|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.
Open Houses at Casa Chickie, a PV Estate on Auction
Timothy Real Estate Group
If you are looking to buy a second home in Puerto Vallarta, consider Casa Chickie, an estate property overlooking Banderas Bay that will sell at auction with Online Bidding Only. Open Houses will be held to tour this stunning home from 1-4 pm July 23 and 10 am to 4 pm July 25-29.
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.
Daiquiri Dick's Summer Sizzle: The Flavors of Italy
Banderas News Team
Baby, it's HOT outside! Too hot to even THINK about cooking, much less spending hours standing over a steamy stove. Fortunately, the chefs at Daiquiri Dick's are serving up their a la carte Summer Sizzle menu, which features the Flavors of Italy through August 8th.
Summer Fun at Nacho Daddy Restaurant and Bar
If you find yourself on the south side of Puerto Vallarta, head on over to Nacho Daddy Restaurant & Bar. The restaurant's air-conditioned upstairs features karaoke every Monday, live music every Thursday-Saturday night and a Sunday Night Rock Concert Series on a 12 ft. HD screen - all with no cover!
San Sebastian Products & Services Expo at Plaza Caracol
Thirteen producers and entrepreneurs from the San Sebastian del Oeste region will showcase their products at Plaza Caracol in Puerto Vallarta this weekend. The public is invited to come out on July 29 & 30 to taste and buy regional goods and learn about the area's tours and services.
Live Music Every Weekend at Daiquiri Dick's
Banderas News Team
The seasons are changing and so are things at one of Puerto Vallarta's favorite restaurants. From new summer hours and menus to the return of the Summer Sizzle, Sunday Brunch with Jorge and Lenin and Sunset Piano with Antonio, Daiquiri Dick's remains 'An Exceptional Experience.'
Only 3 More Shows in Act II's Summer Concert Series
Act II Entertainment and its production team invite you to join them for the last three shows of their Summer Concert Series. Scheduled over the next three Saturdays at 7:00 pm, 'The Book of Job', 'Be Italian' and 'Broken English' star three of your favorite 'Voice of Vallarta' contestants.
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.
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.
Los Bambinos in 'The Kings of Rock n Roll' August 3
'Los Bambinos,' the very popular four-brother local band that is often found entertaining at Olas Altas and Romantic Zone area venues, will return to the Roxy Rock House in Old Town Vallarta on August 3 for an encore performance of last season's hit show, 'The Kings of Rock n Roll.'
1st Annual Summer Beach Bash for Cheryl's Shoebox
To raise funds for school shoes and supplies for the 200+ primary and secondary students attending schools in Colonias Progresso, Lomas de Enmedio and El Satrillo, Cheryl's Shoebox will be hosting their 1st Annual Puerto Vallarta Summer Beach Bash on August 7 at Oasis del Holi Beach Bar.
Traditional Corn Festival in Jala, Nayarit, August 6–15
Every year during the first two weeks of August, the annual Sweet Corn Festival in Jala, 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 for August 6–15.
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.
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.
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
Summer Camp at Entreamigos in San Pancho, Nayarit
The Entreamigos Community Center in San Pancho recently announced its 2016 Summer Workshops for children ages 3-16. The camp will run from July 18 through August 5, and offer kids art, ecology and other workshops limited only by the imagination of the volunteer teachers.
Vallarta Yacht Club Summer Sailing Camps Start July 18
Banderas News Team
Know a child or young adult who would like to learn to sail? Vallarta Yacht Club Sailing Camps are coming back this summer! VYC's experienced instructors will teach sailors from 7-21 years of age to sail an Optimist dinghy, Laser dinghy or sailboard in the calm clear waters of Banderas Bay.
'Summer on the Island' Courses for Children Ages 7-12
Summer is about to begin and with it the school holidays. What better way for kids to spend them than in a fun and creative way? That is why the Vallarta Institute of Culture is offering Summer Courses on the Island for children ages 7-12 from July 18 through August 5, 2016.
Biblioteca Los Mangos' Super Summer Courses for Kids
Have you ever thought that your sons or daughters have super powers? From July 18-August 12 Los Mangos Library will present not just another summer camp, but a 'We Are Heroes' Super Summer Course, which aims to help kids discover and develop their powers through fun activities.
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.
'You Are Here: Urban Approximations' at OPC Through July 30
A new exhibition, 'You Are Here: Urban Approximations' marks the second anniversary of the opening of the Office of Cultural Projects. Bringing together the vision of architects and urban planners, this expo provides the opportunity to visit Vallarta, not as it is, but as it could become.
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.
Learn Vallarta's New Malecón Sunset Walk
Banderas News Team
Join Learn Vallarta's new Malecón Sunset Walk on Mondays, Tuesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays beginning at 5 pm. Take a stroll down the Malecón while learning about the history and local culture of Vallarta, the origins of the many bronze sculptures and some significant historic buildings.
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.