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Events calendar, Alamos, Sonora, Mexico

This is a general listing of events. Check out the bulletin boards located at the Museo and in the entry to the cafe and shops on the Plaza de Armas next to the Portales Hotel, the calendar at http://www.alamosmexico.com/. There are many local clubs, openings and other events. Please note that most venues shut down during the summer.

5-pointed red, blue, green and organd pinatas for sale in an Alamos, Sonora, Mexico barrio

Events in Alamos

WEEKLY

Homes Tours
Sat 10 am, meet in front of the Museo, Plaza de Armas, Nov - April, $10 US or peso equivalent. Amigos de Educacion sponsor this guided tour of 3 beautiful homes in the historical district. The $10 fee is used by the Scholarship Fund to sponsor nearly 300 children of Alamos to continue their education.

Tianguis
Sunday morning market held along the Arroyo Aduana.

Mass at the La Parroquia de la Purisima Concepcion
Sundays 6:30, 8:30, 12:00 and 6:00 pm
Monday to Saturday 6:30 am, 6:00 pm

Figure 1: Homemade traditional piñatas for sale in an Alamos barrio. Photo by Joan Gould Winderman

Figure 2: Little clown waiting for the parade to start. Photo by Joan Gould Winderman

Little boy clown in pink and orange in front of an orange and white wall, waiting for the parade, Alamos, Sonora, Mexico

JANUARY

mid-January (Jan 22-30, 2009): Music Festival Dr. Alfonso Ortiz Tirado and Art Walk Festival - national and international musicians perform throughout the week

FEBRUARY

5: Constitution Day

MARCH

21: Benito Juarez Day and first day of spring parade

MAY

5: Cinco de Mayo parade in the Plaza de Armas

JUNE - AUGUST

Off season - the main event is the monsoon rains!

SEPTEMBER

mid-September: Cry for Independence re-enactment at city hall at and Independence Day Parade

NOVEMBER

1-2: Celebration of Day of the Dead, cemetery all day and evening, the Museo often has special exhibits and events

mid-November: Virgin de Balvanera Festival - Procession from Alamos Plaza de Armas to La Aduana, Festival of the Virgin de Balvanera in La Aduana

late November: Revolution Day Parade on Plaza de Armas

DECEMBER

early December: Patronales (Festival of the Patron Saint of Alamos) a week long series of events in the Plaza de Armas

12: Day of Our Lady of Guadalupe - Patron Saint of Mexico

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