Inhabited since at least the 16th Century, San Juan de la Vega is most noted for its unique exploding sledgehammer festival as a tribute to St. San Juan Bautista which takes place every February. The town has grown considerably in the past few years, and currently has two Catholic Churches. During the weekends, there is an open market in the town square call "El Jardin" where local people sell items such as plants, clothing, shoes, fresh fruit and vegetables. It is a known producer of carrots, Jícama and cereals. This town is about 15-20 minutes from Celaya. They hold an annual celebration celebrating their patron saint " San Juanito" which the town is named after . they take the saint to walk around the whole town and each year a house is in charge of the saint.