|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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Daylight Savings Time Ends in Mexico October 26th
Banderas News Team
There's just a couple of days left before we get that opportunity for an extra hour's sleep in the morning. That's right, daylight saving time 2014 officially ends for most of Mexico at 2 am on Sunday, October 26th - this weekend! Be sure to set your clock back 1 hour Saturday night.
Fall Events & Holiday Celebrations in Puerto Vallarta
Banderas News Team
Between exciting events and competitions; colorful fiestas, parades and traditional celebrations; not to mention fine cuisine and live music, the Fall and Winter seasons are a great time to visit Puerto Vallarta, where the local community welcomes tourists to join in all of the festivities.
Celebrate Oktoberfest in Vallarta at Kaiser Maximilian
With around 6 million visitors from all around the world converging on Munich in October every year, Oktoberfest is the largest festival in the world. In Puerto Vallarta, you can celebrate Oktoberfest all month long with authentic German food and spirits at Kaiser Maximilian Restaurant.
6th Annual Vallarta Nayarit Gastronómica, October 22-25
As part of the joint efforts to promote Puerto Vallarta and Riviera Nayarit as a single destination, Grupo Excelencias is once again organizing Vallarta Nayarit Gastronomica, a long weekend of gourmet events celebrating the art of eating, drinking and living well, Oct. 22-25.
El Arrayán's Monday, Thursday & Saturday Mexican Cooking Classes
Puerto Vallarta's El Arrayán restaurant is happy to announce that starting October 6th they will resume their popular Traditional Mexican Cooking Classes. Owner/Chef Carmen Porras and Chef Alfonso Corona will teach you how to make a wide variety of classical Mexican dishes.
ACT II Entertainment Presents Del Shores' Sordid Best
Banderas News Team
The 2014-2015 theater season officially opens in Puerto Vallarta with the return of funny man and playwright, Del Shores who'll present 'My Sordid Best' on the ACT II Main Stage on Oct 25 & Nov 1; and the international premiere of his award-winning movie, 'Southern Baptist Sissies,' Nov 1.
ART VallARTA Sugar Skull Making Workshop, October 29
Come to ART VallARTa at 10 am on Wednesday, October 29th and learn how to make edible Sugar Skulls for your El Día de los Muertos Altar in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. ART VallARTa is a collaborative art space located at Pilitas #213, just off Olas Altas in the heart of the Romantic Zone.
American School of Puerto Vallarta's 'Spook du Soleil'
Come one and all to the fantastic Halloween event at the American School of Puerto Vallarta! Scheduled to take place on October 30th from 6-11 pm, this year's theme is 'Spook du Soleil,' so there will be lots of color, amazing shows and fun for all ages.
El Arrayán Restaurant Celebrates El Día de Los Muertos
Every year on November 1 and 2, Mexicans celebrate Día de los Muertos in honor of their deceased loves ones. Here in Puerto Vallarta, El Arrayán is serving a traditional menu and erecting an altar as part of the Asociación Vallarta Centro's 'Pasaporte del Festival de Muertos.'
New Tianguis to Open in Lo de Marcos on November 1
The new Tianguis will open in Lo De Marcos, Nayarit on Saturday, November 1st, and it promises to offer Banderas Bay area locals and visitors lots of pleasures and loads of treasures to discover in a small, but upscale, outdoor shopping plaza at Luis Echeverria #9.
No Way José! 6th Annual Season Kick-Off Party, Nov. 2nd
Vallarta's favorite Restaurant/Bar, No Way José!, will be celebrating El Día de Los Muertos and the re-opening of the No Way José! Terrace on November 2 with a classic No Way José! fiesta. Julie, José Alfredo and the NWJ! team invite you to help them kick off Season 6 with a bang!
Hook the Cure Tournament Returns to Puerto Vallarta
Whether you are in search of a quiet relaxing time at the spa or the excitement and adventure of world-class fishing and golf, the Ninth Annual Hook the Cure powered by IOTEC, scheduled to be held in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico from November 6-9, 2014, has something for everyone.
Arrecifes Hosts 5th Annual Vallarta Concierge Festival
On Friday, November 7th at 7 pm, Arrecifes Restaurant in the Puerto Vallarta Westin Resort and Spa will be hosting the 5th Annual Asociación de Concierges Región Pacifico (Pacific Region Concierge Association) 'Festival del Concierge' to benefit two local charities: Pasitos de Luz and Canica.
