Welcome to April! With Spring Break under our belts, we now turn to the anticipation of Semana Santa, indeed the busiest two weeks for tourism in Puerto Peñasco (or at least it sure feels like it). Semana Santa begins April 13th (the week leading up to Easter), with the largest crowds streaming into town and area beaches usually from Thursday – Sunday (April 17 – 20th). We have received news the traditional “viacrucis” (Stations of the Cross) will take place on Holy Friday (April 18th), returning once more to the Old Port. April also means the beginning of baseball in Puerto Peñasco! Go Tiburones! The 2014 season will get underway on April 9th, though the first Tiburones games for Puerto Peñasco won’t come until that weekend (11th or 12th). We’ll have more info as it becomes available.
In the meantime, let’s rundown this weekend!
Jueves – Viernes: Puerto Peñasco has been selected for a second time as a sub-site for the “Contra el Silencio Todas las Voces” Hispanic American Film and Independent Documentary Video festival (yes, en español). Thursday and Friday evening: documentaries begin at 7 p.m. at Ave. Morelos 32 corner with Ramos Arizpe in the Mirador.
Pet Effect fundraiser breakfast 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. $100 pesos at Los Juanes – begin the day with this breakfast fundraiser in the Mirador area (just up the block from Pink Cadillac). With currently 50 puppies, and older dogs at the local Pet Effect shelter, organizers tell us the fundraiser will help with ongoing food costs as well as sterilization efforts.
7th Annual Horseshoe Tournament – Cholla Bay Sportsmen’s Club. Under the motto of “If the shoe fits, throw it” Horseshoe enthusiasts will be making their way to Cholla Bay for a day of fun, with a portion of the proceeds going to benefit the Red Cross! Sign up from 8 – 9:30 a.m. and tournament gets going at 9:30 a.m. Players $20 US Spectactors $10 US Kids 5 and under $5 US For more information, contact Tammy: ChollaCBSC@gmail.com
Mermaid’s Market and Pirate Extravaganza – Plaza del Camarón. 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Art! Music! Food! Costume contests! Bring out your best pirate or mermaid look, and take in the talent of local artists from across the community.
April 11th – Professional mixer sponsored by AMPI (Mexican Association of Realtor Professionals) 5:30 p.m. at Beach Bum restaurant in the Old Port (Open to all business professionals – great networking opportunity! Please RSVP to Jared Jared@azreapm.com
11th…12th…somewhere in there Tiburones baseball gets underway!
April 11 – 13 59th Annual Fishing Derby Phase II – Cholla Bay Sportsmen’s Club
April 12th – 13th Rescheduled hike and camping Caminatas del Padre Kino (yes, I know we announced this before…but dates changed)
Easter Bocce in Las Conchas (Community Relations Committee)
April 12th Funkalicious Volleyball @ Sonoran Sun)
JJ’s Bathtub Races
CHAMPIONSHIP BOUT WBO/WBA Flyweight World Boxing Champion Juan Francisco “El Gallito” Estrada Romero will be facing his next opponent in his hometown of Puerto Peñasco!
May: 59th Annual Fishing Derby Phase II (May 2 – 4) Phase III May 22 – 24 + Fish Fry May 25th), JJ’s Chili Cook-off (May 3), 6th Biker Fiesta by the Rocky Point Riders (May 2 – 5) @ Concha del Mar RV Park, SADR Tequila 150 car races (May 16-17), Uniting Nation’s Cup at Peninsula golf course of Mayan Palace (May 15 – 18), JJ’s One Club Open (May 17 [also Oct. 25]), Las Palomas Beach & Golf Resort 8th Anniversary golf tournament at The Links (May 23 – 25), …
June: Roger Clyne & the Peacemakers Circus Mexicus 2014 June 5 – 8!
Save the date: 14th Rocky Point Rally November 6 – 9, 2014! Find them on Facebook: Rocky Point Rally.com
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