Wednesday, August 21, 2013


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Baja’s much-anticipated annual Vendimia (wine harvest) Festival is in full swing this month. Some events are already sold out, but there are still many opportunities to join in the fun.
And even if you can’t attend any of the Vendimia activities, Baja has much more to offer during August. Ensenada will host a Taco and Beer Festival just days before the Baja Blues Fest in Rosarito. Meanwhile, San Felipe is getting ready for its third annual homage to one of Mexico’s most celebrated delicacies — ceviche.
There are hundreds of events to be found on The following represent some of our favorite selections for this month.
Wine Harvest Festival — Fiestas de la Vendimia
When: Aug. 2-18
Parties and dinners will offer local wines, great food and an array of entertainment to Guadalupe Valley guests.
Cost: Varies
Ensenada Dresses Up in Wine
When: Aug. 4
This is a gastronomical event for the whole family, with wine tastings, food, music, and other entertainment.
Cost: Free
Taco and Beer Festival
When: Aug. 18
This festival has a family-friendly atmosphere. With a background of live music, you can sample great tacos and beer while participating in raffles and dancing.
Cost: Free
Baja Blues Fest
When: Aug. 23-25
The Blues Fest is back for its second year with three days of great music, unique vendors, food, beer and wine. The event also raises money for five children’s charities.
Cost: $20-$35
San Felipe
San Felipe Ceviche Festival
When: Aug. 31 — Sept. 1
Ten restaurants will offer different styles of ceviche. A ticket includes tastings and a beer. There also will be live regional folk music, wine tastings and dancing. There’s a children’s area, too.
Cost: About $8

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