Top 3 Best Carnivals At CDMX You Cannot Miss!

Mexico City never stops surprising us, without a doubt, this metropolis brings us different option to learn about its culture, gastronomy, art and enjoy the best and funniest parties. So, if you’re visiting this city during March you must get to know what are the options to have a great time.

What to do in CDMX during March?

A festivity you cannot miss is the grand party of Carnival CDMX 2019. This carnival is celebrated every year before the “cuaresma” (a religious belief) during March. The Carnival is characterized for its fun parade showcasing dances, music, Carnaval Kali Hoteles colorful attires and other disguises. Especially this carnival is celebrated differently compare to other countries, since during the parade important mexican cultural aspects are displayed.

There are 59 carnivals in CDMX that aim to preserve traditions of the Mexican culture. These carnivals started years ago, and they are attended by young children, teenagers and adults. In Mexico City’s carnivals you can enjoy dancers with different attires that represents a variety of mexican cultures, they are joined by traditional music such as Mariachis made up of youngsters from “bandas de guerra” (marching bands), floats with striking ornaments, all of them with the goal of bringing rhythm and fun to the parade.

Which carnivals can we visit?

There are different delegations (political territorial demarcations) in charge of organizing their own carnivals. But here we provide three options you can visit during your stay at CDMX.

  1. Carnival at “Peñon de los Baños” it’s celebrated at the Venustiano Carranza Delegation and it’s one of the oldest carnivals in the city with approximately 136 years of history. In this carnival you can enjoy the different catrines and ladies disguises, as well as music during the parade. A very important representation of Mexican culture during the age of Hacendados (Hacienda owners). This festivity is perform during March 3rd to 7th, 2019.
  2. Carnival at “Xochimilco” is a celebration that last around 4 days and in it you may enjoy one of the variety of “comparsas” (group dances) made up of “chinelos”, “huehuenches”, “alebrijes” and “charros”. Likewise, the parade is joined by music groups, bands and night concerts. You can also purchase some artisans goods and local items. This carnival is perform during March 1st to 4th, 2019.
  3. Carnival at San Francisco Tlatenco is one of the biggest and oldest, and it’s gain recognition for its important participation in the carnival circle. In this carnival you may enjoy regional music from “charros” groups. Different groups of children, youngsters and adults disguise themselves in fun makeups. The days of carnival are March 8, 9, 10, 17, 23, 24, 25, 30, 31 and April 1st to 7th, 2019.



If it’s in your itinerary to assist the parade, we recommend wearing comfortable shoes and outfits, since the activities will begin very early and end very late at night. Don’t miss out the chance to live out the experience and attend the carnivals in CDMX. Don’t forget it is completely free!

But the fun does not end here, if you’ve attended the carnivals and you still want to party, then be prepared to live the most important festival in CDMX “Vive Latino”. Another very important party celebrated between March 16th and 17th, 2019 at Foro Sol.

In this event you can enjoy a concert for 2 days (saturday and sunday). On the first day there’ll have more than 20 music bands, national and international performances, such as: Caifanes, Division Minúsucla, Bomba Estéreo, Ska-P, Fobia and many others. On the second day you may enjoy bands such as The 1975, Bunbury Café, Tacvba, Santana, El tri, Snow Patrol, and many others. Without a doubt there’ll be a variety of bands playing different genre for all preferences. You may check the pricing for this event on their official website. Don’t miss out the experience!

March is a month to enjoy many festivals and here at Kali Hotels Mexico City, we’ll be waiting and welcoming your visit so you may enjoy yourself of the greatest fun here in CDMX.