|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.
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Third Annual Electro Beach Spring Break in Vallarta
Prime Social Group, one of the biggest Electronic Dance Music promoters in the midwest, is bringing the best DJs from around the world to Puerto Vallarta for Spring Break. Throughout March, the city will be blazing with the sounds of house, electro, trance, trap, and dubstep.
International Friendship Club 2013-2014 Vallarta Tours
Janie Albright Blank
The International Friendship Club has begun their 2013-14 tour season, with Puerto Vallarta Home Tours every Tuesday & Wednesday and Botanical Gardens and Zoo tours every Thursday until April 9, 2014. Tour proceeds fund many local charities, primarily the IFC Cleft Palate Program.
Free Malecón Sculpture Walking Tours Every Tuesday
Puerto Vallarta's free Tuesday morning Malecón Sculpture Walking Tour, created and conducted by Galeria Pacifico owner Gary Thompson, resumed on November 12, and will be held every Tuesday at 9:30 am starting at the Millennium sculpture on the north end of the Malecón.
Banderas Bay Jazz Allstars Coming to La Cruz Marina
On Tuesday, March 11th at 7:00 pm, Marina Riviera Nayarit will host a special 'Evening Under The Stars' featuring the Banderas Bay Jazz Allstars performing on the Xiriki Amphitheater stage at the Marina in La Cruz de Huanacaxtle.
Democrats Abroad Every Tuesday Film Series: 'Mud'
David Kamp and Judy Snow
As part of their Every Tuesday Night Film series, the Costa Banderas Chapter of Democrats Abroad presents 2013's award winning drama, 'Mud'. This documentary-style film will be shown on March 11th, at 7 pm at the Paradise Community Center on the South side of Puerto Vallarta.
Spencer Day to Perform Dinner Show at No Way Jose!
Dress to impress and head on out to 'Tu Casa in Vallarta' on March 12 for an exclusive dinner/show starring Spencer Day! For just $650 pesos, you'll enjoy a No Way José! award-winning 3-course meal and an up-close-and-personal show by one of the world's most beloved crooners.
2013-2014 Centro Historico ArtWalk Every Wednesday
Art lovers can explore numerous artistic offerings during the Puerto Vallarta Centro Historico ArtWalk, a self-guided tour of ten downtown galleries with cocktail exhibitions that can be enjoyed every Wednesday evening from 6-10 pm from October 30, 2013 through May 28, 2014.
Wednesday Night BINGO for Puerto Vallarta Charities
Get those marker pens at the ready! We are delighted to announce that Nacho Daddy on Basilio Badillo in the Zona Romántica is hosting the new season of the ever-popular Charity BINGO in aid of two very special local charities: Pasitos de Luz and the Colina Spay & Neuter Clinic.
March 'Essence of Cuisine' Cooking Classes
During your visit to Puerto Vallarta why not join Dolores Brittingham at Essence of Cuisine to learn how to make a four-course Mexican meal? The next classes will be held at Dolores' home in in 'Old Town' Puerto Vallarta on March 6th, 13th and 20th at 6:30 pm.
32nd San Diego to Vallarta Yacht Race Announced
The 32nd Edition of the San Diego to Puerto Vallarta race, a biennial event hosted by San Diego Yacht Club that starts off at San Diego’s Shelter Island and finishes off at Punta Mita in beautiful Banderas Bay, Mexico, will be held March 13th-22nd, 2014.
ExPats in Vallarta March Happy Hours and Events
During the month of March, Expats in Vallarta will be having two Happy Hour gatherings, three Wine and Appetizer evenings, two Neighborhood Coffees, and a Special Event dinner. Come on down, enjoy a couple of cool ones, see some old friends and make some new ones!
'Emergente' Alternative Art Expo at Los Mangos Library
On March 15, the Puerto Vallarta Public Library will open its doors to fill the night with light, art, movement, color, and creative energy, as they celebrate the second edition of Emergente, an exposition of alternative art - art as you may have never seen it before in this city.
Three Amazing Sailing Events Coming to Banderas Bay
Riviera Nayarit CVB
Incredible scenery, fantastic racing, and great camaraderie await participants and spectators during the 3 sailing events coming to Banderas Bay in March. The Biennial Mexico Race, the Regatta Copa Mexico, and the MEXORC are sure to captivate all types of sailing enthusiasts.
Popular El Arrayán Cooking Classes Return to Vallarta
Banderas News Team
El Arrayán, Vallarta's choice for traditional Mexican food, is offering a new series of Mexican cooking classes for the 2013-2014 season. On Mondays, you can join owner Carmen Porras and her team of chefs as they share their secrets for preparing rich and varied Mexican dishes.
Condos, Casas & Cocktails: FREE Real Estate Seminars
Everyone in Puerto Vallarta is invited to join Tropicasa Realty and MEXLend Mortgages at Garbo's on the 1st & 3rd Monday of each month for 'Condos, Casas & Cocktails,' an informal, yet informative, conversation about purchasing and financing real estate in Mexico.
