|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.
September 26 through October 3 is Absentee Voting Week
Democrats Abroad Mexico
In many states, the US voter registration deadline for the November 8, 2016 elections is October 10. All US voters in Puerto Vallarta can get voting registration and ballot submission assistance from the Democrats Abroad Banderas Bay Voting Assistance Team Sept 27-30 and October 3.
San Pancho Days Honor San Francisco's Patron Saint
If you're looking for an authentic taste of Mexican culture, head north of Puerto Vallarta to San Francisco, Nayarit. From September 25 to October 4 this small village, better known as 'San Pancho,' will celebrate a nine-day festival honoring its namesake, Saint Francis of Assisi.
This Day of the Dead, Help Keep Literacy ALIVE
Banderas News Team
On September 27th, Casa Karma Boutique Resort will kick off their Day of the Dead Calavera decorating contest to benefit the Puerto Vallarta Public Library, Biblioteca Los Mangos, and its new Early Childhood Literacy Program. This event lasts through November 2nd, Dia de los Muertos.
Democrats Abroad September Social at Garbo Piano Bar
The Costa Banderas Chapter of Democrats Abroad Mexico invites you to join them on Wednesday, September 28 from 6-8 pm for a 'Social Hour' in the air conditioned comfort of Garbo Piano Bar, Pulpito #142, between Olas Altas and Amapas in Puerto Vallarta's Romantic Zone.
ExPats in Vallarta September 2016 Happy Hour & Events
ExPats in Vallarta, a totally social group with informal fellowship and assistance for Expat residents or visitors living, working or investing in or around Puerto Vallarta, or those considering it, has several events scheduled for September. Don't miss the fun, mark your calendars now!
Spend a Day at the Puerto Vallarta SPCA Sanctuary
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.
Tropical America Palm Ranch Needs Volunteer Gardeners
How would you like to get out of Puerto Vallarta for a day trip into the beautiful farm country just north of Nuevo Vallarta? Tropical America, a 50 acre working palm and tropical plant ranch near Mezcales, needs volunteers to do numerous tasks around the farm. Here's how you can help.
4th Annual La Cruz International Fishing Tournament
Offering over 3 million pesos in prizes, the 4th Annual La Cruz International Fishing Tournament, scheduled to be held Sept 28-Oct 1, 2016 at Marina Riviera Nayarit in La Cruz de Huanacaxtle, promises some hot and heavy competition in the sailfish, marlin, tuna and dorado categories.
Double Weekend Challenge at Barceló Puerto Vallarta
Puerto Vallarta CVB
If you are into Crossfit, Puerto Vallarta is the place to be Sept 29-Oct 2, as the Hotel Barceló hosts the Double Weekend Challenge, an event that will bring groups of multi-discipline athletes of both genders and all ages together for a weekend of challenging Crossfit competitions.
The Events Are Back On in The Riviera Nayarit!
The cuisine, adventure and cultural experiences that make the Riviera Nayarit such a highly sought-after destination will be emphasized this Fall through the wide variety of festivals and tournaments scheduled throughout the destination known as 'Mexico's Pacific Treasure.'
CASA Connor to Open in Puerto Vallarta October 20
Created as a living legacy to honor the life of 15-year-old Connor Vanderveen, who died in 2011 of complications related to Hunter Syndrome, CASA Connor will officially open with great ceremony on October 20, and begin providing vital care to Puerto Vallarta children with disabilities, free of charge.
The 8th Vallarta-Nayarit Gastronómica Gets Cooking
As part of the joint efforts to promote Puerto Vallarta and Riviera Nayarit as a single - and extraordinary - destination, the 8th Vallarta-Nayarit Gastronomica, a long weekend of gourmet events celebrating the art of eating, drinking and living well, is set for October 23-26, 2016.
Act II is Gearing Up for an Incredible 2016-2017 Season
Act II Stages is entering its fourth year in Puerto Vallarta with a new season featuring many of your favorites, like Paul Fracassi, Brittany Kingery, Levi Kreis, Jai Rodriguez, The Kinsey Sicks and Lorena Peril; some incredible new 'world-class' talent; and a line-up of exciting & innovative shows.
2016-2017 Centro Historico ArtWalk Starts October 26
Art lovers can explore numerous artistic offerings during the Puerto Vallarta Centro Historico ArtWalk, a self-guided tour of 8 downtown galleries with cocktail exhibitions that can be enjoyed every Wednesday evening from 6-10 pm from October 26, 2016 through May 31, 2017.
2016 Puerto Vallarta Day of the Dead Festival Events
Banderas News Team
Set to take place Oct 28-Nov 2, this year's Dia de Los Muertos Festival in Puerto Vallarta promise to be frightfully fun, with Day of the Dead altars and Catrina displays; parades, music and dance performances; a spooktacular street party, and death-themed movie screenings.
Four Seasons Punta Mita's New Photography Package
From October 31 through November 4, Four Seasons Resort Punta Mita will welcome photographers of all skill levels to Riviera Nayarit's stunning landscape for a rare opportunity to learn from a pair of celebrated U.S.-based professional shutterbugs - Robert Caplin and Peter Lockley.
