Special Events in Ixtapa Zihuatanejo for February 2013 and Upcoming Months

Sail fest LogoTuesday, February 5th – Sunday, February 10th, Twelfth Annual ZIHUA SAILFEST 2013: Fun and fellowship for “cruisers,” locals, and tourists; come all!  Proceeds to benefit the area’s schools and other educational projects.  Information at Barracruda Bar on Cuauhtémoc Street in Zihuatanejo, or just come to the events of your choice.  There’s something for everyone! BOATLOADS OF FUN!

Schedule of Activities:

Tuesday, Feb. 5th, 6 p.m. – Grand Kick-Off Party at Barracuda Bar in Zihuatanejo.  Live Auction at 7 p.m.  Come get a T-shirt, sign up for events, make friends, and benefit the kids.  Live music.

Wednesday, Feb. 6th Morning – Pursuit Race.  A fun race in and out of the Bay.  Crew spots available. Benefit Concert Party at El Pueblito Restaurant in Zihuatanejo, 6:30 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.  Hear outstanding local and international musicians.

Thursday, Feb. 7th, 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. – Chili Cook off and Street Fair on Cuauhtémoc Street in front of Barracuda Bar in Zihuatanejo. Come judge the chili and buy local crafts.  Silent Auction, 2 to 5 p.m.  Live music follows.

Friday, Feb. 8th, 9:00ish – 2:00pm – Sail Parade around Zihuatanejo Bay, then to Ixtapa and back.  The fleet “dresses ship” for a colorful procession.  Sign up at Barracuda Bar in Zihuatanejo to sail aboard one of the boats for a donation of $300 Pesos.

Saturday, Feb. 9th, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. – Kids’ Beach Day.  Beach Party and Games Day at Playa La Madera in Zihuatanejo.   Fun for 100 kids and all with games, beach volleyball, coconut toss, sand castles, tug-of-war and more!

Sunday, Feb 10th, 4:00 -6:00 p.m.- Wrap-up Beach Party, Awards and Raffle Drawings at Playa Principal in Zihuatanejo. Selection of food by local restaurants, great raffle prizes and fun for all.   Food tickets are $100 pesos donation.

Throughout this event, buy $10 peso raffle tickets for a huge variety of thousands of dollars in great prizes, all donated by local merchants to benefit children’s education.  Draws held during major events.

Thursday, February 14th – PRESIDENT VICENTE GUERRERO MEMORIAL / DAY OF LOVE AND FRIENDSHIP (VALENTINE’S DAY):  Many people around the world will be celebrating Valentine’s Day by spending special time with loved ones and friends.  Restaurants and resorts throughout Ixtapa Zihuatanejo will have special dinners and celebrations.  February 14th is an important day in Mexico’s history that is not celebrated.  On February 14, 1831, Mexico’s second president, Vicente Guerrero, was executed at the hands of his enemies.  Vicente Guerrero was a general in Mexico’s War of Independence, he helped write the country’s constitution, and he eliminated slavery during his presidential administration.  Read about this great Mexican hero.  See:  President Vicente Guerrero – A Mexican Hero | imagine-mexico.com

Saturday, February 16th, 8:00 p.m., 60s, 70s & 80s MUSIC DISCO PARTY at Holiday Inn Ixtapa:   Come and enjoy a night full of fun!  Dance to the “oldies but goodies” music.  Drinks and food will be available.  No cover charge.

All Month, Tuesday thru Friday, 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., ART, CULTURE AND TRADITION FESTIVAL:  Enjoy spectacular shows, music, dancing, art, food and crafts at this annual festival.  Admission is free!

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  • Tuesday and Thursday in Zihuatanejo at the Municipal Basketball Court (Cancha Municipal)
  • Wednesday and Friday in Ixtapa on the principal street in front of the hotels

February 24th, 6:00 p.m., BIG JOSE LUIS COBO CONCERT! El Pueblito Restaurante in Zihuatanejo. $100 Pesos.  Zihua Fans – LISTEN UP!  Mark your calendars and PLEASE purchase your tickets early! Many great musician friends of Jose Luis Cobo have already committed to play at this concert to support the new CD for Jose Luis.   Please come and consider buying an extra ticket for someone who is less financially fortunate.  Your help is needed to raise funds for the top quality CD of Jose’s music – already in production. Help create this treasure! Buy your tickets at: Canto de Las Sirenas, Restaurante El Pueblito, Bar La Playa, Flop House Bar, Bar Barracuda, Metztli Clothing, Arts and Crafts.

For March:  Check our March issue for details, on-line March 1st

March 3 – 10, Zihuatanejo Guitar FestivalSee www.zihuafest.info for updates.

March 10, Second Annual Helene Krebs Walk for the local animal shelter.

March 12-17, Carnaval!  Plan for a terrific time with floats, parades, shows, dancing and much more!  Details to come in future editions of www.imagine-mexico.com

March 25 to April 6, The Petatlán Fair: Live music, regional food, rodeo, Flying Men from Papantla, crafts, comedians, singers, dancing, flea market, cockfights, rides and many fun activities!

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