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Event Calendar for Banderas Bay & Beyond
...on Puerto Vallarta's Liveliest Website!

From live music to cultural festivals, charity events and special interest group meetings, there's always something fun to do in Puerto Vallarta. Events in the Banderas Bay area encompass a broad range of interests and enthusiasms covering everything from Mariachi, Cultural, International Film, Fine Arts, and Gourmet Festivals to Fishing, Tennis and Golf Tournaments.

Are you planning an event in Puerto Vallarta or the greater Banderas Bay area? Send a brief description, including information on whom we should contact to learn more, to events(at)

Daiquiri Dick's Weekly Specials: The Flavors of Mexico
Laura Gelezunas

When in Mexico, sample authentic Mexican cuisine. There is no better place to try it than at Daiquiri Dick's Restaurant in Puerto Vallarta, where a variety of regional favorites are featured on their Weekly Specials Menu from October 4-12, 2015.

FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour Coming to Vallarta
Banderas News Team

The best beach volleyball on the planet will be played in Mexico's most friendly destination next month. From October 6-11th, the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour will bring 224 professional players from 14 countries to our city to compete in the 2015 edition of the Puerto Vallarta Open.

Celebrate Oktoberfest in Mexico at Kaiser Maximilian
Laura Gelezunas

It is October, and you know what that means... it's time for Oktoberfest! Here in Puerto Vallarta, European Chef Andreas Rupprechter is serving up an Oktoberfest menu in addition to the traditional Austrian cuisine that has made Kaiser Maximilian one of PV's favorite restaurants.

Riviera Nayarit Hosts 2nd 5-10K Guayabitos Race, Oct 11
Riviera Nayarit CVB

The 2nd 5-10K Guayabitos Race will take place on October 11th at 7 am, with the start and finish lines at the Hotel Decameron Los Cocos in Rincon de Guayabitos. The competition will include 5 categories, among them youths, masters and open, divided into men's and women's divisions.

El Arrayán Mexican Cooking Classes Resume October 12

If you are interested in Mexican food and looking for a different kind of experience during your Puerto Vallarta vacation, El Arrayán cooking classes are for you! Scheduled to resume on October 12, this season's classes promise to be better than ever!

Vallarta Businesses Offering Pink Specials in October
HealthCare Resources

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, which is an annual campaign to increase awareness of the disease. Here in Puerto Vallarta, many local businesses are participating in the month-long campaign to raise breast cancer awareness by offering their clients 'pink' specials.

Enjoy Canadian Thanksgiving Dinner at Daiquiri Dick's
Media Diva International

Canadian Thanksgiving dinner kicks off the holiday season at Daiquiri Dick's Restaurant in Puerto Vallarta. But you don't have to be Canadian to dig into this bountiful meal. Everyone is welcome to enjoy a turkey dinner with all the trimmings or other goodies on October 12 starting at 5 pm.

October 2015 Puerto Vallarta Health News & Clinics
Pamela Thompson

Where did the summer go? It has whizzed by, hot and humid. We now look forward to our 'snowbirds' returning for the winter season. Here at Healthcare Resources Puerto Vallarta, we have all kinds of clinics, speaker programs, and Breast Cancer Awareness events planned for October.

New Season of Fun at Nacho Daddy / Boutique Theatre
Catherine Beeghly

The streets of the Zona Romantica in Puerto Vallarta are getting cooler and busier, and Nacho Daddy owners Sean Moore and Tammy Prust are excited to greet new and returning patrons. 'We're going to have more fun than humans are allowed to have,' Moore says.

Take a Peek at the Upcoming Events in Riviera Nayarit
Jorge Jiménez

The Riviera Nayarit is preparing for big events in September and October, all geared towards locals and visitors alike. One look at the events calendar and you're going to want to start planning your next fun-filled vacation in Mexico's Pacific Treasure.

Davannayoga Presents an Evening With Sebastian Siegel
Anna Laurita

On October 16 at 7 pm, Davannayoga, a traditional-style yoga school in Puerto Vallarta, will host a special evening with Sebastian Siegel on contemporary applications of Not Mistaking the Finger for the Moon, including a screening of his acclaimed documentary, 'Awakening World.'

Season's First ExPats in Vallarta Happy Hour, Oct. 20
Sara Wise

ExPats in Vallarta, a totally social group with informal fellowship and assistance for Expat residents or visitors living, working or investing around Vallarta or considering it, will be having their first Happy Hour of the season at Langostinos on Tuesday, October 20 from 5-7 pm.

7th Banderas Bay Rotary Club Golf Tournament, Oct. 24
Riviera Nayarit CVB

The Bahia de Banderas Rotary Club invites you to participate in their Seventh Annual Golf Tournament to benefit the people of Banderas Bay, which will be held at the Flamingos Golf course near Bucerias on Saturday, October 24, 2015, starting at 8:30 am.

Mexican Collectors Give Volkswagen Beetles Second Life
Yahoo News

Over 150 Volkswagen beetles were on display at the Driver's Volks held in Mexico City in August. Club members are now looking forward to a huge gathering on October 25 at Mexico City's Estadio Azteca, with as many as 1,500 customized vochos and 4,000 enthusiasts expected to attend.

