|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.
Volunteers Needed for May 25, 2018 Pulpito Drag Derby
Volunteers are needed for this year's Pulpito Drag Derby, set to be held from 5-9 pm on May 25, as part of the 2018 Vallarta Pride celebrations. Now in its fifth year, Puerto Vallarta's annual 'Running Of The Drag Queens' is part block party, part ANA fundraiser, and 100% fun!
59 Participating in This Year's Vallarta Restaurant Week
At a press conference held last week at Tuna Blanca in Punta de Mita, Restaurant Week organizers released more details about the upcoming 14th edition of this popular foodie festival that's set to take place at 59 Puerto Vallarta and Riviera Nayarit eateries from May 15-June 10, 2018.
The Best Entertainment in Town Now Playing at Act II
With the final days of Pride going on, PV's Centennial celebrations just starting and Restaurant Week continuing, there's a whole lot of fun going on in PV right now! But once you see what's playing at Act II this week, a night (or two!) at Stages will surely top your 'Must Do' list.
Treat All Your Senses to Restaurant Week at River Café
Restaurant Week is the perfect time to discover, or re-discover, The River Café. Nestled on the banks of the Rio Cuale in downtown Puerto Vallarta, this elegant restaurant has been delighting diners with the sights and sounds of nature, live music and innovative cuisine since 1996.
In Vallarta, Celebrating Diversity is a Matter of Pride
Vallarta Pride 2018 is just around the corner. Highlights include the annual Pride Parade, Block Party and Drag Derby; Adam & Steve's Pool Party for men only and a Pink & Proud Party for women only; an LGBT Art Walk and a Casino Night, and many community activities & cultural events.
Kaiser Maximilian Celebrates 23 Years, Restaurant Week
Banderas News Team
Kaiser Maximilian is celebrating 23 years as one of the city's finest restaurants so, in addition to participating in Vallarta Restaurant Week 2018, which runs through June 10th, they'll be serving their special $466 peso, three-course menu for lunch and dinner through June 14th.
Restaurant Week is Exceptional at Daiquiri Dick's
Banderas News Team
When it comes to fine dining in Puerto Vallarta, Daiquiri Dick's has it all... Especially during Restaurant Week, when you can enjoy an exceptional three-course menu, superior service and spectacular sunsets in an elegant beachfront setting for only $399 pesos through June 10, 2018.
The 'Queen of Green,' Hedda Lettuce, in The Red Room
Back for a third season in Puerto Vallarta, Hedda Lettuce has a reputation of being outrageously funny, and last Friday night's show was a rollercoaster ride of laughs and crazy surprises! Don't miss the 'Queen of Green' on Thursdays & Fridays at 9:30 pm in The Red Room at Act II Stages.
Puerto Vallarta Celebrates 100th Anniversary May 25-31
On May 31, 2018, Puerto Vallarta will commemorate the municipality's Centennial and the city's 50th anniversary. A week-long celebration will mark this historical milestone with a series of very special musical, cultural, artistic, gastronomic and sporting events, set to take place from May 25-31.
Puerto Vallarta's Centennial Bumps May Fest Up a Notch
Puerto Vallarta Tourism Board
From May 26-31, 2018, Puerto Vallarta will continue celebrating its centennial as a municipality and 50th year as a city during the Festival Cultural de Mayo, an annual celebration that includes cultural events, photo and art exhibitions and free concerts every night at El Faro del Malecón.
RHA Festival Announces Full Lineup for 2018 Edition
More than 20 DJs from around the world will spin their house music at La Cruz de Huanacaxtle Marina this Memorial Day Weekend, as the RHA Electronic Music Festival returns to Riviera Nayarit for its second edition, May 25-26. Once you see the lineup, you won't want to miss it!
Beach Volleyball Open Part of Centennial Celebrations
The 2018 Mexican Beach Volleyball Open is set to take place at Playa Camarones in downtown Puerto Vallarta from May 25 to 27, with 104 of the best doubles teams in the country seeking volleyball glory and their share of the $120,000 pesos to be distributed among the winners.
PV Real Estate Walking Tours Back by Popular Demand
The JG Group
Join The JG Group's Vallarta Real Estate Advisors Julie Guerrero and Dean McConkey on Saturdays for the only real estate walking tour in La Zona Romantica. These free tours visit nine of the new real estate projects in one of PV's fastest growing areas. (Advance reservations required.)
SETAC an Important Part of Vallarta Pride Celebration
SETAC will contribute to this year's Vallarta Pride celebration through several events that, as in years past, will position Vallarta's LGBTQ Community Center as the region's most important preventive organization focused on HIV and other sexually-transmitted infections.
Five-Course Gourmet Dinner to Benefit Pasitos de Luz
Yolanda Sánchez Santiago
On Saturday, May 26, Asociación Culinaria Vallartense, a group of talented Mexican chefs, will be cooking up a fabulous five-course gourmet dinner at Barrio Bistro to raise funds for Pasitos de Luz, a Puerto Vallarta non-profit organization founded by mothers of disabled children.
'You Are Here: Cartographies of a Destination' at OPC
Every year in May, the Office of Cultural Projects organizes an exhibition dedicated to Puerto Vallarta to celebrate the city's and the gallery's anniversary. This year's exhibit, 'You Are Here: Cartographies of a Destination,' opens May 26, 2018 and will remain on display through August 25.
