Rosarito Calendar of Events

May 16, 2016 Edition


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 Monday 10am Vinyasa Yoga with Phillip (YogaMon) Aldana at Las Gaviotas Clubhouse

Every Monday, 11:30 am – 1:00 pm, Beginning Spanish at Club Marena clubhouse, taught by Susana Schinkel. $6 donation.

Every Monday, 10:45 am, duplicate bridge at the Baja Gold Bridge Club, KM 42 on Tijuana Ensenada Libre at the Rosarito Beach Christian Church.

Every Monday, 1:00 – 2:30 pm, Advanced Spanish reading/comprehension class at Club Marena clubhouse, taught by Susana Schinkel. $6 donation.

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 Tuesday and Thursday. 10am. Pilates mat class at Las Gaviotas Clubhouse. $6 UDS per class.  Bring a yoga mat and  hand towel. Instructor is Terri Van De Sande

Every Tuesday. 830am. Board Meeting for Yo Amo Rosarito at the Corona Plaza Hotel. See what events are under consideration or volunteer to help plan and run upcoming events. Great way to become involved with you community.

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 Wednesday 11:30 am – 1:00 pm, Intermediate Spanish class at Club Marena clubhouse, taught by Susana Schinkel. $6 donation.

Every Wednesday, 1:00 – 2:30 pm. Intermediate Spanish Conversation class at Club Marena clubhouse, taught by Susana Schinkel. $6 donation.

Every Wednesday, 12:00 pm. Writer’s Workshop at Eden Restaurant, (next to Cruz Roja Thrift Store). Published and unpublished writers welcome! Bring samples (3-7 pages) of your work to share.   Marsh Cassady:

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.

Every second and last Wednesday, 1:00 – 3:00 pm Cruz Roja Primo Tapia Bingo at El Pescador Restaurant, km 44, (just north of Puerto Nuevo). Raising money for an ambulance in Primotapia.

Every 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 Wednesday, 12:00 pm. Writer’s Workshop at Eden Restaurant, (next to Cruz Roja Thrift Store). Published and unpublished writers welcome! Bring samples (3-7 pages) of your work to share. For more information, contact Marsh Cassady:

Every Thursday. 830am. Local Board of Realtors (APIR) meets at Oceana Grill. If you are a Realtor in Baja, or  thinking about it, meet  Realtors to network with. Good place for buyers or sellers to find a Realtor

Every Third Thursday. 10 am. 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. Usually about 10 am. Different speakers brought in to inform or address issues of concern to foreigners living in Mexico.

Every Friday. 4pm.  Spanish class main library, by IMAC, in Abelardo Rodriguez park behind BanaMex. Beginner level class with Sylvia. Free but donation appreciated.

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 Saturday 10am Vinyasa Yoga with Phillip (YogaMon) Aldana at Club Marena Clubhouse

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.

Saturdays in Tijuana – 12:30 pm, Free walking tours of downtown Tijuana. Meet under the clock monument on Avenida Revolucion. Wear comfy shoes and clothing. Pay attention to the weather forecast for the area. Bring fluids. Estimated walking time is 90 minutes.

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.

May 17, Tuesday, 10:00 am, Rosarito Cultural Center CEART presents a collection of documentaries produced by children. CEART multimedia room. Free. www.facebook/ CEART Playas de Rosarito.

May 19, Thursday, 7:00 pm, Ranchero  piano concert  at CEART Cultural Center. 100 pesos. Playas de Rosarito.

May 19 – 22, Thursday to Sunday, the Baja California Furniture Show at the Baja California Convention Center off the toll road in north Rosarito. Free. See the best examples of Mexican hand-crafted furniture from Jalisco and Baja. or; phone: 01-800-087-2326; email:

May 19. Thursday. 5pm. Yo Amo Rosarito Business Mixer at Sunio Beach Club, 50 pesos.

May 20, Friday, 9:00 am. Dog Beach Run at the Rosarito Beach hotel pier. Two races: 100-meter race for large breed dogs, and 50-meter race for the little guys. Each dog must have a collar and leash, and be accompanied by a handler 13 years of age or older. Registration $3.00  at participating vets, or online at, or come one hour early for on-site registration. Certificates to all, and prizes to the winners.

May 20, Friday, 7:00 pm,  Orchestra of Baja California plays at CEART Cultural Center. Free. Playas de Rosarito.

May 20, Friday,  Rosarito Art Fest at CEART Cultural Center. Playas de Rosarito.

May 20, Friday, 8:00 pm, CEART Cultural Center Photographic Exhibit focusing on the beauty of Rosarito Beach. Cultural Center. Free. Playas de Rosarito.

May 20, Friday, 8:45 pm, CEART Cultural Center. Exhibition “Accomplices,” paintings of the Rosarito Art Fest artists through the years. CEART Gallery. Free Playas de Rosarito.

May 21, Saturday,  2:00, 4:00 and 6:00 pm, CEART Cultural Center, Allegro Academy of Music piano recital. Free Playas de Rosarito.

May 21, Saturday, 7:00 pm,  CEART Cultural Center, Contemporary Dance Recital featuring body poetry. Free. Playas de Rosarito.

May 21. Saturday. 1pm. USBC Potluck Lunch at La Maroma Sports Bar, across from Burger King. Each person bring enough to serve at least eight people.May 22. Sunday. 9am. Run with your Dog on the Beach. Come to the pier with your dog, and meet other dogs and dog-lovers.

May 22, Sunday, 5:00 pm, CEART Cultural Center, Tiko’s Big Jazz Band concert. Free Playas de Rosarito.

