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. Carmen Dominguez, 661-612-3659.

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. Susan Smith, 661-100-6066, U.S. 858-240-2360.

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. 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. Rosie Pena, 664-976-0613, U.S. 619-621-0292.

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.

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. Judy Westphal, 661-614-1113.

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.

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. Grupo Gringo English AA. Av. Mar Mediterraneo #16 (2 blocks east of Las Brisas Hotel). 10am Sun., Mon., & Thurs., 6pm Tues., Wed., & Fri., 3pm Sat. Closed women’s meeting 10am Wed. Al-Anon meeting 10am Tues. Info at 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. 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: Free.

June 18. Thursday. Business and social mixer Sunio Beach Club, inside of Castillos Del Mar, Km29, just south of pink and purple hotel, 5-9 pm. $50 pesos. Appetizers and live entertainment. Bring your business cards. Raffle and Guest Exhibitors. This will also be the official summer opening of the Sunio Beach Club.

June 19, Friday, 7:00 pm. Classical guitar recital performed by the students of the Escuela de Musica del Noroeste (EMNO). Gallery of the ICBC. 2004 Jose Haros St Aguilar, in Villa Turistica. 661-612-6760. Free.

June 19-21. Friday - Sunday. Live Music, Art and Food Show, Sunio Beach Club, Castillos del Mar

June 20. Saturday. 1pm. USBC Potluck w/ Las Vegas and Wedding Vow Renewal Theme — La Maroma Sports Bar Elvis Presley and Frank Sinatra are rumored to be coming

June 20. Saturday. Fathers’ Day Blues Show by Hola Soy Lola — Kabaco by the Sea

June 19-21 Friday and Saturday. All My Friends, Live Music Show at Sunio Beach Club, which is inside Castillos del Mar, Km 29.5 on the free toad.

June 20 Saturday. 1pm. USBC Potluck with Las Vegas theme at La Maroma Sports Bar, on Benny Juraez at the toll road.

June 21. Sunday. 8am. Tecate to Ensenada Bike Race. A fun bike ride goes from the city of Tecate to the city of Ensenada totallying 73miles. You will climb almost 4000 feet with 4 major hills.

June 21, Sunday, 9:00 am. Misa de Mariachi benefit for the future Tijuana Cathedral. Tickets are limited.  664-607-3775;

June 21, Sunday, 4:00 – 7:30 pm. Celebrate Father’s Day with the Los Sonidos del Mariachi, and the Ballet Folklorico Pasion Mexicana. Featuring Mariachi Femenil, Las Colibri, Mariachi Garibaldi with Jaime Cuellar. Tickets online:, or 664-688-1080.

June 21 Summer Solstice, first day of summer, longest day of the year.

June 25-28, Thursday – Sunday;  Thursday, Friday, Saturday: 7:00 pm; Sunday, 2:00 pm.  The Rosarito Theatre Guild presents Master Class by Terrence McNally; winner of the 2014 Tony award for best play. Members $12.00, non-members: $15.00. Buy at the theatre box office or via PayPal at , or 664-609-3451.

June 26, Friday, 5:00 pm. Poetry Reading “Poetas por Ayotzinapa”, at Balam Café in the Pueblo Plaza across from Susanna’s.  ICBC: 661-612-6760.  Free.

June 26 Take your dog to work day

June 27 Saturday. 2:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m Rosarito Beer Fest. Benito Juárez Blvd in front of the Festival Fiesta Hotel $125 pesos.

June 27. Saturday. 10am. Mex Volleyball International — Papas and Beer. The summer beach activities really start to heat up with this International Beach Volleyball Competition.

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. 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 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.

July 4, Saturday, 5:00 – 11:00 pm, Fourth of July celebration at Rene’s, benefitting the Cruz Roja. DJ, mariachi, fireworks, face painting, raffle. Information:, or 1-619-709-9503. Free.

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.

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 Tour

July 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:

40 mile race and 20 mile fun ride. Info

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

August 7, Friday noon – 4:00 PM. Cruz Roja 40th Anniversary Fashion Show. Calafia ballroom. $20 donation, advance tickets. Mary Moreno, 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 Must be 21., 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, or at Click-On.Com after June 1. Contact Jackie Alameda for more information or to volunteer.;  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 Must be 21 years of age. Information:, 664-609-3459.

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. Baja Sand. or 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.

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. 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.