Chili out there? Rocky Point Weekend Rundown!

beach-bum1 Chili out there?  Rocky Point Weekend Rundown!This weekend’s rundown sponsored by our friends at Beach Bum on the malecon.

…and just like that, we are in the middle of January. Chilly weather has somewhat subsided, and now we turn to chili weather instead with the annual Chili Cook-Offs stirring up a storm in the Mirador this MLK weekend. We’ve also got music, music, and more music rollling through town as the scene in Rocky Point makes way for great local bands and upcoming gigs and concerts through the month. Chilli-Cook-Off-jan-2015-7-630x945 Chili out there?  Rocky Point Weekend Rundown!Be sure to get out and discover all the art Rocky Point has to offer as well with a Saturday morning stop at the Mermaids Arts Market in Shrimp Park, followed up by an afternoon strolling through the new Municipal Art Gallery (GAM) next to Plaza Colosio and taking in the “Tianguis Cultural” right on the plaza. Oh, did we mention the whales are back? There’s lots to do, so let’s run down the weekend and see what else is coming up


Chili Cook Off Weekend @ Playa de Oro in the Mirador

  • January 15th       CHOPPS cook-off (Chili Heads of Puerto Peñasco) Tasting usually begins around noonish Info: Dave “Mad Jack” Garner (480) 648 – 7689
  • January 16th – Chili Apprecition Society International Inc. CHAMPION Chili Cook-off  Tasting begins at 1 p.m. $4 US to taste all of the chili entries! Plus, raffle prizes, world champion chili, and lots of fun. Additional info: Ted Fichtl,

Jan. 15 – Black Rabbits @ BooBar 8 p.m – 11 p.m.

Jan. 16th

  • Mermaids Arts Market @ Shrimp Park   10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
  • Tianguis Cultural (Cultural Fair) @ Plaza Colosio in Old Port 1 p.m. – 7 p.m.
  • Jesus Mata Art Exhibition @ GAM “Nothing but Colors” (next to Plaza Colosio) GAM hours 12 p.m. – 7 p.m. *Exhibit up through Jan. 18th*
  • Afternoon @ Beach Bum on the malecón with Black Rabbits (2 pm – 4 pm) and the Zubia Brothers (4:30 pm – 7:30 pm)
  • Dance workshop – Salsa & Bachata 3 pm – 6 pm Info: I Love Zumba fitness Anita Castro 638 380 5619
  • D.L. Marble @ BooBar 7 pm
  • Black Rabbits @ Tekila Bar 8 pm – 11 pm
  • Agua de Coco @ Banditos 9 pm

Jan. 17th

  • D.L. Marble @ Beach Bum 2 pm – 5 pm
  • Dance workshop – Salsa & Bachata 1 pm – 4 pm Info: I Love Zumba fitness Anita Castro 638 380 5619
  • Zubia Bros. @ Banditos 8:30 pm

Frida-enero2016 Chili out there?  Rocky Point Weekend Rundown!Jan. 21st – Teatro “Frida Kahlo ¡Viva la Vida!” 7:30 pm @ Municipal Auditorium 50 pesos / proceeds for the theater group TAIDE directed by Randy Vega

Jan. 22nd – SAAAAAALSAAAA night @ Beach Bum with Hijos de Mauricio & Agua de Coco!!

January 23rd – Rocky Point JAM @ Banditos! January is usually the time for Roger Clyne & the Peacemakers to hunker down with a thousand fans or so by the beach for their annual January Jam. With RCPM out touring for the 20th Anniversary of The Refreshments “Fizzy Fuzzy Big & Buzzy”, we may not be having the usual Jan Jam but music will be playing into the night @ Banditos with of The Black Moods, Whiskey’s Quicker, and Black Bottom Lighters! Don’t be surprised if there are familiar faces strumming at Banditos on Friday too!

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Jan 25 – Red Hat Ladies luncheon For info, contact Brenda 638 382 8611 or (701) 239-2054

Jan. 30thAnnual Major League Coaches’ Baseball Clinic – Youth Sports Foundation For information on donating sports equipment or helping out, please contact Rick Busa at 480-463-3412, 638-105-5250 or email If you are in the Phoenix area, or anywhere else, and would like to help sponsor the baseball clinic, please contact Pete Hartmann at 602-705-5698.

Jan. 30th – The Annual Eddie Awards 6 p.m. @ Peñasco EXPO Convention Center – recognizing local and visiting artists and talent.   Nominations and voting open through Jan. 29th at Global Artefacts by Eddie Wharez – Puerto Peñasco – Rocky Point, Son., Mex.


Feb 1 [Bank Holiday] in honor of Mexican Constitution Day (Feb 5)

carnaval-2016 Chili out there?  Rocky Point Weekend Rundown!February 4th – 9th CARNAVAL   ¡VIVA PEÑASCO, FIESTA Y CULTURA! After a short hiatus, the Puerto Peñasco Carnaval is back in 2016 and will be taking over the streets of Calle 13 & 12 for the celebration! Don’t miss out!

February 6th & 20th Mermaids Arts Market 10 am – 3 pm @ Shrimp Plaza

February 8th 2nd Annual BooBar 4 x 4 Poker Run Check with José @ Boo for more info and to sign up! Starting and ending point is at the Boo Feb 8th at 9am. T-shirts with route map!

February 13th – RioRoma en concierto @ Peñasco Expo Convention Center Tickets available at Convention Center Info: 638 382 8121

February 13th & 14th – Steps of Love Charity Golf Tournament – A benefit weekend for Steps of Love supporting children’s shelters in Puerto Peñasco and Sonoyta. Charity Golf Tournament at The Links at Las Palomas Feb. 13th 9 a.m. shotgun start Info at: (480) 420-8141

February 20th – 8th Annual Cholla Bay Sportsmen’s Club Golf Tournament   8:30 a.m. $85 US Info @ JJ’s Cantina

February 26th – 287th Tequila 150 by Southern Arizona Desert Racing

Whale Watching Season!

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Eco Fun Rentals:   Sunset cruises. Trips to Bird Island. City Tours. Pinacate tours. Contact them via email or visit offices inside Baja Cantina hotel in the Mirador

Del Mar Charters with Captain Oscar – Local 383 2802 US: (520) 407-6054   Check with Captain Oscar for other adventures including parasailing, fishing trips, etc. he’s got you covered on the water!

Peñasco Recreation Co. – city tours, adventures around Puerto Peñasco and beyond! Contact Russ Black to plan your next round of exploration – from the Tequila Factory to oyster farms, taco stand favorites, and back again!

About Time of Pacifica Charters with Captain Adolfo Perez – cel: 638 386 4345  Facebook: Captain Adolfo Perez

cedo Chili out there?  Rocky Point Weekend Rundown!Adventure with CEDO

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!

Free Natural History Talks @ CEDO: Tuesdays 2 p.m. (English)   4 p.m. (Español) & Saturdays 2 p.m. (Español) 4 p.m. (English)

SAM_0686 Chili out there?  Rocky Point Weekend Rundown!Visit the Pinacate (UNESCO World Heritage Site)

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. on patio of Café Puerto Viejo in the Old Port – No cost, bring a chair

If you have information you’d like to add, please let us know at Office: 383 1804, 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



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