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Calendar of events that are scheduled to take place in the Los Cabos area. We will try to list any event that is scheduled to take place in Cabo San Lucas, The Tourist Corridor, San Jose del Cabo, The East Cape, Todos Santos and surrounding areas of Los Cabos, Baja California Sur, Mexico.


January Events
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New Year's Day Celebration
January 1st

This national holiday features festivities, parades and fireworks throughout Mexico, as well as agricultural fairs throughout the rural areas.

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Whale Watching, January
Visitors to Los Cabos during the months of late November through March will be treated to a spectacular sight of whales just off-shore. Of the eleven species of whales found worldwide, eight venture to the waters off of Los Cabos. The ideal climate, shallowness, salinity and abundant food resources of the bays and lagoons north of Los Cabos make this the perfect breeding and nursery grounds for the whales and their young. Breeding areas are primarily situated on the Pacific side, but some whales travel around the cape to the Sea of Cortez. Visitors on local whale watching trips are often rewarded with up-close encounters with these magnificent and gentle giants.


February Events
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Art Festival 'Todos Santos'
February 17th-24th

This large annual art festival showcases the work of a vast array of local artists. Visitors browse custom jewelry, paintings and other unique items.

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P.G.A. Senior Grand Slam, Los Cabos,
2nd Week of February

This annual senior golf tournament features some of the most familiar names in the senior circle.

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Whale Watching, February
Visitors to Los Cabos during the months of late November through March will be treated to a spectacular sight of whales just off-shore. Of the eleven species of whales found worldwide, eight venture to the waters off of Los Cabos. The ideal climate, shallowness, salinity and abundant food resources of the bays and lagoons north of Los Cabos make this the perfect breeding and nursery grounds for the whales and their young. Breeding areas are primarily situated on the Pacific side, but some whales travel around the cape to the Sea of Cortez. Visitors on local whale watching trips are often rewarded with up-close encounters with these magnificent and gentle giants.


March Events

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Festival of San Jose, March 8th-19th
This festival is in honor of the city's patron saint, St. Joseph. This 11-day festival culminates on March 19 every year. Beginning with evening parties and music on the 8th of March, the festival increases with carnivals and parades on weekends. Food venues are sprinkled throughout the downtown, and booths carrying items like freshly made tamales and sugared pumpkin candies are available.

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Whale Watching, March
Visitors to Los Cabos during the months of late November through March will be treated to a spectacular sight of whales just off-shore. Of the eleven species of whales found worldwide, eight venture to the waters off of Los Cabos. The ideal climate, shallowness, salinity and abundant food resources of the bays and lagoons north of Los Cabos make this the perfect breeding and nursery grounds for the whales and their young. Breeding areas are primarily situated on the Pacific side, but some whales travel around the cape to the Sea of Cortez. Visitors on local whale watching trips are often rewarded with up-close encounters with these magnificent and gentle giants.


April Events

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Holy Week and Easter - 'Semana Santa',
April 8th-15th

Holy week ends the 40-day Lent period. This week includes Good Friday and Easter Sunday. It is Mexican custom to break confetti-filled eggs over the heads of family and friends.

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Easter Festival, April 16th
This holiday is second in popularity only to Christmas, for locals. If you are able to view the colorful parade through the downtown (at 2pm), keep a watchful eye for flying eggs filled with the traditional paper confetti. The tone of this day's parade is celebration; singing and dancing will fill the streets as the people celebrate the risen Christ.


May Events

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Changed to Dia Del Trabajo (Labor Day), May 1st
Primero de Mayo is the Mexican national holiday that is equivalent to the U.S. Labor Day.

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Cinco De Mayo, May 5th
Mexico celebrates the fifth of May every year. It is to commemorate the Battle of Puebla in 1862, when the Mexican army defeated a French force twice its size just south of Mexico City.

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No Nonsense Flyfish Sampler
May 20 th- 24th

East Cape, Baja California Sur
Tel: (800)919-2252

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Mother's Day, May 10th
Due to the importance of the mother in Mexican culture, Mother's Day is an especially significant holiday.

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Rolex/International Game Fish Association Offshore Championship Tournament, May 15th - 21st
Formerly held in Hawaii, this championship tournament includes the winners of 77 qualifying tournaments. Fishing for striped marlin, tuna, wahoo and other big billfish are the focus of this championship, and where better to find these fish than Cabo. Competitors come from around the world with their professional crews for this catch-and-release event. Grand prize is a trophy and a Rolex watch.


