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

December 2017

  • December 2. Lions Club pancake breakfast at Club Deportivo (benefitting the Eye Clinic). 8am – 11 am. Cost 150 pesos.
  • December 2. Bahia Storage Tiangius. 8:00am to 11:00am.
  • December 2. Rescate Christmas Boutique. 9am – 1pm, Marina Terra Boardwalk.
  • December 4. Sam Rainwater. 4:00pm, San Carlos Country Club.
  • December 7. Seafarin’ Kayakers Trip to El Colorado. Leaving San Carlos at 8:00am.
  • December 7. Presentation about San Carlos’ water. 7:00pm, Club Deportivo.
  • December 8. Sun & Fun Round Robin Pickleball Tournament.
  • December 8 & 9. 8:00am – 1:00pm, SBPA Tianguis. SBPA Clinic building on the Ranchitos Road.
  • December 9. Shrimp Festival.  12pm – 6pm, Guaymas Malecon.
  • December 9. Club Deportivo Welcome Back Roast Pork Dinner. Doors open at 4:30pm.   240 pesos or $13 USD which includes a free drink (excludes whiskey or scotch). Enjoy Club DePortivo’s delicious Salad Bar.
  • December 9. Mark Mulligan and Mike Nash. 5:00pm, La Palapa Griega.
  • December 10. Men’s & Women’s Holiday Golf Tournament.
  • December 12. Día de Guadalupe (Day of Our Lady of Guadalupe), Mexico’s patron saint.
  • December 12. Introduction to the San Carlos Rotary Luncheon. 11:30am, San Carlos Country Club.
  • December 14. Jay Barwell Art Opening. 4:00 – 7:00pm, Galeria Bellas Artes
  • December 16-24. Las Posadas- nine days of traditional festivities.
  • December 16. SBPA Holiday Bake and Bag of Books Sale. 10:00am to 2:00pm, Altered Tails Book Shoppe.
  • December 17. Esperanza Azteca Christmas Concert. 5:00pm, San Carlos Plaza.
  • December 22. Sons of Freedom Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser. 5:00pm, San Carlos County Club.
  • December 23. Christmas Carols with Sam Rainwater and Susan King. 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, El Mar Restaurant or the beaches.
  • December 25. Christmas / Navidad.
  • December 25. Community Christmas dinner. 1:00pm, San Carlos Yacht Club (sponsored by Barracuda Bob’s).
  • December 28. Día de los Santos Inocentes (The Holy Innocents) is a National Holiday similar to April Fools’s Day, celebrated with lots of practical jokes.
  • December 31. Fin de Año/New Years Eve. List of special dinners and parties.

January 2018

February 2018

March 2018

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

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.
  • 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.

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.


May 2017

  • April  27 – May 21. ExpoGan Sonora and Palenque in Hermosillo.
  • May 1. Dia del Trabajo. Mexican national holiday (similar to US & Canada Labor Day).
  • May 3. Día de la Santa Cruz. Construction workers decorate and mount crosses on unfinished buildings.
  • May 5. Cinco de Mayo is a Mexican national holiday.
  • May 10. Mother’s Day in Mexico.
  • May 12 – 14. San Carlazo: a RZR, ATV, motorcycle event.
  • May 14: Mother’s Day events in San Carlos (Mother’s Day in USA and Canada).
  • May 15. Teacher’s Day in Mexico.
  • May 16. The cruise ship, Crystal Serenity is leaving Los Angeles on May 10 and arriving in Guaymas on May 16 at 1:00pm on a 14 night cruise. She’ll be in port until 7:00pm.
  • May 19. Nicho Hinojosa. 8:30pm, Bonifacio’s Cotton Club.
  • May 21. Guaymas (Cet del Mar) Paddle Event.
  • May 24. Mark Mulligan and Mike Nash Show. 5:30pm, La Palapa Griega.
  • May 25 – 30.  Festival del Pitic in Hermosillo.
  • May 26 – 28, 2017. The Ladies International Fishing Tournament.
  • May 26 – 28.  Tucson Sailing Club Spring Regatta.
  • May 27 – 28. Memorial Weekend Parties.
  • TBA. 12 Horas Salvando Vidas mountain bike race. (May 24 2017 date, postponed)

June 2017

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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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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 28 – 30. Festival de la Calaca. Plaza de la Pistola, Guaymas.
  • October 29 & 31. Halloween Parties.
  • October 30 – November 2. San Carlos Ruta del día de Muertos. Several San Carlos businesses will be presenting Día de Muertos altars. See the newsletter for a map.
  • October 31. Día de los Muertos Talk. 12:00pm at Marinaterra Hotel in the Salon Terra.

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 9. The Pink Party. Shots Bar, Club & Restaurant.
  • 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 15. Colibrí’s 1st Anniversary Celebration. 5pm – 8pm, Nat Yet, then dancing to Luna Band.
  • November 16. Rescate Welcome Back/Margarita Party. 5pm – 7pm, Marinaterra Beach Club.
  • November 16. Nacapule Canyon: Education Series Talk. 7:00pm, Club Deportivo.
  • November 17. Club Deportivo Board of Directors Meeting. 8:30am. All DePortivo members welcome.
  • November 17. Musical, Entre Villa, Zapata y Corridos. 7:00pm at the Guaymas auditorium.
  • November 17 – 20: Buen Fin.
  • November 18. SBPA Bag O Book Sales. 10am, Atered Tails Book Shoppe.
  • 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 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 20. Sam Rainwater. 4:00pm, San Carlos Country Club.
  • 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 27. Sam Rainwater. 4:00pm, San Carlos Country Club.

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