Mexico Cancun carnival Riviera Maya festivals Yucatan Peninsula events

Mexico Cancun Carnival, Riviera Maya Festivals, Yucatán Peninsula Special Events

On this page discover details of Cancun carnival, festivals, special events in the Riviera Maya, Yucatán Peninsula, and when to party…
OR jump to Cancun & Riviera Maya adventures, activities, wildlife, articles, why visit & more

Cancun, Riviera Maya, Yucatán Peninsula special events throughout the year

As well as the Cancun carnival and Riviera May festivals there are a number of special events, not of a carnival nature, which also take place throughout the year in the Yucatán Peninsula, Mexico. Below is a list of the major and most popular Cancun carnival and Riviera Maya festivals as well as the major special events.

Cancun Carnival & Festivals – Riviera Maya, Yucatán Peninsula

  • Beats Per Minute (BPM) Festival – music, Playa del Carmen (January)
  • Carnival – Playa del Carmen (end-February/beg-March)
  • Riviera May Film Festival (April)
  • Cancun International Gay Festival (mid-May)
  • Isla Mujeres Founding Day (August)
  • Riviera Maya Jazz Festival (November)

Special Events in Cancun, Riviera Maya, Yucatán Peninsula, Mexico

  • Day of the Kings (Dia de los Reyes) – Cancun, Playa del Carmen (January)
  • Annual Handline Barracuda Tournament (late-January)
  • OHL Classic at Mayakoba – PGA Tour event (February)
  • Labour Day (May)
  • Cinco de Mayo, Battle of Puebla public holiday (May)
  • Fishing Tournament – Puerto Morelos (May)
  • Navy Day, public holiday (June)
  • Mayan New Year (July)
  • Fiesta of the Virgin of Carmen – Playa del Carmen (mid-July)
  • Fiesta de la Playa en Cancun (August)
  • Latin American Food Show (September)
  • Mexican Independence Day (September)
  • Mexico’s Columbus Day (Dia de la Raza) (October)
  • Triathlon Xel-Ha (November)
  • Anniversary of Mexican Revolution (November)
  • Taste of Playa – chefs cooking (November)

Carnivals and events in other Caribbean countries

As well as the Mexico Cancun carnival and Riviera Maya festivals do check out what’s going on in other destinations, country by country, on the Caribbean Carnivals page in the Discover section.

DISCOVER Cancun, Riviera Maya, Yucatan Peninsula

Cancun adventure activities travel guide Riviera MayaYucatan Peninsula
YUCATÁN PENINSULA – MEXICO – DESTINATION GUIDE
Cancun adventures activities things to do Riviera MayaYucatan Peninsula
YUCATÁN PENINSULA – MEXICO – ADVENTURES & ACTIVITIES
Cancun wildlife marine life fauna birds animals Riviera MayaYucatan Peninsula
YUCATÁN PENINSULA – MEXICO – WILDLIFE & MARINE LIFE
Cancun travel articles features editorial Riviera MayaYucatan Peninsula
YUCATÁN PENINSULA – MEXICO – ARTICLES & FEATURES
Cancun hotels accommodation resorts apartments all inclusive Riviera MayaYucatan Peninsula
YUCATÁN PENINSULA – MEXICO – HOTELS & ACCOMMODATION

Explore Cancun, Riviera Maya, Yucatan Peninsula… ♥ the Caribbean

Cancun adventure activities guide Riviera Maya Yucatan
Cancun adventure activities guide Riviera Maya Yucatan
Cancun adventure activities guide Riviera Maya Yucatan
Cancun adventure activities guide Riviera Maya Yucatan
Cancun adventure activities guide Riviera Maya Yucatan
Images on this Mexico Cancun Carnival, Riviera Maya Yucatan page are copyright of www.linda-jackson.co.uk, Rio Secreto (caves), Cancun Visitors & Convention Bureau (underwater sculpture museum)