|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.
This Week, Daiquiri Dick's Offers PV a Taste of Italy
Don't miss your chance to sample innovative Italian food during the Winter Weekly Specials Menu at Daiquiri Dick's Restaurant in sunny Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. Every week visit a different country is featured, and Italy is the chosen culinary destination through March 1, 2015.
San Pancho Music Festival Celebrates 15th Anniversary
The 2015 San Pancho Music Festival will be held Friday, February 27th through Sunday, March 1st in San Francisco, Nayarit. This year's Music Festival will feature performing artists from the region of Riviera Nayarit, as well as musicians from the U.S., Canada and Latin America.
US Softball Teams Compete in Vallarta College Challenge
Last week, Triple Crown Sports announced the four schools slated to play in the inaugural Triple Crown Puerto Vallarta College Challenge women's softball games, scheduled to be played at the Nancy Almaraz Stadium in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico from February 26-28, 2015.
Bonnie Kilroe's 'Divas' Showcases 16 Celebrities
With an edgy cabaret style and the class and elegance of an old supper club, Bonnie Kilroe entertains and engages her audiences with her natural comedic talent, striking good looks and versatile vocals. Don't miss her 'Divas' show at The Red Room Cabaret, Feb. 27th-March 10th.
2015 Becas Ball to be Held February 28 at Club Regina
Polly G. Vicars
The date for this year's Becas Ball is earlier than usual, February 28, a night that promises to be a beautiful moonlit evening by the sea at the Club Regina in the Marina, Puerto Vallarta. The fun begins at 6:00 pm in the garden with the theme 'Casablanca, Morocco.'
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.
Look 'Beach-a-Licious' in a TY-Bikinis y Más Original
Get ready for a 'make it, bake it, grow it' adventure for the senses this Saturday at Vallarta's OTFM-TC. You'll enjoy the colors of our open-air market, the flavors of ready-to-eat foods, aromas of freshly-cut flowers, the rhythms of live music and stylish beachwear from TY-Bikinis y Más.
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.
Weekend 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 Saturday and 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.
Upcoming Shows on ACT II Entertainment's Main Stage
Daniel R. Mininni
If you haven't been to the ACT II Entertainment complex recently, you don't know what you're missing! In addition to the stellar productions on the Main Stage this month, there's a full line-up of music and entertainment going on in The Red Room Cabaret and Encore Piano Bar.
IFC Monday Night Hollywood Classics Film Series
The Puerto Vallarta International Friendship Club (IFC) continues its Monday Night Movies this season with an exciting 'Hollywood Classics' movie series. All of these blockbuster films, stretching back to 1940, won 'Best Picture' Oscars the year they were released.
Roslyn Kind in Concert in Act II's Red Room Cabaret
The Red Room Cabaret at Act II Entertainment is bringing many well known and talented performers to Puerto Vallarta. One such artist is the fabulous Roslyn Kind, who is scheduled to perform four shows at The Red Room from March 2nd through 5th at 7:30 pm.
The Wonderful World of Miss Conception in The Red Room
Miss Conception, female delusionist extraordinaire, will premiere her new show, 'The Wonderful World of Miss Conception' on January 15 in The Red Room at Act II Stages. Kevin Levesque has been bringing his 'alter ego comedy queen' to sold-out audiences in Vallarta since 2012. Shows run through March 30.
Puerto Vallarta Visitors Love the IFC's Home Tours
The IFC has been touring some of the most unique and beautiful homes in Puerto Vallarta for almost 30 years. In air conditioned busses, each week they visit four homes throughout PV - from downtown to Mismaloya. First time and repeat guests alike have praise for the approximatly 3 hour tour.
2015 Puerto Vallarta International Birding Festival
Banderas News Team
The Banderas Bay region is home to over 300 different species of birds, and will be the site for the Puerto Vallarta Birding Festival, March 5-8. Four action packed days of birding and nature walks in unique habitats with expert guides will satisfy even the most advanced birders.
Ninth Puerto Vallarta Writers' Conference, March 6-8th
If there is a book inside you bursting to get out, the ninth Puerto Vallarta Writers' Conference will be the place to release it. Scheduled to be held March 6-8 at Biblioteca Los Mangos, the conference will concentrate on helping writers get their ideas from their brain to the printed page.
Fourth Annual Riverfest to Benefit Pasitos de Luz
The 4th Annual Riverfest is being held on Saturday, March 7, at El Rio BBQ to benefit the special needs children of Puerto Vallarta. Fancy the chance to unwind, enjoy some excellent live music AND support a fantastic local charity? Well, this is the event for you!
