Best Things to See and Do in Mexico City This Summer

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There’s no better place to enjoy the summer than in Mexico City, although the torrential rainstorms admittedly do put a bit of a dampener on things at times. Even so, if you’re stopping by the Mexican capital before August, here are all the top things you should do and see while you’re there – including exhibitions, food fairs, and other indoor options in case of rain.

Enjoy the coffee and chocolate festival

What better way to throw yourself into summer than with a coffee and chocolate festival in Mexico City? These events are regularly hosted by various different organizers, so if you miss one, there’s probably another one happening just around the corner. However, we’ve pinned down two gourmet food fests that could pique your interest and your appetite this summer – the Festival del Café, Chocolate y Otras Delicias on June 3–4 in Coyoacán, and the Festival del Chocolate y Café Artesanal on July 1–2 in Roma.

Festival del Café, Chocolate y Otras Delicias, Centro de Coyoacán, Ciudad de México, México

Festival del Chocolate y Café Artesanal, Jalapa 90, Roma, Ciudad de México, México


Attend the Festival MIX

For something a little less active, then consider attending one of the many independent film screenings that will be forming part of the Festival de Diversidad Sexual en Cine y Video (Festival MIX México). This film festival is unique throughout all of Latin America, and runs from late May to June 24, tackling the central theme of freedom throughout each short film that is presented. Prices will depend on the event, but the opening screening of El centro de mi mundo (Die mitte der welt), which depicts the process of coming out of the closet, will be free entry.

Various locations across the city, depending on the screening and event.

Attend some Festival MIX film screenings

Get boozy at the World Class Cocktail Competition 2017

As we’ve reported already, Mexico City was chosen as the host city of this year’s World Class Cocktail Competition – a.k.a. the Liquid Oscars – and August will see the grand final take place at an as-yet-unconfirmed location in the Mexican capital. The most important cocktail competition in the world, its aim is to showcase mixology talent from around the world. This year, over 60 bartenders will be participating and Mexico will be represented by Fátima León of Fifty Mils.

Exact location to be confirmed, Ciudad de México, México

Go to the World Class Cocktail Competition

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