Morelia, City of Festivals
Fifteen years ago, Morelia opened its doors to cinema. Alejandro González Iñárritu, Guillermo del Toro, Alfonso Cuarón, Quentin Tarantino, Salma Hayek, Audrey Tautou, among many others, have paraded through its streets covered in pink quarry thanks to the work that the Morelia International Film Festival (FICM ) carries out every year.
However, Morelia’s cultural offer is not limited to cinema, there are many artistic and cultural activities aiming to promote the Michoacan talent.
Here there are the festivals you can enjoy in this colorful city throughout the year:
Festival Cultural del Pelícano Borregón
This multidisciplinary festival offers dance, music and theater activities, and a gastronomic exhibition.
International jazz festival designed to spread among the Morelians the love for this musical genre.
Congreso Nacional de Danza Jazz
This congress seeks to contribute to the jazz dancing development through an exchange forum with artists from Mexico and abroad.
Festival Infantil del Folclor Nacional Michoacán
Between 600 and 800 dancer, and up to to 30 regional and national dancing groups participate in this festival.
Festival Internacional de Títeres de Morelia
This international puppet festival presents a selection of works for all audiences.
Muestra Estatal de Danza Contemporánea
This forum promotes contemporary dance and contributes to the training of dancers, with the participation of local groups.
Festival Internacional de Gastronomía y Vino. Morelia en Boca
The festival’s commitment is with the first links of the gastronomy value chain.
Festival Internacional de Danza Contemporánea
International guests, national companies and local groups participate in this festival.
Festival de Poesía Palabra en el Mundo
A poetry conference throughout Morelia.
Festival Internacional de Guitarra de Morelia
This international guitar festival is one of the most important in Mexico. Since its foundation, it has presented prestigious artists, and actions have been implemented to solve the local guitar community’s needs.
Festival Internacional de Trompeta Rafael Méndez
This festival encourages Morelia musical activity by promoting open spaces, such as the trumpet concerts scheduled on Nigromante street.
Muestra Estatal de Teatro
Every year, this theater exhibition convenes the local theater community, with the aim of creators and artists present their work in a context of professional and cultural exchange.
Festival Internacional de Danza Folklórica Prof. J. Roberto García Marín
This festival is held in support of teacher training and the professionalization of folk dance in Michoacán.
Festival Internacional de Música y Nuevas Tecnologías: Visiones Sonoras
It began in 2005 with the aim of supporting current musical composition trends that integrate technology as a central element in the creative process.
Festival de los Pueblos Mágicos
The festival constitutes a multisensory presentation through dance, music, gastronomy, images, handicrafts and other unique elements of Cuitzeo, Jiquilpan, Mineral de Angangueo, Pátzcuaro, Santa Clara del Cobre, Tacámbaro and Tzintzuntzan.
Festival Internacional de Danza Contemporánea Red Serpiente
The Red Serpiente is an independent festival that invites different companies and soloists from Mexico and abroad to participate in a season of performances, master classes, workshops, conferences and videodance screenings.
Encuentro Cocineras Tradicionales
In this event, a contest of dishes made from corn and a battle of ancestral dishes and modern dishes between local chefs and traditional cooks are made.
Festival de Música de Morelia, Miguel Bernal Jiménez
Its main activities are recitals and concerts of symphonic, chamber, vocal and traditional folk music.
Festival Internacional de Órgano de Morelia Alfonso Vega Núñez
This international organ festival is the America’s oldest festival. This is of great relevance for Morelia, since its origins has been characterized by having a broad and important musical activity.