May 23. Monday. California voter registration deadline for June 7 primary.

May 24, Tuesday, 10:00 am, Rosarito Cultural Center CEART Collection of documentaries produced by children. Free www.facebook/ CEART Playas de Rosarito.

May 25, Wednesday, 6:30 pm, CEART Cultural Center, Youth Piano Recital. Free. Playas de Rosarito.

May 25, Wednesday, 4:00 pm, Book signing and Auction at Susanna’s Restaurant. Bunny Tavares’ new book, “County Hoover and the Black Swan”. Proceeds to Hearts of Baja Children’s Homes Network.  Marilyn 442-400-2309.

May 28 to 29. Saturday to Sunday. La Mision Anniversary Community Party.

June 3. Friday. Susanna’s Pairing Luncheon for Baja Scholarship Foundation at Susanna’s Restaurant in Rosarito Beach. $40 USD prepaid only. Support 48 istudents. ; phone: 661-613-1187.

June 3 to July 4. San Diego County Fair, Del Mar. Closed Mondays, except July 4.

June 4. Saturday. Hidden Gardens of Rosarito Tour — by Friends of the Library.

June 7. Tuesday. California primary election day

June 10. Friday. 9am. Cruz Roja Wine Valley Tour, from Rene’s $55 USD

June 10 – 12, Friday – Sunday, Baja Sand Playa Fest at the Rosarito Beach Hotel. A pre-event to the annual Baja Sand Festival. Food, entertainment, prizes. Ticket for all three days: $25. Friday: Jazz, Blues, Wine & Cheese, $15.00; Saturday: Classic Rock and Pop, Spanish, $6.00; Sunday, Salsa and Merengue, $10.00.

June 16, Sunday, 12:00 pm. Rosarito’s Best Bartender Competition at Club Iggy’s at the beach. Contestants will be judged on speed, taste, presentation and pizzazz. Entry fee $50 US,  proceeds to the Rosarito Boys and Girls Club. General admission is $3.00 US. Includes live music and drink specials. Rosarito’s Best Bartender 2016.

June 18. Saturday. 4pm. Winefest Valle de Guadalupe 2016.

June 25 to 26. Saturday to Sunday. International Beach Volleyball Tournament — Papas and Beer. Free.

July 2, Saturday, afternoon-evening; Fourth of July celebration at Campo Rene’s (behind Rene’s spiffy new casino, formerly the run down cru mmy  Rene’s bar. KM 28 on free road) to benefit the Cruz Roja Rosarito hospital and ambulance service. More info to follow.

July 2, Saturday, 7:00 pm concert featuring the Beatles and The Rolling Stones cover bands to benefit DIF Rosarito.  Tickets at Roma pharmacies. 661-612-6077 or 661-612-6082. Venue to be announced.

July 3. Sunday. Annual July 4 BBQ and fireworks show, presented by the Flying Samaritans. Food, music, annual fundraiser.

July 4. Monday. 5 to 11pm. Campo Rene 4th of July Extravaganza. More later.

July 28, Saturday, 4:00 pm. Documentary: “Cozumel, a paradise in the Mayan Caribbean,” A documentary about the riches of Cozumel Island. In the multimedia tent of the Rosarito Art Fest. Free.

July 28, Saturday, 5:00 pm, “Bright Land,” a documentary showing the spirit and creative capacity of three artisans living in Rosarito.Multimedia tent of the Rosarito Art Fest; free.

August 5 to 21. Friday to Sunday. Olympic Games from Rio de Janeiro. Not broadcast by either Televisa or Azteca.

August 19 to 21. Friday to Sunday. Baja Blues Fest at the Rosarito Beach Hotel.

August 26 to 28. Friday to Sunday. Baja sand castle gala 2016 at Rosarito Beach Hotel, north of pier. Sand sculpture featuring international sand castle artists and amateurs too. Dinner and show outdoors, two days of music, dance, art exhibits and food, and of course, the completed sand sculptures. Takes them up to two weeks to build each piece. Free

August 31. Wednesday. 6pm. Sabor de Baja. All-white attire requested for thefancy party at the beachfront gardens of the Rosarito Beach Hotel. Pairings of some of the best local chefs with local wines.

September 4. Sunday. Fandango in La Mision, for the benefit of BECA scholarships.

September 23 – 35, Friday through Saturday, Playas de Rosarito Sister Cities International Convention and Conference at the Puerto Nuevo Hotel  in Puerto Nuevo. Workshops, social gatherings, and more. Meet delegates from Rosarito’s Sister Cities around the world. Information:; email:; phone: 661-614-9600, extension 1080.

October 1. Saturday. Fundraising event for Baja California Spay and Neuter Foundation.

October 12 to 15. Wednesday to Sunday. 7th Annual Int’l Mariachi y Ballet Folklorico Festival at Rosarito Beach Hotel. Three days of workshops for voice, instruments and dance, followed by concerts on Friday on Saturday nights. Mariachi Mass on Sunday. Family-friendly event. Tickets prices for all budgets.

October 16. Sunday. Cruz Roja Soup’s On

October 28. Friday. Susanna’s pairing luncheon at Susanna’s Restaurant in Rosarito Beach. Benefit Baja Scholarship Foundation. $40 USD prepaid only.

Pearl Harbor Day. Wednesday. Flying Samaritans Luncheon/White Elephant Gift Exchange at Las Rocas.

December 9 to December 10. Friday to Saturday. Cruz Roja Rosarito Thrift Store: Annual Christmas Sale, 9am-5pm

December 10. Saturday. Holiday Home Tour