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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)banderasnews.com.

Bahía de Banderas Trash Challenge, September 23-29
Riviera Nayarit CVB

The 'Bahía de Banderas Towns, Rivers, and Beaches Cleanup Marathon' will be held September 23-29 to contribute to the conservation of the Banderas Bay region's Natural Protected Areas by fighting solid waste contamination in both the Nayarit and Jalisco portions of the bay.

Last Chance to Vote from Abroad in the U.S. Midterms
Costa Banderas Democrats Abroad

Attention U.S. citizens in Mexico! Time is running out for you to cast your vote in the November 6 midterm elections. If you are in the Banderas Bay area and need help, the Costa Banderas Chapter of Democrats Abroad Mexico is offering local VoteFromAbroad assistance, through Oct 3.

ExPats in Vallarta September 2018 Event Schedule
Sara Wise

In September, ExPats in Vallarta, a totally social group offering informal fellowship and assistance for expat residents and visitors, will be hosting Happy Hour Gatherings every Tuesday from 5-7 pm and two Special Dinners on Thursdays September 13th and 27th. Join us!

¡Viva Mexico! Menu Returns to Kaiser Maximilian
Banderas News Team

Food is always an important part of Mexican celebrations so, to commemorate Las Fiestas Patrias, one of Vallarta's favorite restaurants, Kaiser Maximilian, is serving a special dinner menu featuring traditional Mexican dishes with an elegant twist throughout the month of September.

Office of Cultural Projects' 'All Inclusive' Exhibit
Pilar Perez

Responding to community interest, the Oficina de Proyectos Culturales (OPC) is excited to launch a new annual exhibition that focuses solely on new works by local artists. The 'All Inclusive' exhibition will be inaugurated Sept. 19 from 7-9 pm, and remain on display at the OPC through September 29, 2018.

September Happenings & Events in the Riviera Nayarit
Norma Hernández

Travelers visiting the Riviera Nayarit will have an abundance of things to see and do this month. The Pee Wee Surfing League, the 6th Flamingos Race, and Independence Day Festivities are just a sampling of what Mexico's Pacific Treasure offers in September.

Vallarta to Bury Centennial Time Capsule September 27
María Francesca

Since tourism is one of the main activities in Puerto Vallarta, and the municipality is celebrating its centennial this year, a time capsule will be filled with nostalgic and contemporary items and buried on September 27 as part of the city's 2018 World Tourism Day celebrations.

PV Real Estate Walking Tours Back by Popular Demand
The JG Group

Join The JG Group's Vallarta Real Estate Advisors Julie Guerrero and Dean McConkey on Saturdays for the only real estate walking tour in La Zona Romantica. These free tours visit nine of the new real estate projects in one of PV's fastest growing areas. (Advance reservations required.)

Enjoy a Spectacular Sunday Brunch at The River Café
María Francesca

There is no better way to spend your Sunday than with a leisurely brunch at The River Café. Enjoy your favorite breakfast and lunch items, including an omelet station, coffee, juice and much more in a beautiful setting and relaxed atmosphere, every Sunday from 8:00 am to 1:30 pm.

'Beers, Boys & Burgers' Every Sunday at Hotel Mercurio
Banderas News Team

The poolside bar at Hotel Mercurio has long been a favorite hangout, but on Sundays, the party amps up a few notches with the 'Beers, Boys & Burgers' Party. From 4:00 to 7:00 pm, the hunky Mercurio boys serve up tasty hamburger sliders and all the beers you can drink for just $150 pesos!

Spend a Day at the Puerto Vallarta SPCA Sanctuary
Janice Gonzalez

Ordinary people come to Vallarta to vacation. Extraordinary people come to Vallarta and volunteer! Spend a rewarding afternoon cuddling with the animals at Puerto Vallarta's SPCA. Our dogs and cats are awaiting 'forever homes,' and need your help to jump start their socialization.

ExPats in Vallarta October 2018 Happy Hours & Events
Sara Wise

In October, ExPats in Vallarta, a totally social group offering informal fellowship and assistance for expat residents and visitors, will be hosting Happy Hour Gatherings every Tuesday from 5-7 pm, and Special Dinners on Thursdays September 11th and 25th. Join us!

Los Charros de Jalisco Bring Baseball Excitement to PV
Diego Sancho

The Mexican Pacific League (LMP), will bring the excitement of professional baseball to Puerto Vallarta on October 2 and 3, 2018, when Los Charros de Jalisco will play two preseason exhibition games at the Agustín Flores Contreras Municipal Sports Stadium.

Breast Cancer Awareness Events in Puerto Vallarta
Pamela Thompson

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, so Healthcare Resouces Puerto Vallarta is organizing a variety of pink activities and events to promote awareness, honor breast cancer survivors and remember those who lost the fight. Everyone is invited to participate.

American School of Puerto Vallarta 2018 College Fair
Amanda González Moreno

The American School of Puerto Vallarta invites high school students and their parents to participate in their 2018 College Fair. Set to be held Oct. 8 from 1-4 pm at the International Convention Center, 70+ universities from the US, Canada, Mexico & Europe will be present.

10th Vallarta Nayarit Gourmet Weekend, October 14-18
Norma Hernández

Set to take place from October 14-18, Vallarta Nayarit Gastronómica 2018 will boast a wide variety of culinary events, including conferences and workshops hosted by renowned chefs and sommeliers, cooking shows, gourmet tastings, wine pairing dinners and many other appetizing activities.

