|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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IFC Puerto Vallarta Home Tours Help Local Charities
The IFC Home Tours, run by the International Friendship Club, are a great way for visitors and residents of Puerto Vallarta to see new places, explore spectacular homes and know that all of the profits made from the tours are used to make the lives of Mexicans living here a little better.
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.
Free Malecón Sculpture Walking Tours Every Tuesday
The Puerto Vallarta Malecón Sculpture Tours, created and conducted by Galería Pacifico owner Gary Thompson, have returned for the 11th season. These free walking tours take place every Tuesday at 9:30 am, starting at the Millennium sculpture next to the Hotel Rosita.
Talks about Mexico for Expats in Puerto Vallarta Resume
If you are an English-speaking expat in Puerto Vallarta, come to ArtVallARTa every Tuesday at 10:30 am to Connect with Mexico! This series of weekly conversations is a fun way to learn about Mexican art, culture, and the stories behind the doings and sayings of the Mexican people.
January Events Schedule for ExPats in Puerto Vallarta
During the month of January, ExPats in Vallarta will be having 2 Happy Hour gatherings at Langostinos, a Wine and Appetizer evening, 2 Neighborhood Coffees and 2 Special Event Dinners. Getting out is great therapy for everyone and a chance to see old friends and make new ones!
Democrats Abroad Tuesday Night Film: 'Race'
As part of their Every Tuesday Night Film series, the Puerto Vallarta Chapter of Democrats Abroad Mexico is proud to present this week's movie, 'Race.' This 134 minute biographical sports drama will be shown at The Jazz Foundation in downtown Puerto Vallarta on January 17 at 7 pm.
Amy & Friends Every Tuesday at The Palm Cabaret Bucerías
This week, Amy Armstrong began her regular Tuesday night show, 'Amy & Friends,' at The Palm Cabaret and Bar Bucerias. She was joined by Luis and Andrea of 'Bohemia Viva' fame, who entertained the audience with their amazing vocals, totally in sync harmonies, timing and stage presence.
Act II STAGES Kicks Off The New Year With New Shows
Daniel R. Mininni
Laugh along as hero Richard Hannay encounters dastardly murders, double-crossing secret agents, and, of course, devastatingly beautiful women in 'The 39 Steps,' tonight at 7:00 pm. Then stick around for Sutton Lee Seymour in 'Fame-Ish The Best Show Ever in the History of Everything,' at 9:30 pm.
Varla Jean Merman Performs at The Palm Puerto Vallarta
Juan Pablo Corona
The outrageous performer and purported love child of Ethel Merman and Ernest Borgnine, Varla Jean Merman (a.k.a. Jeffery Roberson), unveils a show of hilarious songs and fabulous costumes at The Palm Cabaret and Bar in Puerto Vallarta on January 11 at 9:30 pm, with shows scheduled through Jan 24th.
January 2017 Puerto Vallarta Health News & Clinics
Happy New Year! At Healthcare Resources, we are committed to you and will continue to be there for all of your healthcare needs in every way, shape or form. We are proud of our physicians, our clinics and our services, and we wish for you the very best in the upcoming year.
PuRRfectly Fun Wednesday Afternoon at Margarita Grill
PuRR Project, Puerto Vallarta's no-kill Feline Shelter, now has over 175 adorable cats and kittens in residence. Help us provide food, shelter and veterinary care for these rescued animals by joining us for an afternoon of Kitty BINGO on Wednesday, January 18 at Margarita Grill.
Puerto Vallarta Charity Pub Quiz Challenge 2017
If you love trivia then don't miss the Vallarta Charity Pub Quiz Challenge 2017. Every Wednesday from Jan. 4 to Feb. 1, contestants can team up to show off their intellectual prowess for thousands of pesos in prizes, and help fund a new playground for the children of Colonia Vista Hermosa.
2016-2017 Centro Historico ArtWalk Every Wednesday
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.
Line Up of Tribute Shows at Luna Lounge Bucerías
With each new season, Luna Lounge continues to bring in first class, musical tribute shows. Their delicious dinners, satisfying drinks and extraordinary entertainment draw folks from all over the Puerto Vallarta area and have helped to put Bucerias on the map for evening fun.
15th Sobriety Under the Sun Convention, January 20-22
The 15th annual Sobriety Under the Sun Convention, scheduled for Jan. 20-22, promises to be another memorable weekend in Puerto Vallarta. The Westin Hotel and Spa in Marina Vallarta will host the event, featuring a great speaker line-up, workshops and 12-Step Recovery meetings.
January Brings New Bohemia Viva Show to The Palm
After a successful series of concerts in the US, the fiery Latin musical duo, Bohemia Viva, has returned to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, for their fourth season. In January 2017, Bohemia Viva will debut their new show, 'Kaleidoscope,' featuring a bold new selection of songs at The Palm.
San Pancho Women's March to Demonstrate Solidarity
The San Pancho Women's March invites individuals and organizations committed to equality, diversity, and inclusion and those who understand that 'there is no true peace without justice and equity for all' to join us in standing for social justice and social equality on January 21 at 10 am.
Season 3 of Tianguis in Lo De Marcos: Fun Saturday Shopping
Galvan Real Estate
Every Saturday from 9 am until 2 pm, Tianguis Lo De Marcos offers home made bake goods, custom made piñatas, hand blown glass, clothing, unique artisan items, garden fresh produce, fresh baked goods, salsas and more - all in a lovely courtyard that provides a comfortable outdoor shopping experience.