Vallarta to Host International Celtic Music Festival
The 'International Celtic Music Festival of Mexico' will take place in Vallarta in March of 2014. This unique event will feature Celtic musicians and other traditional artists as well as Celtic crafts and art vendors, for three days in the magnificent setting of Banderas Bay.
South Side Shuffle Every other Friday
Basilio Badillo has seen a lot of changes over the last 25 years, but it's always been known as one of Vallarta's best shopping areas. And it just keeps getting better. Every other Friday from 6 to 10 pm, the always bustling street in the heart of Old Town welcomes the South Side Shuffle!
Entreamigos' Circo de los Niños Returns to San Pancho
Since their inaugural sold out show in 2011, everyone in the Riviera Nayarit has been waiting for the return of Circo de Los Niños. Now, after two years of workshops and training, 50 kids will once again bring the circus to San Pancho in a 2 day event, March 21-22 in San Francisco, Mexico.
MEXORC Returns to Puerto Vallarta March 23rd-29th
Travel Video News
The Mexican Ocean Racing Circuit, better known as MEXORC, returns to Puerto Vallarta March 23rd through 29th. Known as one of the most important sailing events on the Pacific Coast, MEXORC will put sailors from the US and Mexico through six days of racing in Banderas Bay.
Vive Latino Festival in Mexico City March 27-30
Nine Inch Nails, Calle 13, and Arcade Fire are among the bands that will play the massive Vive Latino Festival, set for Mexico City on March 27-30. More than 150 bands have been confirmed for the fifteenth edition of the festival that will take place at the city's Foro Sol.
Punta Mita Golf & Gourmet Classic, April 3-6, 2014
Banderas News Team
The Punta Mita Gourmet & Golf Classic, an annual celebration of world-class food, wine, and golf, returns to Riviera Nayarit April 3-6, 2014. The event will allow you to experience the best of local and international food, wine, and golfing on Jack Nicklaus' signature courses.
Dates for LGBT Event 'Vallarta Pride 2014' Announced
Puerto Vallarta’s annual LGBT event 'Vallarta Pride' will take place this year in the Romantic Zone on the weekend of May 22nd to 26th, increasing the 3-day weekend event into a 5-day-long cultural celebration of the municipality and its international population.
ONGOING EVENTS & ACTIVITIES
Superior Tours Vallarta Offers More Guadalajara Trips
Puerto Vallarta's well-known tour operator and travel agency, Superior Tours, recently announced that they'll be extending their trips to Guadalajara this year, and they'll be running these popular 3 day/2 night tours until at least the end of May.
March HealthCare Resources Vallarta News & Clinics
We have a full month of clinics coming up, all focused on your health and well-being. These are screening clinics only, no procedures are performed, and can only be booked through HealthCare Resources Puerto Vallarta.
Vallarta IFC Activities Schedule Loaded with Fun
Janie Albright Blank
The International Friendship Club boasts an activities schedule chock full of things to do for members and guests alike. I decided to attend a variety of IFC activities so I could see for myself what might be of interest for Vallarta visitors and residents. Wow, was I busy!
Finding Your Own Imagery in Art with Sheila Seguin
Sheila Seguin will begin teaching at ART VallARTa in Puerto Vallarta on Wednesday nights, starting February 19th 4:30-7:00 pm. Not only is Sheila a visual artist, but she is also a wonderful teacher, whose own work is provocative, thoroughly creative and expressive.
Vallarta International Friendship Club Lecture Series
Janie Albright Blank
Offering a series of interesting lectures and entertaining workshops, the International Friendship Club in downtown Puerto Vallarta is the place to be on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from February 13th - March 14th.
Learn Vallarta Adds 3 New Walking Tours this Season
Banderas News Team
Local American author and creator of Learn Vallarta educational services and the popular Escape Route Vallarta blog, Sandra Cesca, has been busy adding three new walking tours to her offerings for Puerto Vallarta visitors and residents alike.
Whale Watching in the Protected Waters of Banderas Bay
In December, the Humpback whale's song can be heard once again in the protected waters of Banderas Bay. These giants return to the breeding grounds off Puerto Vallarta and stay until their newborns are strong enough to begin their migration back to Alaska.
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.
Municipal Ballet Xiutla Free Performances
Banderas News Team
There are no other representatives of Puerto Vallarta that impresses people's hearts as dramatically as our Xiutla Ballet. Don't miss their performances every Friday at Lazaro Cardenas Plaza in Olas Altas and every Sunday at Los Arcos on the Malecon. Each performance is unique and free of charge.
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
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
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.
Vallarta's El Salado Estuary Now Offers Tours
We were recently invited on a tour of Puerto Vallarta's 169 acre El Salado Estuary, which is being restored to its original beauty through a joint effort of citizens and government. Tours of this 70,000 m2 protected area of mangrove swamps filled with wildlife are available every Thursday at 11 am.