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Once the sultry summer days turn toward September, there is a certain excitement floating on the breeze across Rocky Point. It’s like the end of summer vacation, literally, heading back to school in new duds and seeing old friends, everyone gearing up for Fall and busy weekends! It also means the return of the RockyPoint 360 Weekend Rundown!
It was an extremely busy summer on area beaches and hotels across town and, from all indications, Labor Day Weekend shouldn’t be any different. We’ve already heard from just about everywhere that things are booked, booked, booked for the “yeah, it’s still humid but let’s head back to the beach anyway, and out of the desert monsoon rains” holiday weekend! The forecast ahead looks clear and sunny, with highs in the low 90s. Talking to folks around town you may hear the humidity really goes away around Independence Day – September 16th – so, let’s see! Hope everyone had a good summer and WELCOME BACK! Let’s get to it and run down the weekend!
Calles: Oh, by the way – have you checked out our roads lately??? Remain alert coming into town for construction on the overpass bridge, linking the Sonoyta and Caborca highways – and be watchful at the first stoplight as some construction remains on Blvd. Josefa de Ortiz and light is generally flashing. However, Boulevard Juarez is DONE (pretty much)!! Nice job, Figueroa administration!
September 4th –Fishermen’s Blessing / Misa para los Pescadores right before shrimp season begins again mid-month. Boat launch area near new Virgen de Guadalupe monument. 6 p.m.
September 4th – “Cafecito en casa de los abuelos” Casa Hogar 5 p.m – 8 p.m. Conversation and music @ Casa Hogar Donation 50 pesos
September 5th – Mermaid’s Market is back at it in the lobby of Sonoran Spa 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Along with welcoming back some of our favorite artists in town, this Mermaids Market will be featuring an acoustic set by The Black Moods plus dance numbers from local Destiny Dance Academy
Banditos is no longer topless, err, we mean the new palapa is up just in time for the Labor Day Weekend AZ Beach Remix with a great line up of AZ bands. Friday – Whiskey’s Quicker, Saturday – The Black Moods, Sunday – Pistoleros Música starts each night @ 9:30 p.m.
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Golf – Sea – Desert – Paddle – Hike
Eco Fun Rentals: firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com Check with Captain Oscar for other adventures including parasailing, fishing trips, etc. he’s got you covered on the water!
Adventure with CEDO
NaturArte EcoTours of the Intercultural Center for the Study of Deserts and Oceans – No EcoTours scheduled in hotter months but, if you have a group of at least 6 people interested in one of their tours, they may be able to put together something special for you. Please contact Marco@cedointercultural.org at least two weeks before visit to inquire about this possibility. Free Natural History Talks @ CEDO: Tuesdays 2 p.m. (English) 4 p.m. (Español) & Saturdays 2 p.m. (Español) 4 p.m. (English)
Now with a Visitors Center in the Old Port! (Right across from church)
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
September 15th – ¡Viva México! Traditional Independence-eve celebrations in front of City Hall
September 16th – Mexican Independence Day (and swearing in of incoming mayor)
September 26th – World Championship boxing WBO/WBA Flyweight Champ Juan Francisco “Gallo” Estrada vs. Hernán “Tyson” Marquez Puerto Peñasco EXPO Convention Center Tickets available online @ www.globalticket.com.mx in town @ La Fondita restaurant (Blvd. Fremont) and area Circle Ks
September 25th – 27th SkyDive in Rocky Point! More info @ skydiverocky firstname.lastname@example.org
September 27th – 26.7 KM bike race “Pedaleando con Esperanza” (Riding with Hope) Cost 250 – 350 pesos starts 8 a.m. @ Mi Playa Information/registration: Jesus Valenzuela (638)105-0137
Car races – Sept. 25th – 26th Point to Point by Southern Arizona Desert Racing racesadr.com
JJ’s One Club Open – Sept. 26th Info @ JJ’s Cantina in Cholla Bay
Oct 3rd – Beatles Tribute @ El Tapeo tickets 150 pesos – featuring Rastas Band and opening with RoJo
Oct. 8th – 10th International Arts Festival on the malecón – more info coming soon
Oct. 9th – Grand CANACO EXPO (Chamber of Commerce expo & raffle) 4 p.m. In front of CANACO offices on east side of Shrimp park (newly paved) Calle Coahuila
Oct. 9th – 11th – Angler of the Year Phase III @ JJ’s Cantina in Cholla Bay
Hobie Cat Piñata Regatta – Oct. 10th – 11th (Fleet 66 & Fleet 514)
October 16th – 17th One thing for sure is there will be music – watch our calendar for updates. Look for AZ bands Black Rabbits and The Black Moods @ Banditos & Beach Bum
Oct. 23rd – The Black Moods @BooBar 7 – 10 p.m.
Over the Line Softball – Oct. 24th For more info please contact John Fowler 620-840-1528
Oct. 24th – CEDO Beach Clean up Meet up 8 a.m. @ CEDO in Las Conchas More info: Contact email@example.com, or call Marco at the CEDO office in Puerto Peñasco at (638) 382-0113 or 0115.
Oct. 24th – 2nd Grand Little Riders equine therapy fundraiser event @ Rancho San José – Raffle tickets 100 pesos (come out for the evening and check out the equine therapy program) 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.
39th El Golfo Run w/Rocky Point Times – Oct. 24th – 25th EMAIL RESERVATIONS ONLY PLEASE. ROCKYPOINTTIMES@YAHOO.COM
Dirty Beach Mud Run on Halloween! Oct. 31st @ Rocky Point Speedway Info and registration rates: www.dirtybeachmudrun.com Get Dirrrrrty!
Beach Volleyball! Nov. 7th Funkalicious Volleyball
Mark your calendar for CEDO’s Fall Fiesta 35th Anniversary Celebration on November 7th!
15th Anniversary Rocky Point Rally™ – November 11th – 15th The Greatest Motorcycle Fiesta Just South of the Border! www.rockypointrally.com
December 4th – 5th Cholla 250 Southern Arizona Desert Racing
If you have information you’d like to add, please let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org 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