Events San Carlos Sonora 2017


Events San Carlos Sonora 2017: monthly calendars of events, festivals and fiestas in San Carlos and Guaymas, Sonora, Mexico. Find out what’s going on.

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Events San Carlos, Sonora, Mexico 2017 – 2018

Holidays, Festivals, Fiesta and Special Events

October 2017

  • October 6 – 8, 2017. San Carlos Hammer Down Tournament (formerly the Labor Day Tournament).
  • October 7. Bahia Storage Tiangius. 8:00am to 11:00am.
  • October 11. Mark Mulligan Welcome Back San Carlos Party. 5pm, La Palapa Griega. La Palapa will have all-you-can-eat BBQ baby back ribs and chicken served with Greek salad and baked potato for 200 pesos.
  • October 11. Naranjeros de Hermosillo baseball gets underway in October. 7pm, October 11 is the first home game against Obregon.
  • October 12. Día de la Raza / Day of the Races.
  • October 13. Earthquake Relief Benefit Concert by the The Esperanza Azteca Symphony Orchestra. 7:30pm, Guaymas Civic Auditorium.
  • October 19. House Hunters International: Vamos to Alamos will air at 8:30pm San Carlos time on HGTV.
  • October 21. SBPA Bag of Books Sale. 10:00am – 2:00pm, Altered Tails Book Shoppe.
  • October 23. Castaway Kids meeting. 10:00am, La Palapa Griega. All are welcome.
  • October 27 – 29. Festival HISAR, Empalme.
  • October 27 – 29. Tucson Sailing Club’s Annual Fall Regatta.
  • October TBA. The Pink Party. Shots Bar, Club & Restaurant.
  • October 28 – 30. Festival de la Calaca. Plaza de la Pistola, Guaymas.
  • October 29 & 31. Halloween Parties.

November 2017

  • November 1-2. All Saints Day & Day of the Dead (Día de los Muertos) is an important Mexican holiday.
  • November 1. SBPA event planning meeting. 10:30am, San Carlos Country Club. Everyone is welcome.
  • November 2. Men’s golf league starts and continues every Thursday. For more information, contact Jim McAdie at or 226-1637.
  • November 3. Benjamin Espinoza & Jose Joel live at Bonifacians Cotton Club. Tickets.
  • November 4. II Foro Verde Guaymas 2017: health, food, music & art. 10:00am – 2:00pm, Hotel Playa de Cortez.
  • November 7. Women’s golf starts. The Ladies 18 Holers tee off at 9:00am every Tuesday. Non-members are welcome. For more information, please contact Mary at 226-0156.
  • November 7. Boating Seminar: “Getting your boat ready for the upcoming seasons”. 6:00pm, San Carlos Yacht Club.
  • November 11. SBPA Spay/Neuter Clinic in San Carlos Clinic registration 8:00am – 1:00pm.
  • November 11. We Will Rock You, a Tribute to Queen. 6:00pm – 8:00pm, Guaymas Auditorium. More info.
  • November 18. Six and a Half Mexicans with Mark Mulligan at La Palapa Griega (brought to you by Seaside Realty and La Palapa Griega).
  • November 16. Rescate Welcome Back/Margarita Party. 5pm – 7pm, Marinaterra Beach Club.
  • November 17 – 20: Buen Fin.
  • November TBA. San Carlos Yacht Club – Fall Opening Date and blessing of the fleet, boat tours. 2:00pm Opening Ceremonies at San Carlos Marina.
  • November TBA. Medio Maratón San Carlos / Guaymas.
  • November 20. Día de la Revolución (Revolution Day) is observed the third Monday in November. This official Mexican holiday commemorates the Mexican Revolution of 1910. School parade down the blvd.
  • November 21. SBPA Bag O Book Sales. 10am, Atered Tails Book Shoppe.
  • November 21. Boating Seminar: “New (or not so new) to boating in San Carlos”. 6:00pm, San Carlos Yacht Club.
  • November 23. Thanksgiving dinners around town.
  • November TBA. Club Deportivo Welcome Back Dinner. 4:30pm.


