September to Remember – Rocky Point Weekend Rundown!

capones-rundownbannerRundown sponsored by Capone’s on Ave. Sinaloa

¡Viva! ¡Viva! It’s Mexican Independence Day! Along with the traditional celebratory fiestas, fireworks, and GRITO on the evening of September 15th, this year also marks a changing of the guard as it were at City Hall as Sept. 16th included the swearing in of new Mayor Ernesto “Kiko” Munro. At a state level, Sonora’s new Governor Claudia Pavlovich Arellano was sworn into office on September 13th. So, September has already been quite a month internally speaking. It also heralds the beginning of the shrimp season, first opening for pangas on Sept. 13th and then to larger shrimp boats on Sept. 24th. Ah yes, mid-September is also traditionally when humidity releases the city from its sweaty Summer grip – and we all look forward to October and some of the BEST WEATHER of the year! Let’s take a look ahead and run down the weekend! There are still some tickets for the WBA/WBO fight on the 26th, so be sure to get on that! Tickets available at La Fondita, local Circle Ks, and online

recycle-sept20Roads: Overpass construction just north of town sends cars on a short roundabout detour on packed dirt paths. If heading toward Sandy Beach or Cholla Bay, stay on road headed toward Laguna del Mar and Coastal highway

September 20th – Community Clean-up Day @ Malecón 8 a.m. – 12 p.m. Organized by Ecology Club “Niños en Acción al Cuidado del Medio Ambiente” (Children in Action Caring for the Environment) Come out to help! Cleaning supplies, shovels, trash bags, etc. greatly appreciated. For more info contact Re Re Reciclando Puerto Peñasco (or drop us a note at


September 26th – World Championship boxing WBO/WBA Flyweight Champ Juan Francisco “Gallo” Estrada vs. Hernán “Tyson” Marquez   Puerto Peñasco EXPO Convention Center   There are still some tickets for the WBA/WBO fight on the 26th, so be sure to get on that! Tickets available at La Fondita, local Circle Ks, and  online @

one-club-open-2013-octSeptember 27th – 26.7 KM bike race “Pedaleando con Esperanza” (Riding with Hope) Cost 250 – 350 pesos   starts 8 a.m. @ Mi Playa   Information/registration: Jesus Valenzuela (638)105-0137

Car races – Sept. 25th – 26th Point to Point by Southern Arizona Desert Racing

JJ’s One Club Open – Sept. 26th   Info @ JJ’s Cantina in Cholla Bay

Where the Desert meets the Sea!

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 ChartersDel 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!

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

Stand-Up Paddle Boards – hourly and daily rentals with Rocky Point SUP Rentals  Tel: 044 638 103 1213

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!

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)*

El Pinacate ReservaNow with a Visitors Center in the Old Port!

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 Nights

8/8:30 p.m. on patio of Café Puerto Viejo in the Old Port – No cost, bring a chair

Into the Fall!

Oct. 3rd – Beatles Tribute @ Laos Mar Terrace 8 p.m.   Music by Rastas Band and RoJo Advance tickets available at El Tapeo Wine Bar

Oct. 4th – Pelicanos Bike Race – 7th Anniversary – 60K or 40K Sign up on Oct. 3rd in Plaza la Madre (in front of baseball stadium 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.) Or on the 4th at Chango’s Restaurant on Sandy Beach before race   Departure 8 a.m.

Oct. 8th – 10th   CERVANTINO International Arts Festival on the malecón

Oct. 9th – 11th – Angler of the Year Phase III @ JJ’s Cantina in Cholla Bay

Hobie Cat Piñata Regatta – Oct. 10th – 11th  (Fleet 66 & Fleet 514) Launching area in front of Playa Bonita RV Park

Angler of the Year Phase III – Oct. 9th   Info @ JJ’s Cantina in Cholla Bay

October 16th – 17th   Roger Clyne & the Peacemakers en Mexico! Recently announced! Make plans for October instead of January as these will be the last RCPM shows with the whole band in Rocky Point until Circus Mexicus 2016 (dates also recently announced for June 9 – 12 2016)

Oct. 16th – 17th   Additional music over the weekend to come from The Black Moods, Black Rabbits at area watering holes – check our calendar for details

mud-run-oct31Oct. 17th   3rd Mexican Moonshine Tequila Classic – along with RCPM’s October gigs the Tequila Classic has also been bounced from Jan. to Oct. Tequila! Golf! Raffle!

Oct. 23rd – The Black Moods @ BooBar 7 – 10 p.m.

Over the Line Softball – Oct. 24th   For more info please contact John Fowler 620-840-1528 If you need a registration form e-mail John at

Oct. 24th – CEDO Beach Clean up   Meet up 8 a.m. @ CEDO in Las Conchas More info: Contact, or call Marco at the CEDO office in Puerto Peñasco at (638) 382-0113 or 0115.

Oct. 24th – 2nd Grand Little Riders equine therapy fundraiser evening @ Rancho San José – Raffle tickets 100 pesos (come out for the evening and check out the equine therapy program) 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.

39th El Golfo Run w/Rocky Point Times – Oct. 24th – 25th EMAIL RESERVATIONS ONLY PLEASE. ROCKYPOINTTIMES@YAHOO.COM

Oct. 24th – Trashy Day in Cholla Bay – Community clean up Leaving JJ’s @ 8 a.m. #trashbucketchallenge

Dirty Beach Mud Run on Halloween! Oct. 31st @ Rocky Point Speedway   Info and registration rates: Get Dirrrrrty!

Beach Volleyball! Nov. 7th Funkalicious Volleyball

Mark your calendar for CEDO’s Fall Fiesta 35th Anniversary Celebration on November 7th! 

15th Anniversary Rocky Point Rally™ – November 11th – 15th   The Greatest Motorcycle Fiesta Just South of the Border!

Nov. 13th – GRAN EXPO CANACO – Chamber of Commerce Expo & Raffle 5 p.m.

December 4th – 5th Cholla 250 Southern Arizona Desert Racing

December 17th   Dr. César Lozano @ Las Palomas Beach & Golf Resort  8 p.m.   Info – click here – Dr. César Lozano

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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