Happy 90th! Rocky Point Weekend Rundown!

This weekend’s rundown sponsored by Rocky Point Divers

Let’s admit it, as we dab the sweat beads off our brow, summer humidity has crept into town while the temperatures continue to work their way up. The fabulous Sea of Cortez, however, remains at a welcoming temp – particularly for diving – …though warmer waters do mean jelly fish season is slithering in.  Grab your beach gear, sunscreen, lots ‘o water, and maybe some vinegar just in case (for use on stings), and let’s run down this summer Anniversary weekend in Rocky Point!  Anniversary, you say? Yes, July 9th marks the official 90th Anniversary since the founding of Puerto Peñasco and the city has been celebrating with a series of talks, exhibits, and cultural events throughout the week. Enjoy!

Got baseball?  Tiburones regular season home games coming to an end this weekend, July 7th – 9th, facing off against Algodoneros de San Luis.  Box office for tickets opens around 4:30 p.m. on game days and games start about 7:30 and 6 p.m. on Sundays.  Check season schedule @ www.liganortedemexico.net    Depending on how the Tiburones both this weekend and next on the road, we’ll be ready to report on PLAY-OFFS!  Stay tuned!

July 1st – 9th   Puerto Peñasco’s 90th Anniversary – festivities, speeches, tours, and gatherings planned around the city to celebrate 90 years since the founding of our seaside port.  Check with Office of Art & Culture for more information (next to library across from City Hall)Wednesday, July 5th @ Municipal Auditorium
Afternoon session:
3:30 p.m. Conference: Guillermo Munro Palacio literary presentation “Yo, Puerto Peñasco”.

4:30 p.m. Keynote Speech: Ernesto Munro Palacio “Historia del Beisbol en Puerto Peñasco”.


Thursday, July 6th @ Municipal Auditorium

9:00 a.m. Doors open

10:00 a.m. Welcome

10: 15 a.m. Keynote Speech: Guillermo Ornelas Romero (INEGI)

11:30 a.m.- 5:30 p.m.  Dedicated to the Railroad Workers of Puerto Peñasco (anecdotes, exhibits, legends, stories)


Friday, July 7th @ Municipal Auditorium

9:00 a.m. Doors Open

10:00 a.m. Welcome

10:15 a.m. René Munro Palacio and invited guests: Founders of Puerto Peñasco

11:45 a.m. Keynote Speech: Francisco Javier Manzo Taylor (Sociedad Sonorense de Historia) “Notas sobre la prehistoria de la Peñasco y zonas aledañas”.

1:00 p.m.Recess

2:30 p.m. Keynote Speech: Juan José Gracida (INAH)

3:00 p.m. Keynote Speech: Dr. Joaquín Hernández: “Puerto Punta Peñasco, ¿origen pesquero o turístico?”

4:30 P.M.        Keynote speech “Puerto Peñasco, 65 years as Municipality”

Presentation of Keys to the City to the Mayor of Somerton, Arizona based on the Sister City Agreement between both cities

Closure of Symposium


Sunday, July 9th

5:00 P.M.        Municipal Civic Auditorium “C.P. Gerardo Portugal Martínez”.

Presentation of acknowledgments to Distinguished Citizens

Dive Trips!

July 13th – Diving at Bird Island (Isla San Jorge)  in the refreshing water of the Sea of Cortez! Tons of sea lions await you! Limited space is available so please book asap! Rocky Point Divers:  520-407-6054 or locally 638-383-2802. email rockypointdivers@gmail.com.

July 14th – Diving in Puerto Lobos! 1 wreck dive along with a shallow reef dive to soothe your dive appetite! Ride alongs are welcome.  Rocky Point Divers:  520-407-6054 or locally 638-383-2802. email rockypointdivers@gmail.com.


Daily (Mon-Fri) English radio program “The Accent Show” w/Felix Rincón 106.1 FM from 10 am – 11 pm Los 40 Puerto Peñasco

MONDAYS    @ Southside Jillz  – Horseshoes 1 p.m.

