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MANZANILLO Events



JANUARY

Jan 1st: Public holiday.

Manzanillo International Fishing Tourney. Usually held the 3rd week in January, this tournament is held in Barra de Navidad. Barra de Navidad is about 15 miles north of the international airport of Manzanillo. Prizes are awarded.

FEBRUARY

 

Manzanillo Sail Fish Contest. World famous contest with International participants

       

MARCH

   

San Diego to Manzanillo International Yacht Race (February - March). Hosted by the San Diego Yacht Club, this race kicks off in San Diego on late February. All ocean racing/cruising yachts whose owner or charter is a member of US Sailing, her National Authority, or the ISAF are invited. Yachts can compete in a PHRF Racing Class or a Performance Cruising Class. Competing yachts will sail 1,120 nautical miles to Manzanillo Bay. The awards party will be held at Las Hadas Resort in Manzanillo on early March. For more information, please contact the San Diego Yacht Club at (619) 758-6310 or e-mail at sailing@sdyc.org.

       

APRIL

 

Manzanillo Carnival (April-May). The Manzanillo Carnival stands out for its parades, its dances and competitions with masks and its groups of musicians and dancers that go through the streets dressed in their beautiful showy costumes. This carnival is a colorful and jubilant fiesta.

       

MAY

   

Fiestas de Mayo Celebration. This is a celebration of the foundation of Manzanillo with many types of events.

       

JUNE

   

Marine Day (June 1). Navy Day is celebrated every year in Manzanillo. The resort is the home port of the Mexican Navy on the Pacific Coast.

       

SEPTEMBER

 

16 Sep. Independence Day. Public holiday celebrated throughout Mexico with grand parades.

OCTOBER

 

Feria de Todos Los Santos (Fair). This is a celebration of the saints of Colima.

       

NOVEMBER

   

Manzanillo Cumbia, Salsa y Merengue International Festival. The annual Cumbia, Salsa and Merengue International Festival is held in the lovely Port of Manzanillo, with performances by artists and musicians of international stature.

Sword Fish International Tournament. This International Sailfish Tournament is open to the public, and fishermen must previously register with the Organizing Committee of the Manzanillo Fishing Club. Prizes are given for first, second and third place in the sailfish, marlin and dorado categories.

       

DECEMBER

   

16-24 Dec. Las Posadas. Each night the faithful re-enact Joseph and Mary's search for posada (shelter) on their journey to Belen. For the less devout, it's an excuse for a party. Many hotels and restaurants hold their own posada festivities.

       


 
         
 
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