December 2017 – March 2018 … stay tuned for more

  • December 2. Lions Club breakfast at Club Deportivo.
  • December 8, 2017. Sun & Fun Round Robin Pickleball Tournament.
  • December 9, 2017. SBPA Tianguis, location TBA.
  • December 10, 2017. Holiday Golf Tournament.
  • January 1, 2018. Hangover Golf Tournament.
  • January 14, 2018. Rotary’s Cow Plop Bingo.
  • January 24, 2018. SBPA Luncheon and Fashion Show. 11am – 2pm, San Carlos Plaza.
  • January 27 – 28, 2018. Rescate Presidents Cup Golf Tournament
  • February 4, 2018. Super Bowl 52.
  • February 6, 2018. Rotary’s Tour of Homes.
  • February 8 – 13, 2018. Carnaval Guaymas.
  • February 9 – 12, 2018. Sombrero Showdown and Amigos Cup Pickleball Tournament.
  • February 11, 2018. Valentines Golf Tournament.
  • February 14, 2018. Cocktail Party Drinks/hors d’oeuvres for International Cup Golf Tournament.
  • February 15 – 16, 2018. International Cup Golf Tournament.
  • March 10, 2018. Rotary’s Carne Asada.
  • March 11, 2018. St Patrick’s Golf Tournament.
  • March 15 – 16, 2018 Golf Club Championship (March 27: last day for Tuesday Ladies Day)

Last Season Events San Carlos ….. (stay tuned for more December 2017 to March, 2018)

December 2016

  • December 2. Rescate Auxiliary meeting. 9:00am, Chihuahua’s.
  • December 2 – 4. Yoga Workshop. San Carlos Gym. More information.
  • December 3. Rescate Christmas Boutique. 9am – 1pm, Marina Terra Boardwalk.
  • December 3. Shrimp Festival. 12pm – 6pm, Guaymas Malecon.
  • December 5. San Carlos Pet Adoption Jammin for the Paws Fundraiser. 5pm to 8pm, Colibri.
  • December 7. SBPA Event Planning Meeting. 10:30am, San Carlos Country Club. All invited!
  • December 8. Three North Americas lecture. 7:00pm, San Carlos Yacht Club.
  • December 9. Sun & Fun Round Robin Pickleball Tournament.
  • December 9. Ricky Martin in Hermosillo.
  • December 9 & 10. The San Carlos Music Festival (Lorena Robles with special guests including Chris Montez). 5:00pm – 8:00pm, La Palapa Griega.
  • December 11. Men’s & Women’s Holiday Golf Tournament.
  • December 11. Cycling race (road and mountain bike). Starting at 8:00am, Maquillas Tetakawi industrial park Roca Fuerte in Guaymas.
  • December 11. SBPA Holiday Breakfast Fundraiser. 8:00am – 11:30am, Club Deportivo.
  • December 12. Día de Guadalupe (Day of Our Lady of Guadalupe), Mexico’s patron saint.
  • December 12. Castaway Kids Meeting. 10am, La Palapa Griega. Everyone welcome.
  • December 16. Rescate Auxiliary meeting. 9:00am, Chihuahua’s.
  • December 16-24. Las Posadas- nine days of traditional festivities.
  • December 17. Rescate Tianguis. 7am, Rescate parking lot.
  • December 17. SBPA Bag of Books Sale. 10:00am to 2:00pm at the Altered Tails Book Shoppe in Marina San Carlos.
  • December 17. Posada Navideña. 3:00pm in Three Presidents Plaza.
  • December 17. Christmas Concert. 5:30pm, San Carlos Borromeo Church.
  • December 22. La Manga Christmas Posada and Gift Tree. 12:00pm, La Manga Elementary school.
  • December 23. HammerHead’s Dockside Bar & Grille: Turkey Dinner with all the trimmings and a glass of wine or beer for 225 pesos.
  • December 23. Christmas Carols with Sam Rainwater, Susan King and Chuck Gauvin. 5pm – 7pm, Shots.
  • December 24. Noche Buena (Christmas Eve).
  • December 24. Yacht Club Parade of Lights. Watch the Parade of Lights from La Palapa Griega ((all-you-can-eat ribs / chicken)) or from El Mar Restaurant.
  • December 24. Marinaterra will be serving a delicious 3 course Gala Christmas Eve dinner.
  • December 24. HammerHead’s Dockside Bar & Grille: Turkey Dinner with all the trimmings and a glass of wine or beer for 225 pesos. Live music by The Dudes. The restaurant will close at 6pm.
  • December 24. Christmas Eve Mass (bilingual). 4pm, San Carlos Borromeo Catholic Church.
  • December 25. Christmas / Navidad.
  • December 25. San Carlos Community Church Christmas morning service. 9am.
  • December 25. Community Christmas dinner. 1:00pm, San Carlos Yacht Club (sponsored by Barracuda Bob’s).
  • December 25. Hacienda Mar de Cortez: Christmas Day Dinner with choice of Roast Turkey or Pork Loin for 240 pesos.
  • December 25. Soggy Peso will open at noon and offer special coffees or hot cocoa (first one on the house from 12pm to 2pm).
  • December 28. The Holy Innocents National Holiday similar to April Fools’s Day, celebrated with lots of practical jokes.
  • December 30. New Year’s Eve Eve party with Sam Rainwater and Susan King from 4:00pm – 7:00pm, then Shuffle Band from 7:00pm – 10:00pm. HammerHead’s Dockside Bar & Grille.
  • December 30. La Voz México’s Roberto Alvarado. 7:00pm – 10:00pm, La Conquista.
  • December 30. Last Friday of the Year Party. La Salsa Beach Bar.
  • December 31. Fin de Año/New Years Eve. List of special dinners and parties.

