Arrrr you ready? Rocky Point Weekend Rundown!

mermaids-penasco-recSponsored this week by Peñasco Recreation Co.

March. Goodness, where did it go? We made it through Spring Break, followed right on the heels by Semana Santa crowds and plenty of sunshine, still with cool nights and even cooler mornings. While the mega-crowds and plethora of bandas from Semana Santa have come and gone, activities around town don’t seem to be letting up any time soon. So let’s run down the weekend and head right into the pirates, mermaids, street art, horseshoes, jazz, triathlons, and regattas of April.


2nd – Mermaid & Pirate Extravaganza at the Mermaids Arts Market!  For a 3rd year the folks from Peñasco Recreation Co., together with artists from the Fall through Spring Mermaids Arts Market, will be decorating Shrimp Plaza with dance, music, and costume contests. “Doors” open at 10 a.m. – first performances go on around 11:30 – and then DON’T MISS the Bayou Brothers out of San Diego for what will surely be a boot-stomping, washboard playing good time. Yes, I said washboard.   Plus, the Bayou Brothers will be taking their Zydeco over to Banditos at 6 p.m.  Tickets for Saturday night available at the Pirate/Mermaid Extravaganza!  Plus, RockyPoint360 is sponsoring the Kids Pirate Costume contest!  Arrrr you ready?

2ndRace Car Experience!  Rocky Point Speedway    11 a.m. – 3 p.m.  Drive or Ride Along!  (entrance near Wrecked / The Reef)Rockypoint-speedway-12

2nd – Over the Line Softball (Check for Info @ JJ’s Cantina / John Fowler) upcoming dates June 11 / Oct 22

2nd – Tianguis Cultural – 12 p.m. – 6 p.m. at Plaza Colosio across from the plaza in the malecón.  Yet another great art fair opportunity.

2nd – Be on the look out for a skate fest around the malecón – traditionally held the final Saturday of the Semana Santa vacation period

tiburones-2016-inaug2nd – TIBURONES BASEBALL IS BACK!  Opener this Saturday 7:30 p.m. vs CABORCA   Schedule:  Liga Norte de Mexico

3rd – 7th  SONORA RALLY  (San Luis Rio Colorado – Puerto Peñasco)

Coming up!


9th – International author William Gordon 11 a.m. @ Municipal Auditorium

9th – CBSC Horseshoe Tournament   @ Cholla Bay Clubhouse   Sign up 8:30 – 10 a.m.  Tournament starts at 10 a.m.   Plus, there will be a Corn Hole tournament this year!  A portion of all proceeds go to local Red cross.

9th – JJ’s 1 Club Open (info @ JJ’s Cantina) upcoming date Oct 15

14th – 17th  CBSC 61st Fishing Derby  – The first of three chances to get in on this year’s Derby.  Enter at the radio shack (boat ramp) next to JJ’s Cantina.  Info: Kelley Adams: 480 345 0623  or in Cholla 382 5111   or  Pat Goodin: 575 635 4779 or in Cholla 382 5056

16th – Race Car Experience!  Rocky Point Speedway    11 a.m. – 3 p.m.  Drive or Ride Along!  (entrance near Wrecked / The Reef)

beach-beer-olympics-april16th – Beer Olympics  Info & Registration:

16th – Funkalicious Beach Volleyball @ Las Palomas

22nd & 23rdInternational Jazz Day Festival * Featuring Nayo Jones, along with other international and local artists *  Presented by Doc Jones, President of the International Jazz Day AZ Foundation *

23rd – 24th –  Cabalgata Costera & Turística – Annual Horseback  ride featuring regional horse clubs!  They’ll be riding through town on April 24th and end with a grand fiesta on the explanade just off Calle 13!

24th – TOMA COLOR – 3rd annual color run in Puerto Peñasco  (registration open March 9th – April 9th @ Puerto Viejo Café in the Old Port)

30th – Rocky Point Triathlon @ Las Palomas

30th – May 1st – Hobie Cat Cinco de Mayo Regatta



  • Tuesdays – Natural History Talk [English 2 pm] / Plática de Historia Natural [español 4 pm] @ CEDO


  • 4 p.m. Connection Club happy hour on the patio at Puesta del Restaurant @ Playa Bonita
  • ¡A comer! Paella night @ El Tapeo Wine Bar at Laos Mar Best Western (next to Playa Bonita)
  • ¡A bailar Salsa! 9:30 p.m. @ Pikaros on the way to the Mirador with Agua de Coco


  • All over the radio! 12 p.m. – 1 p.m. In town? Tune into 106.1 FM to hear Sami on air with host Felix Rincón to chat about what’s coming up in Rocky Point as they count down the top 5 stories and hits!  Online:   [Click on 40 Principales]
  • Craft classes w/Naomi: Fridays Noon – 5 p.m. with Naomi Black @ Off the Beach Studio Info:


