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carnival2015Yesterday the Institute for Culture, Tourism and Art of Mazatlan officially launched the invitations for the Reigns of the maximum holiday of the port: Mazatlan International Carnival 2015 where Maria Elena Rodriguez, Queen of the Floral Games 1965 and Libia Zulema Farriols, Queen of the Floral Games 1990, will celebrate 50 and 25 years of their reigns, respectively.

The Director of the Institute, Raul Rico, announced the calls for Carnival Queen, King of Joy and Queen Children, whose process of registration will be open until Wednesday, 5 November at 19:00 hours at the offices of the Institute.

During the press conference that took place at the Angela Peralta Gallery was also attended by Karla Alvarez, Carnival Queen 2012 and Head of Calls, Lorena I, Queen of Carnival 2014 and Marcela I, Queen of the Floral Games 2014.

We invite you to consult the Announcements and be part of Mazatlan’s Carnival 2015!


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The Institute of Culture, Tourism and Art of Mazatlan through its Director General Raul Rico announced the start of Cultural Festival of Mazatlan 2014, which, under the slogan “Art with roots” has scheduled a spectacular billboard filled with diverse artistic projects.

The Cultural Festival of Mazatlan was founded in 1993 as a forum for the expression of artistic expression, the quality in its programming gives a predominant place in the national level, distinguishing Mazatlan between major cultural destinations in northwestern Mexico.


The Cultural Festival of Mazatlan 2014 “Art with roots” will be held from October 9 to December 20 in five sections:

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One of the major strengths of the biggest celebration of the arts in Mazatlan is its multiple presence, so they are referred to different performances of music, song and cultural events in various areas of the city and emblematic historical sites to bring culture to the corners of Mazatlan.

celsopiñaLiterary Culture

Literature have a special place in the festival with the presentation of works of young talents, poetry workshops aimed at the general public and the accomplishment of exhibitions of special guests from the genre.


Visual Arts will present through painting, printmaking, jewelry, sculpture, among others that will take place in various galleries like Angela Peralta Gallery and House Haas.

thenutcrackerMajor Events

This section highlights the presentation of major works of the first level as “Cats”, “Jim Morrison and The Doors”, “The Dove and the Nightingale: The Last Days of Angela Peralta” (opera), “Disney in Concert”, “Dream of a Summer Night” presented by the National Dance Company, Celso Piña and his Ronda Bogota, among others.


Presenting important artists of the port, such as: the Camerata Mazatlan, Professional Dance School of Mazatlan, Folkloric Ballet of the Institute of Culture, Theatre Company “The Children of Maria” and the soloist Jose Miguel Rivera.

Also integrate to the Festival the celebration of the “Artistic Career” of Maestro Enrique Patron de Rueda, presentation of Delfos Contemporary Dance through “Voyeur”, “The Nutcracker”, “The Christmas Gala”, “Carnival of the Dead”, and many more.

Tickets for all events of the Cultural Festival of Mazatlan 2014 are now on sale in the office of the Angela Peralta Theater, so we invite you to consult the billboard and to live it up the Culture in Mazatlan.

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As part of the celebrations that the Municipality of Mazatlan held in port to commemorate the celebration of Mexico’s Independence Day, a special presentation of the winners of ‘The Voice Mexico’: Gerardo Bazua, Luz Maria and Marcos Razo is announced, who will offer a concert at ‘Plazuela Republica’ on the night of September 15.

The winners of the reality Voice Mexico shared with the audience their best performances accompanied by band, mariachi and singing songs of great composers and mexican interpreters. Furthermore, to give a spectacular closing celebration, fireworks and aerial dance will the cherry in our National Holidays.

This show is open to the public so we invite you to escape to Mazatlan during the next break and to live it up our National Holidays.

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During the visit that there realized yesterday the President of Mexico, Enrique Peña Nieto to Mazatlan on the occasion of the closing of the XXI Congress of Mexico’s International Trade, was announced the investment of 1,300 million to modernize and expand the infrastructure of the port, that will allow to duplicate its capacity to complement the road Mazatlan – Durango and consolidate the Northern Economic Corridor.

nationalexportaward2014President Enrique Peña Nieto arrived after 14:30 hours at Mazatlan International Center to close the XXI Congress of Mexico’s International Trade where he also presented the National Export Award 2014, with which they were awarded three companies of Sinaloa: HORTIMEX, Exportalizas Mexicanas and Su Karne.

Meanwhile, the Governor of the State of Sinaloa, Mario Lopez Valdez said during his speech at the ceremony, the modernization of the ports of Mazatlan and Topolobampo are the key strategic projects that are underway and that will be the door entry for the states that make up the Northern Economic Corridor, such as: Durango, Coahuila, Chihuahua, Nuevo Leon, Tamaulipas and Zacatecas.

The ceremony was also attended by the Minister of Economy, Ildefonso Guajardo Villarreal; Federal Secretary of Tourism, Claudia Ruiz Massieu; Secretary of Foreign Affairs, Jose Antonio Meade; COMCE President, Valentin Diez Morodo, and the Mayor of Mazatlan, Carlos Eduardo Felton Gonzalez.

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At a press conference, the Secretary of Tourism of Sinaloa, Francisco Cordova Celaya, accompanied by Vice President of the Association of Hotels and Tourism Companies of Mazatlan, Carlos Berdegue Sacristan; announced a record increase in the number of seats and international connectivity for Mazatlan in the upcoming 2014-2015 winter season that will begin in late November.

