National holiday. Banks and public government offices remain closed.
The traditional gift-giving day in the Mexican celebration of holidays when children receive toys.
Mexican religious holiday
Religious celebration which heralds the arrival of spring with candlelight processions, music, food and dances, and marks the end of winter.
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.
National holiday and parade. Banks and public government offices remain closed.
Look for special menus in fine restaurants, and live music.
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.
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.
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..
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.
Cabo San Lucas is at its peak occupancy during this pre-Easter Holy week, a time of national vocational and "spring break" from schools.
National holiday, Banks and public government offices remain closed.
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.
Official Mexican Holiday
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.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Orange County's annual Fishing and Golf Tournament is held at the beautiful Hilton Los Cabos Beach & Golf Resort.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
This local Baja holiday celebrates Baja's first mission.
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.
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.
Anglers compete for tuna, dorado and marlin. Friendly competition, cash prizes. Website
For more information and exact dates please call: Tel: (800) 919-2252.
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
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.
Annual Mercury/WON Los Cabos Tuna Jackpot. Website
Annual desert racing event down the length of the Baja Peninsula, through tough desert terrain.
On this day parades and rodeos commemorate the Mexican Revolution.
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.
This nationwide display of traditional culture is celebrated with street fairs, fireworks, processions, masses and more.
Candle-lit processions from house to house for nine days prior to Christmas enhance the excitement of Christmas in Mexico.
With the rest of the Christian world, Mexico celebrates the day of Christmas.
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