Semana Santa 2016 – Rocky Point Weekend Rundown!

beach-bumThis weekend rundown sponsored by Beach Bum Restaurant & Bar

If you hear the vibrating sounds of banda and norteña wafting across the Sea of Cortez, or possibly the beats of an all-night DJ or two, there’s a sure bet you are in Rocky Point for Semana Santa!  Yes, it’s THE BUSIEST weekend of the year people-wise so if you’re looking for a quiet corner to call your own over the next few days, may we suggest ….hmmm… well… let me get back to you… or, even better – you tell us! In the meantime, let’s run down the weekend – which is proving to be a bit blustery as the holiday break begins.

IMPORTANT: OFFICIAL BANK HOLIDAYS: March 24th and 25th (NO Banks, etc.).

March 23rd

7 p.m.   Rey Apache “Rumbo al Norte” Tour 2016 @ Beach Bum on the malecón

March 25th

  • Good Friday – “Passion Play” – Living Stations of the Cross  10 a.m. starting in the malecón (Old Port)
  • DJ Party Fest on Playa Hermosa @ noon by 106.1 FM & 96.5 FM
  • #CulturaSonora SEMANA SANTA activities on the malecón   Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday starting approx. 6 p.m.

March 26th – 27th  AGA Member Weekend @ Vidanta Golf Jack Nicklaus Design Course at Mayan Palace   Info:   or

Easter morning – Sunrise Service  led by Family of God – on the beach in front of Puerta Privada (bring a chair)

March 28 –  Red Hat Ladies Luncheon Info: Brenda  638 382 8611



Tuesdays – 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

¡A comer! Paella night @ El Tapeo Wine Bar at Laos Mar Best Western (next to Playa Bonita)

¡A bailar Salsa! 9:30 p.m. @ Pikaros on the way to the Mirador with Agua de Coco


All over the radio! 12 p.m. – 1 p.m. In town? Tune into 106.1 FM to hear Sami on air with host Felix Rincón to chat about what’s coming up in Rocky Point as they count down the top 5 stories and hits!  Online:   [Click on 40 Principales]

Craft classes w/Naomi: Fridays Noon – 5 p.m. with Naomi Black @ Off the Beach Studio Info:


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

Water Color classes – 2nd & 4th Saturdays of the month with Mary Lou Wilhelm at Plaza Fabiola on “Rodeo Drive”       Info:

DONATE!  Red Cross Annual Collection runs March 7th – May 7th.  Collection spots in Sonoyta on southern side of town, and in Puerto Peñasco along Blvd. Juárez and Blvd. Fremont

About time chartersGet out on the water!

Eco Fun Rentals:   Sunset cruises. Trips to Bird Island. City Tours. Pinacate tours. Contact them via email or visit offices inside Baja Cantina hotel in the Mirador

Del Mar Charters with Captain Oscar – Local 383 2802 US: (520) 407-6054   Check with Captain Oscar for other adventures including parasailing, fishing trips, etc. he’s got you covered on the water!

Peñasco Recreation Co. – city tours, adventures around Puerto Peñasco and beyond! Contact Russ Black to plan your next round of exploration – from the Tequila Factory to oyster farms, taco stand favorites, and back again!

About Time of Pacifica Charters with Captain Adolfo Perez – cel: 638 386 4345  Facebook: Captain Adolfo Perez

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!

pinacate-ven-a-conocerVisit 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. on patio of Café Puerto Viejo in the Old Port – No cost, bring a chair



mermaid pirate 20162nd – Mermaid & Pirate Extravaganza at the Mermaids Arts Market!  Music with The Bayou Brothers (San Diego, CA) plus an evening performance of The Bayou Brothers @ Banditos 6 p.m. !

2nd – Over the Line Softball (Check for Info @ JJ’s Cantina / John Fowler) upcoming dates June 11 / Oct 22

2ndRace Car Experience!  Rocky Point Speedway    11 a.m. – 3 p.m.  Drive or Ride Along!  (entrance near Wrecked / The Reef)


3rd – 7th  SONORA RALLY  (San Luis Rio Colorado – Puerto Peñasco)

9th – CBSC Horseshoe Tournament

9th – JJ’s 1 Club Open (info @ JJ’s Cantina) upcoming date Oct 15

15th – 17th  CBSC 61st Fishing Derby

16th – Mermaids Arts Market @ Shrimp Park

16th – Beer Olympics  Info & Registration:

16th – Funkalicious Beach Volleyball @ Las Palomas

16th – Race Car Experience!  Rocky Point Speedway    11 a.m. – 3 p.m.  Drive or Ride Along!  (entrance near Wrecked / The Reef)

22nd & 23rd – International Jazz Day Festival * Featuring Nayo Jones, along with other international and local artists *

23rd – 24th –  Cabalgata Costera & Turística – Annual Horseback  ride featuring regional horse clubs!  They’ll be riding through town on April 24th and end with a grand fiesta on the explanade just off Calle 13!

24th TOMA COLOR – 3rd annual color run in Puerto Peñasco  (registration open March 9th – April 9th @ Puerto Viejo Café in the Old Port)

*April 28th – 30th …..coming up….. look to the skies*

30th – Rocky Point Triathlon @ Las Palomas

30th – May 1st – Hobie Cat Cinco de Mayo Regatta


AGAVE FEST – May 7th * Tequila * Bacanora * Sotol * Mezcal *

7th – Mountain Bike Race @ Laguna del Mar

golf-palomas7th – JJ’s Chili Cook-off event & Garage Sale (Santa Claus Club)

7th – Race Car Experience!  Rocky Point Speedway    11 a.m. – 3 p.m.  Drive or Ride Along!  (entrance near Wrecked / The Reef)

7th – Kentucky Derby day @ Beach Bum  (fundraiser)

12th – 15th  CBSC 61st Annual Fishing Derby

13th – 15th  Las Palomas 10th Anniversary Golf Tournament @ The Links   More than $24K in prizes!  Info and registration:

13th – 14th – SandStorm 300 [Southern Arizona Desert Racing]

21st – OBSC 5th Off Road Poker Run

21st – Race Car Experience!  Rocky Point Speedway    11 a.m. – 3 p.m.  Drive or Ride Along!  (entrance near Wrecked / The Reef)

26th – 29th – CBSC 61st Annual Fishing Derby & final awards Fish Fry

28th – Mark Mulligan @ Caribbean Parrot

30th – Pancake Breakfast & Silent Auction fundraiser @ Latitude 31   8 am – 11 a.m.   Proceeds for Esperanza para Nueva Vida Community Center and Equinoterapia (Horse Therapy program for children with disabilities)


circus mexicus 2015-025June 3rd – 5th – Rocky Point Times 40th El Golfo Run   Info and to reserve a spot:

June 9th – 12th – Roger Clyne & the Peacemakers CIRCUS MEXICUS

June 11th – Over the Line Softball  (info at JJ’s Cantina)


CEDO Wet Feet Ocean Camp July 2nd – 6th (ages 10-14)


Oct 8th & 9th – Hobie Cat Rocky Point Challenge

2016-NA-Hobie-1618-posterOct. 10th – 14th – 2016 Hobie 16/18 NORTH AMERICAN CHAMPIONSHIP

Festival Internacional Cervantino – Peñasco site (dates TBD)

Oct. 21st – 23 Angler of the Year Phase II (JJ’s Cantina)

Oct. 22nd – Over the Line Softball


16th Annual Rocky Point Rally! Nov. 10th – 13th

If you have information you’d like to add, please let us know at 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 to get all our articles and announcements and/or Like us on Facebook at Rocky Point 360



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