Anchors away! Rocky Point Weekend Rundown!

The long-awaited arrival of the CMV Astoria has come! Puerto Peñasco’s jaunt into cruise opportunities is a welcome jolt for the New Year. Even if you’re not aboard the first 11-day cruise to depart from Puerto Peñasco on Jan 9th – or missed out on tickets for the luncheon the day before – you can still witness this important chapter in the city’s life as an inaugural ceremony will be held on the Malecón in the Old Port on Thursday 11:50 a.m. – with the Astoria anchored in the Sea of Cortez serving as backdrop.  Ahoy!

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Photo: Tony Ballesteros CMV Astoria 1.8.2020 Puerto Peñasco

Still feeling the holiday spirit?  TOY DRIVE for the annual Kings Day Toy Drive sponsored by the Rocky Point Rally and local motorcycle clubs   Toy drop off (unwrapped preferably) through Jan. 10th @ Playa Bonita / Max Jewelry

There’s plenty coming up in January, and some things to pencil in already for 2020 – so let’s get to it and run down the weekend!


Jan. 8th   Luncheon Gala on the Astoria  – *Sold-out*  For info on any remaining availability, contact the DIF offices (Ave. Sinaloa) Imelda Zamudio 638 100 3570.  Boarding starts at 11 a.m. from docks in front of FONATUR offices.

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Jan. 9th  CMV Astoria send-off from Puerto Peñasco  11:50 a.m. ceremony on the malecón

Paint & Sip @ Duke’s  *DATE CHANGE THIS WEEK* THURSDAY, JAN. 9th – 12 to 2pm at Duke’s Restaurant. US$ 20 per person + 1 mimosa or sangria! (usually every Wednesday at noon)

Friday Seashell Museum 10 am – 5 pm

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Jan. 11th    6th Annual Kings Day Toy Run  Rocky Point Rally w/local motorcycle clubs  Meet up on malecón at 11 a.m. – depart 12 p.m. to community distribution spot –  Please bring unwrapped toys or drop these off in advance at Playa Bonita Resort

Jan. 11th   Tianguis Cultural Arts Market on the malecón  from 10 a.m.

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Jan. 11th  Cholla Bay Sportsmen’s Club Wine Party   Contact: for times and more info

MLK Weekend!

January Jam 2020    Jan. 17 – 19th 2020!

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Jan 17th – 19th   Baseball Slam II @ January Jam  Games at Francisco Leon Garcia Stadium (main stadium off Blvd. Juarez)  Fri: 12 pm / 3 pm   Sat:  9 am  / 12 pm  KIDS ON FIELD – HOME RUN DERBY / 1 pm   Sun:  9 am / 12 pm    Free entry for spectactors!

Friday Seashell Museum 10 am – 5 pm

@ Manny’s   Jay Allan Live   Fri 4 – 6 pm / Sat 12 – 2 pm & Los Ponchos 3 – 6 pm / Sun 11 – 1 pm & Los Ponchos  2 – 5 pm

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@ BooBar  The Irie 2 night takeover Jan. 17th – 18th    8 pm – 11 pm

@ Tekila Bottom Bar  DJ Jeffro Live  Jan 17th – 18th  7 p.m.

Jan. 18th  Mermaid’s Arts Market  10 am – 3 pm

Jan. 18th  & 19th –   Annual South of the Border Chili Cook-off @ Playa de Oro RV Park   Info:  Ted Fichtl 520249-3147,, Sunny Fichtl 520-459-2081

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Jan. 18th  Old Boys Social Club Winterfest @  Cholla Bay  6 p.m.

Coming up

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Jan. 25th  Youth Sports Foundation Annual Major League Baseball Clinic – Interested in becoming a sponsor? Please contact the following people who will make sure your donation will go to the children of Puerto Penasco. Pete Hartmann Email; ​​. Phoenix number (602) 705-5698 Rick Busa; ​​, Mexico number (638)112-4399, U.S (480)463-3412 Maria Garcia ​​ ​ Mexico number ​638 380 1240

Jan. 25th  January Snowbird Golf Tournament  @ Islas del Mar Check in 8 am $75 US

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Jan. 25th – 26th   2020  Tip Basketball Showdown  Free Admission  – Games tip off @ 11 a.m.  Municipal Gym  Blvd. Juarez

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Jan. 30th & 31st  Mike Nash solo show @ The Satisfied Frog   6 pm


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Feb 1     3rd Annual Seafood “Fish Bowl” Festival of the local Rotary Club & Mermaid’s Arts Market   10 am @ Shrimp plaza     Food! Art! Raffle prizes! Music!

Feb. 3rd  Bank Holiday (in commemoration of Mexican Constitution Day Feb 5th)

Feb. 3rdBooBar 6th annual after Super Bowl Off-road Poker Run   Sign up @ Boo Bar  departs 9 a.m. and goes all day!

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Feb. 8th– 9th  1Mission Bikes Fight Poverty  ride to Rocky Point

Feb. 14th  Infusión del Golfo Valentine’s Dinner 

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Feb. 15th   CBSC 12th Annual Golf Tournament @ Islas del Mar  8:30 a.m. sign-in  Entry $90 US  Contact Kathy Barnard  Mex: 638 382 5185  / US: 602-399-6689

Feb. 15th  Mermaids Arts Market  (1st and 3rd Saturdays through April 4th)

Honeygirl & The Boys   Feb 15th @ Tekila Bar  5 pm – 8 pm / Feb. 16th @ Manny’s Beach Club  12 pm – 3 pm / Feb. 17th @ Manny’s  1 pm – 4 pm

Feb. 21st – 22nd    Sonoyta 160 Desert Race   Southern Arizona Desert Racing

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Feb. 23rd   Las Conchas annual Yard Sale 11AM-3PM
For more info or to reserve a spot contact Adrianne Savoy, Yard Sale Chair at:
480-964-7368 or 388-6077

Start planning!  Spring Break & Semana Santa dates!

March 8 – 14   ASU & UofA  Spring Break

March 15 – 21  NAU  Spring Break

Holy Week  April 9th & 10th (bank holidays)  Easter April 12th  (School break for Semana Santa is from April 6 – 17)

Sea escapades!

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Del Mar Charters  – Local 383 2802 US: (520) 407-6054

EcoFun Rentals – sunset cruise, splash cruises, Bird Island, Pinacate tours

Rocky Point Fishing Club – Fishing trips, sunset cruises, jet skis, Bird Island, and more. MX 638 383 6525 US. 602 386 69 14

Peñasco Recreation Co. – city tours, adventures around Puerto Peñasco and beyond!

Pirate Ship – visit Balboa’s on north side of marina  383-5490

Rocky Point Divers – Scuba & Snorkeling Gear, rentals, certification classes, and all that jazz!  Office @ Del Mar Charters near sunset cruise dock

Adventure with CEDO

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Tickets now available for March concert celebrating 40 years of CEDO activities!

NaturArte 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! Info:

CEDO offers FREE! Nature Talks that include a Tour of the CEDO Field Station twice a week in English and in Spanish. The English talks are Tuesday at 2PM and Saturday at 4PM. The Spanish talks are Tuesday at 4PM and Saturday at 2PM.

Schuk Toak Visitors Center of the Pinacate and Grand Desert of Altar Biosphere Reserve (UNESCO World Heritage Site)

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*NOTE*  Entry to the crater Reserve part of the Pinacate remains closed – VISITORS CENTER IS OPEN

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:

CineMartes Tuesday Art Film Night
8 p.m./8:30 p.m. on patio of Café Puerto Viejo in the Old Port – No cost, bring a chair! *date/time subject to change

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