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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)

Christmas Dinner at Restaurants in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
Banderas News Team

Spending the holidays in Vallarta? Whether you are in the mood for traditional Christmas fare or want to try something a little different, we've listed Puerto Vallarta area restaurants that are serving up holiday meals that'll keep you out of the kitchen - and in a festive mood!

HealthCare Resources Puerto Vallarta December Clinics
Pamela Thompson

There's a special energy in the air right now as everyone in Puerto Vallarta slides into the 'high season' and the holidays. With everyone being so busy, we are cutting our clinic schedule back a bit this month – but just wait until January and see what we have planned for you!

Season 2 of 'Vallarta Voice' on the ACT II Main Stage
Daniel R. Mininni

The 2014/15 theater season is in full swing at the ACT II Entertainment complex. December 7th-28th sees the return of 'The Voice of Vallarta' and the premier of 'Walk Like A Man,' a tribute to the hugely popular New Jersey-based recording stars Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons.

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.

Upcoming Shows at Nuevo Vallarta's Stage and Forum
D. White

If you live or are currently vacationing in Puerto Vallarta or Riviera Nayarit, there is a new entertainment venue this season. Stage and Forum Theatre, Nuevo Vallarta's newest stage, is introducing some of Puerto Vallarta's top rated shows to their Nayarit residents and visitors.

Holiday Shopping at Old Town Farmers Market
Erin Staley

Who needs big box retailers when you can shop local from Vallarta-based vendors for the holidays? At the Puerto Vallarta Old Town Farmers Market-Tianguis Cultural, over 80 'make it, bake it, grow it' vendors will help you 'get your shop on' this holiday season.

Waterside Art Shows on Marina Nuevo Vallarta Malecón
Riviera Nayarit CVB

Every Saturday from 9 am to 12 noon, the 'Waterside Art Show' along the Marina Nuevo Vallarta boardwalk reinforces cultural tourism in the Riviera Nayarit. Now in its fourth year, the art show features mostly local artists creating painting and sculpture installations.

Essence of Cuisine: A Frida & Diego Dining Experience
Marie Callan

In the 1930s, Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo often hosted festive dinner parties at their Mexico City home. On December 22, you can catch a glimpse of those days of dining with Frida and Diego, right here in Puerto Vallarta, at Dolores Brittingham's Essence of Cuisine cooking class.

Charity Bingo Every Other Wednesday at Nacho Daddy
Kathleen Palmer

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.

Celebrate Christmas Eve with Dinner at Kaiser Maximilian
Laura Gelezunas

Kaiser Maximilian Restaurant in the heart of Vallarta's Zona Romantica will be celebrating Christmas on December 24th with a splendid holiday dinner. Executive Chef Juan Carlos Palomera and his team have developed a memorable four-course menu for $550 pesos per person.

Enjoy Christmas Dinner on the Beach at Daiquiri Dick's
Laura Gelezunas

When it comes to a wonderful Christmas meal, the sky is the limit and your choice will mark the holiday. Let the crash of the waves and ocean breeze be the back drop for your Christmas dinner at Daiquiri Dick's Restaurant, right on Los Muertos Beach in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.

International Fireworks Festival Schedule of Events
Banderas News Team

In addition to giving pyrotechnical showmen the chance to showcase their various disciplines and specialties, the Dec 25-31, 2014 International Fireworks Festival in Puerto Vallarta will deliver a variety of cultural activities, including music, dance and theatrical performances.

Festival Sayulita 2015: Movies and Music in Mexico
Sara Lieberman

Cinephiles looking to enjoy a film with their feet in the sand can do so from January 14 to 18 at the second Festival Sayulita, a five-day culture and food fest in the chilled-out coastal town of Sayulita, 45 minutes north of Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.

Arena Vallarta Hosts 2015 National Charro Championship
María Francesca

From January 29 through February 1st, twenty-four of Mexico's best Charro associations will gather in Puerto Vallarta to compete in the Fourth National Charro Championship 'Grand Premio 2015' at Arena Vallarta, just 20 minutes from the city's International Airport.

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.

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.

ACT LGBT AC Prepares for Vallarta Pride 2015
Bill Hevener

Puerto Vallarta's annual LGBT event 'Vallarta Pride' will take place from May 17-25th 2015, increasing last year's 5-day event into a 7-day-long celebration of diversity in our city. Get ready for a week of culture events, concerts, entertainment, films, fun and lots of partying!

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.'

Democrats Abroad Weekly Film Series Resumes December 3
David Kamp and Judy Snow

The Costa Banderas Chapter of Democrats Abroad Mexico is launching its Fifth Annual Film Series on a new night and at a new location. This year, the weekly films will be shown on Wednesday nights at 7:00 pm at the International Friendship Club in downtown Puerto Vallarta.

Wednesday Night BINGO Games Support Purr Project
Marilyn Khan

Help us put some pesos in Purr Project's 'kitty' by joining us beside the pool under the beautiful new indoor palapa at Los Arcos Hotel on Olas Altas in Old Town Vallarta every other Wednesday at 5 pm for a fun-filled evening of playing Kitty BINGO!

IFC Begins 30th Season of Puerto Vallarta Home Tours
Janie Albright Blank

This season marks thirty years since the International Friendship Club started offering Puerto Vallarta Home Tours as a way to raise funds to support the fledgling Cleft Palate Clinic. For 2014-15, the IFC Home Tours will run every Tuesday and Wednesday morning through March.

Whale Watching Season Begins in the Bay of Banderas
Banderas News Team

Whale watching season officially starts again on December 8th as hundreds of Humpback whales arrive off the coast of Puerto Vallarta. Their annual migration from the cold waters of Alaska brings them to the Bay of Banderas, where they will raise their young in our warm waters.

December 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.

US Presidential Visits to Mexico Exhibit at OPC
Pilar Perez

Deborah Aschheim's 'Bienvenidos Los Presidentes,' a multidisciplinary exhibition about collective memory and mythology that blends archival research, community interviews, and a broad range of source material with drawings, photographs, and video, opens at Vallarta's OPC Nov 26th.

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.

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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