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Loreto Fest Reinvented

If you’re in the Sea of Cortez, why not plan to check out the all-new Loreto Fest on Friday, May 1, and Saturday, May 2? The event will include food vendors, bay cleanup, a swap meet, cruiser jam sessions (bring your instruments) and arts and crafts (show off your wares). You can organize and sign up for games. "Riffle through your recipe books and come up with a great dish to share for our nightly potlucks," says Ray Wyatt, the commodore of Hidden Port Yacht Club, which organizes the event. "Sorry, no volunteers needed, no live band, no pasta dinner or pancake breakfast! Just fun for everyone," he added.

The do-it-yourself jam session will live on at this year’s Loreto Fest.

© Cornelia Gould

"We have downsized and refocused our objectives to be more cruiser friendly," says Wyatt. "Spread the word, and join us in making new friends and renewing old acquaintances. Remember, we are all here because we are not all there!"

Loreto Fest is held in the popular cruiser center of Puerto Escondido on the east coast of Baja California, about halfway down the peninsula, situated along Highway 1 and Bahia Loreto.

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