A listing of upcoming events and festivals in Todos Santos, Baja California Sur, Mexico.
In 2012, REM band member and Todos Santos resident, Peter Buck, launched what has quickly become one of the biggest events on the town’s calendar. Two weeks of performances by a schedule of bands and individual artists, culminates in a town square concert. Performances through the week take place at the Hotel California. The intimate outdoor venue is the perfect setting to enjoy an evening of music, singing and dancing. All proceeds raised by the event benefit the Palapa Society of Todos Santos. A local charity focused on education for children and adults alike. The Schedule usually is posted at the end of each year for dates in January. Visit the website or Facebook page for more current info about the festival.
Todos Santos Writers Workshop
Dates: Usually in January or February
A private event with advance registration and admission fees.
Todos Santos Art Festival & Open Studio
A week long celebration of Mexican art, handicrafts, and cultural performance. Craftspeople from all across the Baja and mainland Mexico display their creations in an outdoor craft market near the town square. The town theater hosts live dance performances and the town square transforms into a concert venue for nightly musical performance. Local food and drink stands complete the fun and festive atmosphere. See the complete program here. The Todos Santos Open Artist Studio Tour takes place at the conclusion of the Art Festival. Showcasing local artists and craftsman in their studios.
Dates: Usually in March
The Todos Santos Festival De Cine has become a much anticipated annual event. Directors and filmmakers from across Mexico and Latin America screen their films in the towns historic Teatro Márquez de León. Most of the films are presented with english subtitles and often feature discussions with their creators following the screenings. If you’re fan of Latin American cinema, don’t miss this week long festival.
GastroVino Festival De Todos Santos
Pescadero Chili and Strawberry Festival
Dates: Usually in April
The Annual Baja Food & Wine Festival GastroVino, 3 days towards the end of the month of April the festival takes place in the Public Plaza in Todos Santos. This years event will showcases a dozen of Mexico’s Best Wineries and nearly 20 local restaurants. With live music, silent auction and a truly gourmet experience, you don’t want to miss this year’s Festival. The silent auction will donate 100% of funds raised to the local internship for kids.
Dates: Usually in April
Mother's Day Popular Dance in the Town Square
Todos Santos Hummingbird Festival
Date: Usually in May
Celebrating both the endemic and migratory birds of Baja California Sur! There will be workshops by non-profit environmental organizations and local artisans and craftsmen, as well as a photo contest, children’s art contest, lots of great food and plenty of good music. We will be presenting speakers which include local ornithologists from CIBNOR, UABCS, and CICESE.
Todos Santos Foundation Festival
Date: Usually the Second Week of October
A weeklong celebration of the founding of the town of Todos Santos. Nightly celebrations, parties, music and more. An authentic Mexican small town experience.
Other Smaller Festivals & Events
Baja Reggae Festival (Cerritos Beach) Usually April
Summer Solstice June
Mango Festival- Usually July
Mexican Independence Town Square September
Day of the Dead November
Mexican Revolution – School Parade November
Shark Festival- Usually Mid December
5k Walk And Run- Usually Late December