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In some parts, April showers bring May flowers….but in Puerto Peñasco, April brings with it horseshoes, fishing, volleyball, concerts, triathlons and more. After an uptick in Spring Break visitors, followed by the utterly amazing Semana Santa crowds, April is showering us with a flood of activities, so let’s get to the rundown:
Bathtub Races @ JJ’s Cantina in Cholla Bay. Haven’t done it, haven’t seen it (yet) but we’re told the tides are right this year to throw some wheels on a tub and head to the shore in front of JJ’s. A quick look at the tide calendar shows the low tide (when the races can go on) is around 5 p.m. so after taking in the CBSC Horseshoes earlier in the day, seems only right the next stop would be bathtubs rolling across the sea floor. Just to be sure, for more info check at jjscantina.com or by phone: 382 – 5198.
The Cholla Bay Sportsmen’s Club will also be heating things up in Cholla Bay with their 6th Annual Horseshoe Tourney, which in addition to being a good time raises funds for the Red Cross as well as maintenance for the upkeep and manning of the Marine VHF radio in Cholla. Sign up is from 8 – 10 p.m., and the shoes start flying at 10 a.m. They’ve got plenty of cool raffle prizes too so it should be a fun day out at the Bay! More info, contact Tammy Hicks: ChollaCBSC@gmail.com or find them on Facebook: CBSC Horseshoe Tournament
Making our way back toward town, remember Thunder on the Beach offers the chance to learn how to drive a race car so stop in, say hey to Darrin, and get in some laps.
On Sandy Beach, Outtatownproductions is having its Retro Volleyball tournament on April 6th & 7th on the beach in front of Sonoran Sky. With teams coming in from CA and AZ, we hear the flights are set though and it should provide quite a bit of excitement for spectators!
Over on the malecón, also this Saturday, there’s the 4th Annual ATMC Skate Competition shredding across Governor’s Plaza. Things get going at noon and that night the after party is heading to Concha del Mar RV/Campground (just before Playa Bonita).
Shrimp Plaza welcomes back Mermaid’s Art Market (10 a.m. – 5 p.m.) for their first April set up. Upcoming market dates: April 20th and May 18th A little mermaid told us after May they may be hanging up their fins for the summer, though we’ll keep checking back.
Saturday night there’s a double concert at El Chamizal (Blvd. Juarez) with Enigma Norteño and Tito Torbellino. Advance tickets are available at all Tecate Six shops and at the door. Music starts at 8 p.m.
On Sunday, April 7th, you can join up with the Peñasco Trash Mob at 10 a.m. at their “mobquarters” on Blvd. Fremont
*Also this weekend, for all you Roger Clyne & the Peacemaker Circus Mexicus Rock ‘n Soccer fans…: Sign ups will begin at noon AZ time on Saturday, Apr 6, at peacetimegoods.com.*
Just for good measure, be sure to offer up good wishes for Puerto Peñasco’s prominent boxer El Gallo Estrada as he prepares to go after World Championship titles this Saturday in China!
April 8 – Following their great success in the Fall, Naomi Creations and Casa Turquesa are throwing their Spring Fling Fashion show 1 p.m. Puesta del Sol Restaurant at Playa Bonita Hotel.
Pinacate! Hours for the Visitors Center and Pinacate entrance are 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., and recommendations are for morning visitors to stop by the Visitors Center first (with its newly installed museum pieces) and take in their interpretative trails and spectacular views over ancient lava flows. Then, continue along with a visit to the Pinacate craters (entry pass is valid for both spots). Cost $50 pesos visitors, $25 pesos Peñasco residents.
Movies! www.citicinemas.com Select city, and once in Puerto Peñasco select “cartelera” (movie times) *subject to change*. Sub = subtitled (generally with Spanish subtitles) Dob = Dubbed in Spanish.
CEDO! The Intercultural Center for the Study of Deserts and Oceans in Las Conchas offers unique ways to explore the desert and Sea of Cortez with ecotours like kayaking, a tour through the Morua estuary, and tidepool tours.
April 11 – 14 CBSC Fishing Derby (Phase II)
April 11 Buena Vista Social Sound Jazz & Ska tour at Chango’s! 7 p.m. We’ve got pre-sale tickets at our offices as well. Find us in Plaza Fremont, Mon – Fri, 9 – 2 p.m. (across from Bancomer and immigration) Pre-sale general 50 pesos, VIP (table + drink specials) 200 pesos
April 12th & 13th Puerto Peñasco has been selected this year as one of the hosts of the 3rd International Desert Film Festival, with invited country Bosnia and Herzogovina – We’ll have the times up as soon as we get them!
April 12th – 13th Camino del Padre Kino: Camping at El Pinacate
April 19th III International Day of Dance Celebration
April 20 Funkalicious Volleyball in front of Las Palomas, Mermaid’s Arts Market at Shrimp Plaza
April 26 Thunder on the Beach Poker Run – Open to any 4 x 4 vehicles For more info contact Tim Jones 602-763-4635 www.thunderonthebeach.mx
April 27 Las Palomas Triathlon (Register online! Rocky Point 360 readers! For special discounts, use the code RPT360 when registering!)
April 27 Thunder on the Beach Desert Race (by the Reef) Free admission! Races starting at 9 a.m., and 1 p.m.
April 27 JJ’s One club Open
April 27 – 28 Arizona MultiHull Fleet 42 Sailing “Cinco de Mayo” – Playa Bonita R.V. Park, Rocky Point, Mexico.
April 30 – Children’s Day
May 1 Labor Day in Mexico (bank holiday)
May 3 – 5 El Golfo Run (Rocky Point Times)
May 4 Mariachi and Tequila Fest
May 10 Mother’s Day in Mexico
May 18 Tequila 125 Off Road racing (SADR)
May 15 – 19 Uniting Nations Cup at Peninsula course of Mayan Palace
May 25 Sonoran Resorts 2nd Las Vegas Charity Night!
May 31 – June 2 7th Anniversary Las Palomas Golf Tournament
June 1 Dia de la Marina
June 6 – 9, 2013 Roger Clyne and the Peacemakers Circus Mexicus XXII
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