Ajijic adminstrator Max Macias has announced through Facebook that the town’s annual celebration in honor of patron saint San Andrés Apostol will be happening on the usual dates of November 22 through 30, following certain health safety precautions and other modifications.
Recognizing that the Covid-19 pandemic has not ended, Macias reports that access to the central plaza will be restricted to four entry points where visitors will pass through sanitary filters with the application of hand gel, temperature checks and instruction on the proper use of face masks.
He explained that there will be no terraza bar tents, stages for live bands or vendors setting up on the plaza’s north side esplanade. He indicated that musical entertainment paid for by the fiesta sponsor guilds will be concentrated in the bandstand, with performers primarily those dedicated to acoustic instrumental genres rather than those who employ high-decibel electronic equipment.
The time limit set for nighttime festivities at the plaza is midnight.
Macias has not released any information concerning religious activities taking place during the fiestas patronales, nor special events booked at the local bullring.
Follow the Delegacion Ajijic 2021-2024 Facebook site for updates posted in Spanish. Questions may be addressed in person at the office located at the corner of Colón and Hidalgo opposite the plaza taxi stand. Hours are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.