Special Events in Ixtapa Zihuatanejo, Guerrero, Mexico for April 2013

Ixtapa Zihuatanejo is the place for wonderful Special Events and activities.  Mark your calendars and get ready for more sun and fun in paradise!

Thursday – Sunday, April 4 –7, “LA COPA AMADO” MUSTANG CAR EXHIBITION:  A reunion of Mustang autos, organized by the Mustang Performance Club de Mexico A.C. in conjunction with the City of Zihuatanejo’s Department of Tourism and Economic Development.  The event will consist of exhibitions in Ixtapa and in Zihuatanejo, and a parade.

  • Thursday, April 4, 12 Noon – 7:00 p.m.:  Exhibition on the Golf Course in Ixtapa
  • Thursday, April 4, 7:15 p.m.: Parade of Mustang cars down the main boulevard in Ixtapa
  • Friday, April 5, 12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.: Display of generations of Mustangs on the streets in Zihuatanejo – Calle Cauchtémoc, Pedro Ascencio and in Cancha Municipal (basketball court) Copa Mustang Picture

Friday through Sunday, April 5 – April 7, SAILFISH TOURNAMENT at the Pier in Zihuatanejo:  Once again, the port of Zihuatanejo will host this most traditional, world-class sport fishing event.  Ixtapa Zihuatanejo is recognized as one of the best destinations in the world for sport fishing, mainly due to water depth that reaches greater than 1,000 fathoms, which is conducive to more fishing action; Sailfish up to 80 Kilograms/175 pounds are abundant. These extraordinary conditions offer great possibilities for success to the fishermen.  Prizes include an automobile, motorcycle and cash.  See: www.triangulodelsol.travel for registration information.

Sailfish Tournament 2013

Every Friday this month, April 5, 12, 19 and 26, 7 POETS FROM THE 7 REGIONS OF GUERRERO: At Cancha Municipal (basketball court) in Zihuatanejo.  Everyone is invited to hear the poetry works of seven poets, representing the seven regions of the State of Guerrero.   To learn more about the regions of Guerrero, read: Bronze Statutes of Women Represent the Seven Regions of Guerrero | imagine-mexico.com

7 Poets from the Regions of Guerrero

Continuing through Saturday, April 6, PETATLÁN FAIR: Live music, regional food, rodeo, Flying Men from Papantla, crafts, comedians, singers, dancing, flea market, cockfights, rides and many fun activities!

Petalan Fair

Saturday & Sunday, April 6 & 7, FLYBOAD EVENT:   For Extreme Sport lovers!  Observe or participate in a clinic to learn how to pilot a Flyboard.  Clinics and events will be held on Playa El Palmar in Ixtapa on Saturday, April 6 at 1:00 p.m. and on Playa La Ropa on Sunday, April 7 at 4:00 p.m.  Enter a raffle for free lessons.  Entry is free.

Flyboard 2

Saturday, April 20, ACUATLON IXTAPA ZIHUA SWIMMING EVENT on Playa La Ropa, 9:00 a.m.:  Come out and enjoy a day of fun and observe the various running and swimming events.  Categories for children, adults and masters.  For registration and more information, visit: ACUATLON IXTAPA-ZIHUA 2013 Acuatlon Ixtapa Zihuatanejo 2013

Friday – Sunday, April 26-28, 14th CONVENTION OF THE BLACK TOWNS OF MEXICO in Pinotepa Nacional, Oaxaca: Blacks in Mexico!  Many people do not know about the African presence and cultural contributions in Mexico.  There are many towns, due to geographic isolation, that have maintained their original African traditions.  This annual conference convenes to help continue and promote the African heritage, culture and traditions in Mexico.  For more information, contact: info@imagine-mexico.com.  To read more about African Mexicans, visit: Afro Mexicans in Guerrero: The Costa Chica Region | Pathways to Freedom in the Americas

Afro Mexican ConventionSaturday & Sunday, April 27 & 28, EXPO SOCIAL & FASHION IXTAPA ZIHUATANEJO 2013 at the Convention Center in Hotel Krystal Ixtapa, 11:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.:   This is the fashion event of the year!  Ixtapa Zihuatanejo is known world-wide for romance.  This show includes gowns by local designers for Brides, Sweet 15 Parties (or Sweet 16 in the USA), graduations and other special occasions.  The program includes fashion shows, musical performances, lectures and raffle gifts.  Local stores and special event providers will have booths to display their products and services focused on social events.  Entry is free.


Saturday & Sunday, April 27 & 28, INTERNATIONAL BODY SURFING TOURNAMENT on Playa Escolleras in Ixtapa at 9:00 a.m.:  The only event of this type in Mexico!  Over 150 participants from Latin America and the United States will compete in this “body to body” event.  Ixtapa Zihuatanejo is famous for its sports, including surfing.  Read: “Hang 10” – The Thrill of Surfing in Ixtapa Zihuatanejo! | imagine-mexico.com

  • Friday, April 26 at 7:00 p.m. at Bar Loma Bonita
    • Welcome Cocktail
    • Press Conference
    • Close of Registration
    • Food Tasting
  • Saturday, April 27, 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. at Playa Escolleras Ixtapa
    • Bodysurf Competition (Heats 1 & 2)
    • Handboard Competition (Heats 1 & 2)
    • Music and narration of the event
  • Sunday, April 28, 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. at Playa Escolleras Ixtapa
    • Bodysurf Competition (Quarters, Semi Finals and Finals)
    • Handboard Competition (Quarters, Semi Finals and Finals)
    • Music and narration of the event
    • Closure

Body Surfing Tournament

Tuesday, April 30, DIA DE NIÑOS (INTERNATIONAL DAY OF THE CHILD) IN MEXICO:  The United Nations established “Children’s Day” in 1954 to protect children working long hours in dangerous circumstances and allow all children access to an education.  “Children’s Day” is recognized on various days in many countries around to world to honor children.  In Mexico, Children’s Day is celebrated on April 30. It is also known as “El Día Del Niño”. On this day teachers in schools organize the day for their children. Lessons are suspended for the day. Children participate in games, listen to music, and bring in their favorite foods to share with others. Many families also have a day out with their children. In Ixtapa Zihuatanejo, there are special activities for the children in the restaurants and hotels.  Children also receive presents from their families. This is the day when children are really honored in Mexico.  So, spend some time with the children in your life!

Donají Sofía Hernandez Méndez of Zihuatanejo

Donají Sofía Hernandez Méndez of Zihuatanejo

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