Spring has Sprung! Weekend Rundown 3/15 – 3/18

Spring has sprung in Puerto Peñasco! The annual Red Cross fundraising drive is underway (to run through the end of April) and Spring fever is starting to grip both residents and visitors alike, all looking to spend longer days at the beach. What better way to start than with a three-day weekend? Important: Monday, March 18th is a bank holiday here in Mexico, commemorating the birth of Benito Juarez, Mexico’s iconic President who led the country through trying times of the Reform War and French Intervention in the early 1860s. Though he was born on March 21st, the official holiday has been moved to Monday, March 18th.

Speaking of Spring, keep your eye out on March 21st for elementary school students dressed up as flowers, bunnies, baby chicks, and frogs parading through town to welcome la Primavera! Then, on March 22nd, students from across the country will enter the much longed for Semana Santa break (Holy Week). Vacationers from across northwestern Mexico are sure to flock to Peñasco’s beaches, malecón, and race up competition hill – all coinciding with the final week of AZ Spring Breaks! Whew!

Let’s get to the Weekend Rundown!

This weekend

Spring Break fiestas are still taking place all over town! Be sure to check out our tips on Where to go and What to do!

March 14 – 19: Outtatown Production’s InSANDity got underway on Thursday, March 14th over by Princesa condos on Sandy Beach. Course is open daily to all from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. so head over for a chance to run, crawl, climb, and slide.

March 15 – 17

Cholla Bay Sportsmen’s Club Fishing Derby!  (Additional dates: April 11 – 14, May 3 – 5, and May 23 – 25  plus Fish Fry May 26th)

March 16th

The Mud Run over by the Reef is back! This course offers challenging obstacles that wind around the racetrack at Thunder on the Beach, up through the desert hills, and back down to welcome tequila/water stops before the grand finale replete with…you guessed it… Mud!

If racing is your thing, be sure to keep your eyes peeled for SADR’s (Southern Arizona Desert Racing) Sand Storm 300 which promises 150 mile laps on new terrain (starting point somewhere behind the condos on Sandy Beach).

Mermaid’s Art Market – The Mermaids are back at Plaza del Camarón (at the corner of Blvd. Juarez and Blvd. Fremont) 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.  *Mermaid’s Market is every first and third Saturday of the month*

Rocky Point Medical Clinic – March clinic to be held at Church of God. The clinic, which is to run from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. is always looking for volunteers to assist with translation so if your Español is up to par, and you’d like to help, please contact Susie Stavros at susiestavros@aol.com  Upcoming clinic dates can be found at www.rockypointmedicalclinics.com. Plus, look for them on Facebook.

March 17th

1 p.m. Traditional Mexican Rodeo with riders from San Luis, Sonoyta, and Puerto Peñasco. Where? Esplanade behind Hot Point Hotel, just off Blvd. Benito Juarez, with activities beginning at 1 p.m. Entrance just 50 pesos and kids are free

March 18th – Bank Holiday!

Coming up!

March 23rd : Over the Line Softball will be at it again, coming to the plate for the Santa Claus Club  (other OTL dates in 2013 early June and mid-October)

March 30th – Las Conchas Bocce Ball Tournament

Semana Santa weeks: March 24 – April 6

April

April 6  JJ’s Bathtub Races

April 6 Mermaid’s Market

April 6  Cholla Bay Sportsmen’s Club Horseshoe Tournament – If the shoe fits, throw it!

April 6 Uncle Skate has its 4th Annual Atomic Crew Skate Event for the 2nd weekend of Semana Santa Additional info: Contact Dean Wegner from Uncle Skate  DEAN43AZ@aol.com    602-774-1111  Plus, check out Uncle Skate’s page:  www.uncleskate.org

April 6 & 7  OuttaTownProductions Retro Volleyball

April 8th Spring Fling Fashion Show featuring Naomi Black and Casa Turquesa – to benefit CEDO

April 12th – 13th  Camino del Padre Kino: Camping at El Pinacate

April 19th  III International Day of Dance Celebration

April 20  Funkalicious Volleyball in front of Las Palomas

April 27  Las Palomas Triathlon  (Register online! Rocky Point 360 readers! For special discounts, use the code RPT360 when registering!)

April 27  JJ’s One club Open

April 27 – 28  Arizona MultiHull Fleet 42 Sailing   “Cinco de Mayo” – Playa Bonita R.V. Park, Rocky Point, Mexico.

May

May 3 – 5  El Golfo Run (Rocky Point Times)

May 3 – 5  Rocky Point Riders Beach Biker Fest (did someone say Spring bike rally?)

May 4 Mariachi and Tequila Fest

May 18  Tequila 125 Off Road racing (SADR)

May 15 – 19 Uniting Nations Cup

May 25  Sonoran Resorts 2nd Las Vegas Charity Night!

June

Roger Clyne and the Peacemakers  Circus Mexicus XXII  June 6 – 9, 2013

Upcoming events? Check out our Event Calendar! If you have information you’d like to add, please let us know at info@rockypoint360.com cell: 638 380 8849, or from the US: 480-282-4226  For weekend rundown announcements, please get them to us at least by Monday-ish of that week…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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