MEXICAN WEEK 2024 Press Release

Philadelphia, PA, April 14th, 2024.- The Mexican Cultural Center invites the Mexican community and the general public to participate from April 28th to May 4th in the 2024 Mexican Week.

Mexican Week is comprised of a series of events that celebrate the rich diversity of Mexican culture through art, film, and other cultural expressions.

The following activities will be part of the Mexican Week, in its eleventh edition:

  • Sunday, April 28th.

12:00pm – 3:00pm: Parade Carnaval de Puebla

1801 S Chadwick St, to 16th St towards Washington Ave ending at Sacks Playground. Annual parade to celebrate and represent the victory of the Battle of Puebla on May 5th, 1862.

3:00pm – 6:00pm: Festival Carnaval de Puebla

Sacks Playground (400 Washington Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19147)

Free and fun event with activities for all the family, live music, dance, food and much more!

  • Monday, April 29th.

6:00pm – 7:30pm: Candle Workshop

Casa Mexico (1134 S. 9th St, Philadelphia, PA 19147)

Mexican entrepreneur will share her talent, providing us with the opportunity to learn how to create candles with an authentically Mexican touch.

Limited availability. RSVP here:

  • Tuesday, April 30th .

5:30pm – 7:00pm: Children’s Day Celebration (Día del niño)

Anna C. Verna Playground in FDR Park

Free and a fun event with activities for all kids, including games, art & crafts, surprises, and much more!

  • Wednesday, May 1st .

10:00am – 8:00pm: Museum Day at Penn

Penn Museum (3260 South St, Philadelphia, PA 19104)

The Penn Museum opens its doors to the community, inviting you to explore its fascinating galleries.

Get your ticket here: Use code: Mexico24

6:00pm – 7:00pm: Tour Mexico and Central America Gallery

Penn Museum (3260 South St, Philadelphia, PA 19104)

Join an English-guided tour of the Mexico and Central America Gallery, where details and significant artifacts will be highlighted.

  • Thursday, May 2nd.


11:30am – 1:30pm: Friends of Mexico

Philadelphia Downtown Philadelphia, Liberty Ballroom (1200 Filbert St, Philadelphia, PA 19107)

The Mexican Cultural Center (MCC) will host its second annual Friends of Mexico award luncheon. This is an outreach event where we will recognize organizations for their work and support to the community.

Limited availability. RSVP here:

6:30pm: Movie “Museo” (2018), +18

Philadelphia Film Center (1412 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19102)

Is a riveting 2018 Mexican drama heist film directed by Alonso Ruizpalacios. It follows two veterinary students, Juan Núñez (Gael García Bernal) and Benjamín Wilson (Leonardo Ortizgris), as they plan to rob the National Museum of Anthropology in Mexico City during Christmas in 1985.

Free event with limited availability. Get you tickets here:

  • Friday, May 3rd.

6:00pm – 7:00pm: Tour Mexico in Philadelphia

Philadelphia Art Museum (2600 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy, Philadelphia, PA 19130)

Guided tour of the Philadelphia Art Museum, where you will have the opportunity to explore the amazing works of art it houses, including some outstanding creations by Mexican artists. Immerse yourself in the artistic richness and diversity that this museum has to offer.

Free event with limited availability. RSVP here:

  • Saturday, May 4th.

6:00pm – 7:00pm: Tour Mexico in Philadelphia

Museum of the American Revolution (101 S. 3rd St., Philadelphia, PA 19106)

Family Highlights Tour of the Museum of the American Revolution’s core galleries, exploring fascinating people, events, ideas and objects of the American Revolution.

Free event with limited availability. RSVP here:


Virginia Rivera Hernández

Director of Programs

Mexican Cultural Center

(267) 204-3307 Facebook, Instagram & X: @Mccphilly

Sponsors: Philadelphia Film Society, Penn Museum, Casa Mexico, Fairmount Park Conservancy, Philadelphia Art Museum, Carnaval de Puebla in Philadelphia, Philadelphia Cultural Fund and Pennsylvania Council of the Arts.

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