|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.
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Fall Events & Holiday Celebrations in Puerto Vallarta
Banderas News Team
Between exciting events and competitions; colorful fiestas, parades and traditional celebrations; not to mention fine cuisine and live music, the Fall and Winter seasons are a great time to visit Puerto Vallarta, where the local community welcomes tourists to join in all of the festivities.
Celebrate Oktoberfest in Vallarta at Kaiser Maximilian
With around 6 million visitors from all around the world converging on Munich in October every year, Oktoberfest is the largest festival in the world. In Puerto Vallarta, you can celebrate Oktoberfest all month long with authentic German food and spirits at Kaiser Maximilian Restaurant.
Celebrate Mexico's Day of the Dead at Daiquiri Dick's
Skip the usual Halloween tricks, and head over to Daiquiri Dick's Restaurant on Puerto Vallarta's famous Los Muertos Beach, where they've taken a cue from Mexico's Day of the Dead to create a Día de Los Muertos menu with traditional dishes and ghoulishly good Halloween treats from Oct 29-Nov 2nd.
Celebrating Life and Death in Puerto Vallarta
In Puerto Vallarta, the dead will soon walk the Earth — so let the parties begin! Starting on October 30th and continuing through November 3rd, there will be Day of the Dead altars, Catrina displays, singing, dancing, and other traditional activities throughout the downtown area.
El Arrayán Restaurant Celebrates El Día de Los Muertos
Every year on November 1 and 2, Mexicans celebrate Día de los Muertos in honor of their deceased loves ones. Here in Puerto Vallarta, El Arrayán is serving a traditional menu and erecting an altar as part of the Asociación Vallarta Centro's 'Pasaporte del Festival de Muertos.'
Marina Vallarta Golf Classic to Benefit Los Mangos
Los Mangos Library and Cultural Center invites everyone to participate in the Vallarta Golf Classic Tournament at Marina Vallarta Golf Club on November 1st. The charity tournament will raise funds for the library's cultural projects and Augie's Quest to help find a cure for ALS.
Old Town Farmers Market-Tianguis Cultural is Ba-ack!
Puerto Vallarta's Old Town Farmers Market-Tianguis Cultural kicks off their sixth season on November 1st at 9:30 am with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and over 80 vendors selling everyone's favorite 'make it, bake it, grow it' products to Saturday shoppers at Lazaro Cárdenas Park.
New Tianguis to Open in Lo de Marcos on November 1
The new Tianguis will open in Lo De Marcos, Nayarit on Saturday, November 1st, and it promises to offer Banderas Bay area locals and visitors lots of pleasures and loads of treasures to discover in a small, but upscale, outdoor shopping plaza at Luis Echeverria #9.
ACT II Entertainment Presents Del Shores' Sordid Best
Banderas News Team
The 2014-2015 theater season officially opens in Puerto Vallarta with the return of funny man and playwright, Del Shores who'll present 'My Sordid Best' on the ACT II Main Stage on Oct 25 & Nov 1; and the international premiere of his award-winning movie, 'Southern Baptist Sissies,' Nov 1.
No Way José! 6th Annual Season Kick-Off Party, Nov. 2nd
Vallarta's favorite Restaurant/Bar, No Way José!, will be celebrating El Día de Los Muertos and the re-opening of the No Way José! Terrace on November 2 with a classic No Way José! fiesta. Julie, José Alfredo and the NWJ! team invite you to help them kick off Season 6 with a bang!
International Friendship Club Spanish Classes Resume
Janie Albright Blank
The IFC will resume its Spanish classes Tuesday and Thursday starting Nov 4th. Each of these days offers Intermediate I & II, as well as Advanced classes and a special Tourist Spanish for beginners or those that are looking for a quick refresher. Each class lasts one hour.
PURRfectly Wonderful Fundraising Events this November
PuRR Project now has over 150 adorable cats and kittens in residence. Donations and fund raising events are the only source of financing to provide food, shelter and veterinary care for these rescued animals, so we're kicking off our high-season with some PURRfectly wonderful events.
Hook the Cure Tournament Returns to Puerto Vallarta
Whether you are in search of a quiet relaxing time at the spa or the excitement and adventure of world-class fishing and golf, the Ninth Annual Hook the Cure powered by IOTEC, scheduled to be held in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico from November 6-9, 2014, has something for everyone.
Arrecifes Hosts 5th Annual Vallarta Concierge Festival
On Friday, November 7th at 7 pm, Arrecifes Restaurant in the Puerto Vallarta Westin Resort and Spa will be hosting the 5th Annual Asociación de Concierges Región Pacifico (Pacific Region Concierge Association) 'Festival del Concierge' to benefit two local charities: Pasitos de Luz and Canica.
Hairspray Night Supports SETAC's Fight Against Aids
Get ready to be dazzled by outrageous hairstyles as 'Tu Centro Comunitario,' the SETAC Community Center, brings 'Hair Spray Night' back to Puerto Vallarta on November 8. This runway spectacular will support SETAC and their fight against HIV and AIDS in the Banderas Bay area.
Register Now for MITA TechTalks, November 9-11, 2014
Live Punta Mita
Once again, and thanks to the smashing success of previous editions, MITA TechTalks will be celebrated in Punta Mita. From November 9th to the 11th, the MITA Institute will host the premier tech and venture capital event of the year in Latin America.
IFC Opens the Season with Brunch at Casa Fantasia
Janie Albright Blank
To start off the 2014-2015 Season the Puerto Vallarta IFC is hosting a Brunch at Casa Fantasia on November 11, 2014. President Dan Grippo will present an update on our Cleft Palate program, educational programs, and other charitable giving activities that have continued over the summer.
