Rosarito Calendar of Events

April 18, 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 Published and unpublished writers welcome!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 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 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.

April 9, Saturday, noon, Chicken BBQ  for the kids of Rancho de Los Ninos at the home of Les and Marilyn Widd in Plaza del Mar. Fundraiser for the Hearts of Baja Children’s Homes Network. Donations accepted for bags of chicken needed for the home.  Marilyn Widd at or online at Hearts of Baja Childrens Homes Network.

April 19. Tuesday. 12 to 3pm. Painting with Janine — Charly’s bar/restaurant on the free road. $30 covers art supplies.

April 21. Thursday. 2pm. Tea & Treasures at Mi Casa Supper. Club/Red Cross Fundraising event. Rosy Pena, Gabi at Extreme Salon or at Mi Casa, San Antonio del Mar.

April 21. Thursday. 5pm. Yo Amo Rosarito business mixer at Sunio Beach Club, inside Castillos Del Mar, $3.50 USD.

April 21. Thursday. 10am. Monthly FRAO Meeting, Rosarito Beach Hotel, Salon Quixote, parking validation, breakfast menu is available for purchase.

April 21-24 The play Patsy Cline pressented each night.

April 22. Friday. 10am. Chronic Illness - How Do We Cope? North La Fonda Restaurant. Presented by Dr. Janene Caracaus of Sunset Medical, in La Mision.

April 22. Friday. 930 am. Grand Opening of Club de Ninos y Ninas de Rosarito. Behind the HiSense factory (used to be SHARP) in Colonia Lucia Blanco. 600 at-risk youths will have a safe place for after school.

April 22 to 24. Friday to Sunday. XV Midnight Madness Rosarito Racquetball Tournament — Rosarito Beach Hotel. Benefits the Boys and Girls Club. Includes buffet, karaoke contest. $250 M.N Singles C Friday 22 Apr. 7pm

Doubles Sat. 23. B/C @ 1pm. Open/A @ 6pm.

April 23. Saturday. Hike & Bike (& Wine) Day — Valle de Guadalupe, km47.

April 23. Saturday. 9am. Los Vinos en Primavera - Partybus TJ Trip to Ruta del Vino. The Wines in Spring 2016 Bus to Tijuana. Reservations  664.622.8362 office and 664.648.4741 cel and whatsapp.

April 21, Thursday, 5:00 – 10:00 pm. Wateke Baja Sand Bonfire at Paradise Cove. Welcome cocktail and appetizers. Entertainment  (including a performance by Zebra Knight) until 10:00 pm. $5.00 or 80 pesos.  Free welcome drink 5:00 -6:00 pm. “Baja Sand”.

April 21 and 22, Thursday and Friday, 7:00 pm and April 23 and 24, Saturday and Sunday, 2:00 pm. The Rosarito Theatre Guild presents An Evening with Patsy Cline at the Historic Cines Rio Theatre, Benito Juarez Blvd. #76. Tickets: $25. email:, or 664-609-3451.

April 22, Friday, 10:00 am, USBC Restaurant Tour does breakfast at Baja Calypso Ocean Bar and Restaurant, KM 38 on the free road. Dining alfresco . Menu: coffee, OJ, and choice of eggs Benedict, shrimp and crab omelet, or Django omelet, and a special Moroccan breakfast treat for dessert, all for $10.  Sandy Eddahbi

April 23, Saturday, 10:30 am, Classy Bag Affair benefiting the Baja Scholarship Foundation at Dos Lagos Restaurant in Bajamar, KM 77.5 off the toll road. 10:30 am, Champagne greeting; silent auction 10:30 – 12:30; luncheon buffet at noon; 1:00 live auction starts. $45 per person, pre-payment only!; or donate using PayPal at

April 24. Sunday. 5pm. Bonnie Kilroe Meet & Greet for Rosarito Theater Guild Angels. This exclusive event is for VIPs only. For more information on the Angels program,  contact the Rosarito Theater Guild directly at 664-609-3451 or .

April 29 to 30. Friday to Saturday. First annual fund-raising concert to support local orphanages in northwest Baja. Stay tuned for more information soon.PP / DO until Dec 1, 2016, after that $785 USD PP / DO

April 29. Friday. Noon. Seguro Popular/Mexican health insurance rights as a legal resident — Lighthouse bar/restaurant in La Fonda. You have the right to free Mexican health care as a legal Mexican resident. Learn how to sign up, and how to utilize healthcare in Mexico

April 30. Sunday. 2pm. 11th EKINOX Electronic Music Spring Festival, Rosarito. More than 40 DJs from Baja &  Southern California.  $25 USD. 661-612-1577 or US 619-551-1470.

April 30. Saturday. Fiesta Del Mar. Rosarito Beach will team up with Imperial Beach in San Diego to celebrate the strong ties between the two coastal communities. Pet-friendly family event. Food, art, music and entertainment. By the Imperial Beach pier. Free

May 1. Sunday. Mexican Labor Day/May Day. National holiday.

May 6. Friday. 11am to 4pm. Cruz Roja Rosarito Art & Flower & a Little Bit of Sparkle Show, at Popotla Restaurant and Bar.  km 34. $20 donation includes luncheon. Raffles, 50/50, silent auction. Tickets available at the Rosarito Thrift Store. Information: Cheryl Shepard, email:; phone: 664-631-3509. Rosie Pena, email:; phone: 664-976-0613.

May 7, 2016. Saturday. 10 am. Rosarito to Ensenada 50 mile Bike Ride.

May 7, Saturday, 4:00 PM, Charley’s Wild Chili Cook-off at the home of Cathy Elliot and Keith Williamson in La Mision. All proceeds of $25 entry  go to scholarships for local children.

May 7. Saturday. 2pm. Tijuana Street Food + Craft Beer

May 7. Saturday. Noon-6pm. San Diego Paella & Wine Festival.

May 8. Sunday.  Happy American Mothers Day

May 10. Tuesday. Happy Mexican Mother’s Day

May 11, Wednesday, 9:30 am, Friends of the Library general meeting, board election, and breakfast at Popotla Restaurant, KM 34 on the free road.  Breakfast free to members. Not a member? Sign up today online or at the general meeting.,

May 14, Saturday, 10:00 am,  USBC monthly meeting at the Rosarito Beach Hotel’s Casa Blanca Restaurant. Date change due to May 7 bike ride.

May 14. Saturday. Fundraiser Kermesse for Club de Ninos y Ninas de Rosarito at the Abelardo L. Rodriguez Park (IMAC Stage), behind the BanaMex.

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 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, Tuesday, Mother’s Day in Mexico

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

May 28 and 29, Saturday and Sunday, Rosarito Art Fest at the Hotel Festival Plaza on Benito Juarez Boulevard.

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

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 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.

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.