|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)banderasnews.com.
41 Participating in This Year's Vallarta Restaurant Week
Juan Pablo Hernandez
Since its first edition in 2005, Vallarta Restaurant Week has provided diners with a unique opportunity to experience new restaurants' delicious offerings or simply enjoy their favorite ones at reduced prices. This year 41 Banderas Bay area restaurants will participate from May 15-31.
2016 Laser World Championship in The Riviera Nayarit
From May 20-28, Vallarta Yacht Club will host the 2016 Laser World Championships. This competition is the most important event in the Vallarta-Nayarit FMV CUP 2016: besides competing for the world title, participants are also looking to win tickets to the 2016 Olympic Games.
Kaiser Maximilian Celebrates 21 Years in Vallarta
Thousands of satisfied clients and many more meals and drinks served make Kaiser Maximilian Restaurant a very important part of the Puerto Vallarta dining scene. This month, they are celebrating 21 years of serving delicious Austrian and European cuisine to residents and visitors.
2015-2016 Centro Historico ArtWalk Every Wednesday
Art lovers can explore numerous artistic offerings during the Puerto Vallarta Centro Historico ArtWalk, a self-guided tour of 9 downtown galleries with cocktail exhibitions that can be enjoyed every Wednesday evening from 6-10 pm from October 28, 2015 through May 25, 2016.
ExPats in Vallarta May 2016 Happy Hours and Events
ExPats in Vallarta, a totally social group with informal fellowship and assistance for Expat residents or visitors living, working or investing in Puerto Vallarta or around Banderas Bay, or those considering it, has announced this month's schedule of events.
May 26 Pulpito Drag Derby Part of 2016 Vallarta Pride
Banderas News Team
Contestants are busy preparing their costumes and high heels for the third annual 'Pulpito Drag Derby' to be held May 26 as part of this year's Vallarta Pride celebration. The fun starts at 6 pm with a wet-shirt contest and pre-party at Pulpito Plaza on the south side of Puerto Vallarta.
Puerto Vallarta Anniversary Celebrations May 26-31st
From May 26-31, 2016, Puerto Vallarta will commemorate its 98th anniversary as a municipality and 48th year as an official city with 'May Fest 2016,' a week-long celebration that includes cultural events, concerts, dance performances & fireworks. Here's a sneak peek at the events.
Fun & Friendship Come Together at Act II STAGES
Daniel R. Mininni
Between the closing night of the PVGMC's 'Dance All Night' Vallarta Pride Concert Series, weekly Karaoke and Music Sing Alongs, and a new show starring three of your Voice of Vallarta favorites coming in June, the fun never ends at the biggest entertainment venue in the Bay - Act II STAGES.
Get Ready for a Long Weekend Full of Vallarta Pride!
Banderas News Team
The Vallarta Pride Organizing Committee would like to invite the general public to enjoy the highlight events of Vallarta Pride 2016, which are set to take place over the long closing weekend (May 26-29) of this annual festival that celebrates the LGBTTIQ community in our city.
Summer Fun at Nacho Daddy Restaurant and Bar
If you find yourself on the south side of Puerto Vallarta, head on over to Nacho Daddy Restaurant & Bar. The restaurant's air-conditioned upstairs features karaoke every Monday, live music every Thursday-Saturday night and a Sunday Night Rock Concert Series on a 12 ft. HD screen - all with no cover!
PVGMC 'Dance All Night' Vallarta Pride Concert Series
Puerto Vallarta Gay Men's Chorus
'Dance All Night' with the Puerto Vallarta Gay Men's Chorus in our 5th annual series of gay pride concerts. Celebrate Pride with your friends and the men of the chorus as we sing and dance to pop love songs and hits from musical theater on May 22, 23 & 27 on the Main Stage at Act II.
3rd Riviera Nayarit Mountain Bike Race, May 28
400 participants are preparing for the Third Riviera Nayarit Mountain Bike Race, an intense, one-of-a-kind biking competition that combines beach tracks and mountain trails. The race, which is open to riders from 4 to 59 years, starts at 3 pm on May 28 in Litibú-Higuera Blanca.
