Let’s Enjoy Tijuana: Great Events in July 2016

It’s summer!

The heat is on, the kids are out of school, and you finally have time to enjoy all the fun, kid friendly events in Tijuana. Ok, so maybe you don’t magically have more free time in July, but I know that with everything that Tijuana has to offer, there is no opportunity to get bored.

What is there to do in Tijuana? Plenty!

There are many opportunities to enjoy Tijuana with kids, many kid friendly events throughout the city, and, the next time someone asks: Are there things to do in Tijuana with kids? Are there family things to do in Tijuana? Can I enjoy Tijuana is I travel by myself? You will be able to answer a resounding YES… all because you took advantage of everything that this July has to offer.

Seriously. With these many planned events I know everyone can find several to enjoy!

Let’s Enjoy Tijuana!

Specific Date Events and On Going Events

Specific Date Events:

Date: Saturday, July 2, 2016 from 12:00pm to 5:00pm

Location: Calle Naturaleza y blvd. Altiplano, 1a. Seccion (junto al ctro. comunitario Altiplano).

Information: For more information you can check out the website: www.operadetijuana.org

Price: Free Admission

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Date: Saturday, July 2, 2016 and Sunday, July 3, 2016 from 12:00pm to 12:00am

Location: At the Playas de Tijuana Malecon, Avenida Paseo del Pedregal, #225, Tijuana, B.C., Mexico.

Information: 8th annual Clamato and Ceviche Festival. More information can be found at: the Clamato and Ceviche Festival Site

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Date: Saturday, July 2, 2016 at 5:00pm

Location: CECUT, El Cubo Foyer

Information: “Tango at the CECUT” is a space where attendees will learn about this seductive dance and become active participants in the dance.

Price: Free Admission

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Date: Saturday, July 2, 2016 and Sunday, July 3, 2016

Location: CECUT

Information: Vegetarian Food Festival of Tijuana. For further information please contact redgfutijuanamx@gmail.com or call 684-8180.

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Date: Sunday, July 3, 2016 at 5:00pm and Sunday, July 10, 2016 at 5:00pm

Location: CECUT, Federico Campbell Room

Information: “Contra Cancion” is a night of traditional Mexican music

Price: Free Admission

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Date: Sunday, July 3, 2016 at 10:00am

Location: Revolution Avenue, Downtown Tijuana, Mexico

Information: “Fish and Seafood Festival 2016”. For more information please call 682-8744.

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Date: Monday, July 4, 2016

Location: The competition will be held on the roller skating rink inside of Oh Zone! at the Galerias Hipodromo Mall, Blvd. Agua Caliente 11999, Colonia Hipodromo, Tijuana, B.C., Mexico. Tel., +664 681 6885.

Information: “Baila Sobre Ruedas” is a roller skating contest. Groups of 6 people can enroll their team and join in the competition.

Price: $50.00 pesos admission/ registration fee needed to enter the contest

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Date: Wednesday, July 6, 2016 at 5:00pm

Location: Galerias Hipodromo Mall, Blvd. Agua Caliente, 11999, Col. Hipodromo, Tijuana, B.C., Mexico. Tel., +664 681 6885

Information: “Concurso de Fridas” is a contest to see who the best Frida is! While it is no longer possible to be in the contest yourself, it is certainly an event to attend! Go into Galerias Hipodromo and see how many Frida’s you can spot!

Price: Free Admission

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Date: Thursday, July 7, 2016 at 7:00pm

Location: CECUT, El Cubo, Hall 2

Information: “World Press Photo 2016” exhibit to open July 7. 155 photographs from an international contest on photojournalism can be seen and appreciated throughout this space.

Price: Free Admission

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Date: Thursday, July 7, 2016 at 8:00pm

Location: Parque de la Amistad in Otay, Av. Jose Manuel Salvatierra 600, Mesa de Otay, 22510, Tijuana, B.C., Mexico. Tel., +52 664 623 7906.

Information: The best and most popular scenes from this timeless classic have been selected and will be performed by a talented cast. For more information please call 608-8200.

Price: $100.00 pesos per ticket which can be purchased at any Ticket Movil site.

