They call it Mondays on the Hill. The original Zapotec meaning of Guelaguetza is transformed into a folkloric dance festival held in the auditorium on the Cerro del Fortin on the last two Mondays in July each year (except when the date falls on Benito Juarez’ birthday). There are two performances today, Monday, July 22, 2013 — one at 10 a.m. (as we speak) and another this afternoon at 5 p.m. The schedule repeats next Monday, July 29.
All You Want to Know: Oaxaca Guelaguetza on Oaxaca Wiki
Tickets are not cheap! They cost 1,250 pesos per person which translates to $97.62 USD in today’s exchange rate. Pay a premium if you buy on Ticketmaster. Another option is to go to the Llano Park tourism office and buy your ticket(s) there. I’m still debating about whether to go next Monday for the second week live performance.
10 a.m. and 5 p.m. today — Central Daylight Time.
Disfruta bien! Enjoy!