Mexican Holidays and Events

Holidays and Events in Los Cabos MexicoLos Cabos is so brimming with activities, festivals, events and recreational pursuits that it will be a challenge to just decide how you’re going to going to spend each day. National holidays are celebrated in different ways, from simple work holidays to large-scale annual celebrations, such as Carnaval. In addition, fishing tournaments are a tremendous annual draw for international visitors who come to Los Cabos to test their mettle against prize marlin and tuna for large award purses. You’ll also find a range of golf tournaments throughout the year on the breathtaking courses of Los Cabos. Christmas is a wonderful time to visit, with warm winter weather and beautiful decorations lighting up the streets of Cabo San Lucas and San José del Cabo. One of the most exciting times to be in Cabo is New Year’s Eve, with a range of parties to choose from, from stylish dance-all-night affairs at local nightclubs to sophisticated dinner parties with live bands. At the strike of midnight, a fireworks show lights up the skies above Cabo’s famous Médano Beach.

Both Cabo San Lucas and San José del Cabo will also have small-scale events that don’t make the calendars, but which you might stumble upon in your wanderings, including seasonal parties at area nightclubs and restaurants, gallery shows, live performances and more. One wonderful event is the San José del Cabo Art Walk which takes place every Thursday evening from November through June, during which galleries keep their doors open late and restaurants offer a range of specials. Also check out our Activities page for a large listing of fun in the Cabo sun.

Below you can see calendars of holidays, fishing tournaments, and monthly celebrations and occasions.


Annual Holidays

January 1 – New Year’s Day
January 17 – Feast Day of San Antonio de Abad
February 2 – Candelmas
February 4 – Constitution Day
February 14 – Friendship Day (Día de Amistad and Día de los Enamorados)
February 28 – Carnaval
February 24 – Flag Day
Second Week of March – Festival of San Jose Del Cabo
March 21 – The Birthday of Benito Juarez
April 9-16 – Holy Week and Easter – ’Semana Santa’
April 30 – Dia de los Niños
May 1 – Dia del Trabajo (Labor Day)
May 5 – Cinco de Mayo
May 10 – Mother’s Day
June 1 – Navy Celebrations Day
June 7 – Dia de Corpus Christi
Third Sunday in June (18th) – Father’s Day
July 16 – Fiesta of the Virgin of Carmen
July 25 – Festival of St. James
August 15 – Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary
September 1 – Annual State of the Union
September 8 – Dia de Nuestra Señora
September 15-16 – Dia del la Patria (Independence Day)
October 12 – Dia de la Raza
November 1-2 – Dia de Los Muertos (Day of the Dead)
November 20 – Dia de la Revolución (Mexican Revolution Day)
December 12 – Dia de Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe
December 16-24 – Las Posadas
December 25 – Navidad
December 31 – New Year’s Eve

January

January 1 – New Year’s Day Celebration
January 6 – Dia de los Reyes Magos (Three Kings Day)
January 16-209th Annual Los Cabos Pro-Am
January 17 – Feast Day of San Antonio de Abad
Jan – April – Whale Watching Season
Oct – Jun, Every Thursday Evening – San José del Cabo Art Walk
Every Friday, November – April – Farmer’s Market at the Shoppes at Palmilla

February

February 2 – Candelmas
February 4 – Constitution Day
February 12Los Cabos Half Marathon
February 11-12Todos Santos Open Studios
February 14 – Día de Amistad and Día de los Enamorados
February 17-18San José Jazz Weekend
February 24 – Flag Day
February 28 – Carnaval
Every Friday November – April – Farmer’s Market at the Shoppes at Palmilla
Jan – April – Whale Watching Season
Jan – Jun, Every Thursday Evening – San José del Cabo Art Walk

March

March 1-5Festival de Cine / Film Festival Todos Santos
March 4Gala de Danza
March 10-18Baja Shakespeare Festival
March 11-12Cabo Music Fest
March 14Liga Mac Annual Fundraiser
Second week of March – Festival of San Jose del Cabo
March 21 – The Birthday of Benito Juarez
March 24−27Apparitions Festival in Todos Santos
Every Friday November – April – Farmer’s Market at the Shoppes at Palmilla
Jan – Jun, Every Thursday Evening – San José del Cabo Art Walk
Jan – April – Whale Watching Season

April

April 1Paws & Claws Golf Tournament
April 9-16 – Holy Week and Easter – ’Semana Santa’
April 30 – Dia de los Niños (Children’s Day)
Every Friday November – April – Farmer’s Market at the Shoppes at Palmilla
Jan – April – Whale Watching Season
Jan – Jun, Every Thursday Evening – San José del Cabo Art Walk

May

May 1 – Dia Del Trabajo (Labor Day)
May 5 – Cinco De Mayo
May 5-7GastroVino Food & Wine Festival Todos Santos
May 10 – Mother’s Day
May 17 20SIMA Surf Summit
Jan – Jun, Every Thursday Evening – San José del Cabo Art Walk

June

June 1 – Navy Celebrations Day
June 6-11Los Cabos Open of Surf
June 7 – Dia de Corpus Christi
June 8-10PELAGIC Triple Crown of Fishing Summer Slam
June 17Fiesta de La Musica
Third Sunday in June (18th) – Father’s Day
June 22-25Annual Stars & Stripes Fishing and Golf Tournament
Jan – Jun, Every Thursday Evening – San José del Cabo Art Walk

July

July 12-17Ultimate Waterman’s Challenge
July 16 – Fiesta of the Virgin of Carmen
July 17East Cape Dorado Shootout
July 25 – Festival of St. James
July 28-31Annual Todos Santos Mango Festival

August

July 31-August 5thLos Cabos Mexican Open Tennis Tournament
August 1-5Bisbee’s East Cape Offshore
August 15 – Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

September

Dates Vary – Baby Sea Turtle Rescue
September 1 – Annual State of the Union
September 8 – Dia de Nuestra Señora
September 15-16 – Mexican Independence Celebration

October

Dates Vary – Baby Sea Turtle Rescue
October Dates TBDSammy Hagar’s Cabo Wabo Birthday Bash
October 12 – Todos Santos Fair and Festivals
October 12 – Dia de la Raza
October 15-19Annual Los Cabos Billfish Tournament
October 18 – Fiesta de Cabo San Lucas
October 20-22Bisbee’s Los Cabos Offshore Tournament
October 24-28Bisbee’s Black and Blue Marlin Tournament

November

November 1-2 – Dia de Los Muertos (All Soul’s Day)
November 1-4Western Outdoor News Tuna Jackpot Tournament
November Date TBDDressed to the K9s Cabo Humane Society Fundraiser
November 8-12Los Cabos International Film Festival
November 12Ironman Los Cabos
November 20 – Revolution Day
November 14-18SCORE Baja 1000
Every Friday November – April – Farmer’s Market at the Shoppes at Palmilla
Every Thursday Evening – San José del Cabo Art Walk

December

December Date TBDSabor a Cabo – Los Cabos Culinary Festival
December 12 – Feast of the Virgin of Guadalupe
December 16 – 24 – Christmas Posadas
December 25 – Navidad
December 31 – New Year’s Eve
December 31 – New Year’s Eve Fireworks over Médano Beach
Every Friday November – April – Farmer’s Market at the Shoppes at Palmilla
Every Thursday Evening – San José del Cabo Art Walk
Oct – April – Whale Watching Season

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