Los Locos: The Crazy Ones

Spectators catch flying candy with their umbrellas: a modern-day twist on the tradition of fruit thrown by farmers parading through town.

The Día de los Locos celebration on June 18th, is a rambunctious parade in our colonial town of San Miguel de Allende. Alter-egos and political satire mix with gender-bending fun in this once-a-year extravaganza.

The parade, in honor of San Antonio de Padua, begins at the old church of San Antonio, winds through town and ends at the Jardin, the principal plaza in town. Stately, well-preserved colonial architecture and cobblestone streets stand in stark contrast to the swarms of mermaids, Egyptian pharaohs, ghouls, witches, PeppaPigs, Tweety Birds, and everything in between. It’s like Mardi Gras with added flair of ranchero, cumbia, and techno blasting from the backs of the truck-floats.

Here at Ted Davis Galería on Zacateros, we have a front-row seat to this thrilling event!

Quaint streets come alive with historic themes in blazing color.

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