Events San Carlos Sonora 2018


Events San Carlos Sonora 2018: 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 2018

Holidays, Festivals, Fiesta and Special Events

August 2018

  • August 8. Anniversary of the birth of Emiliano Zapata (b.Aug 8, 1879, d.April 10, 1919).
  • August 18. SBPA Used Bag of Books Sale. 10:00am – 2:00pm, Altered Tails Book Shoppe.
  • August 31. Guaymas Anniversary. On August 31, 1769 José de Gálvez founded the town of Guaymas and assigned the first plots.
  • August 31 – September 1. 6th Annual Marinaterra Dorado Derby Fishing Tournament.

September 2018

  • September 1. Annual State of the Union.
  • September. FotoSeptiembre Guaymas.
  • September 3. Labor Day (USA & Canada).
  • September 13. Los Niños Héroes, Hero of the Mexican-American War 1847. Battle of Chapultepec.
  • September 15. Entertainment and El Grito” in Three President’s Plaza”, Guaymas for Mexican Independence Day.
  • September 15. SBPA Used Bag of Books Sale. 10:00am – 2:00pm, Altered Tails Book Shoppe.
  • September 15. New Mayor of Guaymas, Sara Valle Dessens, sworn into office.
  • September 16. Día de la Independencia / Mexican Independence Day. Parade in Guaymas. Mayor’s State of the City address in the Guaymas Auditorium.

Events San Carlos independence day

October 2018

  • October 3. SBPA event planning meeting.
  • October 5 – 7. San Carlos Hammer Down Tournament (formerly the Labor Day Tournament).
  • October 8. Thanksgiving (Canada).
  • October 12. Día de la Raza / Day of the Races (not an official holiday)
  • October 14. Naranjeros de Hermosillo baseball gets underway in October. October 14 is the first home game, at 7:30pm.
  • October 17. Mark Mulligan Welcome Back San Carlos Party. 5:00pm, 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 20. SBPA Used Bag of Books Sale. 10:00am – 2:00pm, Altered Tails Book Shoppe.
  • October 22. Castaway Kids meeting. 10:00am, La Palapa Griega.
  • October 26 – 28. Tucson Sailing Club’s Annual Fall Regatta.
  • October TBA. Festival de la Calaca. Plaza de la Pistola, Guaymas.
  • October 31. Halloween Parties.
  • October TBA. Festival HISAR, Empalme.
  • October TBA. San Carlos Ruta del día de Muertos. Several San Carlos businesses will be presenting Día de Muertos altars. See the newsletter for a map.

2018 Tucson Sailing Club Fall Regatta

November 2018

  • November 1-2. All Saints Day & Day of the Dead (Día de los Muertos) is an important Mexican holiday.
  • November 1. Men’s golf league starts and continues every Thursday. For more information, contact Jim McAdie at or 226-1637.
  • November 2.- Día de Muertos (Day of the Dead).
  • November 4. 3rd stage Serial MTB Sonora (mountain bike race).
  • November 6. 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 12. Castaway Kids meeting. 10:00am, La Palapa Griega.
  • November 15. Rescate Welcome Back Margarita Party. 5:00pm, Marinaterra Beach Club.
  • November 16 – 19: Buen Fin.
  • November 19. Día de la Revolución (Revolution Day) observed third Monday in November, originally November 20. This official Mexican holiday commemorates the Mexican Revolution of 1910. School parade down the blvd.
  • November 22. Thanksgiving dinners around town (USA Thanksgiving).

