September’s Celebrations Will Include New Municipal Shuttle Buses
By Jesús Aguado
September is full of popular patriotic fiestas marking Mexican independence and an annual funfair, which draws a lot of people into the central parts of town. This year, the local officials have begun some initiatives timed to augment this month of celebration.
In time for the events, which are expected to draw tourists from all over México, the city will bring into full service a new fleet of inexpensive shuttle buses taking riders in and out of Centro. It will also introduce video projection spectacles, and broadcast video into the Jardín and the Plaza Cívica.
Buses for the Feria
One event that Sanmiguelenses look forward to each year is the Feria de San Miguel (San Miguel Fair), an annual event featuring rides, bulls, Mexican cultural demonstrations, and highly anticipated musical performances. In a recent press conference, the city government announced that the new fleet of shuttle buses—with space for luggage, comfortable seating, Wi-Fi, and other amenities—will bring people in and out of the feria beginning September 20, the day the fair begins. After the fair ends, the new buses will remain in permanent operation with routes in and out of Centro.
The fair takes place at the fairgrounds on the road to Los Rodríguez. Hours are Monday–Thursday from 4pm to 12am, and on weekends from 2pm to 2am. Tickets are 40 pesos. The fair ends October 6. Check Que Pasa for the list of bands scheduled to play.
City officials have also announced that during September 13–16, San Francisco Church, El Oratorio, and the Parroquia will all be lit nightly with the colors of the Mexican flag from 7pm–3am. Also, beginning in September, permanent nighttime video projections in public spaces will be a regular occurrence. Government officials promised to release more information about this soon.
Meanwhile, the “Cry for Independence,” a nationwide Independence Day ceremony enacted all over México, will take place in San Miguel on Saturday, September 15, at 11pm at the Allende House in the Jardín. All that day, the city will open the Plaza Cívica to the public and host various cultural events.
Finally, the fiesta to celebrate St Michael, the city’s patron saint, will be held September 28–30 in the Historic Center.