Let’s Enjoy Tijuana: Great Events in May 2017

Summer is right around the corner and the city of Tijuana is gearing up for the fun with a full schedule this May. From musical concerts to dance festivals, opportunities to learn an indigenous language to kid friendly craft sessions and everything in between, Tijuana is the place to be this month.

Not enough incentive? How about the 105 Kid Friendly Things To Do in Tijuana list? Or maybe the in-your-face sour-sweet taste of Mexican candy? Perhaps you’d prefer a cultural afternoon learning about The Pinata Makers of Tijuana or The Tijuana Border?

However you decide to spend the day, or weekend, in Tijuana, we are certain that it will be an experience you want to repeat again and again. With a kid friendly culture, family entertainment suitable for all ages, and a foodie culture that is becoming world renowned, Tijuana is a great destination to explore!

So, Let’s Enjoy Tijuana!

Specific Date Events and On Going Events

Specific Date Events:

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Date: Monday, May 1, 2017 at 7:00pm

Location: CECUT, Theatre, Paseo de los Heroes No. 9350, Zona Urbana Rio, Tijuana, B.C., Mexico. Tel., +664-687-9600.

Information: Luminiscencias- a dance production by Lux Boreal Dance troupe

Price: $100.00 M.N. (pesos)

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Date: Monday, May 1, 2017 at 8:00am

Location: Starting point at Blvd. Insurgentes y Seminario

Information: Wedding Run 5K- join in to run a 5k and be present at its culmination- a weeding!

Price: $100-120.00 M.N. (pesos)

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Date: Various dates throughout May 2017 (see above picture for more information on dates and times)

Location: CECUT, IMAX Theatre, Paseo de los Heroes No. 9350, Zona Urbana Rio, Tijuana, B.C., Mexico. Tel., +664-687-9600.

Information: “Dolphins” is the newest IMAX addition at the CECUT and is sure to become a family favorite.

Price: $52.00 pesos general admission, $31.00 pesos children’s admission, and $33.00 pesos special price every Wednesday

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Date: Tuesday, May 2, 2017 at 5:00pm

Location: CECUT, Carlos Monsivais Room,Paseo de los Heroes No. 9350, Zona Urbana Rio, Tijuana, B.C., Mexico. Tel., +664-687-9600.

Information: Califerne- A platform of VideoDance in B.C.- a look into various dances in the region

Price: Free Admission

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Date: Tuesday, May 2, 2017 at 8:00pm

Location: CECUT, Theatre, Paseo de los Heroes No. 9350, Zona Urbana Rio, Tijuana, B.C., Mexico. Tel., +664-687-9600.

Information: Esmedianoche- a dance troop from Mazatlan, Mexico with a contemporary flair

Price: $100.00 M.N. (pesos)

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Date: Tuesday, May 2, 2017 at 7:00pm

Location: CECUT, IMAX Theatre, Paseo de los Heroes No. 9350, Zona Urbana Rio, Tijuana, B.C., Mexico. Tel., +664-687-9600.

Information: “Window into the universe: The incredible adaptable optic (lens)”. The monthly presentation topic will again delight with information and a chance to view the night sky with the organizations telescopes late into the evening.

Price: $22.00 M.N. (pesos)

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Date: Wednesday, May 3 to Sunday, May 7, 2017

Location: Revolution Avenue 968-304, Tijuana, Mexico. Tel.,+ 664 255 7692.

Information: The 13th Artisan Exposition will fill the courtyard and spaces with beautiful treasures from around the region and country. For more information you can contact the organizers at www.expoartesanal.com.mx

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Date: Thursday, May 4, 2017 at 7:00pm

Location: CECUT, Paseo de los Heroes No. 9350, Zona Urbana Rio, Tijuana, B.C., Mexico. Tel., +664-687-9600.

Information: An intimate look into photography and its place in our collective memory and story.

Price: Free Admission (today for inauguration day, regular price all other days. Free Admission to all CECUT exhibits continues every Sunday).

