Movement! Sound! Color! Beach! Rocky Point Weekend Rundown!

intersticial-rp360- ad rprThis week’s rundown sponsored by RPR Mexico – with spots still available for November’s Rocky Point Rally!

Colorful hobie cats dart across the sea by day, while twinkling lights of shrimp boats dot the horizon each night. Ah yes, October in Rocky Point. There’s still much to do as we ease into this perfect Fall weather. Grab your golf clubs, paddle board, kayak, camera, race car, or just a towel and let’s run down the weekend and see what’s ahead in Rocky Point.

Driver’s note: Bumpy “rough road” between KM 15 – KM 30 just south of Sonoyta when heading to Rocky Point (not as many pot holes, just bumpy over where they used to be). Watch for SAND on Coastal Highway towards el Golfo.



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

Oct. 13th – 16th   International Cervantino Festival – Peñasco site – Activities kick off on Oct. 13th @ 10 p.m. on the malecón with “A Moving Sound”  from Taiwan

  • Oct. 13th – Malecón in the Old Port – Performance begin around 5:45 p.m. with Featured Artist 9:50 p.m.  “A Moving Sound”
  • Oct. 14th – Malecón in the Old Port – Performances start @ 6 p.m. – 11 p.m.
  • Oct. 15th – Malecón in the Old Port – Performances start @ 5 p.m.  Featured Artist  11 p.m.  Astrid Hadad “Tierra Misteriosa”
  • Oct. 16th – Malecón in the Old Port – Performances start @ 5 p.m.  Featured performance by the Sonora Philharmonic Orchestra  7 p.m.


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

@Boo Bar this weekend  Oct. 14th  The Bellwethers  Oct. 15th  Black Rabbits   Shows from 8 pm – 11 pm


Oct. 15th – “Laundry Day” @ Casa Hogar home for the elderly – drop off donations of laundry detergent & fabric softener  8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Oct. 15th – Mermaids Market is back at Shrimp Park, and now with a “Mermaids Lounge Beer Garden”  10 am – 3 pm   (1st & 3rd Saturdays of the month  Oct. 15th – April 1st)


Oct. 15th – World Fighting Federation  @ Puerto Peñasco Expo Convention Center 8 Pro fights / 5 Amateur fights    Doors open @ 4 p.m.  First fights start @ 6 p.m.

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. 14th – 15th   Point to Point   by Southern Arizona Desert Racing

Oct. 15th – Golf, Paddle Board & Kayak Races Charity Event @ Laguna del Mar  9:30 am registration for all events.  9 hole skins golf tournament! Kayak and paddle board races, raffle tickets, and more!   Fundraising event for “Compassion without Borders” and Tourism Assistance Unit.


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. 15th – Old Boys Social Club – Octoberfest @ 6 p.m. at Cholla Bay Community Clubhouse   Everyone welcome!  Member $10 US / Guests $15 US

Oct. 15th – Laguna Shores October Beach Party & Clamming   2 p.m. – 6 p.m.

Next weekend

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

@BooBar this weekend!  Oct 21st & 22nd    Analog Outlaws    8 pm – 11 pm

Oct. 21stWine Tasting @ El Tapeo  7 p.m.  Reservations:  638 380 5017


Oct. 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 – OuttaTown Productions Beach Volleyball – Celebrating its 25th Anniversary in front of Playa Bonita Resort on Sandy Beach  Information:  OTP Beach Volleyball 

Oct.22nd – “Little Riders”  3rd Annual Equine therapy fundraiser – tickets 100 pesos  5 pm – 9 pm  @ Rancho San José   Raffle tickets available with Sami:  638 380 8849


Oct. 22nd – Cancer Walk  “Caminta contra el cáncer” by San Peregrino group. Departs 5 p.m. from in front of Health Center (intersection Blvd. Juarez and Ave. Simon Morua), making its way toward Old Port

