Rosarito Calendar of Events

June 13, 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 Published and unpublished writers welcome!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.

June 14, Tuesday, Rosarito Theatre Guild Annual Membership Meeting and election at the Theatre, 76 Benito Juarez Boulevard. Nominations must be received by June 4. Irene O’Brien, phone 664-631-2447. Experience in marketing, fund raising, set design, theatre, and/or computer skills helpful.

June 15. Wednesday. Payment deadline for Aug 25 Bus Trip to Del Mar Races, $42USD. Contact person: Dorothy Southern.

June 15. Wednesday. Flying Samaritans General Meeting and Bingo.  Susan Smith 661-100-6066 or 858-240-2360 or or Bingo at Oceana Grill at 2pm.

June 16. Thursday. 10am. FRAO breakfast meeting at Rosarito Beach Hotel, breakfast menu available, parking validated.

June 16. Thursday. 10am. FRAO Breakfast Meeting at Rosarito Beach Hotel, breakfast menu available, parking validated.

June 16. Thursday. 5pm. Wateke #4 BajaSand at K42 Bar & Grill, $5 USD

June 16. Thursday. 5pm. Yo Amo Rosarito Business Mixer at Sunio Beach Club, inside Castillos Del Mar, $50 MN

June 16, Thursday, 5:00 pm, Wateke Social Mixer at K-42 Restaurant and Bar. $5 admission gets you free margarita and appetizers 5:00 – 6:00 pm. To support the Baja Sand festival this August. Live entertainment until 10:00 pm. Baja Sand Festival del arte.

June 18. Saturday. 1pm. USBC Potluck at La Maroma Sports Bar, across Benito Juarez from the Burger King. Plat The Oldlywed Game with your host Dorothy Southern. Bring eight servings of your dish; A-I – sides and salads; J-Q – main dishes; R-Z – desserts.  Dorothy Southern at, or US phone 1-619-370-6285.

June 18. Saturday. 4pm. Winefest Valle de Guadalupe 2016 at Vinicola Castillo Ferrer.

 June 23, Thursday, 5:00 pm, the monthly USBC restaurant tour visits Cocina Sylvestri Prime Steak House and Wine Bar at Calafia. Tickets: $20 and must be purchased in advance. Sandy Eddahbi at phone 1-213-787-5091.

June 25. Saturday. Texas Hold ‘em Benefit Poker Tournaments at TBD

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

June 25. Saturday. 7am. Mar Tejeda Surf Memorial Classic at Club Bombay.

June 26. Sunday. 12pm. Best Bartender Contest at Club Iggy’s. Entry fee  $50. to benefit Rosarito Boys and Girls Club. Trophies and awards. General Admission  $3.00. A percentage of all drink purchases and general admission sales will also benefit the Rosarito Boys and Girls Club

June 29. Wednesday. Ladies Let’s Lunch at Almazara in Valle de Guadalupe. Contact Bo Bendana.

June 29. Wednesday. 1pm. Bingo at El Pescador to benefit Cruz Roja Primotapia.

June 30. Thursday. Chocolate Mousse Fluff-Off at K42 Pub and Grill. Blind tasting. 5 local chefs competing. $20  and a glass of wine included. Tickets available from any of the competing restaurants or from any Friend of Casa Hogar Jazmin Elizabeth. Many raffle prizes. Danielle Williams.

June 30, July 1, 7, & 8, Thursdays and Fridays, 7:00 pm. and July 2, 3, 9, & 10, Saturdays and Sundays, 2:00 pm, Rosarito Theatre Guild presents The Taffetas, a musical comedy $25. 20% discount on your meal at Susanna’s Restaurante when booking these performances., phone: 664-609-3451.

July 1 to 3. Friday to Sunday. 8th Clamato and Ceviche Festival at Playas de Tijuana. Gloria Niebla  664 232 2568.

July 2. Saturday. Boy George and the Culture Club kicks off the celebration by opening up the brand new 6,000 seat amphitheater at BajaMar.  664-104-7021  664-104-7024.

July 2. Saturday. 2pm. Tijuana Street Food + Craft Beer.  3 street food stops + 3 Tijuana craft brewery visits + tastings + traditional mezcal service onboard + RT transportation in a private, chauffeured vehicle.


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. Yolanda Ortiz  619-709-9503.

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 2. Saturday. 4 to 11pm. 4th Annual 4th of July Celebration at  Campo Rene’s to benefit Cruz Roja Rosarito. Overlooking the beach, free. Live DJ, music, food, mariachis, fireworks, raffle.

July 3. Sunday. Annual July 4 BBQ and fireworks show, presented by the Flying Samaritans. Food, music, annual fundraiser. $8. Fireworks off the pier at the Rosarito Beach Hotel Gardens Benefiting the Flying Samaritans clinics. Food, raffels, entertainment, fireworks. VIP seating $15; General seating $8.; MX – 661-100-6066; US – 1-858-240-2360.

July 4. Monday. 5pm. Three Month Toy Drive Begins! - Christmas in July! Organize a party or potluck and ask each guest to bring an unwrapped toy for children in group home. We pick up. Marilyn Widd.

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

July 7 - 10, Thursday  Sunday, The Taffetas at Rosarito Theatre Guild. Evenings and matinees.

July 22. Friday. Mexicali en la Playa — Rosarito will be crowded, as bad as during Spring Break.

July 23. Saturday. 3pm. Fundraising concert for La Mision Children’s Fund at La Salina Cantina, with Strawberry Alarm Clock, Wanted, and the Baja Sand Dogs. $20 USD advance $25 at door.

July 27, Wednesday, 5:00 pm, Wateke Social Mixer at the Alley Bar, on Calle Tijuana, down from Electra in Rosarito. Victor Loza’s birthday! $5 admission gets you free margarita and appetizers 5:00 – 6:00 pm. Supports Baja Sand festival in August. Live entertainment until 10:00 pm. Baja Sand Festival del arte.

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 17, Wednesday, 8:30 am – 4:00 pm, Introduction to acting class beginning to intermediate at the Rosarito Theatre Guild, on the boulevard behind Comex. Ages 12 – adult. Covers speaking, movement on stage, the script, developing expressions and gestures, interpretation and more. Advance payment required. Members: $25, non-embers $30.00, youth 12 – 17: $20, or phone: MX: 661-119-9214, US: 1-619-356-6454.

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

August 20 to 21. Saturday to Sunday. 4th Annual Rootstock - Baja Reggae Camping and music fest

August 25. Thursday. Dorothy Southern Bus Trip to Del Mar Races, $42 USD

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 – 25, 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.

September 24. Saturday. 10am. Rosarito to Ensenada Bike Ride.  50 mile bike ride along the ocean and up through the hills toward the wine country, and  into the seaport of Ensenada.

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

October 9, Sunday, Second Annual Tecate to Ensenada Bike Race/Ride through the wine country.  Registration $50 through July 3, $80 race day. Prizes by age class.

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 for Friends of the Library.