Special Events in Ixtapa Zihuatanejo, Guerrero, Mexico – July 2016

Events in July in paradise are light, bright, and family focused. The time of the Canicula (a usually three week period of sunny skies in the midst of the rainy season) is a quiet time with few tourists. Communities are turning attention to preparing for the end of school terms and the beginning of a summer break.

Time moves even more slowly than normal with an extra, relaxed grace. For those who love the opportunity of going deeper into a local experience, and are undaunted by slightly higher temperatures, it’s a wonderful peaceful time to visit. Hotels and restaurants are open and often offering enticing discounts.

Friday, July 1, CANADA DAY: Ixtapa Zihuatanejo has a significant population of Canadian residents and visitors who will be celebrating their national day on July 1st, the official independence day of Canada.  On July 1, 1867, with passage of the British North America Act, the Dominion of Canada was officially established as a self-governing entity within the British Empire. Happy Birthday, Canada!

Monday, July 4, USA INDEPENDENCE DAY: Ixtapa Zihuatanejo’s American residents and visitors will celebrate the national “Fourth of July” holiday commemorating the Declaration of Independence from Great Britain. The Fourth of July is celebrated with fireworks, parades, barbecues, carnivals, fairs, picnics, concerts, baseball games, family reunions, and political speeches and ceremonies, in addition to various other public and private events celebrating the history, government, and traditions of the United States.

Friday & Saturday, July 15 & 16, SABORES & ANTOJOS CULINARY EVENT at Viceroy Hotel in Zihuatanejo: Food lovers who want an innovative and diverse culinary experience will relish the new guest chef series now offered at the Viceroy Hotel in Zihuatanejo. The first event, “Sabores & Antojos México” (Flavors and Cravings of Mexico) will be held the weekend of July 15 and 16, 2016. This exclusive weekend is dedicated to the foodies at heart looking for a weekend of culinary exploration – delicious food, amazing wines, and culinary genius from celebrity chefs. The cost is $60 USD per person. For reservations, call: (755) 555-5500. Read about it: Fine Dining & Wine Pairing Event at Viceroy Zihuatanejo -July 15 &16, 2016sabores y antojo - Viceroy

Friday, July 15, WORLD YOUTH SKILLS DAY: The UN estimates that the number of unemployed youth globally reached 74.5 million in 2013, the majority of whom live in developing countries. According to the International Labor organization, young people are almost three times more likely to be unemployed than adults. One in five youths, or 125 million, are working, but live in extreme poverty (on less than US $1/day). The issue of youth unemployment is a major concern for both industrialized and developing countries.

Skills development is a primary means of enabling young people to make a smooth transition to work. In December 2014, the United Nations General Assembly adopted a resolution declaring July 15th as World Youth Skills Day. The goal is to achieve better socio-economic conditions for today’s youth as a means of addressing the challenges of unemployment and under employment.

Wednesday, July 20 – Saturday, August 13, PARAISO DE NIÑOS: This summer, kids visiting Ixtapa Zihuatanejo can participate in a variety of fun activities including contests, art lessons, music concerts, theatre, clown shows, films and dance. Obtain a calendar of activities at the Concierge desk in local hotels, or call the Conventions & Visitors Bureau, direct dial from USA or Canada: 011+52+75+553-1270.Paraiso de Ninos 2

July – August, SUMMER VACATION AT THE CHILDREN’S LIBRARY in Zihuatanejo: Daily activities for children will be offered at the newly remodeled library in central Zihuatanejo. Children will learn how to express themselves in a positive manner. There will be workshops for Spanish, math, ecology, health, etc.  Your kids will enjoy this wonderful experience.

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Starting July 18,DANCE CLASSES FOR KIDS at Instituto e la Danza Mexicana: What a wonderful experience for the kids! Enroll them in this exciting traditional Mexican dance course – just for kids! Children must be 8 years or older. Call (755) 121-1339 for registration.    Danza Mexicana 2016

Monday, July 25 – Friday, July 29, CONTEMPORARY DANCE & CORREORGAPHY CLASS at Instituto e la Danza Mexicana: Conducted by David Cruz Manzo from the University in Colima, this workshop is designed for dancers, choreographers, and artistic directors. Conact: cell – (755) 121-3397 to register.Contemporary Dance Class

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