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

Oct. 24th –  Rotary:  The World’s Greatest Meal to help end polio. The local Rotary Club has joined the worldwide effort to recognize World Polio Day with a special fundraising dinner to be held 6 pm – 9 pm @ Mare Blu restaurant (tickets just 200 pesos/person [that’s just about $12 US] with all proceeds going to the Polio Plus program of Rotary International) *drinks are not included*  Reserve your ticket with Sami:   cell:  638 380 8849

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

  • Oct 28th – Friday – Tourneys start @ 6 p.m. at Baja Cantina Hotel
  • Main Event Oct 29th – Saturday @ JJ’s Cantina
  • Sunday Oct 30th – Sunday – Tourneys start @ 10 am

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.

Oct. 29th – Cholla Bay Sportsmen’s Club (CBSC) Halloweenie Roast & Potluck dinner   More info on upcoming CBSC events 2016-17  contact Billie Crumbley:   Oct. 31st  – Meet up @ Club House to give out candy!


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! – @ El Tapeo Wine Bar (Laos Mar Best Western)  9 – 11 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!

Get out on the water!

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

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

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

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

Visit the Pinacate (UNESCO World Heritage Site)

pinacate-unescoSept. 27th – Nov. 20th  Arthropod Photo Exhibit @ Schuk Toak Visitors Center of the Pinacate Biosphere Reserve

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

* Featuring “Doctubre” documentaries through October 8 p.m./8:30 p.m. on patio of Café Puerto Viejo in the Old Port – No cost, bring a chair


Nov. 1st – “Altars @ Sea” – Celebrate Day of the Dead by viewing decorative altars near the docks in the evening. Participants welcome to register their boat(panga) at the radio station on Blvd. Fremont

Nov. 3rd – 2nd Anniversary fiesta of Los 40 / La Bestia Grupera radio stations!  Music starting @ 2 pm

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

Nov. 5th & 19th  – Mermaids Arts Market @ Shrimp Park, featuring a “Mermaids Lounge Beer Garden”  10 am – 3 pm

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

Nov. 5th    Funkalicious Beach Volleyball  Rocky Point XVI  Info:  Funkalicious BeachBall 

16th Annual Rocky Point Rally! Nov. 10th – 13th  REGISTRATION 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 – CBSC Thanksgiving potluck  More info on upcoming CBSC events 2016-17  contact Billie Crumbley:

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!  Business expo starting at noon!  In front of CANACO (east side of Shrimp Park)

Nov. 25th – Art in the Park in Las Conchas

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

Nov 26th – 15th Annual Big Wave Dave’s Chili Cookoff The annual Big Wave Dave’s Chili Cookoff benefitting the Animal Adoption Center of Rocky Point ( will take on Saturday, November 26th, at the Clubhouse in Cholla Bay. Cooking time will start at 11:00 and will finish up at 2:00. The judging and tasting for the public will start at 2:30. The entry fee for the cookers is a big bag of dog food that will be donated to the shelter. Additional donations of dog food welcome!  Raffles! Prizes! Food! Music! Fun!  Info: Contact Dave or Kelley  Cholla 382-5111, US 480.345.0623  or

Nov. 26th – Traditional annual DIF Black & White Ball (Baile Blanco y Negro)  Tickets available at DIF. Proceeds for Municipal DIF scholarship program


Dec. 2nd – 3rd   Cholla 250  by Southern Arizona Desert Racing

Dec. 3rd & 17th – Mermaids Arts Market @ Shrimp Park, featuring a “Mermaids Lounge Beer Garden”  10 am – 3 pm

Dec. 10th – CBSC Christmas party & Light Parade More info on upcoming CBSC events 2016-17  contact Billie Crumbley:

January 2017

Chili Cook-offs – MLK Jr. weekend

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

February 2017

Feb. 18th – It’s coming back!  Taste of Peñasco!  Culinary & Cultural Festival  12 pm – 7 pm @ Peñasco del Sol

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