Annual Events

Yearly festivities observed in Nogales

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The border communities of Nogales, Arizona and Nogales, Mexico both celebrate several regularly scheduled annual events.

From national events like American or Mexican Independence Day, to religious holidays and local events like the Charles Mingus Hometown Jazz Festival or the Fiestas de Mayo, there are entertaining events you can enjoy every year in Nogales.


January 1 – New Year’s Day

January 6 – Dia de los Reyes Magos


February 2 – Candlemas – Día de la Candelaría

February 5 – Día de la Constitución – Constitution Day

February 14 – Día del Amor y Amistad – Valentine’s Day

February 24 – Día de la Bandera – Flag Day

March / April

Semana Santa – Holy Week and Easter Vacations

March 21 – Natalicio de Benito Juarez – Benito Juarez’s Birthday

April 22 – Charles Mingus Hometown Jazz Festival

April 30 – Day of the Child


May 1 – International Workers’ Day

May 5 – Cinco de Mayo Parade – Nogales, Sonora

May 10 – Mother’s Day

Fiestas de Mayo – Nogales, Arizona and Nogales, Sonora


Biker Concentration – Biker Festival held in Nogales, Sonora

Tequila Festival


Fiestas Patrias – Mexican Independence Day parade and celebrations


November 1-2 – Dia de los Muertos

November 20 – Día de la Revolucion – Revolution Day


December 16-24 – Christmas Posadas (holiday parties)

December 25 – Navidad – Christmas