Unmissable Events in Mexico City, October 2019

Mexico City is one of the most popular destinations worldwide. As it hosts a great number of national and international visitors who have the will of discovering the oldest city in all Latin America, it is plenty of historical-rich spots like The Chapultepec Castle, The National Palace of Fine Arts, The Main Square (El Zócalo) and Teotihuacan, among others.

Beyond these attractions, Mexico City is equally famous for being the venue of the most important events in the country.  It is thus one of the most interesting cities you can visit. 

It doesn’t matter whether you come in spring or winter, all year long is full of activities which are aimed at surprising, inspiring and delighting you. For instance, if you are wondering – what can you do in October in Mexico City?–  Let us tell you that you have a long list of events to go to.

  • Celebrating the Death | Celebrando la Eternidad

Get ready to feel like a soul on the Day of the Dead. Among Cempasuchitl flowers, cemeteries, and altars, you will walk through the Chapultepec Forest on a journey to the realm of death. On this tour, special effects and new projection technologies will create such an special atmosphere that you’ll enjoy nothing but the majesty of this celebration. Be sure to come with your camera, you wouldn’t like to miss any single pick. This event is available from October 15th to the 19th.

  • Alebrijes Parade | Desfile de Alebrijes

Alebrijes are by far the most famous mythical creatures in Mexico, who, according to the legend, are a kind of companions on the journey to the land of dreams. Next October 19th you can meet them and take all the photos you want at a parade from Reforma Avenue to Main Square.

  • Day of the Death Opening | Arranque de las festividades del Día de Muertos

Are you in the mood of a Mexican party?  Well, come this October 24th to the Revolution Monument. There will be many surprises as part of the Day of the Dead festival. Food, culture and music, all in one place.

  • Altar Contest | Inauguración de la Mega Ofrenda

Whether you want to participate in an authentic Mexican tradition or just come as a spectator, you can’t miss this contest. First, because it is a great chance for you and your family to discover how do Mexicans celebrate the Day of the Dead. Second, as each region in Mexico celebrates it in a different manner, you can have a little taste of all Mexico in just one place. Finally, at the end of the day, it is a contest. So, you wouldn’t like to miss who the winner is, right? 

This is happening on October 25th in the Main Square.

  • Catrinas Parade | Mega Procesión de Catrinas

Another annual tradition is the Catrinas Mega-Procession. In a nutshell, it is a parade where people wear a personalized Catrina-costume and walk through Reforma Avenue accompanied by traditional music. This is taking place on October 26th at 6 .m. If you want to parade with them, don’t hesitate. Just look for some Catrina make-up ideas, a gorgeous Mexican dress and you’re ready to go.

  • International Day-of-the-Dead Parade | Desfile Internacional del Día de Muertos

Even though, there are several parades on these dates, neither of them is as impressive as this one. Moreover being the largest, this parade has way more participation and budget than any other. So, it isn’t surprising that it has a lot of allegoric cars, dancers and music bands.  Don’t miss it. It will depart from Palanco to the downtown on November the 2nd.

Last but not least, the Day of the Dead festival will be closed on November 27th in the Main Square.

Now you know all the upcoming events, are you ready to visit Mexico City?

Well, if you want to attend these events, remember that you can always stay at Kali Hotels. As our rooms are comfortable and heavenly decorated with a minimalistic-style, they made for you to live all the fun Mexico City has and enjoy a refreshing sleep every night.

Happy Day of the Dead!!!