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Event Calendar for Banderas Bay & Beyond
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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)

Time to Eat! Vallarta Restaurant Week, May 15-31, 2015

From May 15-31, 2015, Vallarta Restaurant Week will celebrate its 11th year as one of Puerto Vallarta's most important culinary events. And, with 35 of the Banderas Bay area's most recognized restaurants participating, this year's festival promises some memorable dining experiences.

Puerto Vallarta Anniversary Celebrations May 21-31st
Banderas News Team

From May 21-31, 2015, Puerto Vallarta will commemorate its 47th anniversary as a city and 97th as a municipality in an annual celebration that includes cultural events such as concerts and dance performances, photo exhibitions, food festivals and fireworks.

Restaurant Week at No Way José! Supports Local Charity
Banderas News Team

What better place to enjoy Vallarta Restaurant Week than at Tu Casa en Vallarta? Award-winning Mexican restaurant, No Way José! is offering a scrumptious three course menu for just $299 pesos, and donating a portion of the proceeds to Cheryl's Shoebox.

Restaurant Week - and Beyond! at Kaiser Maximilian
Laura Gelezunas

Kaiser Maximilian is celebrating 20 years as one of the city's finest restaurants, so in addition to participating in Vallarta Restaurant Week 2015, they'll be serving their special 3-course Restaurant Week menu for lunch and dinner for $299 peso through June 15th.

2015 Vallarta Restaurant Week at Si Señor Beach
Laura Gelezunas

There's great food and a vibrant atmosphere at Si Señor Beach Restaurant. They serve dishes with explosive, authentic Mexican flavors, and Vallarta Restaurant Week gives everyone a chance to sample this upscale Mexican cuisine at a very reasonable price.

Enjoy Puerto Vallarta Restaurant Week at El Arrayán

If you love to dine out, then get ready because Vallarta Restaurant Week is here! And if you love authentic Mexican cuisine, then be sure to visit El Arrayán Cocina Tradicional, where a three-course meal costs just $199 pesos through May 31, 2015.

2015 Vallarta Restaurant Week at The Blue Shrimp
Laura Gelezunas

The Blue Shrimp Restaurant is participating in Vallarta Restaurant Week 2015, giving you the chance to sample some of their 'Shrimply Delicious' dishes on a special three-course menu, with choices for each course, for just $299 pesos.

Enjoy Vallarta Restaurant Week 2015 at Daiquiri Dick's
Laura Gelezunas

Vallarta Restaurant Week offers everyone a chance to dine at some favorite restaurants for a special price. Daiquiri Dick's has participated every year, and this year Executive Chef Ignacio Uribe and his team have designed a wonderful $299 peso three-course menu, with choices for each course.

HealthCare Resources Puerto Vallarta May Clinics
Pamela Thompson

We have a full schedule of clinics coming up this month, all focused on your health and well-being. Remember, these are screening clinics only, no procedures are performed, and they can only be booked through HealthCare Resources Puerto Vallarta.

Democrats Abroad May Social Hour at No Way José!

The Costa Banderas Chapter of Democrats Abroad Mexico invites you to join them for a May 'Social Hour' on Thursday, May 28, 2015 from 5:00 until 7:00 pm. You'll enjoy an evening of fun, food and friendship in the air conditioned comfort of No Way José!

Friday Market at Marsol Will Be Open All Summer Long
Barbara Peters

While many of Puerto Vallarta's weekly open-air and farmers' markets have folded up their tents for the summer, the Friday Market in the Marsol Hotel Lobby will be open from 9:30 am until 1:30 pm every Friday from May through August - come rain or shine!

Weekend 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 Saturday and 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.

SMART Festival Will Splash San Miguel with Art and Events
Ed Placidi

The fourth annual SMART, an eclectic and visionary art festival in San Miguel de Allende, will paint this jewel in the crown of colonial Mexico with the works of hot contemporary artists, cocktail parties, a DJ dance party, and more from May 29-31, 2015.

VBG Vireya Rhododendron House Soft Opening June 5
Vallarta Botanical Gardens

The Vallarta Botanical Gardens' new Dick & Dee Daneri Vireya Rhododendron House has been completed. A soft opening of this new garden attraction is scheduled for noon of Friday, June 5th at 12 pm, and a grand opening event will be held this winter.

Vallarta to Host UPA National Dance Championship
María Francesca

From June 12-14, 2015, Puerto Vallarta will host the UPA Mexico 'Un Paso Adelante' National Dance Championship. The competition, which will feature talented dancers performing all kinds of choreographed dance, will be held at PV's Convention Center.

Ángeles en Libertad Collecting Bottlecaps for Cancer
Sofía de Vega

Ángeles en Libertad invites everyone to participate in this year's plastic bottlecap and aluminum pull-tab collection campaign. An entertaining awareness- and fund- raising event will be held at Los Arcos del Malecón in downtown Puerto Vallarta on June 27.

Fallen Fruit's ¡Estas Como Mango! Opens at OPC in May

The California-based art collaboration known as 'Fallen Fruit' will open ¡Estas Como Mango! at Puerto Vallarta's Oficina de Proyectos Culturales in May. This exhibition of contemporary art and public practice will be the first exhibition by the collective in Mexico.

MEXLend Presents Vallarta Pride 'Unity' Art Exhibition

The Vallarta Pride Organizing Committee is pleased to announce that the opening of the UNITY Art Exhibition will be part of the May 17-25, 2015 festivities. The exhibit, sponsored by MEXLend Mortgages, will be on display in Galeria Omar Alonso from May 18 to June 18, 2015.

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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