Summertime is upon us in Baja Sur. With hot long days, occasional afternoon thunder storms and beautiful red sunsets, our Villa Santa Cruz guests are falling into the slow pace of the Todos Santos summer. Sipping cold drinks in the ocean front hammocks, taking evening beach strolls with the dogs and dipping in the pool to refresh and revive, they have become part of the calm and peacefulness that the summer brings us.
Even as we enjoy the unhurried groove of the summer season, we look forward to the events that are already being planned for the coming year. As you start to plan your getaways for 2012-2013, consider the following festivals and celebrations that will make your stay in Todos even more memorable.
CALENDAR OF EVENTS - 2012 TO 2013
October 12 to 16, 2012 - Festival of the Patron Saint of Todos Santos, Nuestra Señora del Pilar
This lively festival commemorates the founding of Todos Santos. With music, arts, dancing, a parade and horse show, these will be five days filled with celebration and cheer.
January 10 to 26, 2013 - 2nd Annual Todos Santos Music Festival, Organized by Peter Buck of REM
The debut of this 3 week music festival last season was incredible! With three weeks of live music, big names (Robin Hitchcock, Chuck Prophet, Kevn Kinney & more) and great venues, it is absolutely a "must do" in Todos Santos. Performances every Thurs, Fri & Sat nights for three consecutive weekends (Jan 10 - 12; Jan 17-19; Jan 24-26). This is definitely the hottest ticket in town and rooms are going quickly - limited availability remains at Villa Santa Cruz during the first weekend only. Contact us now to make your reservation.
Photo Credit: Pescadero Surf Properties
February 2 to 9, 2013 - Todos Santos Art Festival
This week long celebration of the arts offers many cultural events - includes art exhibitions, dance and music performances. Official program to come.
February 10, 2013 - 4th Annual Todos Santos Artist Open Studio Tour
On the heels of the Art Festival, over 30 of our local Todos Santos artists will open their studios and invite in the general public to view their work spaces and chat about their creative practices. You will pick up a map of the studios and take a self-guided tour throughout the town, stopping in to see the artists who most intrigue you.
Shown: Todos Santos Artist Tori Sepulveda
February 21 to February 28 - 10th Annual Todos Santos Film Festival
Selected films from across Mexico and Latin America are shown at the beautifully restored Manuel Márquez de León Theater, located in the heart of the historic district of Todos Santos. Before the films begin, have dinner in town and stroll the main plaza where you'll find local vendors selling wine by the glass and sweet treats to take into the theater with you. So charming!
This is such a promising line up of festivals and events - the 2012 to 2013 season will be here before we know it!