Holiday traditions! Rocky Point Weekend Rundown!

rotary logo2This week’s rundown sponsored by the local Rotary Club [CR Mar de Peñasco, A.C.]  who invite the community to come out for the fundraising concert for a cause featuring Mexico’s Queen of Rock – Alejandra Guzmán on Dec. 19th!  Contact Sami for ticket info [] and at

The holiday spirit continues to wrap its December arms around Puerto Peñasco. The calendar is filled with toy, blanket, and food drives, holiday music and dance concerts, traditional pastorelas, posadas, and piñatas. Plaza a la Madre provides a holiday stroll for families, replete with towering tree, glimmering sleigh, and a stable awaiting the nativity scene. Across the community, traditional pilgrimages wrap up this weekend with celebrations on December 12th, which marks Día de la Virgen de Guadalupe, honoring the patrón saint of Mexico. Along with the holidays, there is boxing, music, parades, and concerts to look forward to…so, let’s get to it and run down the weekend!


Evening “Guadalupe” pilgrimages from Dec. 1st – 11th, leading up to Día de la Virgen de Guadalupe, December 12th, Mexico’s patrón saint

Dec 9th – 5 p.m. from San Francisco
Dec 10th – 5 p.m. from San Judas Tadeo
Dec 11th – 5 p.m. from Church in Old Port

December 9th – Pastorela Navideña 5 p.m. @ Municipal Auditorium by students from the Fine Arts Initiation programbox-diciembre2015

December 11th – Box Weigh-in event @ Tekila Bar 1 p.m.

December 12th – BOX Prueba in Puerto Peñasco! Featuring Peñasco’s own Linda “La Muñeca” Soto 8:30 p.m. Municipal Gym

December 12th – Cholla Bay Christmas Light Parade starting from Club House around 7 p.m.

December 12th – Concierto Navideño 6 p.m. by the Escuela Municipal de Músic @ Municipal Auditorium  50 pesos

December 12th – ¡Fiesta Latina! @ Bar 638 (in the Mirador) with Agua de Coco   Open from 7 pm to 3 am

December 13th – HUG IN @ malecón starting around 4 p.m. – Event promoted by the local chapter of “Instituto Vive” Come out for a FREE HUG!

December 13th – DIF TOY DRIVE! ¡Juguetón! 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. @ Plaza la Madre (next to baseball stadium) Collection of toys, blankets, and cash donations for local DIF

December 16th – 7th Annual Holiday Concert by the Music Academy of Puerto Peñasco 6 p.m. @ Peñasco del Sol Hotel

December 16th – Municipal School of Classical Ballet – Christmas recital 6 p.m. @ Municipal Auditorium

December 16th – Blanket, jacket & scarf drive – “Calentando Corazones” – Keeping hearts warm. The community is invited bring items to donate including blankets, coats, scarves, gloves, etc.  Drop these off all day at Flash Publicidad on Av. Constitución Info: 383 1448

December 17th – Christmas Festival of the Municipal Polynesian Dance School 5 p.m. @ Municipal Auditorium

December 17th – Dr. César Lozano @ Las Palomas Beach & Golf Resort @ 8 p.m.

December 19th – Mermaids Arts Market @ Shrimp Park

alejandra-guzman-decDecember 19th – ALEJANDRA GUZMÁN “A + No Poder” tour in Puerto Peñasco!! The local Rotary Club, Red Cross, and City of Puerto Peñasco present Mexico’s “Rock Diva” right here in Puerto Peñasco – proceeds to go toward Rotary Club goal to renovate bathrooms at area schools and install health clinics at schools, along with programs of the local Red Cross. Tickets now available at the Red Cross, Peñasco EXPO Convention Center, and Coffee Point on Blvd. Juarez. Tickets online at:

December 19th – Mermaids Arts Market @ Shrimp Park

December 20th – Pastorela (traditional satirical holiday play) Director: Azucena Mazón

December 26th – The Black Moods @ Banditos

December 28th – Red Hat Ladies Luncheon Contact Brenda for more info: 638 382 8611 / (702) 239-2054

December 31st – Some of the best New Year’s Eve parties in town! Check with your favorite watering hole for details!carvin-jones-boo-NYE

  • Carvin Jones @ Boo Bar – a night of spectacular blues to wind out 2015!
  • New Year’s Eve Party @ SouthSide Jillz with Wild Pack blues
  • The Hourglass Cats @ Banditos
  • Los Hijos de Mauricio @ Beach Bum on the malecón
  • Las Palomas Beach & Golf Resort New Year’s Fiesta & Stay – Ring in the New Year with MATUTE!
  • Annual Black & White Ball @ Wrecked – Reservations required (space running out!)

Looking ahead!

Coming in January! Hot Air Balloon Festival

rey mago - cubana  (6)Jan. 1st & 2nd – Carvin Jones blues @ Beach Bum 3 p.m. – 6 p.m.

January 2nd – Mermaids Arts Market @ Shrimp Park

January 2ndMark Mulligan @ Caribbean Parrot 5 p.m.

January 8thMatt Farris – rising Nashville country singer – @ Tekila Bar 8 p.m. – 11 p.m.

January 9th – Second Annual Kings Day “Toy Run”  ¡MOTO JUGUETÓN! – part of the Rocky Point Rally™  Meet up spot 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. on the Malecón in the Old Port – Toy “parade” departs at noon to head to spot for toy distribution. TOY COLLECTION SPOTS (now through Jan. 6th!): Playa Bonita Resort, Max’s Jewelry, Rocky Point 360, Tekila Bar, Beach Bum, and Southside Jillz

January 9th – Matt Farris “after Toy Run fiesta” @ Beach Bum 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.

January 16th – Mermaids Arts Market @ Shrimp Park

January 16th – The Black Rabbits (2 – 4 pm) & Zubia Brothers (4:30 – 7:30 pm) @ Beach Bum

Chilli-Cook-Off-jan-2015-7January 15th & 16th –  Chili Cook-offs @ Playa de Oro  & Santa Claus Club Yard Sale

  • CHOPPS (Child Heads of Puerto Peñasco) Cook-offs Jan. 15 & 16 Info: Dave “Mad Jack” Garner (480) 648-7689
  • Jan. 16th – Chili Apprecition Society International Inc. CHAMPION Chili Cook-off Info: Ted Fichtl,

January 17th – DL Marble @ Beach Bum 2 p.m. – 5 p.m.

January 23rd – Rocky Point JAM! So, RCPM may not be doing January Jam this year but the music will be playing @ Banditos with the likes of The Black Moods, Whiskey’s Quicker, and Black Bottom Lighters!

February – CARNAVAL    Be sure to make plans to visit Rocky Point first weekend in February (Feb. 5 – 7) *Ash Wednesday Feb. 9th*!

February 13th & 14th – Steps of Love Charity Golf Tournament – A benefit weekend for Steps of Love supporting children’s shelters in Puerto Peñasco and Sonoyta. Charity Golf Tournament at The Links at Las Palomas Feb. 13th 9 a.m. shotgun start Info at: (480) 420-8141

Cruise – Hike – Enjoy!

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!

Peñasco 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!

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

cedoAdventure 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!

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

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

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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