Upon the declaration of Rocky Point as a municipality in 1941, its 187 inhabitants created their own official celebrations, some related to the area’s most important activity: fishing.
One of these traditions and festivities in Rocky Point is the Festival de Camarón (shrimp), which commemorates the town’s first settlers. It consists of an exhibition of local cooking, centered on shrimp but including many other seafood delicacies. This yearly festival is organized by local restaurateurs and hoteliers, meaning that all ingredients are prime quality.
In addition there is the Rocky Point Carnival, “Mar de Sueños y Fantasías” (Sea of Dreams and Fantasies), which takes place during the first few days of March and includes scores of extravagantly decorated carnival floats that fill the streets with song and dance.
Rocky Point Cinco de Mayo celebrations, commemorating the Battle of Puebla, are no less exciting. Also, a big Rocky Point fiesta takes place on the Malecón Fundadores promenade with folk dancing, mariachis, and traditional cuisine.
Each month sees at least five sporting competitions, including triathlons, fishing competitions, car rallies, and 4x4 races, sometimes coinciding with Memorial Day Weekend, when hundreds of American tourists take to the streets of Rocky Point.