Special Events in Ixtapa Zihuatanejo, Guerrero, Mexico – July 2017

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.

For the young, the summer rocks! Check the schedule below.

Weekly Activities

Every Saturday, 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. ECO TIANGUIS ORGANIC FOOD MARKET, PRODUCTS, & ENTERTAINMENT, across from the museum in Zihuatanejo:  It’s a local meeting spot! Enjoy organic food; buy fresh vegetables, honey, and ecological products. Sing, dance, and enjoy life by the ocean. Read: Eco Tianguis Sanka Beachfront Market in Zihuatanejo Offers Organic Foods, Art, and Entertainment

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Special Events

Saturday, 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!

Tuesday, July 4, USA INDEPENDENCE DAY:  US Americans 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.

Thursday & Friday, July 6-7, 1st , 1st Regional Language Conference at the Universidad Tecnológica de la Costa Grande de Guerrero:  The Language Academy of the Universidad Tecnológica de la Costa Grande de Guerrero (UTCGG) in Petalán invites teachers, educators, and language instructors (English, French and Spanish) to its 1st Regional Language Conference on July 6-7, 2017.

The event is aimed at teachers at all levels of education who seek professional linguistic-cultural training to update, improve, share and dialogue with linguistic professionals about their techniques and methodologies of teaching classes. The event will include plenary sessions, conferences, research exhibitions and workshops to be given by national-level professionals in the cultural-linguistic field. Click to download the program: UTCGG Regional Language Conference – PROGRAM July 6-7

Patricia Ann Talley, Editor of www.Imagine-Mexico, will be a keynote speaker at this event. Professor Talley is a volunteer representative of Peace Pals International™. She will give a seminar on “Teaching Peace through Language Studies.” For registration, go to: https://sites.google.com/utcgg.edu.mx/eri

Saturday, July 15, WORLD YOUTH SKILLS DAY:  According to the International Labor Organization, young people are almost three times more likely to be unemployed than adults. One in five youth, 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 19 – Saturday, August 12, PARAISO DE NIÑOS: This summer, kids visiting Ixtapa Zihuatanejo can participate in a variety of fun activities including contests, art lessons, music concerts, theater, 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.

Continuing until July 30, PEACE PALS INTERNATIONAL ART CONTEST FOR KIDS: You still have time to enter your kids! The goal of the 20th Annual Peace Pals International™ Art Contest is to teach kids life lessons through art. The theme for 2017, “Nature for All ~ Loving the Earth,” is intended to inspire a new generation of thinkers and doers across all sectors of society to connect with nature and take action to support its conservation. Youth, ages 5-16, from around the world are invited to enter the art contest with their drawings about nature and conservation. To enter, go to: http://wppspeacepals.org/ 

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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