Cool & Sunny. Rocky Point Weekend Rundown!

Weekend Rundown sponsored this week by Al Capone’s Seafood & Pizzeria

In Puerto Peñasco, January offers the perfect stage for bundled up walks along the beach, exploring the beauty of the Pinacate Reserve (UNESCO World Heritage Site) and a drive out to the Schuk Toak Visitors Center, not to mention sunset cruises (well, when the wind dies down), warming up at your favorite watering hole, and taking a look at events lined up for 2017.  Let’s run down the weekend!

January 2017

Jan. 23rd – Jan. 26th –  FAOT (Alfonso Ortiz Tirado Arts Fest)  Puerto Peñasco subsite    Nightly performances 8 p.m. @ Municipal Auditorium

    Jan. 25th – Mariachi Armada de Mexico

    Jan. 26th   Los Hijos de Frank

Jan. 27th – CEDO Exploring the Morua Estuary (Walk) @ 7:00 am – 9:30 am

Visit the tranquil and pristine waters and salt flats, located just 15 minutes east of CEDO, on a leisurely exploration of Morua Estuary. Tour includes: Transportation, Binoculars, Trip insurance, Field Materials, and water.  For reservations, contact:

Jan. 28th – American Legion Charity Bingo @ 12 pm (and again at 8 pm at Capone Night)

Jan. 28th – Al Capone Charity night DIF fundraiser @ La Roca hotel  Beginning at 7 pm

* Antique car show * Art and photo expo from the time of stories and legends of Al Capone in Rocky Point * Period showpieces * Photobooth * Tour of the classic Posada la Roca (Puerto Peñasco’s first hotel) * Casino games in front of La Roca * Don your favorite period piece for the Capone era * All proceeds to go to scholarship/educational programs of the local DIF

Jan. 29th –  The annual Eddie Awards  6 p.m. @ Municipal Auditorium    Yearly appreciation awards recognizing local and visiting artists from the year before!  Hop on over to the page Global Artefacts by Eddie Wharez – Puerto Peñasco – Rocky Point, Son., Mex. to nominate your favorites from 2016 in the following categories: Lifetime Achievement, Artisan of the Year, Group, Promising Young Artist, Cultural Promoter, Outstanding Person of the Year, and Fan Favorite. Nominations and voting open through Jan. 28th.


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


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


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


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

Winter sunsets & charters

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

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

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

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

February 2017

Feb. 4th – Mermaids Arts Market  10 am – 3 pm @ Shrimp Park  (Feb. 18th Mermaids Market to be part of the Taste of Peñasco)

Feb. 4th – Pre-SUPERBOWL Skins Game @ The Links at Las Palomas Info:

BooBar SUPERBOWL PARTY!  Come for the game, enjoy free food at halftime

Feb. 6th – 3rd Annual BooBar Poker Run – 9 a.m. from BooBar  *Register w/José at Boo Bar in advance to get t-shirt before he runs out*

Feb. 6th  – Bank Holiday recognizing Mexican Constitution Day (5 de febrero)

Feb. 11th – CBSC 9th Annual Golf Tournament  Info/sign up:  /

February Race Car Experience – Feb 11th & 18th @ Rocky Point Speedway  11 am – 3 pm  Stop by or contact Darren for info:

Feb 17th – 19th   KAB theBand @ BooBar  starting @ 8 pm each night

Feb. 18th – Taste of Peñasco! Culinary & Cultural Festival Check their FB site for info: Taste of Peñasco

Feb. 18th – Brazilian Carnaval “All that Glam” in Cholla Bay.  5 pm parade from Cholla Bay Community Clubhouse   Dinner @ 6 p.m. Open to all!  $10 US OBSC members / $15 US for guests

Feb. 19th – Las Conchas President Weekend Yard Sale  11 am – 3 pm  For info, to donate, or reserve a spot:  382-0029

Feb. 24th – 26th   International Hot Air Balloon Festival  “Ruta del Globo”  @ Laguna del Mar   Tickets now available at:  Coffee Point (Blvd Benito Juarez), Seguros Portugal (Blvd. Fremont or Blvd. Juarez), and Puerto Viejo Café in the Old Port   Info: 638 383 1979

  • Friday & Saturday   6 am MAGIC SKY! Free Entry.
  • Friday & Saturday afternoon / General entry 40 pesos / Activities from 6 pm – 9 pm
  • Sunday  6 am  MAGIC SKY!  Free Entry

*Event subject to weather conditions  Info: 638.383.1979

Feb. 25th –  2nd Annual Red Carpet Gala fundraiser for Vida Joven (Young Life Mexico)   7 p.m. @ Peñasco EXPO Convention Center    Info and tickets:    Contact Reyna Molina: 638 105 8799   Sponsor a table of 10 for you, friends, or to invite people from the community! Every table equals 6 summer camp scholarships for Vida Joven youth.


Coming soon! Rocky Point Zipline

Spring Break!  ASU  March 5 – 12, U of A  March 11-19, NAU  March 13 – 17

CBSC GAME NIGHT – March 14th

Off-Road & UTV Rally / AZOP Rocky Point Race – March 17th – 19th

Baseball! Tiburones de Puerto Peñasco  Season opener April 4th!

Semana Santa 2017 – April 9th – 17th

CBSC Horseshoe & Cornhole Tournament – April 1st

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!

Coming back in April!  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

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

2nd Santa Claus Club Cornhole Tournament April 29th  Info and early registration: John Fowler   602-840-1528

Liga Norte de Mexico  All-Star Baseball game in Puerto Peñasco!  May 26th – 28th

RCPM Circus Mexicus 2017!  June 9th – 12th, 2017

 17th Annual Rocky Point Rally  Nov. 9 – 12, 2017!

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