Gypsy Rumba at The Palm Cabaret and Bar Bucerías
Juan Pablo Corona
The Palm Cabaret and Bar Bucerias, a new concert venue in the Riviera Nayarit that has the same soul and energy as The Palm Cabaret and Bar Puerto Vallarta, is kicking off its first season with the fresh and energetic sounds of Gypsy Rumba every Monday at 8:30 pm through March 27, 2017.
Fourth Annual Puerto Vallarta Garden Club Party
The PV Garden Club is delighted to announce the 4th Annual Puerto Vallarta Garden Club party in celebration of their continued efforts to beautify our city. You won't want to miss this spectacular event, scheduled to be held at Oscar's Restaurant on Tuesday, January 24, 2017.
Purr Project Offers Cat Lovers 'Superior' Vallarta Tours
You've heard about the 175+ cats and kittens living happily at Puerto Vallarta's feline shelter. Now you can meet them! Purr Project is offering visits to the ranch in roomy, 10-passenger air-conditioned vans every other Wednesday. The next tour is set for January 25, 2017.
Wednesday Night BINGO for Puerto Vallarta Charities
The biggest and best Charity BINGO night in town is held every other Wednesday at 4 pm at Nacho Daddy Restaurant & Bar on Basilio Badillo. Come out and have some fun while supporting two very special Puerto Vallarta charities: Pasitos de Luz and the Colina Spay & Neuter Clinic.
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.
Vallarta Singer-Songwriter 'Stolie' Releases New CD
Gary R. Beck
'Follow Me,' the new album from Chicago/Puerto Vallarta-based singer-songwriter, Stolie, will be officially released January 20. To celebrate the release of her new album, Stolie will host CD release shows/parties in Puerto Vallarta and Yelapa on Jan. 28 and Feb. 4, respectively.
The Top 10 Events in The Riviera Nayarit for 2017
The Riviera Nayarit is and always will be a destination offering a great variety of cultural, sports and artistic events. This year the destination celebrates its 10th anniversary and, in order to kick off the party, we'd like to share with you a chronological list of the Top 10 Events of 2017.
6th International Charro Championship at Arena Vallarta
From February 1-5 the best Charro teams from Mexico and the U.S. will gather at Arena Vallarta to compete in the 'Grand Premio 2017' Charro Championship. With daily competitions and traditional events, this a perfect way to experience the real Mexico.
Daiquiri Dick's Does Brunch With PuRR-fect Style
On Tuesday, February 7, Daiquiri Dick's Restaurant is hosting an elegant brunch and fashion show to benefit PuRR Project, a non-profit feline shelter in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. Join us for a 3-course brunch with mimosas, original fashions & jewelry, and a raffle for fabulous prizes.
Fourth Annual Southside Pub Crawl Set for February 7
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.'
'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.
Vallarta Yacht Club Style Show & High Tea Luncheon
Vallarta Yacht Club will be hosting their 2017 Style Show and Luncheon on Wednesday, February 8th from 12:00-3:00 pm. You'll enjoy a 'high tea' style luncheon followed by a fashion show featuring creative clothing, jewelry and accessories from local and regional designers.
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.
Puerto Vallarta Medical Matters Conference, Feb. 13
If you are a Banderas Bay area resident or visitor interested in your health, don't miss the 7th Medical Matters Conference! Scheduled to be held February 13 at Hotel Marriott, this free event will feature over 60 healthcare-related exhibitors and non-stop speakers programs.
Puerto Vallarta Gears Up for CarnavalPV 2017
Carnaval PV returns Tuesday, February 28, and it's going to be bigger and better than ever! Offering fun for all ages, Puerto Vallarta's Mardi Gras Parade parade will start at 8:00 pm in front of the Sheraton Hotel, head south along the Malecón and end just south of Los Muertos Pier.
TREG's Fifth Annual Puerto Vallarta Real Estate Fair
Scheduled to take place at Rivera Molino Plaza from 9 am to 2 pm on Saturday, March 4, the 2017 Puerto Vallarta Real Estate Fair is the perfect opportunity to get the important information buyers, sellers and homeowners need to make the most of their Mexico real estate investments.
Vallarta Botanical Garden to Welcome Renowned Sculptor
Vallarta Botanical Gardens has invited sculptor Todd McGrain, renowned for his bronze abstracts commemorating some of the magnificent bird species of North America that have been driven to extinction, to participate in the March 2017 Vallarta Bird Festival - and perhaps install a sculpture.
Cuisine of the Sun Set For Encore in Riviera Nayarit
Villa La Estancia will continue to elevate the Vallarta region's stellar culinary resume with an encore performance of Cuisine of the Sun, April 26-29, 2017. Attesting to its appeal are not only repeat performances by many of 2016's participants, but a roster of newbies as well.
ONGOING EVENTS & ACTIVITIES
Vallarta-Nayarit Whale Watching Season Opens December 1
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico offers many ecological tours, but nothing compares to the thrill of whale watching on Banderas Bay. The 2016-2017 whale watching season officially opens December 1, giving everyone a chance to discover the wonderful world of whales while vacationing in Vallarta.
Democrats Abroad Weekly Film Series at The Jazz Foundation
The Costa Banderas Chapter of Democrats Abroad Mexico is launching its 7th Annual Film Series on November 22, 2016 in a new location. The Jazz Foundation in downtown Puerto Vallarta will host this fun and friendly event every Tuesday night at 7:00 pm through April 4, 2017.
New Historic Vallarta Tour for Wheelchair Travelers
Puerto Vallarta's accessible Malecón is now the site for historic walking tours for wheelchair travelers. This tour, offered by Puerto Vallarta Walking Tours, follows the flat Malecón along the shore of Banderas Bay, and is ideal for those with mobility limitations.
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.
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.
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.