What’s up in 2016? Rocky Point Weekend Rundown!

matt-playa-bonitaThis weekend’s rundown sponsored by Playa Bonita Resort

Launching into 2016, Puerto Peñasco was engulfed early in the week with fog and spells of rainy weather. Where are we? Despite the spectacular blue sky outside at the moment, and warming temperatures, a state level cold weather advisory caused schools to delay the return to the classroom by two days – so kids are headed back to school on Friday. Welcome to January in Puerto Peñasco! A look ahead reveals a weekend forecast topping highs in the mid-60s and lows in the low 50s, yes – it’s time to bundle up at the beach and an absolutely perfect time to visit the Pinacate.

If getting into all that Puerto Peñasco has to offer in 2016 is one of your New Year’s Resolutions, well let’s get to it and run down the weekend…month…year!

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January 8th – Matt Farris  Joining the Kings Day Toy Run for a second time, Matt will be taking the stage Friday @ Tekila Bar 8 p.m. – 11 p.m.

January 9th – Second Annual Kings Day “Toy Run” – part of the Rocky Point Rally™  Meet up spot 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. on the Malecón in the Old Port – Toy “caravan” departs at noon to head to spot in Col. Nueva Esperanza for toy distribution.

January 9th – Matt Farris “after Toy Run fiesta” sunset show @ Beach Bum 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.

January 16th – Mermaids Arts Market @ Shrimp Park

Live Music Weekend @ Beach Bum!

   January 16th – The Black Rabbits (2 – 4 pm) & Zubia Brothers (4:30 – 7:30 pm)

   January 17th – DL Marble 2 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Chilli-Cook-Off-jan-2015-33January 15th & 16th –  Chili Cook-offs @ Playa de Oro  & Santa Claus Club Yard Sale

  • Cook-offs Jan. 15 & 16 CHOPPS (Child Heads of Puerto Peñasco) Info: Dave “Mad Jack” Garner (480) 648-7689
  • Jan. 16th – Chili Apprecition Society International Inc. CHAMPION Chili Cook-off Info: Ted Fichtl,    chilited@yahoo.com

Jan. 16th & 17th – Dance classes for Salsa and Bachata (pick one or two days / space is limited) at “I Love Zumba” Fitness Info: 638 380 5619   Jan. 16 3 pm – 6 pm / Jan. 17 1 pm – 4 pm

banditos-rockypointjam-jan2016January 23rd – Rocky Point JAM @ Banditos! January is usually the time for Roger Clyne & the Peacemakers to hunker down with a thousand fans or so by the beach for their annual January Jam. With RCPM out touring for the 20th Anniversary of The Refreshments “Fizzy Fuzzy Big & Buzzy”, we may not be having the usual Jan Jam but music will be playing into the night @ Banditos with of The Black Moods, Whiskey’s Quicker, and Black Bottom Lighters! Don’t be surprised if there are familiar faces strumming at Banditos on Friday too!

Jan 25 – Red Hat Ladies luncheon For info, contact Brenda 638 382 8611 or (701) 239-2054

Jan. 30th – Annual Major League Coaches’ Baseball Clinic – Youth Sports Foundation For information on helping out with clinic needs, contact Rick Busa  480-463-3412, 638-105-5250 or email rbusa1972@gmail.com

*Note:  Balloon Festival site in Puerto Peñasco has been put on hold for time being.*


Feb 1 [Bank Holiday] in honor of Mexican Constitution Day (Feb 5)

carnaval-2016February 4th – 9th CARNAVAL   ¡VIVA PEÑASCO, FIESTA Y CULTURA! After a short hiatus, the Puerto Peñasco Carnaval is back in 2016 and will be taking over the streets of Calle 13 & 12 for the celebration! Don’t miss out!

February 6th & 20th Mermaids Arts Market 10 am – 3 pm @ Shrimp Plaza

February 13th – RioRoma en concierto @ Peñasco Expo Convention Center

February 13th & 14th – Steps of Love Charity Golf Tournament – A benefit weekend for Steps of Love supporting children’s shelters in Puerto Peñasco and Sonoyta. Charity Golf Tournament at The Links at Las Palomas Feb. 13th 9 a.m. shotgun start Info at: www.stepsoflove.org (480) 420-8141

February 20th – 8th Annual Cholla Bay Sportsmen’s Club Golf Tournament   8:30 a.m. $85 US Info @ JJ’s Cantina

Feb. 20th & 21st207 miles bike ride 1MISSION  Info at: support@1mission.org

Whale Watching Season coming up!

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!

tony-whalejan2014Peñasco 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)

pinacate-44Pinacate 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

8/8:30 p.m. on patio of Café Puerto Viejo in the Old Port – No cost, bring a chair

Save the dates!


CBSC Game Night

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

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

Save the Date 2016April

2nd – Mermaid & Pirate Extravaganza at the Mermaids Arts Market!

9th – CBSC Horseshoe Tournament

30th – Rocky Point Triathlon @ Las Palomas

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

circus mexicus 2015-029June

CIRCUS MEXICUS – June 9th – 12th

Rocky Point Times 40th El Golfo Run June 3rd – 5th


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

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


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

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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