Rosarito Calendar of Events

Starting September 7th, 2015


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 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 Published and unpublished writers welcome!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 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. 1pm. Writer’s Workshop. Eden Restaurant, behind Waldo’s and Cruz Roja Thrift Shop in central Rosarito. Learning, sharing, supporting and networking. Bring samples of your work

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 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 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.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 Bea1ch 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.

September 11 to 12. Friday to Saturday. XIII MIDNIGHT MADNESS — Rosarito Racquet & Gym at the Rosarito Beach Hotel.

September 12. Saturday. 11am. Painting With Janine — Charly’s Place. Beginners to advanced, and anything in between.

September 12. Saturday. Noon to 6pm. San Diego Crab and Sushi Festival — Liberty Station in Point Loma, San Diego. $150 includes entrance into the V.I.P. area next to stage, All-you-can-eat crab legs and sushi, 5 drink tickets (2 cocktails, 3 beer or wine), Crab fest tee shirt and sunglasses. Entrance to the after party at the Portuguese Hall. (limited 200 tickets). $75 includes entrance and crab meal, 1 pound of crab legs and choice of 1 of 3 sushi rolls, 2 beer or wine drink tickets (limited 400 tickets). Live music.

September 17. Thursday. 5 to 10pm. Business and Social Mixer at Sunio Beach Club, inside Castillos Del Mar, Km 28.5 on free road Tijuana to Ensenada. Preceded at 4pm by a special presentation from U. S. Consulate personnel.

September 18 to 19. Friday to Saturday. 11th International TJ Beer Fest, including performance by Hola Soy Lola on Friday, September 18. Estadio Caliente.

September 19. Saturday. Beach Clean-Up — Rosarito Shores, Club de Ninos y Ninas, 8am. Come with a team of family, friends, neighbors or workers. Or come by yourself and get teamed up with others. Make new friends while helping to keep the beaches clean. Bring sunscreen, hat, gloves, water, etc...

September 18-20. Friday to Sunday. The Smell of the Kill at Rosarito Theater Guild, downtown Rosarito. Matinee on Sunday at 2pm. Friday and Saturday performances are at 7pm.

September 18, Friday, 10:00 am. Pat’s Pub-n-Tub 3rd Annual South of the Border Golf weekend at Tijuana Country Club. $52 (includes green fees and cart) Reservations suggested.Welcome Party at Bobby’s By The Sea at 5:00 pm. (KM 43 Rosarito-Ensenada Libre).  Information: or Bobby’s By the Sea: 1-714-269-0920 or 1-619-810-7666. MX: 661-614-1135.

 September 19, Saturday,9: 00 am. Pat’s Pub-n-Tub golf weekend continues at Bajamar Golf Course. $130 includes green fees, cart, beverages, early breakfast, tee prizes,  T-shirt, and after-party. Includes Fast Pass return. Followed by Tiki Party at Bobby’s By the Sea at 5:00 pm. Fun, food, Mariachi band. Non-golfing guests: $20 for party.  Bobby’s By the Sea: 1-714-269-0920 or 1-619-810-7666. MX: 661-614-1135.

September 19, Saturday, 1:00pm. USBC monthly pot luck at La Maroma celebrating Mexican Independence Day.. Free to members who bring a Mexican food item. Prizes for best Mexican outfit and best Mexican item/ornament brought. Also, an “elefante blanco” (white elephant) exchange.  Information: Tila Ortiz: 661-850-9531 or

September 19, Saturday, 8:00 am – 12:00 pm, Let’s Save the Beach! At Rosarito Shores.

September 24, Thursday, 5:00 pm USBC Restaurant Tour to Claudius Winery, Rosarito’s only winery; 3722 Sharp Blvd (off the free road near the Sharp building).Three course dinner accompanied by wines, and tour: $15. (Tip not included).  RSVP by September 21. Seating is limited. Sandi Eddahbi at

September 23. Wednesday. Advanced Acting Class at Rosarito Theater Guild, downtown Rosarito.

September 24-27. Thursday to Sunday. Trip to Tequila, Mexico. Arrangements being made by Scot Richardson of Once Upon a Time in Rosarito.

September 24, Thursday, 11:00 AM, Friends of the Library Texas Hold ‘Em poker tournament. Doors open at 10:00 am. Reservations Required! New location at Mi Casa Supper Club in San Antonio Del Mar.Go to $30 buy-in. 48 player max. Information: Dave Merino, MX: 664-904-3106 or US: 1-619-800-7941.

September 25-27. Friday to Sunday. The Smell of the Kill at Rosarito Theater Guild. downtown Rosarito. Matinee on Sunday at 2pm. Friday and Saturday performances are at 7pm.Cines Rio building, 76 Benito Juarez Blvd, Rosarito. Members: $12; Non-members: $15. Tickets through PayPal (credit cards) or at the box office (cash). Information: a

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.

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

October 7, Flying Sams monthly luncheon, The Great Cookie Wars. More later.

October 18, Soup’s On, Cruz Roja benefit luncheon. More later

October 24, Baja Spay and Neuter Event. More later

October 28, Directing Class at Rosarito Theatre. More later.

November 19, Friends of the Library Texas Hold ‘Em Poker Tournament. More later.

November 20 & 21, Cruz Roja Damas Christmas Bazaar. More later

December 2, Flying Sams monthly luncheon, White Elephant Gift Exchange. More later

December 5, Friends of the Library Holiday Home Tou. More later

December 5 Saturday, 6:00 pm USBC Holiday Ball at Rosarito Beach Hotel. $30 per person (tables of 8 or 10 available). Music by Pachuco Blues. Rose Dillon: 661-120-4491.; Annie Saravera: