free
Music: Omar Ali - voice & guitar

Nueva Babel
Porfirio Díaz 224

Tuesday July 07 
Guelaguetza




Click here for a schedule

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Tuesday July 07  7:00pm $30 pesos
Movie: El Juicio de Viviane Amsalem Gett

Teatro Macadonio Alcalá
Independencia & 5 de Mayo

Click here for more information

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Wednesday July 08  7:00pm $30 pesos
Movie: El Pequeño Quinquin

Teatro Macadonio Alcalá
Independencia & 5 de Mayo

Click here for more information

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Wednesday July 08  10:00pm Free
Music: Luckas, cantautor

Nueva Babel
Porfirio Díaz 224

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Thursday July 09  7:00pm $30 pesos
Movie: Fener Isten (White God)

Teatro Macadonio Alcalá
Independencia & 5 de Mayo

Click here for more information

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Thursday July 09  8:00pm Free
Book Presentation: Yucundaa

San Pablo Cultural Center
Hidalgo 907, Antiguo Callejón de San Pablo

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Friday July 10  7:00pm Free
Celebration of the 44th Anniversary of CCO

Casa de la Cultura Oaxaqueña
González Ortega No. 403
with a piano concert

Saturday July 11  5:00pm Free
Exhibit Opening: Weaving of Santa María Peñoles, Oaxaca

San Pablo Cultural Center
Hidalgo 907, Antiguo Callejón de San Pablo

Saturday July 11  7:00pm $50-100 pesos donation
Contra Dance

Salsa Na Ma dance school
5 de Mayo 217 (corner Murguía)
Contra dance is a group social dance from the US where everyone dances together to make swirling repeated patterns. It is similar to square dance, with moves like swing-your-partner and do-si-do, but by dancing in long lines, instead of squares, each person dances with everyone else in the line. No partner or experience required.
Click here for more information

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Margie's Pick

Saturday July 11  7:00pm Free
Music: La china Sonidera

CaSa - Centro de las Artes de San Agustin
Vista Hermosa, Etla

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Monday July 13  Free
5 Day Course: Pintura, Años Recientes- Búsquedas y Estrategias by Friacisco Castro Leñero

CaSa - Centro de las Artes de San Agustin
Vista Hermosa, Etla

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Sunday July 12  12:00pm Free
Music: Los Rurales

CaSa - Centro de las Artes de San Agustin
Vista Hermosa, Etla

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Monday July 13  10:00am $650 pesos
5 day Workshop: Embroidery in the Mazahua Style

Textile Museum
Hidalgo & Fiallo

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Monday July 13  1:00pm $1,000 pesos
5 Day Workshop: Attention to the Edges - digital street photography

Taller Espacio Alternativo
Porfirio Díaz 413

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Monday July 13  9:30pm Free
Music: Omar Ali - voice & guitar

Nueva Babel
Porfirio Díaz 224

Tuesday July 14 
Guelaguetza




Click here for a schedule

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Tuesday July 14  7:00pm $30 pesos
Movie: Hermosa Juventud

Teatro Macadonio Alcalá
Independencia & 5 de Mayo


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Tuesday July 14  7:00pm Free
Music: Axis Mundi -A capella chorus

San Pablo Cultural Center
Hidalgo 907, Antiguo Callejón de San Pablo

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Wednesday July 15  7:00pm $30 pesos
Movie: Xenia

Teatro Macadonio Alcalá
Independencia & 5 de Mayo

Click here for more information

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Wednesday July 15  8:00pm Free
Music: Axis Mundi -A capella chorus

Cathedral
Zócalo

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Wednesday July 15  10:00pm Free
Music: Luckas, cantautor

Nueva Babel
Porfirio Díaz 224

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Thursday July 16  2:00pm Free
Festival de los Moles

Jardin el Pañuelito
Constitución y 5 de Mayo

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Thursday July 16  7:00pm $30 pesos
Movie: The Captive

Teatro Macadonio Alcalá
Independencia & 5 de Mayo

Click here for more information

Friday July 17  7:00pm Free
Guelaguetza Parade of Delegations

starting at the Stone Cross Plaza, Alcalá near Niõs Heroes
going to the zócalo

Saturday July 18  10:00am Free
2 Day Workshop: Alebrijes by Jacobo & Maria Ángeles