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

THURSDAYS    @ Southside Jillz  – Game Day starts around 1 p.m.

4 p.m. Connection Club happy hour on the patio at Puesta del Restaurant @ Playa Bonita

7 p.m.  Music with Jesse Gerardo @ La Cantina SportsBar at Sonoran Sky  (go for the sunset at Tiki and stay for the música with Jesse! Thursdays are now Mojito night at La Cantina!

Plus Thursdays is Paella & Salsa night @ El Tapeo Wine Bar!  One of the best nights in Rocky Point – starting around 9ish…


Stablefore SKINS game @ The Links golf course at Las Palomas 1 p.m.* (*time may vary) Info: ltorres@laspalomasresort.net

@ Southside Jillz  – 4 – 7 pm  Happy Hour with Bad A@@ music with Los Ponchos

Fridays & Saturdays  @La Cantina SportsBar at Sonoran Sky – 7 pm – 11 pm  English/Spanish Rock with Los Hillson

Fridays & Saturdays @ Tekila Bar in the Old Port – Los Ponchos straight outta Hermosillo starting around 9ish upstairs!


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

Wine & Pizza @ La Galeria…bring along your favorite wine.  Saturdays @ La Galeria Restaurant & Bar (just before heading in Old Port) starting at noon.

Fridays & Saturdays  @La Cantina SportsBar at Sonoran Sky – 7 pm – 11 pm  English/Spanish Rock with Los Hillson

Fridays & Saturdays @ Tekila Bar in the Old Port – Los Ponchos straight outta Hermosillo starting around 9ish upstairs!

Fridays & Saturdays @BooBar over the Fish Market in the Old Port –  Live Music with house band DDO (Deep Deep Ocean) every weekend through July 30th – check visiting groups on calendar plus house band DDO (Deep Deep Ocean)!  Reopening weekend before Labor Day.

Saturdays “de tacones” at La Galeria Restaurant (heading into Old Port) Taco cravings? Live Music w/DDO

SUNDAYS    @ Southside Jillz  – BBQ night 5 p.m.  Music with Los Ponchos 7 – 10 pm

Cruises / Fishing / Charters / SUP / Scuba Diving / Tours

Del Mar Charters with Captain Oscar – Local 383 2802 US: (520) 407-6054 www.delmarcharters.com oscar@delmarcharters.com

EcoFun Rentals  – sunset cruise, splash cruises, Bird Island, Pinacate tours  www.ecofunrentals.com

Federico’s Charters – Fishing charters, parasailing, whale watching, Bird Island trips, and more! www.federicosealand.com federparasail@hotmail.com 638 104 4813

Rocky Point Fishing Club – Fishing trips, sunset cruises, jet skis, Bird Island, and more. MX 638 383 6525 US. 602 386 69 14 www.rockypointfishingclub.com

Peñasco Recreation Co. – city tours, adventures around Puerto Peñasco and beyond! mexicoruss@gmail.com www.penascorecreation.com

Rocky Point Divers – Scuba & Snorkeling Gear, rentals, certification classes, and all that jazz!

Blondie’s SUP – The newest paddle boarding company in town.  PADDLE BOARD RENTALS & MORE
Hourly / Half Day / Full Day   www.blondiessup.com   Book a board:  US 480 812 5476   Mex  638 383 5203

SUPing the Sea Paddleboard rentals and lessons   Call 480-465-6691

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! Info: www.cedo.org

Visitors Center of the Pinacate and Grand Desert of Altar Biosphere Reserve  (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: pinacate@conanp.gob.mx

CineMartes Tuesday Art Film Night

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


September 30th!  Rocky Point Triathlon presents “Las Palomas Nights” 

September 30th – DIF traditional Black & White fundraising Ball *tickets and info @ DIF*

October Hobie Cats! Piñata Regatta  Oct. 7th – 8th

October  Dirty Beach Mud Run!  Oct. 21st   www.dirtybeachmudrun.com

17th Annual Rocky Point Rally!  November 9 – 12, 2017!

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