Mexico: Events in Acapulco
What is happening in Acapulco:
It feels like spring break in Acapulco year-round, but during March the city transforms into party paradise. The Golden Zone along the Costera is alive with students (and just about everyone else) enjoying their break in Acapulco. Along with Easter and the week after Christmas, spring is the high season for vacations in Acapulco.
The Acapulco Music Festival ("Acapulco Fest" or "Acafest" for short) is held annually in May at the Convention Center in Acapulco. It is a huge event lasting a week and featuring dozens of famous Latin artists. Two separate events/stages run concurrently - each with its own admission.
Acapulco Philharmonic Orchestra: Monthly concerts on the first or second Friday of the month (visit or call the Convention Center for dates). The shows start at 9:00 pm, but get to the Convention Center 30-45 minutes early for free tickets and a chat with the conductor of the orchestra.
Bullfights: You can attend bullfights in Acapulco on Sundays from November through March.
Mexican Open Tennis Tournament:
The Mexican Open is a clay court tennis tournament held annually at the Fairmont Princess Hotel in Acapulco. Players from all over the world compete in the tournament - traditionally, many of the players are from Central and South America and Spain. In addition to the tennis matches, there is an assortment of booths for snacks, drinks, meals, and merchandise. The stadiums are in the sun, so bring your sunscreen or find a seat higher up in the shade.
The Acapulco Fair is held at the Convention Center every year during the Christmas holidays. It runs from a week before Christmas to the week after the New Year. There are many rides for children and adults.
There are also the usual carnival games and prizes and over a thousand vendors.