Counting down to Navidad! Rocky Point Weekend Rundown

Sponsored this week by Plaza Fabiola Courtyard Boutique and Su Casa on “Rodeo (curios) Rd.”

For all your holiday needs!

Along with shimmering lights, posole, and ponche, the December holiday season in Mexico is also marked by  traditional daily pilgrimages leading up to the celebration of the Día de la Virgen Guadalupe (Dec 12th). These pilgrimages – which began Dec. 1st in the Old Port – are held every evening, culminating on the night of the 11th and bringing together different parts of the community for a procession alongside the patron saint of Mexico.  December also means posadas – or rather traditional holiday parties. While businesses and friends hold various sorts of posadas throughout the month of December, traditionally these begin on Dec. 16th and up through Christmas Eve – recalling the pilgrimage of the Holy Family Bethlehem in seeking room at the inn (the curios shops along “Rodeo” often traditional posadas during this time).   However you celebrate the holidays, we invite you to take a look at what’s up in Rocky Point. Let’s run down the weekend!

Dec. 8th – 11th  Yard Sale @ American Legion  9 am – 2 pm  (in the Mirador)

GARY JONES ART Exhibit – @ Municipal Art Gallery in Old Port (next to Colosio plaza) through Dec. 10

Holiday Drives!


*Dec. 12th – Día de la Virgen de Guadalupe *  (note – coincides with National Bankers Day (no banks)

Casa de la Cultura holiday performances @ Civic Auditorium (across from City Hall)

Dec. 13  Pastorela Navideña  5 p.m.

Dec. 15  Danzas Polinesias  5 p.m.

Dec. 16  Ballet Infantil  6 p.m.

Dec. 18  Concierto Navideño  by Municipal Music School  6 p.m.

Dec. 16th  Mermaid’s Arts Market (last one before Christmas!)  @ Shrimp Plaza  10 am – 3 pm

Dec. 16th  Cholla Bay Sportsmen’s Club  Christmas Fiesta & Light Parade  – starting around 7 p.m. from CBSC Clubhouse

Dec. 19th   9th Grand Christmas Concert – Puerto Peñasco Music Academy  7 p.m. @ Quinta Ventura Event Hall  100 pesos / adulto

Dec. 20th   Mariana Zatarain Centro Formativo de Danza presents “Carmen”  6 p.m. @ Peñasco del Sol


MONDAYS    @ Southside Jillz  – Horseshoes 1 p.m.

TUESDAYS is always 2fer @ Southside Jillz!

WEDNESDAYS   Golf special at The Club,18 holes $36 , food & beverages 2 X 1!

THURSDAYS    @ Southside Jillz  – Game Day starts around 1 p.m.

4 p.m. Connection Club happy hour on the patio at Puesta del Restaurant @ Playa Bonita

9:30ish…..  SAAALSA! With Agua de Coco @ El Tapeo Wine Bar


Stablefore SKINS game @ The Links golf course at Las Palomas 1 p.m.* (*time may vary) Info:

@ Southside Jillz  – 4 – 7 pm  Happy Hour with Bad A@@ music with Los Ponchos

EL BUCANERO – featuring LIVE MUSIC every Friday  from 7 p.m – 11 p.m.  Cumbia, norteña, salsa, a little bit of todo!  Calle No Reelección (across from Rosy’s Donuts)

Fridays & Saturdays @ Boo Bar in the Old Port –  Houseband DDO on weekends!

Fridays & Saturdays @ Tekila Bar in the Old Port – Los Ponchos straight outta Hermosillo starting around 9ish upstairs!


@ Southside Jillz  – BBQ night 5 p.m.  Music with Los Ponchos 7 – 10 pm

Cruises / Fishing / Charters / SUP / Scuba Diving / Tours

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

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

Federico’s Charters – Fishing charters, parasailing, whale watching, Bird Island trips, and more! 638 104 4813

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!

Rocky Point Divers – Scuba & Snorkeling Gear, rentals, certification classes, and all that jazz!

SUPing the Sea Paddleboard rentals and lessons   Call 480-465-6691

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! Info:   NOTE:  Some parts of CEDO offices remain under construction for remodeling, but be sure to stop by the gift shop and whale skeleton – and Nature Talks are back on!  UPCOMING NaturArte Eco Tours  Nov. 24th Exploring Morua Estuary  Nov. 25th Pinacate Adventure Tour

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.

Visitors Center of the Pinacate and Grand Desert of Altar Biosphere Reserve  (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./8:30 p.m. on patio of Café Puerto Viejo in the Old Port – No cost, bring a chair!

Coming up!


January Jam X  + Mexican Moonshine Golf Tournament!  (plus it’s somebody’s 50th bday we hear!!)

Jan. 12th & 13th  Chili Cook-offs @ Playa de Oro   Info at:  High Desert Pod

1/12/18 – 8th Playa de Oro CCO – Rocky Point
1/13/18 – 26th South of the Border Fun in the Sun International Open Championship


Superbowl Weekend!

Feb. 3rd   Festival de Mariscos “Fish Bowl” Seafood Fest @ Shrimp Plaza    Advance tickets available!

Feb. 5th   BooBar Annual Poker Run!  (*space is limited to sign up now!)

Feb. 17th  10th Annual Cholla Bay Sportsmen’s Club Golf Tournament @ Las Palomas Golf Course  8:30 a.m. Sign up / 9 a.m. Shotgun start  $90  Info:  Contact  Joe  Chuck  or Tony

Got info on an event?

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



You must be logged in to post a comment Login

Leave a Reply