Carlos Berdegue explained that American Airlines has confirmed the 100% increase in the number of airline seats to the port which has led to an overall increase of 40%. Likewise, there are 6,517 airplane seats confirmed with 52 frequencies per week which means an average of more than 3,000 additional rooms to be placed in the destination.

For his part, Secretary of Tourism reported that Mazatlan has doubled the average air flow with high potential for continued growth as it is working on several proposals with the airlines Virgin Air, Sun Country, WestJet, among others. Further according to the notification by the Director General of the Tourism Board of Mexico, Mazatlan will have a new TV commercial that will be promoted in their natural markets such as Los Angeles, Seattle, Dallas, Denver, Calgary, Winnipeg, Toronto and Vancouver.

With these numbers are expected to close the Mazatlan tourist 2014 with at least 12% and a maximum of 20% uptake of tourists last year.

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National Holidays Begin in Mazatlan

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nationalholidaysLast night the Mayor of Mazatlan, Carlos Felton Gonzalez, accompanied by his wife and President of DIF, Sylvia Trevino of Felton, board of aldermen, public officials and citizens of the port; lit the artistic lighting that beautifies the Municipal Palace and Mazatlan’s Center, thus initiating the National Holidays commemorating the 204th anniversary of the independence of Mexico.

During the event also took place the inauguration of the historical exhibition chronicling over 20 images the struggle of independence of our country, which will be open to the public in the portals of the City Hall.

Likewise, they will be doing in the port a number of sporting, cultural and social events in order to promote the roots of Mexico, so we invite you to live very close and celebrate in Family our National Holidays.


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The International Airline WestJet chose Mazatlan’s port as one of its destinations to promote inside its tour WestJet Vacations Mexico Expo 2014 held in the cities of Vancouver, Edmonton, Calgary and Winnipeg last August.

westjetmexicoexpoDuring the tour WestJet Vacations Mexico Expo 2014 a delegation led by Secretary of Tourism of Sinaloa, Francisco Manuel Cordova Celaya; Julio Birrueta, Director of Marketing Association of Hotels and Tourism Companies of Mazatlan; Lance T. Vient, Operations Manager of Hotel Playa Mazatlan and 3 more hotels executives presented Mazatlan’s tourist and hotel offer for the winter season 2014.

Each year, WestJet, one of the best established Canadian airlines, extending invitations to the elite of its destinations around Mexico to participate in Expo Mexico to be held in the 4 major cities of central and western Canada, regions that are market native of Mazatlan.

At this promotional fair can only attend by special invitation of WestJet and is considered one of the biggest promotional showcases Mexican tourism product that is offered directly to wholesalers and operators of Canadian and international travel.

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On August 31 in the town of Southgate in Los Angeles, California held the World Record of Bands of Music Sinaloense event, organized by the Ministry of Tourism of Sinaloa, whose aim was to make a music festival to promote the state Sinaloa through its band music.

newworldrecordofbandsofmusicsinaloenseDuring the event headed by the Minister of Tourism, Francisco Cordova Celaya, brought together more than 500 musicians and 35 bands played together musical notes of “El Sinaloense”. Tribute was also paid to the history and career of the brothers Jose Angel and German Lizarraga.

From an early hour, thousands of people gathered on the premises of Southgate Park to be participants of this unique event which was also attended by Mario Valenzuela Mayor of Badiraguato, Jose Angel Barajas, President of the Fraternity of Sinaloenses residing in California, among others.

bandmusicworldrecordNote that all resources collected during the event were donated to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, an institution dedicated to finding cures for catastrophic care and childhood diseases through research and treatment development.

Also, the commitment in 2015 to organize the event in Sinaloa, to beat the record set in 2014, where German Lizarraga pledged to push this initiative of the Government of Sinaloa and further promote the state and the tourism through music band.

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Cineseptiembre Film Fest 2014

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From 16 to 22 September the Historic Center of Mazatlan, Sinaloa receive for the seventh consecutive year the International Independent Film Fest Cineseptiembre 2014 with the projection of films by directors from 20 countries.

Cineseptiembre Film Fest 2014 include screenings in various genres and formats for free at the Angela Peralta Theater, Haas House, the Archaeological Museum of Mazatlan, and some streets of the Historical Center; likewise there will be given magisterial conferences, galas and delivery of special awards where the public will have the opportunity to interact and be around artists and managers involved in the film industry.

Check the billboard and enjoy the International Festival of Independent Cinema that Cineseptiembre 2014 has programmed for you!


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Scene Mazatlan 2014 Curtains Up!

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raulricoescenamazatlan2014The Municipal Institute of Culture, Tourism and Art of Mazatlan have the honor of inviting you to the Fourth International Theater Festival Scene Mazatlan 2014 that will take over the streets and major cultural forums of the beautiful port of Mazatlan, Sinaloa from 25 September to 3 October, presenting a large variety of performing by actors from six countries.

Eleven companies from six countries (Mexico, Spain, Argentina, Chile, Ecuador and Colombia) presented 14 stage shows in a theatrical corridor integrated by six scenarios:

  • Angela Peralta Gallery.
  • Haas House Museum.
  • Plazuela Machado.
  • Plazuela Republica.
  • Angela Peralta Theater.

Most shows are free entry (but with ticket in hand) and are aimed at audiences of all ages. Also in this fourth edition will have the support of the National Council for Culture and Arts.

Get ready to enjoy an exquisite theatrical program that Scene Mazatlan 2014 has designed especially for you!


Tickets will be available from Tuesday, August 26 at the box office of the Angela Peralta Theater.
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