¡Viva Septiembre! Rocky Point Labor Day Weekend Rundown!

mermaids-penasco-recThis week’s rundown sponsored by Peñasco Recreation Co. & the Mermaid’s Market – don’t miss them Sept. 5th

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!labor day 2013- 22

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!puente-julio2015 (2)

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!

Labor Day Weekend

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.


  • Ice House in Mirador everynight Sept. 4th – 6th
  • Bull Frog Day Fiesta in the Old Port Sept. 5th & 6th
  • Beach Bum in the Old Port featuring Live Music of Josh Kennedy & The Zubia Bros. (Saturday 4 – 7 p.m.) and on Sunday Elvis Before Noon starting at 4 p.m.
  • BooBar – because it’s BooBar and that’s where the fiesta starts
  • Wrecked – again, really… do you have to ask? Best spot also to watch progress on homeport
  • Southside Jillz @ end of Calle 13 across the street from Peñasco del Sol is a fantastic adult game spot – pool tables, cornhole, horseshoes, mega-jenga, and was that a trash-can “beer pong” I saw?
  • Skullyz Cantina – where Sunset Cantina used to be also across from Peñasco del Sol – don’t forget to write on their walls
  • Mi Casa Nueva – Right at the crossroads of No. Reelección and Calle Luis Encinas on the way toward Sandy Beach – Live music just about every weekend!
  • Sky Bar – just above the new FISH restaurant in town – yes, FISH the restaurant (formerly The Lighthouse on Whale Hill) – best cocktail view over the Old Port!
  • El Tapeo Wine Bar – Wine. Bar. You’re welcome. @ Laos Mar Hotel (next to Playa Bonita)
  • Elixir – Hot dance club in Mirador area
  • Chango’s (the new Chango’s – across from Banditos)
  • JJ’s Cantina – classic
  • OD’s Bar (Chabela’s) – local favorite for sure on Calle 13
  • Capone’s on Av. Sinaloa – ok, so they don’t have dance remix or a stage – but just ask Pac for Fireball…and of course the pizza!

Golf – Sea – Desert – Paddle – Hike

Del Mar ChartersEco 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!

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

labor day 2013- 8Stand-Up Paddle Boards – hourly and daily rentals with Rocky Point SUP Rentals  Tel: 044 638 103 1213   marze02@hotmail.com

Golf in Rocky Point!  The Links @ Las Palomas Beach & Golf Resort    The Club @ Laguna del Mar    Peninsula Golf Course @ Mayan Palace

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)

Pinacate-Puerto (6)Visit the Pinacate (UNESCO World Heritage Site)*

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: pinacate@conanp.gob.mx; fgodinez@conanp.gob.mx

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

Coming up!

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 point@hotmail.com

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

Into the Fall!

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 SoftballOct. 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  marco@cedointercultural.org, 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 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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