San Pablo Cultural Center
Hidalgo 907, Antiguo Callejón de San Pablo
sign up in advance - from 10 to 2

Saturday July 18  6:00pm Free
Art Opening: Argelia Matus

Textile Museum
Hidalgo & Fiallo

Saturday July 18  7:00pm Free
Guelaguetza Parade of Delegations

starting at the Stone Cross Plaza, Alcalá near Niõs Heroes
going to the zócalo

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Saturday July 18  7:00pm Free
Music: La Furia Con Lujuria

CaSa - Centro de las Artes de San Agustin
Vista Hermosa, Etla

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Margie's Pick

Sunday July 19  8:30pm $200-250 pesos
Dance: Donaji...la Leyenda

Guelaguetza Stadium
Cerro del Fortin
Tickets at Ticketmaster Mexico

Monday July 20 
Guelaguetza




Click here for a schedule

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Sunday July 19  12:00pm Free
Music: Badu Bazeendú

CaSa - Centro de las Artes de San Agustin
Vista Hermosa, Etla

Monday July 20  10:00am Free
3 Day Workshop: Painting Wood by the Cruz Méndez Family

San Pablo Cultural Center
Hidalgo 907, Antiguo Callejón de San Pablo
from 10 to 2 - sign up in advance

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Monday July 20  9:30pm Free
Music: Omar Ali - voice & guitar

Nueva Babel
Porfirio Díaz 224

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Wednesday July 22  10:00pm Free
Music: Luckas, cantautor

Nueva Babel
Porfirio Díaz 224

Thursday July 23  10:00am Free
4 Day Wrokshop: Clay by Eligio Zárate Blanco

San Pablo Cultural Center
Hidalgo 907, Antiguo Callejón de San Pablo
from 10 to 2 - sign up in advance

Friday July 24  7:00pm Free
Guelaguetza Parade of Delegations

starting at the Stone Cross Plaza, Alcalá near Niõs Heroes
going to the zócalo

Friday July 24  7:00pm Free
Lecture: Tejiendo la identidad (Weaving ones identity)

San Pablo Cultural Center
Hidalgo 907, Antiguo Callejón de San Pablo
About the Purépecha women of Michoacán by Amalia Ramírez Garayzar of the Universidad Intercultural Indígena de Michoacán

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Saturday July 25  Free
1st International Festival of Giant Paper Globes

Navareno Etla

All day - see poster for more information

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Saturday July 25  5:00pm Various
Sports: Alebrijes soccer game

Benito Juárez Stadium
Cardenas & Cuidad de las Canteras

Saturday July 25  7:00pm Free
Guelaguetza Parade of Delegations

starting at the Stone Cross Plaza, Alcalá near Niõs Heroes
going to the zócalo

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Saturday July 25  7:00pm Free
Music: Big Band Jazz

CaSa - Centro de las Artes de San Agustin
Vista Hermosa, Etla

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Saturday July 25  7:00pm Free
Music: Big Band Jazz

CaSa - Centro de las Artes de San Agustin
Vista Hermosa, Etla

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Sunday July 26  Free
1st International Festival of Giant Paper Globes

Nazareno Etla

All Day - see poster for more details

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Sunday July 26  8:30pm $200-250 pesos
Dance: Donaji...la Leyenda

Guelaguetza Stadium
Cerro del Fortin
Tickets at Ticketmaster Mexico

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Sunday July 26  12:00pm Free
Music: Ensemble Kafka

CaSa - Centro de las Artes de San Agustin
Vista Hermosa, Etla

Monday July 27  10:00am Free
4 Day Workshop: Red Clay by Concepción Sánchez

San Pablo Cultural Center
Hidalgo 907, Antiguo Callejón de San Pablo
From 10 to 2 - sign up in advance

Monday July 27  4:00pm $600 pesos
5 Day Workshop: Creative Dressmaking

Textile Museum
Hidalgo & Fiallo
From 4 to 7pm

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Monday July 27  9:30pm Free
Music: Omar Ali - voice & guitar

Nueva Babel
Porfirio Díaz 224

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Tuesday July 28  10:00am Free
1st Encounter with Female Artisans

Museo de Arte Popular Oaxaca
San Bartolo Coyotepec
Roundtables at 10 and at 4.

