The 5 Best Music Festivals in the Mexican Caribbean This Year

In Cancún, Play, Play, Playa del Carmen & Tulum by Suzanne Koch

From the sandy shores of Cancun to the jungles of Tulum, visitors and locals of the Mexican Caribbean have plenty to look forward to this year with a killer lineup of lively festivals and events.

Oasis Dance U

Throughout March

Located at Grand Oasis Cancun, this year’s oceanfront lineup includes sets from Spanish house duo Los Santos, Australian DJ twins Nervo, Canadian dance-pop act Loud Luxury and chart-topping rapper Lil Jon.

Art With Me

April 22 – 26

A mix of arts, music, wellness and culture, the community-driven festival will feature headliners including top indie acts Rhye, Nahko, Kerala Dust, Pillowtalk, Romare and more. The Tulum festival feature more than 300 events across town, from late-night concerts and sunset sessions to art installations and sustainability workshops.

Cancun Music Week

August 3 – 9

Premiering during Cancun’s 50th anniversary celebrations, the event will bring together the best of electronic music for a week-long celebration.

Riviera Maya Jazz Festival


The free festival returns this fall with another great lineup, which is set to be announced soon. Past artists have included Norah Jones, Bebel Gilberto, UB40, Lalah Hathaway and other legendary jazz artists.

Cancun International Music Festival

October 22 – 31

This year will mark the event’s eighth edition, with this year’s festival celebrating the 250th anniversary of Beethoven’s birth by hosting classical, electronic and jazz concerts. There will also be workshops, master classes and other fun events for instrumental music fans.

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