International Mariachi Expo and Rodeo (Charrería)
|Country and Region||Mexico — Jalisco|
|Type of Festival||Dance, Music|
|Location of Festival||Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico|
Mariachi performers from around the world gather in Guadalajara, in the Mexican state of Jalisco, whereMariachi music all began. Other events include a large charrería, or rodeo, replete with parades presenting native cowgirls and cowboys, as well as galas, open-air concerts, mariachi music workshops, and the crowning of the Ambassador of the Mariachi and Rodeo, similar to a carnival queen. Mariachis are invited to register online and play at the festival.
|Festival Dates||August 25 - September 4, 2011|
Articles and Reviews:
- Support Mariachi Festival Editorial (The Mercury News, October 4, 2006)