October is a month FULL of exciting events for everyone!
October is the busiest month for fishing in Los Cabos with three tournaments running back to back beginning with the Los Cabos Billfish Tournament from the 15th to 19th. The Bisbee’s Los Cabos Offshore (aka the Little Bisbee’s) runs the 19th to 22nd and the granddaddy of them all, the Bisbee’s Black & Blue, from the 24th to 28th. The Black and Blue is the world’s richest marlin tournament with 2016 first place earnings topping two million dollars. It’s an exciting and very fun time to be in Cabo San Lucas, even if you don’t fish!
If you’re looking for a break from all the Cabo action, consider a day trip to Todos Santos during the town’s Fiestas Tradicionales from the 12th to 15th. Only 45 minutes away on the Pacific side, this small, easygoing village is a wonderful respite from Cabo’s party scene. An artists’ colony with first-rate restaurants, Todos Santos just might be the getaway you’ve been looking for.
And don’t forget Cabo’s quieter sister, San José del Cabo, 20 miles to the NE, known for its colonial downtown, historic church and internationally known Art District. With a microbrewery and many galleries and boutiques, plan to stay for dinner at one of the area’s excellent restaurants. While the district’s Thursday night Art Walk doesn’t kick in until November 2, there’s still plenty going on until then.
15-19 Los Cabos Billfish Tournament
If you are an avid fisherman, you might as well plan to stay the entire month of October in Cabo San Lucas. However, The Big Show isn’t the only tournament in town this month. The Los Cabos Billfish Tournament is a three-day competition in which the team that tallies the most billfish points per pound takes home top honor. Release trophies and cash prizes will also be awarded to the top three teams that score the most billfish release points. There will also be optional marlin, tuna dorado, and wahoo cash and prizes. Please check out www.loscabostournaments.com for complete rules and schedule of events.
9-14 Sammy Hagar’s Birthday Bash
October is an exciting month that kicks off with legendary rocker Sammy Hagar’s 70th Birthday Bash on the 9th, 11th, 13th, and 14th, at Cabo Wabo, Sammy’s signature club. This year features The Circle with Sammy, Michael Anthony, Jason Bonham, & Vic Johnson along with special guests. In year’s past, Red Rocker fans have lined up for the highly coveted tickets (almost all are pre-sold online) the night before each show. If you’re a diehard fan and don’t have tix, check at the club on Guerrero near L. Cardenas, you may get lucky.
14-48 Fiestas Tradicionales Cabo San Lucas
Go “local” and visit Fiestas Tradicionales Cabo San Lucas, held the 14th to 18th to celebrate Saint Luke, the patron saint of Cabo San Lucas (Cape Saint Luke). Last year’s festival was held at the al fresco Teatro del Pueblo, adjacent to the Walmart Plaza, but as of press time we don’t have confirmation on this year’s location. Be sure to ask your Concierge or a local in the know. For a slice of traditional Cabeño life, it’s a fun, family friendly affair with regional food, expositions, cultural and art events, live music from local and nationally famous bands, along with the coronation of the Festival Queen.
20-28 Bisbee’s World Famous Fishing Tournaments
Whether you’re an avid fisherman or just love some Cabo beaches, it’s hard to deny the electricity The Bisbee brings with it when in town. Well, it’s that time again! The world’s richest fishing tournaments return this month for a series of back-to-back events. Bisbee’s Los Cabos Offshore Tournament kicks off the month of competition from October 20-22. Registration will be at Puerto Paraiso Mall on the 19th. For a complete list of events and dates for “Little Bisbee’s”, please visit
The Los Cabos Offshore Tournament leads right into the Big Show—Bisbee’s Black and Blue Marlin Tournament from October 23-28. Bob Bisbee started the Black and Blue in 1981 with six teams and a purse of $10,000. In 2006, the tournament paid out the largest payout in sportfishing history with a cash payout of $4,165,960. The tournament annually boasts more than 150 teams with millions of dollars on the line. There will be a week of events that will keep the marina busy and energized. In front of the Puerto Paraiso Entertainment Plaza will be a constant source of entertainment, as huge fish are being constantly hauled in and weighed for competition. It truly is a once in a lifetime experience that we get to witness once a year here in Cabo! The fun kicks off Monday at Baja Cantina with a sponsored Cantina Crawl. Registration will be Tuesday in front of Puerto Paraiso Mall between 2:00-6:00. Please check their website for a complete list of events, as well as jackpots and prizes. www.bisbees.com/Tournament/BisbeesBlackAndBlue/Schedule
28 Van Wormer Resort Tuna Shoot Out
Ending our month of fishing tournaments is the Van Wormer Resort Tuna Shoot Out in Los Barriles. This is a one day tournament, so anyone can win! The tournament format will be the same as the Dorado Shoot Out, expect fisherman are out looking for the biggest Yellowfin tuna to claim the $35,000 prize (based on 100 teams entering). There will be plenty of drawings for prizes of tackle, rods, tackle boxes, lures, gift certificates and return trips to Van Wormer Resorts. There are multiple ways to register for this one-day shoot out, so please check their website for the most up to date information regarding tournament rules. www.loscabostournaments.com
28 Pimp `N Ho Party
If one night of Halloween dress up isn’t enough for you, get your money’s worth out this year’s costume with a celebration at O Club in Cabo San Lucas. After a brief hiatus in Cabo, the famous Pimp ‘N Ho Party is returning and is sexier than ever. Come and party with famous DJs, flair bartenders, dancers, a Playboy Playmate and VIP tables with hostesses. If that’s not enough, there will be cash prizes for best costume so come dressed to impress! Space is limited, so email email@example.com for table prices and reservations.
Halloween is celebrated among Mexican children and adults alike on October 31. The traditions are very similar to that of the American holiday. One small difference is children do not shout ‘Trick or Treat’ while going door-to-door, instead they plead ‘We Want Halloween’ (Queremos Halloween)! Even though Halloween tends to get overshadowed by Day of the Dead (Dia de los Muertos) celebrations, most locals still enjoy dressing up and walking the streets of Los Cabos checking out the themed events and specials almost every bar, restaurant and night club will have going on that night.]]>