Los Cabos Annual Events

TODOS SANTOS MUSIC FESTIVAL

The Todos Santos Music Festival, created by Peter Buck of R.E.M. and brought to life by The Hotel California, adds music to the long list of artistic events hosted locally. Proceeds from the event benefit the Palapa Society of Todos Santos. todossantosmusicfestival.com

JANUARY LORD OF THE WIND

Located in beautiful Los Barriles, this annual kiteboarding, foil and windsurfing competition is organized by the Rotary Club of Los Barriles. lordofthewindbaja.com

FEBRUARY TODOS SANTOS ART FESTIVAL

Todos Santos hosts a popular art festival that has evolved into an international attraction. Artists, musicians and filmmakers showcase their best pieces of work for everyone to see.

FEBRUARY LOS CABOS HALF MARATHON

Our Los Cabos Half Marathon offers an incredible 21.097 km route of history and natural beauty, which includes San Jose del Cabo´s historical downtown, its hotel area and the astonishing Puerto Los Cabos Marina. loscaboshalfmarathon.com

FEBRUARY JAZZ FESTIVAL AT PLAZA PESCADOR

With the objective to promote Art & Culture in San Jose del Cabo, the San Jose Jazz Weekend continues to contribute to the development and promotion of this beautiful town and its surroundings. sanJoséjazzweekend.com

MARCH CHEESE & WINE FESTIVAL

Hosted at the Sheraton Hacienda del Mar, proceeds from this event benefit Fundación Sarahuaro.

MARCH TODOS SANTOS FILM FESTIVAL

This Annual Film Festival, held in Todos Santos and La Paz, will feature 10 days of films that reflect the diversity and excellence of Latino cinema. todossantoscinefest.com

SAN JOSE DEL CABO’S FIESTAS TRADICIONALES

This annual two-week festival is held in honor of patron saint San Jose.

MAY SURF SEASON KICKS OFF IN THE SEA OF CORTEZ MAY–OCTOBER
7K OPEN WATER

This international open-water competition takes place off the coast of San Jose del Cabo. swimcabo.com

CABO MARINE SHOW

More than 4,000 visitors from Mexico, United States and Canada are expected to attend. Visitors will learn about Mexico’s marine and boat industry. Visitors will also enjoy music, activities and will have access to many exhibitors and service providers. cabomarineshow.com/exhibitors

LOS CABOS MERCEDES TROPHY GOLF TOURNAMENT

Part of an international competition, the Mercedez Benz Trophy has 50,000 participant around the globe looking to reach the final in Stuttgart, Germany. mercedesbenzmx.com/trophy

GASTROVINO BAJA FOOD & WINE FESTIVAL

This annual food and wine event highlights the cuisine and wine of Baja California and all proceeds are dedicated to the housing, care and education of Todos Santos’ more distant ranchero families and to the DIF, dedicated to helping local families. gastrovino.mx

JUNE LOS CABOS OPEN OF SURF

The Los Cabos Open of Surf is the largest surf and music festival in the history of Mexico and Latin America. The event takes place along Costa Azul's famous Zippers Beach Break. loscabosopenofsurf.com

JUNE ANNUAL STARS STRIPES FISHING & GOLF TOURNAMENT

This annual tournament brings together families with daily fishing and golf and accompanied by stellar cuisine and nightly entertainment. Proceeds from the tournament were given to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Orange County, Boy Scouts of America Los Angeles Area Council, Miracles for Kids, and Orangewood Children’s Foundation. Starsandstripestournament.com

FIESTA DE LA MUSICA

Held annually on the summer solstice, this international event celebrates music. fiestadelamusicaloscabos.net

GALA DE DANZA

Some of the most renowned dancers in the world share the Pabellon Cultural Theater’s stage in Cabo San Lucas to showcase more than a dozen numbers that range in genres from classical and ballet to contemporary Latin dance and ballroom. galadedanza.com

JULY–DECEMBER

Turtle nesting season begins in Los Cabos.

EAST CAPE DORADO SHOOT OUT

The gem of Baja’s East Cape hosts the Annual Dorado Shoot Out, the fabulous Hotel Palmas de Cortez located in Los Barriles. This is the largest fishing tournament in Southern Baja with an average turnout of 130 teams each year. doradoshootout.com

AUGUST EAST CAPE BISBEE TOURNAMENT

The first of three Bisbee tournaments in Mexico, anglers from all over the world come to the East Cape and compete for large cash prizes. The Sea of Cortez is home to some of the biggest billfish in the world.

FESTIVAL DEL MANGO TODOS SANTOS

The festival features an abundance of ripe, juicy mangos as well as dancing, polka bands, a horse parade, artisanal products and a celebration of San Ignacio. culturabcs.gob.mx

SEPTEMBER SEPTEMBER–NOVEMBER

Conditions are ideal to go scuba diving in the Sea of Cortez.

