The municipality of Campeche has prepared a calendar of diverse festivals that will take place in the city during the month of October, some of which will continue until November 3rd.
Notable among them are the Festivals of Lights, the Roller Fest, the Eclipse Route, and the Pibipollo Gastronomic Festival, with dates announced on the municipality’s social media.
On October 14th, during the annular solar eclipse, a wide array of activities will be held in the main park, including minute-by-minute narration of the astronomical phenomenom. Additionally, telescopes will be set up in Plaza Juan Carbó for citizens to use.
The municipality of Campeche aims to enhance the tourist offering for the benefit of the business sector while providing entertainment to the population, promoting traditions, and supporting the academic and even scientific sector, as stated by José Ángel Sosa Castillo, coordinator of Tourism and Economic Events, during a press conference to present the series of events for October.
The Festival of Lights is a tourism product of the Campeche municipality that will be held for the second year from October 26th to November 3rd, in support of the business, commercial, and entrepreneurial sectors.
The “Paseo de las Luces,” scheduled for October 28th, invites the population to participate in a parade wearing costumes or makeup related to the Day of the Dead. Additionally, the “Pasaje de las Luces” in its two venues, Román Piña Chan and Plaza Juan Carbó, will feature over 60 micro-entrepreneurs and entrepreneurs offering products and services related to the celebrations.
Within this festival, there is a program to celebrate the 51st anniversary of the Institute of Research and Dissemination of Mexican Dance, with the participation of dancers from across the country in the “Concierto de las Luces” on October 28th at Puerta de Tierra.
“These are a series of activities planned to generate economic benefits for Campeche entrepreneurs, support the job sources they create, and promote the traditions that give us our identity,” stated José Ángel Sosa.
The geographical location of San Francisco de Campeche places it in a privileged position for observing the astronomical phenomenon of the Annular Solar Eclipse. In coordination with the National Eclipse Route Committee, the municipality of Campeche has scheduled a series of academic activities from October 9th to 14th, including talks and conferences at the Baluarte de San Carlos from 7 to 9 pm, and nighttime sky observation with telescopes starting at 9 pm.
On October 14th, the day of the eclipse, telescopes will be set up in the main park, and a special broadcast will follow the eclipse internationally.
These activities also include the Roller Fest, an exhibition and roller-skating competition on October 14th, starting with a roller skating parade along the city’s waterfront at 3 pm, followed by the skating competition at 6 pm in Pasaje Juan Carbó.