Cabo San Lucas Annual Events & Activities
Feast Day of San Antonio de Abad
(January 17): A Mexican religious holiday during which the Catholic Church which allows animals to enter the church for their blessing.
(January): Visitors that come to Los Cabos during the months of late November through March will be treated to a spectacular sight of whales just offshore. Of the eleven species of whales found worldwide, eight venture to the waters off of Cabo
. The ideal climate, shallowness, salinity and abundant food resources of the bays and lagoons north of town make this the perfect breeding and nursery grounds for the whales and their young. Breeding areas are primarily situated on the Pacific side, but some of these whales travel around the cape to the Sea of Cortez. Visitors on local whale watching trips are often rewarded with up-close encounters with these beautiful and gentle giants.
(March 5): 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.
Annual Stars & Stripes Fishing and Golf Tournament
(end of June, early July): A "feel-good" Cabo San Lucas event held since 1996 has helped raise millions of dollars.
The proceeds benefit children in the US and Mexico. A 4-day long event that includes a fishing tournament, golf and music.
(September 14): Mexican Charros (Mexican cowboys) parade through town in morning (beginning at 10:00 am) wearing traditional charro outfits with beautifully decorated jackets, pants and sombreros
. Their finely brushed horses are decked with their best equipment. Festivities continue throughout the day and evening at various charro rings, celebrations include bullfights, calf roping, traditional Mexican food and dancing.
Bisbee's Black and Blue Marlin Tournament
(End of October): A dramatic shotgun stars this exciting fishing tournament featuring big cash prizes
. Anglers from all over the world converge on Los Cabos to compete for record marlin.
(Oct 15 - April 15): Starting October until mid-April, all along the peninsula you will be able to see the migrating whales
. Many whales enjoy the warm waters of Los Cabos, including the Gray Whale, Blue Whale, Sperm Whale, Humpback and Fin Whale
. Some of the whale activity viewable from shore includes breaching (jumping into the air), sounding (showing the tail fin as they dive) and spyhopping (where the whale lifts its head to the surface and looks around).