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January 2017

  • January 1. Año Nuevo/New Years Day is an official Mexican holiday.
  • January 1. Hangover Golf Tournament.
  • January 1. Sons of Freedom Pajama parade. Gather at Delfines at 10am, parade leaves at 11am.
  • January 2. The Quest for the Cures: the Truth About Cancers. Every Monday at 3:00pm, Marina San Carlos, room beside Barracuda Bob’s café.
  • January 4. SBPA Event Planning Meeting. 10:30am, San Carlos Country Club. All invited!
  • January 5. Jay Barwell & Nicolass Bruinen Art Exhibit. 4 – 7 pm, Galeria Bellas Artes.
  • January 6. El Dia de Reyes (Three Kings Day): Celebration on the Guaymas Malecon at 4:00pm.
  • January 6. Rescate Melodrama Casting call.
  • January 6. Rescate Auxiliary meeting. 9:00am, Chihuahua’s.
  • January 7. Bahia Storage Tianguis / Open Flea Market. 8:00am to 11:00am.
  • January 7. Pickleball Clinic for New Players or Beginners. 8:00am, Athleticlub San Carlos.
  • January 9. San Carlos Yacht Club public safety / boating education seminar. 9:00am.
  • January 15. Rotary’s Cow plop Bingo. 11am to 3pm, Telesecundaria (Jr High School) in the Ranchitos.
  • January 15. Club Deportivo Steak Dinner & Fundraiser. 4:30pm, Club Deportivo.
  • January 16. Castaway Kids Meeting. 10am, La Palapa Griega. Everyone welcome.
  • January 20. Rescate Auxiliary meeting. 9:00am, Chihuahua’s.
  • January 20 – 28. FAOT Music Festival in Alamos.
  • January 21. SBPA Bag of Books Sale. 10am-2pm, Altered Tails Book Shoppe.
  • January 21-22. La Liga de Arte Club Show. 10am – 3:00pm, Tecalai.
  • January 25. SBPA Luncheon and Fashion Show. 11am – 2pm, San Carlos Plaza.
  • January 28 – 29. Rescate Presidents Cup Golf Tournament.
  • January 30.  Club Deportivo Board Meeting. 8:30am.
  • January 31. Hijas de su Madre. 7:00pm and 9:30pm, Auditorium, Guaymas.

