|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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'Semana Santa Protegida' to Distribute 60,000 Condoms
From April 17-19, 'Semana Santa Protegida' booths at the Holiday Inn Beach, the Malecón, Plaza Lázaro Cárdenas, Los Muertos Beach and Pier, Blue Chairs, and the bus station, will be giving away free condoms, HIV rapid test coupons and HIV and STD information, from 11 am to 5 pm.
Spruce Up Your Home with Décor from the OTFM-TC
April is National Decorating Month, which means it's time to spruce up your home with 'make it, bake it, grow it' must-haves from Puerto Vallarta's favorite weekend attraction, the Old Town Farmers' Market-Tianguis Cultural. Stop and shop this Saturday from 9:30 am-2 pm.
Popular El Arrayán Cooking Classes Return to Vallarta
Banderas News Team
El Arrayán, Vallarta's choice for traditional Mexican food, is offering a new series of Mexican cooking classes for the 2013-2014 season. On Mondays, you can join owner Carmen Porras and her team of chefs as they share their secrets for preparing rich and varied Mexican dishes.
The Legendary Tom Coster to Perform at the VYC
The Vallarta Yacht Club is again honored to welcome jazz keyboardist and award winning composer Tom Coster, who will perform a dinner show on April 21 at 6 pm. Tom has been performing for over 50 years and has played with and/or composed for many groups, including Carlos Santana.
Free Malecón Sculpture Walking Tours Every Tuesday
Puerto Vallarta's free Tuesday morning Malecón Sculpture Walking Tour, created and conducted by Galeria Pacifico owner Gary Thompson, resumed on November 12, and will be held every Tuesday at 9:30 am starting at the Millennium sculpture on the north end of the Malecón.
Celebrate Earth Day at Vallarta Botanical Gardens
Every year on April 22, over a billion people celebrate Earth Day by inspiring awareness of and appreciation for earth's environment. If you are in the Banderas Bay area, consider visiting the Vallarta Botanical Gardens. Traditionally, they celebrate with tree plantings and Gardens tours.
Democrats Abroad Presents 'Chasing Ice' on Earth Day
David Kamp and Judy Snow
In recognition of Earth Day 2014, the Costa Banderas Chapter of Democrats Abroad Mexico will present 'Chasing Ice' on April 22 at 7 pm at the Paradise Community Center. While there, US citizens can also get voter registration assistance from Democrats Abroad volunteers.
Marina Riviera Nayarit in La Cruz Celebrates Earth Day
Celebrate Earth Day on Tuesday, April 22nd at Marina Riviera Nayarit. The La Cruz Earth Day celebrations, sponsored by The Marina Poolside Deli, offer outdoor fun for all ages that includes a beach clean-up, great food and drink, games, live music, and even a bonfire!
2013-2014 Centro Historico ArtWalk Every Wednesday
Art lovers can explore numerous artistic offerings during the Puerto Vallarta Centro Historico ArtWalk, a self-guided tour of ten downtown galleries with cocktail exhibitions that can be enjoyed every Wednesday evening from 6-10 pm from October 30, 2013 through May 28, 2014.
FUNdraising Events to Support Vallarta Pride 2014
Several local businesses have joined together to create fundraising events for Vallarta Pride 2014, scheduled to take place from May 22nd through the 26th. From book readings and 'Drag Races' to dining and socializing, these events are designed to make Vallarta Pride 2014 exceptional.
ExPats in Vallarta April Happy Hours and Events
During the month of April, ExPats in Vallarta will be having Happy Hour gatherings on the 1st and 29th from 5:00-7:00 pm at Langostinos, and a Wine and Appetizer Evening on Friday, April 11th. Come on out, enjoy a couple of cool ones, see old friends and make some new ones!
10th Annual Vallarta Altruism Festival Set for May 4
Banderas News Team
Scheduled to be held in the beachfront garden at the Marriott CasaMagna Resort in Marina Vallarta on May 4th, the 10th International Altruism Festival promises to deliver a wonderful mix of charity, culture, entertainment, delicious food, and good energy. Reserve your tickets TODAY!
Vallarta to Host its First FIVB Beach Volleyball Open
Puerto Vallarta is preparing to host the first FIVB Puerto Vallarta Beach Volleyball Open from May 6th-11th. While this will be the first FIVB international event in Vallarta, it will be the fifth time that Mexico has hosted a FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour event.
Puerto Vallarta Bugambilia Festival May 9-11, 2014
Now in its second edition, the Bugambilia Festival showcases what Puerto Vallarta is all about; a sense of community, remarkably friendly folks, a vibrant culture, good times, great food, and incredible natural beauty. Join us May 9-11, 2014 to explore and enjoy springtime in Vallarta.
Vallarta Restaurant Week Celebrates 10 Years May 15-31
Every year from May 15-31, dining out in Puerto Vallarta is not only more fun, but also more affordable! For the tenth year in a row, Vallarta Restaurant Week offers you the chance to dine at some of the Banderas Bay region's most recognized restaurants at savings of up to 50%!
Riviera Nayarit Hosts Open Water Swimming Competition
The fourth annual Aguas Abiertas Open Water Swimming Competition organized by Nado Seguro has been announced, and it is scheduled to take place on May 17, 2014 at Marina Riviera Nayarit in La Cruz de Huanacaxtle. Come watch some of the most important athletes in Mexico compete!
Dates for LGBT Event 'Vallarta Pride 2014' Announced
Puerto Vallarta’s annual LGBT event 'Vallarta Pride' will take place this year in the Romantic Zone on the weekend of May 22nd to 26th, increasing the 3-day weekend event into a 5-day-long cultural celebration of the municipality and its international population.
ONGOING EVENTS & ACTIVITIES
Superior Tours Vallarta Offers More Guadalajara Trips
Puerto Vallarta's well-known tour operator and travel agency, Superior Tours, recently announced that they'll be extending their trips to Guadalajara this year, and they'll be running these popular 3 day/2 night tours until at least the end of May.
Learn Vallarta Adds 3 New Walking Tours this Season
Banderas News Team
Local American author and creator of Learn Vallarta educational services and the popular Escape Route Vallarta blog, Sandra Cesca, has been busy adding three new walking tours to her offerings for Puerto Vallarta visitors and residents alike.
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.
Municipal Ballet Xiutla Free Performances
Banderas News Team
There are no other representatives of Puerto Vallarta that impresses people's hearts as dramatically as our Xiutla Ballet. Don't miss their performances every Friday at Lazaro Cardenas Plaza in Olas Altas and every Sunday at Los Arcos on the Malecon. Each performance is unique and free of charge.
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.
Vallarta's El Salado Estuary Now Offers Tours
We were recently invited on a tour of Puerto Vallarta's 169 acre El Salado Estuary, which is being restored to its original beauty through a joint effort of citizens and government. Tours of this 70,000 m2 protected area of mangrove swamps filled with wildlife are available every Thursday at 11 am.