Celebrate Life – Rocky Point Weekend Rundown

This time of year is when U.S. traditions of Halloween melt into Mexico’s commemoration of Day of the Dead. Normally, festivities and memories spill across Puerto Peñasco’s streets, bars, and cemeteries in a colorful display of masks, altars, and catrinas.  While many of these traditions still hold true in this atypical year of Covid-19, festivities are limited in number and must follow protocols of wearing a mask and social distancing.

In keeping traditions alive, several local businesses have set up Day of the Dead altars for staff and clients to view.  If ever there were a time to wear a mask (besides being a citywide mandate in public places), Halloween weekend under a full moon leading up to Day of the Dead in 2020 seems to be it!

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COVID FYI Rocky Point

  • Border hours (both ways) remain modified, with border closure at 8 pm daily.  U.S. limitation on “non-essential” travel extended to Nov. 21st.  Impact is mostly on northbound travelers (US citizens and US permanent residents only – or for essential medical/education/commerce purposes).  REMAIN ALERT TO BORDER HOURS!
  • Masks (nose/mouth coverings) required in all public spaces across Puerto Peñasco.
  • Curfew siren remains in effect at midnight (two long blasts from atop City Hall) – This includes midnight closing of bars / restaurants / clubs
  • Beaches (health filters removed) Hours: 6 am – 7 pm / NO GLASS BOTTLES / Pack it in-pack it out (please take your trash) / Masks required when accessing the beach or interacting with vendors, though not in the water or once you’ve claimed your spot on the sand
  • Some grocery stores in particular still have limit on # of family members allowed in at same time
  • Reduced capacities and health protocols remain in effect at area restaurants/bars
  • Presently, there is no health filter when coming into town (removed early September)

Day of the Dead / Halloween notes

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-City Cemeteries will be closed Nov. 1st and 2nd (traditional days surrounding Day of the Dead)

– Las Conchas has cancelled traditional Halloween candy distribution

– Manny’s Beach Club will be open for service, but has cancelled their Halloween fiesta and costume contest

– Wrecked to still hold socially distant and masked costume contest, with live music


Friday Seashell Museum – Every Friday  10 am – 5 pm   Info: www.seashellmuseum.com

Wednesdays – Paint & Sip Club now @ Cookiez Cantina  12:30 pm – 2:30 pm  Find them online: https://www.facebook.com/paintsipclubpenasco

Paint & Sip Sundays back at El Tapeo  5:30 pm  $25 US

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Oct 29th  1st GrillMasters Tournament – ongoing elimination rounds – Torneo de Parrilleros

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Oct 30th – Nov 1st    Las Palomas 14th Anniversary Golf Tournament  (wait list only).

Oct. 31st   Día de Muertos altar & catrina contests @ Casa Juarez  broadcast online at: Casa de la Cultura Puerto Peñasco

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Oct 31st  Pop-up Shop Art Market @ JJ’s Cantina  11 am – 4 pm

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Oct 31st – Maridaje night @ Infusión del Golfo at Laguna Shores  *Reservations required*  5 course meal with wine tasting

Oct 31st – Halloween @ Arena 3C at end of Calle 13

Oct 31st – Skullyz Cantina  Full Moon Party  8 pm

Oct 31st – Wrecked Halloween & Costume Contest

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1 de nov – Día de todos los Santos  /  2 de noviembre – Día de los Muertos  City cemeteries to remain closed  *reversal of prior announcement under health protocols

Nov. 7th & 21st  Mermaids Market @ Shrimp Plaza  10 am – 3 pm

Nov 13th  Festival de Jazz @ El Tapeo

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Nov 11 – 15  NOTE20th Anniversary of Rocky Point Rally™ postponed to 2021 * It is worth noting, however, as the city is not closed many restaurants/bars will still be having music over the originally scheduled weekend

Nov. 16th   BANK HOLIDAY – in commemoration of Revolution Day (Nov 20th)

Nov. 18th   Women’s & Children’s Benefit Breakfast @ Puesta del Sol (Playa Bonita) 10 am $20 US

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Nov. 20th – 22nd   ¡RCPM en Vivo!

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Nov 21st & 22nd  The Legacy beach volleyball Doubles tournament30th Anniversary Rocky Point Mexico beach volleyball tournament presented by OuttaTownProductions * Games in front of Playa Bonita Resort * This all doubles tournament to benefit the Liga Municipal de Voleibol,

Nov. 26th   Thanksgiving – Reservations / pre-orders for delivery HIGHLY RECOMMENDED – updated info as available

Nov 27th & 28th – Mark Mulligan @ Margarita Mermaids  Two shows daily (4 pm & 7 pm)  Reservations required: margaritamermaidsreservations@gmail.com  Space is limited

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Coming up!

Dec 5th & 19th  Mermaids Market @ Shrimp Plaza  10 am – 3 pm

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Dec 4th – 5th  Cholla 250 by Southern Arizona Desert Racing

Dec 11th – 12th  Rocky Point Golf Tournament – DIF fundraiser for educational scholarships – organized by Tekila Bar / Shark Bite / Manny’s Beach Club

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Dec 12th  Cholla Bay Christmas Parade

Thanks for your interest in Rocky Point! Be sure to check out the Event Calendar as we continue to update.

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¡Hasta la próxima! #MaskUpRP #HalloweenResponsibly



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