Rosarito Calendar of Events

Every Sunday 4pm. Cultural Sundays in the park, featuring local Mexican and American dancers and musicians.  At the IMAC in Abelardo L. Rodriguez park, west of Banamex. Different themes every Sunday. Sometimes food booths, other times vendors with food carts. Facebook IMAC Rosarito. Free.

Every Second Wednesday (except December). 2pm. Friends of the Library meeting at main library of IMAC building next to Abelardo Rodríguez Park. Promotes reading and literacy in Rosarito. www.friendsofthelibrary.com.mx. Carmen Dominguez, 661-612-3659. friendsofthelibraryrb@gmail.com

Every Third Wednesday (except December). 10am. Flying Samaritans meeting at Villas del Mar clubhouse on free road 2 miles south of Rosarito. Volunteers provide free health services and clinics. www.flyingsamaritansrosarito.org. Susan Smith, 661-100-6066, U.S. 858-240-2360. susansmithz@hotmail.com

Every Third Wednesday (except December). 2-4pm. Bingo at Oceana Grill & Cafe, Blvd. Benito Juárez #907-24. Great prizes, 6 different games. Benefits Flying Samaritans. www.flyingsamaritansrosarito.org. Susan Smith, 661-100-6066, U.S. 858-240-2360. susansmithz@hotmail.comEvery Second Thursday. 10am. Cruz Roja volunteers general meeting at Rosarito Beach Hotel. Provides assistance in case of accidents or disasters. www.cruzrojarosarito.org.mx. Rosie Pena, 664-976-0613, U.S. 619-621-0292. wosiepena@yahoo.com

Every Third Thursday. 9am. General Meeting for FRAO, Foreign Residents Assistance Office. Open to the public. Usually held at the Rosarito Beach Hotel, with parking validated. Sometimes held at other local sites. Breakfast occasionally provided, but always available. Different speakers brought in to inform or address issues of concern to foreigners living in Mexico. frao@rosarito.org

Every First Saturday. 10am. United Society of Baja California (USBC) general meeting at Casa Blanca Restaurant, Rosarito Beach Hotel. Good info for the English speaking community of charitable, community service and social organizations. www.unitedsocietyofbaja.org. Judy Westphal, 661-614-1113. jawmem@msn.com

Every First Saturday. Noon-sundown. Open Studio Art Walk, a free tour of galleries in Rosarito Beach Hotel commercial center. Meet artists at work in their studios. pacothepainter@hotmail.com

Every Third Saturday. 1pm. USBC, United Society of Baja California, monthly Potluck dinner, held at La Maroma Sports Bar, across from Burger King. Different theme evey month. 50/50 raffle. Live entertainment at most events. Free for members and guests. Membership only $15 USD per year. Beverages ordered from the Bar at reduced Club prices.

Every single day. AA “Grupo Gringo” meets daily in their meeting hall, #16 Mar Meditteraneo (two blocks behind Hotel Brisas del Mar). Meetings: Saturday, 3:00; Sunday, Monday, Thursday: 10:00 am; Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday: 6:00 pm.  Additional meetings in Cantamar (just south of the footbridge) Tuesday and Friday, 10:00 am.. For more information, 661-614-1678.

June 16, Tuesday, 7:00 pm. Concert: Allegro Orchestra benefit project for the PACMYC.  ICBC Gallery. 2004 Jose Haros Aguilar St, in Villa Turistica. 661-612-6760. comunicacion.icbcrosarito@gmail.com. Free.

June 18, Thursday, 7:00 pm. Art exhibition opening: Aqualotos by Elizabeth Pantoja at the Mezzanine of ICBC, 2004 Jose Haros Aguilar St., Villa Turistica. 661-612-6760. Email: comunicacion.icbcrosarito@gmail.com. Free.

July 1-3. Wednesday - Friday.  ARThouse Rosarito Community Garden Project and Sow to Save/Cci Rosarito need volunteers for an outreach event to 10,000 students in our area  No experience necessary. You do not need to speak Spanish. If you can help please let Gretchen Smith know the hours you are available. We are also in need of potting soil for this project so if you can purchase a bag for us please do. tallartist@hotmail.com. 044-661-123-1173

July 2. Thursday. 7pm. Full Throttle Thursdays, Blues Against Hunger Show, Lighthouse. 2 hours of live Rockin’ blues music by Wild Pack. T Cost: Free with a can of food donation

 July 3. Friday. 9pm. Cuban Orchestra La Farandula de Cuba — La Capital, Zona Rio, Tijuana

July 4 Saturday. 3:00 pm to10. 6th annual Flying Samaritans beach BBQ party and fireworks show. Beachfront gardens of the Rosarito Beach Hotel. Saturday. Food, raffles, entertainment, fireworks and more. General admission $8 USD, VIP $15. Benefits the Flying Samaritans Clinic in Rosarito Beach. (661) 100 6066 or (858) 240 2360.YolyOrtiz@yahoo.com, or 1-619-709-9503. Free.

