World Championship Rocky Point Weekend Rundown!

head-banner--wittThis weekend’s rundown sponsored by John & Kathy Witt

This is a week to put Puerto Peñasco on the map! On Tuesday, Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto visited the Natural World Heritage Site of the Pinacate Biosphere Reserve just north of town and this weekend we welcome world championship boxing, with hometown WBO/WBA flyweight champion Juan Francisco “El Gallo” Estrada Romero.


Photo: Puerto Peñasco Convention and Visitors Bureau

Last evening, the malecón transformed into a boxing ring as “El Gallo” wrapped up training with a public sparring event. El Gallito’s world championship bout against Filipino Richie Mepranum will take place at the new Convention Center on Saturday, April 26th, with the likes of Julio César Chávez as commentator!

The action does not stop there, as this weekend also features the highly anticipated annual Rocky Point Triathlon at Las Palomas! On Saturday, tri-athletes will swim, bike, and run their way to a beachside fiesta in “the tri”, which also includes 5K and 10K jaunts. Plus, from boxing ring to skate park – the malecón will be the site for the 4th Annual ATMC Skate Fest, with support from the global non-profit organization Uncle Skate. Concerts round out the weekend with an after skate fest with ATMC at El Tapeo, and a featured weekend package concert of Jenny and the Mexicats at Las Palomas (Information and tickets: 108 1000.) Plus, head out to Cholla Bay to check on bathtub races starting from JJ’s Cantina! Get your co-ed team of 6 together and grab one of JJ’s tubs!

Here’s the weekly rundown!

April 25 – DIF Children’s Day festivities at El Chamizal

April 25 – Roger Clyne strumming up goodness at Bandito’s  9 p.m. …and afterwords, world premier listening party of Roger Clyne & the Peacemakers new album “The Independent”

April 26

Rocky Point Triathlon at Las Palomas – How are those tides? Last year’s event started a bit late given extreme low tides, so we’re hoping our tri-amigos get out early this year so they can get their fiesta on in record time!  Traffic note:  Watch for some lanes closed to vehicles along the Sandy Beach road (from Las Palomas to the new coastal highway), allowing cyclists to make their way around the course.26-abril-atmc skateatmc-after-skate-fest

ATMC Skate event  at the malecón with after skate party at Laos Mar hotel

JJ’s Bathtub Races – JJ’s Cantina in Cholla Bay

CHAMPIONSHIP BOUT WBO/WBA Flyweight World Boxing Champion Juan Francisco “El Gallito” Estrada Romero faces Filipino Richie Mepranum. Evening to feature eight additional bouts at the Puerto Peñasco Convention Center.


April 26 –  28th Annual Bash and BBQ Old Boys’ Social Club in Cholla Bay @ 2:00 pm – 7:00 pm   $10 US – proceeds to Lion’s Club and DIF

April 27  5 p.m. El Tapeo – “More Artists, More Public” – Live music! Art! Wine!

CEDO NaturArte tours (April)  To make reservations, or if you have more questions, contact CEDO: 520-320-5473 (from the US) or 52-638-382-0113 (from Mexico), or

–28, Monday, San Jorge Island Tour & Snorkeling, 7:00 am – 3:00 pm
–30, Wednesday, Discover the Tidepools at night!, 7:00pm – 9:00pm

April 30th – Children’s Day!!

Cinemartes – Free art film nights every Tuesday around 8:30 p.m. in front of Puerto Viejo Café in the Old Port (across from Thrifty)

Tiburones baseball – Regular season April – early July.  Schedule for home games: Rol de Juegos

Next weekendfiesta Biker 2014

May 2 – 5  6th Biker Fiesta by Rocky Point Riders with events held at Concha del Mar RV Park  (RV park right on the beach just before turning off to Playa Bonita Hotel)

May 3 – 4   Hobie cat Cinco de Mayo Regatta – Fleets 66 and 514 sail their colors across the sea with their biannual trek to our shores.  Launching spot from Playa Bonita RV Park.


May 3  Mermaid’s Arts Market at Plaza del Camarón – “The mermaids”, as the artists have come to be known, are starting to wind down their arts season in the plaza (1st and 3rd Saturdays, October through May), so be sure to stop by for local art, chocolate, photography, jewelry, “re-creation” wear, candles, ironwork, or a hanging planter made with recycled tires.

May 3  Cinco de Mayo Fest at Plaza a la Madre  4 p.m. – 7 p.m.  Vida Joven

Coming up:

59th fishing derbyMay 2 – 4 Phase III of the 59th Annual Fishing Derby / Phase IV  May 22 – 24  plus Fish Fry on May 25th   –  Cholla Bay Sportsmen’s Club

May 3Hombres Valientes Book presentation by Don Guillermo Munro Palacio @ El Tapeo

May 8 – Dining and music fundraiser for Los Rolling Rockies –  Casa de la Playa in Las Conchas (Calle Los Patos) Tickets 250 pesos   Evening begins at 8 p.m., with dinner service around 8:30 p.m.

May 10 – JJ’s Chili Cook-off and rummage sale, Mother’s Day Breakfast by the Business and Professional Women’s Club

Uniting_Nations_Cup_2013 -  (68)May 15 – 18  Uniting Nations Cup at Peninsula golf course of Mayan Palace

May 16 – 17  SADR Tequila 150 car race

May 17 – JJ’s One Club Open [also Oct. 25]

May 17 – Mermaids Arts Market at Plaza del Camarón

May 22 – David Aguilar en concierto  “Sorpresas Mejores” Tour 2014

May 20 – 22  Biannual El Golfo Run For room reservations, or for detailed information on the trip, contact Sandy O’Hare at the offices of the Rocky Point Times by email to

Memorial Day weekend

8- Anniversary- final-posterLas Palomas Beach & Golf Resort’s 8th Anniversary Golf Tournament at The Links

Dirty Beach Mud Run at Rocky Point Speedway – get dirrrrrrrrrty!

Mark Mulligan back in town at Caribbean Parrot!

Ruta del Río Sonora – May 23 – 25  Travel through Ures, Baviacora, Aconchit, Arizpe, Cucurpe, and Magdalena   Cost: 1999 pesos  Information: 638 105 3263  and 638 116 12889

May 22 – 24  CBSC Final Phase 59th Annual Fishing Derby plus Fish Fry on May 25th   –  Cholla Bay Sportsmen’s Club

JuneRoger Clyne & the Peacemakers Circus Mexicus 2014  June 5 – 8!


June 8 – Rubber Ducky Race fundraiser  Information: Barb Olzsewski: Mex: 383-4963   Cel:  044 638-114-2406   US:  602-324-9529

Save the date:  14th Rocky Point Rally    November 6 – 9, 2014!  Find them on Facebook:  Rocky Point

Looking for upcoming events in Rocky Point?  Check out our Event Calendar!   If you have information you’d like to add, please let us know at   or 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 to get all our articles and announcements and/or Like us on Facebook at Rocky Point 360.

Our offices are now located in Plaza Pelicanos (east side of Plaza del Camarón where Yummi Salads is), next to the Chamber of Commerce (CANACO) and just down the walkway from the Convention and Visitors Bureau (OCV). We are upstairs in Suites 4 – 5A.



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