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November Events in Rosarito and Ensenada

There are scores of events at any time of the year throughout Baja.  The following are some of the key festivals and events to be held in the coming weeks!  For a more complete schedule of events and activities, visit  the events pages.

Event dates and details are subject to sudden change and cancellation. Please confirm with the event organizers before booking your trip.

Playas Tijuana, Rosarito, Ensenada:  Shine On Baja
When: to be held on November 3, 7 p.m.
Where:  At many ‘points of light’ locations including Splash!, the LighthouseRosarito Beach HotelLa Salina Cantina, Javi’s Paradise, Plan B (km. 22), Castillos del Mar, Las Olas Grand & Las Cristales Restaurant, and Puerto Nuevo #2.  A number of communities will host group parties, including Club Marena, Las Palmas, San Antonio del Mar, Campo Lopez, Calafia, La Jolla, Popotla and Las Ventanas. Shine notes that the list of venues is growing rapidly and encourages potential ‘launchers’ to visit the ‘Shine On Baja’ facebook page frequently. For more information, contact event organizers Debbie Shine, or Robin MacKenzie,



Mexico Night:  Fiesta Mexicana Celebrating Mexico’s Revolution
When:  Saturday, November 17, 8 p.m.- 1 a.m.
Where: Rosarito Beach Hotel
Folkloric dance, raffles, music and more.  $10 per person, includes a cocktail.   For more information, call 661 612 1126.


Rosarito Beach Hotel’s Farmers Market/Celebrating Mexico’s Revolution
When:  Sunday, November 18, Noon-5 p.m.
Where: Rosarito Beach Hotel
Free entrance to the public to come and enjoy barbecue, wine tasting, artisanal cheeses and breads, arts, jewelry and crafts, children’s activities, live entertainment and a special show by Ballet Ixtlazihuatl.    For more information, call 661 612 1126.


Paintings from the Forgotten Peninsula
When:  Through November 11
Where:  Rosarito Beach Hotel, Baja Gallery
Renowned artist Scott Kennedy’s works are on display.  These particular pieces convey a sense of the magical Baja, the real Baja, the heart of Baja.  For more information, call 661 612 1126.





Dia de Los Muerto/Day of the Dead Altar at CEARTE State Art Museum
When:  November 1-4
Where:  CEARTE, Blvd. Costero & Ave. Club Rotario
A special altar will be on display in the reception area of the museum, in celebration of this period that invites those who have passed to come back and visit the living. Want to know more about Day of the Dead? Go to




45th Tecate SCORE Baja 1000 – Baja Mil
When: Start- Nov 14, 2012 End- Nov 17, 2012
The Baja 1000 is toughest and greatest race on hearth. The race is back in 2012 with a course that will bring the racers from Ensenada to La Paz offering spectators in the entire peninsula the opportunity to participate in the excitement. For approximately one thousand miles (1600 Km) of dusty rugged terrain drivers will compete against each other for the title of winner in this legendary race.

San Felipe
20th Annual San Felipe Shrimp Festival
When:  November 2-4, 8 a.m.- 5p.m., but with focus in late afternoon/evening periods.
Where:  Malecon in San Felipe
San Felipe is always a great destination for vacationers and the San Felipe Shrimp Festival is a perfect time to enjoy the fresh-caught crustaceans for which San Felipe is known.   With local chefs creating delicious dishes, it’s definitely a one-of-a-kind culinary experience you won’t want to miss. For more information, visit

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