February 2017

  • February 1. SBPA Event Planning Meeting. 10:30am, San Carlos Country Club. New volunteers welcome!
  • February 2. Birding in San Carlos talk. 7:00pm, The Gathering Place (by Barracuda Bob’s).
  • February 3. Rescate Auxiliary meeting. 9:00am, Chihuahua’s, upstairs.
  • February 3 – 5. Rocky Guaymas Riders. Live concerts, parade to Guaymas malecon and more. Los Jitos.
  • February 4. 4th Annual Big Book Sale. 8:00am to 1:00pm, behind the Tecalai Library.
  • February 5 (Monday, February 6 day off). Día de la Constitución an official holiday that commemorates Mexico’s Constitution.
  • February 5. Super Bowl Sunday showing in sports bars and restaurants around town. See list of locations and food & drink specials.
  • February 6.  Club Deportivo Annual Meeting with free lunch for members. 10am.
  • February 7. Rotary’s Tour of Homes. 12pm,  San Carlos Country Club.
  • February 8. Informative Luncheon for Clean up San Carlos. 11:30am, Colibri (see menu on poster below).
  • February 9 & 10. 3rd Annual Dink n Sea Pickleball Tournament.
  • February 10 & 11. San Carlos Music Festival with Chris Montez, his all-star band, and Johnny “Kito” Buonomasa. 5:00pm, La Palapa Griega.
  • February 11. SBPA Valentine’s Bake Sale. 10:00am – 2:00pm, Altered Tails Book Shoppe.
  • February 12. Valentine’s Golf Tournament.
  • February 13. Castaway Kids Meeting. 10am, La Palapa Griega. Everyone welcome.
  • February 13 – 15. Tango Dance Lessons. Beginner and Intermediate Classes. Chihauhau’s.
  • February 14. Valentine’s Day. Specials dinners around town.
  • February 15. Azamara Quest cruise ship scheduled to arrive in Guaymas at 1:30pm.
  • February 16 & 18. International Cup Golf Tournament.
  • February 17. Rescate Auxiliary meeting. 9:00am, Chihuahua’s, upstairs.
  • February 17 & 18. San Carlos Artists Co-op exhibition and sale. 4:00pm – 8:00pm, El Bronco Restaurant.
  • February 18. SBPA Bag of Books Sale. 10am-2pm, Altered Tails Book Shoppe.
  • February 18. Esperanza Azteca Orchestra tribute to Juan Gabriel. 4:00pm, San Carlos Plaza Hotel.
  • February 18. Opera event in Guaymas. 8:00pm at Fray Ivo Tonek Auditorium.
  • February 23. Art Opening for a multimedia show by KC Jones & June Davis. 4:00pm – 7:00pm, Galleria Bellas Artes.
  • February 23. Karaoke Party. 5:30pm to 8:30pm, Club Deportivo.
  • February 23 – 28. Carnaval Guaymas (info and schedule).
  • February 24.  Fantasy Dance fundraiser for DIF Guaymas. 9:00pm, Palacio Municipal, Guaymas. For tickets, call 622-224-2211.
  • February 25. SBPA Spay and Neuter Clinic.
  • February 25. SBPA Ole Mexico Dinner. Club Deportivo.
  • February 25. Singing for Support with six professional performers. 5:00pm, San Carlos Community Church.
  • February 25 & 26. Yellowtail Tournament.
  • February 26. Annual Gilbert Weird & Wacky Golf Tournament.
  • February 27. Club Deportivo Board Meeting. 8:30am.

March 2017

  • March 1. SBPA Event Planning Meeting. 10:30am, San Carlos Country Club. All invited!
  • March 3. Rescate Auxiliary meeting. 9am, Chihuahua’s, upstairs.
  • March 3. SBPA inauguration of the new mobile unit. 3:00pm, SBPA’s Spay and Neuter Clinic.
  • March 4. Tianguis / Open Flea Market. 8am to 11am, Bahia Storage.
  • March 4. Rescate Grand Bazaar. 9am, Seascape Plaza. Rescheduled from February 18 due to weather.
  • March 4. Guaymas Highlights Tour. Leaving 9am from the Residents and Visitors Attention Office.  For more information or to book your seat, call Kristian Vizcaino at 222-7428 or email:
  • March 4. Sons of Freedom 10th Anniversary Party. 2pm – 1am, San Carlos Country Club.
  • March 4 & 5. Mark Mulligan & Forastero Country Band (Six and a Half Mexicans). Saturday, March 4, 6pm and Sunday, March 5, 3pm at La Palapa Griega.
  • March 4. Esperanza Azteca Sonora and Tucson Boys Chorus concert. 6:00pm, Auditorio Fray Ivo in Guaymas.
  • March 5. MTB Sonora serial final. 8am, El Soldado trail.
  • March 5. Walk for Life / Caminata por la Vida. 8 am at La Palapa Beach. Walk starts at 9:00 am. Rescheduled from February 19 due to weather.
  • March 6. First Aid & Fishing Seminar. 10:00am, San Carlos Yacht Club.
  • March 6. Art of Pre-Columbian Mexico and Peru. 7:00pm, Club Deportivo.
  • March 7. Hacienda Mar de Cortez 3rd Anniversary, with live music by Elba & The Cochrans and eScala. The music starts at 4:00pm.
  • March 9. Club Deportivo Pancake Breakfast and Ceramics Show. 7:30am – 12:30pm.
  • March 11. Rotary’s Carne Asada. Noon to 3pm, the Primaria school in the Ranchitos.
  • March 12: St Patrick’s Golf Tournament
  • March 12. Color Fun Run.
  • March 13. Castaway Kids Meeting. 10am, La Palapa Griega. Everyone welcome.
  • March 16 & 17: Golf Club Championships
  • March 17. St Patrick’s Day celebrations in restaurants around town. See list.
  • March 17. Rescate Auxiliary meeting. 9:00am, Chihuahua’s, upstairs.
  • March 18. St. Patrick’s corned beef dinner. 4:30pm, Club Deportivo.
  • March 19 – 23. Rescate Melodrama. 7pm. Contact: Harriet at
  • March 20. Benito Juárez’s Birthday Memorial. Day off, National holiday. A famous Mexican president and national hero.
  • March 25. Holistic Health Fair. 2:00pm – 6:00pm, the Gathering Place in Marina San Carlos.
  • March 26. 7th annual Castaway Kids Beach Party. Noon to dusk at La Palapa Griega.
  • March 27. Club Deportivo Board Meeting. 8:30am.
  • March 27. San Carlos Pet Adoption Fundraiser with Angel Perez. 5:00pm – 8:00pm, Mr. Iguana Burger y Mas.
  • March 31. SBPA Spay and Neuter Clinic.
  • March TBA. 9th annual Yellowtail spearfishing tournament.