Act II Entertainment Announces 2018-2019 Season Shows
Daniel R. Mininni

Act II is delighted to announce the lineup for its 2018-2019 season of entertainment. This year promises to be the BEST EVER, with nine productions on The Main Stage, and the return of many of Vallarta's favorite performers, as well as some exciting new faces, in The Red Room.

Oct-Dec Full of Culture & Tradition in Puerto Vallarta
Marie Callan

Engaging in national holidays and traditions is a great way to get to know the culture and heritage of the Mexican people. The Fall and Winter seasons are full of them, making this a great time to visit Puerto Vallarta, where locals warmly welcome tourists to join in the festivities.

Hook the Cure Returns to Puerto Vallarta November 8
Gary Green

Fishing and golfing enthusiasts are already making plans to visit Puerto Vallarta from November 8-11, 2018 for a long weekend of friendship, fun and entertainment at the 13th edition of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation's premiere fishing, golf and spa outing, 'Hook the Cure Powered by IOTEC.'

The Walls of Puerto Vallarta Bring People Together
Timothy Real Estate Group

Local artist Natasha Moraga has been magically transforming Puerto Vallarta with her colorful mosaics since 2012. Her latest project, turning Lazaro Cardenas Park into El Parque de los Azulejos / Tile Park PV, is all about community, and everyone is invited to participate in the Fall workshops.

Puerto Vallarta South Side Shuffle Returns November 16
Banderas News Team

Starting Friday, November 16, 2018, and every other Friday evening through April 5, 2019, the Zona Romantica will come to life as locals and tourists alike head over to Basilio Badillo to do the South Side Shuffle, the only ongoing party of its kind in all of Puerto Vallarta.

TREG's 4th House Hunters International Charity Event
Taniel Chemsian

On November 20, Puerto Vallarta's #1 Real Estate brokerage firm, Timothy Real Estate Group, will host The Disco Ball, their fourth 'House Hunters International' charity event benefiting two local charitable organizations - the Asilo San Juan Diego Senior Center and the SETAC Community Center.

2018 SPCA de Puerto Vallarta 'Evening Under the Stars'
Janice Gonzalez

Tickets are now on sale for the 2018 'Evening Under the Stars,' the annual fund raiser for the SPCA de Puerto Vallarta. This extraordinary event will be held in The Iguana, the gorgeous restaurant located within the stunning Casa Kimberly boutique hotel, on Saturday, November 24.

PV Chamber Orchestra Announces 2018-2019 Concerts
Andrea Jupina

Attention, classical music lovers! The Puerto Vallarta Chamber Orchestra has released information about their upcoming season of concerts. With more performances scheduled, some featuring world-class guest soloists, the 2018-2019 season promises to be very exciting!

ONGOING EVENTS & ACTIVITIES
Cirque du Soleil's 'Luzia, A Waking Dream of Mexico' on Tour
BanderasNews.com

While Banderas Bay area residents and visitors eagerly await the opening of the Cirque du Soleil theme park that's currently under construction in Nuevo Vallarta, the show that the park will be centered around, 'Luzia, A Waking Dream of Mexico,' will start touring around Mexico in August.

Condos, Casas & Cocktails: FREE Real Estate Seminars
Gabriela Escandon

Thinking of buying Vallarta real estate? Join Tropicasa Realty & Garbo Bar for 'Condos, Casas & Cocktails' - a casual, yet informative, conversation about purchasing real estate in Mexico - every other Thursday at one of Puerto Vallarta's most exciting residential developments, Pier 57.

Hotel Hacienda Escondida Offers Summer Splash Day Pass
Laura Gelezunas

At Hacienda Escondida, Puerto Vallarta residents and visitors can enjoy a relaxing day enjoying the beautiful pool, jacuzzi, and surrounding leisure areas at this boutique hotel on the city's south side - without booking a room! - thanks to their new Summer Splash Day Pass.

Sea Turtle Nesting Season on Puerto Vallarta Beaches
Marie Callan

Created in 1981, the Puerto Vallarta sea turtle conservation program now draws thousands of tourists to the shores of Banderas Bay every summer for the annual turtle nesting season, which runs from late June to September, and offers travelers an educational vacation experience.

Starboard Yachts: The Ultimate Way to Tour Banderas Bay
Marie Callan

For those looking for a one-of-a-kind Puerto Vallarta experience, Starboard Yachts offers the ultimate in luxury yacht tours. With Starboard Yachts, you'll enjoy a truly luxurious day on the water aboard the most elegant, yet affordable, yacht charter available in Banderas Bay.

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.

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.

New Historic Vallarta Tour for Wheelchair Travelers
BanderasNews.com

Puerto Vallarta's accessible Malecón is now the site for historic walking tours for wheelchair travelers. This tour, offered by Puerto Vallarta Walking Tours, follows the flat Malecón along the shore of Banderas Bay, and is ideal for those with mobility limitations.

Las Caletas: Family Fun in Puerto Vallarta
minitime.com

If you've never been to Mexico's beloved Puerto Vallarta before, you'll most likely have a hard time narrowing your must visit list down to a few attractions to fit your time there. Yet some attractions in Vallarta are better than others, especially for family travelers with kids in tow.



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