San Felipe's 2009 Snowbird Festival took place this
year near the tourist office. The weather behaved as
if it was the only trophy of the event, knowing the
real reason snowbirds annually trek to Mexico is to
escape the Shackleton snow fields of northern winters
and find a place to throw off their anoraks and fleece-lined
boots, preferably where sandals and Bermuda shorts are
in sympathy with the climate. Well, they weren't disappointed.
The warm afternoon showed everyone their decision to
come to San Felipe was the right one.
About a hundred peopled showed up for the event and
enthusiastically shared the music, singing, dancing
and food, as well as a wide variety of donated ticket-draw
Familiar faces and a few new ones milled about, getting
acquainted and reacquainted, performing the cyclical
ritual that is one of the main attractions of this festival.
Part of the yearly recipe is folkloric dancing and
this year had a group of costumed children perform a
lively dance for the cheering audience.