Antigua Guatemala Events

Aug
23
Wed
Trova & Reggae with Gustavo Santos @ Las Palmas
Aug 23 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Trova and reggae night with Gustavo Santos. From 8PM – 10PM.

Las Palmas Antigua Guatemala - Reggae

Live Music at Ocelot Welsh Tavern @ Ocelot Welsh Tavern
Aug 23 @ 9:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Live Music at Ocelot Welsh Tavern @ Ocelot Welsh Tavern | Antigua Guatemala | Sacatepéquez | Guatemala

Live music with guest artists. From 9:00PM – 11:00PM.

Aug
24
Thu
Niños de Guatemala (NGO) Tour – Ciudad Vieja @ Departure from Iglesia Santa Lucia, Antigua Guatemala
Aug 24 @ 8:15 am

Ciudad Vieja Tour – Chicken Buses, Coffins and Nuestro Futuro School

We will start with a chicken bus ride (local bus) from Antigua to Ciudad Vieja (15 minutes away, fare covered by tour cost), and discuss the history of Ciudad Vieja, the site of Guatemala´s second capital city.

Our first stop will be to a chicken bus refurbishing shop, where they turn US and Canadian school buses into the chicken buses you see throughout the country, and you will learn exactly how these incredible transformations occur, how the public transport system works, as well as why being a bus driver is the most dangerous job in Guatemala.

Our next visit is to a family-owned coffin carpentry workshop, where we see how they put together, paint and decorate coffins. We will talk about the industry and the cultural traditions related to death in Guatemala.

Next, we take a short walk through the neighborhood where many of our families live who send their children to our school. We will discuss the socio-economic situation of the families and the difficulties that they face.

We finish back at our beautiful school Nuestro Futuro, where we will learn about the school, the different projects we run, the NGO ´Niños de Guatemala´, and how we are helping to break the cycle of poverty and help the community achieve a better life. We also have a snack while we rest!

We then return to Antigua by local bus, around midday or a bit after. 

Chocolate-Making Workshop – 11AM, 1:30PM, 4PM @ ChocoMuseo
Aug 24 @ 11:00 am

Chocolate-making workshops: From bean to bar.

Choco Museo Workshop

Common Hope (NGO) Tour – Thursdays @ Meet at Parque Central Fountain
Aug 24 @ 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Step off the tourist trail and see the real face of Guatemala at our twice weekly Pueblo Tour. Visit Common Hope’s family development center, get a tour of a local pueblo, and meet a family who benefits from Common Hope’s programs. Group tours meet in Antigua’s central park, next to the fountain. Mondays at 10:00 a.m. and Thursdays at 2:30 p.m.

Documentary: Blessed Fruit of the Womb @ Bagel Barn
Aug 24 @ 5:00 pm – 5:30 pm

A documentary film from WINGS (NGO) about reproductive rights in Guatemala. In Spanish with English subtitles.

Wings NGO Antigua Guatemala
Documentary – Wings
Jazz Nights at Elu – El Convento @ El Convento Boutique Hotel
Aug 24 @ 6:00 pm
Jazz Nights at Elu - El Convento @ El Convento Boutique Hotel | Antigua Guatemala | Sacatepéquez | Guatemala

Jazz nights at Elu, inside El Convento Boutique Hotel. Call ahead for reservations.

Gustavo, Latin & Western at Rainbow Cafe @ Rainbow Cafe
Aug 24 @ 8:00 pm
Gustavo, Latin & Western at Rainbow Cafe @ Rainbow Cafe | Antigua Guatemala | Sacatepéquez | Guatemala

Gustavo, Latin and Western at Rainbow Cafe. From 8PM.

World Music at Fridas @ Fridas
Aug 24 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
World Music at Fridas @ Fridas | Antigua Guatemala | Sacatepéquez | Guatemala

World music at Fridas. From 8:00PM to 11:00PM.

Mercedes Escobar at Ocelot Welsh Tavern @ Ocelot Welsh Tavern
Aug 24 @ 9:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Live music with Mercedes Escobar. From 9:00PM – 11:00PM.

Mercedes Escobar at Ocelot Welsh Tavern