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October 2018 Cabo San Lucas Events

For Pete's Sake Fishing Tournament - October 19-24, 2019

A competition to honor Pete Lopiccola's memory, for 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 one of the largest and most successful charity Marlin Tournament on the West Coast.

Bisbee's Los Cabos Offshore Tournament - October 21-23, 2018

Anglers compete for tuna, dorado and marlin. Friendly competition, cash prizes. Website

Monasterio Fly Fishing Safari East Cape 2018

For more information and exact dates please call: Tel: (800) 919-2252.

Bisbee's Black and Blue Marlin Tournament - October 25-29, 2019

A dramatic shotgun starts this exciting fishing tournament featuring big cash prizes. Anglers from all over the world converge on Los Cabos to compete for record marlin. Website

November 2018 Cabo San Lucas Events

Dia de Los Muertos (Day of the Dead)- November 1-2, 2018

An important Mexican holiday merges pre-Columbian beliefs and modern Catholicism. Europe's All Saint's Day and the Aztec worship of the dead contribute to these two days honoring Mexico's dead.

Western Outdoor News Tuna Jackpot Tournament - November 2-5, 2018

Annual Mercury/WON Los Cabos Tuna Jackpot. Website

38th Tecate SCORE Baja 1000 - November 17-28, 2018

Annual desert racing event down the length of the Baja Peninsula, through tough desert terrain.

Revolution day - November 20, 2018

On this day parades and rodeos commemorate the Mexican Revolution.

December 2018 Cabo San Lucas Events

Cabo Jazz Escape - December 2-4, 2018

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 starts 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.

Feast of the Virgin of Guadalupe - December 12, 2018

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

Christmas Posadas - December 16-24, 2018

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

Christmas - December 25, 2018

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

January 2019 Cabo San Lucas Events

New Year's Day (Ano Nuevo)- January 1, 2019 

National holiday. Banks and public government offices remain closed.

Day of the Kings (Dia de los Reyes)- January 6, 2019

The traditional gift-giving day in the Mexican celebration of holidays when children receive toys.

Feast Day of San Antonio de Abad - January 17, 2019

Mexican religious holiday

February 2019 Cabo San Lucas Events

Candelmas - February 2, 2019 

Religious celebration which heralds the arrival of spring with candlelight processions, music, food and dances, and marks the end of winter.

Art Festival 'Todos Santos' - Dates TBA 

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

Constitution Day - February 5, 2019

National holiday and parade. Banks and public government offices remain closed.

Friendship Day (Dia de Amistad)- February 14, 2019

Look for special menus in fine restaurants, and live music.

Mexican Flag Day - February 24, 2019

Mexican celebration.

March 2019 Cabo San Lucas Events

Carnaval Day - March 5, 2019

Carnaval is an indulgent celebration of pleasure before the sober fasting period of the Catholic Lent. The event begins the weekend before Lent, Carnaval is celebrated exuberantly with feasting, drinking, parades, and dancing in the streets. Port towns such as Ensenada, La Paz, Mazatlan and Veracruz are the best places to watch Carnaval festivities.

Festival of San Jose - San Jose del Cabo - March 8-19, 2018

This festival is in honor of the city's patron saint, San José (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 placed throughout all downtown, and booths carrying items like fresh warm tamales and sugared pumpkin candies are also available.

San Patrick's Day - March 17, 2019

USA Celebration

20 San Jose 500 Offroad Race - Dates TBA 

This event takes place in San Jose del Cabo at the "Pista Loco Sandoval" which offers one of the best viewing options for fans as the track is set below viewing area..

Benito Juarez Day - March 21, 2019

National holiday honoring the renowned former president who is known as "The Lincoln of Mexico." March 21 is the first day of Spring, and the beginning of the Spring break season.

April 2019 Cabo San Lucas Events

Semana Santa and Pascua, (Easter Break)- Dates TBA 

Cabo San Lucas is at its peak occupancy during this pre-Easter Holy week, a time of national vocational and "spring break" from schools.

May 2019 Cabo San Lucas Events

Labor Day - May 1, 2018

National holiday. Banks and public government offices remain closed.

Celebration the defeat of the French Army at Puebla in 1862 - May 5, 2018

National holiday, Banks and public government offices remain closed.

Mother's Day - May 10, 2019 

National Holiday

Rolex/International Game Fish Association Offshore Championship Tournament - Dates TBA

Championship tournament which includes the winners of 77 qualifying tournaments. Fishing for striped marlin, tuna, wahoo and other big billfish are the focus of this championship. 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 2018 Cabo San Lucas Events

Navy Day - June 1, 2019

Official Mexican Holiday

BACS Billfish Invitational One - Dates TBA 

One of the qualifying tournaments for the Rolex Championship held each year. A ceremonial pistol-shot send-off starts the tournament with the sportfishing boats racing away.

Father's Day - June 20, 2019

National Holiday

Annual Stars & Stripes Fishing and Golf Tournament - Dates TBA

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Orange County's annual Fishing and Golf Tournament is held at the beautiful Hilton Los Cabos Beach & Golf Resort.

July 2019 Cabo San Lucas Events

Fiesta of the Virgin of Carmen- July 16, 2019

In honor of a woman who is believed to be a protector of Mexico, the festivities begin with many craft vendors on the streets. In the afternoon, a parade of school children followed by mothers with families and puppeteers come their 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.

Festival of St. James - July 25, 2019 

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 2019 Cabo San Lucas Events

Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary - August 15, 2019

Treasured by the people of Mexico, 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.

Los Cabos Summer Dive Fiesta - Dates are Varied

A celebration of the sea. Whether you're 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. Hotel packages and a detailed, day-by-day itinerary are available by calling. (800)745-2226 Schedule of event call (877) 479-3483

September 2019 Cabo San Lucas Events

Mexico's Independence

Commemorated during the month of September, with the famed Independence Eve celebration taking place on the 15th. On this night, the central plaza is filled with revelers participating in the traditional grito, or Cry for Independence. The following day is a national holiday, celebrated by a parade through the center of town and continuing festivities.

Dia de Nuestra Señora - September 8, 2018

This local Baja holiday celebrates Baja's first mission.

Mexican Independence Celebration of Los Cabos - September 15-16, 2019

The day before the 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.

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