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Fairs, Festivals and Fiestas: August Events in Baja

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 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.

August Events in Baja

East CapeBisbee’s East Cape Offshore 

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


August Events in Baja

EnsenadaFiestas de la Vendimia  

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



August Events in Baja

RosaritoBaja Blues Fest 

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



August Events in Baja

RosaritoSabor de Baja 

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.

Admission:  $65 is a comprehensive online source of first-hand travel information for the Baja California Peninsula, supported by a full-service tour operator staffed by Baja locals (our “Baja Travel Savants”). We offer Baja travelers expert advice about localrestaurants,  hotels  and vacation rentals, as well as guides, maps and articles about events, sports and activities. We provide bilingual customer support, information and sales seven days a week, 365 days a year.  For more information, please call toll-free (US/CAN) 855-BAJA-411 or email us at

About Chris Sands

Chris Sands is the author of Bohemia by the Bay, and writes about wine, golf, and travel for publications such as, Los Cabos Guide, Los Cabos Magazine, 10 Best, and USA Today. He is a full-time resident of Cabo San Lucas.

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