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Date: Thursday, May 4, 2017 at 6:00pm

Location: Pasaje Rodriguez, Between Constitution and Revolution Street, Tijuana, B.C., Mexico. Tel.,+52 664 215 1636.

Information: “Pictorial demonstration: Skate Wars”- inauguration and sale

Price: Free Admission

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Date: Thursday, May 4, 2017 at 7:00pm

Location: CEART, Centro Estatal De Las Artes Tijuana, Via Rapida Oriente No. 15320, Zona Rio, 3era Etapa, Tijuana, B.C., Mexico. Tel.,+664 104 0273.

Information: “Tres de la Baja” will be presenting a Guitar recital.

Price: Free Admission

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Date: Friday, May 5, 2017 at 7:00pm

Location: CECUT, Federico Campbell Room, Paseo de los Heroes No. 9350, Zona Urbana Rio, Tijuana, B.C., Mexico. Tel., +664-687-9600.

Information: Accompanied by a Spanish translator and a guitar, Mikeas Sanchez will give a poetry recital in the native Zoque language.

Price: Free Admission

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Date: Friday, May 5, 2017 at 8:30pm

Location: Auditorio Municipal Tijuana, Blvd. Diaz Ordaz #12421, Fracc. El Paraiso, 22000, Tijuana, B.C., Mexico. Tel.,+ 664 250 9015.

Information: More information can be found at www.taquillaexpress.com

Price: Pre-sale prices are $85.00 per child and $135.00 pesos per general admission. Sale at the door prices are $105.00 pesos per child and $165.00 pesos per general admission.

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Date: Saturday, May 6, 2017 at 8:00pm

Location: CECUT, Paseo de los Heroes No. 9350, Zona Urbana Rio, Tijuana, B.C., Mexico. Tel., +664-687-9600.

Information: “Soundtrack: Cabaret Filmico”

Price: $350-400.00 pesos per admission ticket

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Date: Saturday, May 6, 2017

Location: Tren Turistico, Venta de Boletos: Ave. Miguel Aleman 3042, Col. Gabilondo, Tijuana, B.C., Mexico.

Information: This is the Mother’s Day train ride event. More information has not been released at the time of posting. Please call 622-9771 for further details.

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Date: Saturday, May 6, 2017 at 4:00pm

Location: CEART, Centro Estatal De Las Artes Tijuana, Via Rapida Oriente No. 15320, Zona Rio, 3era Etapa, Tijuana, B.C., Mexico. Tel.,+664 104 0273.

Information: Afro Dance Class taught by San Diego troupe

Price: $800.00 M.N. (pesos) per participant

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Date: Saturday, May 6, 2017 at 6:00pm

Location: CECUT, Federico Campbell Room

Information: The viola is the star of this show!

Price: Free Admission

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Date: Saturday, May 6, 2017 at 4:00pm

Location: CEART, Centro Estatal De Las Artes Tijuana, Via Rapida Oriente No. 15320, Zona Rio, 3era Etapa, Tijuana, B.C., Mexico. Tel.,+664 104 0273.

Information: The chorus of the Tijuana Opera will perform at CEART this Saturday

Price: Free Admission

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Date: Sunday, May 7, 2017 at 1:00pm

Location: CECUT, Federico Campbell Room, Paseo de los Heroes No. 9350, Zona Urbana Rio, Tijuana, B.C., Mexico. Tel., +664-687-9600.

Information: “The Joy of Singing” will be presented by the Opera Chorus of Tijuana

Price: Free Admission

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Date: Sunday, May 7, 2017 from 11am to 2pm (also on Wednesday, May 10, 2017)

Location: El Trompo Interactive Science Museum, Libramiento Los Insurgentes s/n, Rio Tijuana, 3era Etapa, 22226, Tijuana, B.C., Mexico. Tel.,+664 634 3476.

Information: “Celebrate Mom”- come out and celebrate mother’s day at El Trompo

Price: Free event (Museum admission is separate)

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Date: Sunday, May 7, 2017 at 6:00pm

Location: CECUT, El Cubo Vestibule, Paseo de los Heroes No. 9350, Zona Urbana Rio, Tijuana, B.C., Mexico. Tel., +664-687-9600.

