It’s time to Celebrate! Calendar of Events for the Celebration of Peace and Zihuatanejo Sailfest

It’s time to celebrate! Join us for a week of wonderful beach events, cultural activities, music, art and joy!  And, it’s all for the benefit of the children of Ixtapa Zihuatanejo.

Each year, the community of Ixtapa Zihuatanejo conducts Peace Education activities for certification as a “Culture of Peace Community” through the DRD Peace Center in partnership with the United Nations.   This year, our theme is “Education for Peace” and our community will host a Celebration of Peace and receive its peace re-certification at the conclusion of the Zihuatanejo Sail Fest, sponsored by the “Por Los Niños” educational charity.

Throughout this event, you can buy $10 Peso raffle tickets for a huge variety of great prizes, all donated by local merchants. Proceeds benefit the area’s schools and other educational projects.  Everyone is invited!  Please join us to host our special guest from the United Nations.

Tuesday, February 4

6:00 pm: Grand Kick-Off Party at Casa Arcadia Restaurant at Plaza Del Artista in Zihuatanejo.

7:00 pm: Live Auction.  Come get a T-shirt, sign up for events, make friends, and benefit the kids.  Live music.

 Wednesday, February 5

Morning: Pursuit Race.  Boaters will have a fun race in and out of the Zihuatanejo Bay.  Crew spots available.

6:30 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.: Benefit Concert, at El Pueblito Restaurant in Zihuatanejo. Hear outstanding local and international musicians.

Thursday, February 6

10:00 – 11:00 a.m.: Academic Conference – “Development of the Cultural Tourism Segment” (students only), at Universidad Autónoma de Guerrero, Unidad Académica Turismo Zihuatanejo in collaboration with Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan, USA.  Open to visiting high school and college students. Contact:

1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.: Chili Cook-Off and Street Fair at Plaza del Artistas in front of Casa Arcadia Restaurant in Zihuatanejo.  Come judge the chili and buy local crafts.

2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.:  Silent Auction. Live music follows.

Friday, February 7

9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.: Sail Parade. Sail around Zihuatanejo Bay, then to Ixtapa and back.  Donate and sign up at Casa Arcadia Restaurant in Zihuatanejo to sail aboard one of the boats.

3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.: “The Culture & History of Afro-Mexicans” – Presentation, Art Show, Photography Exhibition and Luncheon hosted by Club Rotario (Rotary) of Zihuatanejo at the Catalina Beach Resort in Zihuatanejo.  See the website: Cost is $200 Pesos including lunch.  Tickets are required and can be purchased at Catalina Beach Resort or at the Sailfest T-Shirt sales table.

Saturday, February 8

10:00 a.m.:  Kids’ Beach Party and Games Day at Playa La Madera.  Fun for 100 kids and all with games, beach volleyball, sand castles, tug-of-war and more!

7:00 p.m.: Traditional Mexican Dinner at La Casa Vieja Restaurant in La Madera Beach, Zihuatanejo.  Join us to host our United Nations Representative.  Enjoy the fellowship and friendship of our community. Reservations are required!  Call (755) 554 – 9770 or Email:  The restaurant menu is available on our Restaurants & Menus page.

Caty at La Casa Vieja


Sunday, February 9

4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.: Wrap-up Beach Party for Zihuatanejo Sailfest at Casa Arcadia Restaurant in Zihuatanejo.  Awards and Raffle Drawings.  Selection of food by local restaurants, great raffle prizes and fun for all.   Food tickets are $100 pesos donation.


6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Celebration of Peace & Re-Certification Ceremony. WEAR WHITE! We begin the Celebration at the Peace Monument, next to the museum in Zihuatanejo. Then, we’ll walk along the beachfront to Cancha Municipal (basketball court) for the ceremony.  We will present the children of Ixtapa Zihuatanejo to the United Nations. Music, entertainment, peace and joy!

Related Articles:

UAGro Tourism University Presents: “The History & Culture of Afro-Mexicans in Guerrero” – Art Show, Photos & Fashion Show on February 7, 2014

Club Rotario (Rotary) of Zihuatanejo Sponsors the “Culture of Peace Program” and Hosts Diversity Presentation

La Casa Vieja Restaurant Hosts Community Dinner for the Celebration of Peace on Saturday, February 8th – All Are Invited!

Creating a Culture of Peace in Ixtapa Zihuatanejo, Guerrero, Mexico

For more information about the Ixtapa Zihuatanejo area, see:

Hotels & Real Estate

Local Attractions & Activities

Restaurants & Menus

Shops & Services



Comments are closed.