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Weather reports note we’ve hit a warm front here in northwestern Mexico, with temperatures reaching up to 100°F in Hermosillo – while in Puerto Peñasco we’re settling in at about mid to high 80s. Interestingly, usually around Semana Santa clouds seem to always roll in and things cool off a bit…but the weather forecast looks sunny for weeks to come, so let’s rundown the weekend!
A little bird or two told us the Malecón is the place to be tonight for live music at popular spots such as BooBar and Beach Bum. We’re dusting off our salsa shoes (well, as much as can be expected in our desert by the sea), and will be headed out to see the likes of Agua de Coco as well as Jesse Gerardo and his crew La Katerva. ¡Azucar!
April 11 – 13
The 59th Annual Fishing Derby of the Cholla Bay Sportsmen’s Club is back at it for Phase II. Interesting fun fact: February 1956 was the start of the Annual Fishing Derby with over 400 entrants for the 2-day event, which included an awards ceremony and Fish Fry. The CBSC Fishing Derby now consists of four Phases, stretching from March through May. Upcoming dates May 2 – 4 and May 22 – 24, yes with a Fish Fry at the end! For more information, contact: Kelly Adams: 480 345 0623 or 382 5111 in Cholla Bay, or Pat Goodline 575 635 4779 or 382 5056 in Cholla Bay.
April 11th Professional mixer sponsored by AMPI (Mexican Association of Realtor Professionals) 5:30 p.m. at Beach Bum restaurant in the Old Port (Open to all business professionals – great networking opportunity!) Please RSVP to Jared Jared@azreapm.com
April 12 4th International Day of Dance gala at Peñasco del Sol Hotel 6 p.m. Tickets 50 pesos. This year, the Municipal Ballet School has joined forces with local youth dance studios to put on an evening of dance celebration.
April 12th Funkalicious Volleyball on the beach in front of Sonoran Sun. The Funksters get things started Friday night, April 11th, at the new Banditos cantina (formerly Chango’s…and then The Hut) with a 9 p.m. acoustic performance by Roger Clyne! Even if you’re not a funk volleyballer, enjoy a night of music with one of Arizona’s and the Sea of Cortez’ – favorite musical sons.
April 12 – 13 Caminos de Kino – 8th Annual Caminata honoring Padre Kino’s hikes at the Pinacate. It is said that Padre Kino first saw Baja California as a peninsula, rather than an island, from atop the Pinacate. Program to include optional camping, video presentations and talks about region. Organized by City’s Office on Citizens’ Affairs along with the Pinacate Biosphere Reserve and Desert of Altar (UNESCO World Heritage Site).
CEDO NaturArte tours (April) To make reservations, or if you have more questions, contact CEDO:
520-320-5473 (from the US) or 52-638-382-0113 (from Mexico), or firstname.lastname@example.org.
–11, Friday, Pinacate Adventure, 8:30am – 4:30pm
–15, Saturday, Discover the Tidepools at night!, 7:00pm – 9:00pm
–16, Wednesday, Exploring the Morua Estuary, 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
–18. Friday, Hiking the Sand Dunes, 8:00 am – 2:00 pm
–21, Monday, Exploring the Morua Estuary, 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
–28, Monday, San Jorge Island Tour & Snorkeling, 7:00 am – 3:00 pm
–30 Wednesday, Discover the Tidepools at night!, 7:00pm – 9:00pm
April 12 – Mango’s Disco Bar Duelo de Norteños – Estrellas del Desierto vs. Comando II Cover 80 pesos
Holy Friday – April 18th Viacrucis Stations of the Cross This traditional event, which has taken place in the Old Port for nearly 32 years (with a few breaks in between) begins at 10 a.m. in the Malecón and will wind its way toward the stone backdrop of Whale Hill (near entrance to Old Port). More than 50 individuals traditionally take part in this dramatic retelling of the Stations of the Cross and crucifixion before Easter.
CHAMPIONSHIP BOUT WBO/WBA Flyweight World Boxing Champion Juan Francisco “El Gallito” Estrada Romero will be facing his next opponent in his hometown of Puerto Peñasco!
ATMC Skate event (April 26th)
Rocky Point Triathlon at Las Palomas (April 26)
JJ’s Bathtub Races (April 26) – JJ’s Cantina in Cholla Bay
Special weekend package at Las Palomas Beach & Golf Resort for Jenny & the Mexikats (April 26)
May: JJ’s Chili Cook-off (May 3), 6th Biker Fiesta by the Rocky Point Riders (May 2 – 5) @ Concha del Mar RV Park, Mother’s Day Breakfast (Business and Professional Women’s Club, May 10), JJ’s SADR Tequila 150 car races (May 16-17), Uniting Nation’s Cup at Peninsula golf course of Mayan Palace (May 15 – 18), JJ’s One Club Open (May 17 [also Oct. 25]), Las Palomas Beach & Golf Resort 8th Anniversary golf tournament at The Links (May 23 – 25), 59th Annual Fishing Derby Phase II (May 2 – 4) Phase III May 22 – 24 + Fish Fry May 25th), Dirty Beach Mud Run – May edition (May 24th…also coming up Oct. 25)
June: Roger Clyne & the Peacemakers Circus Mexicus 2014 June 5 – 8! Tickets available at Banditos (formerly The Hut / formerly Chango’s)
Save the date: 14th Rocky Point Rally November 6 – 9, 2014! Find them on Facebook: Rocky Point Rally.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 email@example.com or 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.
Our offices are now located in Plaza Pelicanos (east side of Plaza del Camarón where Yummi Salads is), next to the Chamber of Commerce (CANACO) and just down the walkway from the Convention and Visitors Bureau (OCV). We are upstairs in Suites 4 – 5A. Or, let us know you’re coming and we can meet downstairs for coffee!