July 4, Saturday7:00 pm. Ed Jones and Friends, featuring Mary Flowers and Mopar Murry. Las Rocas Resort, Acurio Ballroom. Reservations and information: email Willy@lasrocas.com. Phone: 661-614-9870 or 614-9850.

July 5. Sunday. 11am-6pm. Gran Kermesse Mexicana — IMAC Rosarito, Parque Abelardo Rodriguez

July 8, Wednesday 8:00 am – 12:30pm (adults); 1:30 – 5:30pm (ages 6-17) Introduction to Acting, part 1, with Oswell Melton. Rosarito Theatre in Cines Rio building, one block south of Elektra, behind Comex. Costa: $15/members; $20 non-members; $10 for first child; $5 each other child in family. Reservations required; no purchases at the event. Information: Oswell Melton, email: omelton@aol.com; phone: MX: 661-119-9214; US 1-619-356-6454.

July 17-19. Friday-Sunday. 6th Annual Expo Rock — Revolution Ave., between 7th and 8th, Tijuana. Art, cultlure and rock and roll come together.

July 18. Saturday. 1st Annual Ruta del Vino Bicycle Ride & Wine Festival, from Rosarito to Valle de Guadalupe. Your choice between a 40 mile race and 20 mile fun ride. rutadelvinobikeride.com

July 18-19. Saturday-Sunday. 11am to 10pm. Festival Raztlan Extremo — Rosarito Beach extreme sports, extreme music, extreme food and wine, even a circus. Downhill freestyle jetski motocross mma muaithai reggae ska rock jazz foodtrucks winetasting artesania bajamed circo neuromania

July 20-22. Monday-Wednesday. Premios de los calles. Mexican Music Competition., various styles. Rosarito Fairgrounds and  Rosarito Beach Hotel.

July 20-27. Monday-Monday. Discover the Baja Peninsula week-long bus tour stops in Guerreo Negro, San Ignacio, Mulege, Loreto and LaPaz $580 USD 664-381-9046 and 664-202-2647July 23, Thursday, 11:00 am. Friends of the Library no Limit Texas hold ‘em. Doors open at 10:00 am. Club Marena Clubhouse. Buy-in: $30/Seat reservations are required; 48 player max. Rules and Information: www.friendsofthelibrary.com.mx. 40 mile race and 20 mile fun ride. Info www.rutadelvinobikeride.com

July 24. Friday. 6pm. Papas and Beer 32nd Anniversary w/ Space Theme — Rosarito

July 26. Sunday. 7am. Tijuana International Marathon and Half-Marathon

August 1. Saturday. 11am. Annual Chili Cook-off — La Salina Beach Cantina. 7th chili cookoff. Sign up sheets will be at the Cantina after June 1st. $20.00 team entry fee. Cooking starts at 11:00 & judging @ 3:00.

August 1-2. Saturday-Sunday Baja International Short Course Race, held at Estero Beach Hotel. Tickets and info at lucasoiloffroad.com

August 7, Friday noon – 4:00 PM. Cruz Roja 40th Anniversary Fashion Show. Calafia ballroom. $20 donation, advance tickets. Mary Moreno, miquerdomx@yahoo.com. August 26, Saturday, 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm. Sabor de Baja White Attire Party and Culinary Competition at the Rosarito Beach Hotel garden. Showcasing Baja’s top chefs paired with fine Mexican wines and craft beers. $65. Tickets are limited, and all guests must wear white. Price includes all food and drink pairings, entertainment by Maryam Malak, and a commemorative wine glass. Available at Extreme Hair Salon (cash only), Rosarito Beach Hotel (cash or credit card), and the Mi Casa Supper Club, (cash, check or credit card), or through PayPal at Sabordebaja@gmail.com. Must be 21.  www.facebook.com/SaborDeBaja, 664-609-3459.

August 9. Sunday. 12-7pm. Rosarito XXVI Fish and Seafood Festival — Rosarito Beach Hotel. More than 15 local seafood restaurants. Live music, dancers and singers.

August 15. Saturday. 4pm. Cruz Roja Voluntarios Fundraising Dinner — San Antonio Del Mar. Maryam Malak and Ed Jones in their 1st joint appearance, Raffle, craft beers,  more.

August 15. Saturday. Placido Domingo at Vinedos San Gabriel, Valle de Guadalupe

August 15-16. Saturday-Sunday. Rosarito Surf and Music Festival 2015. By the pier. Still looking for sponsors and bands and exhibitors and vendors of products. Free entry.

