Nov. 24-25: Festival in Esqueda, Sonora

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Esqueda FestivalThis Nov. 24-25 the town of Esqueda, Sonora, will host its first annual conservation festival. So come join us and help celebrate our region’s biodiversity and culture in a beautiful setting in the heart of the Sky Islands.

Another Sonoran festival held last month in Moctezuma was a huge success — so we hope you can make it. If coming from the U.S., it’s a great option if you don’t yet have Thanksgiving plans.

This event has been a collaborative effort between environmental organizations, local groups, and the community of Esqueda. On Thursday, Nov. 24, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., there will be small presentations for schools at the Centro de Usos Múltiples. And on both Thursday and Friday nights, from 5-7 p.m., there will be more presentations at the Centro de Usos Múltiples, along with stands and food in Esqueda’s Plaza Principal.

For those coming from the U.S., note that SIA isn’t hosting travelers, but you’re welcome to travel independently and we look forward to seeing folks there. You’ll need to buy an “Only Sonora” permit in advance to drive in this eastern part of the state, but it’s worth it. If you’re looking for a place to stay, there are hotels in Esqueda (Hotel Esqueda and Hotel Esmeralda), Agua Prieta, and Nacozari de García. If you have questions, email our Sonora Conservation Coordinator Sergio Müller.