|Event Calendar for Banderas Bay & Beyond|
...on Puerto Vallarta's Liveliest Website!
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)banderasnews.com.
Celebrate Mardi Gras in Vallarta at Daiquiri Dick's
Vallarta's Carnaval celebration extends into the kitchen at Daiquiri Dick's Restaurant. Executive Chef Ignacio Uribe, Chef de Cuisine Hugo Mejia and Sous Chef Rogelio Garcia have assembled a festive menu so you can get into the Mardi Gras mood with delicious food, through February 10.
2015-2016 Centro Historico ArtWalk Every Wednesday
Art lovers can explore numerous artistic offerings during the Puerto Vallarta Centro Historico ArtWalk, a self-guided tour of 9 downtown galleries with cocktail exhibitions that can be enjoyed every Wednesday evening from 6-10 pm from October 28, 2015 through May 25, 2016.
'Both Sides Now' A Musical Tribute to Joni Mitchell
'Both Sides Now,' featuring the incredible music of Joni Mitchell and starring Canadian singer, Jenny Allen, accompanied by the Don and Rhonda Band, opens on the Main Stage of Act II Entertainment on February 3 at 7 pm. You can see it every Wednesday in February & on Tuesdays in March.
Wednesday Night BINGO Games Support Purr Project
Are you ready for some BINGO? Join us at Margarita Grill on Wednesday, February 10th for a night full of fun and exciting Kitty BINGO games. You'll have a great time while supporting the more than 150 adorable cats and kittens at Puerto Vallarta's no-kill cat shelter, Purr Project.
Dueling Drag Divas Bring a New Show to The Red Room
The Red Room Cabaret at Act II Stages is excited to welcome back The Dueling Drag Divas on Wednesday, January 13th at 9:30 pm, followed by an After Party, at the adjoining Encore Bar. The Dueling Drag Divas will perform Wednesdays and Sundays through March 20th, 2016.
The Kinsey Sicks 'Electile Dysfunction' at Act II
The Kinsey Sicks are thrilled to be debuting their updated show, 'Electile Dysfunction' on the Main Stage at Act II Entertainment on Tuesday, January 26th at 9:30 pm. The other scheduled Puerto Vallarta performances will be at 9:30 pm on January 28, 30, and on February 2, 4, 6, 10, 11 and 13.
El Arrayán Monday, Thursday & Saturday Mexican Cooking Classes
If you are interested in Mexican food and looking for a different kind of experience during your Puerto Vallarta vacation, El Arrayán cooking classes are for you! Held every Monday, Thursday & Saturday, this season's classes promise to be better than ever!
'Midler On The Roof' Debut in Vallarta's Red Room
Carly Ozard makes her Puerto Vallarta debut on Tuesday, February 2 at 7:30 pm at The Red Room with her original, highly acclaimed show, 'Midler On the Roof.' She'll be accompanied by PV favorite, Bobby Broadway on piano for this, and her February 4, 6, 11, 13, 16, 18 & 20 performances.
June Rosen Lopez Valentine's Jewelry Party, Feb 11 & 12
June Rosen Lopez is opening up her home gallery in the Romantic Zone of Puerto Vallarta on Feb 11 and 12 from 1-8 pm for her Third Annual Valentine's Day party! Everyone is invited to stop by and see her new jewelry collection, visit with friends, and find a Valentine's Day gift or two.
Rob Knight Brings His Elvis Tribute To More Local Venues
Rob Knight has recently announced a wider local area for his Elvis tribute performances. He has just ended his run at The Boutique Theater in Puerto Vallarta, and has now scheduled more shows in the Banderas Bay area, reaching Elvis fans from the South Shore to the North Shore.
Sordid Lives ... A Black Comedy About White Trash
Back by popular demand, Act II Entertainment is reprising Del Shores' hit play. After a 6 week sold-out run 3 years ago, Puerto Vallarta has spoken and 'Sordid Lives' returns to The Main Stage at 7:00 pm on the nights of February 5, 6, 11, 12, 13, 17, 18, 20, 25, 26 and 27th.
Lorena Peril & Ray Jon Bring Vegas Entertainment to PV
Playful, charming, sweet and a little naughty could sum up the personalities of Puerto Vallarta's newest entertainment stars, Lorena Peril and her husband, Ray Jon Narbaitz III. Their show, Married and Looking at The Red Room Cabaret has taken PV by storm this season.
Saturday Shopping at Tianguis Lo de Marcos
Every Saturday, Tianguis Lo De Marcos features the works of over 40 talented Artisans, including growers of organic produce and a Food Court with a handful of select providers selling an impressive selection of culinary items you are not likely to find elsewhere.
