Rocky Point Weekend Rundown! RockTober!

Once again, October brings with it a fanfare of music and we are ready to get started! In addition to Trop-Rock and Rock this weekend, on Sunday the local Music Academy will be performing at Plaza la Madre, and the 5th Jazz & Art Festival is just around the corner.

Let’s get right to it, and head into the Weekend Rundown:

Oct. 3rd – 7 p.m. CEDO Environmental Movie Night (part of their First Thursdays series, presenting films for FREE each month) Tonight’s show is: Wall-E

Oct. 4th

Get the day started by joining the Trash Mob – mobsters gather at 8:30 a.m. at the Club Playa Gym (Realty Network de Mexico) along Blvd. Fremont #281

mark-mulligan-oct013-150x150 Rocky Point Weekend Rundown! RockTober!A night of music with trop-rocker Mark Mulligan gets started at Caribbean Parrot (on Ave. Sinaloa just up from Capone’s) at 5 p.m. with local musician Jesse Gerardo. Next week Jesse will be headed to Nogales for a 25th anniversary celebration as a musician, so what better way to sing for us here in Rocky Point than to open up for Mark Mulligan!  Mark takes the stage around 6 p.m. No entry though donations will be collected at the door for a number of local charities (supported by the Las Conchas Community Relations Committee).

RCPM-October-Rocky-Point-150x150 Rocky Point Weekend Rundown! RockTober!On Friday night the music continues from near the Mirador to out in Cholla Bay. Roger Clyne & the Peacemakers are bringing Acousticus to our shores for two great nights of music. On Friday, things get started at 9 p.m. at JJ’s Cantina in Cholla Bay. We hear there may be a few tickets left at the door.

Oct. 5th

After a night of music, get up and head back to JJ’s to pick out a club (yes, just one club) for their biannual One Club Open.  The low tide is set for the morning, with start time around 7 a.m. but be sure to check with Joe at JJ’s to sign up.

If you happen to be in the malecón sometime early afternoon, swing by the Beach Bum for more music as the day marches toward sunset.

At 8 p.m., Roger Clyne & the Peacemakers will be back at it with a surely to be sold-out performance at Wrecked at the Reef.  Check to see if tickets are still available:

Oct. 6th

carrera-pelicanos5-150x150 Rocky Point Weekend Rundown! RockTober!Following a weekend of music, grab a bicycle on Sunday and join the Pelicanos de Peñasco bike club to help celebrate their 5th Anniversary.  Both men’s and women’s categories take off at 8 a.m. from the Barclin’s Circle K along the Puerto Peñasco – Sonoyta Highway.

In town, from 4 p.m. – 8 p.m., visit Plaza la Madre to hear the work of young musicians from the local Music Academy. There will be food for sale, part of fundraising efforts for the Academy to purchase more instruments.

Looking ahead

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

jazzart-oct-11-12-13-403x620 Rocky Point Weekend Rundown! RockTober!Oct. 11th – Back to the Beach Bash! @ Caribbean Parrot  Reception starts at 6 p.m.  Food, Auction, Dancing!  Proceeds to benefit Las Conchas Community Relations Charities.

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

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

Oct. 12th – CEDO Beach Clean-up

Oct. 12th – Rocky Point Medical Clinics (Volunteer translators sought): The September clinic was huge, over 200 people served. Thank you to all the faithful volunteers! The next clinic is October 12 at the rail road track site. This is a fairly new area for us and a great place to start our fall clinics. Let them know if you are interested in volunteering.

Oct. 12thInSANDity Beach Obstacle Course with proceeds going to local DIF  Only $20 US to take on this beach Obstacle Course!!

Oct. 12th – 13th AZ Multihull Fleet 24 & Tucson catamaran  Rocky Point Challenge Piñata Regatta 

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Sandra & Tom O’Hare of Rocky Point Times
Photo: Karen Aldridge (Rocky Point Calendar)

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

Message from Sandy @ Rocky Point Times:

YES, THE Rocky Point Times Newspaper “EL GOLFO RUN” IS STILL ON FOR OCT 18-19-20. (as per Tom O’Hare’s wishes) Please make your reservations with  (# of people, # of rooms needed, what vehicle you will be driving)

Oct. 17th- 18th  Wine Tasting at El Tapeo featuring Vinos ATP from Baja California. Reservations recommended.

Oct. 18th  MEMUCO in Puerto Peñasco – Rise against Extinction

Oct. 18th – 20th Octoberfest Golf Challenge @ Peninsula  Mayan Palace

Oct. 19th  Mermaid’s Arts Market is back!  1st and 3rd Saturdays 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. at Shrimp Plaza (through May)

Oct. 26thDirty Beach Mud Run

Oct. 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


2013-rally-poster-405x620 Rocky Point Weekend Rundown! RockTober!Nov. 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!

Nov. 2nd  Mermaid’s (Arts) Market

Nov. 4th – Fall Fashion Show – featuring winners from the Altered Ropa clothing challenge!  Baja Cantina & Hotel

Nov. 7th – 10th   13th Annual Rocky Point Rally!!!  Keep up on all official details at  and on Facebook at:  Rocky Point

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

Nov. 9th  Fall Fiesta at CEDO!

Nov. 16th  Mermaid’s (Arts) Market

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

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  – 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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