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. 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.

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: 40 mile race and 20 mile fun ride. Info

July 20-22. Monday-Wednesday. Premios de Los Calles. Mexican Music Awards, various styles. Bombay Club AND Rosarito Beach Hotel. First time outside of Los Angeles. Red-carpet event. 20 nominees will be performing. Tickets available for $10, $20 and $35 US  available at Roma Farmacias. Info on groups appearing, contact Gina Rosales vía e-mail or call 619 248 4428.

July 23. Thursday. 3pm. Las Rocas Hotel, Km 35.5 on free road. Presentation on  emergency response watch. Push a button and get a paramedic. Free snacks! RSVP 01-800-030-0070 or 661-612-9090.July 25. Saturday. 830am. 12Km Family Hike — Meseta El Palmar 661-850-1614 Approximately 4 hours. $50 pesos for parking and bathroom use.

July 24. Friday. 6pm. Papas and Beer 32nd Anniversary w/ Space Theme — Rosarito. Table reservations Cel. (661)110-3246

July 25. Saturday. 2pm. 7th Annual Opera by the Sea — Parque Abelardo Rodriguez, by the Library, behind the BanaMex FREE admission

July 25. Saturday. 6pm. San Diego presents 43 artists and musicians for the missing 43 protestors in Ayotzinapa. Casa de la Raza, Balboa Park, San Diego. Music by: Cruz Radical (Tijuana), Jahlan (Mexicali), Angel Lita (San Diego), Cumbia Machin (San Diego).

July 30. Thursday. 5-10pm. Volunteer organizational meeting for Baja Sand at Paradise Cove, Km 36, Organizers of the 2015 Baja Sand Festival invite you to hear about volunteer opportunities for the Big Event.  Food and entertainment at this meeting.

July 25. Saturday. 5pm. Baja Cowboys Rockin’ Summer Concert Under the Stars — Ruben’s Palm Grill, Primo Tapia. Dinner: 5-7pm (sold separately at venue). Concert: 7:00 to 9:30pm  After Party Jam: 9:30 to 11pm. Tickets with a variety of packages. A portion of this concert’s proceeds goes to benefit All the Pretty Horses.

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.  Sign up sheets are at the Cantina. $20.00 team entry fee. Cooking starts at 11:00 & judging @ 3:00. Raffle to benefit the local food bank and La Mision Children’s Fund.

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

 August 1, Saturday, 12:00 – 5:00 pm; Baja Glass Art Studio and Gallery at Calafia Hotel is hosting a literary art event featuring readings by Alice Donenfeld Vernoux and Winfred Morice. Free. Information: Jose: 661-613-2244 or Lee: 661-613-2146.

August 1. Saturday. 12-6pm. The Best of Baja at the Big Bay — Embarcadero Park North, San Diego. Promotion from 5 Baja cities showcasing Baja culture.  Baja food, entertainment, ourism attractions and infrastructure will be highlighted. Free food and drink. Presented by the Baja California Tourism Authority and the Port of San Diego. Contact Martha Ofelia, 664 628 6125

August 6. Thursday. 5-10 pm. Wateke Fiesta and Fundraiser #3 for Baja Sand. Location pending. Hear about opportunities to get involved, enjoy great food and great performers

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, 12:00 – 7:00 PM. Rosarito Sea Food Festival at Rosarito Beach Hotel. 15+ Rosarito area sea food restaurants represented.  Live music, folk dancers, singers, raffle.; phone: 661-612-0396 or 612-0700.

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. Saturday. 12pm-12am. Food Truck and Beer Fest Rosarito 2015 — Hotel Festival Plaza. Gourmet food trucks, craft beers and live music. August 15-16. Saturday-Sunday. Rosarito Surf and Music Festival 2015 — by the pier. Need sponsors, need bands, need exhibitors and vendors of products. Free entry. Contact 619-581-7121 or 661-106-4812 or

August 15-16. Saturday-Sunday. 11am-3pm. Latin Food Fest Broadway Pier, San Diego. The 3rd annual Latin Food Fest grande tasting is an all-inclusive Latin food, wine and spirits tasting journey to the Caribbean, Central and South America, Mexico, Portugal and Spain. Must be over 21

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 22. Saturday. Baja Reggae Camping — Papas & Beer

August 26, Wednesday, 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.

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.  $65.

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:; 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.

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. Build sand castles to raise money for local charities. Sand sculptures, food, entertainment.Rosarito Beach, north of the Pier.Also beach games: soccer, basketball, volleyball, surfing and a bike fun ride. Nighttime entertainment. 50 pesos. Baja Sand. or Reserve a table to guarantee seating in the shade.

August 30, Sunday, 9:00 am. “Wateke” Baja Sand and Social. At Rosarito Beach Hotel. 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.

Oct 8-12 Baja Culinary Fest — Tijuana, stay tuned for more info.

Oct 14-18 Tijuana Tequila Expo Festival — Tijuana, stay tuned for more info.

Oct 31 October-1 November. Saturday-Sunday. KatrinaFest — IMAC Park, Rosarito,