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Festival of San Jose del Cabo 2013

Festival of San Jose del Cabo 2013

Patron saint days are among the most popular Mexican holidays in every town. San Jose del Cabo’s patron saint is San Jose, or Saint Joseph, and is celebrated every year in March. Local fisherman, ranchers and their families living in remote areas stream into town for this important celebration called Fiestas de Marzo, literally March Celebrations but more commonly known as the Festival of San Jose. The party is held in downtown San Jose beginning March 10th and ends March 17th,  Saint Joseph’s Day.

The weeklong festivities include a street fair, a palenque (cock fight) arena, a cattle exposition, carnival rides, a charreada, the Mexican version of a rodeo and the ever popular naming of the Queen of the Fair. Vendors arriving from mainland Mexico erect stands selling traditional food, spirited drinks, crafts, inexpensive toys, and more while barkers and music blare throughout the streets.

Every evening several local musicians and dancers perform in the square’s open air theater. At the end of each night a nationally recognized artist entertains the crowd for free.

On the morning of the 17th a parade is held in the streets of the Historic District. Tourists are more than welcome to the celebrations, which is a great opportunity to mingle with locals and get to know the real San Jose.

The official date for this event has been announced. The Festival of San Jose del Cabo 2013 will take place March 10th through March 17th, 2013. However, events’ dates and details are subject to sudden change and cancellation. Please confirm with the event organizer before booking your trip.
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