Fall in Mexico

(September - Mid November)

Fall is often considered the best time to visit Mexico City, and with good reason! As the rainy season comes to an end and the locals slowly filter back into the city, the metropolis begins to revive. This is the season of colours. During September, flashes of green, white and red fill the air as locals proudly wave their flags in celebration of the country’s independence. Then, comes October, the flags are exchanged for the bright orange and yellow tones of the famous Cempasúchil flowers, which are a representative symbol the famous Day of the Death.

In addition to these cultural celebrations, Mexico City and its surroundings host several events that only occur during this time of the year. The celebratory energy of the city during these days is vibrant, and is sure to leave you enchanted. Here you can read more details about the festivities and events during the Mexican Fall.

Around this time of year, you will notice a few prominent symbols all around:

More Seasonal Events

  • Formula 1: If cars are your thing, then October is definitely the time to visit. Each year, at the end of the month, Mexico City hosts the Formula 1, Gran Premio de Mexico. Head to the Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez to bump shoulders with fellow fans, and to witness some serious speed. The excitement is not limited to the race track though. During these three days, there are hundreds of events and festivities around the city to celebrate the competition.

  • Corona Capital: Corona Capital is the city’s largest music festival, and draws crowds from all over Mexico and the world each November. In past years, the festival has been headlined by the likes of The Strokes, Billie Eilish, Imagine Dragons, Bastille, The Foo Fighters and more. Although originally a rock festival, the event has grown in size and popularity and now hosts the biggests artists in the world in almost every genre of music. Be sure to get your tickets early as the event tends to sell out!

  • Cervantino: Started in the name of the famous Spanish writer, Miguel Cervantes, the Cervantino festival takes place annually in October in Guanajuato, and constitutes the biggest theater festival in all of Latin America. In recent years though, the festival has expanded and now encompasses theater, music, literature, audiovisual arts and dance performances as well. For art fans, the Cervantino is a must. And why not add in a quick layover in Mexico City on your way to colourful Guanajuato?

  • Morelia International Film Festival: Similar to the Cervantino, and usually over the same dates, Mexico also hosts the Morelia International Film Festival in Morelia, the capital of Michoacan. This is one of the most important film festivals in Latin America, and draws huge crowds from within, as well as outside Mexico. If you’re a fan of artistic cinema, and are looking for something a little different, then this festival is definitely for you.

  • Leon Hot Air Balloon Festival: The Leon International Hot Air Balloon Festival is one of the most renowned hot air balloon festivals in the world. Yearly, in the second week of November, thousands of spectators gather around the tranquil lake banks to watch more than 200 balloons float gently through the sky. A trip to see this amazing spectacle can easily be combined with a stay in Mexico City and Guanajuato, two of Mexico’s most culture-filled destinations.