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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)

Kaiser Maximilian Celebrates Las Fiestas Patrias
Banderas News Team

This month, Cafe Maximilian is celebrating El Mes de la Patria by offering Traditional Mexican Dishes in addition to the Austrian delights featured on the regular menu. Don't miss their special Chile en Nogada, the Mexican dish that is most emblematic of the holiday.

ExPats in Vallarta September Happy Hour Schedule
Sara Wise

During September, ExPats in Vallarta will be having two Happy Hour gatherings at Langostinos. The first one will be on Tuesday, September 9th and the second on Tuesday, September 23rd from 5:00 to 7:00 pm. Langostinos is located on Los Muertos Beach just north of the pier.

2014 World Tourism Day Celebrations in Jalisco
Marie Callan

The official celebrations for World Tourism Day 2014 will be hosted by the city of Guadalajara, Mexico under the theme 'Tourism and Community Development.' Here in Puerto Vallarta, the Municipal Tourism Department will be hosting a series of WTD events from September 25th-28th.

Mamas in Puerto Vallarta Host Picnic / Charity Benefit
Nicole Martin

Pack up your picnic basket and join Mamas in PV at El Jardin de la Luna on Saturday, September 27th from 10 am to 2 pm for an action packed morning filled with friends and fun at a Picnic to benefit Pasitos de Luz, a Puerto Vallarta non-profit that supports children with disabilities.

Free Introduction to Opera Lecture at Teatro Vallarta

Teatro Vallarta has just announced a free Introduction and History of Opera lecture, to take place on its premises on Saturday, October 4. The 90-minute event, presented by Vallarta Lifestyles Managing Editor, Paco Ojeda, will be offered at 4 pm in Spanish and 5:30 in English.

El Arrayán's Mexican Cooking Classes Resume October 6

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.

CUCosta Offers Free Courses & Workshops to Seniors
Guadalupe Daniela Moreno Wulff

In a recent press conference, the academic committee of the University System for the Elderly announced that free academic courses and workshops for senior citizens will be offered by the University of Guadalajara's Centro Universitario de la Costa in Puerto Vallarta, starting October 14.

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.

3rd International Fishing Tournament in La Cruz de Huanacaxtle
Banderas News Team

Calling all Anglers! Get ready for one of the most important fishing events in Mexico: the Third Annual International Fishing Tournament in La Cruz de Huanacaxtle is scheduled for October 15-19, featuring 3.5 million pesos in prizes in the sailfish, marlin, tuna and dorado categories.

6th Annual Vallarta Nayarit Gastronómica, October 22-25
Marie Callan

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.

Hook the Cure Tournament Returns to Puerto Vallarta
Gary Green

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.

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.

Tianguis Lo de Marcos Coming to the Riviera Nayarit

Lo de Marcos, just north of Puerto Vallarta on the Riviera Nayarit, is a popular weekend getaway for national and beach vacation destination for international tourists. This idyllic pacific coast village will soon be adding a traditional Mexican Tianguis to its list of attractions.

59th Annual Billfish Tournament in Puerto Vallarta
Richard Dangler

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 Announces 2nd House Hunters Int'l PV Charity Event
Timothy Real Estate Group

Timothy Real Estate Group starred in the first Puerto Vallarta episode of HGTV's 'House Hunters International' back in 2012. Since then, the real estate powerhouse has been featured in three more episodes, and is working on their second HHI screening and a 'Gilligan's Island' PV charity fundraiser event.

Puerto Vallarta to Host International Fireworks Festival
Lorena Sonrisas

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 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.'

Special Summer Opportunities with the PV Garden Club
Bonnie Mott

We hope you are enjoying your summer wherever you are. If you are in Puerto Vallarta and would like to be invited to occasional socials, garden visits, or weekly trimming and weeding of our trees and plants, join the Vallarta Garden Club for some Summer fun in the sun!

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 Launches Vacation Getaway Sweepstakes
Gustavo Rivas-Solis

The Puerto Vallarta Tourism Board has launched three promotional campaigns targeting the family, romance, and LGBT travel niche markets. From now until September 30, 2014, you can enter any one of three sweepstakes for your chance to win the vacation of your dreams!

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.

Spend the Day at Puerto Vallarta's SPCA
Nicole Martin

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
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.

Summer's 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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