Preparations are set for the 5th Annual Fish Bowl Seafood Fest of the local Rotary Club. The event, to be held at Shrimp Plaza on Saturday, Feb. 12th, will bring together nearly 30 restaurants, over 20 artists, music, and plenty of fun, offering a family-friendly afternoon on the day right before the Super Bowl.
The tasty “Surf & Turf” festival, fit for bellies of all ages, will provide the opportunity to sample dishes from some of the most popular restaurants in the city. Plus, live music will take the stage throughout the day, first with Joshua Strickland of AZ based Bayou Bandits, and Mario Mariscales Trio to wrap up the day. Over 20 artists will also be on hand for the event, scheduled to take place from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Local Rotary Club members Shandra Keesecker, Loly Monteverde, María Conchita Peralta, and Sally Downey detailed thanks to the event’s success, this year is to include more restaurants than ever before. As part of fundraising activities, each restaurant tallies up all food tickets received during the day, with 60% going to the restaurant and 40% to the Rotary Club. These funds, along with raffles and a live auction throughout the day, will go toward further supporting ongoing activities to benefit the community of Puerto Peñasco, particularly in areas of health and education.
Food/beverage tickets will be available at the Main Entrance of the event at a cost of $1 US (20 pesos) per ticket. Dishes at the local food spots will range between 1-3 tickets.
The Rotary members mentioned thanks to these types of activities, the local club has been able to carry out several projects across the community. Among these is a water plant to provide drinking water to area schools, a beach wheelchair in making the beach more accessible to residents and visitors alike, as well as donations of gear to the local Fire Department, medical supplies to public hospitals and clinics throughout the pandemic, as well as improvements to several schools and public areas, among other forms of support.
Be sure to head to Shrimp Plaza this Saturday, Feb. 12th from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., along with the whole family for a great day of tasty food, music, art, and a wonderful atmosphere! Health protocols will be in effect, including use of masks.