Happy 53rd Anniversary to Cancun!

Cancun, one of the favorite destinations in Mexico for travelers from around the world celebrates its 53rd anniversary in April, and as part of the celebration, there will be a series of fun and various artistic and cultural activities, as well as sporting events for the whole family. The events will take place in different places around the city, and residents and tourists are invited.

The celebration will be held from April 3 to 23, and among the most outstanding events are the inauguration of Cancun Park, a recovered space to which local families and visitors will have access. On April 16, the Cancun Half Marathon will be held from city hall to the Foundation Zone and the Hotel Zone. On the same day, the ecological initiative “53 Trees for Cancun” will take place, during which 53 trees will be planted in one of the main avenues of the city.

On April 17 there will be a photographic exhibit called “Túnel de la Historia” (Tunnel of History) and a conversation on the history of aviation. April 18 will be dedicated to the women of Cancun with an embroidery workshop and the exhibit “Mujeres Forjadoras de Cancún en el Tiempo” (Women Shapers of Cancún Through Time).

On April 19, there will be interactive art workshops at the Enrique Barocio Library and the coloring book “Cancún de mis Colores” (Cancún, colors of mine) will be presented. On the morning of April 20, Cancún’s anniversary day, a civic ceremony will be held, and in the evening, a cultural celebration will take place on city hall’s esplanade.

To close with a flourish, on April 21 you will be able to enjoy entertaining events such as wrestling, a kermesse and a concert. On Saturday 22 the local Cancún people will parade in the downtown area and it will end with a concert of local artists and an exhibition of classic cars.

The festivities will conclude on April 23 with the Astri Cancún Triathlon from Puerto Cancún, the traditional Cancún picnic, and a concert in Playa Gaviotas.

So, if you are on vacation in Cancún or Playa del Carmen during April, don’t miss the opportunity to be part of this anniversary celebration, learn more about the history and foundation of this iconic tourist destination and participate in the special events..