June 1, 2017 2:16 pm

01 Día de la Marina (Mexican Navy Day) Mexico’s Navy Day celebration, is very similar to the pageantry and pride of the Armed Forces festivities and remembrance that is observed annually on Memorial Day and the 4th of July. Mexico’s Naval parade’s and fireworks highlight the national civic holiday that is dedicated to the June 1, 1917 date in history when Captain Don Rafael H. Izaguirre Castanyares led an exclusively native born crew of Mexicans aboard the ship “Tabasco” from the port of Veracruz. On this day, in all Mexican harbors, the country honors the sailors that have lost their lives while on duty, not only in battle, but in all activities related to the sea. The June 1st national Mexican government holiday is observed throughout the Republic of Mexico, but is limited in that employees are not entitled to a day off with pay nor able to work for time and a half. While recognized throughout the country, Mexico’s Navy Day, is especially celebrated in port cities and towns like Cabo San Lucas, La Paz, Loreto, Veracruz, Puerto Vallarta, Mazatlan and the Southern Baja California Peninsula. Part of the festivities include a show of the Navy vessels fleet, helicopters, volleyball beach tournaments, fishing competitions, gallant Naval ceremonies, parades of serious and dignified Navy men and women, carnival rides; and of course, the much anticipated fireworks show. Mexico’s Navy Day and its festivities have been known to last at least three days. 6-11 – LOS CABOS OPEN OF SURF Zippers at Costa Azul in San José del Cabo will again host The Los Cabos Open of Surf; which begins on Tuesday, June 6th at 8:00 am and is considered one of Mexico’s biggest surf festivals; bringing together some of the world’s best surfers to the Los Cabos competition. The multi-day event also features music at the new note-worthy culinary venue El Merkado; which makes for a thrilling, fun-filled six days. Surfing professionals return from Mexico, Brazil, Argentina, Australia, Hawaii, Chile, France, England, Japan, Portugal, New Zealand, and Peru. Last year, Griffin Colapinto won the Los Cabos Jr. Contest with last-minute air. Ripping through a stacked field, the Californian earned a massive win on his last wave of the final. The Junior Men’s Semifinals were decided during improved surfing conditions at Zippers. Nolan Rapoza (USA), Cole Houshmand (USA), and Eithan Osborne (USA) battled for the 2016 event win and were the top four finishers. “That was such an insane final with the waves coming in perfectly and I’m so excited to win this event,” Colapinto said. “Seeing Nolan get that 8.23 for his big air I was just thinking if one comes through like that I’ll have to throw something even bigger.” For more information please visit: www.loscabosopenofsurf.com 18 – FATHER’S DAY Father’s Day – El Dia del Padre – in Mexico is celebrated on a more festive scale than what guests and visitor’s to Cabo are accustomed to in the USA or Canada. They not only honor father’s on the third Sunday of June every year, but also celebrate and honor grandfathers, uncles, big brothers, and other important male figures in the country of Mexico. Of course, food is an important aspect in the celebration of Father’s Day. For breakfast, there is an enormous meal prepared that includes all of a respective Dad’s favorite dishes. Every restaurant in Los Cabos, including those located at hotels and resorts along the corridor and in SJDC and San Lucas offer a traditional Father’s Day dinner special. Incredibly, there is even a very small list of random resorts that even offer a free round of golf on Father’s Day. 17 – FESTIVAL DE LA MUSICA The 9th Annual San José del Cabo Fiesta de La Musica returns this summer on Saturday, June 17th. Three years ago, the music festival saw their audience grow to 10,000 people; in which organizers of the summer’s most popular event, incredibly presented 160 live bands. A rise in both categories after the 7,000 locals and tourists, who were in attendance for a then-record 60 bands in 2012. When the music festivities first started in 2009, there were only 300 people listening to 14 bands. The entirely free music festival kicks off at 6:00p.m.; celebrating music from a multitude of different genres and styles that range from rock, blues, banda, ranchero, jazz, reggae, hip-hop, alternative, punk and mainstream pop. The continually growing memorable event happens every summer simultaneously with 120 other countries on the planet; which include Paris Italy, Rio de Janiero Brazil, Dublin Ireland, Madrid Spain, Quebec Canada, New York, Denver Colorado, South Africa, Australia, Paraguay, and India. In Mexico, besides Los Cabos, the boisterous music festivities also take place in Guadalajara, Mexico City, and San Luis, Potosi. The impressive lineup of diverse musicians and bands will be playing in the heart of historic downtown San José del Cabo. It has become the can’t miss event of the year, featuring such local artists as the Val Garcia Band, Pani-Hari, The Brian Flynn Band, and a litany of other bands from the Baja California Region. The festival ends at 2:00a.m. For more information please visit: www.fiestadelamusicaloscabos.net 22-25 – 21st Annual Stars & Stripes Fishing Tournament This year’s 2017 honorary charities of the 21st Annual Stars & Stripes Fishing and Golf Tournament are, the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Orange County, Miracles For Kids from Tustin and Santa Monica, CA, The Orangewood Foundation, Home Aid of Orange County, Tilly’s Life Center, Building Baja’s Future and San Diego’s South Bay Community Services. ”We’re very proud to support and partner with some of the most deserving and worthwhile nonprofit organizations, all of which are dedicated to improving the lives of young people and their families,” noted tournament founder Dick Gebhard. Adding that, ”As a Stars & Stripes beneficiary, charities not only receive much-needed financial assistance – which they can use to expand their programs – but they are also able to increase public awareness about their cause and mission through the S&S network.” The popular two decades long event is really more of a fishing, golf, and music festival. This world-class charity fundraiser, combines spectacular deep sea fishing and golf on Mexico’s finest courses and sparkling Sea of Cortez waters. The Stars & Stripes Tournament has raised and donated more than $23 million to worthy youth charities over the course of its 21-year history that began in 1997. On Wednesday, June 21st, Kenny Loggins will perform an exclusive VIP concert at 6:00p.m. A Dia de Los Muertos pool party at the Hilton Beach Resort on the Los Cabos corridor is scheduled for Day One of registration festivities. The fishing and golf competition begins Friday, June 23 and the tournament fundraising event concludes with a ”Rock Star Collective” performance featuring Mickey Thomas of Jefferson Starship and Kelly Hanson from Foreigner. For more information and to reserve tickets, please visit: www.starsandstripestournament.com]]>