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Prepare to Party: June Events in Baja

Prepare to Party: June Events in Baja

From tip to toe Baja is bursting with fun activities and events during the month of June, from gastronomic celebrations like the San Felipe’s Clam Festival, to exciting sport events like the Los Cabos Open of Surf. But this month we shine the spotlight right here in our backyard, on a Baja-related event taking place in our very own San Diego, California. The ‘Baja Bash’ is back in 2013 for its second edition after last year’s huge success. This charity event will benefit Baja’s coast and ocean, and features a sunset cocktail reception, Baja-inspired sustainable cuisine with celebrity chefs, a silent auction, and live music from the B-Side Players.

There are hundreds of local events for everyone 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.)

June events in Baja

Horse, Art and Wine Festival (Festival del Caballo, Arte y Vino)
When: June 9th
The Adobe Guadalupe Vineyards and Inn will once again host this equestrian event. This, the 11th Horse, Art and Wine Festival (Festival del Caballo, Arte y Vino), includes food,  live music and dancing.
Cost: About $25


941940_529872077071574_822311961_nSan Felipe
Fiesta de la Almeja
When: June 14 -15
The Clam Festival, Fiesta de la Almeja, returns to San Felipe this June. The festivities will begin on Saturday with clamming in the beaches north of the port and will continue on Sunday on the Malecon area with preparation and tasting of the best clam dishes.
Cost: Free


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2nd Annual Baja Bash
When: June 15
WiLDCOAST is hosting the 2nd Annual Baja Bash in San Diego. The event will take place once again at the at the Port Pavilion. This fundraising event will celebrate the best food, beer, and wine from both San Diego and Baja California, and highlight WILDCOAST’s conservation successes on both sides of our shared coastline.
Cost: $75


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6th Blues-Rock Fest
When: June 15
UNAM is proud to present the 6th Blues-Rock Fest, eight hours of live music with eight bands from both Mexico and the US. The line-up  includes Big Shot Reub and The Reloaders (San Diego), Neto Angulo y Libre (Los Angeles), Ruta 69 (Ensenada), Amaretto Blues Band (Ensenada), Indigo (Ensenada), Mosk Tryo (Mexicali), Old Dog (Mexicali) and Los Fires (San Luis, Sonora/Arizona).
Cost: $8

431984_205427402914311_1240582765_n (1)San Jose del Cabo
6-Star Los Cabos Open of Surf
When: June 17-23
The Los Cabos Open of Surf will also include a series of beach concerts with international artists and DJ’s, beach bars, a food fair offering fresh, local cuisine, fashion shows featuring some of the top surf brands, art walks and eco-friendly activities, showcasing the best of the surf lifestyle.
Cost: Free for spectators


11th Annual Caesar Salad Festival
When: June 23
The 11th Annual Caesar Salad Festival will bring some of the best restaurants in the city together to celebrate this popular salad that has been invented right in Tijuana by Italian immigrant Caesar Cardini in 1924. In addition to the salads there will be beers and local wines available for sale. Live entertainment.
Cost: Free


Paellas_2 Ensenada
125 Paellas
When: June 29
APM Productions invites you to celebrate 125 years of Bodegas de Santo Tomás with 125 Paellas, 125 years producing wine, also a Tribute to Queen Concert. Family Environment. Folkloric ballet, live music, and children area.
Cost: About $20-$36


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About Eleonora Ferri

Eleonora was raised Italy but moved to the United States after studying law and languages in Italy and having acquired a passion for food, travel, art and culture. She settled in Los Angeles where she worked as a language teacher for Berlitz as well as translator for SDI Media, specializing in subtitling major motion pictures. Following a year in Japan, she returned to Los Angeles and to school, graduating from UCLA with a degree in Cultural Anthropology and thereafter obtaining a degree as a professional chef. Eleonora spends her time between Todos Santos, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, and Cortina (Italy).

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