San Luis Potosi was once a revolutionary hotbed, an important mining town and a seat of government to boot. Today the city has maintained its poise as the prosperous state capital, orderly industrial center and university town. However, the slew of adventure tours on offer today, which include white water rafting, hacienda tours, and regional museums, pales in comparison to the annual events calendar that makes your visit unforgettable, no matter what the time of year.
Of all the things to do in San Luis Potosi, Holy Week is arguably the most spectral. A lengthy local celebration of San Luis’ unique Mexican history, this time of year is flanked with concerts, exhibitions and other activities. On Good Friday at 3pm, Christ’s passion is reenacted in the barrio of San Juan de Guadalupe, followed at 8pm by the Silent Procession through the city center (one of the city’s most important events).
Festival Internacional de Danza Contemporánea, is a wonderful annual national festival of contemporary dance, usually held during July. Created by Lila Lopez with the intention of sharing the beauty of this noble art form with the public. Host group, the Provincial Ballet, tend to share center stage with various companies from around the world.
However, Feria Nacional Potosina – San Luis’ National Fair – is one of the largest and most important fairs in the state, and one of the most important in the whole country. Normally held in the last three weeks of August, it includes concerts, bullfights, rodeos, cockfights and agricultural shows.