26th – 28th July in Guildhall Yard
This July, Fiesta de Mexico will bring the verve, sights, smells and flavours of Mexico’s rich and diverse culture to the heart of the City of London. Taking place over 26th – 28th July in Guildhall Yard, the square, decorated with colourful ‘papel picado’ bunting, will recreate one of Mexico’s famous fiestas, complete with authentic food, drink and produce stalls. From Mariachi bands and Aztec dance performances to traditional artisan workshops and electrifying Lucha Libre shows, the live entertainment at Fiesta de Mexico will be like nothing ever seen before in London.
With the Fiesta kicking off at noon on Friday, guests can to tuck into authentic specialities from some of London’s finest Mexican restaurants and food traders lining the square. Foodie favourites such as Mestizo, Maria Sabina and Lupita will be serving up a delicious variety of Mexican classics including tacos, tostadas, tamales and quesadillas. Refreshing agave cocktails such as the special Fiesta de Mexico Margarita will be served at the bars along with a selection of the best mezcals at the Mezcaleria. Those wanting to learn more about Mexico’s most famous tipples can take part in the tequila and mezcal workshops & tastings – which are run in association with London’s Tequila and Mezcal Fest.
Entertainment will come in the form of traditional Mariachi band performances, live music from some of Europe’s finest Mexican bands, dance shows and a plethora of family friendly activities. The highlight of the weekend will be the Lucha Libre shows, as no Mexican fiesta would be complete without Mexico’s iconic masked wrestlers, who will be fighting it out on both Friday and Saturday evenings in a thrilling and spectacular battle of good vs evil.
Friday Day: Mexican Food Market 12pm – 4pm (Free Entry)
Friday Night: Mexican Fiesta with Lucha Libre 5pm – 11pm (Entry £15)
Saturday Day: Mexican Day and Family Activities 12pm – 5pm (Free Entry)
Saturday Night: Mexican Fiesta with Lucha Libre 6pm – 11pm (Entry £15)
Sunday Day: Mexican Day and Family Activities 12pm – 6pm (Free Entry)
Guildhall Yard, London, ECA2 5AE