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Summer Fun: July Events in Baja

Summer Fun: July Events in Baja

July is always a hot month in Baja, particularly for fishing. There are two sport fishing tournaments on the East Cape this year, including the renowned Bisbee’s, notorious for its rich cash prizes. In the North, the annual Mexicali on the Beach is the largest beach party in Baja. Thousands of people are expected to attend, both from Mexico and the US. Wine production is also an established trademark of Baja Norte, and no opportunity to celebrate is wasted. The Grape Harvest (Vendimia) in Valle de Guadalupe is just around the corner, and tickets sell out quickly. has the full program, and ticket sale locations in English.

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.

Opera en la Calle

10th Annual Street Opera Festival
When: July 13th
One of Tijuana’s oldest neighborhoods will be the stage for the 10th Street Opera Festival.  The event, which has been taking place since 2004, includes the participation of more than 300 artists that will interact directly with the public to give them the opportunity to learn more about opera.
Cost: Free




mexicali en la playa

Mexicali en la Playa
When: July 18-21
The 28th edition of  Mexicali en la Playa, Baja’s biggest beach festival,  will take place at the Hacienda San Fernando in the heart of Rosarito.
Cost: Approx $12 – $27




East Cape
The 9th Annual Dorado Shoot Out
When: July 20
More than $125,000 is up for grabs in the 9th Annual Dorado Shoot Out at Los Barriles, East Cape.  This is a one day tournament with great prizes going to the top three teams that catch the largest Dorado.
Cost: $400/Team



East Cape
Bisbee’s East Cape Offshore Tournament
When: July 23-27
The Bisbee’s East Cape Offshore Tournament is one of three tournaments produced by the Bisbee’s in Baja California Sur. The other two, the Los Cabos Offshore Charity Tournament and the Black & Blue Marlin Tournament take place every October in Cabo San Lucas. It is the latter that in 2006 produced the biggest overall cash payout in the history of fishing tournaments with a purse of $4,165,960.
Cost: Base Entry $1,500


Wine Harvest Festival – Fiestas de la Vendimia
When: Aug 2 – 18
One of the most anticipated Baja events is the Wine Harvest Festival. Over two weeks of parties and dinners will bring local wines, great food and incredible entertainment to the Guadalupe Valley guests. has the full program, costs and ticket sale locations in English.
Cost: Varies


What’s your favorite Baja festival? Let us know at 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 local restaurantshotels 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


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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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