  • Saturdays – Plática de Historia Natural [español 2 pm] / Natural History Talk [English 4 pm] / @ CEDO
  • Water Color classes – 2nd & 4th Saturdays of the month with Mary Lou Wilhelm at Plaza Fabiola on “Rodeo Drive”       Info:

DONATE!  Red Cross Annual Collection runs March 7th – May 7th.  Collection spots in Sonoyta on southern side of town, and in Puerto Peñasco along Blvd. Juárez and Blvd. Fremont

Get out on the water!

ecofun whalewatching 001Peñasco Recreation Co. – city tours, adventures around Puerto Peñasco and beyond! Contact Russ Black to plan your next round of exploration – from the Tequila Factory to oyster farms, taco stand favorites, and back again!

Eco Fun Rentals:   Sunset cruises. Trips to Bird Island. City Tours. Pinacate tours. Contact them via email or visit offices inside Baja Cantina hotel in the Mirador

Del Mar Charters with Captain Oscar – Local 383 2802 US: (520) 407-6054   Check with Captain Oscar for other adventures including parasailing, fishing trips, etc. he’s got you covered on the water!

About Time of Pacifica Charters with Captain Adolfo Perez – cel: 638 386 4345  Facebook: Captain Adolfo Perez

Adventure with CEDO

NaturArte EcoTours of the Intercultural Center for the Study of Deserts and Oceans – See the CEDO Events Calendar for more info. Be sure to email them early to reserve your spot!

Visit the Pinacate (UNESCO World Heritage Site)

Pinacate Schuk Toak Visitors Center of the Pinacate and Grand Desert of Altar Biosphere Reserve –The self-sustaining Visitors Center of the UNESCO World Heritage Site Pinacate Biosphere Reserve offers ample parking, AC, informative museum, and terrific AV hall showing videos about this expansive, magical, wondrous area filled with moving dunes, ancient lava flows, and maar craters.   Km. 52 Carretera Federal Sonoyta – Puerto Peñasco

Biology Station Tel: (638) 383-1433 y 105 80 16 Schuk Toak Visitors Center Tel: (638) 108-0011 E-mail:;

CineMartes Tuesday Art Film Night

8/8:30 p.m. on patio of Café Puerto Viejo in the Old Port – No cost, bring a chair


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7th – JJ’s Chili Cook-off event & Garage Sale (Santa Claus Club)

7th – Race Car Experience!  Rocky Point Speedway    11 a.m. – 3 p.m.  Drive or Ride Along!  (entrance near Wrecked / The Reef)

7th – Kentucky Derby day @ Beach Bum

8th – Mountain Bike Race @ Laguna del Mar  with Club Esperanza MTB

12th – 15th  CBSC 61st Annual Fishing Derby

13th – 15th  Las Palomas 10th Anniversary Golf Tournament @ The Links   More than $24K in prizes!  Info and registration:

golf-palomas13th – 14th – SandStorm 300 [Southern Arizona Desert Racing]

21st – OBSC 5th Off Road Poker Run

21st – Race Car Experience!  Rocky Point Speedway    11 a.m. – 3 p.m.  Drive or Ride Along!  (entrance near Wrecked / The Reef)

26th – 29th – CBSC 61st Annual Fishing Derby & final awards Fish Fry

28th – Mark Mulligan @ Caribbean Parrot

30th – Pancake Breakfast & Silent Auction fundraiser @ Latitude 31   8 am – 11 a.m.   Proceeds for Esperanza para Nueva Vida Community Center and Equinoterapia (Horse Therapy program for children with disabilities)


June 3rd – 5th – Rocky Point Times 40th El Golfo Run   Info and to reserve a spot:

June 9th – 12th – Roger Clyne & the Peacemakers CIRCUS MEXICUS

June 11th – Over the Line Softball  (info at JJ’s Cantina)


CEDO Wet Feet Ocean Camp July 2nd – 6th (ages 10-14)


Oct 8th & 9th – Hobie Cat Rocky Point Challenge

Oct. 10th – 14th – 2016 Hobie 16/18 NORTH AMERICAN CHAMPIONSHIP

Festival Internacional Cervantino – Peñasco site (dates TBD)

Oct. 21st – 23 Angler of the Year Phase II (JJ’s Cantina)

Oct. 22nd – Over the Line Softball


Rocky-Point-Rally--2015-457916th Annual Rocky Point Rally! Nov. 10th – 13th   *Stop in and visit the Rocky Point Rally booth next week @ BikeFest (Glendale)  – April 7th – 10th!*

If you have information you’d like to add, please let us know at 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 to get all our articles and announcements and/or Like us on Facebook at Rocky Point 360



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