Fairs, Festivals and Fiestas: August Events in Baja
Don’t let the dog days get you down. The month of August brings some of the peninsula’s biggest events, most notably the Fiestas de la Vendimia, or harvest festival, in Baja California’s wine country. This annual viticultural celebration features wine tastings, dinners and concerts centered around Ensenada and Valle de Guadalupe. Rosarito Beach hosts another signature August bash, The Baja Blues Fest, an outdoor showcase highlighted by live performances from some of the biggest names on the contemporary blues scene.
There are hundreds of local events that can be found on Baja.com. The following represent some of our favorite selections.
Event dates and details are subject to sudden change and cancellation. Please confirm with the event organizers before booking your trip.
Date: Aug. 4 – 8
Bisbee’s kicks off its 2015 season with the East Cape Offshore, the first of its three annual fishing tournaments held in Baja California Sur. Cash prizes will be awarded to the top three qualifying teams in the billfish (black or blue marlin), tuna and dorado categories.
Admission: $1500 per team
Date: Aug. 7 – 23
Las Fiestas de la Vendimia are a series of events celebrating the grape harvest in Baja California’s wine country, Valle de Guadalupe. Festivities include banquets, concerts and tastings in Ensenada, Tijuana and along the Ruta del Vino.
Admission: $40 average per event
Date: Aug. 21 – 23
Tommy Castro & the Painkillers headline the list of performers at the 4th annual Baja Blues Fest at the historic Rosarito Beach Hotel. Weekend highlights include an all-day, outdoor blues bash showcasing live music from Castro, Deanna Bogart Band, Backwater Blues Band and Bayou Brothers with Michele Lundeen, as well as local artists and food vendors.
Admission: $10 – 35
Date: Aug. 26
This elegant “all white attire” event at the historic Rosarito Beach Hotel features a culinary competition among top Baja chefs, as well as generous samplings of some of the peninsula’s finest craft beers and wines.
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