Los Cabos is a destination where fantastic local, national, and international events can be found throughout the year. From fishing tournaments to film and music festivals, there’s always something to do in this lovely little corner of Mexico.
If you’re planning to move to Los Cabos, buy a second home, or just want to have a great vacation, we're here to tell you about some of the best events that take place here every year.
Lord of the Wind: Windsurfing Competition
North of the Los Cabos airport is Los Barriles, a beautiful beach that has the perfect conditions for windsurfing. Come every January, the “Lord of the Wind” competition takes place, and is attended by hundreds of Americans and Canadians who come down to spend the winter in Baja on the water windsurfing.
This is easily one of the most special events near Los Cabos, as it’s truly mesmerizing to see the colorful sails dance on the waves!
Todos Santos Art Festival
Todos Santos is a picturesque Magical Town (aka a ‘pueblo mágico’) located about an hour from Cabo San Lucas. Every February for the past than 20 years, the Todos Santos Art Festival has been a haven for traditional and modern Mexican art, put on display while accompanied by live music and dance performances.
This is the perfect event to immerse yourself in the incredible local culture of Baja Sur.
Los Cabos Marathon and Half Marathon
If you like to run, you’ll love doing it in the middle of the spectacular landscapes of sea and desert that this region offers! In March, the Los Cabos Marathon and Half Marathon take place and anyone is welcome to sign up.
There are also shorter 5K and 10K races for those who are just starting out but don't want to be left out of the fun.
Los Cabos Surf Open
The coasts of Baja California Sur are surfing meccas and attract travelers from all around the world. In June, surfers head to Playa Costa Azul's famous Zippers Beach Break for some friendly competition complete with a live music festival!
It doesn't matter if you don't surf, seeing the pros do it and enjoying a delicious meal by the sea is enough reason to have a great time.
Los Cabos Tennis Open
In August, one of the favorite sports in the West is celebrated with this international competition, bringing in some of the best tennis players in the world. It’s absolutely incredible to attend the matches and learn a little more about tennis, all while enjoying one of the most exclusive and beautiful beach destinations in Mexico.
International fishing tournaments
Los Cabos is one of the most exciting places in the world for fishing events. Experienced anglers and beginners alike flock to take part in the fantastic fishing tournaments held here.
Of all the competitions that take place, the Bisbee Fishing Tournament is the largest and most important, and has been held in Los Cabos every October for more than 30 years.
Another exciting one is the East Cape Dorado Shoot Out, which is the largest competition in Baja Sur, with an average of 130 participating teams each year!
Day of the Dead
Of course, we cannot leave out one of the most deeply rooted and beautiful traditions in Mexico.
The Day of the Dead is not exclusive to Los Cabos, but is celebrated in absolutely every corner of the country. It’s a holiday to honor any loved ones who’ve passed away, celebrating their life with beautiful offerings full of flowers, candles, food, and drinks. The idea is you pay your respects and bring them their favorite treats during November 1st and 2nd, which are the days in which, according to tradition, they visit us from beyond.
Los Cabos International Film Festival
Film freaks should absolutely take some time to discover Los Cabos with its International Film Festival that takes place every November, featuring an extraordinary and surprising selection of films produced in Mexico, the United States, and Canada.
Here, you can enjoy some of the best productions of the year in various stunning locations in Los Cabos. Without a doubt, it’s one of the most anticipated events of the year!
Gastrovino Baja Food and Wine Festival
Last but certainly not least, you can’t miss this delicious culinary festival that celebrates the wine and food creations of Baja California Sur.
The Gastrovino Baja Food and Wine Festival takes place every May in the Magical Town of Todos Santos, and is one of the main culinary events in the Baja California peninsula. Here, local chefs come together to offer their best dishes and a selection of Mexican wines that will undoubtedly leave you wanting more!
There you go! These are some of the best events that you can find in Los Cabos every year. Whether you're just coming for vacation or intending to move to this beautiful destination, it's definitely worth your while to enjoy the activities and special events in the area.
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