¡Viva la fiesta y cultura! Rocky Point Weekend Rundown!

ROCKY_POINT_BESTThis week’s rundown sponsored by RockyPointBest

¡VIVA PEÑASCO! No, it’s not Mexican Independence Day (Sept. 16th) or the Battle of Puebla (5 de mayo). In fact today, Feb. 24th, is Mexican Flag Day…but this weekend is all about reviving the Carnaval spirit in Puerto Peñasco. Yes, we know Carnaval is really before the beginning of Lent (Ash Wednesday)…which was about 3 weeks ago. But, you can’t argue with the fact the weather is much better this weekend and, after not having Carnaval celebrations in town over the past few years, it’s good to see the tradition start to find its legs again….or feathers, as it were. So, let’s run down the weekend!

FRIDAYS! 12 p.m. – 1 p.m. In town? Tune into 106.1 FM to hear Sami on air with host Felix Rincón to chat about what’s coming up in Rocky Point as they count down the top 5 stories and hits!

Of interest this Thursday – Steve Schwab of the Mexico Children’s Foundation is set to arrive on the outskirts of town after setting out on foot from Scottsdale Feb. 18th for his annual 200.4 mile trek to Puerto Peñasco to raise funds for the foundation. More information and donations: https://www.gofundme.com/MCFcharitywalk

viva peñasco-febFebruary 26TH – 28TH ¡FIESTA VIVA PEÑASCO, CELEBRAR EL PUERTO!

Friday 26th

3 p.m. Parade with floats, marching groups, and acrobacy of Flam Chen.  (Blvd Juarez)

Viva penasco-calendarStreet Theater   (Calle 13)

5 p.m. Local talent

7 p.m. Inauguration

7:30 p.m. Doc Jones

Main Stage   (Calle 12)

9 p.m. BMB Musical.

10 p.m. Grupo Norte

11 p.m. La Brissa.

Saturday 27th

3 p.m. Parade with floats, groups, and marching bands. (Blvd Juarez)

Street Theater (Calle 13)

5 p.m.   Local talent

Main Stage   (Calle 12)

8 p.m. Martín Muñoz.

9 p.m. Flam Chen.

10 p.m. Son de Sonora.

11 pm. Los Hermanos Vega Jr.

Sunday 28th

3 p.m. Parade with floats, groups, and marching bands. (Blvd Juarez)

Street Theater (Calle 13)

5 p.m. Local talent

6 p.m. Awards and closing

7 p.m. Flam Chen acrobacy

8 p.m. BMB Musical

9 p.m. Heber y Vania

10 p.m. La Patrona, Claudia Nevárez

11 p.m. Aldo Equihua and Band

sadr-februaryFebruary 26th – 27th Tequila 150 by Southern Arizona Desert Racing racesadr.com

Friday Feb. 26, 2016:  Tech and Registration located across from the Fire Department down town Rocky Point from 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm;  Drivers meeting at Changos at 8:00 pm;  Late arrivals can register 7:00 am Saturday morning at staging area near Sonoran Sun

sock-hop-lat31February 27th – CHARITY SOCK HOP @ Latitude 31 – fun and fundraising event for Ley 186, Civil Association (local non-profit organization with the goal of assisting individuals with disabilities across Puerto Peñasco)  Raffle tickets available NOW by contacting Barb O. at Mex: 383-4963   Cel:  044 638-114-2406   US:  602-324-9529 rockypoint@myway.com

banditos-27febFebruary 27th – Straight from Argentina and under the palapa at Banditos – 3 de Ellos with homage to Soda Stereo! Homenaje a Soda Estereo en Banditos   10 p.m.   100 pesos


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

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

Craft Classes

  • Fridays Noon – 5 p.m. with Naomi Black @ Off the Beach Studio Info: mexiconaomi@gmail.com
  • 2nd & 4th Saturdays of the month – Mary Lou Wilhelm conducting water color classes at Plaza Fabiola on “Rodeo Drive”       Info: MAREASDELMAR@aol.com

Get out on the water!

whales-jan2015 (7)Eco Fun Rentals: ecofunrentals@gmail.com   Sunset cruises. Trips to Bird Island. City Tours. Pinacate tours. Contact them via email or visit offices inside Baja Cantina hotel in the Mirador

Del Mar Charters with Captain Oscar – Local 383 2802 US: (520) 407-6054   www.delmarcharters.com oscar@delmarcharters.com   Check with Captain Oscar for other adventures including parasailing, fishing trips, etc. he’s got you covered on the water!

Peñasco Recreation Co. – city tours, adventures around Puerto Peñasco and beyond! Contact Russ Black to plan your next round of exploration – from the Tequila Factory to oyster farms, taco stand favorites, and back again! mexicoruss@gmail.com www.penascorecreation.com

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

Adventure with CEDO

cedoNaturArte 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!

Free Natural History Talks @ CEDO: Tuesdays 2 p.m. (English)   4 p.m. (Español) & Saturdays 2 p.m. (Español) 4 p.m. (English)

Visit the Pinacate (UNESCO World Heritage Site)

El Pinacate-17Pinacate 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. on patio of Café Puerto Viejo in the Old Port – No cost, bring a chair

Save the dates!


March 5th – CBSC Game Night in Cholla Bay

March 6th – 1K Family Obstacle Course & Fundraiser @ 106.1 FM (Blvd. Fremont)

SPRING BREAK SEASON March 6th-12th (ASU) March 13th – 19th (UA / NAU)

Be sure to check the calendar for upcoming bands, DJs, and parties!

SEMANA SANTA holiday break March 20th – April 2nd [Easter – April 27th]


pirate-mermaid-ap22nd – Mermaid & Pirate Extravaganza at the Mermaids Arts Market!

2nd – Over the Line Softball (Check for Info @ JJ’s Cantina / John Fowler) upcoming dates June 11 / Oct 22

9th – CBSC Horseshoe Tournament

9th – JJ’s 1 Club Open (info @ JJ’s Cantina) upcoming date Oct 15

16th – Beer Olympics  Info & Registration:   www.outtatownproductions.com

22nd & 23rd – International Jazz Day Festival with “Doc Jones”

30th – Rocky Point Triathlon @ Las Palomas

30th – May 1st – Hobie Cat Cinco de Mayo Regatta


AGAVE FEST – May 7th * Tequila * Bacanora * Sotol * Mezcal *

7th – JJ’s Chili Cook-off event & Garage Sale (Santa Claus Club)

13th – 14th – SandStorm 300 [Southern Arizona Desert Racing]

28th – Mark Mulligan @ Caribbean Parrot


circus mexicus 2015-029June 3rd – 5th – Rocky Point Times 40th El Golfo Run

June 9th – 12th – CIRCUS MEXICUS

June 11th – Over the Line Softball


CEDO Wet Feet Ocean Camp July 2nd – 6th (ages 10-14)


Oct 8th & 9th – Hobie Cat Rocky Point Challenge

Oct. 10th – 14th – 2016 Hobie 16/18 NORTH AMERICAN CHAMPIONSHIP

Festival Internacional Cervantino – Peñasco site (dates TBD)

Oct. 21st – 23 Angler of the Year Phase II (JJ’s Cantina)

Oct. 22nd – Over the Line Softball


16th Annual Rocky Point Rally! Nov. 10th – 13th

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