Hook the Cure Returns to Puerto Vallarta Nov. 3
The Eleventh Annual Hook the Cure powered by IOTEC will return to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico on November 3, 2016. 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 Prepares for its Third Season
The Tianguis Lo de Marcos will reopen its doors for its third season on November 5, 2016. Held on Saturdays from 9 am - 2 pm, this weekly event offers Vallarta-Nayarit locals and visitors another year of shopping pleasures and loads of treasures in beautiful Lo de Marcos, Nayarit.
Chacala Fall Artist Residency Program, November 7-19
Gerald Van Eeckhout
Are you a professional or budding artist? The 2016 Fall Chacalart Artist Residency Program, scheduled to be held from November 7-19, 2016, will give you the time to create, grow and expand your horizons in the tropical and soulful setting of Puerto de Chacala, on Mexico's Riviera Nayarit.
Vallarta Int'l Festival Gourmet Returns November 11-20
The International Gourmet Festival is one of a handful of events that has put Puerto Vallarta on the map, and keeps people coming back year after year. The 22nd edition of the Festival will take place November 11-20 and extends from Puerto Vallarta along the Rivera Nayarit to Tepic.
Sept-Dec Full of Culture & Tradition in Puerto Vallarta
September kicks off a fall and winter full of national holidays and celebrations in Puerto Vallarta, offering visitors unique opportunities to experience Mexico's rich heritage through a host of exciting events that focus on culture, tradition, history, cuisine and nature.
Kino MacGregor to Host Yoga Classes at Westin Resort
Puerto Vallarta Tourism Board
The Puerto Vallarta Tourism Board and CVB have announced that Shala Ananda Yoga Studios will host Kino MacGregor, a teacher and devotee of Ashtanga yoga, in a series of classes from November 18-20, 2016, as part of the Westin Resort & Spa Puerto Vallarta's Well-Being Movement.
Vallarta Bomberos Friend-Raiser Set for November 20
Banderas News Team
Although our first-responders don't seek recognition for their devotion to the Puerto Vallarta community, from time to time we have the opportunity to say thank you. We invite you to help us honor them at the Third Annual Spaghetti Dinner Friend-Raiser on November 20, 2016 from 3-6 pm.
TREG's 3rd House Hunters International Charity Event
Get your tickets now for Timothy Real Estate Group's 2016 'House Hunters International' Puerto Vallarta charity fundraiser. This 'Night Of Latin Stars' will take place on November 21 at Casa Karma and will benefit Asilo San Juan de Diego, Vallarta Botanical Gardens and Corazón de Niña.
'Dancing With The Stars' Comes to Riviera Nayarit
Travelers can become a dancing star on the golden shores of AAA Five-Diamond Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit during the third annual LaBlast Getaway November 30 through December 3, 2016 led by three-time World Dance Champion and 'Dancing With The Stars' alum, Louis Van Amstel.
Artists Needed for 5th Annual 'El Río del Arte' Expo
Calling all artists! Plans are underway for the 5th Annual Puerto Vallarta 'El Río del Arte' expo, scheduled to take place at Oscar's Restaurant on December 4, 2016. If you'd you like the opportunity to show off (and sell) your art, while supporting a local charity, this event is for you!
US Softball Teams Compete in Vallarta College Challenge
Triple Crown Sports
The 10-team field of high-caliber D-I fastpitch programs that will make up the 2017 Puerto Vallarta College Challenge is set for two sessions in February. This preseason event will bring several of the most accomplished US college teams to Vallarta's Nancy Almaraz Stadium.
ONGOING EVENTS & ACTIVITIES
It's Sea Turtle Nesting Season in Puerto Vallarta
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 hatching season, which runs from late June to December, and offers turtle-loving travelers an educational vacation experience.
Salty Dog Voyages: Banderas Bay Luxury Yacht Cruises
If you want to explore the natural wonders of Puerto Vallarta's Banderas Bay, but don't want to take a typical 'Booze Cruise,' then Salty Dog Voyages are perfect for you! Climb aboard Salty Dog's 58-foot Azimut yacht for a truly luxurious day on the water that you will never forget.
Las Caletas: Family Fun in Puerto Vallarta
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.
10 Fun & Free Things To Do in Puerto Vallarta
With a colorful blend of the old and the new, Puerto Vallarta offers an unrivaled combination of simple pleasures and sophisticated charms. As a world-class destination, you might think you have to be among the rich & famous to have a great time - but you'd be mistaken...
Gay Vallarta Bar Hopping Adds Two New Tours
Get ready for two new, fun-filled tours offered by Vallarta Bar Hopping, great for both tourists and locals. Paint the Town Red and Art Tour PV are easy ways to enjoy the best Puerto Vallarta has to offer whether you are on-your-own tourist, local or want to meet new friends.
Sunday Brunch at Si Señor Beach on Playa Los Muertos
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
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!
Learn Vallarta Offers New Rural Organic Farm Walk
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
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.
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.
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.
It's Always 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.