Rosarito Calendar of Events

Starting August 24th, 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. 1pm. Writer’s Workshop — Eden Restaurant, behind Waldo’s and Cruz Roja Thrift Shop in central Rosarito. Are you an aspiring or accomplished writer? A published author? Or a wanna-be? Come join us each week for learning, sharing, supporting and networking. Bring samples of your work.

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 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 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.

August 27 to 31. Thursday to Monday. Papas and Beer, Rosarito Beach. Paulo Mac will sing.  1-707-756-7464 Kizomba @ ZNL Music & Dance Festival features Kizomba artists.

August 28, Friday,  7:00 pm – 1:00 am. DIF (Family oriented charity) dinner/fundraiser at Castillos del Mar (KM 29.5). Tickets: $100. Pesos? Dollars? Who knows, it’s not noted but they are available at the FRAO Office in City Hall, first floor. FRAO: 661-614-9600.


August 28. Friday. 7pm. VIP Dinner Under the Stars — On the beach, at the Rosarito Beach Hotel. Surrounded by majestic sand figures and dining under the stars at this year’s Baja Sand Dinner on the beach. $ 40.00 USD. Tickets

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 and 30. M casino  lets celebrate first aniversary  $ 150,000 pesos in prizes , free snack , drinks and live music , mire than 250 slot machines , sportsbook and bar , bulevard Benito Juárez plaza Hacienda villa floresta.

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.

September 4-6. Friday to Sunday. FestiArte — Parque Mexico, Playas de Tijuana. Free entrance. Free VIP Parking for bicycles. (VIPs ride bicycles?) For security of your vehicle, we suggest you park in Plaza Monumental. Hours: Friday, Sep 4, from 2:00 PM to 12:00 AM, Saturday, Sep 5 from 10:00 AM to 12:30 AM, Sunday, Sep 6 from 10:30 AM to 11:00 PM. Festival to be enjoyed with all five of your senses.

September 6, Sunday, 4:00 pm. Fandango at La Mision – Kirchoff’s Rancho Exilo. A fun-filled evening benefiting the BECA4KIDS scholarship fund. Live and silent auctions, Mexican buffet, live music, and dancing. Reservations required by August 31, online at Prepaid: $35; walk-ins: $40 at the gate. See website for additional information.

September 12. Saturday 8:30 AM. “A Piece of Your Heart“ Golf Tournament. Organized by DIF Rosarito to raise funds. Food and beverages served. More info Ph. 664 112 6813 with Antonio. $140 donation.

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 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 19. Saturday. Beach Clean-Up — Location TBA

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

September 24, Thursday, 11:00 AM, Friends of the Library Texas Hold ‘Em poker tournament. Doors open at 10:00 am. Reservations Required! 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.

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, USBC Holiday Ball & Dinner