April Pirates! Rocky Point Weekend Rundown!

penasco-recreation-logoThis weekend rundown sponsored by Peñasco Recreation Company – proudly presenting this weekend’s Pirate & Mermaid Extravaganza

April in Rocky Point. Terrific weather, an inviting sea, and a whirlwind of weekend activities make Spring an absolutely wonderful time to be in Rocky Point! MermaidsMarket (101 de 122)Speaking of whirlwind activity, local and state level political campaigns officially opened up on April 5th and will run through June 3rd in anticipation of the June 7th elections. With that in mind, you never know when you may come across a local campaigning parade or gathering, but you’ll surely notice the new billboards around town. While we’re on the topic of noticing things around town, be sure to check out the new BIENVENIDOS monument at the entrance to town (intersection of Blvd. Juarez and No Reelección), plus…yes, ongoing roadwork and curious detours. Getting around town and into the Old Port can certainly be done and just takes some additional patience and good tires.map-russ-sandybeach

Some driving tips:

– When coming from Sonoyta, veer right toward Laguna del Mar in order to meet up with Coastal Highway (turn left at stop sign after railroad tracks) and toward Sandy Beach. Fastest route to condos along Sandy Beach and Cholla Bay.

– Toward Las Conchas and east sides of town – turn left on Blvd. Josefa at first stop light (Blvd. Juarez detour). *Turn right at second stop sign to double-back to finished part of Blvd. Juarez and into town – or continue on Blvd. Josefa to eventually meet up with Blvd. Fremont

IMPORTANT! New road work on Blvd. Juarez along stretch from railroad tracks near Circle K, past City Hall, and up to anchor heading toward port. Parts of this area are open (along dirt road) though extra caution encouraged at stoplight/intersection of Blvd. Fremont and Blvd. Juarez where pavement has been removed in prep for new roads. *Detour on East side of Shrimp Plaza (road in front of Fire Department)*

Ok, still with us? Let’s run down the Weekend!

APRIL

April 16th – TIBURONES BASEBALL!  Yes, the Tiburones headed back to the field this week as the Liga Norte de México gets the season underway! The first home series wraps up tonight against the Langosteros of Rosarito. Games start around 7 p.m. Upcoming home games: April 24 – 26 vs. Toritos of Tijuana, and May 1st – 3rd vs. Freseros of San Quintin. Check the schedule at: LNM Rol de Juegos  and check out the home team on Facebook at Club Tiburones de Pto Peñasco

treasure-mapApril 18th 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Shrimp Plaza Mermaids & Pirate Extravaganza at the Mermaids Arts Market with zydeco music by The Bayou Brothers (San Diego, CA)! Final Mermaids Arts Market of the season. Be sure to pick up tickets at the Mermaids Market for the evening’s concert @Banditos   There will be parking available on east, north, and south sides of Shrimp Park – don’t let the roads fool you. Use the handy Treasure Map

April 18th 8th Annual CBSC Horseshoe Tournament in Cholla Bay Play! Raffles! Prizes! Win! Players $20 US / Spectators $10 US Portion of Proceeds to benefit local Red Cross Sign up 8 – 9:30 a.m., Tourney play starts at 9:30 a.m. More info at: chollacbsc@gmail.combayou-bros

April 18thThe Bayou Brothers @ Banditos  6 p.m.  (pre-sale $10 US @ Mermaids Market / $15 US @ door / VIP Balcony $30 US) Reservations and info – Contact Russ & Naomi Black: 044-638-113-4591   Email at: mexicoruss@gmail.com

April 18th Sea Merchants Irish Rock @ Beach Bum! 8 – 11 p.m.

sea-merchants-ap18April 24th – 26th Tiburones vs. Toritos of Tijuana

triApril 25thRocky Point Triathlon   www.rockypointtri.com

April 25thOBSC 29th Annual Bash & BBQ 2 p.m. – 7 p.m. Cholla Community Clubhouse in Cholla Bay   ALL ARE WELCOME!

