Extracurricular Activities

In Merida everyday is a Celebration

Every Monday:

Vaquería – Folkloric Ballet & Trova Yucateca
Free concert and show featuring jarana, a traditional dance done in pairs. Enjoy the Yucatecan music and watch dancers balance trays with bottles and glasses full of beer as they perform intricate steps.
9 pm
Palacio Municipal at Plaza Mayor, Centro

Every Tuesday:

Musical Memories
A free outdoor concert.
It’s great place to practice your chachacha, mambo, or salsa dancing. You can also just sit back, relax and people watch.
You can also visit the Mercado and partake of the local cuisine.
9 pm
Parque Santiago Calle 59

Every Wednesday:

Wednesday Theater
Live performances
8 pm
Palacio Municipal

Music or Poetry
8 pm
Casa de la Cultura del Mayab,
Calle 63 x 64, Centro

Every Thursday:

Yucatecan Serenata
Folk dancing, poetry and musical performances
9 pm
Santa Lucia Park Calle 60 x 55

Every Friday:

University Serenade
Enjoy typical Yucatecan song and dance as performed by local University students
9 pm
Calle 60 x 57

Ballet Folkloric
Traditional Performances from all around Mexico.
Centro Cultural Universitario
9 pm

Trova Yucateca
8 – 9 pm
Pasaje Picheta
Calle 61 x 60 y 62 Plaza Mayor

Every Saturday:

Walking tour of the Historical Center
Meeting point: information office at Palacio Municipal
9:30 am
Calle 62 x 61 y 63 Main Plaza

Fiesta Mexicana
Free concerts and shows as well as booths filled with local handicrafts and foods, artisan craft, and a great atmosphere
8 pm
Remate Paseo de Montejo Calle 47

Trova Yucateca
From 8 to 9 pm
Pasaje Picheta
Calle 61 x 60 y 62 Plaza Mayor

Every Sunday:

Bici-Ruta
5 kilometers of roads in Merida are closed off allowing locals and tourist alike to sightsee, bicycle, skate or just stroll without traffic.
8 am to 12:30pm
Paseo de Montejo

Art and sculpture display
Over 30 local artist display paintings, sculpture and other visual arts
9 am to 2 pm
Paseo de Montejo between Av. Colón and Calle 37

The heart of Merida
Head dowtown to the Plaza Grande, venders sell local goods like huipiles, guayaberas, henequen bags, and other Yucatan souvenirs.  Enjoy local food favorites like marquesitas, tacos and cochinita pibil
9 am – 9 pm
Main Plaza Calle 60 to Hidalgo Park and Santa Lucia Park

Free music concert
12 noon – 1 pm
MACAY Museum, Centro

Traditional “Vaqueria” concert featuring Yucatecan dancing and traditional dress
1 pm and again at 5 pm
Centro Historico de Merida

Mestiza Wedding
Traditional celebration of the wedding between engaged couples of the mayan region.
5 pm
Outside Palacio Municipal
Calle 62 between 61 and 63, Centro
Across from the Plaza Grande

Trova Yucateca
From 8 to 9 pm
Pasaje Picheta
Calle 61 x 60 y 62 Plaza Mayor Centro