Ultimate SB2015RP! Rocky Point Weekend Rundown!

beach-bumThis week’s Rundown sponsored by Beach Bum on the malecón

The weather could not be more perfect for Spring Break in Rocky Point this year! Sunny days leading into cool evenings, and even chilly early mornings have been topped off with spectacular sunsets as we move our way through March. SB2015RP will certainly be remembered for the adventures of getting around town amidst much of the city’s ongoing renovating of streets, but above all it should be remembered for the great music, clubs, and fiestas going into the wee hours of the morn. SB2015RP stays strong this weekend, with projections from the local Convention and Visitors Bureau (OCV) pointing to full occupancy levels at many beachfront hotels and resorts. So, with no further ado, let’s run down the weekend!  NOTE – Monday (March 16th) is a bank holiday in commemoration of Benito Juárez’s birthday (which is actually March 21st)

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¡Fiestas!

black-moods-beach-bum-SBElixir Spring Break Fiesta 2015 (Every night March 6th – 22nd starting at 8 p.m.) in the Mirador. Electronic. Dance. DJs

elixir-springbreakBaja Cantina in the Mirador – Where the Spring Break party lives on (every night starting March 6th)!

Changos mariscos & cerveza – Day & Night Party – March 6th – April 5th – Sandy Beach (near entrance to Sonoran Spa / Sonoran Sea / Las Palmas)

March 13th15th – The Ice House Spring Break Madness in the mirador 9 p.m.

March 13th & 14th – The Black Moods – Beach Bum on the malecón 3 p.m.- 7 p.m.

March 13th – Agua de Coco (SALSA!) @ Banditos 9 p.m.

banditos1yr9pmMarch 14th – ¡Feliz cumpleaños Banditos! 1 year fiesta with acoustic by Roger plus starting with The Black Moods @ 9 p.m.

March 14th – Skate & Rock fiesta in the malecón 4 p.m.

March 14th OBSC St. Patty’s Day Party 6 p.m. Cholla Bay Community Clubhouse

March 15th Olio live in concert “…these guys stir up an eclectic blend of rock/pop/funk music and serve it up hot!”  – Beach Bum on the malecón 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.

March 15th – DJ Jeff Metcalf @ Banditos 9 p.m.

olioMarch 19th – 22nd The Ice House Spring Break Madness in the mirador   9 p.m.

reggae-jillzMarch 21st – Mermaid’s Arts Market @ Plaza del Camaron – Only 3 Mermaids Markets left for the season – leading up to Pirate & Mermaid Extravaganza on April 18th with the music of The Bayou Brothers (San Diego, CA)

March 21st – Ekinox Reggae Party @ Southside Jillz 9 p.m. $60 pesos (about $5US)

Local bands to look for!

  • Los Hijos de Mauricio – Spanish and English rock, Latin grooves plus a little salsa mixed in can be found at Beach Bum in the Malecón Friday and Saturday nights.
  • Agua de Coco – salsa rhythms frequently lighting up the night at Southside Jillz and at Banditos about once a month
  • BooBoys – The stage may be little at Boo Bar in the malecón, but the fun is always grande!
  • RoJo – 3 piece group that usually take the outdoor stage at El Tapeo Wine Bar Thursdays through Saturdays, Spanish and English rock on guitar, cajón, and bass
  • La Merca – Usually found at Wrecked at the Reef over weekends. Spanish/English rock!
  • 3 en punto – From soft melodies to latin grooves, and popular English songs
  • Mr. Lost – rock, rock, rock
  • Riband – English / Spanish rock – often found at UNO MAS at Las Palmas resort on Sandy Beach

Other adventures around town

Boat adventures – see if you can still catch a glimpse of this season’s whales!

EcoFun trips: Whalewatching: Noon trips Fri, Sat, and Sunday ecofunrentals@gmail.com Sunset: 5 p.m. departure – Fri., Sat., and Sun

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

About Time of Pacifica Charters with Captain Adolfo Perez – cel: 638 386 4345 www.pacificacharters.com   reservations@PacificaCharters.com  Facebook: Captain Adolfo Perez

pinacate-shuck5thannivVisit the Pinacate

Celebrating it’s 5th Anniversary from March 21st – 28th the Pinacate Schuk Toak Visitors Center of the Pinacate and Grand Desert of Altar Biosphere Reserve is a 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

Adventure with CEDO

NaturArte EcoTours of the Intercultural Center for the Study of Deserts and Oceans – Upcoming trips April 3rd – Dunes Tour, April 4th – Kayaking in Morua Estuary, April 5th – Tide Pools Tour 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)

CineMartes Tuesday Art Film Nights

8 p.m. on patio of Café Puerto Viejo in the Old Port

Coming up

SEMANA SANTA * March 29 – April 5th * (class vacations March 29 – April 13)

bebeto-rollingMarch 27th – El Bebeto en concierto – y muchos grupos más @ El Chamizal

March 28th – Over the Line Softball – OTL dates 2015  –  March 28  –  June 13 – October 24     Additional information:  John Fowler 602-840-1528

March 28th – CBSC Diamond Jim Jubilee Game Night

CBSC 60th Annual Fishing Derby –  April 9th – 12th; May 7th – 10th; May 21st – 23rd; Fish Fry and Awards May 24th   More info at: chollacbsc@gmail.com

skate-party-ap10April 10th –  80s Skate Party @ Beach Bum ATMC and Uncle Skate

April 11th – ATMC & Uncle Skate Fest @ the Malecón

April 11th – Funkalicious Volleyball “Color me Funky”

April 12th – TOMA COLOR 2!! 5K and 10K fun run through town, doused in colors! Information:   tomacolorpuertopenasco.org

April 18th CBSC Horseshoe Tournament  More info at: chollacbsc@gmail.com

mermaids-pirates-april18April 18th Mermaids & Pirate Extravaganza at the Mermaids Arts Market with zydeco music by The Bayou Brothers!

April 18thThe Bayou Brothers @ Banditos  6 p.m.

April 25th – Rocky Point Triathlon   www.rockypointtri.com

April 25th – OBSC 29th Annual Bash & BBQtri

May 1st – 3rd Rocky Point Times’ El Golfo Run (Reservations rockypointtimes@yahoo.com)

May 2ndTaste of Peñasco & T.O.P. Chef!   For booth space and to donate raffle prizes please contact Rosie Glover (booths) and/or John Fowler (raffle prizes and tickets)

May 2nd – JJ’s Bathtub races

May 2nd – 3rd   Cinco de Mayo Regatta (Fleet 66)CBSC-60

May 9th – Chili Cookoff @ JJ’s Cantina + Garage Sale

May 15th – 16th   Tequila 150 by Southern Arizona Desert Racing  (For upcoming races check: racesadr.com)

May 16th – JJ’s One club open

60th Annual CBSC Fishing Derby –  May 7th – 10th; May 21st – 23rd; Fish Fry and Awards May 24th   More info at: chollacbsc@gmail.com

June 11th – 14th RCPM Circus Mexicus!  www.circusmexicus.net

June 19th – 21st  9th Anniversary Las Palomas Golf Tournament – Over $18K in prizes!   Info:  ltorres@laspalomasresort.net

Oct. 10th – 11th  Hobie Cat Piñata Regatta (Fleet 66 & Fleet 514)

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 info@rockypoint360.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

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