|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.
U.S. Voter Registration Assistance in Puerto Vallarta
Democrats Abroad Mexico
United States or Dual U.S./Mexican Citizens living in Mexico can vote in the 2016 Election from Puerto Vallarta by registering online at VoteFromAbroad.org. If you need help, voter assistance tables will be set up at Luna Azul on Aug 16, Mail Boxes, Etc. on Aug 25, and iShop & Mail Aug 30.
Tropical America Palm Ranch Needs Volunteer Gardeners
How would you like to get out of Puerto Vallarta for a day trip into the beautiful farm country just north of Nuevo Vallarta? Tropical America, a 50 acre working palm and tropical plant ranch near Mezcales, needs volunteers to do numerous tasks around the farm. Here's how you can help.
HealthCare Resources Vallarta August Health Clinics
HealthCare Resources Puerto Vallarta has a full month of clinics in August but will take a break in September from all clinics and programs. Of course they'll be available for everything else. October will bring a full month of their regular clinics, some new ones and a lot of speaker's programs.
Guadalajara Hosts 23rd International Mariachi Festival
Each year, for 10 days, some 500 Mariachis converge on the city of Guadalajara, Mexico to take part in the International Mariachi Festival, the largest celebration of Mariachi music in the world. This year's event takes place Friday, August 26 through Sunday, September 4th.
Gallería Dante Vallarta Summer Art News and Sale
The owners of Galleria Dante, the largest and most eclectic art gallery in Puerto Vallarta, have been keeping busy this Summer. They've been marking down their entire inventory from 20-30% for their Summer Art Sale, which means you can save big on more than 2,500 art works.
Trio Celebrates 19 Years of Serving Puerto Vallarta
Banderas News Team
On August 14, 1997 Trio opened its doors in Puerto Vallarta for the first time. In celebration of the restaurant's 19th anniversary year of serving 'Mediterranean Food Cooked with Love,' Trio is offering a 19% discount between 6 and 8 pm throughout the month of August.
Kaiser Maximilian Offers Mediterranean Menu in August
Though Kaiser Maximilian Restaurant is best-known for serving Puerto Vallarta residents and visitors exceptional Austrian fare, during the month of August this charming European-style café is also offering diners a taste of something different... mouth watering Mediterranean cuisine.
Dionisio Theater Group Presents 'La Ley del Ranchero'
Banderas News Team
Dionisio Theater Group is celebrating its fourth season this month by presenting 'La Ley del Ranchero.' This award-winning Spanish-launguage play takes the Main Stage at Puerto Vallarta's largest entertainment venue, Act II STAGES, every Friday and Saturday night in August at 8 pm.
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.
Taiji Dolphin Drive Protest in Puerto Vallarta, Sept. 1
Banderas News Team
On Thursday, September 1, a group of concerned citizens in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico is planning a peaceful protest of the annual dolphin drive in Taiji, Japan. Held every year from September through March, the dolphin hunt results in the capture and slaughter of thousands of cetaceans.
PV Preparing a Very Special Day of The Dead Festival
Plans are underway for the 2016 Day of the Dead Festival in Puerto Vallarta. As the holiday coincides with the XII Most Beautiful Bays of the World International Congress, this year's festivities will give our city a unique opportunity to share one of Mexico's traditions with the world.
Four Seasons Punta Mita's New Photography Package
From October 31 through November 4, Four Seasons Resort Punta Mita will welcome photographers of all skill levels to Riviera Nayarit's stunning landscape for a rare opportunity to learn from a pair of celebrated U.S.-based professional shutterbugs - Robert Caplin and Peter Lockley.
Hook the Cure Returns to Puerto Vallarta Nov. 3
The Eleventh Annual Hook the Cure powered by IOTEC will return to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico on November 3, 2016. The four-day catch-and-release offshore tournament, an official event of the Redbone Celebrity Series, will benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.
Kino MacGregor to Host Yoga Classes at Westin Resort
Puerto Vallarta Tourism Board
The Puerto Vallarta Tourism Board and CVB have announced that Shala Ananda Yoga Studios will host Kino MacGregor, a teacher and devotee of Ashtanga yoga, in a series of classes from November 18-20, 2016, as part of the Westin Resort & Spa Puerto Vallarta's Well-Being Movement.
Vallarta Bomberos Friend-Raiser Set for November 20
Banderas News Team
Although our first-responders don't seek recognition for their devotion to the Puerto Vallarta community, from time to time we have the opportunity to say thank you. We invite you to help us honor them at the Third Annual Spaghetti Dinner Friend-Raiser on November 20, 2016 from 3-6 pm.
'Dancing With The Stars' Comes to Riviera Nayarit
Travelers can become a dancing star on the golden shores of AAA Five-Diamond Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit during the third annual LaBlast Getaway November 30 through December 3, 2016 led by three-time World Dance Champion and 'Dancing With The Stars' alum, Louis Van Amstel.
Artists Needed for 5th Annual 'El Río del Arte' Expo
Calling all artists! Plans are underway for the 5th Annual Puerto Vallarta 'El Río del Arte' expo, scheduled to take place at Oscar's Restaurant on December 4, 2016. If you'd you like the opportunity to show off (and sell) your art, while supporting a local charity, this event is for you!
US Softball Teams Compete in Vallarta College Challenge
Triple Crown Sports
The 10-team field of high-caliber D-I fastpitch programs that will make up the 2017 Puerto Vallarta College Challenge is set for two sessions in February. This preseason event will bring several of the most accomplished US college teams to Vallarta's Nancy Almaraz Stadium.
ONGOING EVENTS & ACTIVITIES
Vallarta Botanical Garden News and Upcoming Events
Since opening in 2005, Vallarta Botanical Garden has won international accolades as a not-to-be missed highlight of any trip to Puerto Vallarta. In addition to exploring the 20 acres of native tropical plants and flowering trees, there's always something new to discover at the Gardens!
It's Sea Turtle Nesting Season in Puerto Vallarta
Created in 1981, the Puerto Vallarta sea turtle conservation program now draws thousands of tourists to the shores of Banderas Bay every summer for the annual turtle hatching season, which runs from late June to December, and offers turtle-loving travelers an educational vacation experience.
Salty Dog Voyages: Banderas Bay Luxury Yacht Cruises
If you want to explore the natural wonders of Puerto Vallarta's Banderas Bay, but don't want to take a typical 'Booze Cruise,' then Salty Dog Voyages are perfect for you! Climb aboard Salty Dog's 58-foot Azimut yacht for a truly luxurious day on the water that you will never forget.
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.
10 Fun & Free Things To Do in Puerto Vallarta
With a colorful blend of the old and the new, Puerto Vallarta offers an unrivaled combination of simple pleasures and sophisticated charms. As a world-class destination, you might think you have to be among the rich & famous to have a great time - but you'd be mistaken...
Gay Vallarta Bar Hopping Adds Two New Tours
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.
Sunday 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 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
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!
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.
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.
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.