Rosarito Calendar of Events

Starting September 21st, 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 Published and unpublished writers welcome!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 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 one block south of Elektra, behind Comex. $15/members; $20 non-members, special child rates. Reservations required; no purchases at the event. Information: Oswell Melton, email:; phone: MX: 661-119-9214; US 1-619-356-6454.

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).

September 26 Saturday, 1:00 – 4:00 pm. Blues Against Hunger Food Drive at Paradise Cove Bar and Grill (km 36 on the free road). Featuring the Wild Pack ATM Band and the Baja All-Star Borrachos blues band. Free entrance with donation of any non-perishable food item. Benefits 60 local needy families.

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

September 25. Friday. Food and Wine Expo 2015 at La Candalaria Hall in Tijuana, 5pm

September 25. Friday. Baja California Orchestra performance of classical music at City Hall, Rosarito, 7pm

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

October 1-3. 8am. Mariachi y Ballet Folklorico Festival/Workshops. Rosarito Beach Hotel.  6th Annual

October 3. Saturday. 11am to 7pm. Pacific BeachFest and 1st Annual San Diego Craft Beer Garden. Enjoy an action packed day at the beach with live music, a 5k fun run, volleyball, surf contest. 858-273-3303.

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.

October 7, Wednesday, 1:00 pm “The Great Cookie Wars” Flying Samaritans monthly luncheon at Las Rocas Resort. Five local bakers vie for the title of best cookie maker in Baja. $15 includes luncheon and cookies. A $1.00 donation allows you to perhaps alter the judges’ decision by voting for your favorite cookie. RSVP: Susan Smith: email:; phone: 1-858-240-2360.

October 10 to 11. Saturday to Sunday. Baja Culinary Fest — Tijuana, Revolution Avenue, between 8th and 9th.

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

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

October 23. Friday. International Music Festival Allegro at Rosarito Beach Hotel, free.

October 24, Baja Spay and Neuter Event. More later

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

October 31. Saturday. Zombie 5K Run, 4pm — Parque Morales

October TBD. Battle of the Bands. Prizes will include: Recording Studio Time, Custom CD Replication, Musical Instruments, Cash and prizes provided by sponsors.

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:

December 12. Saturday. 8pm. Mariachi Vargas — Baja California Center