Isla Mujeres Special Events

Events, Festivals and Holidays

Special Events on Isla Mujeres are indeed special. Not to be missed is the New Years Eve celebration in the town square, a party that lasts all night long! The Isla Carnival (February or March depending on the year) with a full 5 days and nights of dancing, parades and shows. The Independence Day celebration in September, the parade commemorating the anniversary of the Mexican revolution in November and The Whale Shark Festival in the summer.


Don't miss the Isla Mujeres Artist Fair, every 1st & 3rd Thursday of the month, 4 - 9 pm at the Cultural Center on Avenue Abasolo and the Malecon in Centro all year long, rain or shine. Local Mexican and documented foreign resident artists, food vendors, and local non-profits share their talents with the residents & visitors of Isla Mujeres.


For nearly a decade, Nashville has opened its heart to the children of Isla Mujeres in what has become a perfect combination of good times and goodwill. The music festival and fishing tournament takes place from February 7th - 11th. Proceeds from the week’s activities and the accompanying online auction benefit the operations of the island’s Little Yellow Schoolhouse and its service to local, special needs children.

Visit Island Time Fishing Tournament and the Island Time Music Festival for information and tickets to the events and activities.


We Move Forward is an annual 3+ Day International Women’s Day Conference, Retreat & Celebration. "Come & be among like-minded and good-spirited women, who together experience insight, inspiration, and fun. In its 5th year, WMF is creating waves of positive change, personally, professionally, individually and collectively. Feed Your Mind, Body & Soul ~ Live Your Best Life!"


For those special occasions or a get-together with friends and family, Dinnertainment is a one-of-a-kind dining experience. The menu includes planning, shopping, cost of groceries, prep, serving and live music. They start with margaritas and appetizers before moving on to their gourmet salad and dinner (healthy portions!) and then dessert. Javi entertains with his guitar and everyone is welcome to sing along, you enjoy 3 hours of fun, music and friends!


Monthly events from concerts, performances and outdoor film screenings to events benefiting Isla charities, tournaments and spay/neuter clinics are listed on Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events (scroll to the bottom of the page) and be sure to check out Instituto de la Cultura y las Artes Facebook page for more events

Annual Events and Holidays 2017


1st - New Years Day
6th - Epiphany - Day of the Three Kings
10th - Constitution Day of the State of Quintana Roo



5th - Anniversary of the Constitution
14th - Valentines Day
7th - 11th - Annual Island Time Fishing Tournament and the Island Time Music Festival Proceeds to benefit The Little Yellow School House
23rd - 28th - Carnival 2017



3rd - Anniversary of the discovery of Isla Mujeres
17th - St. Patrick's Day
21st - Godfather's Day
21st - Anniversary of the Birth of Benito Juarez



1st - April Fool's Day

28th - May 5th - Regatta del Sol al Sol
30th - Children's Day (Día del Niño)
TBA - IV Women's Fishing Tournament



1st - May Day & Labor Day
5th - Day of the Battle of Puebla (Cinco de Mayo)
10th - Mother's Day Mexico
15th - Teacher's Day
19th - 21st - 14th Annual Fisherman's Tournament

Info at: Tel. 998 877 0307



1st - International Day of the Mexican Navy
6th - Scared Heart Day
12th - Government Employees Day
12th - Tree Day
15th - Father's Day
21st - Summer Solstice



17th - Secretary's Day
18th - Anniversary of the death of President Benito Juarez
30th - Anniversary of the death of Miguel Hidalgo

TBA - Annual Whale Shark Festival



2nd - Procession of La Virgen de la Caridad del Cobre
8th - Anniversary of the birth of Emiliano Zapata (1879)
17th - Anniversary of the Founding of Isla Mujeres

Isla Fest, a celebration of the anniversary of Isla Mujeres
17th - Anniversary of the Cross of the Bay



7th - Worldwide Tourism Day
11th - Festival of the Virgin de la Caridad del Cobre
13th - Anniversary of the Children Heroes of Chapultepec
15th - 16th - Anniversary of the Independence of Mexico.



8th - Anniversary of the Statehood of Quintana Roo
9th - Fisherman's Day
12th - Columbus Day
31st - Halloween



1st - All Saint's Day (Día de Muertos)
2nd - All Souls Day (Hanal Pixan)
20th - Anniversary of the Mexican Revolution (Parade with all the school children and the Navy in the morning)



Nov. 28th - Dec. 8th - Festival of the Virgin Immaculate Conception
12th - Festival of the Virgin of Guadalupe
16th - 24th - Posadas Navideña
21st - Winter Solstice
24th - Christmas Eve
25th - Christmas Day
31st - New Year's Eve Celebration