6 more weeks of winter? Rocky Point Weekend Rundown!

giuseppis-sponsor-bannerThis Weekend Rundown sponsored by Giuseppi’s on Blvd. Fremont

Somehow we’ve already marched our way right into February. With temperatures pointing up, along with an increasing number of Winter Visitors, activities are also beginning to pick up around town. We heard there’s still 6 weeks of winter….somewhere…so in the meantime let’s run down the weekend. If you are new to the “Rundown”, be sure to check the info below on events not only for this weekend but for a glimpse at what’s coming up in the year!

Rains from last weekend certainly left their mark on Puerto Peñasco, deepening and widening a number of existing craters across city streets while adding new dips and valleys to our urban landscape. This, along with ongoing road work in some parts of town, make traversing through Puerto Peñasco an ongoing adventure.  Please drive carefully around town and pay close attention to road work.  Tip: When coming from the North, we recommended turning at the sign toward Laguna del Mar and then join up with the coastal road just past the train tracks.  This leads easily to Sandy Beach area, allowing to double-back to town (avoiding Blvd. Josefa for the moment) or out to Cholla Bay.

Boat adventures and whale watching opportunities!Cola de ballena jorobada en Puerto Peñasco Sonora

EcoFun upcoming Whale Watching Schedule: Friday Feb 6th 3:30 p.m. (sunset/whale watch) Saturday Feb 7th 12 p.m. Departure and 3:30 p.m. (sunset/whale watch), Sunday Feb 8 1 p.m. Departure!! Call 388 9699 or email ecofunrentals@gmail to reserve spots.

Be sure to check with the numerous local boat excursions for Whale Watching Adventures

Feb. 7th – Mermaids Arts Markets – 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Plaza del Camaron (Shrimp Plaza at intersection of Blvd. Freemont and Blvd. Juarez) 1st and 3rd Saturdays of each month through April 18th! Plus, don’t miss the 2nd Mermaid & Pirate Fest on the season’s final gathering – April 18th! Upcoming Mermaid dates: February 7th & 21st, March 7th & 21st, April 4th & 18th

car-show-feb8Feb. 8th – Realistics Car & Bike Show – Fundraiser for Los Rolling Rockies wheelchair basketball team in the Malecon   11 a.m. – 5 p.m.   Sign up: Volunteer Donation Contact: Osvaldo Reyes 638 103 4621

Adventure with CEDO

NaturArte EcoTours of the Intercultural Center for the Study of Deserts and Oceans (CEDO) Pinacate Adventures scheduled for Feb. 10th and Feb. 14th See the CEDO Events Calendar for more info. Be sure to email them early to reserve your spot!

Free Natural History Talks @ CEDO: Tuesdays 2 p.m. (English)   4 p.m. (español) & Saturdays 2 p.m. (Español) 4 p.m. (English)

*Plus, CEDO has it’s dates for this Summer’s Wet Feet Camp June 11 – 15
For more info: CEDO Intercultural

CineMartes Tuesday Art Film Nights – 8/8:30 p.m. on patio of Café Puerto Viejo

skymedFeb. 13th – SkyMed Information Session (RSVP requested) 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. @ Blue Marlin in the Old Port  Please Email Linda Scholey at bestnrpt@yahoo.com  to reserve your seat.

Feb. 13th – Music Festival in the Malecón starting around 4 p.m. presented by local FM radio stations 96.5 & 106.1 featuring a number of local musicians. Enjoy a pre-Valentine’s day stroll on the Malecón with music out over the Sea of Cortez.

Feb. 13th – Hermanos Vega & Banda Libertad 8 p.m. @ EXPO Convention Center Tickets VIP 200 pesos / 150 pesos general

Valentine’s Day

obsc-MardiGrasPosterFebruary 14th – CBSC 7th Annual Golf Tournament this year @ Mayan Palace Contact Tony Romero for more info: acromero@aol.com

February 14th – OBSC – Valentine’s Day Fiesta – Mardi Gras Parade in Cholla Bay – Meet @ 4 p.m. Cholla Bay Clubhouse Parking Lot   All invited to dinner afterwards starting about 5:30 p.m.   $10 US members / $15 US guests

February 20th – Our favorite trop rocker Mark Mulligan @ Caribbean Parrot 5 p.m.

mauricio-diazFebruary 20th – Mauricio Díaz “Hueso” en concierto – ITSPP Auditorium  8 p.m. 100 pesos – cupo limitado

February 21st – Mermaids Arts Market @ Plaza del Camaron 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

February 26th – Sabina Tribute “Ni Tan Jovenes Ni tan Viejos” El Tapeo 9 p.m. 100 pesos

sabina-tributeFeb. 27th – 28th Sandstorm 300 by Southern Arizona Desert Racing – upcoming 2015 dates May 15 – 16 Tequila 150; Sept. 25 – 26 Point to Point; Dec. 4 – 5 Cholla 250

SPRING BREAK * ASU March 7th – 15th * U of A / NAU  March 15th – 22nd *

SEMANA SANTA * March 29 – April 5th * (class vacations March 29 – April 13)

car-show-march7-8March 7th & 8th –  Desert Dreams 6th  EXPO Car Show @ EXPO Convention Center

Over-the-Line Softball dates 2015  –  March 28  –  June 13 – October 24     Additional information:  John Fowler 602-840-1528

CBSC 60th Annual Fishing Derby –  April 9th – 12th; May 7th – 10th; May 21st – 23rd; Fish Fry and Awards May 24th   More info at: chollacbsc@gmail.com

April 18th CBSC Horseshoe Tournament  More info at: chollacbsc@gmail.comCBSC-60

April 18th Mermaids & Pirate Extravaganza at the Mermaids Arts Market with zydeco music by The Bayou Brothers!

April 25th – Rocky Point Triathlon   www.rockypointtri.com

May 1st – 3rd Rocky Point Times’ El Golfo Run (Reservations rockypointtimes@yahoo.com)

May 2nd – 3rd   Cinco de Mayo Regatta (Fleet 66)tri

June 11th – 14th  RCPM Circus Mexicus!  www.circusmexicus.net

July / 4th of July weekend – Sonoran Resorts Casino Night (Date TBA)

Oct. 10th – 11th Hobie Cat Piñata Regatta (Fleet 66 & Fleet 514)

November 11th – 15th   15th Anniversary Rocky Point Rally   www.rockypointrally.com

Looking for upcoming events in Rocky Point?  Check out our Event Calendar!   If you have information you’d like to add, please let us know at info@rockypoint360.com Office: 383 1804, cell:  638 380 8849, or from the US: 480-282-4226   For weekend rundown announcements, please get them to us one week in advance (preferably)…though the earlier the better!  Don’t forget to subscribe to RockyPoint360.com to get all our articles and announcements and/or Like us on Facebook at Rocky Point 360.

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