Tuesday, April 4, 2017

The Pirate Party ... "After Words"

2017 Pirate & Mermaid Extravaganza 
 
A Great Day of Fun. . .Enjoy the Photos! 
Thank You to Manny Sanchez Photography
with extra photos by Tony Ballesteros 
(and maybe a few from Rita and Libby).



Russ welcomed the First Lady of Penasco,  
Linda Pivac de Munro, who spoke briefly about the 
purpose of the local DIF and its recent accomplishments. 


Elegante School of Dance   
8 little octopus girls danced to Octopus' Garden
6 Pirates, 3 Mermaids and a final Hip-Hop Dance   


Entering from the street and weaving through the crowd! 
Puerto Penasco City Marching Band 

 Richard Scott and Company 
with more Sounds of New Orleans, Louisiana USA

 And, then it was a fantastic hour of dancing
Our Favorite Local Band, Los Ponchos  

 
The audience enjoyed the Entertainment 
along with Great Food from our Major Sponsor, 
Satisfied Frog Restaurant
 

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 2:30 Arrives and it is time for the 
Pirate & Mermaid Costume Contests


This year, we had almost more 
judges than contestants...
But who's counting? ( O...that would be me)

Our Judges include...
Ashley of Canvas Hair Studio
Ellie from Oceano Real Estate
Maru from Eco-Fun  
Sarina, Local writer & Health instructor 
Along with Bill, Claudia, Dick Liv and Patti 

The kid's are always the cutest! 
The smaller they are, the more adorable they are! 
They all had great hand-made costumes
and with prizes for both 1st place and 2nd place, 
everybody that entered was a winner!   
Prizes included Cash along with Gifts from the Idea Store 
and Banana Splits from Latitude 31 ...yummy.    


They weren't locals (I think they swam in from the Sea.)
and, these Mermaids made their own fantastic seashell crowns!
Their Prizes included Cash along with Bottles of Tequila,
and Gift Certificates from BooBar and La Spa de Penasco 
 
 
Most popular was the Pirate Contest! 
In the running was quite the Motley Crew 
of Crusty-looking Characters!   
Their Prizes included Cash along with Bottles of Rum,
and Gift Certificates from BooBar and La Spa de Penasco


(SIDE-BAR)
Goal for 2018...More Contestants!  
  
Our Artists, Crafters, and Vendors are the BEST! 
Not only do they agree to be called "Mermaids," 
but they pack up their Treasures 
and set up great displays on selected Saturdays
at the park from October thru April each year. 
We certainly appreciate their cooperation! 
 

Thank You to Everyone who attended! 
Thanks to all the 
Artists, Dancers, Musicians, Vendors, Contestants, 
Cooks, Bakers & Candy-makers. 

Special "Thank You" to our Crazy Volunteers
Thayne, Tamra, Alberta and Hector.


THANK YOU to the Long List of Sponsors 
who help support this Event 
(See List at Left)  

and the City or Puerto Penasco 
and the Local DIF office for their support.

"One Salty Pirate & his Not-Quite-a-Mermaid Hang Out here"

. . . NEXT YEAR . . . 
JOIN US & DON'T MISS OUT!
MARK YOUR CALENDARS  

APRIL 7, 2018


For the Entire Event Photo Album visit: 

Click on the Video to view  

Monday, March 20, 2017

APRIL 1 ST 2017

It’s that time of year!

It’s that time of year! April 1st is the date for this year’s Pirate and Mermaid Extravaganza, bringing the tastes of a New Orleans Cajun party to Peñasco - with pirates and mermaids galore!

The Mermaid’s Market is in its 5th year and has become known as a local marketplace to find unique and eclectic ‘mermaid treasures’. . . gifts, clothing, candy, home decor, paintings, photographs and more.  This year the ‘Mermaids’ have introduced the Mermaid’s Lounge which is our answer to a beer garden, making Saturdays at the park an even more eclectic, one-of-kind shopping experience. Each 1st and 3rd Saturday (during the months of October through April) you can find ‘mermaids’ selling their wares at the Shrimp Park in the center of Rocky Point.

As part of its spring events, the Mermaid’s Market will present the 4th Annual Pirate and Mermaid Extravaganza on Saturday, April 1st.  First on the schedule will be a Pirate and Mermaid dance presentation by the Elegante School of Dance. 

Of course, there will be zydeco music playing throughout the day. And, at noon Richard Scott and the Puerto Peñasco Marching Band will bring in the sounds of New Orleans! In the afternoon, Los Ponchos - a fantastic local band – will introduce a music set customized just for the Party!    

 
Want to get started dancing early? Friday night is the Southern Drawl Band coming in from Tennessee for a night of great music - hosted by the Satisfied Frog Restaurant. "Locals" tickets are available for just $15. (contact: mexicoruss@gmail.com )
Of course, on Saturday you will want to dress in costume as we have cash and other prizes for the best Pirate and Mermaid costumes in both adult and children categories! This year, first place for the adult winners will be 1200 pesos each and for the children’s contest, 600 pesos each.

