One reason San Miguel de Allende is such a popular destination for visitors and expats is its schedule of events and activities that run throughout the year. It’s because there is so much to do here that people from around the world are choosing to purchase real estate for sale in San Miguel de Allende and live here part time or even full time. Whether you are attracted to outdoor activities, classical music, fine art, writing, fine dining, or travel, or all of these things, you can find activities in San Miguel de Allende that are right for you. This article takes a look at just a few of our favorite annual events and activities that draw people to San Miguel de Allende and help to make the city such an interesting place to visit or live.
The San Miguel de Allende Writer’s Conference occurs every February and attracts professional writers from around the world. The conference began in 2006 and has grown in popularity last year drawing 750 participants to its workshops and 10,000 attendees to the main stage presentations given by world famous authors. Presenters have included Gloria Steinem, Sandra Cisneros, Naomi Wolf, Tom Robins, and many more. Attendees of the conference include professional writers and enthusiasts as well and the event has something to offer to nearly everyone.
The Pro Musica concert series is in its 21st year and includes concerts, opera, and other events. The 2018-2019 series includes a performance of Rigoletto, and other concerts by professional musicians from around the world. This year the Metropolitan Opera partnered with Pro Musica to hold for the first time to nation-wide auditions of Mexican singers for their 2018-2019 auditions.
The Audubon Society in San Miguel de Allende is a group of people passionate about preserving habitats for birds and providing education about the many species that can be found in San Miguel de Allende. The group organizes monthly bird walks and other activities of interest for bird watchers and outdoor enthusiast.
The above is just a small sampling of the events and organizations that make life interesting in San Miguel de Allende. On top of these, many residents enjoy volunteering with organizations that help needy families in San Miguel de Allende, or provide relief to refugees traveling through Mexico in search of a better life. Caminamos Juntos is a relatively new group that provides services to Mexican Nationals deported from the United States and you might consider contacting them to see how you can help.
Beyond these more organized events and activities, there are many other options to keep you busy. Golfing, tennis, hiking, exploring galleries, fine dining, mountain biking and kayaking are all popular here.
If you are considering purchasing a home for sale in San Miguel de Allende, you will find a diverse community of Mexicans and expatriates and nearly endless activities to participate in. Becoming involved in the community is a great way to meet people who share your interests and develop your own community and network of friends.