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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)

Celebrating #GivingTuesday in Puerto Vallarta
Cheryl's Shoebox

We have a day for giving thanks. We have two for getting deals. Now, we have #GivingTuesday, a global day dedicated to giving back. Please consider making a donation to any (or many!) of the charities and non-profit organizations in Puerto Vallarta on Tuesday, December 1.

IFC Puerto Vallarta Home Tours Every Tues & Wed Through May 25
Conrad Kostelecky

The International Friendship Club started offering Puerto Vallarta Home Tours 30 years ago as a way to raise funds to support the fledgling Cleft Palate Clinic. For the 2015-2016 season, the IFC Home Tours will run every Tuesday & Wednesday morning from November 17 through March 16.

'Married and Looking' Every Tuesday & Friday at The Red Room
Debbie White

The Red Room at Act II Stages is kicking it up a notch this season with 2 very bright stars from the Las Vegas Strip, Lorena Peril and Ray Jon, who will perform their Vegas style show, 'Married and Looking,' every Tuesday and Friday night at 7:30 pm throughout Vallarta's 'high season.'

Vallarta's Favorite Boy Band, Los Bambinos, is Back!
Lorena Sonrisas

On November 24, Los Bambinos took the stage for their premiere 'Kings of Rock n' Roll' Concert to an ovation of clapping hands and intense whistles from an animated audience at The Roxy Rock House, where they'll be performing every Tuesday evening from 8-10 pm through March 29.

Timothy Real Estate Group Hosts Casa Chickie Open House
Carl Timothy

On Tuesday, December 1st from 6-8 pm, Timothy Real Estate Group will be hosting a delightful Open House at Casa Chickie in the prestigious gated community of The Ridge, where you will find some of Puerto Vallarta's most stunning homes. The event will be catered by Café des Artistes.

ExPats in Vallarta December 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, investing, or considering a move to Puerto Vallarta or the greater Banderas Bay area, has announced the events scheduled for the month of December.

Wednesday Night BINGO Games Support Purr Project
Marilyn Khan

Are you ready for some BINGO? Join us at Margarita Grill on December 2nd for a night full of fun and Purr Project BINGO games. You'll have a great time while supporting the more than 150 adorable cats and kittens at Puerto Vallarta's no-kill cat shelter.

2015-2016 Centro Historico ArtWalk Every Wednesday
María Francesca

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.

Democrats Abroad Weekly Film Series Resumes Dec. 2
Tobe Jensen

The Costa Banderas Chapter of Democrats Abroad Mexico is launching its 6th Annual Film Series on December 2, 2015. The popular series features first-run films shown at the International Friendship Club in downtown Puerto Vallarta on Wednesday nights at 7 pm through April 6, 2016.

El Arrayán Monday, Thursday & Saturday Mexican Cooking Classes

If you are interested in Mexican food and looking for a different kind of experience during your Puerto Vallarta vacation, El Arrayán cooking classes are for you! Held every Monday, Thursday & Saturday, this season's classes promise to be better than ever!

South Side Shuffle Offers Fun and Friendly Shopping
Banderas News Team

Every other Friday from 6 to 10 pm, Puerto Vallarta's Zona Romantica is bustling with activity, as locals and tourists alike head over to Basilio Badillo to do the South Side Shuffle. Now in its 6th year, the South Side Shuffle offers cocktails, music and the perfect excuse to shop!

'Siente Frida' to Benefit Pasitos de Luz's Casa Connor
Barb Bremner

Don't miss 'Siente Frida,' an interactive live art show that focuses on the life, hardships and successes of Mexican artist Frida Kahlo. Scheduled to be held at the Sheraton Buganvilias Resort Dec. 4, the dinner theater event will raise funds for building Casa Connor at Pasitos de Luz.

Tianguis Lo de Marcos Open This Weekend

Every Saturday, Tianguis Lo De Marcos features the works of over 40 talented Artisans, including growers of organic produce and a Food Court with a handful of select providers selling an impressive selection of culinary items you are not likely to find elsewhere.

Daiquiri Dick's 10th Annual Puerto Vallarta Pet Picnic
Banderas News Team

Offering Puerto Vallarta pet owners the opportunity to have some fun in the sun for a worthy cause, and dogs a chance to strut their stuff and enjoy some treats, this year's Pet Picnic will be held Saturday, December 5th at 11:00 am on the patio at Daiquiri Dick's Restaurant.

50 Juried Artists in 2015 River of Art Expo at Oscar's
Virginia Fox

The fourth annual 'El Río del Arte' art expo, to benefit the Colina Spray & Neuter clinic in Puerto Vallarta, is scheduled to take place on Sunday, December 6, from 12-6 pm, but this year it will be held at a new location: Oscar's Restaurant on the Isla Rio Cuale.

Puerto Vallarta Jewish Community Chanukah Dinner, Dec 6
Donna Feldman

On Sunday, December 6, 2015, the Puerto Vallarta Jewish Community is sponsoring a Chanukah Party at The River Café at 6:30 pm. This is the Holiday of Lights, a joyous time. The evening will consist of a fantastic dinner served family-style with lots of latkes. Reservations requested.

Democrats Abroad Discuss Medical Matters for Expats
Democrats Abroad Costa Banderas Chapter

On Tuesday, December 8 from 2:00 to 4:00 pm, the Costa Banderas Chapter of Democrats Abroad will hold a panel discussion about medical issues that expatriates often face when in Mexico. The discussion will be held in the Red Room on the South Side of Vallarta.

