November is here! Yeah, we can’t believe it either.
November 1st and 2nd in Mexico honor the traditional Day of the Dead, the 1st being dedicated to young children who have gone before us and November 2nd is Día de los Muertos when families and friends flock to cemeteries to remember all of their loved ones. Here in Puerto Peñasco, on Nov. 2nd local cemeteries reflect nearly a festive atmosphere with vendors selling food, flowers, and treats outside the walls while others clean off and decorate graves throughout the day, culminating with candles and often music at night. Numerous homes and local businesses also display elaborate altars honoring loved ones. It is a beautiful time of the year!
Nov. 1st – The newly revamped Lounge above the Lighthouse will be having a Halloween party, featuring the spectacular musical talents of Chico, Pino, Richard, Ricardo, y más.
Nov. 2nd – Día de los Muertos
Trash Mob! Join them this Saturday Nov.2 @ 9-10:30 am Grab some gloves and find the Trash Mobsters on Blvd. Fremont at Club Playa
Mermaid’s Market – Enjoy the work of local artists displayed across Shrimp Plaza from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Outtatown Productions Volleyball will be taking over the beach in front of Playa Bonita in the morning for their Día de los Muertos tournament. That evening, EVERYONE is invited to present their best Day of the Dead look at a Day of the Dead celebration party from 7 p.m. – 11 p.m.
6 p.m. Casa de la Cultura presents its 2nd Altar Contest and candlelight procession to the docks. Evening is to also include a number of cultural presentations.
Our friends over at Latitude 31 share with us they plan to start up salsa nights – the dance, not what you put on your chips folks! This will start up this Saturday, Nov. 2nd around 10 p.m. Ask Cindy or Mike for more details!
5 p.m. Pelicanos cycle club invites everyone to a 10 km route commemorating the Dia de los Muertos. Departing at 5 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 3rd, from Plaza de la Madre (next to baseball stadium). The idea is for folks to come out dressed as Catrinas, skeletons, etc.
Pelicanos club de ciclismo hará una RUTA CONMEMORATIVA AL DIA DE MUERTOS el domingo, 3 de noviembre, serán 10 km, saliendo de la Plaza de la Madre a las 5 pm. La idea es ir disfrazados de calaberas y catrinas etc.!!
8 p.m. Laberinto concert at Chamizal
1 p.m. Fall Fashion show @ Baja Hotel & Cantina with the wondrous upcycling creations of Naomi Black, Casa Turquesa, plus the winner of the October Altered Ropa Challenge!
Nov. 9th Funkalicious Volleyball is bringing bikinis to the weekend bike fest with their annual Fall volleyball extravaganza in front of Las Palomas
Nov. 9th CEDO’s Fall Festival with an auction, dancing, dinner, and more. Tickets $25 US 5 p.m. – Midnight!
Plus – in November!
Nov. 16th & 17th Buen Fin! This holiday weekend in Mexico is known among shoppers as “buen fin” given great deals at shops across the country (think about this as like the day after Thanksgiving in the U.S.) The local Chamber of Commerce (CANACO) is teaming up with the City’s office of Economic Development for a Buen Fin fair that weekend to help promote local businesses! Be sure to come out!
Nov. 16th Mermaid’s Arts Market @ Shrimp Plaza
Nov. 20th Mexican Day of the Revolution (Monday, Nov. 18th is a bank holiday)
Nov. 22nd Southern Arizona Desert Racing – SADR presents the Cholla 250 (22nd and 23rd) Info at: SADR
Nov. 23rd Fundraiser Fest & Salsa “cook-off” in Shrimp Plaza – fundraising for El Buen Samaritano Church located in the neighborhood of San Rafael.
Nov. 29th…. surprise music talent coming back to town (Hint – check out the November issue of JoinUs!)
Nov 30th – Patti Springer Art in the Park in Las Conchas!! 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Nov. 30th DIF’s traditional Black & White Ball
7th & 21st – Mermaid’s Arts Market at Shrimp Park
Mermaid’s Market 1st and 3rd Saturdays
Chili Cook-off (MLK weekend near Playa de Oro RV)
RCPM’s January Jam! Jan. 24th & 25th
Mermaid’s Market 1st and 3rd Saturdays*
Taste of Peñasco – Feb. 15th
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