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A Beautiful Day of music, art, fun and friends under the Baja Sun!

With the sun-sparkled sea and the rugged outline of Machorro as a backdrop, gorgeous Baja weather, and strains of rhythmic music filling the air, this year’s Blues and Arts Festival was not an event to miss.
Artists from all over the region were displaying their beautiful creations along one side of the Festival. Browsing shoppers were treated to displays of vivid paintings, rustic metalwork, delicious wine jelly, unique pieces of jewelry, and much more.

At the opposite end of the Festival Grounds, the stage was set up on the beach, pouring forth the Blues. Rows of plastic and lawn chairs fanned out around it, filled with an appreciative audience taking in the talents of each of the bands.

Everyone seemed to find familiar faces in the crowd, and the Festival was bustling with people. The venue of the El Cortez Hotel was a beautiful location, with the Sea a few mere strides from the Festival, and the cactus and desert plants added a great atmosphere to the event.

A Beautiful Day of music, art, fun and friends under the Baja Sun! Check the GALLERY for the photo coverage.

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Spring Time in San Felipe

Spring has sprung in San Felipe, and you can feel the changing season in the air…time to start getting out the shorts and sandals. Right now is the perfect time of year to get out-of-doors and explore Baja, go to an event, start gardening, enjoy the beach, anything that lets you soak up the warm sun before we head into summer’s heat.
Spring is also prime event time for San Felipe, with the Blues and Arts Festival this Saturday at the El Cortez Hotel, and the Rock and Roll Revival Casa de Fe Fundraiser on the 28th. Organized by Bill Spradlin, this event is in memory of his wife Carol: “Carol & I were planning this fundraiser for Casa de Fe when she died, so it is only natural to have this be a celebration of her life’s dream and also help celebrate her great love for dancing.”
And in April we have the 15th Annual South Campos Poker Run coming up along with Easter weekend!
Things are going on in San Felipe… get out there and enjoy it!

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By the Sea of Cortés

The mission of Blues and Arts Fiesta is “Changing Lives Through Music and Art”. As a result, the event will be a reason of joy not only for participants, but also for the deprived members of the community. All proceeds will be donated to local charities that rely on private donations to carry out their activity. Any person will automatically contribute to the cause by purchasing a ticket which costs $20 if paid in advance and $25 if purchased on location. More info HERE .

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Excitement and anticipation hung in the air.

The past weekend’s 26th MasterCraft Safety Tecate SCORE San Felipe 250 Offroad Race was a great success.  as everybody had fun and enjoyed the energy and the beautiful spring weather for the Race.

Contingency on Friday saw the entire length of the Malecon filled with eager, excited spectators and bright, flashy race vehicles manned by the race teams. It was a balmy and beautiful day for the crowds to get up close and personal with the 250 entries, whether posing for pictures in front of the race trucks or simply watching the line-up proceed from the shade.  Restaurants were packed from one end of the Malecon to the other and businesses were bustling with customers all throughout the weekend.

The race itself on Saturday was a big adrenaline rush for visitors and local spectators alike.  A cheering crowd gathered around the San Felipe arches to watch the competitors come roaring into the finish line.  Rob MacCachren took the trophy truck division win with a time of 4h 25m 3s. B.J. Baldwin came in 2nd and Mike Julson took 3rd.

Luke McMillin won Class 1, while Caselli and Ramirez for KTM won Overall Mortorcyle/Class 22

The Event of the Year in San Felipe.

26th Mastercraft Safety Tecate Score San Felipe 250

The event you’ve been waiting for all year, the Score San Felipe 250 is an exhilarating offroad race through the Baja desert. On from March 9-11, get ready for a weekend of fun, from contingency on the Malecon to the heart-pounding action on race day. Even though the work to revamp the Malecon is not finished, the show must go on. We want to wish you a great racing weekend to you all.

 

 

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Race week is upon us!

Thursday 8: Get ready for the 9th Annual Rotary Club Steak in the Park! Held in the San Felipe’s municipal park (beside the fire station) There will be delicious steak as well as beer, wine and sodas to enjoy it with. Live music, a silent auction and a Chinese raffle will be held. Get your tickets from Rotary members or from the Rotary trailer at site. Starts 1 pm.

 Steak Image by: Ateamente.com

26th Mastercraft Safety Tecate Score San Felipe 250

The event you’ve been waiting for all year, the Score San Felipe 250 is an exhilarating offroad race through the Baja desert. On from March 9-11, get ready for a weekend of fun, from contingency on the Malecon to the heart-pounding action on race day! Get More Info!

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Tequila Exhibition

Although the weekend started out a little windy, San Felipe is ready for the 2012 Tequila Exhibition. Activities are scheduled to take place on the west end of the Malecon during this weekend.

With 12 of Mexico’s manufacturers of Tequila waiting for you to sample their wares, Artisans displaying their beautifully unique work, a variety of tempting food carts and a fun-filled atmosphere. Admission to the exhibition is Free, so all you need to do is head downtown to start having fun!

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A delicious celebration…

The past weekend’s 10th Annual San Felipe Paella Festival was a delicious celebration, packed with happy event-goers, sampling the mouth-watering paella dishes with a side of spicy mariachi music and beautiful Baja weather. The clouds stayed home, but the crowds came out, as this was reported to be the best, busiest Paella Festival yet. Many different varieties of the dish were available to try, as well as the famous huge pan of paella, cooked by the hosts of the event, the El Cortez Hotel. More Photos

 

Also over the weekend was San Felipe’s Caminata Contra El Cancer; this year a tide of blue shirts crested the hill, marching down Chetumal to raise over $3,000 for the detection and treatment of cancer in San Felipe. Photos Here

 

 

 

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San Felipe Carnaval 2012 has been a success!

San Felipe Carnaval 2012 has been a success! Despite relocating to in front of the Government Center on Ave. Mar de Cortez this year due to Malecon construction, the Carnival was a hit, and large crowds attended.

The festival was based around a Jungle theme this year, with zebra and leopard prints galore, wild animal costumes and floats draped in vines and foliage. Food stands were arranged along the back of Ave. Mar de Cortez, tempting the crowds with hot churros and gorditas, while music and dancing swirled around the main stage while carnival rides whirled behind the government offices.

As well, there was a strong presence by the Policia, keeping the crowds in order, making way for the parade floats, as well as strongly discouraging littering, making sure everybody was having a safe, fun time.

Missing the Carnival already, or didn't get to make it down and experience it? Check out the photos of the Carnaval in our Gallery!

Here's hoping you made it down for the fun, or if not can make it next year!

Spotlight on Events:

San Felipe Caminata Contra el Cancer – Cancer Walk
Gather on the morning of February 25th for a march through town, from the Arches to the Malecon in the name of fighting Cancer. Be part of the wave of color that sweeps through San Felipe, making a difference! Get More Info!

Paella Festival
Ready for a culinary experience? February 25th is the 10th Annual Paella Festival at the El Cortez Hotel. Savor the taste of the traditional paella dish while taking in the live mariachi music and soaking up the Baja sunshine! Get More Info!

26th Mastercraft Safety Tecate Score San Felipe 250
The event you've been waiting for all year, the Score San Felipe 250 is an exhilarating offroad race through the Baja desert. On from March 9-11, get ready for a weekend of fun, from contingency on the Malecon to the heart-pounding action on race day! Get More Info!