Puerto Vallarta Observes Veterans & Remembrance Day
Dennis A. Rike
Although you are visiting Mexico or even making it your home, there are certain traditions you don't want to lose - like Veterans and Remembrance Day. On Nov 11, join Banderas Bay's American Legion Post 14 as they pay tribute to those who gave their lives so the world could live in peace.
Charity Bingo Resumes at Nacho Daddy November 12th
Are you ready for some BINGO? We are delighted to announce that Nacho Daddy Restaurant & Bar in Puerto Vallarta's Zona Romántica is hosting the new season of the ever-popular Charity BINGO in support of two very special local charities: Pasitos de Luz and Colina Spay & Neuter Clinic.
Oktoberfest: Good Food, Good Deeds, Good Times
Dennis A. Rike
On November 12th, the Puerto Vallarta Navy League and Banderas Bay's American Legion Post 14 are hosting their annual Oktoberfest fundraiser at Hacienda Alemana on the South side of Puerto Vallarta. This event is a great way to kick-off the new season in a spirit of fun and service.
59th Annual Billfish Tournament in Puerto Vallarta
In 2014, the International Sailfish and Marlin Tournament celebrates its 59th year. Scheduled to take place in Puerto Vallarta from November 12th-15th, this popular annual event promises to be even bigger and better than ever - with thousands of dollars in cash and prizes to be awarded.
Kaiser Maximilian Announces Festival Gourmet Guest Chef
A world of experience lands in Puerto Vallarta for the 20th Annual Festival Gourmet. From November 13-23, 2014, chefs from around the world will be sharing their talents and best cuisine at restaurants around the city. Kaiser Maximilian welcomes 'Untitled' Executive Chef, Chris Bradley.
International Xtreme Riders Roar into Puerto Vallarta
If you are a fan of extreme sports, you won't want to miss the International Xtreme Riders event at the Explanada Armando Villaseñor motocross track in Puerto Vallarta on Nov 16. In addition to Freestyle motocross and BMX bike exhibitions, you can meet famous freestyle riders.
Season's First BECAS Breakfast at Vitea November 19th
Polly G. Vicars
Since their inception, Becas Breakfasts have been raising money to fund the educations of Puerto Vallarta's young people of limited resources. This season's first event will be held on Wednesday, November 19th at the beautiful oceanfront bistro, Vitea. Make plans now to join us!
1st Puerto Vallarta Mariachi Festival, November 20-22
From November 20-22, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico will host the inaugural Mariachi PV Fest, an event designed to promote the tradition of Mariachi and Mexican culture on a local, national and international level, while supporting local charities and commemorating the Mexican Revolution.
TREG's 2014 House Hunters International Charity Event
Timothy Real Estate Group
Don't miss Timothy Real Estate Group's 2nd House Hunters International Charity Event benefiting Becas Vallarta, Make-A-Wish Foundation, Asilo San Juan Diego and the Vallarta Botanical Gardens. The 'Gilligan’s Island' themed-event will be held on November 24 at Mantamar Beach Club.
SEMARNAT Establishes 2014-2015 Whale Watching Season
El Sol de Nayarit
Each year from December to March, the waters off the coast of Puerto Vallarta offer some of the most spectacular whale watching in the world. SEMARNAT recently announced the 2014-15 whale watching season in the Banderas Bay region will begin on Dec 8 and end March 23.
Vallarta-Nayarit Classic Rock Fest Lineup
As the world's first and only festival celebrating classic rock, Vallarta-Nayarit Classic Rock Festival fans can expect 3 days of performances by some of the greatest musicians from the 60s, 70s and 80s. Whether you love roots rock, blues, soft or hard rock, you won't be disappointed!
Puerto Vallarta to Host International Fireworks Festival
The Christmas holidays are always an exciting time to visit Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, but this year will be exceptionally entertaining as the city will play host to the 2014 International Fireworks Festival that's scheduled to take place from December 20th through 31st.
Vallarta-Nayarit Paint Out and Plein Air Festival
Tierra Alta, a pristine ecological cabin development in an oak forest on the edge of the Sierra Madre Mountains less than an hour from Puerto Vallarta, has just announced the date for the first ever 'Paint Out and Plein-Air Festival,' to take place on the weekend of January 17, 2015.
Vallarta to Host 2015 International Meeting of Clowns
From May 18-21, 2015, Puerto Vallarta will host the 2015 International Meeting of Clowns, organized by the Mexican Association of Clowns Without Borders, through support provided by the municipal government and the efforts of Juan Pablo Vazquez Balleza, better known as 'Papos.'
ONGOING EVENTS & ACTIVITIES
El Arrayán's Monday, Thursday & Saturday Mexican Cooking Classes
Puerto Vallarta's El Arrayán restaurant is happy to announce that starting October 6th they will resume their popular Traditional Mexican Cooking Classes. Owner/Chef Carmen Porras and Chef Alfonso Corona will teach you how to make a wide variety of classical Mexican dishes.
Sea Turtles Assisted Survival in Puerto Vallarta
To prevent turtle eggs poaching and baby turtles deaths from human activities, there are five important turtle sanctuaries in Puerto Vallarta and surrounding areas. All of them have turtle research & conservancy projects run by Marine specialists. Visit one of them with Superior Tours.
Mysore Yoga Classes at Westin Puerto Vallarta
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
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.
Historical Art Exhibit at Vallarta Botanical Gardens
In celebration of the completion of the Vallarta Conservatory of Mexican Orchids, a copy of Rafael Montes de Oca's 'Hummingbirds and Orchids of Mexico' and its accompanying 51 frame-ready prints will be on display at the Vallarta Botanical Gardens from July 26-Dec 13, 2014.
Puerto Vallarta Zoo: A Truly Unforgettable Experience
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
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
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.
Summer's a Great Time to Visit Estero El Salado
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.