Los Cabos has always been a hotspot for exciting nightlife and events. With new safety precautions in place, high season is in full swing and some of our favorite events are starting to return. October brought Bisbee’s Los Cabos Offshore Tournament (with a record 128 boats, up from the 114 record last year) and Bisbee’s Black & Blue, which is an exciting time for both tourists and locals as it signals the start of our busy season in Cabo. If you are looking for something fun to do this month, check out our event suggestions below, or visit DestinoLosCabos.com/Cabo-Events/ or our Facebook page @DestinoMagazine for the most up to date event information as new events are released!
Día de los muertos
Día de Los Muertos (Day of the Dead), which takes place on November 2nd, is a celebration of loved ones who are no longer with us. Families create an altar at the grave site with photos of the deceased and offerings of their favorite food, beverages and precious objects. Each altar is unique in its own way based on each family’s beliefs and celebrations, but traditionally it can include cempasúchil (sem-pah-soo- cheel) flowers, veladoras (candles), religious artifacts, incense, and the traditional pan de muerto (bread of the dead). Families gather by their loved one’s grave to share food and drinks, play music, and recount stories of their beloved. The celebration is not only to honor the departed, but also to call forth their spirits to visit those left behind. The food and drink offerings are meant to entice the spirits, and the music, flowers, incense, and stories to please them and to bring them joy.
Outdoor markets have taken off this year, providing guests a safe and distanced outdoor experience with fresh foods, and usually live music and entertainment. Along with our returning favorites this year, including San José Organic Market (Saturdays 9am-3pm), Los Cabos Organic Market at Pedregal (Saturday & Wednesdays 7am- 12pm), Xplora Market in El Tezal (Tuesdays 8:30am- 1:30pm), and the Farmer’s Market at the Shoppes at Palmilla (Fridays 9am-1pm), several new market experiences have emerged this year:
Los Cabos Farmers Market at Metate – The Farmers Market at Metate will invite only the best restaurants and high-quality vendors for its new colorful Mexican style market concept every Thursday through Sunday from 5pm-11pm. This sunset market will be reminiscent of a “tianguis” (a traditional open-air market in Mexico) mixed with the farmers markets we are used to today. This year-round market promises nightly music including 80’s and 90’s sounds on Thursdays, a mariachi and DJ on Fridays, a DJ on Saturdays, and live acoustical guitar on Sundays. Visit @FarmersMarketCSL on Facebook or @FarmersMarketCabo on Instagram for more information!
Primer Mercado Local / First Farmer’s Market in Todos Santos – Come support local farmers and craftsmen from Todos Santos and surrounding areas at their first farmers market of the season on Wednesday, November 4 at 9am at La Esquina Todos Santos. Stay tuned for future dates. @LaEsquinaTS Two other favorites that launched in 2020 will be returning later this year with a new schedule.
El Huerto Market in El Tezal (www.elhuertorestaurant.com) and El Mercadito at Plaza Novva (c/o Spoon Food on Facebook). Follow their pages and stay tuned for more information about their winter relaunch dates.
4-7 – Los Cabos Tuna Jackpot 2020
The 22nd Anniversary Los Cabos Tuna Jackpot is scheduled for November 4-7 out of the Cabo San Lucas Marina. Fishermen will enjoy two days of competition with 9 tuna, wahoo, and dorado jackpots! www.LosCabosTunaJackpot.com or @LosCabostTunaJackpot on Facebook.
6 – Amorcito Corazón for Amigos de Los Niños
Amorcito Corazón is a fundraising event for the Amigos de los Niños Foundation and Corazón de Niño at Cabo’s newest event venue, Puerto Raíz in San José with 7 of Los Cabos’ finest chefs including: Javier Plascencia of Puerto Raíz, Ibahim Amaya of Jazamango, Enrique Silva from Los Tamarindos, Luis Herrera of H Bistro, Yvan Mucharraz of Comal, Volker Romeike of Pitahayas, and Emanuele Olivero of La Deriva. The gastronomical festival will include wines from Baja Wines, an equestrian show from Cuadra San Francisco, live mariachi music, Mala Rumba fusion music, as well as some special surprises. The event will raise money for a day of open-heart surgeries for children at Hospital H +. Your donation of $200 USD will help many little hearts to beat throughout Baja Sur. Tickets are available on Eventbrite.com.
11-19 – Los Cabos Film Festival
With the current global crisis this year, the Los Cabos International Film Festival decided to create a special online festival that seeks to ignite dialogue about the ways in which we relate, inhabit and create in a shared world, with a commitment to return to Los Cabos in 2021. #LosCabos9 will focus on seven carefully curated and outstanding films from Mexico, United States and Canada as their only competitive selection this year. www.CabosFilmFestival.com
13 – Trailer Trash Bash 2 at Sancho’s
The Second Annual Trailer Trash Bash is back! Save the date and check @SanchosCabo on Facebook for more details to come. This lighthearted event will include fun and games alongside Sancho’s famous food and drink specials.
21 – Recorrido Por Los Ranchos del Sur
This event will take you through the true flavors of Baja Sur with live music to enjoy at Restaurant Doña Pame in Miraflores. Your ticket includes wood-fired ribs, roast suckling pig, beef, lamb, fish, clams, bean empanadas and more, by Chef Luis Gabriel Cota Montaño and Chef Héctor Palacios Estrada. Cocktails, beer, and wine will be available for purchase. Tickets cost $750 MXN. Reservations at (612) 157-9959 or (624) 145-2260.
22 – Don Diablo Trail Run
The Don Diablo Trail run is a challenging 35KM cross country race along a narrow path that crosses the Sierra Cacahilas mountain range in La Paz. It begins in El Cajoncito, a few kilometers from La Paz and ends at the Agua Caliente beach in El Sargento. In addition to the annual 35KM race, this year they created the Ultra 54KM race that includes an ascent to the Picacho de Cieneguitas at 978 meters above sea level! DonDiabloTrailRun.com or @DonDiabloTrailRun on Facebook.
29 – Baja Challenge MTB 100K in El Triunfo
The Baja 100KM Challenge is an endurance mountain biking race in El Triunfo, an old mining town located one hour from La Paz. For this 6th edition, participants have the option of a 100KM, 74KM, 24KM or a Team Baja Challenge (2 relays) of 25k and 24k. The race is open to all levels of mountain bikers from beginner to expert, however beginners are recommended to join the 24KM. The race starts at 7:30am on Sunday, November 29. www.retobajamtb.com
8 – Baja Traverse Ultra Trail 140K
The Baja Traverse Ultra Trail 140K is a fully supported, 3 stage, coast to coast run in one of the most beautiful, pristine, rugged and isolated areas in Baja California Sur. Starting at the Sea of Cortez at Cabo Pulmo National Marine Park, the route progresses through different systems of desert and sierra ecosystems, over the highest mountain range in southern Baja – the Biosphere Reserve Sierra La Laguna National Park – and continues downhill with stunning views through cactus and desert to the charming coastal town of Todos Santos. www.BajaTraverse.com