|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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17th San Pancho Music Festival Set for February 24-26
What began in 2001 as a backyard jam session has since grown into one of the most popular music events in the region - the San Pancho Music Festival. Now in its 17th year, the festival, which will be held Feb 24-26th, will feature well over 25 groups covering the gamut of musical genres.
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.
Democrats Abroad Presents 'Academy Awards Week'
From February 18-25th, the Costa Banderas Chapter of Democrats Abroad Mexico will present 'Academy Award Week,' featuring seven of 2016's best films - all of which have been nominated for Oscars. The venue for the screenings will be the Jazz Foundation in downtown Puerto Vallarta.
Fearless Frida Exhibition on Display at Art VallARTa
In 2016, record crowds at Art VallARTa's 'Fearless Frida' art exhibition inspired an even bigger revival of the theme for this year's redux: 'Frida and All Fearless (Persistent) Women - and the Men Who Champion Them.' The exhibit will open on February 18 and remain on display through March 11.
Act II Brings the Music of The Beatles to Puerto Vallarta
Are you a 'Fab Four' fan? Head over to Act II tonight for the debut of 'Come Together,' a celebration of the music of The Beatles, starring many of your favorite local entertainers. Not a Beatles fan? No worries. There's always a wide variety of music, theater and fun at STAGES.
Handmade Tortillas at Vallarta's Mercado Los Mangos
Mercado Los Mangos will be open this Saturday for another day of sunshine, community and locally produced artisan products. Choose from honey, yogurt, fermented foods, sauces and dips, sweet and savory baked goods, and this week's featured corn-based products from Everything Corn.
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.
Cooks, Musicians Tune Up for 5th Charity Chili Cook-Off
Puerto Vallarta's chili cooks and musical groups are tuning up for the 5th Charity Chili Cook-Off, set for February 25 from 1-5 pm at El Rio BBQ Bar and Grill. Enjoy an all-you-can-eat chili fest and dancing to live music provided by Mikki Prost, The Bones, Dave Whitty & Texas Embassy Blues Band.
Elviz Martinez in 'Legends of Mexico' at Act II Stages
Elviz Martinez has captured the hearts of Puerto Vallarta audiences over the past 4 years with his sexy good looks and sultry voice. Elviz is excited to present his new show, 'Legends of Mexico,' featuring Mexican music from the past 75 years, every Saturday at 5:00 pm at Act II Stages.
How to Have a Good Laugh While Helping Others
Now there's another reason to see Avenue Q, the delightful laugh-out-loud American musical that has broken all box office records at Act II STAGES. During the show's "money song" money is collected for Puerto Vallarta charitable organizations - and they've collected over $120,000 pesos to date!
'Beers, Boys & Burgers' Every Sunday at Hotel Mercurio
Banderas News Team
The poolside bar at Hotel Mercurio has long been a favorite hangout, but on Sundays, the party amps up a few notches with the 'Beers, Boys & Burgers' Party. From 4:00 to 7:00 pm, the hunky Mercurio boys serve up tasty hamburger sliders and all the beers you can drink for just $150 pesos!
Adult BINGO at The Palm Cabaret Benefits PuRR Project
Come play Adult Bingo at The Palm Puerto Vallarta on Monday, February 27 for great prizes like gift certificates to great restaurants, bottles of adult beverages, show tickets, edible body paint, risqué party candy, X-rated playing cards and more! Proceeds benefit PuRR Project.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Kim Kuzma & Piel Canela Continue to Entertain Vallarta
A trip to Puerto Vallarta wouldn't be complete without seeing some of the best shows available. Kim Kuzma, the very popular Canadian singer known as 'Vallarta's Sweetheart,' is performing 2 different shows every week at The Palm, and is developing a new show that premiers Feb. 3.
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.
Eleventh Annual Vallarta Wine Fest, March 1-5, 2017
Banderas News Team
Throughout the 2017 Vallarta Wine Fest, set to take place March 1-5th, attendees will not only enjoy wine tasting and food pairing events at some of the finest restaurants and hotels in the Banderas Bay area, but also a wide variety of wine-related public events.
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.
Kim Kuzma is 'Celebrating the Music of Annie Lennox'
If you haven't seen Kim Kuzma's new show, 'Celebrating the Music of Annie Lennox Part II,' you have only two more chances - on Saturday, February 11th at 9:30 pm and on Wednesday, March 1st at 4:00 pm. Tickets are on sale now at The Palm Cabaret and Bar on PV's south side.
2017 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.
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.
Sixth Annual Riverfest to Benefit Pasitos de Luz
The Sixth Annual Riverfest is being held on Saturday, March 4, at El Rio BBQ to benefit the special needs children of Puerto Vallarta. If enjoying fabulous food and excellent live music, while supporting a fantastic local charity sounds like a dream come true, this event is for you!
'Laurel Canyon' Returns to The Red Room in March
Renee Armand and Paul Aleman are excited to return to Puerto Vallarta in March for encore performances of Laurel Canyon, the untold story. Performed brilliantly in songs and stories, Renee will share things that she has never talked about, on March 7, 9, 11, 14, 16 & 18 in the Red Room.
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.
'Que Viva El Canto' to Benefit Biblioteca Los Mangos
Do you love opera? If so, don't miss 'Que Viva El Canto,' an opera recital featuring vocal solos and duets from classical operas, beloved Latin ballads, and a sprinkling of piano solos at the Sheraton Buganvilias Resort on March 9 to benefit the Puerto Vallarta Public Library, Biblioteca Los Mangos.
VYC Hosts WesMex International Small Boat Regatta
Vallarta Yacht Club is gearing up for the International WesMex Regatta 2017. Set for March 10-12, the event typically attracts around 300 competitors from all over the world, and this year it has again been selected as one of 5 National Qualifier Regattas for all of Mexico.
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.
Ready, Set, Go! 2017 Sporting Events in Puerto Vallarta
Puerto Vallarta Tourism Trust
The director of the Office of Conventions and Visitors, Miguel Andrés Hernández Arteaga, recently reported that, with the goal of strengthening the destination's reputation as a paradise for sports tourism, 16 sporting events have been scheduled to be held in Puerto Vallarta this year.
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.
Preparations Begin for Vallarta Restaurant Week 2017
Juan Pablo Hernandez
Preparations for the for the 13th edition of Restaurant Week have officially begun. Every year from May 15-31, dining out in Puerto Vallarta is not only more fun, but also more affordable, as some of Vallarta-Nayarit's best restaurants serve special 3-course menus at savings of up to 50%!
Vallarta Pride 2017 "Together with Pride," May 21-28
One of the first celebrities to confirm his participation in Vallarta Pride 2017, set for May 21 to 28, is Johnathan Celestin, a singer and songwriter from New York City who, in addition to being the Grand Marshal of the Pride parade, will have presentations at various events of the festival.
ONGOING EVENTS & ACTIVITIES
Fissures in the Tropics Exhibition Opens at the OPC
'Fissures in the Tropics: Artistic Practices of the 90s in the West,' a contemporary art exhibition curated by Rubén Méndez, will open on February 4 from 7-9 pm at the Office of Cultural Projects in downtown Puerto Vallarta. The exposition continues through May 6, 2017.
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.
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.
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.