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50th Anniversary of Akumal Festival

 Schedule of Events

 

Friday, May 29th

5:00pm to 8:00pm 
AKUMAL THROUGH THE YEARS
- Location:  CEA info center   

  • Presentation of audio visual – “Akumal: Hace Medio Siglo”
  • Digital Photographic displays from guests, residents, and friends on the screen while people have drinks.
  • Photographer on site, and a person interviewing attendees about their own personal stories.
  • Bar sponsored by: Lol-ha ( serving beer and wine )
  • Musical entertainment – Jorge Palma

 

8:15 to midnight   
PLAZA UKANA PARTY AND BAZAAR
- Location: Plaza Ukana stage

  • 8:15 Salsa Performance
  • 9:15 Bandikoro  Live Band

 For sale:

  • Cochinita Pibil  and Turkey Yucatecan style
  • Lucy's Homemade Ice Cream
  • Beer, Margaritas, Wine, Water

  

Saturday, May 30th 

9:00am to 2:00pm   
DIVE TOURNAMENT
- Coordinated by dive shops on Akumal Bay. Go to either dive shop to sign up  

9:30am to 2:30pm
BAZAAR AT PLAZA UKANA
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Local merchants will be selling used and new items, food, art, 50th Anniversary memorabilia, and more.  Stop by and browse and support the local businesses and craftsmen.
 

10:00am to 11:00am 
Ixchel Boutique Fashion Show featuring swimwear, sportswear, and dresses

 
11:30am to 12:00pm
   
Dance performance from Cultural Center of Tulum

 

2:00pm 
Puppet Show for the local schools, Akumal, CD Chemuyil, and Tulum, and everyone is welcome

 

 5:30pm to12:00   
“MATANCEROS EXPEDITION NIGHT
Location: Lol-ha Beach and Snack Bar

5:30pm to 7:00pm

  • Presentation of the PBR Museum Artifacts in Game room.
  • Pre-Sale of “Under the Waters of Mexico” by Pablo Bush Romero
  • Sale of Limited Edition Replica of Matanceros Cross and other memorabilia.


7:00pm to 8:30pm 

  • Mexican Parillada- Catered by Tacolote with a price of $350 pesos.
  • Tickets include picnic style dinner on the beach with live Salsa Band, beer, margaritas, or wine.   
  • Tickets for sale at Hotel Villas Maya Reception Tel 984 875 9012 option 2
  • Or, see Marcy Essy, Sherwood Anders, or Charlene

 
8:30 to ??

  • Concert to follow at the Snack Bar with cash bar.  Jurassic Band – 70’s music 

 

Sunday, May 31st 

8:00am to 12 noon  
FISHING TOURNAMENT
-coordinated by CEA and dive shops on Main Bay.

  • First prize: Motorcycle
  • Register at either dive shop.
  • Live music on the beach.

 
9:00am to 11:00am 

CONFERENCE “MAYAN CALENDAR"
by Carlos Meade at CEA Center ???

 
11:00am to 12:30pm 

KIDS TREASURE HUNT

  • Treasure Hunt begins at the Kid's Club and ends on the beach in front of Lol-ha.   
  • Goal: This Activity is geared towards the local children and designed to be a way to get them involved with the pride of Akumal’s 50th Celebration, learn more about their home, and have a good time. 
  • Visiting children are also invited to participate and meet the local children. 
  • SPONSORSHIP: Sponsor a Pirate.  Adults can help by sponsoring a pirate.  Each pirate that completes the treasure hunt will receive a prize. 
  • The money that sponsored that pirate will go to Pablo Bush Romero Scholarship and Frida Khalo Library. 
  • Sponsorships start at $10, and you may choose your child or give anonymously to the cause.

 
12:00pm to 6:00pm  

BEACH VOLLEY BALL TOURNAMENT
at the beach in front of Budha Gardens Spa. 

  • Schedule will be sent out on Friday May 29 to all participating teams  
  • Register at the Coco Propiedades Office in Centro Ukana, 2nd floor next to Richard Mazzola Studio, on Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-5:00pm
  • Last day for registration is May 28 before 5:00pm
  • Registration Fee is $600 pesos/team ($100 pesos/player)

 
4:00pm to 6:00pm 

SAND SCULPTURE CONTEST
; show up at the beach to participate. It’s for all ages.

 
8:00pm to 11:00pm

LIVE MUSIC
at “La Buena Vida”.

 

 

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