It’s Fall Festival Season in the Caribbean
The dog days of summer have slipped away and last week’s cooler weather has had many snowbirds flocking back in time for festival season. October in the Riviera Maya kick starts the cultural calendar of fall, with highlights in November such as the Dance Festival, the Jazz Festival, the Caribbean Culture Festival (Fecuca), Festival of Life and Death; while, December and January is reserved for technoheads during BPM, and for the more hedonistic of the crowd, Winter Fest in Tulum. And for those that live for bread and putter, OHL Classic at Mayakoba tees off in November, attracting the great Charley Hoffman.
There isn’t an official festival calendar, but you can bet your bottom dollar there is something for everybody, all the time.
This year, the opening act -setting the tone for the rest of the season- is the week-long Theatre Festival with the performances are at the theatre in Playa del Carmen. Expect to see a wide variety of acts from around the world, three national acts and three from the state of Quintana Roo.
These festivals are a big attraction bringing a large amount of people looking to have a good time, while soaking in the rays, the tequila, and the culture. For the well-established and seasoned among you, be a chap and help out those that have lost their way, or are in need of some handy tips.
But, while you are not rocking out to beats, you can start lining up tickets for the following festivals, as there is bound to be something to spark your interest. Look for The Playa Times to keep you updated with the latest buzz about events and send us your photos or share them with us on Facebook/The Playa Times and Instagram @playatimes, using the hashtag #theplayatimes.