Up, up, and away! Rocky Point Weekend Rundown!

Sponsored this week by The Club Golf Course at Islas del Mar

Puerto Peñasco’s spot is secured on the map this weekend as our own Peñasco pride Juan Francisco “Gallo” Estrada will strive for the super flyweight WBC title this Saturday just outside Los Angeles. You better believe this whole town will be watching! Plus, as we enter this final weekend of February (yes, I know…already?) there’s plenty going on around Puerto Peñasco from sea, land, or air!  Let’s get to it and run down the weekend, and sway those Mexican flags as the 24th is Flag Day!


Tonight! Feb. 21st Latin Jazz Night @ El Tapeo Wine Bar featuring Avril y los Vatos Jazz and renowned jazz musician/composer Armando “Kennedy” Noriega   7 p.m.  No cover

Saturday evenings through February!  Stacey Joy @ Citrón Restaurant at Las Palomas Beach & Golf Resort starting at 6 p.m.  Enjoy the sultry Americana sounds of Stacey’s acoustic soul, voted Best Americana Artist at the 2017 New Mexico Music Awards.

Feb. 23rd  – 25th  Balloon Fest – Ruta del Globo – Get advance vehicle tickets @ Café Puerto Viejo in the Old Port (across from Thrifty)

Friday 23rd & Saturday 24th

7:00 am – Inflating of balloons and take-off  from Islas del Mar (formerly Laguna del Mar)  parking near The Club Golf Course clubhouse
2:00 pm – Gates open – Family picnic
5:00 pm – Live music, food, children’s area
7:00 pm – Balloon exhibition and light show
8:00 pm – Live music, food, children’s area

Sunday Feb. 25th

7:00 am – Inflating of balloons and take-off
Info: larutadelglobo@gmail.com

Feb. 22 – 24  VI Firefighters State Baseball Championship @ Estadio Francisco León Garcia (main baseball stadium in town)

Feb. 24th   Mexican Flag Day!

Feb. 24th  3 KM “Roll”  Rodada de 3 KM  8:30 a.m. depart from Malecon – rollerskates, bicycle, skateboard – pick your passion!

Feb. 24th  Tianguis Cultural – Cultural Market on the malecón  10 am – 5 pm  Enjoy work done by local artists plus on-site painting expos Feb. 24th!  Gallo vs Srisaket Sor Rungvisai!  Catch the fight @ your favorite watering hole / sports bar!  HBO 7:30 p.m.

Feb. 24th – Rodrigo Mercado @ Los Martinez near the boat docks (right after the Gallo fight) singer/songwriter and composer of the “Corrido of Gallito Estrada”

Feb. 25th   Las Conchas Yard Sale!  11 am – 3 pm    Section 7 Lots 34 & 35 (Casa en la Playa)   Donate items or reserve a space:  Contact Bonnie or Ronda  382-0029   honlewis@aol.com

Feb. 25th   The Annual Eddie Awards just before sunset on the malecon  recognizing artistic achievements from the past year!


Fridays – Seashell Museum NOW OPEN! New project by Naomi Black of the Mermaid’s Market! 10 am to 5 pm    114 Ramon Figueroa Col. Lopez Portillo

March 1st – 4th  Vive Peñasco “Carnavalesque” festivities

March 1st – Carnaval coronation @ Quinta Ventura

Daily parades!  March 2nd & 3rd –  5 p.m. / March 4th  4 p.m.  starting in front of Shrimp Park, heading north along Blvd. Juarez to carnival ride area (López Portillo intersection)

March 2nd – Baile 8 p.m. @ El Chamizal  Gran Jefe Tropicalisimo*

March 3rd – baile 8 p.m. @ El Chamizal  La Pauta Azul*

*pre-sale tickets available at Municipal DIF offices


March 1st – 50s Sock Hop @ Latitude 31  4 p.m. to benefit Adopt-a-Classroom

March 3rdCBSC Annual Game Night in Cholla Bay  6 p.m. @ Clubhouse

March 3rdSkullyz Cantina 3rd Anniversary Fiesta!  Starting from 5 p.m.

March 3rd & 17th   Mermaids Market @ Shrimp Park

Spring Breaks & Semana Santa

ASU / U of A  March 4th – 10th,  NAU  March 18th – 24th

Semana Santa (schools out for 2 weeks) March 25th – April 7th

*Easter Weekend (busiest time in town)  March 29th – April 1st*

March 17th  Skate Fest @ Pinacate Skate Park

March 17th – 18th  2018 AGA Member weekend @ Vidanta of Mayan Palace

March 23rd & 24th  @ BooBar   “The Hourglass Cats”  8 pm – 11 pm 

March 23rd & 24th @ Tekila Bar  “DL Marble & the Outlaw Seahorses”  8 pm

March 23rd & 24th  Country nights @ Shark Bite featuring Backroads Band out of Tucson  9 p.m.

