The Rico family mariachis on the central plaza, El Jardín. San Miguel is famous for year-round patriotic and religious festivals. Easter is huge, but September has the most impressive fiestas. On September 16, Mexican Independence Day, people from all over the country come to celebrate with fireworks, dances, bullfights, and a rodeo in the cradle of their freedom. Some Americans may fault San Miguel for a lack of authenticity, but urban Mexicans go there to participate in their traditional culture.
Photographer Simon Watson's Note: I just stopped and asked these nice people to pose and they obliged. In fact, all of the locals I met in San Miguel were incredibly friendly--lovely and very hospitable. From the article Mexico Magico