6th Full Moon Jazz Festival
The much awaited event of the winter season is just days away! Saturday, February 7th is the date of the 6th Full Moon Jazz Festival. Each year for the past six years Villas Wayak, Mexico International Real Estate and Yucatan Today have sponsored this popular annual event with excellent jazz music under the stars. What could be better than listening to great jazz in a relaxed, fun environment on the beach under the full moon in February? The setting at Villas Wayak is truly magical with its lush tropical gardens around the pool.
The main goal of this festival is to provide funds for Telchac Education and its deserving students. The jazz festival directly supports 22 of the 62 students in the program, including seven college students. This year, the festival will help support 10 college students as three students will be graduating from high school in July.
The 62 students in the program receive specific items including school and gym uniforms, shoes, socks, a backpack, all the school supplies on their lists, a hoodie, and a Christmas gift. Because the program has rules and regulations, the students are also learning responsibility, organizational skills, letter writing and the moral obligation of doing community service in in their town, Telchac Puerto.
Telchac Education started a literacy program 18 months ago when it learned that students were making it to Jr. High without knowing how to read. There are 39 students in the Yo Puedo Leer / I Can Read program. To help with the lending library in this program, they are asking for donations of new or gently used children’s and teens’ books IN SPANISH. There will be bins at the festival where you can drop your books off. Thank you in advance!
There will be three jazz bands playing their hearts out from 3 pm – 9 pm. Of course, dancing under the stars on the covered pool dance floor is a highlight for many who attend this festival.
The food court will offer a variety of delicious food plus hot, cold, alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages with something for everyone. The rich fudgy brownies table will also be there!
The fun 50 / 50 raffle that is so popular with the Canadian guests will also be happening.
Date and time: Saturday, February 7th, 3 pm – 9 pm
Location: Villas Wayak, km 25.5 Progreso – Telchac Puerto Highway
Entry: $250 pesos in advance, $300 pesos at the door
Transportation: From Mérida and Chelem $50 pesos round trip. (Reservation required at tel. 999 242 7138. Limited seating.)
Ticket Sales: Mérida: Hennessy’s Irish Pub, Merida English Library, Buenavista Inmobiliaria. Chelem: The Bull Ben Restaurant, Gyspy Market, Whole Food Market. Progreso: The Naked Frog, Yucatan Vacations (near the Cultural Center). Chicxulub: Sharon Helgason, The Muelle Market. Telchac Puerto: Hotel Libros & Sueños, Susan Stewart.
Learn more about the 6th Full Moon Jazz Festival:
Facebook: Telchac Ed & Telchac Education
See you there! And bring some children’s books in Spanish to donate if possible. Let’s all make a difference in Telchac Puerto!
Come along and experience the time of your life at Full Moon Jazz Festival in Villas Wayak on Saturday, February 7.