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Following a dramatic beginning to September, accompanied with blustery winds and rain last week, the sky has cleared over Puerto Peñasco just in time for the upcoming Mexican Independence Day holiday! In addition to the popular official Mexican Independence festivities on the evening of Sept. 15th in front of City Hall, there are fun activities set to take place across town. Beginning early Sat., Sept. 15th, look for roads around City Hall to be blocked off as food-stands, folk-art, and others begin to set up near the intersection of Blvd. Fremont and Blvd. Juarez just under the green, white, and red flags flying overhead. On Sat. evening, the traditional Grito (Independence Cry) will ring out from City Hall, honoring the beginning of Mexico’s call to Independence in 1810.
If you prefer to take in the fiesta atmosphere from another venue, RPR Mexico and Chango’s Bar have hooked up to offer their Independence Day Fiesta from 8 p.m. – 2 a.m. @ Chango’s, right near the entrance to the Sonoran Spa, Sonoran Sea, and Las Palmas complexes. Cover $120 pesos ($12 US) kids $70 pesos ($7 US). Or, you may choose an Independence Day evening at a number of restaurants around town offering dishes in an assortment of traditional red, white, and green embellishments. VIVA MEXICO!!
Of particular note this weekend, following elections in July, the new Mayor will be sworn in on Sept. 16th – usually during a ceremony that in the past has been held at the Civic Auditorium near City Hall.
If looking for adventure, look to CEDO’s NaturArte Eco tours with either a Friday evening or early Sat. morning tidepool adventure, or a Sunday Independence Day excursion to Bird Island (Contact CEDO for details). Keep in mind CEDO also offers Free Natural History Talks each week in Spanish and English (Tuesdays: 2 p.m. English, 4 p.m. Spanish; Saturdays: 2 p.m. Spanish, English 4 p.m.).
Additional adventure opportunities may include Stand-Up-Paddelboards (SUP) near Playa Bonita, or a host of activities available on the beach near Las Palomas at EcoFun’s new palapa stop! Looking for movies www.citicinemas.com (select Puerto Peñasco – and under Todos los complejos again select Puerto Peñasco) (Sub = subtitles in Spanish, Dob = dubbed in Spanish).
…and in looking forward to some of the activities lined up (that we know of…):
Sept. 21st & 22nd: Cholla 250 Southern Arizona Desert Racing
Sept. 23rd: Pelicans Cycling Club 4th Anniversary and Cycling Race
Oct. 2nd & 3rd: Grand Baseball event with games at 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. both days
**Harley Bike Raffle @ Latitude 31 has been changed to Nov. 10**
Oct. 6th: InSANDity beach challenge, Funkalicious Volleyball, 4th Jazz & Art Festival, Angler of the Year, Back to the Beach fundraiser dinner @ La Cocina de Ramón (in town) for the Las Conchas Community Relations Committee
Oct. 10th: Deadline for submissions to Sonoran Resorts Writing Contest for Best Job in the World!
Oct. 12th: Jason Boots & Black Carl at JJ’s Cantina, Mark Mulligan in the Old Port
Oct. 13th: Roger Clyne & PH Naffah – plus Black Carl – at Wrecked, Rocky Point Catamaran Challenge
Oct. 20: Over the Line Softball
Oct. 27: Dirty Beach Mud Run (Sneak peek)
Oct. 27th & 28th: 34th Bi-Annual 4×4 El Golfo Run (Rocky Point Times) Email Alicia at email@example.com or phone (011-52-638) 383-6325 or VOIP (480) 463-6255 or (480) 463-6255, to get your name on the list.
**Mystic Arts of Tibet** Nov. 15th – 18th
**Patty Springer Art in the Park – Las Conchas** Nov. 24th
**12th Rocky Point Rally** November 8th – 11th, 2012!!
**First Annual Boomer Fest** May 1 – 5, 2013!!
On a side note, in teaming up with the local Convention and Visitors Bureau (OCV), we have set up the Sonoyta Detour Updates site on Facebook as a way to provide ongoing info about the detour/wash situation in the community of Sonoyta. Thanks to all and particularly to Sandra O’Hare and Lannette Phipps from the Rocky Point Times, and local journalist Susy Mazon, for their active tips and updates!!! All useful travel information welcome!
Upcoming events? Check out our Event Calendar! If you have information you’d like to add, please let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org or cell: 638 380 8849, or from the US: 480-282-4226 For weekend rundown announcements, please get them to us at least by Monday-ish of that week…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. VIVA MEXICO!!!