Spring has sprung in Puerto Peñasco! The annual Red Cross fundraising drive is underway (to run through the end of April) and Spring fever is starting to grip both residents and visitors alike, all looking to spend longer days at the beach. What better way to start than with a three-day weekend? Important: Monday, March 18th is a bank holiday here in Mexico, commemorating the birth of Benito Juarez, Mexico’s iconic President who led the country through trying times of the Reform War and French Intervention in the early 1860s. Though he was born on March 21st, the official holiday has been moved to Monday, March 18th.
Speaking of Spring, keep your eye out on March 21st for elementary school students dressed up as flowers, bunnies, baby chicks, and frogs parading through town to welcome la Primavera! Then, on March 22nd, students from across the country will enter the much longed for Semana Santa break (Holy Week). Vacationers from across northwestern Mexico are sure to flock to Peñasco’s beaches, malecón, and race up competition hill – all coinciding with the final week of AZ Spring Breaks! Whew!
Let’s get to the Weekend Rundown!
Spring Break fiestas are still taking place all over town! Be sure to check out our tips on Where to go and What to do!
March 14 – 19: Outtatown Production’s InSANDity got underway on Thursday, March 14th over by Princesa condos on Sandy Beach. Course is open daily to all from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. so head over for a chance to run, crawl, climb, and slide.
March 15 – 17
Cholla Bay Sportsmen’s Club Fishing Derby! (Additional dates: April 11 – 14, May 3 – 5, and May 23 – 25 plus Fish Fry May 26th)
The Mud Run over by the Reef is back! This course offers challenging obstacles that wind around the racetrack at Thunder on the Beach, up through the desert hills, and back down to welcome tequila/water stops before the grand finale replete with…you guessed it… Mud!
If racing is your thing, be sure to keep your eyes peeled for SADR’s (Southern Arizona Desert Racing) Sand Storm 300 which promises 150 mile laps on new terrain (starting point somewhere behind the condos on Sandy Beach).
Mermaid’s Art Market – The Mermaids are back at Plaza del Camarón (at the corner of Blvd. Juarez and Blvd. Fremont) 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. *Mermaid’s Market is every first and third Saturday of the month*
Rocky Point Medical Clinic – March clinic to be held at Church of God. The clinic, which is to run from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. is always looking for volunteers to assist with translation so if your Español is up to par, and you’d like to help, please contact Susie Stavros at email@example.com Upcoming clinic dates can be found at www.rockypointmedicalclinics.com. Plus, look for them on Facebook.
1 p.m. Traditional Mexican Rodeo with riders from San Luis, Sonoyta, and Puerto Peñasco. Where? Esplanade behind Hot Point Hotel, just off Blvd. Benito Juarez, with activities beginning at 1 p.m. Entrance just 50 pesos and kids are free
March 18th – Bank Holiday!
March 30th – Las Conchas Bocce Ball Tournament
Semana Santa weeks: March 24 – April 6
April 6 JJ’s Bathtub Races
April 6 Mermaid’s Market
April 6 Cholla Bay Sportsmen’s Club Horseshoe Tournament – If the shoe fits, throw it!
April 6 Uncle Skate has its 4th Annual Atomic Crew Skate Event for the 2nd weekend of Semana Santa Additional info: Contact Dean Wegner from Uncle Skate DEAN43AZ@aol.com 602-774-1111 Plus, check out Uncle Skate’s page: www.uncleskate.org
April 6 & 7 OuttaTownProductions Retro Volleyball
April 12th – 13th Camino del Padre Kino: Camping at El Pinacate
April 19th III International Day of Dance Celebration
April 20 Funkalicious Volleyball in front of Las Palomas
April 27 JJ’s One club Open
April 27 – 28 Arizona MultiHull Fleet 42 Sailing “Cinco de Mayo” – Playa Bonita R.V. Park, Rocky Point, Mexico.
May 3 – 5 El Golfo Run (Rocky Point Times)
May 3 – 5 Rocky Point Riders Beach Biker Fest (did someone say Spring bike rally?)
May 4 Mariachi and Tequila Fest
May 18 Tequila 125 Off Road racing (SADR)
May 15 – 19 Uniting Nations Cup
May 25 Sonoran Resorts 2nd Las Vegas Charity Night!
Roger Clyne and the Peacemakers Circus Mexicus XXII June 6 – 9, 2013
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