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It’s Semana Santa! This is definitely the busiest time around town, the beaches, and of course down in the malecón. Along with religious traditions celebrating Easter, Semana Santa and the following week “Semana de Pasqua” are filled with family, music, friends, and here in Sonora…banda! Schools are out for two weeks, though the busiest time is this weekend!
As we rundown this weekend, be sure to stay safe and enjoy the ambiance!
Holy Friday – April 18th Viacrucis Stations of the Cross 10 a.m. This traditional event, which has taken place in the Old Port for nearly 32 years (with a few breaks in between) begins at 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.
Pick a spot and you’ll find music everywhere you go…especially if you’re down around the malecón. Roads to the Old Port tend to be closed throughout this busy weekend, starting after about midday. Walk on down to the malecón and take in the sunset and an evening of bandas – the bandas started showing up last weekend in buses and vans, decked out in colorful suits and carrying instruments to and fro.
Party District – The DJ’s from Party District have got fiestas going this weekend, starting tonight 8 p.m. at Sr. Amigo’s in the Old Port. Friday and Saturday from 8 p.m. at Wrecked
Tiburones are back in town for a three game series against the Vaqueros of Agua Prieta. Game nights April 18, 19, and 20 Games usually start around 7ish (Check at stadium when coming into town)
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 email@example.com.
–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
ATMC Skate event (April 26th)
Rocky Point Triathlon at Las Palomas (April 26)
JJ’s Bathtub Races (April 26)
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!
Old Boys Social Club 28th Annual Beach Bash & BBQ – Cholla Bay 2 – 7 p.m.
May: 6th Biker Fiesta by the Rocky Point Riders (May 2 – 5) @ Concha del Mar RV Park, Fundraising dinner for the Rolling Rockies (May 8), JJ’s Chili Cook-off (May 10), 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!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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!