December 2018 – March 2019 (stay tuned for more events)

  • December 1. Lion’s Club breakfast. 8:00am – 11:00am, Club Deportivo.
  • December 8. Rescate Holiday Boutique.
  • December 8. Club Deportivo Welcome Back Roast Beef Dinner.
  • December 10. Castaway Kids meeting. 10:00am, La Palapa Griega.
  • Decemeber 12 – Día de Guadalupe (Day of Our Lady of Guadalupe).
  • December 15. SBPA Used Bag of Books Sale. 10:00am – 2:00pm, Altered Tails Book Shoppe.
  • December 16. Men’s & Women’s Holiday Golf Tournament
  • December 24. San Carlos Yacht Club Lighted Boat Parade.
  • December 25: Navidad (Christmas Day)
  • January 1. Hangover Golf Tournament.
  • January 26 – 27. Rescate Presidents Cup Golf Tournament.
  • February 7 to 11, 2019. Sombrero Showdown and Amigos Cup Pickleball Tournament. More info.
  • February 10. Valentines Golf Tournament.
  • February 20. Cocktail Party Drinks/hors d’oeuvres for International Cup Golf Tournament.
  • February 21 – 22. International Cup Golf Tournament.
  • March 10. St Patrick’s Golf Tournament.
  • March 14, 15 (men) and 19, 22 (women). Golf Club Championship (March 26: last day for Tuesday Ladies Day. March 28: last day for Thursday’s Men’s Golf).

Last Season Events San Carlos ….. (stay tuned for more 2018 – 2019 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 24. Christmas Eve Gala Dinner at Marinaterra. Embarcadero Cocina + Bar at Marinaterra will be serving a delicious 3 course Gala Christmas Eve dinner with a glass of red or white wine included for 395 pesos per person. Starting at 6:00pm. Reserve now by calling 225-2020 ex.04.
  • December 24. La Palapa Griega Parade of Lights Party. Celebrate Christmas Eve and watch the Boat Parade of Lights beachfront at La Palapa Griega. Vote for your favorite boat while you enjoy La Palapa Griega’s famous All-you-can-eat BBQ baby back ribs served with Greek salad and baked potato for 250 pesos. Several other items off the menu will also be available. Reservations are recommended by calling 622-227-3751 or 226-1888, or stop by the restaurant.
  • Decemeber 24. El Mar Restaurant Boat Parade Party with a special dinner. Dinner choices are Ribeye, Coconut Shrimp, or Mar y Tierra. Dinners includes, soup and salad bar and dessert bar, for only 350 pesos. Call for reservations at 622-125-4837, or 622-226-1031.
  • 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

  • January 1. Año Nuevo/New Years Day is an official Mexican holiday.
  • January 1. New Years Day Buffet. Starting at 8:30am, Tortuga’s. Then, an afternoon meat buffet starting at 1:00pm.
  • January 1. Hangover Golf Tournament.
  • January 1. Sons of Freedom Pajama parade. 9:00 am at Delfines.
  • January 6. El Dia de Reyes (Three Kings Day): Celebration on the Guaymas Malecon at 4:00pm.
  • January 8. Rescate Melodrama Casting call.
  • January 11. Suzanne Pinto Presentation: Rowing the Atlantic. 6:30pm, Club Deportivo.
  • January 13 & 14. Therapeutic Yoga Workshops with Jaimie Perkunas. 10:00am – 1:00pm, San Carlos Gym.
  • January 13. Club Deportivo’s Filet Mignon Steak Dinner … includes steak, baked potato, salad bar, and dessert for  300 pesos.
  • January 14. Rotary’s Cow Plop Bingo.
  • January 18. Rescate Extraordinary Assembly & Annual General Meeting. 2:00pm, San Carlos Yacht Club.
  • January 18. Education Series: Afghanistan and the National Geographic Explorer. 7:00pm, Club Deportivo.
  • January 19 – 27. FAOT Music Festival in Alamos.
  • January 20 – 21. Art League Art Show. Saturday from 9:00am – 3:00pm and Sunday from 10:00am to 2:00pm at Tecalai Club House.
  • January 20. SBPA Bag of Books Sale. 10:00am to 2:00pm, SBPA Altered Tails Book Shoppe.
  • January 20. Women’s March San Carlos-Mujeres Adelante. 10:00 – 2:00, Palapa Griega. We will hold a short rally, then march and return for music, dancing and celebrate the empowerment and unification. All are welcome; men and women, young and old, all dedicated to resisting the forces of hate and bigotry.
  • January 24. SBPA Luncheon and Fashion Show. 11am – 2pm, San Carlos Plaza.
  • January 26. Free Movie “The Shack”. 3:00pm, the ‘Gathering Place’ at local 9 in Marina San Carlos.
  • January 27 – 28. Rescate Presidents Cup Golf Tournament
  • January 31. Blue Moon Eclipes: yoga on the beach, drumming & chanting. 4:30pm (eclipse around 6:00pm), San Francisco Beach. See poster below.