Wine and Dine Your Valentine at Kaiser Maximilian
Media Diva International
Are you spending Valentine's Day in Puerto Vallarta? You can celebrate this sweetheart of a holiday with a romantic dinner at Kaiser Maximilian. Executive Chef Juan Carlos Palomer has created a tempting special a la carte menu with some wonderful selections especially for the occasion.
Valentine's Day at the Marriott for Corazón de Niña
Banderas News Team
What better way to celebrate Valentine's Day than an intimate evening overlooking Banderas Bay at the CasaMagna Marriott Resort? This year while wining, dining, and romancing that special someone you can also help out the abused and abandoned children at Corazón de Niña.
Valentine Weekend at Tu Casa en Vallarta, No Way José!
José Alfredo Gonzalez
What better way to celebrate Valentine's Day than to enjoy an intimate evening of wining, dining and romance at Tu Casa en Vallarta? No Way Jose! invites you to join them for three evenings of live music and magic, along with a special Valentine's Day menu for lovers, February 12-14th.
Puerto Vallarta Medical Matters Conference, Feb. 15
Healthcare Resources is proud to present the Sixth Annual Medical Matters Conference at the Marriott CasaMagna Puerto Vallarta Resort on February 15, 2016. If you are a Banderas Bay area resident or visitor interested in health & well-being, then you don't want to miss this.
Local Singer Brittany Kingery Rocks The Red Room
Not long ago, she was a government worker in the United States' Pacific Northwest. Today, the beautiful and very talented Brittany Kingery is a rising star in Puerto Vallarta's music scene. Brittany will be rocking The Red Room every Monday night at 7:30 pm throughout the winter.
California Dreamin' Held Over Through the End of March
Banderas News Team
Due to the enormous popularity of the show, California Dreamin', a tribute to the music of the famed 60's group, The Mamas and The Papas, has been held over. It will continue to be performed in Puerto Vallarta on Act II's The Main Stage every Monday through the end of March.
IFC Puerto Vallarta Home Tours Every Tues & Wed Through May 25
The International Friendship Club started offering Puerto Vallarta Home Tours 30 years ago as a way to raise funds to support the fledgling Cleft Palate Clinic. For the 2015-2016 season, the IFC Home Tours will run every Tuesday & Wednesday morning from November 17 through March 16.
Free Malecón Sculpture Walking Tours Every Tuesday
Banderas News Team
Puerto Vallarta's free Tuesday morning Malecón Sculpture Walking Tour, created and conducted by Galeria Pacifico owner Gary Thompson, have returned for the 10th season. These tours happen every Tuesday at 9:30 am, starting at the Millennium sculpture on the north end of the Malecón.
Vallarta's Favorite Boy Band, Los Bambinos, is Back!
On November 24, Los Bambinos took the stage for their premiere 'Kings of Rock n' Roll' Concert to an ovation of clapping hands and intense whistles from an animated audience at The Roxy Rock House, where they'll be performing every Tuesday evening from 8-10 pm through March 29.
ExPats in Vallarta February Happy Hours and Events
ExPats in Vallarta, a totally social group with informal fellowship and assistance for Expat residents or visitors living, working, investing, or considering a move to Puerto Vallarta or the greater Banderas Bay area, has announced the events scheduled for the month of February.
Act II Presents Chi Chi Rones in 'Steel Cojones'
Internationally acclaimed entertainer and Emmy Award-Winner, Chi Chi Rones returns to Puerto Vallarta at Act II STAGES' Red Room for her 5th season with her one WoMan show - 'Steel Cojones.' With shows on February 16th and 23rd, this is a theatrical experience you won't soon forget!
Banderas Bay Womens' Shelter Trivia Tournament
Mike & Trish Battistel
Calling all 'Know-It-Alls' - here is your chance to prove that you REALLY DO know it all! Compassion for the Family invites everyone to Philo's in La Cruz on Tuesday, February 16 to take part in the Third Annual Team Trivia Tournament benefitting the Banderas Bay Women's Shelter.
Purr Project Offers Cat Lovers 'Superior' Vallarta Tours
You've heard many times about the 150+ cats and kittens living happily at the Purr Project Ranch. Now you can meet them! Superior Tours Vallarta is now offering visits to the shelter in 10-passenger air-conditioned vans every other Wednesday. There are still seats available for Feb. 10.
Wednesday Night BINGO for Puerto Vallarta Charities
The biggest and best Charity BINGO games in Puerto Vallarta are back at the even newer Nacho Daddy Restaurant, and they are being played every other Wednesday throughout the Winter/Spring. Come for an afternoon of fun, friendship, and fabulous prizes - for a good cause!
