Come Experience Mexico In Ottawa This Weekend!

Photo credit: credit Consejo de Promoción Turistica de México

Have you dreamed of visiting Mexico? Or perhaps it’s already one of your favourite travel destinations! This weekend is your chance to discover Mexico in a whole new way right here in Canada’s capital.

Friends, Mexico is throwing one big fiesta in celebration of Canada’s 150th anniversary and it’s a party you don’t want to miss. “Experience Mexico” begins tomorrow, May 5th, at the Horticulture Building at Landsdowne Park, and runs until the 7th. Their incredible showcase and programing promises to entertain, enrich, and connect us with the Mexican culture by way of five main themes: Tourism; Products and Services; Education; Gastronomy; and Culture. 

Photo credit: Consejo de Promoción Turistica de México

During the three days, you have the opportunity to enjoy many performances, and the lineup is spectacular. For starters, hailing from San Miguel de Allende, the incredibly talented opera singer, Morgana Love, will be taking the stage for our listening pleasure alongside Cirque du Soleil!

You can expect artistic performances, dances, handicrafts, food stations, workshops, and activities for children of all ages. These showcases are presented in partnership with Mexican tourist destinations for a true taste of what you can experience when you visit Mexico!

Photo credit: credit the Mexico Tourism Board

For hands on activities, there will everything from a Piñata-making workshop for children, to a cooking class with Chef Patricia Valez & Carmelita’s Cafe and so much in between. You’ll just have to check out the amazing program schedule to plan out your visit!

And do you know what else? This event is FREE to attend. Qué bueno! Whether you come to the park tomorrow to celebrate Cinco de Mayo or take the whole family on Saturday or Sunday (or both days!) to see the exhibitions, eat delicious food (sample Tequila!), and learn more about our North American neighbours – you’re sure to have a blast!

For my foodie friends, you can also indulge in delicious foods from Mexican and local suppliers, including: Mercado Latino, Panchos Bakery, Chorizo La Abuela, Passport Café, The Cupcake Lounge, Rebozos Restaurant, and Bar Tequilart. Can you say ñam ñam!

I hope you won’t miss this remarkable event – bring your friends and family to experience Mexico and have a wonderful time.

In the spirit of experiencing Mexico, I wanted to share with you my favourite margarita recipe! To make this delicious Frozen Lime Margarita  here’s what you’ll need:


    • 18 oz. ice
    • 3.75 oz Cuervo 1800 Tequila Gold
    • 2 oz Cointreau or Triple Sec
    • 3.5 oz water
    • 3 Tbs. sugar
    • 1/4 cup fresh lime juice
    • 2Tbs. fresh lemon juice
    • Lime slices for garnish

To prepare:

    1. In a blender, combine ice, tequila, Cointreau, water, sugar, lime juice, lemon juice and egg white. Blend mixture until smooth and pour into a pitcher. Pour margarita mixture into glasses; garnish with lime slices and enjoy!


Have fun this weekend friends and I’ll see you at the festivities.

To learn more about “Experience Mexico” click here –  and connect with  the Embassy of Mexico in Canada and the Mexico Tourism Board on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram

 Thank you Mexico Tourism Board for partnering with me on this post. All comments and opinions are my own. 

Emily Smith

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  1. I’ve never visited Mexico before but it looks like a beautiful place to visit. I love Mexican food and the drinks are amazing!

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