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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)

This Week, Daiquiri Dick's Serves Up Brazilian Cuisine
Laura Gelezunas

For this week's special at Daiquiri Dick's, Executive Chef Ignacio Uribe and Sous Chef Hugo Mejia have created a wonderful Taste of Brazil menu that offers Vallarta diners some interesting choices. This special menu is being served from 5-11 pm through April 26, 2015.

Act II Entertainment Doesn't End When the Snow Melts
Marie Callan

Ok, so the snow has melted and our 'Snowbirds' have flown North, but that doesn't mean there's nothing to do in Puerto Vallarta. ACT II Entertainment has a full line-up of music, theater and amusement planned throughout the Spring and Summer months. Join the fun!

HealthCare Resources Puerto Vallarta April Clinics
Pamela Thompson

To those of you heading north for the summer, we wish you a lovely summer and look forward to seeing you next fall! Here at HealthCare Resources Puerto Vallarta, we stay busy all spring and summer long. In fact, we have a full schedule of clinics coming up this month.

ExPats in Vallarta April Happy Hours and Events
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, has announced their April schedule of events.

Bohemia Viva Dinner Show in 'Tu Casa en Vallarta'
Julie Guerrero

Join the darlings of the live music scene in La Zona Romantica, Argentinian duo Andrea Mottura and Luis Lujan, (a.k.a. Bohemia Viva,) in their first dinner show in 'Tu Casa en Vallarta' - No Way Jose! - on Wednesday, April 22nd at 7 pm.

Riviera Nayarit Salsa and Mambo Festival, April 23-26
Maria Francesca

Dance classes and workshops, presentations by the most prestigious international dancers, contests, parties, and concerts are all part of the fun that the return of the Salsa & Mambo Festival will bring to Nuevo Vallarta, Nayarit from April 23-26, 2015.

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.

1st Riviera Nayarit Children's Fishing Tournament
Jorge Jiménez

On April 26, Marina Nuevo Vallarta will host the 1st Annual Riviera Nayarit Children's Fishing Tournament, a fun and free event for kids ages 2-12. Participants will receive an event T-shirt, fishing equipment, toys, and prizes for every child that registers a catch.

V American Express Punta Mita Gourmet & Golf Classic
Riviera Nayarit CVB

The Punta Mita Gourmet and Golf Classic, an annual celebration of world-class food, wine, and golf, returns to Riviera Nayarit April 30 - May 3. This event allows you to experience the best of local and international food and wine and the opportunity to play Jack Nicklaus' world class courses.

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.

4th World Stand Up Paddle and Paddleboard Championship
Riviera Nayarit CVB

Sayulita, the Riviera Nayarit's Surf Capital, will play host to the top stand up paddle and paddleboard competitors in the world from May 10-17, 2015, thanks to the work of the Mexican Tourism Board and the Riviera Nayarit Convention and Visitors Bureau.

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.

Second Annual Pulpito Drag Derby to Run May 21
Amapas Neighborhood Association

The first Pulpito Drag Derby was such a hit with locals and tourists alike that the Amapas Junta Vecinal is staging a rematch on Thursday, May 21. This year's event will kick off Vallarta Pride and spill seamlessly into its Opening Party - like an Amapas block-party on steroids.

Exciting Events Confirmed for 2015 Vallarta Pride

The third edition of 'Vallarta Pride,' the city's annual gay pride festival, will be held from May 17-25, 2015, and its organizing committee is proud to announce the confirmation of the first events honoring the LGBT community of Puerto Vallarta.

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.'

Events Scheduled Throughout Riviera Nayarit in April
Riviera Nayarit CVB

Travelers visiting Riviera Nayarit next month will have an abundance of things to see and do, as the cuisine, adventure and cultural experiences that make 'Mexico's Pacific Treasure' such a sought-after destination will be showcased in a wide variety of festivals and tournaments.

'Essence of Cuisine' - More Than Just a Cooking Class

The other day my husband, who doesn't like to cook, and I attended an 'Essence of Cuisine' cooking class in Old Town Vallarta. We'd been told that it would be quintessential for a cooking school experience. My husband went because I wanted to, and we both had a great time.

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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