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What seems to be a more and more common remark, this is yet another of THE weekends to be in Puerto Peñasco with just about something for everyone! Plus, April 30th is Children’s Day across Mexico so there’s lots of activities for kids, and don’t forget May 1st is Labor Day in Mexico (yes, bank holiday) so it’s a 3-day weekend …and don’t forget 5 de mayo is around the corner! So, let’s get to it and run down the weekend!
Getting to and around town
* When coming from Sonoyta, veer right toward Laguna del Mar to meet up with Coastal Highway (turn left at stop sign after railroad tracks – hang on tight over those tracks) and toward Sandy Beach. Fastest route to condos along Sandy Beach and Cholla Bay.
* Coming into town – another option toward Sandy Beach area is to turn right at first stop light on Blvd. Samuel Ocaña. Continue up to Constitución (stop light), turn left and this will direct you back to Calle No Reelección (near Rosy’s) – turn right on Reelección and continue out toward Sandy Beach.
* Toward Las Conchas and east sides of town – turn left on Blvd. Josefa at first stop light (Blvd. Juarez detour). *Turn right at second stop sign to double-back to finished part of Blvd. Juarez and into town – or continue on Blvd. Josefa to eventually meet up with Blvd. Fremont
* IMPORTANT! New road work on Blvd. Juarez along stretch from railroad tracks near Circle K, past City Hall, and up to anchor heading toward port. *Detour on East side of Shrimp Plaza (road in front of Fire Department)*
April 30th – Hansel y Gretel @ EXPO Convention Center 3 p.m.
May 1st – 3rd BASEBALL! Tiburones vs. Freseros of San Quintin – games start around 7 p.m.
May 2nd – Taste of Peñasco & T.O.P. Chef at Shrimp Plaza! 11 am – 5 pm As has become tradition, local chefs will begin the day battling it out over a secret ingredient to the delight of all! 1 lucky judge spot will be raffled off! There’s lots of amazing prizes this year at the raffle, so get there in time to pick up tickets from John Fowler if you haven’t yet. TASTY!
May 2nd – OBSC 3rd Off-Road Poker Run starting @ 9 a.m. Cholla Bay Community Center with mandatory driver’s meeting – all off-road / 4 x 4 vehicles welcome! $30 US participants / discounts for kids and spectators
May 1st – 2nd RIDE RIDE RIDE RALLY @ Banditos with the tunes of country singer Harry Luge (AZ) For all who love the off-roadin’ lifestyle plus bikes on the road! Bring your wheels! Starts on Friday @ 8 p.m. plus live music on Saturday after the Mayweather v. Pacquiao fight
May 1st – 3rd Rocky Point Times’ El Golfo Run (Reservations and info email@example.com)
May 2nd – JJ’s Bathtub races @ JJ’s Cantina approx. 4 p.m. All funds raised go to Santa Claus Club
May 2nd – Vida Joven Cinco de Mayo Fiesta 5 p.m. – 9 p.m. – Plaza la Madre (next to baseball stadium)
May 2nd – Ruca (AZ) performing @ Beach Bum in the malecón 5 p.m.
May 2nd – 2nd Expo Bacanora @ Bacanora Grill 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. ¡SALUD!
May 2nd – 3rd Cinco de Mayo Hobie Points Regatta (Fleet 66) – Regatta headquarters @ Playa Bonita RV Park Info w/Bill Feil firstname.lastname@example.org 480-818-0494
May 3rd – You may have heard about this….. it’s your chance to be captured in a music video for the country song “Counting Down to Sunset”. All guests must sign a waiver to visit Laguna Shores that day, and bring a guest. Free hot dogs and drinks. Restaurant is open for lunch and dinner. Please call 1-800-513-1426 ext 0 or 638-383-54670 to register.
EcoFun Rentals: email@example.com It’s perfect weather for those trips out to Bird Island!!!!!! Yes, the trip to Bird Island is one of my personal favorites!!!
Stand-Up Paddle Boards – hourly and daily rentals with Rocky Point SUP Rentals Tel: 638 384 4248
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! Upcoming trips: May 2 – Kayak the Morúa Estuary, May 9 – Schuk Toak Visitor Center and Dunes Tour (Pinacate), May 16 – Tide Pools Tour, May 23 – Pinacate Tour
Free Natural History Talks @ CEDO: Tuesdays 2 p.m. (English) 4 p.m. (Español) & Saturdays 2 p.m. (Español) 4 p.m. (English)
CEDO Wet Feet Camp (English) June 11th – 15th / Bilingual Camp July 2nd – 6th Info: cedointercultural.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: firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com
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
CBSC 60th Annual Fishing Derby – May 7th – 10th; May 21st – 23rd; Fish Fry and Awards May 24th More info at: firstname.lastname@example.org
May 8th – Jewelry Sale fundraiser for Santa Claus Club @ JJ’s Cantina 8 a.m. – 2 p.m.
May 9th – Chili Cookoff @ JJ’s Cantina + Garage Sale 8 a.m. – 2 p.m.
May 15th – 16th Tequila 150 by Southern Arizona Desert Racing
May 16th – JJ’s One club open Info: www.jjscantina.com
May 22nd – Mark Mulligan in concert @ Caribbean Parrot @ 6 p.m.
May 22nd – 24th – Memorial Day Music Festival @ Banditos 3 days! 6 bands! 1 great weekend! * The Black Moods * Banana Gun * Elvis Before Noon * Harry Luge * Japhy’s Descent * Ghetto Cowgirl *
May 23rd – Dirty Beach Mud Run @ Rocky Point Speedway Register at: www.dirtybeachmudrun.com
May 23rd – 24th – Expo Peques @ EXPO Convention Center
June 1st – Día de la Marina
* June 7th * Election day in Mexico (Dry law in effect – No alcohol sales)
June 11th – 14th RCPM Circus Mexicus! www.circusmexicus.net
June 13th – Over the Line Softball Info – contact John Fowler 620-840-1528 OTL Fall coming October 24
June 14th – Charity Rubber Ducky Race – fundraiser for Adopt a Classroom Info and to become a ducky sponsor, contact Barb at: Mex: 383-4963 Cel: 044 638-114-2406 US: 602-324-9529 email@example.com
June 19th – 21st 9th Las Palomas Anniversary Golf Tournament – Info: firstname.lastname@example.org
Oct. 10th – 11th Hobie Cat Piñata Regatta (Fleet 66 & Fleet 514)
Nov. 7th Funkalicious Volleyball
November 11th – 15th 15th Anniversary Rocky Point Rally www.rockypointrally.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 email@example.com 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 RockyPoint360.com to get all our articles and announcements and/or Like us on Facebook at Rocky Point 360