Last updateFri, 05 Sep 2014 1pm

PHOTO SPREAD: International Mariachi Festival

Thousands of Tapatios and visitors lined Guadalajara’s principal avenues for last Sunday’s International Mariachi Festival opening parade. Groups of musicians, dancers and charros of all ages came from far and wide to participate in the fiesta.

A young boy elegantly dressed charms the large crowd.

The emotional mariachi galas at the Degollado Theater kicked off with a special concert featuring Mexico’s most acclaimed tenor, the great Ramon Vargas.

Arts and crafts, including sombrero painting, went on in the festival’s pavilion set up in the city center.

More male and female mariachis playing during the parade.