|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.
Summer 2017 Healthcare Resources PV News & Clinics
Wherever you are, we hope you are having a wonderful summer. Here at HealthCare Resources Puerto Vallarta, we are spending a good part of the summer planning and preparing for fall and winter, but are continuing with our clinics in July and August before taking a break in September.
Summer Courses Return to Entreamigos in San Pancho
Entreamigos Community Center in San Pancho recently announced its 2017 Summer Workshops for children ages 3-16. The camp will run from July 24-August 11, and offer kids art, ecology and other workshops limited only by the imagination of the volunteer teachers - which are needed!
Daiquiri Dick's Summer Sizzle: A Taste of Italy
Each region of Italy has its own traditional recipes that reflect the history and culture of that area, so to get a taste of it all, you'll have to do a lot of traveling. Unless you happen to be in Puerto Vallarta, where Daiquiri Dick's Summer Sizzle offers A Taste of Italy through July 31.
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.
ExPats in Vallarta July Happy Hours and Events
Summer gatherings continue to be a huge success with local expats, so ExPats in Vallarta are continuing their full schedule of events during the Summer months this year. During the month of July, ExPats in Vallarta will be having two Happy Hour gatherings and two ExPats Dinners. Join the fun!
Bob's Karaoke Party, Wednesday Nights in Encore Lounge
Bob's Famous Karaoke Party has returned to Act II STAGES! The fun starts every Wednesday at 6:00 pm with no cover and a 2 x 1 drink special that lasts til 9:00 pm. At 8:00 pm, some of the best voices in PV gather in Encore Lounge to sing. It's the most fun you'll have in one place all summer long!
Act II Strikes Gold with Spotlight on Vallarta Series
There are just two words that must be said to Act II Entertainment's Managing Partner Danny Mininni and Musical Director Alfonso Lopez: 'Mission accomplished!' The Mission? Scouring Vallarta for the very best local talent and giving them a stage. The result? A hit series of shows.
Some of Vallarta's Weekend Markets are Still Open
From specialty foods and natural remedies to unique jewelry, clothing, accessories, art and home decor, the Banderas Bay area's many weekly markets offer the best of Puerto Vallarta. While many of these weekly markets have folded up their tents for the summer, a few are still open.
24 Hour Rowathon to Raise Money for Kids with Cancer
On July 28, Greg & Hillary Kennon, along with the members of Crossfit Zapata, will row (on rowing machines) for 24 hours to raise money for CANICA, a center in Puerto Vallarta that helps children with cancer. They'll be doing it during a free community fiesta that starts at 6 pm.
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.)
Vallarta Ceviche & Aguachile Festival Returns July 29
Puerto Vallarta restaurants are busy preparing to serve the hundreds of people expected to attend the fourth edition of the Festival del Ceviche y Aguachile, scheduled to be held from 12:00 noon to 7:00 pm at Lazaro Cardenas Park on Saturday, July 29, 2017.
Vegas-Style Pool Parties Coming to Vallarta This Summer
La Coleccion Resorts introduces 'Hot Summer Extravaganza,' two months of themed pool parties that feature a lineup of six Mexican artists including DJs and fashion designers. They're set to take place in July and August at its all-inclusive Grand Fiesta Americana Puerto Vallarta.
'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!
Cheryl's Shoebox 2nd Annual Summer Bash, August 6
To raise funds for school shoes and supplies for local primary and secondary students and after-school programs in Colonias Progresso, Lomas de Enmedio and El Satrillo, Cheryl's Shoebox is hosting their 2nd Annual Summer Bash on August 6th at Babel Bar on La Isla Rio Cuale.
Jala & Xalisco, Nayarit Corn Festival, August 6–15
During the first two weeks of August, the annual Corn Festival in Jala & Xalisco, Nayarit, a region where the largest corncobs in the world are grown, gives everyone a chance to experience a very Mexican tradition. This year's Feria del Elote is set to take place from August 6–15.
ExPats in Vallarta August Happy Hours and Events
During the month of August, ExPats in Vallarta will be having two Happy Hours and three ExPat Dinners. Everyone is enjoying getting out and mingling with other ExPats during this time of year. Getting out is great therapy for everyone, so make plans now to join us!
'The Gabest Show on Earth' Returns to Act II August 10
Daniel R. Mininni
Act II's first Spotlight On Vallarta performances, 'The Gabest Show On Earth,' opened June 15 to a sold-out house. Gabe Arcineaga, the talented singer who entertained us last season, lived up to his promise of delivering an incredible show. Don't miss the last performance in The Red Room on August 10.
The Top 10 Events in The Riviera Nayarit for 2017
The Riviera Nayarit is and always will be a destination offering a great variety of cultural, sports and artistic events. This year the destination celebrates its 10th anniversary and, in order to kick off the party, we'd like to share with you a chronological list of the Top 10 Events of 2017.
Ready, Set, Go! 2017 Sporting Events in Puerto Vallarta
Puerto Vallarta Tourism Trust
The director of the Office of Conventions and Visitors, Miguel Andrés Hernández Arteaga, recently reported that, with the goal of strengthening the destination's reputation as a paradise for sports tourism, 16 sporting events have been scheduled to be held in Puerto Vallarta this year.
Act II's Main Stage Announces Exciting 5th Season Shows
For weeks, we've been telling you that Act II Stages has been gearing up for the best season of entertainment that Puerto Vallarta has ever seen. Now they have announced the exciting line-up of shows coming to The Main Stage for their upcoming 5th season, which begins October 31.
Help Puerto Vallarta Win a Guinness World Record
Are you a coffee lover who hates winter weather? If so, make plans now to be in sunny Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, on December 16, 2017, when the city will attempt to set a new Guinness World Record for the largest number of people drinking coffee simultaneously in a single venue.
New Perro Bravo Production Coming to Puerto Vallarta
Puerto Vallarta-based actor/director/producer Alain Perreault will star in the first-ever local production of Jonathan Tolins comedic masterpiece, 'Buyer & Cellar' in December 2017, under the direction of Cesar Bravo. Perreault plays multiple roles in this extremely funny one-man show.
ONGOING EVENTS & ACTIVITIES
It's Sea Turtle Nesting Season in Vallarta-Nayarit
It's not just tourists that like the beaches of Vallarta-Nayarit. Sea turtles love them, too. Puerto Vallarta is the birthplace of thousands of Olive Ridley sea turtles, and every summer they return to the Banderas Bay beach on which they were born to nest. Come witness this wonder of nature!
The Top Ten Summer Camps in The Riviera Nayarit
School is about to let out for the Summer and soon it will be time for family vacations. Many families look for summer camps for their kids, so the Riviera Nayarit Conventions and Visitors Bureau has put together a list of ten excellent options for children and teens.
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.
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.
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.