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Beginning July 1st, Puerto Peñasco will be celebrating the 90th Anniversary since it was originally founded in 1927 (becoming a municipality about 30 years later). Mayor Kiko Munro detailed several activities are planned from July 1st – 14th, which include artistic and cultural presentations as well as commemorative ceremonies in honor of city founders and distinguished individuals that have contributed to Puerto Peñasco’s development.
“Peñasco has its history and identity,” he emphasized, detailing “The first settlers came to Puerto Peñasco in the 1920s, transforming it over the years into a fishing village. This went on to become one of the most important cities in the fishing sector, and in the last three decades has become the most important tourist destination for northwestern Mexico and the southwestern U.S.”
The fifteen days of artistic and cultural activities will include talks as to the history of Puerto Peñasco and region, together with participation of the Sonoran Cultural Institute (ISC), the National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH), the Sonoran History Society, as well as the National Commission for the Development of Indigenous Peoples (CDI).
10 a.m. – Inauguration @ Municipal Auditorium
11 a.m. “Origin of Time” with Tohono O’odham @ Municipal Auditorium
July 3rd – 5th 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. First History Symposium of Puerto Peñasco “On the way towards our Centennial”
July 7th – 9th 2017 Festival Puerto Peñasco
July 10th 9 am – 5 p.m. Visits to Schuk Toak Visitors Center of the Pinacate and Grand Altar Biosphere Reserve
July 11th 8:30 p.m. CineMartes in the Old Port