February 2018

  • February 1. Education Series: Emergency Health Options. 7pm, Club Deportivo.
  • February 4. Super Bowl 52 showing in sports bars and restaurants around town. See list of locations and food & drink specials.
  • February 5. Día de la Constitución an official holiday that commemorates Mexico’s Constitution.
  • February 6. Rotary’s Tour of Homes. 12pm,  San Carlos Country Club.
  • February 8 – 13. Carnaval Guaymas.
  • February 9. Baile de Fantasía for Carnaval. 9pm, Palacio Municipal.
  • February 9 – 12. Sombrero Showdown and Amigos Cup Pickleball Tournament.
  • February 10. SBPA Bake Sale. 10am – 2pm, Altered Tails Book Shoppe.
  • February 11. Valentines Golf Tournament.
  • February 11. Rescate Grand Bazaar. 9am – 3pm, Los Jitos Plaza.
  • February 14. Cocktail Party Drinks/hors d’oeuvres for International Cup Golf Tournament.
  • February 14. Valentine’s Day. Specials dinners around town.
  • February 14. Club DePortivo’s Prime Rib Dinner and Dance. Tickets are on sale at CiBanco for 300 pesos.
  • February 15 – 16. International Cup Golf Tournament.
  • February 16. Art Show. 4:30pm to 7:00pm, El Bronco.
  • February 16 – 18. The Gentle Somatic Workshop with Leslie Young. More info.
  • February 17. Bag of Books Sale. 10am to 2pm, SBPA Altered Tails Book Shoppe.
  • February 18. Walk for Life / Caminata por la Vida. 8 am at La Palapa Beach. Walk starts at 9am.
  • February 18. Esperanza Azteca Orquesta concert. 5pm, Hotel San Carlos Plaza.
  • February 19. Karaoke. 6pm – 9pm, Club Deportivo.
  • February 24. At the Rescate Marketplace, Yaquis from Potam and Rahum will bring Yacqui handicrafts, folkloric dance and traditional food — including making Tortillas for sale. From 8am to 2pm .
  • February 25. Annual Gilbert Weird & Wacky Golf Tournament.

March 2018

  • March 1. Education Series: State Partnership Program. 7:00pm, Club Deportivo.
  • March 3. Holistic Health Fair. 10am – 6pm, San Carlos Yacht Club. For more information, call Roseanne at 227-0459.
  • March 3. Sons of Freedom 11th Anniversary Party. Music (Sector 7G, The Dudes, Assterisko) starts at 4pm, San Carlos Country Club.
  • March 4. Color Fun Run. 9:00am, MarinaTerra’s Club Duo.
  • March 8. Club Deportivo Pancake Breakfast and Ceramics Show. 7:30am – 12:30pm.
  • March 9 & 10. Vino Litoral Wine Festival. MarinaTerra Hotel.
  • March 10. Rotary’s Carne Asada.
  • March 10 & 11. Yellowtail Tournament.
  • March 11. St Patrick’s Golf Tournament.
  • March 11. Castaway Kids Beach Party. Noon – dusk, La Palapa Griega.
  • March 15 – 16 Golf Club Championship (March 27: last day for Tuesday Ladies Day)
  • March 17. St Patrick’s Day celebrations in restaurants around town. See list.
  • March 17. St. Patrick’s corned beef dinner. 4:30pm, Club Deportivo.
  • March 17. Bag of Books Sale. 10am to 2pm, SBPA Altered Tails Book Shoppe.
  • March 18 – 22. Rescate Melodrama. 7pm. Contact: Harriet at
  • March 19. Benito Juárez’s Birthday Memorial. Day off, National holiday. A famous Mexican president and national hero.
  • March 22. San Carlos Artist Co-op Studio Clearance Sale. 9:30am,  behind Barracuda Bob’s.
  • March 22. Meeting with U.S. Consulate General. 11:00am, Club Deportivo.
  • March 23. Loma del Mar Open House. 11:00am – 1:00pm.
  • March 25 – April 1. Semana Santa (Easter week). March 30: Good Friday. April 1: Easter Sunday.
  • March 27. San Carlos Yacht Club’s Education & Outreach program, “Seamanship”. 6:00pm, San Carlos Yacht Club.

