Rocky Point Weekend Rundown! Independence Day VIVA!

By Shandra Keesecker-Rivero

If you speak to many old-timers in town, they can tell you in addition to the festive Independence Day fireworks of September 15th and the beginning of shrimp season, a change of temperature often graces Puerto Peñasco right around mid-September. This is not a promise, mind you, just a common experience. Under continuous sunny skies, temperatures in Puerto Peñasco only days before Independence Day are registering just under 100°F and with humidity at about 40%. Mornings and evenings offer refreshing respite and there’s a slight breeze coming in off the sea, so let’s head into the Rocky Point Weekend Rundown.

This weekend in Mexico is all about Independence Day festivities!gran-velada-mexicana-16sept-479x620 Rocky Point Weekend Rundown! Independence Day VIVA!

Tonight, Sept. 12th Ramón’s at Sonoran Sea will be the site for a Mexican Fiesta – Gran Velada Mexicana from 8 – 12 p.m. This fundraiser for Esperanza para los niños Children’s Home, organized by AJSonora, will include a night of mariachi and the astounding voice of Sonoran singer Mauricio Ruiz.  Tickets are 200 pesos. VIVA!

Sept. 15th – Plan to head over to City Hall around 7ish to take in the community atmosphere of music, food, flags, dance, and fireworks!

Around 10:00 p.m. a group of “Independence Day heroes” such as Doña Josefa Ortiz de Domínguez, Miguel banderas-de-septiembre-620x413 Rocky Point Weekend Rundown! Independence Day VIVA! Hidalgo, and Ignacio Allende, among others who will be setting out from the intersection of Calle 13 and Blvd. Benito Juarez and make their way to City Hall. There they’ll meet up with the mayor, joining him for the reenactment of the “Grito” and ringing of the Independence Day bell. VIVA! There will also be a “jail” set up in the parking lot of OOMAPAS (near TelCel) for the reenactment of freeing prisoners to join the famed Call for Mexico’s Independence, begun in 1810.

On Sept. 16th, Mayor Gerardo Figueroa Zazueta will present his first Mayoral Address.

September is also fotoSeptiembre throughout Mexico, celebrating photographers and their work! September 18th – 30th: Socorro Gonzalez Bajaras Photo exhibition at the Superior Technological Institute Inauguration Sept. 18th 7 p.m. ITSPP

Planning for Fall

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4thMark Mulligan in concert for one night only at the Caribbean Parrot

4th & 5th – Roger Clyne and the Peacemakers are coming to town for one night out at JJ’s and another at Wrecked. Limited tickets available:

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6th – Pelicanos Cycling Club 5th Anniversary Race

8th – Unveiling of contestant work in the Altered Ropa contest (at the Uncommon Women on Common Ground gathering)  Baja Cantina Hotel

11th – 13th  5th Jazz & Arts Festival at Peñasco del Sol Hotel

11th – 13th Angler of the Year – Phase III – JJ’s Cantina

12thInSANDity Beach Obstacle Course with some proceeds going to local DIF

12th – 13th AZ Multihull Fleet 24 & Tucson catamaran  Rocky Point Challenge 

18th – 20th  Rocky Point Times  El Golfo Run – Reservations needed – Contact Rocky Point Times for specific information

26thDirty Beach Mud Run

26th – OTL Softball on the sands near the Reef. Contact John Fowler of the Santa Claus club for details and to register. 602-840-1528


2ndOuttaTownProductions and Hard Driven present Dia De Los Muertos (Day of the Dead) themed beach volleyball tournament providing fours and twos for all levels! Plus, they’ll be hosting a Day of the Dead DANCE PARTY at Playa Bonita, open to all!

4th – Fall Fashion Show – featuring winners from the Altered Ropa clothing challenge!

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9thFunkalicious Volleyball hits the beaches of Las Palomas Beach & Golf Resort for # X!

20th Mexican Day of the Revolution (Monday, Nov. 18th is a bank holiday)

Day after Thanksgiving – It’s the Patti Springer Art in the Park in Las Conchas!!

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   or 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.



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