Live Music Every Weekend at Daiquiri Dick's
Banderas News Team
The seasons are changing and so are things at one of Puerto Vallarta's favorite restaurants. From new summer hours and menus to the return of the Summer Sizzle, Sunday Brunch with Jorge and Lenin and Sunset Piano with Antonio, Daiquiri Dick's remains 'An Exceptional Experience.'
'You Are Here: Urban Approximations' Opens at OPC May 28
A new exhibition, 'You Are Here: Urban Approximations' marks the second anniversary of the opening of the Office of Cultural Projects. Bringing together the vision of architects and urban planners, this expo provides the opportunity to visit Vallarta, not as it is, but as it could become.
Democrats Abroad June Social Hour at Luna Azul
The Costa Banderas Chapter of Democrats Abroad Mexico invites you to join them for a June 'Social Hour' on Thursday, June 2, 2016 from 5-7 pm in the air-conditioned comfort of Luna Azul, Lazaro Cardenas 308, near the corner of Calle Constitucion, on PV's south side.
U.S. Voter Registration Assistance in Puerto Vallarta
Democrats Abroad Mexico
You can vote in the 2016 Presidential Election from Mexico and members of the Costa Banderas Chapter of Democrats Abroad Mexico are here to help. During the month of June they will have voter assistance tables set up in Vallarta to help you register and request your absentee ballot.
Benito Santos' 2017 Cruise Collection at Grand Velas
On June 10, 2016 renowned Mexican fashion designer Benito Santos will introduce his 2017 Cruise Collection at the AAA Five Diamond Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit Resort. The runway show kicks off a four week pop-up shop selling his designs and an exhibit on his work in the fashion industry.
Mariachi Institute Coming to Chacala this June
Jerry Van Eeckhout
The Chacala Mariachi Institute is set to take place June 11-19, 2016 at Mar de Jade Resort in Chacala, Nayarit. This intensive 8 day course provides music teachers and college music education majors the training and materials necessary to become successful mariachi educators.
ExPats in Vallarta June Happy Hour Gatherings
ExPats in Vallarta, a totally social group offering informal fellowship and assistance to Expat residents or visitors living, working or investing in Puerto Vallarta and around Banderas Bay, will be hosting two happy hour gatherings in June at Langostinos on Los Muertos Beach.
Mexico City Hosts Major Arts & Sporting Events in 2016
As the number one destination on The New York Times '52 Places to Go in 2016' list, there's never been a better time to visit Mexico City. From decades-old traditions to newer, artistic events and major sporting events, Mexico's capital has something for everyone this year.
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.
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.
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
HealthCare Resources Vallarta Health News & Clinics
Just because we are heading into the summer months, doesn't mean all activities stop. True, the pace is a little less hectic but life goes on! Healthcare Resources Puerto Vallarta will continue to offer health clinics, referrals – the works! - throughout the months of May and June.
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.
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.
PV Mayor's 2016 Project: Stage More Sporting Events
In accordance with Puerto Vallarta Mayor Arturo Dávalos Peña's plan to stage more sporting events in 2016, the Municipal Sports Council has scheduled a series of athletic activities throughout the year. The events begin January 16 & 17 with the IV Circuito de Atletismo Vallarta 2016.
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.
'El Diablo' Leads Legends of Vallarta Night Tour
How about a new way to experience Puerto Vallarta's Old Town? Sounds inviting, right? Come and join El Diablo and his friends on the Downtown Vallarta by Night Tour for a really unique experience... a magical and mysterious way in which to feel and get to know the city.
Learn Vallarta's New Malecón Sunset Walk
Banderas News Team
Join Learn Vallarta's new Malecón Sunset Walk on Mondays, Tuesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays beginning at 5 pm. Take a stroll down the Malecón while learning about the history and local culture of Vallarta, the origins of the many bronze sculptures and some significant historic buildings.
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.