April 25th  – 9 p.m.  Obra de teatro – Afrodita –  historias en femenino plural  Casa de la Playa en Las Conchas    100 pesos

April 26th – 6 p.m.  Obra de teatro infantil  La Vaca Cantante  ITSPP  auditorio  80 pesos

April 30thHansel y Gretel Theater @ EXPO Convention Center (International Children’s Day!) Shows @ 3 p.m. & 6 p.m.   Tickets 70 pesos

Other Spring Adventures

Boat trips

About time chartersEcoFun Rentals: ecofunrentals@gmail.com

Del Mar Charters with Captain Oscar – Local 383 2802 US: (520) 407-6054   www.delmarcharters.com oscar@delmarcharters.com

About Time of Pacifica Charters with Captain Adolfo Perez – cel: 638 386 4345 www.pacificacharters.com   reservations@PacificaCharters.com  Facebook: Captain Adolfo Perez

Stand-Up Paddle Boards – hourly and daily rentals with Rocky Point SUP Rentals  Tel: 638 384 4248

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!

Upcoming trips: April 18 – Tide Pools Tour, May 2 – Kayak the Morúa Estuary, May 9 – Schuk Toak Visitor Center and Dunes Tour (Pinacate), May 16 – Tide Pools Tour, May 23 – Pinacate Tour

Free Natural History Talks @ CEDO: Tuesdays 2 p.m. (English)   4 p.m. (Español) & Saturdays 2 p.m. (Español) 4 p.m. (English)

El Pinacate-22Visit 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: pinacate@conanp.gob.mx; fgodinez@conanp.gob.mx

CineMartes Tuesday Art Film Nights

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

Heading toward Summer

May 1st – 3rd Rocky Point Times’ El Golfo Run (Reservations and info rockypointtimes@yahoo.com)

May 1st – 3rd Tiburones vs. Freseros of San Quintin

poker-run-may2May 2ndTaste of Peñasco & T.O.P. Chef!   For booth space and to donate raffle prizes please contact Rosie Glover  (booths – 638 386 9081  rosie@proalliance.com.mx) and/or John Fowler via email at santaclausclub@hotmail.com  or by phone at 602-840-1528.

May 2ndOBSC 3rd Off-Road Poker Run starting @ 9 a.m. Cholla Bay Community Center

May 2ndJJ’s Bathtub races @ JJ’s Cantina

May 2ndVida Joven Cinco de Mayo Fiesta 5 p.m. – 9 p.m. – Plaza la Madre (next to baseball stadium)

May 2nd2nd Expo Bacanora @ Bacanora Grill   6 p.m. – 9 p.m. ¡SALUD!

May 2nd – 3rd   Cinco de Mayo Regatta (Fleet 66)

CBSC 60th Annual Fishing Derby –  May 7th – 10th; May 21st – 23rd; Fish Fry and Awards May 24th   More info at: chollacbsc@gmail.com

banditos-memorial-dayMay 8thJewelry Sale fundraiser for Santa Claus Club @ JJ’s Cantina 8 a.m. – 2 p.m.

May 9thChili Cookoff @ JJ’s Cantina + Garage Sale   8 a.m. – 2 p.m.

May 15th – 16th   Tequila 150 by Southern Arizona Desert Racing

May 16th – JJ’s One club open Info: www.jjscantina.com

May 22nd – 24th – Memorial Day Music Festival @ Banditos   3 days! 6 bands!  1 great weekend!

May 23rdDirty Beach Mud Run @ Rocky Point Speedway  Register at: www.dirtybeachmudrun.com

May 23rd – 24thExpo Peques @ EXPO Convention Center

* June 7th * Election day in Mexico  (Dry law in effect – No alcohol sales)

circus-mexxicus-xxJune 11th – 14th Roger Clyne & the Peacemakers Circus Mexicus!  www.circusmexicus.net

June 13th Over the Line Softball  Info – contact John Fowler 620-840-1528   OTL Fall coming October 24

June 19th – 21st   9th Las Palomas Anniversary Golf Tournament – Info:  ltorres@laspalomasresort.net

CEDO Wet Feet Camp (English) June 11th – 15th / Bilingual Camp July 2nd – 6th   Info:   cedointercultural.org

…into the Fall

Rocky_Point_Rally_2014-092Oct. 10th – 11th  Hobie Cat Piñata Regatta (Fleet 66 & Fleet 514)

Nov. 7th   Funkalicious Volleyball

November 11th – 15th   15th Anniversary Rocky Point Rally   www.rockypointrally.com

Looking for upcoming events in Rocky Point?  Check out our Event Calendar!   If you have information you’d like to add, please let us know at info@rockypoint360.com 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 RockyPoint360.com to get all our articles and announcements and/or Like us on Facebook at Rocky Point 360

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