Information: Tango at the CECUT

Price: Free Admission

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Date: Thursday, May 11, 2017 from 10:00am to 4:00pm

Location: UABC- Universidad Autonoma de Baja California, Unidad Otay, Calzada Universidad 14418, Parque Industrial Internacional, Tijuana, B.C., 22427, Mexico. Tel.,+664 979 7500.

Information: 5th Ecological Fair held by the students at UABC. There will be conference talks, workshops, exposition halls, music and entertainment- all in the name of our planet earth and conservation.

Price: Free Admission

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Date: Thursday, May 11, 2017 at 7:00pm

Location: CECUT, Federico Campbell Room

Information: The Baja California Orchestra

Price: Free Admission

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Date: Thursday, May 11, 2017 at 7:00pm

Location: CECUT, IMAX Dome Vestibule, Paseo de los Heroes No. 9350, Zona Urbana Rio, Tijuana, B.C., Mexico. Tel., +664-687-9600.

Information: Danzon- a night of dancing and entertainment open to all

Price: Free Admission

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Date: Friday, May 12, 2017 at 7:00pm

Location: CECUT, El Cubo Vestibule, Paseo de los Heroes No. 9350, Zona Urbana Rio, Tijuana, B.C., Mexico. Tel., +664-687-9600.

Information: International Day of Opera- a celebration

Price: Free Admission

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Date: Wednesday, May 17, 2017 at 6:00pm

Location: CECUT, Federico Campbell Room, Paseo de los Heroes No. 9350, Zona Urbana Rio, Tijuana, B.C., Mexico. Tel., +664-687-9600.

Information: “Political Constitution of the United States of Mexico”- a book presentation, reading, and learning opportunity.

Price: Free Admission

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Date: Thursday, May 18, 2017 from 11am to 12pm

Location: El Trompo Interactive Science Museum, Libramiento Los Insurgentes s/n, Rio Tijuana, 3era Etapa, 22226, Tijuana, B.C., Mexico. Tel.,+664 634 3476.

Information: “Astronomy Talk” will give a presentation on comets that is sure to thrill all the kids, and adults, in your family.

Price: Free

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Date: May 19 to May 28, 2017 from 9:00am to 9:00pm

Location: CECUT, Paseo de los Heroes No. 9350, Zona Urbana Rio, Tijuana, B.C., Mexico. Tel., +664-687-9600.

Information: Feria del Libro is a huge Book Fair held in Tijuana that is sure to inspire you to read more and delve into the art of literature a bit deeper.

Price: Free Admission

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Date: Friday, May 19, 2017 (Opening day)

Location: CECUT, IMAX Theatre, Paseo de los Heroes No. 9350, Zona Urbana Rio, Tijuana, B.C., Mexico. Tel., +664-687-9600.

Information: The Mysteries of China- an IMAX film

Price: $52 pesos general admission, $31 pesos children’s admission, and $33 pesos special admission price every Wednesday

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Date: Saturday, May 20, 2017 starting at 6:00pm

Location: El Trompo Interactive Science Museum, Libramiento Los Insurgentes s/n, Rio Tijuana, 3era Etapa, 22226, Tijuana, B.C., Mexico. Tel.,+664 634 3476.

Information: “Night at the Museum” will bring El Trompo to life late into the evening. Make sure to call ahead and reserve your spot as space is limited to this extra special sleep over.

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Date: , May 20, 2017 at 8:00pm

Location: El Trompo Interactive Science Museum, Libramiento Los Insurgentes s/n, Rio Tijuana, 3era Etapa, 22226, Tijuana, B.C., Mexico. Tel.,+664 634 3476.

Information: Japonawa 2017

Price: $80.00 M.N. (pesos)

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Date: Sunday, May 21, 2017

Location: El Foro, Avenida Revolucion #8341, Zona Centro, 22000, Tijuana, B.C., Mexico. Tel.,+664 634 3614.

Information: Dora the Explorer will be on stage in Tijuana at El Foro. For more information please contact 664-634-3614.

