Whether you're riding in a golf cart on a championship course, cruising to catch the "big one", paddling a kayak off Santa Maria beach, or just lazing on a towel at Lover's Beach, you'll see the world from a new perspective when you visit Los Cabos. Situated on the southern tip of the Baja California Peninsula, Los Cabos offers easy access to the Pacific as well as the Sea of Cortes.
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LOS CABOS 2013 CALENDAR OF EVENTS
Todos Santos Music Festival
The Todos Santos Music Festival is a 10-day music festival that was created by Peter Buck of REM and brought to life by The Hotel California to add music to the long list of artistic endeavors hosted in this Pueblo Magico in Baja Sur, Mexico.
January through May
Organic Market in San José del Cabo
The organic market is a place where local products and art are available and supplied by the multicultural community. The objective is to promote local organic agriculture, arts and crafts, music and educational resources. The organic market also promotes and emphasizes the importance of low impact ecological/sustainable packaging, recycling, and producer-buyer awareness, which not only educates but improves the quality of life of the community.
Cabo San Lucas Carnival
Carnival is an indulgent celebration of pleasure before the sober fasting period of the Catholic Lent. Normally the event begins the weekend before Lent. Carnival is celebrated in Cabo San Lucas with parades, music festivals and big parties.
Todos Santos 2013 Art Festival
In its 16th year, Todos Santos hosts the popular art festival that has evolved into an international attraction. Artist, musicians and filmmakers showcase their best pieces of work for everyone to see. For more information, please visit http://www.todossantos-baja.com/todos-santos/art/art-festival.htm.
February 21 – 28
Todos Santos Film Festival
The 10th 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. Over 30 award-winning feature films, documentaries and short stories form Mexico, Argentina, Cuba, Chile, Spain and El Salvador will be shown. For more information, please visit http://www.todossantoscinefest.com.
Athletes will take a 2.4-mile swim in the azure blue and turquoise waters of the Sea of Cortes, followed by a 112-mile bike course and a 26.2-mile run course that travels along a 20-mile corridor between Cabo San Lucas and San Jose del Cabo, all while offering views of rugged cliffs and mountains that are bound together by a wash of colors that are unmistakably Cabo’s. www.ironmanloscabos.com
April 14 - 19
IGFA Offshore World Championship
Known as the "Olympics of Sportfishing," the IGFA Offshore World Championship is one of the most prestigious blue-water fishing tournaments in the world. The tournament hosts 70 teams from 30 countries around the world.
For more information, please visit http://www.igfaoffshorechampionship.com/
Cabo Marine Show
The Cabo Marine Show it’s an exhibition of world class boats, being a fabulous opportunity for nautical enthusiasts.
Cinco de Mayo
Mexico’s national holiday commemorates the defeat of the French in the Battle of Puebla in 1862 and is cause or revelry throughout the country.
The 2nd Summit of Executives of Tourism Innovation from Center of Responsible Travel of Stanford University will take place in Los Cabos.
Surf Summit 16
The Surf Industry Manufacturers Association and Board Retailers Association join forces to present Surf Summit 16 to be held May 16-19 in San Jose del Cabo, Mexico. Surf Summit attracts over 400 attendees to address important issues facing the surf industry, share ideas, network and help shape the future of the surfing. http://www.sima.com/surfsummit.aspx
Beginning of Turtle Season
Each year along the beaches of Cabo San Lucas female endangered sea turtles begin returning to the show to lay and nest their eggs. There are many hotels and organizations with in the destination that allow tourists to help release the turtles.
Mexico Navy Day
Celebrated every year since 1942, Mexico Navy Day honors national pride throughout Mexico. La Paz is one of four ports in Mexico to hold activities such as live entertainment and the finest cuisine for all to enjoy.
Los Cabos Open of Surf
An international surf event accompanied by fashion events, massive music concerts, gastronomy and more.
June 27 - 30
Annual Stars Stripes Fishing & Golf Tournament
This 17th annual tournament brings together families with daily fishing and golf and accompanied by stellar cuisine and nightly entertainment. The purpose of the event however is to benefit children from both the U.S and Mexico. 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. For more information please visit, www.Starsandstripestournament.com.
14th Annual 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. In 2011 over $330,000 was awarded in prizes among the 61-boat field. The Sea of Cortez is home to some of the biggest billfish in the world. For more information visit http://www.bisbees.com.