June Events

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9th Annual Stars & Stripes Fishing Tournament, June 23 - 26th
Big Brothers, Big Sisters of Orange County’s 9th Annual Fishing and Golf Tournament. Held at the beautiful Hilton Los Cabos Beach & Golf Resort.

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Las Arenas Spearfishing Meet,
June 23rd

(date may vary, please call)
This event is held in East Cape,
Baja California.

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9th Annual Bread, Cheese and Wine Festival
Call for exact date
At the Westin Regina Los Cabos Resort, for tickets and information, call (624) 142-9000.

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Navy Celebrations Day, June 1st
Navy Day is an official Mexican holiday.


July Events

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Two Cabos Bike Race, July 11th-12th
This race runs from the town square of San Jose del Cabo to the south entrance of Cabo San Lucas near the Toro Stadium. The route follows Highway 1 (a four-lane road separated by a median), with the one-way lanes to Cabo San Lucas blocked off for race use, while the other two lanes offer two-way traffic. Viewing from along the route is accessed at many hotel entrances along the Corridor. Pre-register (USD10) at the square the first day of the event. The event is organized by the Tourism Center.

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Discover Baja's Neil Kelly Memorial Tournament,
July 12th-16th

Event held in East Cape.

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Fiesta of the Virgin of Carmen, July 16th
In honor of a woman who is believed to be a protector of the Mexican nation, the festivities begin with many craft vendors taking to the streets. In the afternoon, a parade of school children followed by mothers with families and puppeteers winds its way through the downtown streets. The bullfights also take place in the afternoon at the Toros Stadium one kilometer south of the city. A small fishing tournament run by the city also takes place during this festival day.

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East Cape Big Game Blowout, July 22nd-25th
Sponsored by Hotel Buenavista Beach Resort and Western Outdoors News. $20,000 in prizes. For information please call (800)752-3555. Event held in East Cape.

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Festival of St. James, July 25th
Credited with bringing Catholicism to Mexico, St. James the Apostle is envisioned through legends as a magical man who rides a white horse. The parades and festivities held in Cabo reflect the wonder still felt by the people for this patron saint of Spain. Look for riders mounted on white horses in the parades and re-enacted battlefield skirmishes staged at the town square around dusk. The parades begin at 2pm followed by closed shops and street parties swelling from the cantinas. This event takes place throughout downtown.


August Events

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5th Annual Bisbee's East Cape Sportfishing Tournament,
August 3rd-7th

Tournament Offshore Circuit 2005 Event held in Los Barriles, East Cape,
Baja California Sur.

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Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, August 15th
Treasured by the Mexican people, this event celebrates the Virgin Mary's departure from earth and into heaven. Processions begin the day (about 10am) with musical bands and floats denoting the Virgin Mary's life. Many mothers holding babies join the parade, and the locals and tourists stand by and catch the treats thrown to them from the parade participants. Enjoy the downtown restaurants offering feast-style dinner buffet specials until the wee hours.

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Los Cabos Summer Dive Fiesta Dates vaires
A celebration of the sea. Whether a beginner or a pro, this fourth annual event is filled with terrific diving locations, evening events, parties, treasure hunts, slide shows and more. Renowned Cabo Pulmo National Marine Park is just one of the dive stops on this tour of the Cabo San Lucas diving area.


September Events

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Dia de Nuestra Señora,
September 8th

This local Baja holiday celebrates Baja's first mission.

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Baja Sea Turtle Rescue September 1st - 31st
(call for exact date)
Event held in Cabo San Lucas. Tel: (800)727-2252

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Mexican Independence Celebration of Los Cabos
September 15th-16th

The eve of Mexican Independence Day will be celebrated with fireworks, folk dancing and mariachi bands. These festivities will be followed the next day with parades, speeches, family picnics and more. Event held in Cabo San Lucas.


October Events

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Bethesda Fishing Fundraiser,
October 1st-6th

(call for exact dates)
Event held in East Cape. Tel: (800)919-2252

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Cabo San Lucas Fair and Festivals
Second half of October
Events held in Cabo San Lucas.

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Annual Los Cabos Billfish Tournament,
October 11th-15th

Events held in Cabo San Lucas.

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Todos Santos Fair and Festivals, October 12th
Event held in Todos Santos. October 12 is the date of the festival of Nuestra Señora del Pilar, the patron saint of Todos Santos. This date is celebrated as the founding of the town of Todos Santos. There are usually activities, including a fair and live music in the plaza, most of the week of the 12th. There is dancing to live music in the evenings on the zocalo. And lots of food and drink.