Price: $220.00 pesos general admission

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Date: Sunday, May 21, 2017 from 10am to 8pm

Location: Calle 9na Ignacio Zaragosa #8270, Zona Centro, Tijuana, B.C., Mexico. Located in front of the Basket Cat Café.

Information: Baja Cat Fest- a festival for cat lovers with food, music, shopping opportunities, contests and children’s area.

Price: Free Admission

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Date: Thursday, May 22 to Tuesday, May 27, 2017 from 10am to 3pm

Location: El Trompo Interactive Science Museum, Libramiento Los Insurgentes s/n, Rio Tijuana, 3era Etapa, 22226, Tijuana, B.C., Mexico. Tel.,+664 634 3476.

Information: “A Week to Celebrate Biological Diversity”. Come out and celebrate our planet and its immense biodiversity all week at El Trompo.

Price: Free admission to this event (museum admission is separate)

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Date: Tuesday, May 23, 2017 at 7:00pm

Location: CECUT

Information: A musical concert with the Baja California Orchestra and the musical talents of the UABC.

Price: $100.00 M.N.

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Date: Saturday, May 27, 2017 at 7:00pm

Location: CEART, Centro Estatal De Las Artes Tijuana, Via Rapida Oriente No. 15320, Zona Rio, 3era Etapa, Tijuana, B.C., Mexico. Tel.,+664 104 0273.

Information: “Chicago” the musical will be on stage!

Price: $120.00 M.N. (pesos)

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Date: Saturday, May 27, 2017 at 4:00pm

Location: CECUT, El Cubo Vestibule, Paseo de los Heroes No. 9350, Zona Urbana Rio, Tijuana, B.C., Mexico. Tel., +664-687-9600.

Information: Danzon- an afternoon of dance and community

Price: Free Admission

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Date: Saturday, May 27 and Sunday, May 28, 2017

Location: Rosarito, B.C., Mexico.

Information: Rosarito Art Fest- music, cuisine, crafts and general merriment. For more information please look at www.rosaritoartfest.com

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Date: Saturday, May 27, 2017 at 8:00pm

Location: CECUT, Theatre, Paseo de los Heroes No. 9350, Zona Urbana Rio, Tijuana, B.C., Mexico. Tel., +664-687-9600.

Information: “Flower of Seven Petals”- inspired by events in the northern region of Mexico and the flower that never dies: the flower of the seven petals.

Price: $150.00 M.N. (pesos)

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Date: Sunday, May 28, 2017 from 9am to4pm

Location: El Trompo Interactive Science Museum, Libramiento Los Insurgentes s/n, Rio Tijuana, 3era Etapa, 22226, Tijuana, B.C., Mexico. Tel.,+664 634 3476.

Information: Two very special events will be held on the 28th. From 9am to 4pm “BajaBot” will showcase creativity and robotics in children’s lives and from 11am to 3pm “International Day of Play” will have games and activities set up for families to enjoy!

Price: Free admission to the event (museum admission is separate)

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Date: Tuesday, May 30, 2017 at 5:00pm

Location: CECUT, Video Room, Paseo de los Heroes No. 9350, Zona Urbana Rio, Tijuana, B.C., Mexico. Tel., +664-687-9600.

Information: A duel between classical guitar and the electric guitar!

Price: Free Admission

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Date: Tuesday, May 30, 2017 at 7:00pm

Location: CECUT, Federico Campbell Room, Paseo de los Heroes No. 9350, Zona Urbana Rio, Tijuana, B.C., Mexico. Tel., +664-687-9600.

Information: A look into the history of Baja California with some of the area’s experts.

Price: Free Admission

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On Going Events:

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Date: Every day throughout May 2017

Location: Oh Zone! Family Fun Center, inside of Galerias Hipodromo, Agua Caliente 11999-208, Colonial Aguascalientes, 22024, Tijuana, B.C., Mexico. Tel.,+664 608 4436.

Information: With an indoor roller skating rink, bowling, arcade, skyJamboree, rock wall, and food section, Oh Zone! is a great place to spend a few hours with the whole family.

