May 2, 2017 4:20 pm

1 LABOR DAY Labor Day in Mexico is celebrated every May 1st. El Dia del Trabajo is a national, federal public holiday in Mexico, in which banks, schools, government offices and many businesses are closed. The holiday’s origin dates back to the nineteenth century, where the need for Mexican workers to have more humane and fair work conditions became the national focal point during the June 1906, Cananea Strike. 5 CINCO DE MAYO Cinco de Mayo celebrations in Los Cabos are limited to special events that are hyped up and promoted at most hotels and bars that recognize American and Canadian expectations of seeing the Holiday observed in sunny Baja California Sur. The day commemorates the Republic of Mexico defeating the French army in the battle of Puebla in 1862, not the Mexican independence day, as some may believe. The date is a National holiday on which banks and public government offices are closed. 5 Kyle Jennings Day Drinkin© LIVE Video Launch Party Rising country music star, Kyle Jennings is hosting a special Cinco de Mayo LIVE video broadcast from Cabo San Lucas on Friday May 5th, that is being hyped as a Cinco Drinko event. The live video broadcast will highlight the song “Day Drinkin'”, which is the second single and music video from the album “American Vinyl” from Dark Horse Records. Although primarily recognized as a country artist, Jennings music is quite diverse. His infusion of blues, folk, rock, and country have provided him a great platform in which to tell his small town stories and affection for the American way of life that has become his signature sound. For event location, information and tickets, visit: www.kylejenningsmusic.com or facebook.com/kylejennings13 5-7 GASTRO VINO BAJA WINE & FOOD FESTIVAL At their GastroVino Baja Food & Wine Festival, the City of Todos Santos is scheduled to feature the best selection of Mexican wines and the most distinguished gastronomically respected chefs in Southern Baja California. The entire weekend is dedicated to catering and sharing this wonderful experience and the delectable flavors and colors of Todos Santos. Additionally, The GastroVino festival’s commitment to social causes and community improvement will receive yet another boost from the GastroVino silent auction, where entrepreneurs and artists donate their work or products to support different institutions like El Internado (boarding school), Bomberos (Fire Department), and DIF. Last year the festival raised over $8,000 USD. Since 2012, the popular event has raised $32,500 USD. The festival’s White Ball takes place at the Hotel California from 8:00 p.m. – 11:00 pm on Friday and the dress code is white, black and gold. Tickets are on sale for $90 USD ($1,600 pesos). On Saturday, May 6th, a $20 USD/$400 pesos limited space wine-tasting afternoon event takes place at Jazamango Restaurant from 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. That same evening, a GastroTour beginning at La Bodega de Todos Santos, then around a variety of restaurants in downtown Todos Santos, will take place from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. for $25 USD ($450 pesos). Music from the winner of LA VOZ MÉXICO: Samantha Rae and Fábula Danza will provide entertainment on GastroVino’s last day. For more information and tickets visit: gastrovino.mx/fest, Facebook @www.gastrovino.mx, or call Perla Garnica (612) 176-1910 or Jorge Monteverde (612) 217-9228. 10 MOTHER’S DAY Mother’s Day is a national holiday in Mexico and is honored and celebrated at the many Cabo San Lucas resorts and restaurants. While it is always celebrated in the United States as the second Sunday of each May, Mexico officially always recognizes the special occasion and federal holiday on May 10th. 20 ME by MELIA WHITE PARTY The extremely popular ME by Melia White Party, returns for another historical year. The party at Blue Marlin Ibiza Bar starts at 8:00 p.m. and doesn’t end until 4:00 a.m. It is one of the most anticipated celebrations of the year for many of Cabo locals. A fashion and social hub for a discerning local and international clientele, the annual festivities pulse with a distinctive vibe that hints of Ibiza and a bit of New York, accentuated by the lavish beach club, noteworthy cuisine and bars that offer signature cocktails based on Tequila and Mezcal. The party’s historical collection of superlative live music performances also includes fireworks. It is highly recommended to purchase tickets early and make reservations as soon as possible. For more information call (624) 122-2001, email bmi-reservation@melia.com, or visit bluemarlinibizaloscabos.com. ME by Melia is located at Playa El Medano S/N, 23410 Cabo San Lucas, Baja California Sur, next to Pueblo Bonito Blanco and Casa Dorada. 21 Mexico-Argentina Rhythm Aerobic Open Dance Cup The Cabo San Lucas Cultural Pavilion, El Pabellón Cultural de La Republica, is where dancing enthusiasts will be in attendance at the Open Championship of Aerobic, Dance and Rhythm Cup, featuring dance professionals from Mexico and Argentina. The event will be judged before a group of international judges. The event is from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Aside from the performing art, break dance, ballet and rhythm competition, workshops will also be on the evening’s itinerary of scheduled events. Argentina dance professor and organizer, Maibea Noe, noted that the competitive festivities are ”joining two world’s of dance passion and dreams”. Maibea’s 25 years of experience includes a 2007 stop in Cabo, teaching dance classes at elementary and junior high schools in the area. Dance category competitions will consist of Gym Jazz, Dance Jazz, Contemporary, Spanish Flamenco, Tahitian, Polynesian, Yoga, Acrobatic, Pilates, Choreography and Tap Dance. Urban Rhythm competitions will occur in Hip Hop, Reggaeton, Cardio Funk, Dance Hall and Pop. Latin Rhythm will be judged in Salsa, Merengue, Cha-Cha-Cha, Cumbia and Zumba. Others will be in Free Dance, Broadway, Tango, and Argentina Folk. The visibly intoxicating competition is an event not to be missed. 17-20 SURF SUMMIT This year’s 20th Annual Surf Summit will be held at the Marquis Resort, located on the Los Cabos corridor. The gathering of surf industry professionals and enthusiasts dates back to the 1970s. The surf industry’s annual leadership conference is a four-day, three-night summit where industry pro’s share ideas, network and help shape the future of the surf industry. Past Surf Summit guest speakers have included such notable names as Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., Ken Schmidt, former director of communications for Harley-Davidson, Tony Hawk, skate legend and entrepreneur, Eddie Brown, Nike sports marketing, John Moore, former Starbucks marketing guru, Gonzalo Perez, MTV Network youth market research, Bill Walton, Jean-Michel Cousteau, world renowned ocean explorer and Merrill Hoge, former NFL star, ESPN analyst, and cancer survivor. 25-28 CABO CLASICO SKIMBOARD COMPETITION The 12th Annual Cabo Clasico Skimboard Competition, which first began in 2008, returns to Costa Azul this year. Skimboarding is a sport similar to surfing, the difference being that the board is smaller and has no fins, and it is done at the water’s edge. Last year, Teddy Vlasis came in second, Bill Bryan third and Tule fourth in the PRO Division; while the Amateur level was dominated by champion Dojo López and second place Yahir Valencia, third place Eddie Rivera and Brandon Benson in fourth. This year Solmar Hotels & Resorts is hosting the contest, offering participants and guests special Cabo Clasico promotional discounted rates. For more information, please visit the event’s Facebook page @thecaboclasico. 29 MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND A select group of Los Cabos Hotel and Resorts will be hosting Memorial Day weekend parties that include barbecues, beach volleyball and drink specials. Nearly every other Resort/Hotel in the Los Cabos Region is accustomed to receiving the thousands of party goers that descend on Cabo for a Memorial Day Weekend party gone wild vacation for the ages. ]]>