No kidding! Rocky Point Weekend Rundown!

Sponsored this week by Peñasco Recreation Co.

April! No joke!  The weather is spectacular with brisk mornings and warm… tipping on hot afternoons. The busy days of Semana Santa (Holy Week) are right around the corner as kids across Mexico get ready for a 2 week break (April 9th – 22nd). There’s plenty going on, so grab a horseshoe, a Jolly Roger, or mermaid tail and let’s head into the weekend! Oh yeah, and Tiburones baseball will be back on the field starting April 11th!!

This weekend!

South of the Border Festival  – Southern Drawl Band  March 30th – April 2nd  Info at Satisfied Frog in the Old Port.   Straight from Knoxville and Nashville Tennessee, Southern Drawl Band “is Southern Rockin’ Country music with a twist of lime distilled in the backwoods of Tennessee” and has had the honor of gracing the stages of many major artists from Lynyrd Skynrd, Charlie Daniels Band and Jimmy Buffett to classic country artists and right up to modern day stars.  Local tix at local prices! Advance tickets for the show available from Naomi or Russ Black for only $15 USD. It will be at the Viña del Mar hotel in a special hidden rooftop area – check them out here!   Make sure you see this show, it is their first SOB concert, so let’s show them some Peñasco love! Contact Russ via email we he’ll take care of you.

Pirate & Mermaids Arts Market   April 1st

CBSC Horseshoe & Cornhole Tournament – April 1st

Baseball!  Tiburones de Puerto Peñasco  Season opener scheduled April 11th   Check info and schedule:  Vamos Tiburones

Hot tips & Music around town

  • BooBar  – In the Old Port, above the fish market.  Boo Boys regularly playing weekends, plus visiting bands take the stage either inside or out from time to time. Enjoy – plus, get there for sunset!
  • Tiki Bar / La Cantina Sports Bar @ Sonoran Sky! Yes, OPEN to the public. Tiki open from 10 am till the sun goes down. La Cantina open every day but Mondays (live music Thurs, Fri, Sat)  You can find Jesse playing here on Thursday nights, plus HillSon Rock in English / Spanish Fridays & Saturdays.
  • Banditos – The Summer playing the stage inside starting around 9 pm  Fri & Sat.  Check for upcoming bands
  • Southside Jillz – pool tables, horseshoe, cornhole, adult jenga, live music. Don’t miss late Saturday night with Agua de Coco (salsa..starting around 11 pm), plus live music through Sunday night with Los Ponchos
  • El Tapeo – wine bar. Because it’s a wine bar.  Live music Thurs – Sat
  • Wrecked @ the Reef – Check out their outdoor/indoor stages and music line up for the month.  House band La Merca on weekends.
  • La Galeria –  on your right just before going into Old Port. For the artist in everyone, 2nd story bar/patio, 3rd story patio with great view over the docks.  Now serving breakfast!


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

MONDAYS    @ Southside Jillz  – Horseshoes 1 p.m.

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

THURSDAYS    @ Southside Jillz  – Game Day starts around 1 p.m.       4 p.m. Connection Club happy hour on the patio at Puesta del Restaurant @ Playa Bonita       7 p.m.  Music with Jesse Gerardo @ La Cantina SportsBar at Sonoran Sky  (go for the sunset at Tiki and stay for the música with Jesse!


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

@ Southside Jillz  – 4 – 7 pm  Happy Hour with Bad A@@ music with Los Ponchos

@La Cantina SportsBar at Sonoran Sky – 7 pm – 11 pm  English/Spanish Rock with Los Hillson


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

Wine & Pizza @ La Galeria…bring along your favorite wine.  Saturdays @ La Galeria Restaurant & Bar (just before heading in Old Port) starting at noon.

@La Cantina SportsBar at Sonoran Sky –  English/Spanish Rock with Los Hillson

SUNDAYS    @ Southside Jillz  – BBQ night 5 p.m.  Music with Los Ponchos 7 – 10 pm

Atardecer en Puerto Peñasco

Sunsets, fishing charters, tours, and oh….scuba diving!

Grab a boat and head out to sea as the waters begin to warm up! Did I hear splash cruise?

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

Rocky Point Fishing Club – Fishing trips, sunset cruises, jet skis, Bird Island, and more. MX 638 383 6525 US. 602 386 69 14

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

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

Rocky Point Divers – Scuba & Snorkeling Gear, rentals, certification classes, and all that jazz!

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! Info:

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

Coming up this Spring!

Semana Santa 2017 – April 9th – 17th

PARTY FEST!!!  April 14th3 pm to Midnight on the beach  (Playa Hermosa / Playa Bonita)  Grupo Audiorama (106.1 FM / 96.5 FM)

April 15th – Semana Santa Beach Party @ Laguna Shores  2pm – 6pm

CBSC 2017 Fish Derby: Phase I  April 20-23, Phase II May 11-14, Phase III May 24-27 with fish fry on May 28th!

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

XXV Cabalgata Costera & Turistica – April 22nd & 23rd  Riders from across the region gather for two days of riding over the desert and camaraderie.  Info:  Cabalgata Costera 2017  

April 27th – 30th  Rotary District 4100 Conference    Rotarians! Join District 4100 (Sonora, northern Sinaloa, Baja California Norte, and Baja California Sur) for this great fiesta of camaraderie in Puerto Peñasco!   Information (English):

2nd Santa Claus Club Cornhole Tournament April 28th – 30th   Info and early registration: John Fowler   602-840-1528

April 29th – Soap Box Derby fundraiser for José Dávalos Valdivia Casa Hogar home for the elderly! Get your team and soap box ready now!  For more info, contact Santiago Ruiz at: 638 384 6166   Team entry: 500 pesos  You can register by contacting:  or stop by our offices in Plaza Pelicanos (2nd floor)

April 30th – 2nd Annual Children’s Day Fundraiser for Esperanza para los Niños. Become a sponsor or just come out for fun & activities in front of Sonoran Sky  2 pm – 6 pm.  Sponsorship levels from $25 US to $1000 US, donations greatly appreciated as the home works to become self-sufficient. This year’s fundraising goals to go toward additional solar panels, electric dryers, and industrial kitchen (propane no longer permitted at home), plus concrete foundations for caretaker homes.  For more information please contact:  Michelle Auer  (480) 283-3843

Cinco de Mayo!  2nd Annual BBQ Competition @ Southside Jillz (home of award winning BBQ ribs, Taste of Peñasco 2017)  Come for the BBQ, plus get in on the “triathlon” by picking your top 3 games (jenga, pool, cornhole, horseshoes, and more)

May 6th – 7th  Cinco de Mayo Hobie Cats regatta –Info:

May 6th – Funkalicious Beach Volleyball   Rocky Point #17 @ Las Palomas Beach & Golf Resort  Info:  Rocky Point #17

11th Anniversary Las Palomas Golf Tournament – May 12th – 14th

Rocky Point Times Newspaper  El Golfo RunMay 12th – 14th  Info at:

Tequila 150  May 12th – 13th   Info:  Southern Arizona Desert Racing


RCPM Circus Mexicus 2017!  June 8th – 11th, 2017   Tickets now on sale!

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