Price: Price varies depending on activity.

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Date: Every day throughout May 2017

Location: El Trompo Interactive Science Museum, Libramiento Los Insurgentes s/n, Rio Tijuana, 3era Etapa, 22226, Tijuana, B.C., Mexico. Tel.,+664 634 3476.

Information: El Trompo is a fun and interactive science center where the knowledgeable staff is able to guide young and old visitors alike. With several floors of science activities and wide open spaces, this museum is definitely one of our favorites. We highly recommend a visit!

Price: $90.00 pesos general admission

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Date: From May 1 to May 5, 2017, 6-10pm

Location: CEART, Centro Estatal De Las Artes Tijuana, Via Rapida Oriente No. 15320, Zona Rio, 3era Etapa, Tijuana, B.C., Mexico. Tel.,+664 104 0273.

Information: Come out and learn with this African Dance Workshop offered at the CEART and taught by the Teye Sa Thiosanne of San Diego, CA.

Price: $800.00 M.N. (pesos)

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Date: Every Sunday in May 2017 at 5:00pm (May 7 & 14 at the Federico Campbell Room and May 21 & 28 at the El Cubo Vestibule)

Location: CECUT, Paseo de los Heroes No. 9350, Zona Urbana Rio, Tijuana, B.C., Mexico. Tel., +664-687-9600.

Information: The Voice Throughout Time- the works of Mexico’s great composers will be interpreted throughout this event and brought to life at the CECUT

Price: Free Admission

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Date: Every Saturday and Sunday throughout May 2017 at 11:00am

Location: CECUT, Paseo de los Heroes No. 9350, Zona Urbana Rio, Tijuana, B.C., Mexico. Tel., +664-687-9600.

Information: Each weekend kids have a chance to create and make at the CECUT. May 6 & 7: Build an aquarium, May 13 & 14: Art-ifact, May 20 & 21: Create with recycled products, and May 27 & 28: Painting workshop

Price: $17.00 pesos

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Date: Every Monday in May 2017 from 7-9pm

Location: CECUT, Paseo de los Heroes No. 9350, Zona Urbana Rio, Tijuana, B.C., Mexico. Tel., +664-687-9600.

Information: Nahuatl language learning workshop- come out and learn the language of the regions ancestors.

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Date: Saturday, May 13 and May 27, 2017 from 12-2pm

Location: CECUT, Paseo de los Heroes No. 9350, Zona Urbana Rio, Tijuana, B.C., Mexico. Tel., +664-687-9600.

Information: Kumiay language workshop.

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Date: Open throughout May 2017

Location: CECUT, El Cubo Room 1, Paseo de los Heroes No. 9350, Zona Urbana Rio, Tijuana, B.C., Mexico. Tel., +664-687-9600.

Information: Come and tour this eye catching exhibition of Botero’s work

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Date: Open every day throughout May 2017

Location: Parque Morelos, Av. de los Insurgentes 16000, Rio Tijuana, 3era. Etapa, Tijuana, B.C., Mexico. Tel.,+664 625 2469.

Information: Parque Morelos is filled with open spaces, green areas, animal habitats, and fun areas for the kids to ride bikes, play, or just be kids. It is Tijuana’s version of Central park!

Price: Free Admission- some activities may incur a fee

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Date: Special 2 X 1 deal is offered every Tuesday in May 2017

Location: Mini City, Blvd. Paseo de los Heroes #95, Local C4, Zona Rio, 22010, Tijuana, B.C., Mexico. Tel.,+664 200 2112.

Information: Mini City is a child centered mini world where kids can interact and simulate the every day life of the adults that surround them. Through play, kids learn the responsibilities and benefits of working in a dairy farm, medical clinic, supermarket, fire department, and many more places of business. This is truly a fun experience for both children and their adults.

Price: 2 x 1 deal. Regular admission $159.00 pesos for children’s admission and $59.00 pesos for adult admission.

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As always, these events are but a small sample of everything that Tijuana has to offer this month. Come out and visit this thriving city to see for yourself!

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