Trick? or Treat? Rocky Point Weekend Rundown!

casa-del-capitanThis weekend rundown sponsored by La Casa del Capitán – Check out their fall sunsets!

Candles and altars. Sugar skulls, masks and make-up. It’s yet another time of year when the mixed cultures of our seaside port fuse even further; weekend Halloween parties fill just about every cantina in town, followed by the traditional wonder of Day of the Dead activities. Take time to enjoy the flavors and festivities, and let’s run down the weekend!  GO CUBS!

Driver’s note: Bumpy “rough road” between KM 15 – KM 30 just south of Sonoyta when heading to Rocky Point. Watch for SAND on Coastal Highway towards el Golfo.

This weekend in Rocky Point!

Oct. 28th – Halloween Night Golf @ 5 pm  (nine holes in your best costume) Info at ProShop: 638 108 1074

cornhole-santa claus club (2)Oct. 28th – 30th – Corn Hole tourney @ Baja Cantina and JJ’s Cantina  Benefit for Santa Claus Club. For more info:  or  (602) 840-1528

  • Oct 28th – Friday – Tourneys start @ 6 p.m. at Baja Cantina Hotel
  • Oct 29th Main Event – Saturday @ JJ’s Cantina
  • Oct 30th – Sunday – Tourneys start @ 10 am at Baja Cantina Hotel

Oct. 28th  Guerra de Chistes – comedians Juan Carlos El Borrego Nava, Radamés de Jesús y Juan Carlos Casasola – 8 p.m. @ Quinta Ventura   All proceeds for Municipal DIF

Oct. 29th – Ethnic taste of Sonora on the malecón  5 p.m. Food! Flavors! Dance! Folkart!

etnia-sonoraOct. 29th – Brews & Brushes  2 pm – 4 pm @ Colin’s Cantina inside Princesa de Peñasco  Check event calendar for link to event site and organizer email to reserve spot.

Oct. 29th – Cholla Bay Sportsmen’s Club (CBSC) Halloweenie Roast & Potluck dinner   More info on upcoming CBSC events 2016-17  contact Billie Crumbley:   Oct. 31st  – Meet up @ Club House to give out candy!

@BooBar  Oct. 28th – 29th   The Everyday Players   8 pm – 11 pm

@Beach Bum Oct. 29th  The Everyday Players  2 pm – 5 pm

Halloween Fiestas


OD Bar / Chabelas –  Thursday, Oct. 27th  starting around 6 p.m.  CASH PRIZES for best costume!

Banditos – Oct. 29th w/Roger Clyne (8:30 pm) and The Summer    1st place costume: Tickets to Circus Mexicus 2017!  and more!halloween-banditos-roger

Elixir Lounge  Oct. 29th in the Mirador  CASH PRIZES!

Tekila Bar – Oct. 28th & 29th     CASH PRIZES!

La Cantina @ Sonoran Sky  Noche de Catrinas  Oct. 28th & 29th  10 pm

Halloween @ Wrecked Oct 29th  9:30 pm  CASH PRIZES!

Southside Jillz  Oct. 29th  Late night salsa!   Oct. 30th  Halloween party  5ish..

Día de los Muertos

Nov. 1st“Altars @ Sea” Celebrate Day of the Dead by viewing decorative altars near the docks in the evening (3 pm – 8 pm). Participants welcome to register their boat (panga) at the radio station on Blvd. Fremont


Day of the Dead activities organized by City Office on Art & Culture / “Rodeo Drive” curios shops

All activities along “Rodeo Drive” Calle 32 (former road to Cholla Bay)

  • November 1st – many of the shop owners of traditional ethnic origin install diverse Day of the Dead altars per their varied customs
  • November 2nd – Traditional Day of the Dead celebration per diverse customs
  • November 3rd – Set up of Day of the Dead altars along Calle 32 by contest participants
  • November 4th – Beginning at 5 p.m. Judges will visit Day of the Dead altars to learn about and evaluate exhibits.  Stage presentation will include a musical put on by the Casa de la Cultura from 7:30 – 9:30 pm
  • November 5th – Cultural artistic program commemorating Day of the Dead, beginning at 4 p.m. from the main stage on Calle 32dia-muertos-ayuntamiento


Daily (Mon-Fri) English radio program  “The Accent Show” w/Felix Rincón 106.1 FM  from 11 am – 12 pm   Los 40 Puerto Peñasco  


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


  • 4 p.m. Connection Club happy hour on the patio at Puesta del Restaurant @ Playa Bonita
  • Agua de Coco – ¡a bailar salsa! – @ El Tapeo Wine Bar (Laos Mar Best Western)  9 – 11 p.m.
  • Karaoke night @ Beach Bum on the malecón  Thursdays starting @ 8 p.m.


