Jocotepec is celebrating 11 years since Lake Chapala was recognized as a RAMSAR site (a wetland considered of international importance) with a festival set Friday, February 7 to Sunday, February 9, centered around the town’s malecon.
Environmental workshops are scheduled Friday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the malecon, while at 7 p.m. the presentation of a new guide to the Lake Chapala Basin area mammals will be held at the Centro Cultural “La Bendida,” located at Allende 19. The authors, J. Carlo Cuevas, Luis Ignacio Iñiguez-Davalos and Maria Fernanda Roman Lara, will be present.
A bird observation takes place Saturday from 8 to 10 a.m. At 1 p.m., you can take a kayak out on the lake with a guide; a palm-leaf artisan workshop is offered from 4 to 7 p.m.; a sports festival kicks off at 5 p.m.; and a movie is screened at 7 p.m.
Bird observation and kayak trips resume at the malecon on Sunday, while a musical group takes the stage at noon. You can join in a crepe paper flower workshop at 4 p.m., and take in the festival’s closing concert, given by the Orquesta Tipica de Chapala, at 8 p.m.