Whale, hello there! Rocky Point Weekend Rundown!

Sponsored this week by Las Palomas Golf & Beach Resort

What wonderful weather we’ve been having to kick off February in Rocky Point! The only thing that was really missing to round out this “winter time” in Rocky Point were the whales – yes, all have been anxiously awaiting the “go ahead” for whale watching season…which last year started about mid-February if we really think about it. Sure, there have been some glimpses of tail here and there – whales, people – and local tour companies have made valiant efforts to explore the seas in anticipation of these winter visitors. Today! February 7th ! On a whale seeking exploration, whistles and all, Oscar Preciado of Del Mar Charters caught sight of whales within touring distance of Puerto Peñasco…so let’s all just say – Whale, it’s about time!

Let’s run down the weekend! Plus, get those calendars out to save upcoming dates!


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

Plaza Fabiola Valentine’s Sale @ “Rodeo Drive”  20% discount on any item with a heart through Feb 14th!

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. 9th – 11th  American Legion Yard Sale  9 am – 2 pm in the Mirador

Feb. 9th   Teatro:  Paw Patrol  5 p.m.  Municipal Auditorium, Blvd. Juarez (across from City Hall) 120 pesos general / 180 pesos VIP

Feb. 14th -18th   Massage & Facial for only $49 USD  at  Sol y Mar Spa!

Feb. 13th & 14th  Satisfied Frog Fiesta February!  4th Anniversary Mardi Gras / Valentine’s Day shindig! Daily from noon to 10 p.m.    Plus, come celebrate their 4th Anniversary Feb. 16th – 18th!

Feb. 14th   “Night for Two”  Dinner fundraiser event for Rocky Point Medical Clinics  300 pesos ($17 US/person)  For info and to reserve a spot:  Loly Martinez 638 112 0517  or Nicky Harispuro  638 116 0340

Feb. 14th  Los Mendivil en concierto @ El Gallero del Norte  8 pm – 2 am  Oro/Gold level 250 pesos  Plata/Silver level 200 pesos

Feb. 15th – 18th  El Circo de las Pesadillas (Circus of Nightmares)  Next to El Chamizal event center.  Blvd. Juarez (north)

Presidents Day Weekend!

  • @ BooBar  (every night starting at 8 pm)    Feb. 16th   Legendary rock and roll band Commander Cody and His Western Airmen live for one night only at the Boobar! Inducted into the Michigan Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2008, Commander Cody is most famous for his song Hot Rod Lincoln. An unforgettable act to come and see for sure!
  • Feb. 17th   &  Feb. 18th    The Black Moods

Feb. 16th  En Fuego Kick-off night! Starting from 6 p.m.  New entertainment venue in Rocky Point, located in Sandy Beach right behind Las Palmas.  Ribbon cutting ceremony and free concert opening night featuring Analog Outlaws, The Black Moods, and Grupo Riesgo.  Donations encouraged! Bring a non-perishable food item or baby product to donate to local DIF

Feb. 17th  Roger Clyne Acoustic @ Banditos   9 p.m.

Feb. 17th    Mermaid’s Arts Market @ Shrimp Plaza  10 am – 3 pm

  • The Mermaid’s Market sets up every 1st and 3rd Saturday of the month in Plaza Camaronero (aka Shrimp Park) at the intersection of Blvd. Juarez and Blvd. Fremont, October thru early April. Featuring a diverse selection of local artists, don’t miss the Mermaid’s lounge serving up tasty specials including Naomi’s own “Bloody Marias”

Feb. 17th  10th Annual Cholla Bay Sportsmen’s Club Golf Tournament @ Las Palomas Golf Course  8:30 a.m. Sign up / 9 a.m. Shotgun start  $90  Info:  Contact  Joe  jjscantina@yahoo.com  Chuck  chuckblairphx@gmail.com  or Tony  acromero@aol.com

Feb. 17th  Wine Tasting @ Laguna Shores  www.lagunashoresresort.com

Feb. 19th  Mark Mulligan @ Chango’s  4 p.m. – 7 p.m.   $5 USD  (VIP seating $10 USD)  Reserve your spot at: changosmariscos@gmail.com

Feb. 23rd & 24th  Sandstorm 300  by Southern Arizona Desert Racing   www.racesadr.com

** February 24th –  Juan Francisco “El Gallo” Estrada vs.  Srisaket Sor Rungvisai **  (Los Angeles, California)

Feb. 23rd  25th  Balloon Fest – Ruta del Globo

Friday 23rd & Saturday 24th

7:00 am – Inflating of balloons and take-off
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. 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


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

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

March 17th  Skate Fest @ Pinacate Skate Park

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

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

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

Spring Breaks!

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

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



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


May 5th  Rocky Point Triathlon 

May 5th  Bacanora Fest

May 5th  Cinco de Mayo Regatta

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  – 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!

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?

If you have information you’d like to add, please let us know at info@rockypoint360.com Office: 383 1804, 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 RockyPoint360.com to get all our articles and announcements and/or Like us on Facebook at Rocky Point 360



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