  • Stablefore SKINS game @ The Links golf course at Las Palomas  2 p.m.* (*time may vary)  Info:


  • Saturdays – Plática de Historia Natural [español 2 pm] / Natural History Talk [English 4 pm] / @ CEDO
  • SALSA SATURDAYS @ Southside Jillz  starting late… 11 pm – 2 am!

Get out on the water!

delmarcharters-16Del Mar Charters with Captain Oscar – Local 383 2802 US: (520) 407-6054

Federico’s Charters –  Fishing charters, parasailing, and more!    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

Peñasco Recreation Co. – city tours, adventures around Puerto Peñasco and beyond!

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!  Thanksgiving ecotours scheduled. Contact CEDO for details

Visit the Pinacate (UNESCO World Heritage Site)

Sept. 27th – Nov. 20th  Arthropod Photo Exhibit @ Schuk Toak Visitors Center of the Pinacate Biosphere Reserve

El Pinacate-20Pinacate 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 Night

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

Coming in November

Rockypoint-speedway-14Nov. 3rd – 2nd Anniversary fiesta of Los 40 / La Bestia Grupera radio stations!  Music starting @ 2 pm on the way to the Old Port (across from KaffeHaus)

Nov. 5th   Race Car Experience  11 a.m. – 3 p.m. @ Rocky Point Speedway (near Wrecked)

Nov. 3rd – 6th  Desert Fly Casters November Outing – Arizona Angling Club   Info:

Nov. 5th & 19th  – Mermaids Arts Market @ Shrimp Park, featuring a “Mermaids Lounge Beer Garden”  10 am – 3 pm

Nov. 5th    Funkalicious Beach Volleyball  Rocky Point XVI  Info:  Funkalicious BeachBall 

rally-ad16th Annual Rocky Point Rally! Nov. 10th – 13th  REGISTRATION OPEN ONLINE! REGISTER HERE

Nov. 12th & 13th   Rocky Point Air Show!  Look to the skies  (when you’re not watching the bikes)!

espanol-airshow-ppeNov. 16th  Fashion Fiesta …and shopping spree!  Presented by:  SweetNaomi ReCreations   2 p.m.    Info:

Nov. 19th  Race Car Experience  11 a.m. – 3 p.m. @ Rocky Point Speedway (near Wrecked)

Nov. 24th – CBSC Thanksgiving potluck  More info on upcoming CBSC events 2016-17  contact Billie Crumbley:

Nov. 24th – 25th  Garage Sale @ JJ’s Cantina followed by Auction on Nov. 26th  Benefit for Santa Claus Club. For more info:  or  (602) 840-1528

Nov. 25th – Chamber of Commerce – “Si en Peñasco compramos, todos ganamos” – Buy locally & we all benefit event!  In front of CANACO (east side of Shrimp Park)  Starting around 12 p.m.

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Nov. 26th – Big Wave Dave’s Chili Cook-off in Cholla Bay.   Proceeds go to Barb’s Dog Shelter (entry fee for cooks 1 BIG bag of dog food)  Cooking 11 am – 2 pm   General tasting & judging starts at 2:30 p.m.  Event ends around 4 p.m. Raffle prizes! Fun! Music!  For info and rules:

Nov. 26thArt in the Park in Las Conchas 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.    Call to artists & for more info:  382-0139 OR 382-0050  or email:

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Nov. 26th  Race Car Experience  11 a.m. – 3 p.m. @ Rocky Point Speedway (near Wrecked)

Nov. 26th – Traditional annual DIF Black & White Ball (Baile Blanco y Negro) Tickets available at DIF Municipal


Dec. 2nd – 3rd   Cholla 250  by Southern Arizona Desert Racing

Dec. 3rd & 17th – Mermaids Arts Market @ Shrimp Park, featuring a “Mermaids Lounge Beer Garden”  10 am – 3 pm

Dec. 10th – CBSC Christmas party & Light Parade More info on upcoming CBSC events 2016-17  contact Billie Crumbley:

January 2017

Chili Cook-offs – @ Playa de Oro R.V.   MLK Jr. weekend

Ruta del Globo Sonora – Hot Air Balloon Festival   Jan. 27th – 29th   Stay tuned for updates:  Ruta del Globo Sonora  

February 2017

Feb. 18th –  Taste of Peñasco!  Culinary & Cultural Festival    Check their FB site for info: Taste of Peñasco


Plus…… 2017 Rocky Point Triathlon!  April 22nd!  Info and registration:

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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