April in Rocky Point. Terrific weather, an inviting sea, and a whirlwind of weekend activities make Spring an absolutely wonderful time to be in Rocky Point! Speaking of whirlwind activity, local and state level political campaigns officially opened up on April 5th and will run through June 3rd in anticipation of the June 7th elections. With that in mind, you never know when you may come across a local campaigning parade or gathering, but you’ll surely notice the new billboards around town. While we’re on the topic of noticing things around town, be sure to check out the new BIENVENIDOS monument at the entrance to town (intersection of Blvd. Juarez and No Reelección), plus…yes, ongoing roadwork and curious detours. Getting around town and into the Old Port can certainly be done and just takes some additional patience and good tires.
Some driving tips:
– When coming from Sonoyta, veer right toward Laguna del Mar in order to meet up with Coastal Highway (turn left at stop sign after railroad tracks) and toward Sandy Beach. Fastest route to condos along Sandy Beach and Cholla Bay.
– Toward Las Conchas and east sides of town – turn left on Blvd. Josefa at first stop light (Blvd. Juarez detour). *Turn right at second stop sign to double-back to finished part of Blvd. Juarez and into town – or continue on Blvd. Josefa to eventually meet up with Blvd. Fremont
– IMPORTANT! New road work on Blvd. Juarez along stretch from railroad tracks near Circle K, past City Hall, and up to anchor heading toward port. Parts of this area are open (along dirt road) though extra caution encouraged at stoplight/intersection of Blvd. Fremont and Blvd. Juarez where pavement has been removed in prep for new roads. *Detour on East side of Shrimp Plaza (road in front of Fire Department)*
Ok, still with us? Let’s run down the Weekend!
April 16th – TIBURONES BASEBALL! Yes, the Tiburones headed back to the field this week as the Liga Norte de México gets the season underway! The first home series wraps up tonight against the Langosteros of Rosarito. Games start around 7 p.m. Upcoming home games: April 24 – 26 vs. Toritos of Tijuana, and May 1st – 3rd vs. Freseros of San Quintin. Check the schedule at: LNM Rol de Juegos and check out the home team on Facebook at Club Tiburones de Pto Peñasco
April 18th 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Shrimp Plaza Mermaids & Pirate Extravaganza at the Mermaids Arts Market with zydeco music by The Bayou Brothers (San Diego, CA)! Final Mermaids Arts Market of the season. Be sure to pick up tickets at the Mermaids Market for the evening’s concert @Banditos There will be parking available on east, north, and south sides of Shrimp Park – don’t let the roads fool you. Use the handy Treasure Map
April 18th 8th Annual CBSC Horseshoe Tournament in Cholla Bay Play! Raffles! Prizes! Win! Players $20 US / Spectators $10 US Portion of Proceeds to benefit local Red Cross Sign up 8 – 9:30 a.m., Tourney play starts at 9:30 a.m. More info at: email@example.com
April 18th – The Bayou Brothers @ Banditos 6 p.m. (pre-sale $10 US @ Mermaids Market / $15 US @ door / VIP Balcony $30 US) Reservations and info – Contact Russ & Naomi Black: 044-638-113-4591 Email at: firstname.lastname@example.org
April 18th Sea Merchants Irish Rock @ Beach Bum! 8 – 11 p.m.
April 25th – Rocky Point Triathlon www.rockypointtri.com
April 25th – OBSC 29th Annual Bash & BBQ 2 p.m. – 7 p.m. Cholla Community Clubhouse in Cholla Bay ALL ARE WELCOME!
April 25th – 9 p.m. Obra de teatro – Afrodita – historias en femenino plural Casa de la Playa en Las Conchas 100 pesos
April 26th – 6 p.m. Obra de teatro infantil La Vaca Cantante ITSPP auditorio 80 pesos
April 30th – Hansel y Gretel Theater @ EXPO Convention Center (International Children’s Day!) Shows @ 3 p.m. & 6 p.m. Tickets 70 pesos
Other Spring Adventures
EcoFun Rentals: email@example.com
Stand-Up Paddle Boards – hourly and daily rentals with Rocky Point SUP Rentals Tel: 638 384 4248
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!
Upcoming trips: April 18 – Tide Pools Tour, May 2 – Kayak the Morúa Estuary, May 9 – Schuk Toak Visitor Center and Dunes Tour (Pinacate), May 16 – Tide Pools Tour, May 23 – Pinacate Tour
Free Natural History Talks @ CEDO: Tuesdays 2 p.m. (English) 4 p.m. (Español) & Saturdays 2 p.m. (Español) 4 p.m. (English)
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: firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com
CineMartes Tuesday Art Film Nights
8/8:30 p.m. on patio of Café Puerto Viejo in the Old Port – No cost, bring a chair
Heading toward Summer
May 1st – 3rd Rocky Point Times’ El Golfo Run (Reservations and info firstname.lastname@example.org)
May 1st – 3rd Tiburones vs. Freseros of San Quintin
May 2nd – Taste of Peñasco & T.O.P. Chef! For booth space and to donate raffle prizes please contact Rosie Glover (booths – 638 386 9081 email@example.com) and/or John Fowler via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 602-840-1528.
May 2nd – OBSC 3rd Off-Road Poker Run starting @ 9 a.m. Cholla Bay Community Center
May 2nd – JJ’s Bathtub races @ JJ’s Cantina
May 2nd – Vida Joven Cinco de Mayo Fiesta 5 p.m. – 9 p.m. – Plaza la Madre (next to baseball stadium)
May 2nd – 2nd Expo Bacanora @ Bacanora Grill 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. ¡SALUD!
May 2nd – 3rd Cinco de Mayo Regatta (Fleet 66)
CBSC 60th Annual Fishing Derby – May 7th – 10th; May 21st – 23rd; Fish Fry and Awards May 24th More info at: email@example.com
May 9th – Chili Cookoff @ JJ’s Cantina + Garage Sale 8 a.m. – 2 p.m.
May 15th – 16th Tequila 150 by Southern Arizona Desert Racing
May 16th – JJ’s One club open Info: www.jjscantina.com
May 22nd – 24th – Memorial Day Music Festival @ Banditos 3 days! 6 bands! 1 great weekend!
May 23rd – Dirty Beach Mud Run @ Rocky Point Speedway Register at: www.dirtybeachmudrun.com
May 23rd – 24th – Expo Peques @ EXPO Convention Center
* June 7th * Election day in Mexico (Dry law in effect – No alcohol sales)
June 11th – 14th Roger Clyne & the Peacemakers Circus Mexicus! www.circusmexicus.net
June 13th – Over the Line Softball Info – contact John Fowler 620-840-1528 OTL Fall coming October 24
June 19th – 21st 9th Las Palomas Anniversary Golf Tournament – Info: firstname.lastname@example.org
CEDO Wet Feet Camp (English) June 11th – 15th / Bilingual Camp July 2nd – 6th Info: cedointercultural.org
…into the Fall
Nov. 7th Funkalicious Volleyball
November 11th – 15th 15th Anniversary Rocky Point Rally www.rockypointrally.com
Looking for upcoming events in Rocky Point? Check out our Event Calendar! If you have information you’d like to add, please let us know at email@example.com 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 RockyPoint360.com to get all our articles and announcements and/or Like us on Facebook at Rocky Point 360