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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)

Celebrate Día de Los Muertos at El Arrayán Restaurant
Banderas News Team

Now is a great time to visit one of Puerto Vallarta's most popular Mexican restaurants - El Arrayan Cocina Tradicional. The chefs are proud of Mexican traditions, and the Day of the Dead is one of their favorites, so they've prepared a special Dia de Los Muertos menu that's 'to die for!'

This Day of the Dead, Help Keep Literacy ALIVE
Banderas News Team

On September 27th, Casa Karma Boutique Resort will kick off their Day of the Dead Calavera decorating contest to benefit the Puerto Vallarta Public Library, Biblioteca Los Mangos, and its new Early Childhood Literacy Program. This event lasts through November 2nd, Dia de los Muertos.

The 8th Vallarta-Nayarit Gastronómica Gets Cooking
Jorge Jiménez

As part of the joint efforts to promote Puerto Vallarta and Riviera Nayarit as a single - and extraordinary - destination, the 8th Vallarta-Nayarit Gastronomica, four days of gourmet events celebrating the art of eating, drinking and living well, is set for October 23-26, 2016.

CK Productions Presents Second Splash & Dance Concert
Chris Kenny

Scheduled to be held on Wednesday, October 26, 2016 from 4:00 to 8:00 pm, CK Productions' Splash and Dance 2 will be a fun and truly unique event that features two of Vallarta's best bands playing live music, an appetizer buffet and swimming in the beautiful pool at Tacho's Park in El Pitillal.

2016-2017 Centro Historico ArtWalk Starts October 26
Lorena Sonrisas

Art lovers can explore numerous artistic offerings during the Puerto Vallarta Centro Historico ArtWalk, a self-guided tour of 8 downtown galleries with cocktail exhibitions that can be enjoyed every Wednesday evening from 6-10 pm from October 26, 2016 through May 31, 2017.

Daiquiri Dick's Special Menu Features A Taste of Asia

Don't miss your chance to sample the internationally inspired dishes on the Fall/Winter Weekly Specials Menu at Daiquiri Dick's Restaurant in sunny Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. Every week you can visit a different country, and from October 24-30, Asia is the chosen culinary destination.

The Kinsey Sicks Kick Off Season 4 at Act II Stages
Daniel R. Mininni

Act II Stages is about to begin its fourth year in Puerto Vallarta, and this season's line-up is amazing! In addition to some fresh new talent, many of our favorites are returning, starting with a 5-show-run of The Kinsey Sicks' hilarious 'Electile Dysfunction,' which opens October 25.

October is Frighteningly Fun at Galerías Vallarta
Banderas News Team

One of the best things about living in Puerto Vallarta is the variety of activities and attractions available for family fun. There's always something fun to do at Galerías Vallarta - especially during October, when the mall celebrates its 9th anniversary and El Dia de Los Muertos.

NWJ! Hosts PV's First Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre
Banderas News Team

No Way Jose!, La Zona Romantica's favorite Mexican contemporary restaurant, together with Bodie Kellogg and Murder in Mexico, will present the first murder mystery dinner theatre in Vallarta starting in November 2016, but they're offering us a sneak peek on October 26 and 27.

Healthcare Resources Vallarta October News & Clinics
Pamela Thompson

October brings many things to Puerto Vallarta. Among them are: Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the return of all of Healthcare Resources' health screening clinics and speakers programs, the beginning of the return of our 'snowbirds' - and some cooler weather!

Spend a Day at the Puerto Vallarta SPCA Sanctuary
Janice Gonzalez

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.

El Arrayán Mexican Cooking Classes Resume October 10

The entire team at El Arrayan Restaurant in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico is happy to announce that the 2016-2017 season of their Traditional Mexican Cooking Classes will begin on October 10, 2016 and be held every Monday, Thursday and Saturday through the end of March 2017.

ExPats in Vallarta October 2016 Happy Hours and Events
Sara Wise

ExPats in Vallarta, a totally social group with informal fellowship and assistance for Expat residents or visitors living, working or investing in or around Puerto Vallarta, or those considering making the move to Mexico, has announced this month's fun-filled schedule of events.

Vallarta Celebrates The Day of the Dead Oct 29-Nov 2
Banderas News Team

Set to take place Oct 29-Nov 2, this year's Día de Los Muertos Festival in Puerto Vallarta promise to be frightfully fun, with Day of the Dead altars and Catrina displays; music and dance performances; street parties and parades; and other 'spooktacular' events throughout the city.

Daylight Savings Time Ends in Mexico This Weekend
Banderas News Team

There are just a couple of days left before we get that opportunity for an extra hour's sleep. That's right, daylight saving time 2016 officially ends for most of Mexico at 2 am on Sunday, October 30. If you're in Vallarta, don't forget to set your clock back an hour Saturday night.

'Kukur Tihar' - A Celebration of Dogs at Puerto de Luna
Martha Dau

Because they are loyal, beautiful, loving, bathe us with kisses, make us laugh and accompany us on our journey through life, this year, for the first time, Puerto Vallarta will celebrate the 'Kukur Tihar,' (adoration of dogs), on Sunday, October 30th from 5-9 pm at Hotel Puerto de Luna.