Purr Project Sunset Cocktail at Daiquiri Dick's
Join fellow feline supporters at Daiquiri Dick's Restaurant from 5:30-7:30 pm on Tuesday, March 10, 2015 for the PuRR Project Happy Hour fund raiser. You'll enjoy cocktails, an array of hors d'oeuvres, and a front-row seat for one of Vallarta's fabulous sunsets - all for a good cause!
Dine for a Cause with Broadway Bares at Casa Cupula
By special arrangement with Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS organization of New York, Casa Cupula will screen their most recent Broadway Bares show 'Rock Hard,' on March 14 at Taste Restaurant. The dinner event will be to benefit SETAC, Vallarta's LGBT community center.
Bi-Weekly Kitty BINGO Games Return to Margarita Grill
The bi-weekly BINGO games that support Puerto Vallarta's no-kill feline shelter, Purr Project, have moved back to the Margarita Grill on the corner of Basilio Badillo and Piño Suarez in Old Town. Join us this Wednesday for a fun-filled evening of playing Kitty BINGO for fabulous prizes!
Second Annual Puerto de Chacala Music & Art Festival
Jerry Van Eeckhout
From March 12-15, 2015, the Second Annual Chacala Village Music Festival will bring musicians and other artists together in the Riviera Nayarit for a three day and night celebration of music... a festival... an unforgettable bringing-in-the-spring fling!
Puerto Vallarta American Legion Hosts Two Fund Raisers
In March, American Legion Post 14 members will be hosting two fund raisers: the 3rd Annual Chili Cook-Off on March 14th at the El Rio BBQ Bar to benefit 4 Puerto Vallarta charities, and a Pre- St. Patrick's Day event at Murphy's Irish Pub on the 16th for community improvement projects.
Enrique Flores Exhibition Coming to Colecktia Gallery
Enrique Flores, a prolific painter and lithographer, will have a one-man show of his work at Gallery Colectika in downtown Puerto Vallarta, with a public opening on Wednesday, March 18 from 6-10 pm, as part of the weekly Centro Historico ArtWalk.
PVMC Presents De Colores Dinner, Dance and Auction
Get ready for one of PV's most inspiring and unique events as The Puerto Vallarta Men's Chorus hosts its Third 'De Colores' fundraising gala on Saturday, March 21st at Oscar's Restaurant on the banks of the Rio Cuale and the edge of the Bahía de Banderas, in the heart of the city.
A Uniquely Beautiful Modern Dance Production
Biblioteca Los Mangos is excited to present the 'La Magia de la Dance' Spring dance performance on March 26 at the Sheraton Buganvilias Resort Puerto Vallarta. With this unique opportunity, you can celebrate this glorious season, while supporting one of the most worthy causes in town!
TREG's Third Annual Vallarta Real Estate Fair
Vallarta's Third Annual Real Estate Fair will be held on Saturday, March 28, 2015. Professionals from every field will be there to answer your questions about home ownership, maximizing your real estate investment, and many other topics that effect both national and foreign residents.
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
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.'
ONGOING EVENTS & ACTIVITIES
2015 Events Scheduled Throughout Riviera Nayarit
Riviera Nayarit CVB
Travelers visiting Riviera Nayarit this year will have an abundance of things to see and do, including culinary competitions, luxury yacht regattas, and new events such as the International Surfing Association World Stand Up Paddle and Paddleboard Championship to be held in Sayulita.
Luna Lounge Brings PV Entertainment to Riviera Nayarit
Luna Lounge is definitely one of Riviera Nayarit's 'little gems' for dinner, libations and quality entertainment. Hugh and Simon, partners in life and business, have transformed the entertainment scene in Bucerias by bringing in top notch entertainers from Vallarta's Zona Romantica.
'Essence of Cuisine' - More Than Just a Cooking Class
The other day my husband, who doesn't like to cook, and I attended an 'Essence of Cuisine' cooking class in Old Town Vallarta. We'd been told that it would be quintessential for a cooking school experience. My husband went because I wanted to, and we both had a great time.
Gay Vallarta Bar-Hopping Tours Celebrate 4th Anniversary
The Gay Vallarta Bar-Hopping Tour recently celebrated their 4th Anniversary as the hottest ticket in La Zona Romantica (Puerto Vallarta's 'Gayborhood') for a custom-designed evening of cocktails and VIP access to the city's hot spots, bars and clubs.
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.
Whale Watching Season Underway 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.
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
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.
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.
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.