In Ajijic, the Fiestas Patrias or Independence Day Celebrations include fun-packed days of several events held over two weekends, including the traditional parade and Grito enacted all over Mexico.
Saturday, Sept. 10
Globo Regatta out of…flammable paper! 3pm
Sunday, Sept 11 Plaza Ajijic
6pm Plaza Ajijic Rebozo Fashion Show
8pm Orchestra Tipica de Chapala de Javier Raygoza
Bicycle Race beginning at 8am Ajijic
5pm 10k Run Ajijic
6pm Traditional Games and Food
8pm Ballet Folklorico
8pm Torch Run
9pm Arrival of the Torch
10:45pm Grito de Independence Ceremony the major event of this day, the Grito or Cry to the War of Independence, which is re-enacted in plazas and zocalos all over Mexico. The Grito is the quintessential event of the Fiestas Patrias. (mural by Antonio Lopez Vega and can be seen at the Delegación de Ajijic on the plaza)
11:10 Popular Dance at Plaza Ajijic
Sept. 16 is Dia de la Independencia, or Independence Day.
6am the Raising of the Flag at the Delegacion
10AM is the Independence Day Parade
Parade begins at Calle Revolucion and Constitucion continuing to Seis Esquinas, returning on Calle Hidalgo to the Plaza. Teams, Floats, Charros, Soccer Teams and Banda.
2pm Futbol Catedraticos vs Seleccion Ajijic at the Futbol field west Ajijic
6pm is the Combate de Flores at the Ajijic Plaza, Boy and Girls could get flowers tossed at them or the confetti eggs. The youth get flowers tossed at them or the confetti eggs by potential "More than Friends"