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. This practice is mirrored by the governor of each state throughout the country. A parade and civil ceremony is held on September 16, often followed by rodeos, bullfights and festivities.
Cabo Comedy Festival
Next September 2013, Los Cabos will host the first Cabo Comedy Festival encouraging all those looking for a fun time in Cabo.
Puerto Los Cabos World Cup
This weeklong series of events will take place in the center of the Puerto Los Cabos Marina. Events include a celebrity Pro-Am golf tournament and a 3-day IGT (International Game Fishing) tournament, with an awards banquet and open-air concert bringing the festivities to a close. For more information, please visit http://www.igtournaments.com/plc-worldcup.htm
14th Annual Los Cabos Billfish Tournament
The skill and passion of competitors from as far as Finland, Papua New Guinea, Italy and Australia will be challenged. Big-game vessels from around the globe trek to Los Cabos annually for this renowned fishing tournament with a record purse of $850,000 in cash and prizes. For information, please visit http://www.loscabosbillfishtournament.com.
Bisbee’s Los Cabos Offshore Tournament
Eager anglers compete to top the previous year’s record in the 11th annual tournament to fish for two days and compete for cash prizes. For more information, please visit http://www.bisbees.com.
Bisbee’s International Black & Blue Tournament
Deemed the “world’s richest billfish tournament” with over $4 million in prize money, the 31th Annual Bisbee’s Black & Blue will return to Los Cabos proving that the fish don’t come any bigger or more plentiful than in Baja California Sur. Open to both private and charter boats, the tournament is not limited to number or size of boats entered. Savvy anglers can sign up at http://www.bisbees.com.
Beginning of Art Walks in San Jose del Cabo
San Jose del Cabo art walks are a popular weekly event. Every Thursday evening between the months of November and June, the galleries welcome guests to enjoy an evening strolling by the neighborhood, viewing art, sipping wine and dining at the fabulous neighborhood restaurants. Participating galleries are open from 5pm-9pm and certain galleries will have special events such as "artist in attendance" or openings of new work. It is a great night to come downtown and enjoy what the art district has to offer. www.artcabo.com
2013 Day of the Dead Festival
The Day of the Dead is an important Mexican holiday celebrated on November 1st, which merges pre-Columbian 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.
Baja International Film Festival 2013
The "Baja International Film Festival at Los Cabos" 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 such as Cannes, Venice, Berlin, Toronto and Sundance, among others. http://bajainternationalfilmfestival.com/index.php/en/
November 24 – December 1st
Sabor a Cabo Festival
Los Cabos celebrates the culinary wonders of Baja Sur, Mexico and abroad with the international food festival, “Sabor a Cabo.” In conjunction with CANIRAC, restaurants throughout Los Cabos participate in festivities including gastronomy from around the world, live music and much more. For more information visit www.saboracabo.com.
Golf Skins Tournament
December through March
Whale Watching Season in Los Cabos
Each year, thousands of whales travel more that 12,000 miles to the Baja Peninsula to give birth and escape to the warm waters of the Sea of Cortes. This migration offers traveler’s one of Mother Nature’s most unforgettable shows from December to March.
Los Cabos, located at the tip of the 1,000-mile long Baja Peninsula, is home to award-winning hotels and resorts, championship golf courses, rejuvenating spas, world-class sport fishing and much more. With a unique landscape of dramatic desert and white sand beaches, Los Cabos is an exotic escape within easy reach of most U.S. cities.
With non-stop flights or convenient connections available from the United States, including Atlanta, Charlotte, Chicago, Cincinnati, Dallas/Fort Worth, Denver, Detroit, Houston, Kansas City, Missouri, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Minneapolis, New York, Oakland, Phoenix, Portland, Sacramento, Salt Lake City, San Diego, San Francisco, San Jose, California, Seattle, and coming soon, Orange County; and from Canada, including Calgary, Edmonton, Halifax, Kelowna, Montreal, Ottawa, Regina, Saskatoon, Toronto, Vancouver and Winnipeg, Los Cabos is both accessible and exciting.For more information, images and videos from Los Cabos, please visit www.visitloscabos.travel, follow us on Twitter @LOSCABOSCVB and visit our Facebook and YouTube accounts.