April 2017

  • April 1. SBPA Spay and Neuter Clinic.
  • April 2. Arizona Daily Star Meet & Greet with Senior Reporter, Gabriela Rico. 4:00pm, Shot’s.
  • April 5. SBPA Event Planning Meeting. 10:30am, San Carlos Country Club. All invited!
  • April 7. Rescate Auxiliary meeting. 9:00am, Chihuahua’s, upstairs.
  • April 7 – 8. San Carlos Music Festival. 5:00pm, La Palapa Griega.
  • April 8. Taste of San Carlos progressive dinner party. Contact Leslie us at for more information.
  • April 7. Esperanza Azteca concert: tribute to the Divo de Juárez. 7:30pm, Guaymas auditorium.
  • April 8. SBPA Spay and Neuter Clinic.
  • April 8. Club Deportivo Roast Pork Dinner. Doors open at 4:30pm and dinner is served around 5:30pm.
  • April 9 – 17, 2017. Semana Santa (Easter wefek). Friday, April 14: Good Friday.
  • April 10. Castaway Kids Meeting. 10am, La Palapa Griega. Everyone welcome.
  • April 21. Rescate Auxiliary meeting. 9:00am, Chihuahua’s, upstairs.
  • April 24. Club Deportivo Board Meeting. 8:30am.
  • April  27 – May 21. ExpoGan Sonora and Palenque in Hermosillo.
  • April 29. Beach clean. 8:00am (divers) and 9:00am (everyone else), San Francisco Beaches.
  • April 30. Día Del Niño.


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July 2017

  • July 11 – 13. Annual Festival del Mar Bermejo. To commemorate the anniversary of The Battle of Guaymas, which occurred on July 13, 1854.
  • July 18. Anniversary of the death of President Benito Juárez (March 21, 1806 to July 18, 1872).
  • July 30. Anniversary of the death of Miguel Hidalgo, leader of the Mexican War of Independence (May 8, 1753 to July 31, 1811). This is NOT a national holiday.

August 2017

  • August 8. Anniversary of the birth of Emiliano Zapata (b.Aug 8, 1879, d.April 10, 1919).
  • August 31. Guaymas Anniversary. On August 31, 1769 José de Gálvez founded the town of Guaymas and assigned the first plots.

September 2017

  • Every Saturday. Malecón Cultural. Free dance, music, theater and art. 6:30pm to 8:30pm, Guaymas malecon.
  • September 1. Annual State of the Union. On September 1, the Secretary of the Interior, Miguel Angel Osorio Chong, will deliver Mexico’s Annual State of the Union (Informe de Gobierno) to the legislature and President Peña Nieto will deliver the report to the nation on September 2 from the National Palace.
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  • September 13. Los Niños Héroes, Hero of the Mexican-American War 1847.
  • September 15. Entertainment and El Grito” in Three President’s Plaza”, Guaymas for Mexican Independence Day.
  • September 16. Día de la Independencia / Mexican Independence Day. Parade in Guaymas. Mayor’s State of the City address in the Guaymas Auditorium.
  • September 16. SBPA Used Bag of Books Sale. 10:00am – 2:00pm, Altered Tails Book Shoppe.

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