October 2017 Events in Sonora

October 2017 Events in Sonora, Mexico

October 2017 happenings and events in the state of Sonora, Mexico. October is the month when the climate of Sonora transitions from hot summer temperatures to a more moderate fall season.

Festival de San Francisco Javier
Late September to October 9, Magdalena
Hundreds of Yaqui and Papago (Tohono O’Odham) pilgrims walk from the border to Magdalena every year, in honor of the town’s patron saint, San Francisco Javier.  The week of festivities include art and cultural exhibitions, and muchas fiestas. Read more.

Jazz and Arts Festival
October 1 and 2, Puerto Peñasco
The second annual Jazz and Arts Festival will be held at the Peñasco del Sol Hotel in Puerto Peñasco (Rocky Point) Sonora.

Grand Poker Run
October 6, San Luis Rio Colorado

Dia de la Raza – “Day of the Race” (Columbus Day)
October 12
This day observes the arrival of Christopher Columbus (Cristobal Colón) in the Americas.  The event coincides with the celebration of Columbus Day in the United States.

Carrera Nocturna 5k – Night 5k Run
October 20, San Luis Rio Colorado

Fiestas de San Rafael and Joaquin Murrieta Days
October 23-24, Trincheras
Descendants of Sonora native Joaquin Murrieta host a festival in his honor, in conjunction with Trincheras’s celebration of San Rafael, its patron saint.

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

Festival de las Calacas 2017
October 27
Casa de la Cultura, Ciudad Obregon

Feast Day of San Judas Tadeo (St. Jude Thaddaeus)
October 28
The patron saint of “hopeless cases and things almost dispaired of,” is widely revered in Sonora, and many towns hold processions, masses and other events in his honor.

Festival del Membrillo
October 28
San Ignacio, Magdalena, Sonora

15th annual Festival de las Calacas
October 28 – 30, Guaymas

Día de Muertos en Víactiva
October 29, Hermosillo

2do Festival Panteonero
Day of the Dead Festivities
October 30 – 31, Caborca