Take to the skies! Rocky Point Weekend Rundown!

Sponsored this weekend by Las Palomas Beach & Golf Resort – celebrating 11 years in May!

Up, up and away! Let your spirits soar this weekend in Rocky Point with our first International Balloon Festival taking to the skies over Laguna del Mar. Back down on earth, keep an eye out for craters…err, pot holes on city streets gloriously uncovered by recent rains. While the city is making rounds to patch things up in many parts, be sure to drive cautiously (slowly) along roads before taking an unwelcome dive (particularly around intersections).  Not in the air and not on land, out at sea keep your eyes out for whales as we’re smack dab in the middle of whalewatching season.  Let’s run down the weekend and see what’s in store for Spring!

February 2017

Feb. 24th – 26th   International Hot Air Balloon Festival  “Ruta del Globo”  @ Laguna del Mar   Tickets now available at:  Coffee Point (Blvd Benito Juarez), Seguros Portugal (Blvd. Fremont or Blvd. Juarez), and Puerto Viejo Café in the Old Port   Info: 638 383 1979

  • Friday & Saturday   6 am MAGIC SKY! Free Entry.
  • Friday & Saturday afternoon / General entry 40 pesos / Activities from 6 pm – 9 pm
  • Sunday  6 am  MAGIC SKY!  Free Entry

*Event subject to weather conditions  Info: 638.383.1979

Feb. 24th – 25th – Southern Arizona Desert Racing   Sandstorm 300  Info:  www.racesadr.com

Feb. 25th –  Las Conchas Yard Sale (rescheduled after last week’s rains) 11 am – 3 pm  Section 7  Lots 34 & 35  Casa en la Playa

Feb. 25th –  2nd Annual Red Carpet Gala fundraiser for Vida Joven (Young Life Mexico)   7 p.m. @ Peñasco EXPO Convention Center    Info and tickets:  redcarpetgala2017@gmail.com    Contact Reyna Molina: 638 105 8799   Sponsor a table of 10 for you, friends, or to invite people from the community! Every table equals 6 summer camp scholarships for Vida Joven youth.


Daily (Mon-Fri) English radio program “The Accent Show” w/Felix Rincón 106.1 FM from 12 pm – 1 pm Los 40 Puerto Peñasco

@ Southside Jillz  – Horseshoes 1 p.m.


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


@ Southside Jillz  – Game Day starts around 1 p.m.

4 p.m. Connection Club happy hour on the patio at Puesta del Restaurant @ Playa Bonita


Stablefore SKINS game @ The Links golf course at Las Palomas 1 p.m.* (*time may vary) Info: ltorres@laspalomasresort.net

@ Southside Jillz  – 4 – 7 pm  Happy Hour with Bad A@@ music with Los Ponchos


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

Wine & Pizza @ La Galeria…bring along your favorite wine.  Saturdays @ La Galeria Restaurant & Bar (just before heading in Old Port)


@ Southside Jillz  – BBQ night 5 p.m.  Music with Los Ponchos 7 – 10 pm

Whale watching, sunsets, fishing charters, and tours!

Feb. 21, 2017 w/Del Mar Charters

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

Federico’s Charters – Fishing charters, parasailing, whale watching, Bird Island trips, and more! www.federicosealand.com federparasail@hotmail.com 638 104 4813

Rocky Point Fishing Club – Fishing trips, sunset cruises, jet skis, Bird Island, and more. MX 638 383 6525 US. 602 386 69 14 www.rockypointfishingclub.com

Peñasco Recreation Co. – city tours, adventures around Puerto Peñasco and beyond! mexicoruss@gmail.com www.penascorecreation.com

EcoFun Rentals  – sunset cruise, splash cruises, Bird Island, Pinacate tours  www.ecofunrentals.com

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! Info: www.cedo.org

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 Night

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

Coming up!

VIVA PEÑASCO 2017 CARNAVAL!  March 3rd – 5thParades, carnival rides, concerts, rodeo, and more!  Daily parades 3 p.m. from baseball stadium toward Mirador.  Rides, rodeo, “midway” in the Mirador area.

Mermaids Arts Market –  March 4th & 18th  @ Shrimp Plaza  10 am – 3 pm

Spring Break!  ASU  March 5 – 12, U of A  March 11-19, NAU  March 13 – 17


Charity Sock Hop @ Latitude 31 – March 5th

World Kidney Day  – March 9th 5 p.m. Kidney awareness wall departing from Plaza la Madre to Dialysis Center.

Dialysis Center Fundraiser March 11th  9 p.m. @ Quinta Ventura   Tickets 200 pesos

Las Palomas Beach & Golf Resort  Spring Break packages!  Includes concerts March 11th & March 18th.  Reservations:  www.laspalomasresort.net

Race Car Experience @ Rocky Point Speedway   March 11th  & 25th    11 am – 3 pm

Off-Road & UTV Rally / AZOP Rocky Point Race – March 17th – 19th

Rocky Point Off Road Challenge @ Rocky Point Speedway  March 18th 9 am – 2 pm

South of the Border Festival – Southern Drawl Band  March 30th – April 2nd 

Save the dates!

Pirate & Mermaids Arts Market   April 1st

CBSC Horseshoe & Cornhole Tournament – April 1st

Baseball is back! Tiburones de Puerto Peñasco  Season opener scheduled April 4th!

Semana Santa 2017 – April 9th – 17th

CBSC 2017 Fish Derby: Phase I  April 20-23, Phase II May 11-14, Phase III May 24-27 with fish fry on May 28th!

April 27th – 30th  Rotary District 4100 Conference    Rotarians! Join District 4100 (Sonora, northern Sinaloa, Baja California Norte, and Baja California Sur) for this great fiesta of camaraderie in Puerto Peñasco!  www.conferenciapenasco.com   Information (English): shandrakeesecker@gmail.com

April 29th – Soap Box Derby fundraiser for José Dávalos Valdivia Casa Hogar home for the elderly! Get your team and soap box ready now!  For more info, contact Santiago Ruiz at: 638 384 6166   Team entry: 500 pesos

2017 Rocky Point Triathlon! April 22nd! Info and registration: www.rockypointtri.com

2nd Santa Claus Club Cornhole Tournament April 29th  Info and early registration: John Fowler   602-840-1528   santaclausclub@hotmail.com

Cinco de Mayo!  2nd Annual BBQ Competition @ Southside Jillz (home of award winning BBQ ribs, Taste of Peñasco 2017)  Come for the BBQ, plus get in on the “triathlon” by picking your top 3 games (jenga, pool, cornhole, horseshoes, and more)

Cinco de Mayo Hobie Cats regatta – May 6th – 7th  Info:  bfeilaz@hotmail.com

11th Anniversary Las Palomas Golf Tournament – May 12th 

Rocky Point Times Newspaper  El Golfo Run – May 12th – 14th  Info at: rockypointtimes@yahoo.com

Tequila 150  May 12th – 13th   Info:  Southern Arizona Desert Racing

RCPM Circus Mexicus 2017!  June 9th – 12th, 2017  www.circusmexicus.net

Hobie Cats Piñata Regatta   Oct. 7th – 8th   Info:  abkrauss@cox.net

 17th Annual Rocky Point Rally  Nov. 9 – 12, 2017!

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