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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


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


Tijuana Pride – June 27

June 27- Parade starts at 5:00p
After party at Ranchero Bar on Plaza Santa Cecilia
Plaza Sta. Cecilia is 10 minute walk from the San Ysidro / El Chaparral border crossing or $4 USD taxi ride. Uber is also available in Tijuana.

The Committee for Tourism and Conventions reports that the number of gay visitors to Tijuana will spike during the week of the Pride festivities. Acceptance of gay visitors has become more widespread as the positive impact of those visitors is seen.  Tourism in Tijuana has increased by 8 percent this year over last.


Día del Borracho!

Expo Tequila Tijuana – 2014

Expo Tequila Tijuana

DATE: October 8 – 12, 2014
TIME: 2:00p – 11:00p
COST: 75 pesos   approx $6.50 USD 
Where: Av Revolucion at 7th     Zona Centro

The festival is a cultural event because its main focus is on educating visitors about the types of Tequila in Mexico. Participants will have the opportunity to taste dozens different Tequilas from different parts of the Tequila region.  Other national beverages will be available for tasting as well. The festival will also have music, stage shows and a drawing for prizes.     WEBSITE

For those coming from the US who don’t want to drive, the festival location is a 5-6 minute taxi ride from the San Ysidro / San Diego border crossing. You can also take Mexicoach on the US side to arrive at the Av Revolucion (down town) bus depot about a block from the festival

El Grito

September 15 (El Grito de Dolores) is a civic holiday so certain businesses in Tijuana may be closed.  September 16 (Dia de la Independencia) is a federal holiday.

In Tijuana a large celebration will occur at 11pm on September 15, at the Monumental la Raza (Tijeras) near Plaza Rio on Paseo de los Heroes and Av Independencia. This location is only a five minute taxi ride from the San Ysidro / El Chaparral border crossing.

A call to revolt (El Grito) by the Catholic priest Miguel Hidalgo, was made shortly before dawn on September 16, 1810. The uprising brought the indigenous indians and mixed mestizo groups against the Spanish military and helped change the face of the already on-going fight for independence. This occurred in the village of Dolores, Guanajuato. El Grito has become emblematic of Mexican independence.

Each year on the night of September 15, the President of Mexico rings the bell of the National Palace in Mexico City. He repeats a cry of patriotism from the balcony of the palace to the assembled crowd in the Plaza de la Constitución, one of the largest public plazas in the world. This event draws up to half a million spectators. Local politicians such as the Mayor or Governor will also ring a bell and offer the traditional saying. President Calderón is expected to officiate the Grito in Dolores Hidalgo, Guanajuato as part of the bicentennial celebrations in 2010. Similar celebrations occur across Mexico.

September 16 is Independence Day in Mexico and is considered a patriotic holiday, or fiesta patria (literally, holiday of the Fatherland).

At the edges

At the edges is a website with many interesting articles and happenings around Tijuana.

Click here: At the edges

Mariachi Divas and Baja Idol Finalists

Date:  Friday, May 31
Time: 7:00pm doors open, show at 8:00pm
Place: Rosarito Beach Hotel – Salon Mexicano
The Mariachi Divas are the Grammy award-winning all-female mariachi group. They are the most decorated mariachi ensemble of either gender. Also featured will be performances by Baja Idol’s most talented vocalists from the second season. 
Tickets for the event are $10.00 US (125 pesos) for General Admission or $16.00 US (200 pesos) for VIP Reserved Seating. The event is a benefit for the Boy’s and Girl’s Club of Rosarito Beach.

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