By: Eleonora Ferri
What a great time for Baja Events in June! The choice of Cabo for the G20 summit this June reminds us that Baja is not only a place where couples find romance, families relax, fisherman find plenty, foodies are satisfied, wine lovers quench their thirst, nature lovers find paradise and revelers, well, revel. Baja also offers an ideal setting to inspire the representatives of the world’s major economies to think out of the box as they tackle the most pressing financial and economic issues facing the world’s population. Mexico holds the presidency of the G20 this year and certainly had many beautiful venues to choose from. Selecting Los Cabos to host many of the world’s most powerful leaders was a vote of confidence by Mexico and the G20, both in the region’s recently upgraded infrastructure, as well as its reputation for being safe.
Even for the non- delegates among us, June will offers many ways to enjoy Baja There are hundreds of local events for everyone 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.
Tecate: 2nd Paella Fun Fest
When: June 8
A feast for the lovers of this Valencian specialty with a great variety of paellas available for tasting. The event is not only about paella, attendees will have the opportunity to savor and buy regional wines and sangria while enjoying art exhibits and local music.
Cost: Approx $15
San Jose del Cabo: Bajasur Tour
When: June 9
Bajasur tour is Baja California Sur´s first and only surfing circuit consisting of four surf contest throughout the state. The surfing contests are held at some of the best surfing beaches during their prime surfing season. Enjoy a day at the beach full of activities, including free surf lessons for kids, music, food and drinks.
Cost: $18 for participants, free for spectators
San Felipe: Fiesta de la Almeja – Clam Festival
When: June 17
The Sea of Cortez is home to several types of clams, among them the popular chocolate clam that take its name from the caramel color of its large shell. You will find these and much more at the Clam Festival in San Felipe this summer. Stands and booths along the Malecon (the seafront boulevard), will offer a taste of the delicious mollusks and local wines will be available for tasting and sale.
When June 18-19
This year the summit’s meetings will be held at the new Convention Center in San Jose del Cabo to discuss economic and financial issues such as the reform of international financial institutions, financial supervision and regulation, and the international monetary system. The 20 members will also touch upon non-financial issues but ones that, nonetheless, have an impact on international financial instability such as energy, development, job creation, food security and corruption.
Ensenada: 16th Annual RECORD Off-Road Series Ensenada-San Felipe 250
When: June 22-24
Cars, motorcycles and ATVs can compete in the Ensenada – San Felipe 250, an adrenaline filled race running from the Pacific Ocean to the Sea of Cortez across beautiful Baja California.
Cost: free for spectators
Rosarito: Mexico International Volleyball
When: June 23-24
Previously known as the “Estero Beach”, this volleyball tournament can host up to a few thousand amateur and professional players and is one of the largest beach volleyball tournaments in the world.
Cost: $15-$50 for participants
Cabo San Lucas: Annual Stars & Stripes Fishing and Golf Tournament
When: June 28 – July 1
This is the “feel-good” Cabo event of the year that from 1996 to today has helped raise over 11 million dollars. The proceeds benefit children in the US and Mexico. The 4-day long event includes a fishing tournament, golfing and music.
Cost: all inclusive package deals available for $2,375/person
Cabo San Lucas: 3rd Annual Cabo Marine Show
When: July 5-7
The Cabo Marine Show is back for its third year in the spectacular Cabo San Lucas Marina, in the heart of downtown Cabo. Yacht brokers and representatives from the nautical industry, luxury marinas, hotels and resorts, and many local vendors will converge on a new location at IGY Marina Cabo San Lucas for this three-day annual event.
Cost: free to the public