The annual Vive México festival returns to Barcelona this weekend to commemorate Mexican independence and showcase the art, creativity and cuisine of the Central American country. The weekend festivities include a number of events to celebrate the country’s culture and heritage, including art exhibitions, dance, historical lectures, literature and, of course, la lucha libre (Mexican wrestling). The festival will recreate the sounds and rhythms of Mexico with a series of musical concerts and a mariachi band. There will be a big selection of traditional Mexican food, including 50 dishes that have been prepared by a group of the best Mexican chefs in Catalunya, and whilst an endless supply of tequila can be enjoyed by the adults, arts and crafts activities will also be available for kids. Many well-known bands and artists will be performing, including +DMANÁ on Saturday at 10pm, as well as El Rincón de la Marimba and Voz en Vuelo, among others. On both days, the festivities will begin at 10am and continue until midnight. Make sure you don’t miss the official independence ceremony, also known as the Cry of Dolores, at 8pm on Sunday.
Everyone is welcome and tickets for the festivities are €14, however with a flyer available on the official event website, entrance is only €4. Kids under 12 go for free.
More information, tickets and flyers can be found here.