Enjoy a Spectacular Sunday Brunch at The River Café
There is no better way to spend your Sunday than with a leisurely brunch at The River Café. Enjoy your favorite breakfast and lunch items, including an omelet station, coffee, juice and much more in a beautiful setting and relaxed atmosphere, every Sunday from 8:00 am to 1:30 pm.
'Beers, Boys & Burgers' Every Sunday at Hotel Mercurio
Banderas News Team
The poolside bar at Hotel Mercurio has long been a favorite hangout, but on Sundays, the party amps up a few notches with the 'Beers, Boys & Burgers' Party. From 4:00 to 7:00 pm, the hunky Mercurio boys serve up tasty hamburger sliders and all the beers you can drink for just $150 pesos!
Salty Paw Jazz Orchestra to Perform May Fest Concert
The Salty Paw Jazz Orchestra, Puerto Vallarta's first and only youth-based jazz orchestra, will be performing at 7:00 pm on Sunday, May 27 at El Faro del Malecón (the lighthouse on the Boardwalk), as part of the city's Festival Cultural de Mayo and Centennial celebrations.
Entreamigos Announces 5th Edition of Literary Week
Every Spring, authors, illustrators, storytellers and literary artists come together at the Entreamigos Community Center in San Pancho, Nayarit to share the joys of reading with the community. This year's Literary Week will be held May 28-June 1. Volunteers are needed to lead workshops & activities.
Memorial Day Event for Veterans at Steve's Sports Bar
For most North Americans, Memorial Day is an annual holiday to honor all who died while defending their nation and its values. Here in Puerto Vallarta, the American Legion Post 14 will host a free Memorial Day event for veterans on May 28 from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm at Steve's Sports Bar.
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.
2017-2018 Centro Historico ArtWalk Every Wednesday Night
Thirteen art galleries in downtown Puerto Vallarta are busy getting ready for the 2017-2018 season's first Centro Historico ArtWalk and cocktail reception, which will be held on October 25th. This year's art walk will run every Wednesday evening from 6-10 pm through May 30, 2018.
Condos, Casas & Cocktails: FREE Real Estate Seminars
Thinking of buying Vallarta real estate? Join Tropicasa Realty & Garbo Bar for 'Condos, Casas & Cocktails' - a casual, yet informative, conversation about purchasing real estate in Mexico - every other Thursday at one of Puerto Vallarta's most exciting residential developments, Pier 57.
ExPats in Vallarta May 2018 Happy Hours & Events
ExPats in Vallarta, a fun and friendly group of Puerto Vallarta residents and visitors from other countries, have a variety of entertaining social events scheduled for May from Happy Hours and Special Dinners at local restaurants to a Wine & Appetizer Evening in a private home.
Thursday Evening Fun at the Marina Vallarta Art & Market
Puerto Vallarta Tourism Trust
The Marina Vallarta Art & Market resumes Oct. 19 and will run every Thursday from 6-10 pm through May 31, 2018. Market shoppers will find art & jewelery, organic foods & homemade breads, clothes & handicrafts, among many other wonderful things while enjoying live music and lots of fun.
1st Riviera Nayarit Rock Festival Set for June 9, 2018
Spanish rock fans can now put the 1st Riviera Nayarit Rock Festival on their calendar for June 9, 2018. The event will be held at the Hard Rock Hotel concert venue in Nuevo Vallarta with the participation of Mexican band Panteón Rococó as the headliner, plus three local bands.
Fourth of July BBQ on the Beach at Daiquiri Dick's
If you find yourself in Puerto Vallarta on the USA's 242nd birthday, head over to Daiquiri Dick's on Los Muertos Beach for a Red, White & Blue BBQ that includes all your favorite 4th of July foods, live music by one of PV's hottest bands, Sylvie and The Zippers, and lots of fun!
ONGOING EVENTS & ACTIVITIES
Starboard Yachts: The Ultimate Way to Tour Banderas Bay
For those looking for a one-of-a-kind Puerto Vallarta experience, Starboard Yachts offers the ultimate in luxury yacht tours. With Starboard Yachts, you'll enjoy a truly luxurious day on the water aboard the most elegant, yet affordable, yacht charter available in Banderas Bay.
A Remote Gay 'Fantasy Island' Las Animas Adventure!
Imagine being stranded on an exotic beach paradise at sunset where you must befriend other guys from all over the world to survive. Then, get ready for a new, fun-filled tour offered by Vallarta Bar Hopping. In November 2017, they'll be adding the Las Animas Gay Adventure!
A New, Innovative, Fun & Free Way to Tour Downtown
A new, fun and free way to visit all of the tourist attractions in downtown Puerto Vallarta was introduced this week - and it's called the 'Turicleto.' This sustainable vehicle, powered by pedaling, has an approximate capacity of 20 people, 10 of whom are working the pedals.
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.
New Historic Vallarta Tour for Wheelchair Travelers
Puerto Vallarta's accessible Malecón is now the site for historic walking tours for wheelchair travelers. This tour, offered by Puerto Vallarta Walking Tours, follows the flat Malecón along the shore of Banderas Bay, and is ideal for those with mobility limitations.
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.