It’s beginning to look a lot like…. Rocky Point Weekend Rundown!

Rundown brought to us this week by RCPM January Jam! Got your tickets?

As Puerto Peñasco makes its way through the holiday season, replete with posadas, piñatas, y ponche, it’s time to get out and enjoy the lights in town – from the tree at Plaza la Madre to a winding “Festival of Lights” tour through town Dec. 15th & 16th. It’s also the time of year for Christmas concerts and traditional pastorelas (of course the best pastorela being that of our own Susy Mazon). There are just over 10 days until Christmas Day, so let’s run down the weekend – starting with holiday shows by local music, dance, and art programs! Plus, it’s the last chance to catch some fine holiday gifts at the last Mermaids Market in 2016!


Dec. 14th – Pastorela Navideña  5 pm @ Municipal Auditorium   Free entry.  Performed by students from the Arts Initiation Program under the National Fine Arts Institute

Dec. 14th – 8th Annual Christmas Concert by the local Academia de Música  7 p.m. Quinta Ventura   Adults 100 pesos / Children 50 pesos

Dec. 15th – Polynesian Dance  5 pm @ Municipal Auditorium  Free entry.  Performed by students from the Casa de Cultura

Dec. 15th &16th – Festival de Luces “Light Festival” with a parade of holiday floats through the city. Departing from City Hall @ 5:30 p.m.

Dec. 16th – Concierto Navideño  6 pm @ Municipal Auditorium    Free entry.  Performed by students in the Municipal Music Program at the Casa de Cultura

Dec. 17th – Mermaids Arts Market – last one before Christmas!  10 am – 3 pm

Dec. 17th – “El Beso del Hada”  7 pm @ Municipal Auditorium.  Performed by students in the Municipal Ballet Program

Dec. 22nd – Pastorela tradicional “Antes del Muro” – Political satire mixed with a holiday Christmas story (en Español)  @ Municipal Auditorium  100 pesos  (First show sold out! Second function @ 8:30 pm)

Dec. 31st – Race Car Experience @ Rocky Point Speedway!  What a way to ride out 2016!  11 am – 3 pm (near entrance to Wrecked)

New Year’s Eve Party @ Banditos  with The Black Bottom Lighters and The Summer  starting @ 8 p.m.

New Year’s Eve Party @ BooBar with Sunset Voodoo!  Ask José about bringing your own goggles!

Las Palomas Beach & Resort – New Year’s Party with MOENIA – Information:  Fiesta de Fin de Año con Moenia

Get out on the water! Looks like whale season 2017… early….

Del Mar Charters with Captain Oscar – Local 383 2802 US: (520) 407-6054

Federico’s Charters – Fishing charters, parasailing, whale watching, Bird Island trips, and more! 638 104 4813

Cola de ballena jorobada en Puerto Peñasco SonoraRocky Point Fishing Club – Fishing trips, sunset cruises, jet skis, Bird Island, and more. MX 638 383 6525 US. 602 386 69 14

Peñasco Recreation Co. – city tours, adventures around Puerto Peñasco and beyond!

EcoFun Rentals  – sunset cruise, splash cruises, Bird Island, Pinacate tours

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! NOW WITH A NEW DOMAIN NAME:

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


Daily (Mon-Fri) English radio program “The Accent Show” w/Felix Rincón 106.1 FM from 12 pm – 1 pm Los 40 Puerto Peñasco


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


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


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

January 2017

January 7th 3rd Annual “Moto Jugueton” – Rocky Point Rally Toy Run!  Toys can be dropped off beforehand at Playa Bonita Resort or offices of Rocky Point 360 (Plaza Pelicanos)  Contact Sami:  or

Jan. 13th – 15th   January Jam! ROGER CLYNE & THE PEACEMAKERS  Tickets available at:

Chili Cook-offs @ Playa de Oro RV Park – MLK Jr. weekend

Jan. 14th – Santa Claus Club Yard Sale @ Chili cookoffs at Playa de Oro

Jan. 23rd – Jan. 25th –  FAOT (Alfonso Ortiz Tirado Arts Fest)  Puerto Peñasco subsite    Nightly performances 8 p.m. @ Municipal Auditorium

Jan. 23rd – World Songs with soprano Gisela Machado & tenor Oscar Roa

Jan. 24th – Pianist Christian Markle Hirata

Jan. 25th – Los Hijos de Frank

Ruta del Globo Sonora – Hot Air Balloon Festival Jan. 27th – 29th @ Laguna del Mar Ruta del Globo Sonora

February 2017

Feb. 6th – 3rd BooBar Off-Road Poker Run    Departing from BooBar around 9 am

Feb. 18th – Taste of Peñasco! Culinary & Cultural Festival Check their FB site for info: Taste of Peñasco


CBSC GAME NIGHT – March 14th

Off-Road & UTV Rally  – March 17th – 19th

2017 Rocky Point Triathlon! April 22nd! Info and registration:

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

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