The Fiestas de Noviembre is an annual event in Puerto Escondido. There are typically numerous events, with something happening almost every day during November and into the first week or so in December. Puerto Escondido is composed of two municipalities, one that includes Playa Principal and the downtown area and another in the Playa Zicatela area. Both municipalities participate in the Fiestas de Noviembre but the events are not coordinated. So there are often competing events taking place simultaneously in both areas. Zicatela events are often staged on Playa Zicatela just past Restaurante Sabor a Mar while the uptown events are often on Playa Principal or the municipal plaza or "City Hall" west of the playa.|
Ear plugs are a good thing to bring to festival events. Sometimes things get loud, very loud. Below will be a partial listing of events when they are available. There are many, many events held during Fiestas de Noviembre.
Puerto Escondido Centro
Marinero and Zicatela north
|Monday, November 2||
Day of the Dead Altars 5:00 pm at City Hall|
|Thursday, November 5||
Singing Contest 5:00 pm at City Hall|
|Friday, November 6||
Mini Guelaguetza and Expo 6:00 pm at City Hall. Coffee and organic food.|
|Saturday, November 7||
Food Fest 1:00 pm at Playa Manzanillo|
Inauguration Fiestas de November 2015 8:00 pm at City Hall
|Sunday, November 8||
International Marathon 7:00 am. Starting on Playa Bacocho and finishing on Playa Zicatela.|
|November 10 through 14||
Festival de Cine Mexicano 7:00 pm. Film festival at Playa Bacocho and Playa Zicatela.|
|November 13 and 14||
National Black Community Visit a negro community. Make your reservation with Gina.|
|November 13 through 15||
Festival Costeño de la Danza 7:00 pm at City Hall. Folk dancing festival.|
|Saturday, November 14||
Concert with Angeles Azules 8:00 pm at the entrance to Puerto Angelito.|
|Sunday, November 15||
Moto Cross 10:00 am at Cerro de la Vieja. National event.|
Food Festival 6:00 pm on Playa Zicatela.
|November 18 through 28||
Art Craft Expo 2:00 pm.|
|Thursday, November 19||
Boxing Match 5:00 pm at City Hall.|
|Friday, November 20||
Revolución Mexicana Parade 7:00 am at Mercado Benito Juarez.|
|November 20 through 22||
International Sport Fishing Tournament 7:00 am to 3:00 pm on Playa Principal.|
|November 26 through 29||
Surfing Tournament 7:00 am on Playa Zicatela.|
|Sunday, November 29||
Finale of the Fiestas de Noviembre 8:00 pm. Concert on Playa Zicatela.|
Additional events will be posted here when available and at the tourist Kiosk in the Adoquin (where you will find Gina, the Information Goddess). You can also call Gina at (954) 582-1186 (Mexico).
See photos from the 1999 events.
See photos from the 2007 events.