Rosarito Calendar of Events

August 8, 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 Sunday 2:00 – 4:00 pm at the IMAC Central Park (behind the Banamex on Juarez) Dancing for seniors, open to the public of all ages. Free. Salsa and merengue (among others) tunes designed to not throw out a hip. For information (in Spanish only) Rosarito

Every Sunday – 2:00 – 7:00 pm, Community Potluck at the Alley Bar, down the road from Electra in Rosarito. Free hot dogs. Bring any dish.

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) 2:00 – 4:00 pm, Flying Samaritans Bingonow at Rene’s casino. on Blvd. Benito Juarez, KM 28. Six different games. Great prizes, food and drink specials, plus casino promotion. All to benefit the Flying Samaritans.;, MX phone: 661-100-6066; US phone: 1-858-240-2360.

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 Published and unpublished writers welcome!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. 8.30am. 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 Saturday, 10:00 am at IMAC Central park. Chess for all ages. Learn, practice, compete. For information (in Spanish only) Rosarito.

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 10.  Pet Portraits at Bullies Patisserie. Deadline to submit payment and a close-up photograph Aug 8. $30 USD,

August 11. Roja 41st Annual Fashion Show and Hat Parade, and Boutique Sale at Rosarito Beach Hotel.

August 11, Thursday, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm, 41st annual Cruz Roja Fashion Show at the Rosarito Beach Hotel, featuring hat parade and live fashion auction, plus the ever-popular boutique (10:00 – 12:00 and 4:00 – 5:00).  $20 tickets available from any board member and the Rosarito Thrift Store. Includes luncheon. Prizes for neat hats. Cruz Roja Voluntarios de Rosarito, or Paul 661-612-3455.

August 13 & 14, Rosarito Beach Surf and Music Festival 2016 at Playa del Muelle. Surfing competitions, food, and multi-band entertainment both days. August 12 to 14. Friday to Sunday. 5th Anniversary Party for The Lighthouse Sports Bar and Restaurant in La Mision.

August 12 to 14. Friday to Sunday Hot Air Balloon Festival at Hotel Paraiso Las Palmas, Ensenada. Music, food and culture and the spectacular "Noche Magica", along with a parade on the main drag.August 13.  Clean-Up, BBQ and Sleep-Over at All the Pretty Horses of Baja, Rescues and Rides. August 13-14. Surf & Music Festival by the pier. August 13, Saturday, Baja Sand Meet and Greet at CEART, w/the artists at CEART, across the toll-road from Bada Bing.

September 14 – 18, Wednesday through Sunday, Rosarito Beach 20th SCORE Desert Challenge. Racing Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Volunteers needed.

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 17.  Technology: Past, Present and Future at Rosarito CEART, Free. Let’s go, all you technophobes, you have a lot to learn.

August 18. Amo Rosarito Business and Social Mixer at Sunio Beach Club, inside Castillos Del Mar. $50 MN.

August 18. Thursday. 5pm. Yo Amo Rosarito Business and Social Mixer at Sunio Beach Club, inside Castillos Del Mar. $50 pesos.

August 19 -21, Friday through Sunday, 5th annual Baja Blues Fest at the Rosarito Beach Hotel. Backwater Blues Band, John Nemeth, Coco Montoya, and many more. Friday jam session meet and greet, 7:00 – 11:00 pm, $20; Saturday Blues Fest, gates open at 10:00, $25 in advance/a little more at the gate; Sunday jam session, 1:00 pm, $10. Best deal is three-day ticket in advance: $45.; Tickets also at the Hotel or at ClickOn, 44.4 on the free road.

August 20. Saturday. USBC BBQ for paid members at Leo’s. RSVP to Judy Westphal.

August 20. Art Fair & Bazaar -Bajamar Whale Watch

August 20, Saturday, 1:00 pm, USBC free members BBQ  Leo’s Restaurant, KM 50, north of Quenca Lechera exit. Karaoke begins at 2:00. If you are not yet a member, come to the BBQ and join! Reservations required by August 13.; phone: MX: 661-614-

August 24, Wednesday, 5:00 pm, USBC’s monthly restaurant tour to California Fresh; on the boulevard across from El Nido. $15, cash only in advance. Sandy Eddhabi:

August 27 to midnight. Eats at the Tijuana Fair. Annual Tijuana fair edition of Turista Libre's street eats tour, in which we cap our regular torta-taco-tostada itinerary with dessert and rides at the Feria Tijuana in Parque Morelos. Includes roundtrip border transportation, courses at each restaurant and fair admission. Meet up in San Ysidro at 4 p.m., with an estimated return to the border at midnight. and more info at

August 24. Wednesday. USBC restaurant tour at California Fresh, across from El Nido, on Benito Juarez Blvd. Parking i behind California Fresh. $15 USD for a special 3 course meal avalable exclusively for USBC Members.

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

August 26. Friday. 6pm. VIP Dinner Under the Stars for Baja Sand 2016. $700 pesos or $45 USD. Mingle with international sand castle artists, dine under the stars, among the sand figures, enjoy dinner, folkloric dance groups, chorus line, bossa & blues).

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 10. Saturday. Launch Party for Gorgeous Women of Baja at Rosarito Theatre Guild

September 17. Saturday. 8am. Beach Clean-Up Day at various locations. Make a team with your friends, or just show up, and be assigned to a team, where you can make new friends.

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

September 16 and 17, Friday and Saturday 10 am, Pat’s Pub-N-Tub South of the Border Golf Weekend. Real del Mar $25. Bajamar: $86. US 1-619-810-7666, or US 1-714-269-0920.

September 24, Saturday, 10:00 am, USBC’s monthly restaurant tour to Rancho Las Ilusiones.  Save the date. More info to follow.

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

November 27 to December 9. Copper Canyon Tour, including 13 days, plus 27 meals plus 14 sights plus Transportation plus Total Package. Reserve your spot today! or or 686-230-9933.

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.