PV Mayor's 2016 Project: Stage More Sporting Events
In accordance with Puerto Vallarta Mayor Arturo Dávalos Peña's plan to stage more sporting events in 2016, the Municipal Sports Council has scheduled a series of athletic activities throughout the year. The events begin January 16 & 17 with the IV Circuito de Atletismo Vallarta 2016.
South Side Shuffle Offers Fun and Friendly Shopping
Banderas News Team
Every other Friday from 6 to 10 pm, Puerto Vallarta's Zona Romantica is bustling with activity, as locals and tourists alike head over to Basilio Badillo to do the South Side Shuffle. Now in its 6th year, the South Side Shuffle offers cocktails, music and the perfect excuse to shop!
Vallarta Nayarit to Host 2016 FMV Cup Sailing Events
The steady afternoon breezes make Banderas Bay the best sailing venue on the Mexican Pacific coast. That's why the Mexican Sailing Federation (FMV) has chosen Vallarta-Nayarit for the 2016 FMV Cup, a series of five regattas scheduled to take place from February through May 2016.
Voter Registration Help for U.S. Expats in Vallarta
It is not too soon to think about registering to vote in the 2016 US primaries and the November 8 general election from here in Mexico. On March 1 & 3 Democrats Abroad Mexico members will be available to help you register to vote in your state's primary and general elections.
2016 Becas Ball to be Held March 4th at Club Regina
On March 4, Puerto Vallarta's Who's Who will gather at Club Regina in Marina Vallarta for the 2016 Becas Ball to help raise funds for students with great potential and almost no financial assets. This year's theme is 'Viva Oaxaca' and will feature traditional Oaxacan food and entertainment.
Pasitos de Luz News & Riverfest 2016 Announcement
The 3rd Annual Pasitos de Luz fashion show & luncheon, held January 16th at The River Café, raised a record-setting 114,175 pesos! On another happy note, The Fifth Annual Riverfest is being held on Saturday, March 5, at El Rio BBQ to benefit the special needs children of Puerto Vallarta.
1st Vallarta-Nayarit Hot Air Balloon Fair, March 18-20
The first-ever Vallarta-Nayarit Hot Air Ballon Fair is set to take place March 18-20 in Nuevo Vallarta. The event will cover the coastal sky with a parade of balloons and include a ground party with live music, antique car, motocross and remote control aircraft expos; food, crafts, and more.
#Roxyfitness Run+SUP+Yoga Event in Nuevo Vallarta
Riviera Nayarit CVB
The Riviera Nayarit will be the first destination in Mexico to host the #Roxyfitness Run+SUP+Yoga, an exclusive event for women who like the sporting life. The event will take place on the beach at the Hard Rock Hotel Vallarta in Nuevo Vallarta on March 26, 2016.
ONGOING EVENTS & ACTIVITIES
'El Diablo' Leads Legends of Vallarta Night Tour
How about a new way to experience Puerto Vallarta's Old Town? Sounds inviting, right? Come and join El Diablo and his friends on the Downtown Vallarta by Night Tour for a really unique experience... a magical and mysterious way in which to feel and get to know the city.
Learn Vallarta's New Malecón Sunset Walk
Banderas News Team
Join Learn Vallarta's new Malecón Sunset Walk on Mondays, Tuesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays beginning at 5 pm. Take a stroll down the Malecón while learning about the history and local culture of Vallarta, the origins of the many bronze sculptures and some significant historic buildings.
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...
25 Years of El Nopal Press & My Favorite Comic at OPC
Oficina de Proyectos Culturales is proud to present the contemporary arts exhibition, 'Impressions of transfrontier / Connecting lines: 25 years of El Nopal Press,' through March 5. There are also 14 graphic works by Francesco X Siqueiros from a portfolio titled 'Phantasmagoria' (My Favorite Comic.)
It's Whale Watching Season in Puerto Vallarta!
Discover the extraordinary world of whale watching on your Puerto Vallarta vacation! Each year from December to March, Banderas Bay and the waters off the coast of Vallarta-Nayarit offer some of the most spectacular whale watching opportunities in the world.
The Riviera Nayarit Kicks Off 2016 With Great Events
Riviera Nayarit CVB
The Patron Saint Festivities for Our Lady of Peace, the International Migratory Bird Festival, the Sayulita Festival, the Vallarta Cup Race Series and the weekly Art Festival are just some of the exciting events taking place in the Riviera Nayarit in January and February, 2016.
New Experiences for Music and Theater Lovers in PV
Nacho Daddy Restaurant Bar will soon be unveiling the upstairs renovation that's been going on all Summer. The upstairs now has a new layout and stage for enjoying live music at night and a variety of shows from The Boutique Theatre - Puerto Vallarta's only dinner theater.
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.
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.
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.