INDEPENDENCE DAY SEPTEMBER 16

Mexican Independence is celebrated every September 15th at 11 pm in cities and towns throughout Mexico. In Mexico City, the President rings the historic liberty bell at that hour as he waves the Mexican flag and shouts "Mexicanos, Viva Mexico." The crowd responds by singing the National Anthem. The governor of each state throughout the country mirrors this practice. A parade and civil ceremony is held on September 16, often followed by rodeos, bullfights and other festivities.

OCTOBER OCTOBER–FEBRUARY

Bird nesting season gets going at the San Jose del Cabo Estuary.

CABO COMEDY FESTIVAL

A series of days filled with laughs where comedians take the stage. This annual event hosted in Los Cabos, donates a portion of proceeds to DIF Los Cabos, a Children and Family Charity aimed at supporting those in need. cabocomedyfestival.com

OCTOBER LOS CABOS BILLFISH TOURNAMENT

Big-game vessels from around the globe trek to Los Cabos annually for this renowned fishing tournament. loscabosbillfishtournament.com

OCTOBER BISBEE’S LOS CABOS OFFSHORE TOURNAMENT

Eager anglers compete to top the previous year’s record in the annual tournament to fish for two days and compete for cash prizes. bisbees.com

OCTOBER BISBEE’S INTERNATIONAL BLACK & BLUE TOURNAMENT

Deemed the “world’s richest billfish tournament” with over $4 million in prize money, the proves that the fish don’t come any bigger or more plentiful than in Baja California Sur. bisbees.com

FIESTAS TRADICIONALES CABO SAN LUCAS

This annual two-week festival is held in honor of patron saint San Lucas.

IRONMAN

Athletes take a 2.4-mile swim in the Sea of Cortez, followed by a 112-mile bike course and a 26.2-mile run that travels along a 20-mile corridor between Cabo San Lucas and San Jose del Cabo. ironmanloscabos.com

LOS CABOS GRAN FONDO

Cyclists of all levels take part in the mass riding event through spectacular spots in Los Cabos. volpigranfondoseries.com

BAJA HA–HA CRUISERS RALLY

This two-week cruisers rally from San Diego to Cabo San Lucas treats participants a comfortable ride down the coast with fellow sailors. baja-haha.com

NOVEMBER NOVEMBER–MARCH

Wind-related activities begin in Los Cabos.

NOVEMBER–APRIL

Surf Season on the Pacific Ocean side of Los Cabos begins.

NOVEMBER–FEBRUARY

Whale shark migration season begins in Los Cabos.

NOVEMBER–MAY ORGANIC MARKET

The organic market is a place where local products and art are available and supplied by the community. The objective is to promote local organic agriculture, arts and crafts, music and educational resources. sanjomo.com

SAN JOSE DEL CABO ART WALKS NOVEMBER–JUNE

Every Thursday evening between November and June, San Jose del Cabo’s galleries invite guests to stroll viewing art, sipping wine and dining at the fabulous neighborhood restaurants. artcabo.com

DAY OF THE DEAD FESTIVAL NOVEMBER 2

The Day of the Dead is an important Mexican holiday celebrated on November 1st, which merges preColumbian beliefs, and modern Catholicism by honoring Mexico’s fallen ancestors. The Day of the Dead Festival is a key festival in Cabo San Lucas and through the nation. Families and loved ones pay their respects by creating spectacular altars that are elaborately decorated with photos, candles and food offerings. The altars are then displayed in the towns main square of Plaza Amelia Wilkes, where the best decorated alter is granted a prize.

LOS CABOS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

This film festival aims to become one of the most outstanding events in Mexico, attracting directors, actors, producers and national and international films, with the goal of becoming one of the major international festivals. cabosfilmfestival.com

NOVEMBER VIP SUMMIT

Panel discussions and events showcase the newest tourism offerings and future plans in the region. loscabosvipsummit.com

DECEMBER SABOR A CABO FESTIVAL CANIRAC

Los Cabos hosts it’s Annual “Sabor a Cabo” (The Flavors of Cabo) as an International Gastronomy & Wine Event. Sabor a Cabo is an event organized by the restaurant association Canirac but promotes Los Cabos as an international touristic venue as well as the skills of the entrepreneurs and residents of the area. saboracabo.mx

MID DECEMBER–MID APRIL

Whale migrations can be seen from Los Cabos.

NEW YEAR'S EVE FIREWORKS MÉDANO BEACH DECEMBER 31

The skies come alive over breathtaking Médano Beach to welcome the New Year — the perfect backdrop for your midnight kiss. View from the beach clubs, restaurants, resorts and sands of the beach itself.