November Brings Top-Notch Events to Riviera Nayarit
Jorge Jiménez

Travelers visiting the Riviera Nayarit next month will have an abundance of things to see and do, as the cuisine, adventure and cultural experiences that make 'Mexico's Pacific Treasure' such a sought-after destination continue with top-notch festivals and tournaments scheduled.

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
Gary Green

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.

Tianguis Lo de Marcos Plans Opening Day Excitement

Returning to the Riviera Nayarit for its third season on November 5, 2016, Tianguis Lo De Marcos will feature the works of over 50 talented artisans, including growers of organic produce and makers of hand blown glass, clothing, unique artisan items, fresh baked goods, salsas and more.

Democrats Abroad Election Night Party at Roberto's
Costa Banderas Democrats Abroad

The 2016 election campaign in the United States is FINALLY in its last days. On Election Night, Tuesday, November 8, Roberto's Restaurant and the Costa Banderas Chapter of Democrats Abroad are teaming up to celebrate the conclusion of this historic election in the US.

Puerto Vallarta Observes Veterans & Remembrance Day

In commemoration of Veterans and Remembrance Day, all American, Canadian and Mexican citizens in the Banderas Bay area are welcome to join American Legion Post 14 and the Navy League on Nov 11 & 12 as they pay tribute to those who gave their lives so the world could live in peace.

South Side Shuffle Offers Fun and Friendly Shopping
Banderas News Team

Starting Friday, November 18, 2016, and every other Friday through April 21, 2017, Puerto Vallarta's Zona Romantica will come to life from 6 to 10 pm as locals and tourists alike head over to Basilio Badillo and Constitution streets to do the South Side Shuffle.

'Married and Looking on Rocket Fuel' at Act II, February 7-9
Daniel R. Mininni

Act II Stages is absolutely thrilled to welcome the sensational Lorena Peril, and her sidekick/hubby, Ray Jon Narbaitz, back to Puerto Vallarta this season. From February 7-9, 2017, this Dynamic Duo will present their new show, 'Married and Looking on Rocket Fuel,' for 3 shows only.

Chacala Fall Artist Residency Program, November 7-19
Gerald Van Eeckhout

Are you a professional or budding artist? The 2016 Fall Chacalart Artist Residency Program, scheduled to be held from November 7-19, 2016, will give you the time to create, grow and expand your horizons in the tropical and soulful setting of Puerto de Chacala, on Mexico's Riviera Nayarit.

Vallarta Int'l Festival Gourmet Returns November 11-20
The News

The International Gourmet Festival is one of a handful of events that has put Puerto Vallarta on the map, and keeps people coming back year after year. The 22nd edition of the Festival will take place November 11-20 and extends from Puerto Vallarta along the Rivera Nayarit to Tepic.

Sept-Dec Full of Culture & Tradition in Puerto Vallarta
Marie Callan

September kicks off a fall and winter full of national holidays and celebrations in Puerto Vallarta, offering visitors unique opportunities to experience Mexico's rich heritage through a host of exciting events that focus on culture, tradition, history, cuisine and nature.

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.

TREG's 3rd House Hunters International Charity Event

Get your tickets now for Timothy Real Estate Group's 2016 'House Hunters International' Puerto Vallarta charity fundraiser. This 'Night Of Latin Stars' will take place on November 21 at Casa Karma and will benefit Asilo San Juan de Diego, Vallarta Botanical Gardens and Corazón de Niña.

'Evening Under the Stars' to Benefit Vallarta SPCA
Janice Gonzalez

Tickets are now on sale for an extraordinary Evening Under the Stars. The annual fund raiser for the SPCA de Puerto Vallarta, this special event will be held at Puerto del Cielo, the gorgeous event room across from the main entrance to Hacienda San Angel, on November 26, 2016.

'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.

Fourth Annual Southside Pub Crawl Set for February 7
Trip Advisor

The Cheeseheads' fourth annual 'Southside Pub Crawl' is set to take place on Tuesday, February 7, 2017. For those not familiar with this event, it is a friendly gathering of PV fanatics that spend an afternoon walking around the south side of Puerto Vallarta and visiting different 'pubs.'

'Del Acstracto Ranchero al Naquismo Mágico' at OPC
Pilar Perez

'Del acstracto ranchero al naquismo mágico,' an art exhibit curated by Carmen Villoro, will open at Puerto Vallarta's Oficina de Proyectos Culturales (OPC) on Saturday, October 8 from 7-9 pm. This exhibition includes installation, painting, and graphic works by Mexican artist Gil Garea.

It's Sea Turtle Nesting Season in Puerto Vallarta
Marie Callan

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
Marie Callan

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
Marie Callan

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
GAYPV Magazine

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
Laura Gelezunas

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
Boardwalk Realty

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
Sandra Cesca

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
Cristina Castillo

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
Alex McCue

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
Sylvia McNamee

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
C.D. Selph

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
Marie Callan

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.

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