Cabo San Lucas, or more commonly referred to as Cabo in American English, is a city found at the southern tip of the Baja California Peninsula. In recent years, Cabo has been rated as one of Mexico’s top 5 tourist destinations, and has become renowned for its beaches, deep sea fishing, scuba diving locations, whale watching, and marine life.
Throughout the year however, events in Cabo San Lucas are dominated by a tonal shift towards culture and tradition.
January through June presents the art walk to Cabo’s ever-growing Gallery District, which in recent years has become the cultural center of Los Cabos. Many high-end fine art galleries display original paintings, sculptures, photography, prints and jewelry made by local and international contemporary artists.
July brings about the Fiesta of the Virgin of Carmen: In honor of a woman who is believed to be a protector of Mexico. The festivities begin with many craft vendors on the streets, and in the afternoon, a parade of school children followed by their families make their way through the downtown streets in procession. Bullfights also take place in the afternoon at the Toros Stadium roughly half a mile south of the city.
The Fiesta de Cabo San Lucas, celebrates the patron saint of the city. Every October 18th, streets are closed off downtown for a parade. The festival is a celebration of Mexican culture, and features dancing, music and food vendors.
Although there are many things to do in Cabo San lucas, the Cabo Jazz Escape, which pops up every December, is a cultural highlight. The star-studded three-day jazz event is held at various venues throughout town, and features Latin and mainstream jazz on the spectacular Sunset Beach. And the Saturday night finale typically ends in an extravagant display of fireworks across the midnight sky.