Hairspray Night Supports SETAC's Fight Against Aids
Get ready to be dazzled by outrageous hairstyles as 'Tu Centro Comunitario,' the SETAC Community Center, brings 'Hair Spray Night' back to Puerto Vallarta on November 8. This runway spectacular will support SETAC and their fight against HIV and AIDS in the Banderas Bay area.
Register Now for MITA TechTalks, November 9-11, 2014
Live Punta Mita
Once again, and thanks to the smashing success of previous editions, MITA TechTalks will be celebrated in Punta Mita. From November 9th to the 11th, the MITA Institute will host the premier tech and venture capital event of the year in Latin America.
IFC Opens the Season with Brunch at Casa Fantasia
Janie Albright Blank
To start off the 2014-2015 Season the Puerto Vallarta IFC is hosting a Brunch at Casa Fantasia on November 11, 2014. President Dan Grippo will present an update on our Cleft Palate program, educational programs, and other charitable giving activities that have continued over the summer.
Charity Bingo Resumes at Nacho Daddy November 12th
Are you ready for some BINGO? We are delighted to announce that Nacho Daddy Restaurant & Bar in Puerto Vallarta's Zona Romántica is hosting the new season of the ever-popular Charity BINGO in support of two very special local charities: Pasitos de Luz and Colina Spay & Neuter Clinic.
59th Annual Billfish Tournament in Puerto Vallarta
In 2014, the International Sailfish and Marlin Tournament celebrates its 59th year. Scheduled to take place in Puerto Vallarta from November 12th-15th, this popular annual event promises to be even bigger and better than ever - with thousands of dollars in cash and prizes to be awarded.
TREG's 2014 House Hunters International Charity Event
Timothy Real Estate Group
Don't miss Timothy Real Estate Group's 2nd House Hunters International Charity Event benefiting Becas Vallarta, Make-A-Wish Foundation, Asilo San Juan Diego and the Vallarta Botanical Gardens. The 'Gilligan’s Island' themed-event will be held on November 24 at Mantamar Beach Club.
SEMARNAT Establishes 2014-2015 Whale Watching Season
El Sol de Nayarit
Each year from December to March, the waters off the coast of Puerto Vallarta offer some of the most spectacular whale watching in the world. SEMARNAT recently announced the 2014-15 whale watching season in the Banderas Bay region will begin on Dec 8 and end March 23.
Vallarta-Nayarit Classic Rock Festival, December 11-14
Riviera Nayarit CVB
The first Vallarta-Nayarit Classic Rock Festival is scheduled for December 11-14, 2014 at the Hard Rock Hotel Vallarta in Nuevo Vallarta. It's billed as the 'Only Classic Rock Festival in The World,' and will feature an entire week of some of the best music from the 60s, 70s and 80s.
Puerto Vallarta to Host International Fireworks Festival
The Christmas holidays are always an exciting time to visit Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, but this year will be exceptionally entertaining as the city will play host to the 2014 International Fireworks Festival that's scheduled to take place from December 20th through 31st.
Vallarta-Nayarit Paint Out and Plein Air Festival
Tierra Alta, a pristine ecological cabin development in an oak forest on the edge of the Sierra Madre Mountains less than an hour from Puerto Vallarta, has just announced the date for the first ever 'Paint Out and Plein-Air Festival,' to take place on the weekend of January 17, 2015.
Vallarta to Host 2015 International Meeting of Clowns
From May 18-21, 2015, Puerto Vallarta will host the 2015 International Meeting of Clowns, organized by the Mexican Association of Clowns Without Borders, through support provided by the municipal government and the efforts of Juan Pablo Vazquez Balleza, better known as 'Papos.'
ONGOING EVENTS & ACTIVITIES
Daiquiri Dick's is Open & Ready for High Season
After a brief vacation spent 'spiffing up' the restaurant and giving the chefs a chance to do some experimenting with possible new menu items and specials, Daiquiri Dick's is open and ready for another great season of serving Puerto Vallarta residents and visitors.
Sea Turtles Assisted Survival in Puerto Vallarta
To prevent turtle eggs poaching and baby turtles deaths from human activities, there are five important turtle sanctuaries in Puerto Vallarta and surrounding areas. All of them have turtle research & conservancy projects run by Marine specialists. Visit one of them with Superior Tours.
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.
Historical Art Exhibit at Vallarta Botanical Gardens
In celebration of the completion of the Vallarta Conservatory of Mexican Orchids, a copy of Rafael Montes de Oca's 'Hummingbirds and Orchids of Mexico' and its accompanying 51 frame-ready prints will be on display at the Vallarta Botanical Gardens from July 26-Dec 13, 2014.
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.
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.
Summer's 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.