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Fiesta de Cabo San Lucas, October 18th
Event held in downtown.This festival celebrates the patron saint of Cabo San Lucas. Every October 18th, streets are closed and a parade passes through the center of downtown. The tale of the patron is depicted vividly and brilliantly. The celebration features dancing and music as well as feasting. All sorts of foods, including traditional local preparations and international delights, are served through various vendors set up street side. Each year there are new displays added, making it worthwhile for repeat visitors.

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Los Cabos Tequila and Mariachi Festival

October 17th - 19th

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For Pete's Sake Fishing Tournament, October 19th - 21st
To honor Pete Lopiccola's memory, his love for Cabo, and to help fight the leukemia that claimed his vibrant life, an annual Marlin tournament and charity was named after him. It is now the largest and most successful charity Marlin Tournament on the West Coast. Event held in Cabo San Lucas. For further information please call tel: (619)590-0178 or visit www.petesake.com

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Bisbee's Los Cabos Offshore Tournament,
October 21st – 23rd

This event is held in Cabo San Lucas. For further information please call (714)556-2281 or visit www.bisbees.com.

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Monasterio Fly Fishing Safari East Cape,
October 24th-30th

Event held in East Cape. Please call for exact dates and further information. Tel: (800)919-2252

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25th Bisbee's Black and Blue Marlin Tournament, October 25th – 29th
This event held in Cabo San Lucas. Please call for further information. Tel: (714)556-2281 or visit www.bisbee.com

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Whale Migration, October 15th - April 15th
From October until mid-April, all along the bay you will likely see the migrating whales. Many whales enjoy the warm waters of Los Cabos including the Gray Whale, Blue Whale, Sperm Whale, Humpback and Fin Whale. Some of the whale activity viewable from shore includes breaching (jumping into the air), sounding (showing the tail fin as they dive) and spyhopping (where the whale lifts its head to the surface and looks around).


November Events

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Dia de Los Muertos (All Soul's Day),
November 1st-2nd

Cemetary vigils, religious events, specialty foods and children's festivals commemorate relatives and friends who have passed on.

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Annual Won Tuna Jackpot Tournament, November 2nd-5th
Event is held in Cabo San Lucas. The official on-site office for signing up in Cabo prior to the check-in day is the Pisces Sportfishing Fleet office located on the malecon in the marina near Plaza Las Glorias. For more information visit www.loscabostunajackpot.com or call 001-52-62414- 31288

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Western Outdoor News Tuna Jackpot ,
November 2nd- 5th

Seventh annual Mercury/WON Los Cabos Tuna Jackpot TournamentEvent held in Cabo San Lucas. For more information visit www.loscabostunajackpot.com

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Revolution Day,
November 20th

Parades and rodeos commemorate the Mexican Revolution.

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Whale Watching Season in Los Cabos November
Ninety percent of the migrating whales travel south to the waters off Los Cabos from late November through March. Their breeding grounds are primarily on the Pacific side, but some whales travel around the cape to the Sea of Cortez. Of the eleven species of whales found worldwide, eight venture to the waters off Los Cabos. Ideal climate, shallowness, salinity and abundant marine life make the bays and lagoons north of Los Cabos the perfect place for whales to birth and rear their young.


December Events

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Cabo Jazz Escape, December 2,3 and 4
Each December, Cabo San Lucas hosts a star-studded three-day jazz festival, held at various venues throughout town and on Sunset Beach. The festival kicks off on Thursday with free concerts at the Puerto Paraiso Entertainment Plaza located near the marina. The next two days are the main festival days, with Latin and mainstream jazz on spectacular Sunset Beach featuring several renowned international artists. Saturday night's entertainment ends with a fireworks extravaganza. Tickets are available through the festival website and more information can be obtained through the Cabo Jazz Festival Foundation 1.888.500.1753. http://www.cabojazz.com

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Feast of the Virgin of Guadalupe
December 12th

This nationwide display of traditional culture is celebrated with street fairs, fireworks, processions, masses and more.

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Christmas Posadas
December 16th-24th

Candle-lit processions from house to house for nine days prior to Christmas enhance the excitement of Christmas in Mexico.

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Navidad
December 25th

With the rest of the Christian world, Mexico celebrates Christmas day.

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Whale Watching, December
Ninety percent of the migrating whales travel south to the waters off Los Cabos from late November through March. Their breeding grounds are primarily on the Pacific side, but some whales travel around the cape to the Sea of Cortez. Of the eleven species of whales found worldwide, eight venture to the waters off Los Cabos. Ideal climate, shallowness, salinity and abundant marine life make the bays and lagoons north of Los Cabos the perfect place for whales to birth and rear their young.

 
 
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