A great many festival enthusiasts from across America are anxious for the start of the summer festival season, but you don’t have to wait that long if you start planning now to head on over to Mexico’s beautiful vacation destination of Tulum this April. The weather is amazing during this time of the year in Tulum with little chance of rain, so it’s the perfect time to come enjoy the epic event that is the Tulum Art With Me Festival. Don’t let the name fool you either because there is so much more involved in this festival than art, and you should expect to enjoy four full days of great art along with music, culture, food and wellness.
About the Festival
The Art With Me Festival, formally known as Tulum’s Arts and Ecoculture Festival, will begin on Wednesday, April 24, and the action won’t wind down until the final hours of Sunday, April 28. This popular festival celebrates every art form, and this year’s theme is, “Change Starts With Me” with an emphasis on improving ourselves and building a sustainable future through the preservation of the natural environment. Therefore, a portion of all ticket sales will go to Care With Me, Tulum’s environmental outreach and awareness program. These are just a few areas within the festival that offer a variety of activities and events that you are sure to enjoy.
Art With Me
Immersive experiences and large-scale installations await, and over 100 art exhibits will be showcased. These are just a few of the artists who will have pieces on display.
- Paulo Nazareth
- Ernesto Neto
- Oskar Metsavaht
- Artius Mobile By Richard Art Felix
- Daniel Popper
- Jimmy Nelson
- Kirsten Brophy
- Mark Ryden
- Peter Ruprecht
Care With Me
Come learn about the newest ways to protect Tulum and the entire planet with a wonderful selection of interactive experiences, workshops and talks by professionals and knowledgeable environmentalists. Dance With Me It wouldn’t be a festival without the music, and you may expect performances that feature electronic acts, DJs, live bands, Latin music, folk music and indigenous performers. These are just a few of the entertainers who are expected to perform.
- Mike Love
- Michael Franti
- Jan Blomqvist & The Band
Eat With Me
Bring your appetite to the festival, and dig into some innovative menus from several of Mexico’s top chefs. There will also be several gourmet pop-up restaurants on the beach, in the jungle and in the town pavilions, exclusive tastings and a delightful selection of dining experiences at many of Tulum’s best restaurants. Those restaurants that have already committed to participating include NU Tulum, ARCA Restaurant, BOA Restaurant & Beach Club and Mia Restaurant.
Breathe With Me
This section of the festival is devoted to all things that surround natural health and wellness. You’re invited to experience Mayan clay ceremonies, drum circles, yoga, Temazcal (a traditional Mayan sweat lodge), plant medicine healing, an Ayurveda workshop and tasting, women’s and men’s circles, ecstatic dance and cacao ceremonies just to name a few.
Play With Me
All age groups are welcome at this festival, and this area is set aside for the children and the young at heart. There will be several special activities and events designed to encourage creativity and thinking skills, and the growing artist corner is among the most popular activities. There are also opportunities to try out a musical instrument, dance to the children’s concerts and even build a sand sculpture.
Give With Me
This area is devoted to spreading awareness about protecting Tulum and the entire planet, and you’ll find a little bit of everything here. Learn to help the planet a little bit each day from talks offered by those who have made protecting our environment their life’s work, enjoy free concerts, admire the art and check out the amazing interactive experiences that can help you see the world around you in an entirely new way.
There are still 4-Day General Admission Passes available for $350 that allow you to enjoy everything that this festival has to offer, but those who want an elevated festival experience will want to opt for the 4-Day Premium Pass for $650 that offers so much more. In addition to access to all areas of the festival, you’ll also receive private entrance at various concerts and events, premium Happy Hour with complimentary drinks, access to the Premium Lounge at the Beach Pavilion, private wine and mezcal experiences, private viewings of select events and art installations, an exclusive merchandise bag and early access to events.
Come Stay With Us
Here at Exceptional Stays, we have two luxury beachfront vacation homes available during the Tulum Art With Me Festival, and our dedicated concierge team is available to assist you in all aspects of your Tulum visit and may secure your preferred festival tickets before they are all sold out. Contact us today if you’re interested in either of these vacation rentals, and we’ll get right to work preparing for your stay.
Festivals are more fun with friends and family, and you can bring up to nine people along with you for a comfortable stay in Casa Cantarena. This eco-friendly villa sits right in the beauty of the Sian Kaan Biosphere, and it comes with two fabulous master suites and two excellent guest suites along with four spacious baths. Without a doubt, this is the perfect vacation rental to choose while attending a festival that is focused on protecting the environment because Casa Cantarena runs on both wind and sun power with a backup generator that is rarely needed.
When you’re not out enjoying the festival, you’ll have plenty of opportunity for fun and relaxation right in your villa. Casa Cantarena comes with a private swimming pool and a rooftop hot tub, so you can sit back and enjoy your wonderful views of the Caribbean Sea, the lagoon and the jungle. The beach and the sea are right outside your door as well, and you can swim and snorkel in the clear waters. You won’t have to lift a finger on your vacation either cause this villa comes with a full staff to see to your every need.
An incredible 5-star experience awaits those who choose a stay at impressive Hacienda Chekul, which sprawls across an incredible 6-acre estate beautifully nestled between Tulum’s glorious jungle and a pristine white beach. As many as 10 people may expect to enjoy a stay in perfect comfort, and you’ll have your choice of two master suites and two guest suites along with 4.5 luxurious baths. A full staff is available to care for you, and that includes a house manager who excels at assisting you in planning all of your daily activities and a private chef who will prepare every meal during your stay to your exact specifications. Excellent amenities include a delightful rooftop infinity pool, air conditioning and a private deck with a grill, and you’ll be near an exceptional golf course as well as some of the area’s best nightlife.