Annual Activities


charco del ingenio The Spring Equinox concert, held near the date of March 21, takes place in the Charco del Ingenio canyon with its rocky formations that create a naturally sculpted acoustic space. Every year a different musical group performs. It is a benefit concert for the botanical garden; for that reason there is an admission charge.


xx Fiesta de la Santa Cruz del Charco del Ingenio is celebrated during the first fifteen days of July in the botanical garden and Landeta Park.

A well-attended popular festival directed by the communities of San Miguel, it includes a candlelight vigil, raising of the standing offering súchil (an offering in the form of a tall construction made from local plants), a procession of the Holy Cross, dances of the rayados (striped dancers), concheros (shell dancers) and locos (the crazies, disguised as women and political caricatures), as well as a public dance and huapango arribeño (traditional music from the neighboring Sierra Gorda). Admission free.