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Date: Thursday, July 7, 2016 at 7:00pm

Location: CECUT, Federico Campbell Room

Information: The Baja California Orchestra is back presenting some of classics to the people of Tijuana

Price: Free Admission

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Date: Thursday, July 7, 2016

Location: Galeria Benjamin Serrano at the Casa de La Cultura Tijuana, Av. Paris 5, Col. Altamira, 22054, Tijuana, B.C., Mexico. Tel., +52 664 687 2604.

Information: “Titio in Colors” from Sebastian Reynal O’Connor. This is a chance to explore this venue and all its artistic influence and dedication.

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Date: Friday, July 8, 2016

Location: CECUT IMAX Theatre

Information: “Whales” is the newest addition to the IMAX films to be enjoyed at the CECUT this summer

Price: $48.00 pesos for general admission, $27.00 pesos for child admission, and $29.00 pesos special price every wednesday

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Date: Friday, July 8, 2016 at 6:30pm

Location: IMAC, Galeria Espacio 5, Calle Benito Juarez 2da., Zona Centro, Tijuana

Information: “Art and its Metamorphosis”, an exposition. For more information please call +52 664 685 0140.

Price: Free Admission

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Date: Friday, July 8, 2016 at 7:00pm

Location: CECUT, Federico Campbell Room

Information: “Women in Music” will feature the sounds and music of female artists

Price: Free Admission

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Date: Saturday, July 9, 2016 from 8:00pm to 1:00am

Location: La Caja Fuerte, located inside the Pasaje Rodriguez Tijuana, between Revolution & Constitution Avenues, Zona Centro, Downtown Tijuana, Mexico.

Information: Live music and art bring life to the Pasaje Rodriguez in a space where local musicians and artists come together to create and express each other. More information can be found at the Zine Fest website

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Date: Saturday, July 9, 2016 at 8:00pm

Location: CECUT Theatre

Information: “Cinderella” will be performed live at the CECUT Theatre for all to enjoy

Price: $200.00 pesos per adult ticket, $100.00 pesos per child ticket

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Date: Saturday, July 9, 2016 at 9:00am

Location: Starting place and registration can take place at the parking lot of Parque Morelos at Ave. de los Insurgentes 16000, Rio Tijuana 3ra. Etapa, 22105, Tijuana, B.C., Mexico.

Information: “Corre, Salta, Rebolta” is a fun, obstacle course like race for the whole family to enjoy.

Price: $150.00 pesos per adult registration and $100.00 pesos for child registration

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Date: Saturday, July 9, 2016 from 12:00pm to 12:00am

Location: Colonial Libertad. Calle 5a., entre Pino Suarez y Aquiles Serdan at Colonial Libertad, Tijuana.

Information: “Opera en la Calle” is the drive to bring Opera to the streets and to the people of Tijuana everywhere.

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Date: Sunday, July 10, 2016 at 5:00pm

Location: CECUT

Information: “Mexico through its folklore” will present dances and traditions from different Mexican regions throughout the month of July. On July 10th “Compania de Danza Ticuan” will be celebrating its heritage and dance traditions with attendees at the CECUT.

Price: Free Admission

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Date: Sunday, July 10, 2016 from 1:00pm to 7:00pm (Also held on July 17, 24, and 31)

Location: CECUT, El Cubo Entrance Hall

Information: “Design Sundays” will feature innovative designs, music and food & beverages to enjoy

Price: Free Admission

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Date: Monday, July 11, 2016 at 12:00pm (inauguration). Expo will run from July 11 to August 12, 2016.

Location: Palacio Municipal, Central Patio. Ave. Independencia 1350, Zona Rio, 22476 Tijuana, Mexico. +52 664 973 7000.

Information: Photography Expo presenting the talents of the Colectivo Artestudio 13.

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Date: Tuesday, July 12, 2016 at 7:00pm

Location: CECUT IMAX Theatre

Information: “Window into the Universe: Celebrating Relativity”. This months special program will feature an IMAX film, a Q & A session with local scientists, and a chance to use the Astronomy society telescopes in the evening to look out into the universe.

Price: $22.00 pesos per ticket

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Date: Thursday, July 14, 2016 at 7:00pm

Location: CECUT, Federico Campbell Room

Information: “Concert for the Piano”. Two children, 7 & 9 years old, winner of the Steinway contest in Germany, will delight attendees with their musical talents.

