The artisan in each village surrounding the city of Oaxaca specialize in a craft. In Arrazola the carvers create sculpted and painted animals of wood. The village artisans are open year round.
In the modern cosmopolitan city of Oaxaca gourmet dining
Oaxaca, Best Time To Go for Events and Places
Public buses, tours, and private transportation/rental cars can reach these sites within 40 miles of the City of Oaxaca.  These Pre-Colombian ruin sites include Monte Alban, Dainzu, Yagul, Lambityeco, Mitla, Huijazoo, and San Jose el Mogote        Links below
The last week of October and the first week of November find the people of Oaxaca preparing their cemeteries for the Days of the Dead celebration
Oaxaca Mexico Festival , South Central Mexico
Regional festivals go on throughout the year in Oaxaca. Costumed in the regional dress from Oaxaca's seven distinct ethnic and geographic regions, dancers celebrate in the city center.
Within 40 miles of the City of Oaxaca, seven major ruin sites are open to the public Year Round
Oaxaca Events and Church Tours : Two hour tour of churches and other places. Get an insiders Zocalo in front of Cathedral at 10:00 AM Tuesdays and Saturdays
Cooking Classes,
La Casa Del Tio Guero Restaurant
Serving typical Oaxacan meat menu is
offering cooking classes every week year round
Sign up at the restaurant on Garcia Vigil (street) #715
Eight blocks north of the Zocalo  
Tel. 51 69584
Festivals are important times in
Oaxaca; the
Day of The Dead
Semana Santa
being two
of the important times.
Christmas is a festive time in
Oaxaca and the
July regional
the Guelaguetza
are important times to citizens
of Oaxaca.
nearly ideal year round because Oaxaca is at 5000 feet elevation in a valley surrounded by mountains that go to nearly 10,000 feet.
Oaxaca is a huge State that is made up of 10,000 foot mountains with rain forest, alluvial valleys at 5000 feet elevation,  and Pacific coast beaches..  
Two seasons dominate Oaxacan weather: the
dry season form September to June and the rainy season of June, July and August. These two seasonal events might shape your trip.  The rainy season will consist of daily thunder storms usually in the afternoon. during July and August.
The hotter season will be April and May with bright sun during the mid day and ideal temperatures at night.
Otherwise the climate of the city of Oaxaca, located at 5000 feet elevation is ideal
Antique Church Organ music in November festivals

Concerts of classical music, pop and regional music occur year round in the main plaza of Oaxaca City, the Zocalo
Regional dances go on each week but the big regional event occurs during July in an outdoor arena on a hill overlooking the city of Oaxaca
Semana Santa, Holy Week Silent Parade
In July during the Guelaguetza dancers from the seven distinct geographic and cultural regions of Oaxaca State meet to Perform
In July the Guelaguetza dancers come to the city of Oaxaca from the seven distinct geographic and cultural regions of the State to Perform
In July during the Guelaguetza dancers and performers come from the distinct ethnic regions of oaxaca State which are divided into the seven distinct geographic and cultural regions.  The performers dress in regional costumes perform during parades in the city.
Oaxaca Silent Parade is held on Friday of Easter Week
Oaxaca Silent Parade is held during  Easter Week
Schaa Masaje'
Cinco de Mayo (Street) #412
Centro Historico
Oaxaca Mexico
Click Image for French and Spanish Language Archaeologist Guided Tours of Oaxaca Ruin Sites
Oaxaca's best Time To go is during the Festivals such as the November Day of The Dead, Easter's Semana Santa, Guelaguetza Regional festival, and Christmas.
Dancers come to Oaxaca City from the distinct cultural regions of Oaxaca State to dress in regional costumes and perform the regional dances.
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