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Wednesday July 29  10:00am Free
1st Encounter with Female Artisans

Museo de Arte Popular Oaxaca
San Bartolo Coyotepec
Roundtables at 10 and 4

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Wednesday July 29  10:00pm Free
Music: Luckas, cantautor

Nueva Babel
Porfirio Díaz 224

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Thursday July 30  11:00am $20 pesos
Workshop: Tin (Hojalata)

Museo de Arte Popular Oaxaca
San Bartolo Coyotepec

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Friday July 31  Free
Festival of Wine in Oaxaca

Museo Belber Jiménez
Matamoros 307

Friday July 31  10:00am Free
3 Day Workshop: Weaving with Palm by Juan Garcia

San Pablo Cultural Center
Hidalgo 907, Antiguo Callejón de San Pablo
From 10 to 2 - sign up in advance

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Friday July 31  11:00am $20 pesos
Workshop: Wood Carving by Martha Turok

Museo de Arte Popular Oaxaca
San Bartolo Coyotepec

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Friday July 31  6:00pm Free
Lecture: Fray Andrés de Olmao

EthnoBotanical Garden
Reforma & Constitución

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Saturday August 01  Free
Festival of Wine in Oaxaca

Museo Belber Jiménez
Matamoros 307

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Saturday August 01  11:00am $20 pesos
Workshop: Sculpting with Dried Flowers by Martha Turok

Museo de Arte Popular Oaxaca
San Bartolo Coyotepec

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Sunday August 02  Free
Festival of Wine in Oaxaca

Museo Belber Jiménez
Matamoros 307

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Sunday August 02  11:00am $20 pesos
Workshop: Black Clay by Martha Turok

Museo de Arte Popular Oaxaca
San Bartolo Coyotepec

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Sunday August 02  7:00pm $300-1,200 pesos
Music: Yuri Invencible

Guelaguetza Stadium
Cerro del Fortin
Tickets at Ahorro Pharmacies

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Wednesday August 05  9:00pm
Soccer: Alebrijes de Oaxaca

Benito Juárez Stadium
Cardenas & Cuidad de las Canteras

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Saturday August 08  7:30pm Various but not expensive
Sports: Alebrijes soccer game

Benito Juárez Stadium
Cardenas & Cuidad de las Canteras

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Saturday August 22  5:00pm Various but not expensive
Sports: Alebrijes soccer game

Benito Juárez Stadium
Cardenas & Cuidad de las Canteras

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Tuesday August 25  9:00pm
Soccer: Alebrijes de Oaxaca

Benito Juárez Stadium
Cardenas & Cuidad de las Canteras

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Friday September 11  5:00pm Various but not expensive
Sports: Alebrijes soccer game

Benito Juárez Stadium
Cardenas & Cuidad de las Canteras

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Tuesday September 22  7:00pm
Soccer: Alebrijes de Oaxaca

Benito Juárez Stadium
Cardenas & Cuidad de las Canteras

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Saturday September 26  5:00pm Various but not expensive
Sports: Alebrijes soccer game

Benito Juárez Stadium
Cardenas & Cuidad de las Canteras

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Saturday October 03  5:00pm Various but not expensive
Sports: Alebrijes soccer game

Benito Juárez Stadium
Cardenas & Cuidad de las Canteras

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Saturday October 24  9:30pm Various but not expensive
Sports: Alebrijes soccer game

Benito Juárez Stadium
Cardenas & Cuidad de las Canteras

Sunday October 25  2:00am
Daylight Savings Time ends

move clocks back one hour


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Saturday November 07  5:00pm Various but not expensive
Sports: Alebrijes soccer game

Benito Juárez Stadium
Cardenas & Cuidad de las Canteras

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Margie's Pick

Wednesday November 11 
Instrumenta Oaxaca 2015



Goes until November 22 - A classical music festival with teachers brought from all over the world. During the day are classes and every evening concerts all over Oaxaca. Not to be missed!
Click here for more information

Festivals & Holidays


I do my best to be accurate but festival dates are subject to change from year to year.


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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

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Margie's Pick


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.


Margie's Pick


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.

Margie's Pick






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