March 22nd – 25th  South of the Border Festival  (S.O.B. Festival 2018)



April 7th    Mermaid´s Arts final Market of the season!  10 am – 3 pm @ Shrimp Park

April 7th Cholla Bay Sportsmen’s Club Annual Horseshoe Tournament    *Sign up deadline March 31st!**

April 7th  Young Life “Vida Joven” fundraiser annual dinner

April 14th –  Charanga “Soap Box” Derby for Casa Hogar    2 p.m. Registration opens Feb. 11th   Entries: 600 pesos per team  (driver must be 16 years or older)  Registration info available at info@rockypoint360.com

April 27th – 29th Santa Claus Cornhole Tourney Weekend  For more information, sponsorship opportunities and and registration, contact John Fowler  santaclausclub@hotmail.com

April 27th & 28th  Moonshine Voodoo @ BooBar Cantina in the Old Port  8 p.m.


May 5th  Rocky Point Triathlon 

May 5th  Bacanora Fest

May 5th  Cinco de Mayo Regatta Fleet 66

May 11th – 13th    12th Annual Las Palomas Anniversary Golf Tournament @ The Links


June 7th – 10th    CIRCUS MEXICUS – Roger Clyne & the Peacemakers are getting back up to do it all over again!   www.circusmexicus.net


MONDAYS    @ Southside Jillz  – Horseshoes 1 p.m.

TUESDAYS is always 2fer @ Southside Jillz!

WEDNESDAYS   Golf special at The Club,18 holes $36 , food & beverages 2 X 1!

THURSDAYS    @ Southside Jillz  – Game Day starts around 1 p.m.

4 p.m. Connection Club happy hour on the patio at Puesta del Restaurant @ Playa Bonita

9:30ish…..  SAAALSA! With Agua de Coco @ El Tapeo Wine Bar


Stablefore SKINS game @ The Links golf course at Las Palomas 1 p.m.* (*time may vary) Info: ltorres@laspalomasresort.net

@ Southside Jillz  – 4 – 7 pm  Happy Hour with Bad A@@ music with Los Ponchos

Fridays & Saturdays @ Boo Bar in the Old Port –  Houseband DDO on weekends!

Fridays & Saturdays @ Tekila Bar in the Old Port – Los Ponchos straight outta Hermosillo starting around 9ish upstairs!


@ Southside Jillz  – BBQ night 5 p.m.  Music with Los Ponchos 7 – 10 pm

Cruises / Fishing / Charters / SUP / Scuba Diving / Tours

Del Mar Charters with Captain Oscar – Local 383 2802 US: (520) 407-6054 www.delmarcharters.com oscar@delmarcharters.com

EcoFun Rentals  – sunset cruise, splash cruises, Bird Island, Pinacate tours  www.ecofunrentals.com

Federico’s Charters – Fishing charters, parasailing, whale watching, Bird Island trips, and more! www.federicosealand.com federparasail@hotmail.com 638 104 4813

Rocky Point Fishing Club – Fishing trips, sunset cruises, jet skis, Bird Island, and more. MX 638 383 6525 US. 602 386 69 14 www.rockypointfishingclub.com

Peñasco Recreation Co. – city tours, adventures around Puerto Peñasco and beyond! mexicoruss@gmail.com www.penascorecreation.com

Rocky Point Divers – Scuba & Snorkeling Gear, rentals, certification classes, and all that jazz!

SUPing the Sea Paddleboard rentals and lessons   Call 480-465-6691


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! Info: www.cedo.org   NOTE:  Some parts of CEDO offices remain under construction for remodeling, but be sure to stop by the gift shop and whale skeleton – and Nature Talks are back on!

CEDO offers FREE! Nature Talks that include a Tour of the CEDO Field Station twice a week in English and in Spanish. The English talks are Tuesday at 2PM and Saturday at 4PM. The Spanish talks are Tuesday at 4PM and Saturday at 2PM.

Pinacate and Grand Desert of Altar Biosphere Reserve  (UNESCO World Heritage Site)

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: pinacate@conanp.gob.mx

CineMartes Tuesday Art Film Night

8 p.m./8:30 p.m. on patio of Café Puerto Viejo in the Old Port – No cost, bring a chair!

Got info on an event?

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