Tlaquepaque Visitor's Guide
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Annual Events in Tlaquepaque
Starburst fireworksThe Feria de San Pedro, a celebration of the saints’ days of St. Peter and St. Paul, takes place every June. The streets of the Historic Center are festooned with white papel picado (cut-paper banners), and every night in Jardín Hidalgo there are live music and dance performances, with larger concerts and activities taking place from time to time as well. Detailed information is available at the tourist kiosks.

Twice a year, in mid-February and mid-August, Tlaquepaque hosts Expo EnArt, a major trade show of decorative art, with more than 200 exhibitors from the majority of Mexico’s 31 states. Among the media on display are wood, glass, papier-mâché, jewelry, ceramics, textile and fiber, and leather, as well as metalwork in iron, tin, and pewter.  Although geared primarily to wholesale sales, individuals may also attend the exposition and buy items. (In some cases, if the purchase is made early in the week you may have to return on the last day of the sale to pick up your goods.) The official website for Expo EnArt has more details.

May 3 is the day of Santa Cruz, when street celebrations take place in the chapels of each of Tlaquepaque four old neighborhoods, Santa María, Santo Santiago, San Francisco, San Juan.

Mexican Independence Day is celebrated on and around September 15 with many patriotic, cultural, and festive events and parades.

On the Days of the Dead (November 1 through 5), deceased loved ones are remembered with alters, special foods, and flowers in various places in Tlaquepaque, including El Refugio. The belief that once a year the dead return to visit the living dates to pre-Hispanic times.