Labor Day Rocky Point Weekend Rundown!

ROCKY_POINT_BESTThis week’s Rundown sponsored by Rocky Point Best – Grand office Opening on Sept. 3rd!

The streets of Puerto Peñasco are adorned in the traditional red, white, & green in preparation for Independence Day. Summer humidity is starting to loosen its grip, and many “old timers” in Rocky Point will tell you the weather starts to really change right around the time of EL GRITO (the Independence Day festivities of Sept. 15th-16th). It’s Labor Day Weekend in the U.S., so lots going on around town again this weekend – plus there are business openings and sales to get to! Let’s run down the weekend!

*Travel note:  When driving from Sonoyta continue to watch for rough patches between KM 15 – KM 30 (just South of Sonoyta). Pot holes have been filled though some spots can be bumpy.  When driving along Coastal Highway, remain alert to sand accumulated on highway and in general  DRIVE SAFELY – NO NEED TO SPEED – YOU’LL GET HERE!

Labor Day Weekend

Through Sept. 4th  Photo Expo  “Peñasco de mis Amores” by Jesusa Gamboa  inauguration at Municipal Art Gallery (GAM)

Golf specials @ Vidanta course at Mayan Palace   Info:  638 383 4043

Stroke Play Labor Day @ The Links  Start @ 10 a.m.  Info and to reserve: 638 108 1072

Weekend golf @ The Club – Laguna del Mar    Tel:  638 383 0032


Banditos reopens after the summer break (Sept. 1st)!  Labor Day Weekend live music Fri, Sat, & Sun starting @ 9 p.m.

Boo Bar w/KAB  [Kick A** Band]  Friday & Saturday  8:30 pm – 11 pm

Beach Bum  Restaurant & Bar – Daylon of Elvis Before Noon  sunset shows Sept. 3rd & 4th   5 pm – 8 pm

Bull Frog by day / Ice House by Night    Sept 2nd – 4th   Bull Frog  (12 pm – 6 pm)  Ice House (9 pm – 4 am)

Sept. 3rd –  Office opening Rocky Point Best  3 p.m. – 6 p.m.  Plaza Aviana  Blvd. Fremont (next to Bryan’s)

Labor Day Weekend Sale @ Global Artefacts on “Rodeo Drive”  Cholla Curious road – 40% – 50% off!

el grito de independencia 29Coming up!

Sept. 9th – Comediante Mike Salazar @ Centro de Convenciones  8 p.m.  400 pesos

Sept. 15th  ¡VIVA!  “El Grito” Independence Day celebrations – traditional festivities in front of City Hall all evening

Sept. 16th  Mexican Independence Dayfiesta-mexicana-kika

Independence Day w/ Kika Edgar @ Las Palomas Beach & Golf Resort

Sept. 17th   Mexican Fiesta @ Laguna Shores  2 pm – 7 pm  chevefest II$10 US

Sept. 17th  Chevefest II – 2nd Beer Fest @ El Tapeo (Laos Mar Best Western)


Daily (Mon-Fri) English radio program  “The Accent Show” w/Felix Rincón 106.1 FM  from 11 am – 12 pm   Los 40 Puerto Peñasco  


  • 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
  • Agua de Coco – ¡a bailar salsa! – this month at La Cantina (next to the beach at Sonoran Sky)  7 p.m.
  • Karaoke night @ Beach Bum on the malecón  Thursdays starting @ 8 p.m.


  • Stablefore SKINS game @ The Links golf course at Las Palomas  2 p.m.* (*time may vary)  Info:


  • Saturdays – Plática de Historia Natural [español 2 pm] / Natural History Talk [English 4 pm] / @ CEDO
  • SALSA SATURDAYS @ Southside Jillz  starting late… 11 pm – 2 am!

sunset-del-marGet out on the water!

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

Federico’s Charters –  Fishing charters, parasailing, and more!    638 104 4813

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

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!  CEDO’s WET FEET Ocean Camp coming in July!

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


Tekila Bar turns 1!  Sept 30th – Oct 2nd

2016-NA-Hobie-1618-posterOct. 8th – Pool Party w/The Black Moods on the beach in front of Sonoran Sky 2 pm – 4 pm

Oct. 8th – Mark Mulligan @ Pink Cadillac  5:30 p.m.

Oct 8th & 9thHobie Cat Rocky Point Challenge

Oct. 9th – The Black Moods @ Banditos  9 p.m.

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

Festival Internacional Cervantino – Peñasco site (dates TBD)

Oct. 14th – 16th  41st Biannual Rocky Point Times El Golfo 4×4 Run   Info and to reserve:

Oct 15th – Race Car Experience @ Rocky Point Speedway near Wrecked (11 am – 3 pm) [Check our Events Calendar for upcoming dates through end of year, plus reservations for thrills accepted for December]  Info:

Oct. 15th  –  JJ’s One Club Open Golf Tournament in Cholla Bay. Sign up for early tee times @ JJ’s Cantina. Benefit for Santa Claus Club. For more info:  or  (602) 840-1528

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

Oct. 21st – 23rd   Oktoberfest Golf Tourney @ Vidanta (Mayan Palace)  Contact AGA office for info: 602 944 3035

dirty-beachOct. 22ndOver the Line Softball   First game at 9 a.m.  Benefit for Santa Claus Club. For more info:  or  (602) 840-1528

Oct. 22ndDirty Beach Mud Run @ Rocky Point Speedway

Oct. 22nd – The Black Moods @ Banditos  9 p.m.

Oct. 28th – 30th – Corn Hole tourney @ JJ’s Cantina  Benefit for Santa Claus Club. For more info:  or  (602) 840-1528

Oct. 29th – Brews & Brushes  2 pm – 4 pm @ Colin’s Cantina inside Princesa de Peñasco  Check event calendar for link to event site and organizer email to reserve spot.

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Nov. 3rd – 6th  Desert Fly Casters November Outing – Arizona Angling Club   Info:

Nov. 5th   Race Car Experience  11 a.m. – 3 p.m. @ Rocky Point Speedway (near Wrecked)

16th Annual Rocky Point Rally! Nov. 10th – 13th  REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN ONLINE! REGISTER HERE

Nov. 16th  Fashion Fiesta …and shopping spree!  Presented by:  SweetNaomi ReCreations   2 p.m.    Info:

Nov. 19th  Race Car Experience  11 a.m. – 3 p.m. @ Rocky Point Speedway (near Wrecked)

Nov. 24th – 25th  Garage Sale @ JJ’s Cantina followed by Auction on Nov. 26th  Benefit for Santa Claus Club. For more info:  or  (602) 840-1528

Nov. 25th – Chamber of Commerce – “Si en Peñasco compramos, todos ganamos” – Buy locally & we all benefit event!  In front of CANACO (east side of Shrimp Park)

Nov. 26th  Race Car Experience  11 a.m. – 3 p.m. @ Rocky Point Speedway (near Wrecked)

January 2017!

Ruta del Globo Sonora – Hot Air Balloon Festival   Jan. 27th – 29th   Stay tuned for updates:  Ruta del Globo Sonora  

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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