¡Semana Santa 2015! Rocky Point Weekend Rundown!

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semana Santa en Puerto Peñasco  55With the sound of banda reverberating through the malecón and across area beaches, carnival rides, and the much anticipated annual Viacrucis reenactment of the Stations of the Cross, there is no doubt it is Semana Santa in Puerto Peñasco! With the heaviest vacation days just around the corner, we decided to run down this weekend a little bit early. So, let’s get to it! (Remember banks and government offices will be closed April 2nd & 3rd)

Roads around town opened up for Semana Santa:

  • Avenida Luis Encinas up to Blvd. Benito Juárez, including Calle 11
  • One lane of Blvd. Benito Juarez where work is currently underway to modernize this stretch from Eutiquio Amador to Blvd. Samuel Ocaña – When driving from Sonoyta we still recommend taking the road toward “Laguna del Mar” before doubling back to Sandy Beach area when headed toward condos, Playa Bonita, or Cholla Bay.
  • Samuel Ocaña is open up to the Cosmos Pharmacy located at Calle Juan de la Barrera
  • Blvd. Juarez heading into the Malecón reopened to traffic (Stay alert to closures over weekend when Old Port is reserved for pedestrian traffic [nights])

Semana Santa Weekend

Party Fest – April 2nd & 3rd ¡La Voz Mexico singers in Puerto Peñasco!  * April 2nd – 5 p.m. Autograph session with singers  *  9 p.m. Party Fest 2015 Opener @ Elixir   Pre-sale 200 pesos / At door 250 pesos

April 3rd – ¡Party Fest! FREE BEACH CONCERT! On the beach between Playa Hermosa and Playa Bonita   Noon to 6 p.m. Lucah, Frank Di, The Shams, Iliana Beilis, & Banda 3 Ríos

Viacrucis-2015-1April 2nd – Guillermo Munro Palacio book presentation “No Me Da Miedo Morir” 7 p.m. @ Plaza Pelicanos

April 3rd Viacrucis – Stations of the Cross reenactment – 10 a.m. departs from malecón

April 3rd Family of God Good Friday Service – 6 p.m. (bilingual service)

April 3rd – Sunset Vibe beach party by Party District 4 p.m. @ The Reef 50 pesos

April 3rd – Grupo Máximo at El Chamizal – starting at 8 p.m. with Grupo Activo, La Nueva Legión, and Lider Terreño

April 4th – Mermaids Arts Market 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. @ Shrimp Plaza – 2nd to last Mermaids Market of the season, leading up to the April 18th Pirate and Mermaid Extravaganza with music by The Bayou Brothers of San Diego, CA

April 5th – Family of God Easter Service on the beach – 8 a.m. in front of Puerta Privada *parking available at Puerta Privada * bring a chair

Other adventures around town

Boat trips

EcoFun Rentals: ecofunrentals@gmail.com

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

Photo: Rocky Point SUP Rentals

Photo: Rocky Point SUP Rentals

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 – Upcoming: Discover the Tidepools, April 3rd – Dunes Tour, April 4th – Kayaking in Morua Estuary, April 5th – Tide Pools Tour See the CEDO Events Calendar for more info. Be sure to email them early to reserve your spot!

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

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: 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

Coming up in April!

CBSC 60th Annual Fishing Derby –  April 9th – 12th; May 7th – 10th; May 21st – 23rd; Fish Fry and Awards May 24th   More info at: chollacbsc@gmail.com

April 10th & 11th Harry Luge country singer/songwriter @ Banditos 9 p.m.

April 10th –  80s Skate Party @ Beach Bum ATMC and Uncle Skate

April 11th – ATMC & Uncle Skate Fest @ the Malecón

April 11thFunkalicious Volleyball  Rocky Point XIII  “Color me Funky” on the playa in front of Las Palomas

April 12th TOMA COLOR 2!! 5K and 10K fun run through town, doused in colors! Information:   tomacolorpuertopenasco.org   Registration and info @ Café Puerto Viejo in the Old Port

April 18th CBSC Horseshoe Tournament  More info at: chollacbsc@gmail.com

mermaids-pirates-april18April 18th Mermaids & Pirate Extravaganza at the Mermaids Arts Market with zydeco music by The Bayou Brothers!

April 18th – The Bayou Brothers @ Banditos  6 p.m.  (pre-sale $10 US @ Mermaid’s 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 25th – Rocky Point Triathlon   www.rockypointtri.com

April 25th – OBSC 29th Annual Bash & BBQ

Heading toward Summer

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

May 2nd – Taste 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 2nd – JJ’s Bathtub races  info: www.jjscantina.comsadr-may-race

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

May 9th – Chili Cookoff @ JJ’s Cantina + Garage Sale

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

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

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

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

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

circus-2015June 11th – 14th RCPM Circus Mexicus!  www.circusmexicus.net

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

…and into Fall

logo-2015 IsraelOct. 10th – 11th  Hobie Cat Piñata Regatta (Fleet 66 & Fleet 514)

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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