Throughout the year, Ensenada plays host to festivals and events, many of which have become internationally renowned. Because the city boasts a mild climate, most of its events can be and are staged outdoors — in the region’s wine valley, along the beaches and in the downtown shopping area. In addition, Ensenada’s state art museum, CEARTE, is home to exhibitions, performances and film festival. There are listerally scores of events in Ensenada but here are a few that are must-dos!
Fiestas de las Vendimias The first three weeks in August are annually dedicated to a celebration of the grape harvest in this, Mexico’s wine country, just 20 minutes from downtown Ensenada. Scores of wine-oriented gastronomic events are held throughout this period, at scores of wineries: opera and tango performances, paella festivals, jazz concerts, elegant multi-course pairing dinners and much more. Tickets for the Vendimia go on sale as early as April and some events are sold out within hours. Fish and Seafood Festival and the Baja Seafood Expo Annually in September, this event highlights the seafood industry in Ensenada, with trade expos and seminars involving local fisheries and fish farmers, as well as with aRead More