September 5, 2017 4:26 pm

8th – Dia de Nuestra Señora This is a local holiday to celebrate the first mission in the Baja California. Juan María de Salvatierra, a Jesuit priest, established the first permanent Spanish mission in Loreto, BCS, on October 25, 1697. The Misión Nuestra Señora de Loreto Conchó became the religious and administrative capital of Baja California. The City of Loreto celebrates this day with a variety of religious and cultural events.  

9th – ME Cabo celebrates with Paul Oakenfold

The 2-time Grammy award nominee will make a stop on his world tour at Blue Marlin Ibiza restaurant on September 9. Blue Marlin Ibiza is located in the heart of Medano Beach at the ME Cabo resort. Their pool opens at 10a.m. with the official Paul Oakenfold party beginning at 1p.m.. The DJ/producer will be helping ME celebrate their 10th anniversary in Cabo San Lucas. You must be 18 or older to get in and will need to show your ID. General Admission tickets will go on sale July 24 at the hotel lobby and are $900 MXN each. You can also book at bmi-reservation@melia.com or by calling (+52) 624-122-2001.  

8th – Baby Sea Turtle Rescue

It is estimated that 35,000 sea turtles are hunted and killed illegally every year in Baja California alone. That is especially frightening since 5 out of 7 of the world’s endangered sea turtles species inhabit our beloved peninsula. Late August until early December is when the turtles come to lay their eggs in the Baja. If you want to participate in their conservation as well as enjoy a true lifetime experience, you can join in releasing the baby turtles into the ocean and witness their first swim in their new habitat. There are many local programs in which you can be a part of releasing the more than 28,000 hatchlings in Los Cabos. Local awareness groups want to remind us all that riding horseback and ATVs on the beach are harmful activities that pose the biggest threat during this laying and gestation period. Many of these preservation groups are unable to operate this season because they lack funding. If you are able to contribute in any way, please contact any of the local conservation organizations to find out how you can help the cause. Please continue to check our event page for information as it becomes available.  

14- Mexican Charro Day

Get the Independence Day celebrations started early! In Mexico, a Charro is not just a cowboy, but he’s a gentleman. A young girl or woman Charro is known as a Escaramuza. In most major cities in Mexico on this day, these skilled horse-riding cavaliers parade through the streets strutting their flashy jackets and colorfully dressed women while showing off their proud traditions.  

15th & 16th – El Grito de Dolares and Mexican Independence Day

Mexico’s War of Independence officially began when priest Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla cried out to the townspeople to join him in the rise against the Spanish crown on September 15, 1810. This brave act became known as el grito de Dolores (the cry of Delores), named after the town in Guanajuanto where it took place. September 16 is Mexican Independence Day and is a national holiday in which local banks, schools, government offices and other businesses will be closed. Mexicans celebrate their independence with fiestas, food, fireworks, music and dancing. Patriotic colors—green, white, and red—will be decorating flowers and flags all over town. Locally in Los Cabos, city officials perform reenactments of Hidalgo’s famous words around 11p.m. on September 15th, followed by late night celebrations. It is customary for each city to host a parade the morning of September 16. Feel free to join in the traditional ‘Viva Mexico!’ cries that will be heard frequently during this 2 day celebration of national independence.]]>