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Events in Ensenada

Food festivals, grape harvest soirées, concerts, motor sports, regattas, races, and more


August 1–2

Nativa 2015

A celebration of the Baja California ethnicities with traditions, food, beverages, art, crafts, music, dancing, games, and more from eight native communities. Location: La Ventana al Mar, the waterfront on Alvarado Ave.

August 7–23 

Fiestas de la Vendimia

More than 40 events celebrate the annual Grape Harvest Festival, with festivities in Guadalupe Valley wine country and the port of Ensenada. Dinners, wine tastings, art exhibits, concerts, and more.

August 9 

Ensenada Dresses Up in Wine-Culinary Festival

Baja California wineries and restaurants hold a gastronomic downtown fair that promotes the pairing of food and wine, presented by Ensenada Chamber of Restaurants. Location: López Mateos Ave and Blancarte Ave.

August 15

Placido Domingo in Concert

During Vendimia, the famed Spanish tenor performs with the Baja California Symphony Orchestra and Mariachi at Rancho San Gabriel in San Antonio de las Minas. apmproducciones.com/events/placidodomingo/

September 20

International Seafood Fair

Set on Costero Blvd. across the street from Riviera of Ensenada, the festival spotlights the local restaurant industry, the rich gastronomic traditions of the region, and treasures of the sea.

September 24–30

Baja Seafood Expo

On Costero Blvd. across the street from Riviera of Ensenada, this event celebrates Ensenada’s local culinary scene and sportfishing with competitive events.

September 26

Rosarito-to-Ensenada Bike Race

Since 1979, cyclists have pedaled this 50-mile course along the Pacific coast and inland through the countryside, with a Finish Line Fiesta on the Ensenada waterfront with live music, food, and drink, plus a parking-lot party at Hotel Corona.

September 28–2

Baja Rally 2015

Four days of motorbike and quad racing at its fi nest.

October 4–6 

Annual San Diego-Ensenada Yacht Race

This 62-nautical-mile race with yachts in various classes starts in San Diego and officially finishes in Ensenada.

October 30

Chayanne in Concert

Chayanne performs from his recent album En Todo Estaré, with new rhythms like reggaeton and bachata, at San Gabriel Ranch in San Antonio de las Minas.

November 18–21

SCORE Baja 1000 Off-Road Race

Intrepid drivers travel close to 1,000 miles through mountains, valleys, deserts, forests, and beaches during this international off-road race that starts and finishes in Ensenada. Categories include everything from trophy trucks and non-modified autos to motorcycles and four-wheelers.

December - April 

Gray Whale Watching Season 2015-2016

Take a four-hour guided tour and view the magnificent California gray whales near Ensenada’s Todos Santos Bay as they migrate.

For more information go to enjoyensenada.com

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