April 2018

  • April 1. Easter Sunday. … continuing Semana Santa
  • April 4. Monthly SBPA Event Planning Meeting. 10:30am, San Carlos Country Club. All Welcome!
  • April 6. Cracker Jack’s Rewind: screening the DVD of this year’s Rescate Theatrical Event. 6:00pm, Dusty’ Deli.
  • April 7. Bahia Storage Tiangius. 8:00am to 11:00am.
  • April 7. Aguas y Mas Beach Party. 9:00am – dusk, San Francisco Beach.
  • April 7. Club Deportivo Roast Pork Dinner. 5:30pm.
  • April 9. Sam Rainwater. 5:00pm, San Carlos Country Club.
  • April 10: San Carlos Yacht Club’s Education & Outreach program, “VHF Radio, install, use, improve”.
  • April 14. Concert Luncheon for Amor Hogar Agua Y Mas. 11:00am – 2:00pm, Colibri.
  • April 15. Mountain Bike race: 7th stage, Serial MTB Sonora. 7:00am, Pista Soldado.
  • April  26 – May 19. ExpoGan Sonora and Palenque in Hermosillo.
  • April 28. Perrothon: El Cobijo Fundraiser. 5:00pm, Guaymas Malecon.
  • April 30. Día Del Niño.


May 2018

  • April  26 – May 19. 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 5.  Bahia Storage Tianguis / Open Flea Market. 8:00am – 11:00am, Bahia Storage.
  • May 10 & 13. Mother’s Day events in San Carlos (Mother’s Day in Mexico is May 10 and in the USA and Canada it’s May 13).
  • May 13. Guaymas (Cet del Mar) Paddle Event.
  • May 14. Sam Rainwater. 5:00pm, Country Club.
  • May 15. Teacher’s Day in Mexico.
  • May 19. Bag of Books Sale. 10:00am to 2:00pm, Altered Tails Book Shoppe.
  • May 21. Sam Rainwater. 5:00pm, San Carlos Country Club.
  • May 24 – 29.  Festival del Pitic in Hermosillo.
  • May 25 – 27. The Ladies International Fishing Tournament.
  • May 25 – 27.  Tucson Sailing Club Spring Regatta.
  • May 26. Carrera 6 Horas: 6 hour mountain bike race.
  • May 27 – 28. Memorial Weekend Parties.
  • May 28. Sam Rainwater. 5:00pm, San Carlos Country Club.
  • May 30 & 31. Circo Dragón. 7:00pm, Guaymas Auditorium.

June 2018

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July 2018

  • July 12 – 15. Annual Festival del Mar Bermejo. To commemorate the anniversary of The Battle of Guaymas, which occurred on July 13, 1854.
  • July 13 – 15. 71st International Billfish Tournament (Ernesto Zaragoza Foundation).
  • July 18. Anniversary of the death of President Benito Juárez (March 21, 1806 to July 18, 1872).
  • July 21. Sonora PADI Women´s 2018 beach cleanup. More info.
  • July 21. SBPA Bag of Books Sale. 10:00am to 2:00pm, Altered Tails Book Shoppe.
  • July 30. Anniversary of the death of Miguel Hidalgo, leader of the Mexican War of Independence (May 8, 1753 to July 30, 1811). This is NOT a national holiday.

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