Another highlight will be delicious Tastes of Louisiana from the Satisfied Frog Restaurant served all day at the park! These Pirate and Mermaid cooks will be dishing up their gumbo along with a Rocky Point Shrimp Boil with corn, new potatoes and shrimp, all boiled up with garlic. And, we have a new addition to the menu with one of our artisan cooks bringing us delicious crab bisque!   

There will be 20 vendors with their Mermaid's "treasures" along with our themed drinks at the Mermaid's Lounge: Blue Mermaid Margaritas and New Orleans Hurricanes.

It promises to be a great day. Don't miss it! 


Wednesday, January 18, 2017

SPRING 2017

February & April Special Events 


The February 18th Mermaid's Market will be located at Penasco del Sol 
as part of the Taste of Penasco Event 

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April 1st will be the annual Grand Finale for the Season 
Our Pirate & Mermaid Extravaganza
Make your plans to be here for this Fun Day!
Wear a Pirate or Mermaid costume - enter and win cash or prizes!



Thursday, March 17, 2016

2016 "Party like a Pirate!"



2016 Pirate and Mermaid Extravaganza



Mudbugs, shrimp, crawfish, jambalaya, etouffee, andouille and gumbo, cajun, creole and zydeco, French Quarter, Big Easy, pralines and beignets. . .

Words that evoke a sense of New Orleans. A city that entices many a traveler, yet sits over 1600 miles away from here!

On April 2nd, the Pirate and Mermaid Extravaganza bring the tastes of a New Orleans Cajun party to Peñasco with pirates and mermaids galore.

The Mermaid’s Market is in its 4th year and has become known as a local marketplace to find unique and eclectic ‘mermaid treasures’. . . gifts, clothing, candy, home decor, paintings, photographs and more.  Each 1st and 3rd Saturday (during the months of October through April) you can find ‘mermaids’ selling their wares at the Shrimp Park in the center of Rocky Point.

As part of its spring events, the Mermaid’s Market will present the 3rd Annual Pirate and Mermaid Extravaganza with fantastic food and drink, arts and crafts along with great music. This has become a popular event! This year, it is scheduled early in April with the hope that even more of our winter visitor friends will still be in town to enjoy the party!

Back by popular demand is the phenomenal music of San Diego’s favorite zydeco band, Bayou Brothers. Playing both Cajun and Zydeco, the Bayou Brothers’ sound is straight out of Louisiana's bayou festivals and backyard crawfish boils! Their endless enthusiasm always promises to deliver a rousing, rollicking, foot stompin' musical gumbo you will not soon forget! Their performances will be a highlight of the Pirate and Mermaid Extravaganza (presented by Penasco Recreation).

Get your first taste early in the day as the band plays a set at the park. Then join us for a fantastic evening presentation at Banditos! The evening show will begin early at 6 pm. Tickets are $10 and are available at both Mermaid’s Markets in March. Winners of the San Diego Blues Festival, you will not want to miss the Bayou Brothers. You just cannot keep your feet still when you hear their music!

Another highlight will be the delicious Tastes of Louisiana from the Satisfied Frog Restaurant served up all day at the park! These Pirate and Mermaid cooks will be dishing up seafood and chicken and sausage gumbo, featuring their own hand-crafted Cajun andouille sausage served in a bowl with rice and garnished with chopped green onions.
Always a huge draw, they will also have a Rocky Point Shrimp Boil with corn, new potatoes and whole heads of shrimp, boiled with garlic. With Crazy Ed's Original Chili Beer Hot sauce and Louisiana Hot Sauce on hand to kick things up a few notches for those who like it hot.

So . . . The Pirate and Mermaid Extravaganza – A New Orleans Cajun Party. Now, doesn’t it just sound like fun? Besides the Mermaid's "treasures" that you normally find at the Mermaid's Market, we will have additional vendors on-site along with a Beer Garden for Fun drinks (Blue Mermaid Margaritas or New Orleans style Hurricanes).

We will have our returning Mermaid, Michelina on site selling mermaid tails in case you need to get in the mood!  The Costume contests for adults and children returns. This year, the winners will win CASH and Prizes. “Whoo-hoo!” So, dress as a Pirate or a Mermaid.

Destiny Dance Academy has promised us a pirate dance presentation. All in all, it will be a great day to eat, drink, shop, dance, dress-up, and pretend. . .to just be a kid at heart. The date is April, 2nd - Mark your calendar!

Vendor spaces available.

Once again we have 5 "Friends of the Mermaids" available.
This is an All-Day package for 2 people.  ($150 US) 
It includes:
  • 2 VIP tickets for Banditos 
  • Friday Night Meet the Band
  • 1 Spot as a Judge for the Costume contest at the park
  • VIP Seating at the Park all day
  • 6 Drink tickets for at the park
  • 2 Cajun lunch tickets at the park   

Limited VIP "Balcony" seating at Banditos  $30 US each 

General Tickets for Banditos will be $10 US each


Contact Russ or Naomi at 638-388-5004 or 638-113-4591

Mark your calendars and keep in contact for more details!
www.penascorecreation.com
www.bayoubrothers.net