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Wine Harvest Festival > August 7 – 23

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Friday August 7, 2015: Muestra del Vino 2015

The kickoff to the Vendimia takes place at one of the most iconic buildings in Ensenada, the Riviera del Pacifico. This event has wine from over 50 wineries and food from around the region accompanied by music. This year will celebrate the 25th annual Vendimia celebration.

Sunday, August 16: Party at the Riviera

Wine tastings, music, culture and dance at the Riviera del Pacifico in Ensenada. Enjoy a wonderful time with family at this free event.

Thursday, August 20: Party in the Valley

This free event offers wine tastings, food and artisanal craftsfrom the Valle de Guadalupe in the Parque el Porvenir

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Sunday, August 23: Paella Contest 2015

This huge event concludes the Vendimia festival. A magical event with more than 50 winemakers and 80 teams competing to offer the best paella, this is always a favorite. 
Full list of events at DiscoverBaja

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Tijuana Festival at the Beach

Festival Tijuana en la Playa

Date: July 24 – 26, 2015
Time: starts at 9:00am
Cost: Free
Place: Malecon (boardwalk) in Playas de Tijuana

The festival will showcase food, music, art and culture of the San Diego-Tijuana border region. There will be three pavilions with different foods, vendors and  services available to visitors. Items for sale and services include foods of the region, travel and tourism, massage, clothing, and beach accessories. Exhibitions and activities include paintings, sculpture and body paint, among others.

Other activities include:
 – dog parade    – volleyball tournament    – body boarding competition
 – surfing exhibition    – skateboarding exhibition    – Zonkey photos  
 – sand castle building    – swimwear show (men and women)    – many more!

Playas de Tijuana is located approximately 8 miles from the San Ysidro / El Chaparral border crossing. The drive takes only about 10 minutes along the international highway. Taxis from the border are available for approximately $10 USD.

Artisinal Beer Expo – Tijuana

Expo Cerveza Artesanal
Date: May 29 & 30, 2015
Time: 2:00p – 11:00p
Cost: $200 MN
Corner of Sánchez Taboada and Independencia / 10th
Zona Rio – across from Mercado Hidalgo
Tijuana and regional microbreweries will be represented along with some international brands as well.  Food trucks and local restaurants will be onsite as well.
 
The location is very close to Plaza Rio and is a short taxi ride from the San Ysidro / San Diego border crossing.
 
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Día del Borracho!

Tijuana Folk Art Festival

Date: May 20 – 24
Time: 10:00am – 9:00pm
Place: CECUT – Zona Rio
Cost:  $0.00 – gratis, free

The Expo Artesanal will be held on the Esplanade of CECUT (Centro Cultural).

Once again artisans will be present to show their crafts and artworks to all who are interested.

Food and drink will be available in the food pavilion, supplied by restaurants from all over Tijuana’s finer restaurants.

A stage will be available to showcase regional music and dance.

Revu-tour – A three hour walking tour of artisan shops along Avenida Revolución will be offered for the first time. English-speaking guides will provide information about the artisans and their shops. The tour will go through Pasaje Rodríguez, Pasaje Gómez, and Pasaje Revolución.

Festival – Playas de Tijuana

It is again time for the Playas Festival!  This is a festival that takes place in several areas in Playas de Tijuana including the Casa de la Cultura, Parque Mexico and the Malecon (boardwalk)

March 19th – 22nd    
Entrance is free
There will be food, music, fun, crafts, and exhibits.  Some highlights are below:

March 19 – 
Casa de la Cultura 
– Danzon Encounter in the Los Arcos room
– Photography exhibit: ‘Playas a través de lente’ in the Álvarez Malo gallery.

March 20 – 
– Parade in honor of the arrival of Spring
   Starts at Parque México and terminates at Casa de la Cultura Playas. 
– Bohemian Night  of fun, games and food starts at 7:00 p.m.

March 21 – 
Beach walk starting at 8:00am – Salvemos la Playas an effort to clean up the beach.
Fair with live music and games at Parque Mexico during the evening
 
March 22 – 
Classic cars exhibition
Race along Avenida del Pacifico
Photography exhibition ‘Una Ventana al Pacífico’ by Omar Martinez

Playas de Tijuana is a quick drive from the El Chaparral crossing (San Ysidro).  Taxi Libre is available for about $10 US or the Ruta is available for about $1 US.  

Carnaval Ensenada

February 12 – 17, 2015
Playa Hermosa

For more information see Carnaval Ensenada and Carnaval Ensenada Facebook.

Also see Poker Face Ensenada and Cachosos Tijuana.

Ensenada is about 70 miles south of the San Ysidro (San Diego) border crossing in to Tijuana. It is a quick drive on the scenic road or transportation can be arranged via ABC Bus or Mexicoach.

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