As you know, Cinco de Mayo is not really celebrated in Mexico or should I say never use to be. Times have changed and more and more people are coming down to Puerto Penasco to have a great time.
Many of the local restaurants are now promoting Cinco de Mayo with real Sonoran Mexico style foods as well as dancers and music. Bacanora Grill Cocina de Sonora y Bar is one of those places. Martin and his crew pay special attention to the food, drinks and service. It is located where the shrimp boats and sunset cruise boats come in here in Rocky Point. It is so nice to see people who are interested in carrying out the traditions of not just Mexico but our State of Sonora. This 2nd Annual Bacanora Expo and Festival will be held May 2, 2015 starting at 6:00 to 9:00 pm. The Bacanora Council help put this together along with Martin Martinez and it features only products from Sonora. Martin explained in a recent interview, that we will have 7 producers of Bacanora here along with a lady that makes salsa and candy from Chiletipin. Bacanora and Chiletipin are only grown and produced in the State of Sonora. Bacanora is not as commercialized as Tequila which comes from Jalisco State. There will be Traditional style Bacanora known as Tacupeto and fruit Bacanora known as Siete Coronavas. Through this fun filled afternoon, there will be food at Bacanora Grill and products for sale. The best part….. Bacanora tastings. Bacanora is more well known for it’s smokey taste and once you have tried it, you will love it. Come enjoy the music, singing and dancing May 2 at 6:00 pm.
Also at Plaza de Madre, across from the Tiburon Baseball Stadium, will be another type of celebration. It will be hosted by Young Life Ministry. This is a global group that serves youth from Latin America, who are either in trouble or have issues. Young Life Ministry is non denominational group. They sponsor clubs and have boot camps to get these young people on the right track. There are many American couples who are involved here, but we are trying to reach out to the local community to get them to be involved with them. Without youth that have learned things the right way, we will have nothing. This event goes from 5-9 on May 2nd. There will fabulous food, drinks, lots of traditional dancing , music, children’s games, face painting and a horse show. There will also be a Silent Auction and door prizes. This event is FREE to all and sponsored by Friends of Vida Joven, here in Rocky Point. Bring the family and enjoy the evening.