Los Cabos is home to huge cultural celebrations and world-class festivals. As Cabo continues to grow in popularity, many visitors are interested in attending one of these events. Here are the top 10 annual festivals to check out in Los Cabos for 2023
Day Of The Dead Los Cabos
Día de Los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, is a Mexican holiday celebrated on the first two days of November. It is a time when families and friends come together to remember and honor loved ones that have passed on. But don’t let the subject matter fool you, it is a festive and joyous occasion. Families create altars and decorate them with pictures of passed family members. The local community offers workshops for visitors, so they can experience this holiday firsthand.
Gastrovino Baja Food And Wine Festival
The Gastrovino food and wine festival is a yearly event that kicks-off on November 10th and lasts for 3 full days. Visitors enjoy some of the best wines in Mexico. And each night offers a different dining experience. A tour of the restaurants of Todos Santos is central to the festival. Visitors receive a map and have the choice to join the guided tour, or explore for themselves. Each night ends with a different party, usually set to a theme that brings wine, food, and music together. Each year a fundraiser takes place at the festival to raise money for local non-profit organizations.
San Jose Jazz Festival
San Jose Jazz Weekend is a popular annual event. Bringing together visitors and locals to enjoy a celebration of the best of Jazz music. The festival has been growing each year since its beginning, and in 2023 it will celebrate its 10th anniversary. Having earned itself a reputation for its lively atmosphere and fantastic live performances, the Jazz Weekend is a must-see event for Jazz fans and newbies alike.
Los Cabos International Film Festival
The Los Cabos Film Festival is an annual event that takes place every November. Founded in 2012 it has become one of the most prestigious film festivals in the world. Showcasing the best of North American film from across the United States, Canada, and Mexico.
Whale Watching Season
Whale watching season in Los Cabos typically runs from mid-December to April. But the best time to visit if you want to see whales is between January and March, this is when they are most active. The area is a perfect location for whale breeding, and thanks to that 8 of the 11 known whale species in the world are found here.
La Paz Carnival
Canceled for the past two years due to the COVID-19 pandemic, La Paz Carnival will return in 2023. The event will take place between February 16th and 21st. Visitors can expect to see vibrant processions, lively costumes, and plenty of music. As well as parades, there will be plenty of opportunities to sample delicious local food. Whether you are a seasoned carnival-goer or a first-time visitor, La Paz Carnival is sure to be a memorable experience.
Los Cabos ATP Tennis Open
The Los Cabos ATP Open is a major tennis tournament that takes place from August 1st each year. It is new to the tennis calendar, only hosting its first Open in 2016. The tournament is played at the world-class Cabo Sports Complex. Which features a stadium court with seating for 3,500 fans and a grandstand for a further 1,200. Billed as one of the most important tennis events in Latin America, it attracts top players from around the world. Whether you are a tennis enthusiast or looking for a fun and exciting event to attend, the Los Cabos ATP Open is a fantastic experience.
Los Cabos Billfish Tournament
Hosted every October is the famous Los Cabos Billfish Tournament. It includes multiple competition categories for participants to win prizes, as well as a Gala-style dinner. Held in high regard in the North American fishing community, this event is a must for fishing enthusiasts.
New Year’s Eve Fireworks
New Year’s Eve in Los Cabos offers a range of exciting events. The famous local nightlife ramps up the parties with renowned international DJs. But the biggest draw is the spectacular fireworks display put on over Médano Beach each year. There is something for everyone no matter how you choose to ring in the new year.
Los Cabos Open Of Surf
The Los Cabos Open Of Surf is expected to return after multiple cancellations due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The event is the most important surfing championship in Mexico and attracts top athletes from around the world. In addition to world-class surfing, visitors can also enjoy a music festival as part of the event. The exact dates for the championship have not yet been announced, but its return is hotly anticipated.
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