Festival Tijuana en la Playa
Date: July 24 – 26, 2015
Time: starts at 9:00am
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.
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.
The long awaited bridge to walk from parking in the US to the Tijuana airport has been built. It is expected that the customs and immigration facilities will open by the end of 2015. The enclosed bridge is 390 feet long and has divided north/south corridors. Ticketed passengers will be able to walk across between the United States and Mexico, avoiding lines at the San Ysidro and Otay Mesa ports of entry.
The bridge was built using private funds and cost an estimated $120-million USD. The developer, Otay Tijuana Venture, LLC, is calling the project “Cross Border Xpress.” A fee for using the bridge has not been released but previous estimates run as low as $13 USD up to $20 USD, per passenger.
More information to come!
See past event photos from BajaAdvisor
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.
News articles about the Marcha contra Homofobia
Each year community leaders and activists join in the march against homophobia.
The Tijuana march will take place on Sunday May 17, beginning at Second and Negrete (see map below).
On May 15-17 a community engagement and educational event will be held at the Instituto Municipal de Arte y Cultura (IMAC) at the corner of 2nd (Benito Juárez) and Constitución in Zona Centro. The program will include live music and a short film.
Topics for discussion include:
– Struggles against homophobia
– Advances in Mexico
– Cultural activism