|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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2015 National Charro Championship News & Events
Adán Leyva Avalos
Among the activities of the Organizing Committee of the Fourth National Charro Championship Grand Premio 2015, to be held from the 29th January to February 1st at Arena Vallarta, is the selfless support to non-profit institutions, such as the Red Cross.
Michael Walters Brings 'Dame Edna' to Puerto Vallarta
Those of you of a certain age, especially if you're been a fan of late night talk shows, have probably seen the flamboyant, aging Australian character called Dame Edna Everage on TV. Michael Walters' Dame Edna show, playing now at The Red Room, is an immersive experience.
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.
Treat Yourself to Chantel~Vintage Spoon Jewelry
This Saturday you can scoop up farm-fresh produce, artisan décor, clothing and accessories at Puerto Vallarta's Old Town Farmers Market-Tianguis Cultural. While you're checking out all of the producer-only goodies, be sure to visit Chantel~Vintage Spoon Jewelry.
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.
Mexico Celebrates Constitution Day on February 2nd
February 5th is Mexican Constitution Day, commemorating the day the Constitución Política de los Estados Unidos Mexicanos was signed in 1917. Nowadays the official observance is on the first Monday in February, so everyone can enjoy a long weekend of festivities.
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.
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.
Joëlle Rabu's 'Piaf... and Much More' at The Red Room
Joelle Rabu brings her extraordinary song interpretations of famed French singer, Edith Piaf, to The Red Room Cabaret in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico for a limited engagement in early February. Joelle believes there was only one Piaf and considers it a privilege to perform her songs.
2015: The Year to Step Out of Your Comfort Zone
Whether you are planning to sometime retire, visit or move to Puerto Vallarta, make 2015 the year you take control and 'just do it.' Make 2015 the year you get involved with Expats in Vallarta and either visit Vallarta, move here, or sign up for our February events and make new friends.
Charity Bingo Every Other Wednesday at Nacho Daddy
Are you ready for some BINGO? We are delighted to announce that Nacho Daddy Restaurant & Bar in Puerto Vallarta's Zona Romántica is hosting this season's popular Charity BINGO games in support of two very special local charities: Pasitos de Luz and Colina Spay & Neuter Clinic.
Becas Vallarta to Deliver $786,000 in Scholarships
Becas Vallarta is kicking off the new year with the first delivery of scholarships, which will distribute $786,000 pesos amongst 252 and high school and college students for the first cycle of the 2015 school year. The event will be held on February 7th at Los Mangos Library.
Puerto Vallarta Medical Matters Conference, February 9
HealthCare Resources Puerto Vallarta is extremely proud to present 'Medical Matters 2015' in conjunction with the Hotel Marriott Casamagna and the US Consular Agency on Monday, February 9th. This is the fifth year of the event, and each year it seems to become even more exceptional!
Democrats Abroad Presents 'Academy Awards Week' at IFC
From February 12-21, 2015 the Costa Banderas Chapter of Democrats Abroad and the Puerto Vallarta International Friendship Club (IFC) will present 'Academy Award Week,' featuring five of 2014's best films - all of which have been nominated for Oscars - at the IFC.
2015 Vallarta Mardi Gras Parade Keeps Getting Bigger!
If your plans are still 'up in the air' for Tuesday, February 17th, join over 20,000 other spectators and 45 + crowd-wowing entries for Puerto Vallarta's Annual Mardi Gras Carnaval Parade. This year's glittery, bead-hurling parade will take to the cobblestone streets at 8:00 pm.
2nd Annual Taste of Lo De Marcos Set for February 22
The 2nd Annual Taste of Lo De Marcos, to be held at the Centro de Fiestas Los Delfines on Sunday, February 22 from 3-7 pm, will feature local restaurants, artisanal booths and live music, with proceeds benefiting local non-profits Amigos de Lo de Marcos and Comité de Acción Ciudadana.
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!
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.
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.
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
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.