Puerto Vallarta Pro Am Golf Tournament Registration Open
Banderas News Team

Registration is now open for the Puerto Vallarta Pro Am tournament's 26th Anniversary, scheduled to take place December 7-12, 2015. Past participation includes PGA Tour winners, club professionals, and some of the game's most prominent and influential amateurs.

Sea Monkey Hosts Luau for Puerto Vallarta's Purr Project
Marilyn Khan

On Friday, December 11th at 5 pm, Sea Monkey Restaurant will be hosting the Third Annual Puerto Vallarta Pig Roast and Luau on the Beach to Benefit PuRR Project. Tickets have been selling quickly since we first announced this year's event, so get yours before they sell out!

Global Mexico Brings Real Estate Education to Vallarta
John K. Glaab

Global Mexico, an organization that was created last year to bring professional education to real estate agents in Mexico, will be offering Banderas Bay area realtors two NAR courses this December: Accredited Buyer's Representative and Resort & Second Home Property Specialist.

Get into the Christmas Spirit with Toys for Tots Vallarta
Jerry Lafferty

For the 17th consecutive year, the Navy League in partnership with the Marriott CasaMagna Resort, Vista Vallarta Golf Club, and other sponsors will be raising money to buy thousands of toys for needy kids this holiday season. This year's fundraisers will be held Dec. 12 & 13.

BECAS Vallarta Announces 2015-2016 Breakfast Dates

Since their inception, Becas Breakfasts have been raising money to fund the educations of Puerto Vallarta's young people of limited resources. Becas Vallarta has just released dates and venues for their 2015-2016 fundraising breakfasts. The next oneis on December 16 at Mantamar.

Vallarta Gay Men's Chorus 'Festival of Lights' Concert

On December 16, 17 and 18, at 7:00 pm, the Puerto Vallarta Gay Men's Chorus will light up the holidays with its 'Festival of Lights' concert, featuring music in Spanish, English, Latin and French with songs of the season from various countries and faiths on Act II's Main Stage.

14th Annual Sobriety Under the Sun AA Convention
Bob Cohen

The local Puerto Vallarta English speaking Alcoholics Anonymous Serenity Group, combined with Al-Anon participation, will be hosting their 14th annual 'Sobriety Under the Sun' AA convention at the Sheraton Buganvilias Resort and Convention Center from January 22-24, 2016.

32nd San Diego to Puerto Vallarta Race Dates Announced
Sailing Scuttlebutt

The Vallarta Race 2016, the epochal run from San Diego to Puerto Vallarta, will start February 19 for the 32nd time. Hosted by San Diego Yacht Club since 1953, the 1000nm course takes the offshore fleet on a warm, offwind slide to the finish off Punta Mita, Mexico.

Vallarta Nayarit to Host 2016 FMV Cup Sailing Events
Jorge Jiménez

The steady afternoon breezes make Banderas Bay the best sailing venue on the Mexican Pacific coast. That's why the Mexican Sailing Federation (FMV) has chosen Vallarta-Nayarit for the 2016 FMV Cup, a series of five regattas scheduled to take place from February through May 2016.

21st Int'l Gourmet Festival at Vallarta Restaurants
Puerto Vallarta Tourism Board

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico's leading culinary beach destination, is ready to once again host the International Gourmet Festival. Now in its 21st edition, the annual food and wine event is taking place at restaurants and resorts in the greater Banderas Bay area from November 16-22, 2015.

New Experiences for Music and Theater Lovers in PV
Catherine Beeghly

Nacho Daddy Restaurant Bar will soon be unveiling the upstairs renovation that's been going on all Summer. The upstairs now has a new layout and stage for enjoying live music at night and a variety of shows from The Boutique Theatre - Puerto Vallarta's only dinner theater.

November 2015 Puerto Vallarta Health News & Clinics
Pamela Thompson

We welcome back many of our snowbirds! We have had a sultry summer and it's nice to have the weather do a turn to a bit cooler! Here at HealthCare Resources Puerto Vallarta, we have a lot going on this month and the newsletter is already late going out... so let's get started!

Gay Vallarta Bar Hopping Adds Two New Tours
GAYPV Magazine

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.

Big Events in The Riviera Nayarit This November
Jorge Jiménez

November marks the return of 'high season' to the Riviera Nayarit, and the Convention and Visitors Bureau has prepared a long list of exciting events that offer something for everyone. Here's a look at what's coming up in Mexico's Pacific Treasure.

Sunday 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 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
Boardwalk Realty

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!

Six Fun Things To Do When it Rains on Your PV Vacation
Marie Callan

Don't let a rainy day spoil your Puerto Vallarta vacation! As a world-class tourist destination, Puerto Vallarta offers an unrivaled combination of simple pleasures and sophisticated charms that'll keep everyone entertained - even on the rainiest of days.

Sea Turtle Season in Vallarta-Nayarit in Full Swing
Marie Callan

Every June, sea turtles start arriving on the shores of Puerto Vallarta and the Riviera Nayarit to nest their eggs. 45 days later, their eggs begin to hatch, attracting hordes of international visitors looking to take part in the Banderas Bay region's turtle hatching season.

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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