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Events in Aguascalientes City

Information about festivals and other events in Aguascalientes City, Mexico.

San Marcos National Fair
The most popular events at the San Marcos Fair are the bullfights, the cockfights, and the fair's casino in downtown Aguascalientes. There is also a livestock fair, charreadas (rodeos), concerts, theater and dance performances, parties in the street, nightly fireworks, amusement rides, industry exhibitions, and lots of traditional Mexican music and food. It is one of the largest and oldest fairs in Mexico and it is considered to be the National Fair of Mexico. The fair takes place in the San Marcos neighborhood of the city of Aguascalientes,

Festival de las Calaveras
The Festival de las Calaveras (Festival of Skulls) is an annual event honoring Mexican sculptor Jose Guadalupe Posada, who was born in the city of Aguascalientes. The festival takes place every year at the end of October and beginning of November. Jose Posada is most famous for his skull figures such as La Calavera Catrina. After his death in 1913 his images have become associated with the Mexican Holiday "Dia de los Muertos".

Pilgrimage of the Assumption
Another important event in that city is the Pilgrimage of the Assumption on August 15th, which features a parade, dancing, and other activities.

City of Aguascalientes Travel Guide

State of Aguascalientes Travel Guide

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