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October 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.

3rd Annual Rosarito Beach International Mariachi & Folklórico Festival
When: to be held October 3-7
Where: Rosarito Beach Hotel
The 3rd Annual Mariachi & Folklorico spectacular will feature the best of Mariachi music and dance groups from Mexico and the U.S.  In addition to offering the chance to hear great mariachi music, the thousands expected to attend from both Mexican and the U.S. will know that their ticket purchases will go toward helping build Rosarito’s first Boys & Girls Club.

Wine and Cheese Festival in Ojos Negros
When: Oct 7, 2012 12:00pm
The little town of Ojos Negros (pop. 9), near Ensenada, is hosting the 5th Annual Wine and Cheese Festival. The event will take place in the main plaza, the Plaza Pública de Ojos Negros, where cheese and wine aficionados will enjoy a photo exhibit, traditional music and dances in a casual family atmosphere.



49th San Diego-Ensenada Yacht Race and 7th Todos Santos Yacht Regatta
When: Oct 5, 2012 11:00am End: Oct 9, 2012
Over 90 yachts in various classes will compete in this 62 nautical mile race that will starts at 11:00am on Friday October 5th in San Diego and finish at 2:00pm on Saturday October 6th in Ensenada. This year the race will also include the option to participate in the Todos Santos International Yacht Regatta, a 20 nautical miles race around Todos Santos island, two days after finishing the San Diego-Ensenada race, on October 9th at 11:00am.

20th Annual Puerto Nuevo Lobster Festival
When: Oct 14, 2012 12:00pm – 6:00pm
Cost: Tickets are $20 US or $250 MX and will include a Lobster Platter and other goodies that the participating restaurants will serve.
Puerto Nuevo, the Lobster Capital of Baja, hosts a wine and lobster festival every October at the beginning of the lobster season.  The traditional Puerto Nuevo lobster recipe calls for these delicious crustaceans to be pan fried in lard and served with beans, rice and homemade flour tortillas. But you can order your “langosta” any way you love it.

Golf Tournament La Salina Connect
When: Oct 20, 2012 9:00am
Cost: $85 dlls.
The golf tournament La Salina Connect will be played at the beautiful Bajamar championship golf course.  The $85 (US) entry fee is only available at La Salina Cantina. It covers greens, 2 raffle tickets, 2 drink tickets, toast off drink and dinner. With every purchase there is a donation to La Mission Orphanage.


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.



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