August 22. Saturday. Baja Reggae Camping — Papas & Beer

August 21-23. Friday - Sunday. Baja Blues Fest — Rosarito Beach Hotel. Help support local charities. Beachfront gardens of Rosarito Beach Hotel. Ticket packages available, or single day tickets. Friday night and Sunday afternoon jams. Full line-up on Saturday. Outdoors, bring sunscreen, hat, jacket, etc.

August 21 – 23, Friday - Sunday;  Baja Blues Fest.  Friday, 7:00 – 11:00 pm; Saturday, 10:15 am – 8:00 pm; Sunday jam session. Six blues bands featuring Tommy Castro; vendors, food and drinks. 3 day ticket $35 in advance; Saturday only: $30 in advance or $25 at gate. Friday or Sunday tickets, $10 each day. Tickets online at www.bluesfest.org, or at Click-On.Com after June 1. Contact Jackie Alameda for more information or to volunteer. Admin@bajabluesfest.org;  phone: 1-800-520-5471 (US) OR 001-880-520-5471 (MX).

August 26, Saturday, 5:00 – 9:00 pm. Sabor de Baja White Attire Party and Culinary Competition at the Rosarito Beach Hotel garden. Showcasing Baja’s top chefs paired with Mexican wines and craft beers. $65, tickets are limited, and all guests MUST wear white. Price includes all food and drink pairings. entertainment by Maryam Malak. Tickets at Extreme Hair Salon (cash only), Rosarito Beach Hotel (cash or credit card), and the Mi Casa Supper Club during business hours (cash, check or credit card), or through PayPal at Sabordebaja@gmail.com. Must be 21 years of age. Information: www.facebook.com/SaborDeBaja, 664-609-3459.

August 27, Thursday all day. A day at Del Mar horse track. Bus leaves from Rene’s parking lot. $42, includes reserved seating in shade. Required to make $15 in refreshment purchases. Money must be to Dorothy Southern by July 11. Information: email: bdbaja@gmail.com; phone: 1-619-370-6285.

Aug 29. Saturday. 1pm. Arts and Trees 2015 — Revolution Ave., between 9th and 10th, Tijuana. An Urban Festival of music and art, with a focus on DIY (Do It Yourself) creations being displayed and sold. Family friendly and Pet friendly.  No cover.

August 30, Sunday, 9:00 am. “Wateke” Baja Sand and Social. This  year at Los Rocas Resort. Culmination of the sand castle contest and beach games: futbol, basketball, volleyball, surfing and a bike fun ride. Nighttime entertainment, 5:00 pm– 10:00 pm. Donation 50 pesos. www.facebook.com/Wateke Baja Sand. www.flysams4thjulybbq.com or flysams4thjulybbq@gmail.com Reserve a table to guarantee seating in the shade.

August 26 Wednesday The culinary event of the year is always Sabor de Baja, held at the beachfront gardens of the Rosarito Beach Hotel. This annual event always sells out, so get you tickets early. (661) 100 6066 or (858) 240 2360.

Aug 29. Saturday. 1pm. Arts and Trees 2015 — Revolution Ave., between 9th and 10th, Tijuana. An Urban Festival of music and art, with a focus on DIY (do it yourself) creations being displayed and sold. Family friendly and pet friendly. No cover.

August 29-30 Saturday and Sunday. Baja Sand raises money for local charities. Sand sculptures, food, entertainment.Rosarito Beach, north of the Pier.

August 30, Sunday, 9:00 am. “Wateke” Baja Sand and Social. This  year at Los Rocas Resort. Culmination of the sand castle contest and beach games: futbol, basketball, volleyball, surfing and a bike fun ride. Nighttime entertainment, 5:00 pm– 10:00 pm. Donation 50 pesos. www.facebook.com/Wateke Baja Sand.

September 25. Friday. San Diego Padres Fiesta at the Park at Petco Park, San Diego. Presentation of Mexican culture with mariachis, folklorico and flamenco dancers, Lucha Libre Exhibition (yes Luche Libre!!!), Live DJ, and food & drink. Watch the presentation and then stay for the Padres game.

September 26. Saturday. 10 am. Rosarito to Ensenada Bicycle Ride starts on Benito Juarez Blvd, in front of Rosarito Beach Hotel. This family-friendly bike ride is held twice a year. Some ride to compete, but most ride for fun. Big end-of-ride-party in Ensenada.

September 30 to October 3. Wednesday to Saturday. 6th Annual Mariachi & Ballet Folklorico Festival, people’s choice competition and workshops, held at the Rosarito Beach Hotel. The two time Grammy Award winning mariachi divas, workshops, and cocktails with the stars.

October 1-3. 8am. Mariachi y Ballet Folklorico Festival/Workshops. Rosarito Beach Hotel.  6th Annual

October 2-4. Friday-Sunday. EnTijuanaArte Art Event — Cecut, Tijuana  and competitions between U.S. and Mexican mariachis, singing and dancing.  (661) 100 6066 or (858) 240 2360 or Facebook it again. ,