Special Events and Activities in Ixtapa Zihuatanejo, Guerrero, Mexico – October 2017

We’re winding up our rainy season during the month of October. The tropical summer rains refresh the vegetation and wildlife. Just breathing the fresh air is a thrill! It’s a time when many artists paint, writers write, and people focus on self-reflection. Join in the activities for this month.

Local Events

Saturday, October 7, 4th ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION OF ECO TIANGUIS ORGANIC MARKET in Zihuatanejo: Come celebrate four years of the Eco Tianguis Sanka community. You are also part of it! The theme of this anniversary is, “Zihuatanejo: Yesterday and Today.” Come and help us to reflect on the past and present of our port.

There will be lots of activities for adults and children – photography contest, chronicles, music, photographic exhibitions, games, and many local products, ecological and handcrafted. The Eco Tianguis market is located in Zihuatanejo, across from the museum and peace pole monument.

Saturday, October 7, XTRAIL IXTAPA: This exciting long-distance running competition returns to Ixtapa!  It will take place along our beachfront and running pathways. Activities start at 8:00 a.m.


  • +37 KM / 742 MTS+
  • +16 KM / 491 MTS+

For information about participating in the competition, go to www.xtrailmexico.com. It will be a great time for participants and observers!

Thursday, October 12, DIA DE LA RAZA (DAY OF THE RACES): For many people in the “New World” this date is recognized as “Columbus Day” to celebrate the “discovery” of the Americas. But, this date has a different meaning for decedents the indigenous people who already inhabited the lands and for the millions of Africans who were transported during the colonial slave trade.  In Mexico, and in other parts of Latin America, people celebrate Día de La Raza (Day of the Races) in recognition of the contributions of ALL the people in the Americas. Read: Imagine-Mexico.com/Rather than Columbus Day Dia de la Raza Teaches Honor, Respect & Dignity for all People

Saturday, October 14, Starting at 8:00 a.m., REGATA RIO SAN JERONIMITO (RIVER RACE!) in Petatlán:  What a fun event! People come from all over the area to race down the river in rafts, inner tubes, and anything else! Then, there’s a PARTY! For updates: https://www.facebook.com/regatario.sanjeronimito

The City of Petatlán is located about 45 minutes south of Zihuatanejo on Interstate Highway 200. Our technical university, Universidad Technologica de la Costa Grande de Guerrero (UTCGG) is located there. It is also the site of a pre-Hispanic pyramid.

Here is a video from a past event so that you can see how much fun everyone has!!!


Saturday, October 21, 7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., RETOMTBZIHUA BICYCLE RACE at the Zihuatanejo Pier: Bicycle clubs from throughout the area are invited to participate in this fun event. For more information, contact the event organizers on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/retomtbzihua/ or phone, (755) 100 11 25.

International Observances

1 October: International Day of Older Persons

2 October: International Day of Non-Violence

3 October (first Monday in October): World Habitat Day

5 October: World Teachers’ Day

9 October: World Post Day

10 October: World Mental Health Day

11 October: International Day of the Girl Child

13 October: International Day for Disaster Reduction

15 October: International Day of Rural Women

16 October: World Food Day

17 October: International Day for the Eradication of Poverty

20 October: World Statistics Day

Monday, October 24, UNITED NATIONS DAY:  United Nations Day marks the anniversary date of the UN Charter, which went into effect in 1945. With the ratification of this founding document by the majority of its signatories, including the five permanent members of the Security Council, the United Nations officially came into being. This date has been celebrated as United Nations Day since 1948. In 1971, the United Nations General Assembly recommended for the day to be observed by the Member States as a public holiday.

24 October: World Development Information Day

27 October: World Day for Audiovisual Heritage

31 October: World Cities Day

Coming in November!

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