It has been a warm one for sure this summer in Rocky Point! Believe it or not, Labor Day weekend is upon us! For many this means an “unofficial end” of summer and of course back-to-school…though Arizona folk have already been back in the classroom since early August (gasp!) For many around town, entering September means humidity is still hanging around the port for another few weeks and of course Mexican Independence Day on the 16th. September itself is known across the country as “mes patria” and colorful carts can be frequently spotted offering flags, sombreros, and folkloric dresses to any who stop by. September also means temperatures are nearer to cooling down and a whole slew of activities are about to take place in and around Puerto Peñasco, which can only mean it’s time to Rundown the Weekend!
Labor Day Weekend
29th – 30th SADR Off-Road racing is back for a Midnight Wreck run to include 4 laps on Friday night and 4 laps on Saturday night, run in the opposite direction on Saturday night. It will be a 24 mile course from Sandy beach to Cholla Bay. Check here http://racesadr.com/ for a map. Next SADR race is the Cholla 250 set for Oct. 24th – 25th
Red Cross Water Drive through Sept. 5th to collect drinking water for communities surrounding Río Sonora impacted by a recent chemical mining spill.
30th Mermaids Arts Market – Sonoran Spa Lobby 10 a.m. While it may be a little too warm for the mermaids to head back to Shrimp park, they’ll be set up on Saturday in the lobby of Sonoran Spa offering their treasures to all.
30th Adopt a Classroom boat trip. RESERVATIONS NEEDED!! Please email Barb O. a head count and she can send you a deposit link if you like. email@example.com This trip is subject to minimum. The cost is $60.00 per person. Departs from the Intrepid Marina at 8am, Aug 30. Sat. Bring your cooler, food , drinks and cameras.
31st Stacey Joy! A little bird told us we should plan to wrap up the weekend at Bandito’s around 8:30 p.m. with the fascinating music of Stacey Joy accompanied by Matheu DeSilva on percussion. Joy put on a great concert at El Tapeo Wine Bar on Aug. 16th and has been taking in the warm sands of Puerto Peñasco ever since. A great evening for sure! Come to Stacey Joy’s farewell Peñasco concert Sunday night. Last chance to watch her perform before she heads back to the states to record her new album.
Other ideas to keep cool
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
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Catch a movie at CitiCinemas – CitiCinemas (Sub = subtitles in Spanish / Dob = dubbed) By the way, Wednesdays are 2 x 1 if you’re here during the week!
CEDO Natural History Talks
– Every Tuesday, Natural History Talk: 2 pm in English/ 4 pm in Spanish, FREE
– Every Saturday, Natural History Talk: 4 pm in English/ 2 pm in Spanish, FREE
September 5th – Chamber of Commerce (CANACO) Grand Business EXPO 5 p.m. – 10 p.m. in front of the CANACO offices on East side of Shrimp park. More than 60 businesses who participated in the Chamber of Commerce’s 2014 “If we buy in Peñasco, we all Win” campaign will be on hand to help promote shopping locally.
Sept. 5th La Tomasa Ska Band 9 p.m. @ Pikaros Bar (on the way to the Mirador) 30 pesos La Tomasa Ska Band hailing from Mexicali, Baja California, most recently visited Puerto Peñasco over the 4th of July weekend for a Summer Beach Party and will be rocking with reggae and ska well into the night.
Sept. 6th Mago de Oz – The Wizard of Oz Musical in Puerto Peñasco (in Spanish) The musical, which has been touring the country, makes its way to Puerto Peñasco’s new EXPO Convention Center for two presentations, 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. Tickets are available at the Convention Center: General tickets 60 pesos, Plata/silver 90 pesos, VIP 120 pesos
Sept 15th – pre-Independence Day festivities with the traditional “GRITO” from City Hall that night! ¡VIVA!
Sept. 27th Gran Baile with Sonora Dinamita – 8 p.m. – The Puerto Peñasco Mar de Cortez Rotary Club presents an amazing night of music and dance scheduled to take place at the EXPO Convention Center. Proceeds to help with purchase of ambulance for the general hospital, contribution to city dialysis unit, and area school buses. Tickets available at EXPO Convention Center and with local Rotary members General: 200 pesos VIP: 250 pesos
4th OTL Softball
8th – 12th BOOMERFESTDAYS More information, tickets, and lodging reservations: www.boomerfestdays.com10th – 12th Angler of the Year Phase III – Information at JJ’s Cantina (Yes, it’s open!)
11th Mark Mulligan with David Sheehy at Caribbean Parrot starting at 5 p.m.
11th – 12th Rocky Point Challenge – Piñata Regatta
24th – 26th 37th El Golfo Run by the Rocky Point Times info:
25th 9th Annual San Peregrino Cancer Walk
25th Legends of Volleyball tournaments by Outtatown Productions
25th Dirty Beach Mud Run
Nov. 3rd Fall Fashion Show with Naomi Creations – Time and Place to be announced
Nov. 6th – 9th 14th Rocky Point Rally™
Dec. 9th Dr. César Lozano “Mujeres difíciles, hombres complicados” at Las Palomas Beach & Golf Resort
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