Hook the Cure Tournament Returns to Puerto Vallarta
Cystic Fibrosis Foundation

The Tenth Annual Hook the Cure powered by IOTEC will return to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico on November 5, 2015. The four-day catch-and-release offshore tournament, an official event of the Redbone Celebrity Series, will benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

Tianguis Lo de Marcos Plans Opening Day Excitement

Scheduled to reopen November 7, Tianguis Lo De Marcos will feature the works of over 40 talented Artisans, including growers of organic produce and a Food Court with a handful of select providers selling an impressive selection of culinary items you are not likely to find elsewhere.

2016 Heroes Calendar: PV Bomberos Turn Up the Heat
Banderas News Team

Every day lives are saved and touched by Puerto Vallarta's first responders. As a way of saying thanks, local businesses and residents are sponsoring the making of the 2016 Heroes Calendar, which will be sold to raise funds for our firefighters, lifeguard and paramedics.

Vallarta Botanical Gardens Celebrates 10th Anniversary
Marie Callan

To celebrate their 10th anniversary, Vallarta Botanical Gardens is planning a full weekend of events on November 14th and 15th to included guided hikes, open house experiences, captivating talks by dynamic guest speakers, live music, and a birthday cake.

Luis Miguel to Perform in Puerto Vallarta November 15
Lorena Sonrisas

Mexican singer and international icon, Luis Miguel will perform a live concert at the Puerto Vallarta International Convention Center on Sunday, November 15th as part of his 'Mexico 2015' tour, which started in January in Puebla, and will resume on November 12th in Monterrey.

Purr Project September News and Upcoming Events
Shannon Campbell

September news from Purr Project a non-profit, no-kill feline shelter located just north of Puerto Vallarta that provides homeless cats and kittens a recuperative stay with the ultimate goal of adopting them out to loving homes sterilized, vaccinated and disease free.

Vallarta Restaurants Prepare for 21st Gourmet Festival
Puerto Vallarta Tourism Board

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico's leading culinary beach destination, is ready to once again host the International Gourmet Festival. Now in its 21st edition, the annual food and wine event is taking place at restaurants and resorts in the greater Banderas Bay area from November 16-22, 2015.

BECAS Vallarta Announces 2015-2016 Breakfast Dates

Since their inception, Becas Breakfasts have been raising money to fund the educations of Puerto Vallarta's young people of limited resources. Becas Vallarta has just released dates and venues for their 2015-2016 fundraising breakfasts, starting with Vitea on November 18.

X Festival 'i Madonnari' Puerto Vallarta November 20-22
Banderas News Team

The X Festival I Madonnari will be held in Puerto Vallarta from November 20-22, 2015, when 'i Madonnari,' or street painters, will transform the walk ways in Vallarta's Municipal Plaza into beautiful works of art, using the pavement as their canvas and chalk as their medium.

World's Largest Gay Dance Music Festival Coming to PV

This coming Thanksgiving promises to be wilder, hotter and better than ever in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico! From November 27-30, 2015, 'White Party' is joining forces with Will Gorges and 'Latin Fever' to create 'White Party Puerto Vallarta,' the world's largest gay dance music festival.

Puerto Vallarta Plans Día de Los Muertos Extravaganza
Marie Callan

The Puerto Vallarta Tourism Board is working with the producers of Vallarta Pride to extend its traditional Day of the Dead festivities into a 5-day cultural festival that will include a series of events and activities intended to make this year's celebrations unforgettable.

Artists Wanted for Participation in 'El Rio del Arte'
Banderas News Team

The Paso Ancho Art Association and its founders, internationally-renowned artists Ada Colorina, Carolina Archer and Karen Lahm, recently announced they are looking for local artists to participate in this year's 'El Rio del Arte' on December 6 at Oscar's Restaurant.

Puerto Vallarta Pro Am Golf Tournament Registration Open
Banderas News Team

Registration is now open for the Puerto Vallarta Pro Am tournament's 26th Anniversary, scheduled to take place December 7-12, 2015. Past participation includes PGA Tour winners, club professionals, and some of the game's most prominent and influential amateurs.

14th Annual Sobriety Under the Sun AA Convention
Bob Cohen

The local Puerto Vallarta English speaking Alcoholics Anonymous Serenity Group, combined with Al-Anon participation, will be hosting their 14th annual 'Sobriety Under the Sun' AA convention at the Sheraton Buganvilias Resort and Convention Center from January 22-24, 2016.

Island Time Music & Fishing Fest, Isla Mujeres, Mexico
Banderas News Team

Jerrod Niemann, Kellie Pickler, Love & Theft and LOCASH are among the stars headed to Mexico for the Island Time Music and Fishing Fest this winter. The event runs February 15 through 20 on the island of Isla Mujeres and coincides with the winter migration of sailfish to the island.

