June 25, 2019


12th Annual “Caminos de Kino” to recall steps of Padre Kino at Pinacate

In recalling the footsteps of Jesuit priest Padre Francisco Eusebio Kino through this region more than 200 years ago, the 12th “Caminatas de Kino” journey is scheduled to take place March 17th – 18th at the Pinacate Biosphere Reserve.  Organizers note this year’s trip will explore new sites, and also include talks about the life […]

Tianguis Cultural – Art Fair Feb. 24th

The invitation is for this Saturday, Feb. 24th  10 am – 5 pm on the Malecón in the Old Port.  Come and see the work of painters and artisans from across Puerto Peñasco.  Painting expo, hand-crafted candles, jewelry, hand-crafted soaps, weavings, and more! Estás invitado este sabado 24 de febrero, en Malecon Fundadores, 10 am […]

The prince who became a tumbleweed in search of his princess

“Do you see that tumbleweed going across the road?” Conchita asked my 4 year-old daughter Sofia. “Yes, I just saw it,” she responded, looking out the car window while a ball of dry branches rolled across the Puerto Peñasco-Sonoyta highway just a few miles after we had left town. “Pay careful attention,” Conchita instructed Sophia […]

“En Fuego” offers free kick-off concert highlighting new music venue!

“En Fuego” – a new event setting & music venue will kick open its gates this Friday, February 16th for a“ribbon cutting ceremony” and free open air concert featuring The Black Moods and Analog Outlaws from Arizona, as well as norteño style Grupo Riesgo.  The goal of the new site is precisely to offer up […]

Call for Eddie Nominations thru Feb. 23rd

Recognizing artistic efforts in Puerto Peñasco from 2017 By José Antonio Pérez Nominations are open to recognize artists, cultural promoters, and those supporting local arts for the yearly “Eddie” awards, which will be held on February 25th in the malecón.  This is now the 7th year of the event, which first began with just two […]

Save the date! Viva Peñasco Carnaval 2018

Viva Peñasco Carnaval 2018 to be celebrated March 1st-4th, 2018! Coronation on evening of March 1st at Quinta Ventura event hall, followed with parades the evenings of March 2nd, 3rd, and 4th along Blvd. Juarez (start time 5 pm from Shrimp Park heading north – possibly earlier on Sunday). Evening concerts – bailes – carnival […]

Save the date! “Fish Bowl” Festival de Mariscos Feb 3rd.2018!

Advance tickets at:  Festival de Mariscos “Fish Bowl” Join us for the “Fish Bowl” Festival de Mariscos presented by the local Rotary Club (CR Mar de Peñasco, AC) and artisans of the Mermaid’s Market. In celebrating Puerto Peñasco’s (a.k.a. Rocky Point) history as a once small fishing village turned popular tourism destination, we rekindle the […]

FAOT 2018 – Festival Alfonso Ortiz Tirado – Álamos

Puerto Peñasco will be a sub-site to the annual Alfonso Ortiz Tirado Festival (FAOT), celebrated each January in the colonial town of Álamos, Sonora. The annual celebration of music and the arts, from opera to rock – is named in honor of Mexican tenor Alfonso Ortiz Tirado, born in Álamos on Jan. 24, 1893, and […]

Paying it forward with Roger Clyne & the Peacemakers!

By Azucena Mazón and Shandra Keesecker-Rivero Along with drawing scores of fans to their annual January Jam and Circus Mexicus concerts in Rocky Point, Roger Clyne and the Peacemakers provide an important boost to the local economy. Their events, which go well beyond concerts to include a winter golf tournament, summer beach soccer, and raffles, […]

Una plataforma para el cine mexicano independiente

Una plataforma en la que se podrá exhibir el cine mexicano independiente, además de promover a los creadores  y ser un espacio para análisis, es Hagamoscine.com  que  se lanzará este año  y donde se podrán involucrar todos los realizadores de cine. Omar Emiliano Dueñas, principal promotor de este proyecto, explicó que esta página surgió ante […]

Expect Pinacate scenery to hit the silverscreen in “Sonora”

By Azucena Mazón and José Antonio Pérez. Spring 2017 The majestic sand dunes and rocky landscapes of the Pinacate and Grand Desert of Altar Biosphere Reserve served as background for the Sonoran “road movie” filmed in the area last Spring, directed by Alejandro Springall and based on a script by Puerto Peñasco novelist Guillermo “Don […]

Puerto Peñasco collects more than 350,000 plastic tops to assist children undergoing chemotherapy

By José Antonio Pérez & Shandra Keesecker-Rivero Thanks to recycling efforts to collect plastic tops from across Puerto Peñasco, children undergoing cancer treatment in Sonora will receive welcome support following the delivery of over 352,000 tops to the Fundación Un Día Especial Fonsi, A.C. (A Special Day Foundation).  The November delivery of plastic tops to […]

Old Port Art Walk Dec. 30th

On December 30th, art galleries, curios shops, and restaurants across the Old Port will take part in an “Art Walk,” showcasing creations of local artists.  The route, which is drawn out so people can participate at their leisure, will open up at 4 p.m. Envisioned by Adelaida del Real y Pastor, the Art Walk route […]

Gary Jones art opening Nov. 15th

An exhibition featuring the art of Puerto Peñasco resident Gary Jones will open on Wednesday, Nov. 15th at 7:30 p.m. at the Municipal Art Gallery (GAM)  located in the Old Port (next to Plaza Colosio). The inaugural evening will include a presentation, ribbon cutting, toast and refreshments Gary Jones splits his time between California and […]

Peñasco upholds Day of the Dead traditions

By José Antonio Pérez Families across Puerto Peñasco upheld Day of the Dead traditions last week, filling the city’s three cemeteries with people, life, and color. As hundreds of people flocked to the city cemeteries, the generally solitary and even eerie environment radically changed with the presence of flowers, wreaths, and the comings and goings […]