Price: Free Admission

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Date: Friday, July 15, 2016 at 7:00pm

Location: CECUT, Federico Campbell Room

Information: “Traditional Kitchens in Mexico”. This conference will look into the patrimony, spiritual and symbolic, of the Mexican people.

Price: Free Admission

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Date: Friday, July 15 to Sunday, July 17, 2016. From 10:00am to 9:00pm

Location: CECUT

Information: The CECUT courtyard will be taken over by the “Festival of the Original Peoples”. We will be celebrating art, music, traditions and many more essential elements of our culture and past.

Price: Free Admission

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Date: Saturday, July 16, 2016 at 9:30am

Location: Catch the train in Tijuana and ride in celebration all the way to Tecate, Mexico.

Information: 1st Festival of Beer in Tecate, Mexico. To celebrate you can take the “Tren Turistico” from Tijuana to Tecate. More information can be found at http://www.trenatecate.com/

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Date: Saturday, July 16, 2016 from 5:00pm to 1:00am

Location: La Caja Fuerte, Pasaje Rodriguez, Between Revolution & Constitution Avenues, Tijuana, Mexico.

Information: “Femme Flast Fest” is a musical, illustration and tattoo festival. All are welcome to come and enjoy.

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Date: Saturday, July 16, 2016 from 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Location: CECUT

Information: “Corazon Tijuanense” (Heart of Tijuana) is a special concert by the Baja California Orchestra celebrating 127 years of Tijuana!

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Date: Saturday, July 16, 2016 from 12:00pm to 5:00pm

Location: Fraccionamiento El Refugio. Av. de las Limas, entre Av. de los Cerezos y Circuito Ocotes, Fracc. El Refugio Quintas Campestre.

Information: “Opera en la Calle” will once again bring Opera to the streets and neighborhoods of Tijuana, Mexico and engage to local citizens in celebrating this musical art form.

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Date: Sunday, July 17, 2016 at 5:00pm

Location: CECUT

Information: Mexico through its folklore will present “Grupo de Danza Yoneme” to its stage and celebrate the traditions of this beautiful country.

Price: Free Admission

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Date: Thursday, July 21, 2016 at 8:00pm

Location: CECUT Theatre

Information: “The Sound of Tijuana”

Price: Tickets need to be purchased for this event

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Date: Saturday, July 23,2 016 from 12:00pm to 9:00pm

Location: Baja California Center, Carretera Escenica Tijuana Ensenada, No. 1029, Playas de Rosarito

Information: For more information please contact Festival Del Queso, Carne y Vino or call 686 551 7305 or email hmedellin@Baja.gob.mx

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Date: Sunday, July 24, 2016 at 5:00pm

Location: CECUT

Information: Mexico through its folklore will present: “Grupo de Danza Kikupaico” to help us continue to celebrate Mexican culture and traditions throughout this month

Price: Free Admission

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Date: Tuesday, July 26, 2016 at 5:00pm

Location: CECUT, Video Room

Information: Musical Appreciation, Barroque Synthesis. Germany, England, France, Italy and Spain will be represented throughout the selections.

Price: Free Admission

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Date: Friday, July 29 to Sunday, July 31, 2016

Location: CECUT, Carlos Monsivais Room

Information: “Martial Arts: Tribute to Bruce Lee”. Five films will be presented in honor of this martial artists along with various presentations and skill demonstrations throughout the weekend events.

Price: Free Admission

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Date: Saturday, July 30, 2016 at 4:00pm

Location: CECUT, El Cubo Foyer

Information: “Danzon” is a space where everyone who is interested can learn various dance steps and execute them to music and entertainment

Price: Free Admission

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Date: Saturday, July 30, 2016 from 1:00pm to 10:00pm

Location: Estadio Caliente

Information: National BBQ Championship. You can, of course, sign up to compete. You can also just show up and enjoy the sights/ taste testing that needs to be done on site! There will be children’s game, live music, free classes and many more fun activities on site.