Galleria Dante & Di Vino Dante Ready for 2015/2016 Season
Banderas News Team

This October, Galleria Dante owners Claire and Joe Guarniere will be celebrating 20 years since they transformed their Italian restaurant into Vallarta's largest art gallery. There's always something new to experience here, and we've got the scoop on what's new for the 2015/2016 Season.

Sunday Brunch at Si Señor Beach on Playa Los Muertos
Laura Gelezunas

Si Señor Beach Restaurant on Vallarta's famous Playa Los Muertos is serving a delicious Mexican-style brunch every Sunday from 9 am to 1 pm. Once you have experienced brunch Si Señor style, this awesome weekend meal becomes less of a treat and more of a necessity.

Discovering El Nogalito's Enticing Attractions
Boardwalk Realty

Not much has changed since we first visited El Nogalito many years ago but, since then, this small community nestled in the foothills of the Sierra Madre approximately twenty minutes south of Puerto Vallarta has added some very enticing attractions.

Puerto Vallarta's La Isla Rio Cuale River Walk

La Isla Rio Cuale is a beautiful natural area that offers visitors entertaining, educational and cultural activities. This cool and refreshing oasis in the heart of downtown Vallarta is a great place to spend an afternoon - and it just keeps getting better!

Six Fun Things To Do When it Rains on Your PV Vacation
Marie Callan

Don't let a rainy day spoil your Puerto Vallarta vacation! As a world-class tourist destination, Puerto Vallarta offers an unrivaled combination of simple pleasures and sophisticated charms that'll keep everyone entertained - even on the rainiest of days.

Sea Turtle Season in Vallarta-Nayarit in Full Swing
Marie Callan

Every June, sea turtles start arriving on the shores of Puerto Vallarta and the Riviera Nayarit to nest their eggs. 45 days later, their eggs begin to hatch, attracting hordes of international visitors looking to take part in the Banderas Bay region's turtle hatching season.

Gay Vallarta Bar-Hopping Tours Celebrate 4th Anniversary

The Gay Vallarta Bar-Hopping Tour recently celebrated their 4th Anniversary as the hottest ticket in La Zona Romantica (Puerto Vallarta's 'Gayborhood') for a custom-designed evening of cocktails and VIP access to the city's hot spots, bars and clubs.

Learn Vallarta Offers New Rural Organic Farm Walk
Sandra Cesca

If you are wondering what it's like in the rural countryside away from busy Puerto Vallarta, take a day and enjoy the beauty and fresh mountain air of quiet El Tuito on Learn Vallarta's new Rural Organic Farm Walk. Walk through town, then the countryside, to visit a working farm.

Mysore Yoga Classes at Westin Puerto Vallarta
Cristina Castillo

The Westin Resort and Spa Puerto Vallarta, in collaboration with internationally renowned yogi, Wayne Krassner, is offering 'Mysore' style yoga classes as part of the Westin Wellbeing Movement, a campaign designed to improve the welfare of its guests and associates.

ART VallARTa Creative Clay Cooking Classes & Workshops
Banderas News Team

This October, ART VallARTa will be reopening with weekly classes and events. And, since food is Art when prepared with heart and soul, owner Nathalie Herling will be conducting 'The Art of Creative Clay Cooking' classes and workshops in the studio's Mexican tile ART Kitchen.

Investours Mexico becomes Human Connections
Alex McCue

The Mexico branch of the international non-profit called Investours is now a new, independent organization called Human Connections. This transpired on June 1. Elly Rohrer, former Director of Investours Mexico, closed the existing program and founded Human Connections in its place. Tours began October 1.

Puerto Vallarta Zoo: A Truly Unforgettable Experience
Sylvia McNamee

Located 35 minutes south of downtown Puerto Vallarta in beautiful Mismaloya, 'Zoologico de Vallarta' is built into the side of the Sierra Madre mountains, taking full advantage of the natural setting to create a lush, tropical experience for both zoo residents and visitors.

Ladies Outdoor Club Adventures (L.O.C.A.)
For Women Travellers in Puerto Vallarta

Ladies Outdoor Club Adventures P.V. (L.O.C.A.) is not only a great place to network and make new friends, but also a place to challenge your fears and push your limits while having the time of your life with like-minded women who have a passion for the outdoors.

Spend the Day at Puerto Vallarta's SPCA
Nicole Martin

Spend a rewarding afternoon interacting with the animals at Puerto Vallarta’s SPCA Sanctuary. Our dogs and cats are awaiting 'forever homes,' and your help is needed to jump start their socialization. The goal is to get these animals adjusted and ready to connect in the real world.

Discover Puerto Vallarta's Own Garden of Eden
C.D. Selph

Hidden in the jungle about a half-hour drive south of Puerto Vallarta is an oasis of beauty reminiscent of Babylon's Hanging Gardens with a nod to Adam and Eve. Bring your hiking boots, your camera, your appetite, and your soul to explore Vallarta Botanical Gardens.

It's Always a Great Time to Visit Estero El Salado
Marie Callan

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico is a natural sanctuary, where rivers, jungles, mountain and sea come together to provide a wide variety of eco-tourism options and an endless array of outdoor adventures. One example is Estero El Salado, an urban eco-reserve in the city's Hotel Zone.

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