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Rotary Club meets Mermaid Market

Saturday February 3rd the Rotary Club de Puerto Peñasco comes together with the Mermaids Market for a fun filled day.  The Rotary Club’s event is called Festival de Mariscos “FISH BOWL”  Seafood Festival and is an annual fundraiser for the club.  The event is the day before Super Bowl so you will have no trouble remembering the date.  It starts at 10 a.m. and goes to 4 p.m. at Camaron Park (Shrimp Park).  For those of you who have never been in Rocky Point before, it is the park across from City Hall on the corner of Benito Juarez and Blvd. Freemont.  Come sample the seafood that made Puerto Peñasco famous.

Seafood festival
1st Festival de Mariscos Seafood Festival “Fish Bowl”

This event will not only give you the opportunity to try many different seafood dishes being prepared by several of Puerto Peñasco’s great restaurants, but will also give you a chance to hear so many of our wonderful music groups as well and shop the vendors of the Mermaid Market.  Remember Valentine’s Day is just only 12 days away from the event, so it is a great way to shop for your wife or girl friend and have fun doing so.  Beside shopping “3Boys” will also being selling fresh seafood, so bring your ice chest along.  The local scout troop will be selling their adorable miniature cactus and there will also be painting demonstrations.

Shopping
Talented artists at the Mermaid Market

 
Shopping
Shopping just in time for Valentine’s Day

Local  restaurants will be serving everything from fish burgers to cerviche and if you are lucky some fabulous Paella.  Here you can try seafood from El Tapeo, Collins Cantina, Blue Marlin, Sushi Sun, Don Julio’s, Mare Blue, Coffee Point, UTTP Culinary School, CEUNO culinary students, Jerry’s Banquets, Puesta del Sol (Playa Bonita), Shark Bite, Puesto de Escabeche, El Buzo, Postres by Vero and more.  Both the Mermaid Market and the Rotary Club will be selling water, Margarita’s, wine and beer. Tickets for the food and drink are $1.00 ea.($20 pesos) and prices for the food will range from 1 to 3 tickets each.  You can buy them in groups of 10, 20 50 as well as separately (see the poster above).

Clams in Rocky Point, Mexico
Photo by Beverly Arrowood

 
Shrimp in Rocky Point Mexico
by Beverly Arrowood

 

Wear your dancing shoes as there will be music starting at 10:30 a.m. by Hijos de Mauricio followed by CETMAR Baile Folklorico at 12:00 p.m.  Next is local musician like Richard Scott on the saxophone at 1:00 p.m. and Stacey Joy (from New Mexico) at 2:00 p.m. Raffle drawing is at 3:00 p.m.

Music
Great Sax player Richard Scott

They have also put some great raffle packages together from local merchants, bars and restaurants, condo stays, boat cruises, spa massages, golf, artwork from the Mermaid Market artists, gift certificates and more.  There will be 10 packages to raffle off and they are all well worth the money. The raffle tickets are $5.00 USD each or 5 for $20.00USD.  You can also pay in pesos.  The drawing will be at 3:00 p.m. and you need not be present to win.

The proceeds from the event go help the local Rotary Club’s social service activities in the community and participation in Global Grant possibilities.  For more info on the Rotary Club of Puerto Peñasco check them out on line at www.clubrotariopuertopenas.com or Club Rotario Mar de Peñasco A.C. They hold 2 main fundraising activities every year and that includes the one in October called the “World’s Greatest Meal” and this supports in the effort to rid polio across the world (this is one of Rotary International’s main focus).

Come out and join the fun while enjoying the beautiful weather in Puerto Peñasco and the stunning  Sea of Cortez views.  Remember Rocky Point is only a 4 hour drive from Phoenix or Tucson.  One more thing, Whale Watching season is about to start so plan a trip on one of our many whale watching boats.

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