November 2017 Events in Sonora

November 2017 Events in Sonora, Mexico

Happenings and events in the state of Sonora, Mexico for the month of November, 2017. November begins with the traditional remembrance days of All Saints Day and Dia de Muertos. It is also the month when the Mexican Revolution is celebrated, and there are also some other great events to see in different parts of Sonora.

All Saints Day – Día de todos los Santos
November 1
Día de los Santos Inocentes
This is best known as the Catholic feast day of All Saints, and it is also the day when children who have passed away are remembered.

Day of the Dead – Dia de Muertos
November 2
This date is also the Catholic feast day of All Souls – Fieles Difuntos
Deceased relatives are remembered and honored in cemeteries and family homes throughout Mexico in this unique cultural celebration. In Sonora, this includes the construction of shrines in homes and public places, to honor the recently deceased. Read more about Day of the Dead in Sonora.

Noche Magia Cultural Yoreme
November 3, Huatabampo
A festival that celebrates the culture of the Yoreme Mayo. The event features dance, poetry, stories, food, traditional music and popular indigenous music. Starting at 7:00 p.m. in Plaza Juarez in Huatabampo.

Dia de Muertos Altares y Catrinas
November 4, Puerto Peñasco

The coastal resort city of Puerto Peñasco will celebrate the Day of the Dead on November 4, with catrinas and displays of ofrendas, Day of the Dead altars. The event starts at 5:00 p.m. at the Mercado de las Artesanias on Calle 32, also known as Rodeo Drive.

Paseo Annual SLRC – Golfo de Santa Clara

November 4, San Luis Rio Colorado
The Paseo San Luis – el Golfo  is an annual 112km (about 70 miles) cycle tour organized with the purpose of promoting cycling as a sport and promoting tourism in the municipality of San Luis Río Colorado.

Feria de Algodón – Cotton Fair
October 26 – November 4, San Luis Rio Colorado

Shrimp Festival
All month, Guaymas
This delicious seafood treat is honored throughout the month of November in the seaport city of Guaymas.  Events include samples of shrimp recipes and a variety of art and cultural events.   More information is available from the Guaymas Office of Conventions and Visitors (OCV Guaymas),

Rocky Point Rally
November 9 – 12, Puerto Peñasco
This annual biker fest is not only a lot of fun, but it also raises money for charitable causes.  Events include a poker run, stunt shows, and other biker competitions.  You don’t need to be a biker to enjoy and participate in the event, there will be a variety of other fiestas as well.  More information

Festival Tierra Sonora
November 9 – 12, San Luis Rio Colorado
A four-day culture and arts festival in the Arizona-Sonora border city of San Luis Rio Colorado.

41st Anniversary of the Crossing (41 Aniversario de la Traviesa)
November 17 – 19, San Luis Rio Colorado
Northwest Mexico’s largest 4 x 4 event will celebrate the 41st year of traversing the Altar desert in fully equipped four-wheel drive vehicles.

Día de la Revolucion – Revolution Day
November 20
Parades and festivals mark this anniversary of the 1910 Mexican Revolution.  While not as big as the September 16th Independence Day celebrations, schools, banks and government offices are closed in observance of this national holiday.

Festival of Our Lady of Balvanera
November 20th, La Aduana
This annual festival honors the Virgin of Balvanera in the small pueblo of La Aduana, Sonora (near Alamos). Many of the faithful walk the 20+ mile route from Navojoa to La Aduana to express their devotion to the Virgin of Balvanera.

Christmas Parade
November 25, San Luis Rio Colorado
An evening Christmas lights parade that culminates in the lighting of the Christmas tree in the city plaza.



Day of the Dead in Sonora, Mexico
Pan de muerto - bread of the dead - on a Day of the Dead altar