Price: Tickets can be bought online at www.grill-master-tijuana.boletia.com

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On Going Events:

Date: Tuesday and Thursday, starting July 5, 2016 from 9:00am to 10:30am

Location: Alianza Francesa de Tijuana, Azucenas 3934-C, Fraccionamiento del Prado, Tijuana, Mexico. +622 1522

Information: Elementary French language lessons for youths and adults! More information can be found on their website: www.alianzafrancesa.org.mx/Tijuana

Price: $900 annual membership dues, $750 monthly tuition fee

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Date: July 4 to July 29, 2016 from 9:00am to 1:00pm

Location: Estadio Caliente, Blvd. Agua Caliente No. 12027, Hipodromo Agua Caliente, Tijuana, B.C., Mexico.

Information: Summer Camp with the Xolos! Futbol, flag, recreational trips, arts and crafts, and many more fun activities are planned for this month long camp. Ages: 3 to 14 years old. Additional Information can be found at www.xolos.com.mx

Price: $1,500.00 pesos per camper

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Date: Throughout July 2016

Location: Parque Morelos, Av. de los Insurgentes 16000, Rio Tijuana, 3ra. Etapa, 22105, Tijuana, Mexico. +52 664 625 2469.

Information: At 12 meters high and 250 meters long, this new addition to parquet Morelos is sure to thrill old and young alike! Additionally, Parque Morelos is filled with bike paths, grassy picnic sections, play areas, games, a zoo, and much much more to explore!

Price: $50.00 pesos for “La tirolesa”

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“La Tirolesa”, Parque Morelos newest attraction

Date: Open all summer 2016

Location: Telefonica Gastro Park, Av. Melchor Ocampo 2024, Between Blvd. Agua Caliente and Calle 11, Tijuana, B.C., Mexico. +52 664 382 6841.

Information: Food truck heaven. I can not in good conscience continue to write this monthly column and not direct you to eat at any of the food trucks at the Telefonica Gastro Park. It is a destination all its own. Go, enjoy. You’re welcome.

Price: Varies

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Date: From July 18 to August 12, 2016 (9:00am to 1:30pm, Monday to Friday)

Location: CECUT

Information: What can be better than enjoying a summer camp at the CECUT? Filled with workshops on arts, theatre, music, play, story time, exposition tours, IMAX films and much more, a summer at the CECUT is one sure way to enjoy fun and culture at the same time.

Price: For price and registration please call 664 687 9645 or email: escolares@cecut.gob.mx

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Date: July 2016

Location: CECUTi children’s area

Information: The CECUTi is the children’s wing of the CECUT complex and, as such, develops programming special to their needs. Saturdays and Sundays are scheduled with children’s stories to enjoy!

Price: Free Admission

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Date: July 2016 at 11:00am

Location: CECUTi children’s area

Information: Children’s workshops are held regularly throughout the month to inspire creativity and create art. The following are scheduled for July 2016:

July 2 and 3: Stamping workshop, July 9 and 10: Paper Arts Workshop, July 16 and 17: Artesan Workshops, July 23 and 24: Painting workshop, and July 30 and 31: Jewelry Workshop. All workshop participants will be actively creating and using diverse tools to turn their art and imaginations into tangible objects.

Price: $17.00 pesos per child participant, free admission for parents to help children

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Date: Saturday’s from July 9 to August 13, 2016, from 3:00pm to 5:00pm

Location: CECUTi childrens’ area

Information: Aimed at children ages 8 to 15, this “Scientific explorer” camp helps children develop scientific observations and empirical observations and investigations.

Price: $57.00 pesos

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Date: Every Tuesday in July 201 at 6:00pm and 8:00pm

Location: CECUT, Aula de Talleres No. 8

Information: Danzon class will teach anyone in the family the dances and traditional steps of Mexican dance. Sure to be a hit for the whole family to enjoy!

Price: $500.00 pesos monthly fee

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Date: Dates throughout July 2016

Location: CECUT IMAX Theatre

Information: Seven IMAX films will be playing throughout the month of July.

Price: Varies with time and date

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As always, the amazing thing about this list is that it is but a small sample of all the fun events planned around Tijuana. Really. The Casa de la Cultura, Mini City, EL Trompo Interactive Science Museum, Oh Zone! Family Center, Pasaje Rodriguez, the amazing taco opportunities throughout town, a day of walking around the Mercado Hidalgo, catching a futbol game in town, or even just spending the day getting lost in one of the huge Mexican candy stores, are just some of the activities to enjoy in town. Walk around and discover just how family friendly and child friendly Tijuana really is! You will not regret a day in this vibrant city.

 

 

 

 

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