|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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Nine Day Festival Honors Patron Saint of Bucerías
Banderas News Team
The festival of Our Lady of Peace, the patron Saint of Bucerias, Nayarit, began January 16 and continues through the 24th. Besides a carnival in the town's main plaza, festivities include a boat parade, daily masses and processions, fireworks and entertainment nightly.
Act II is in Full Swing at the Height of the Season!
Daniel R. Mininni
Act II is in Full Swing at the height of the Puerto Vallarta entertainment season, with two of the season's most anticipated musicals opening this week. 'I Got Rhythm,' from the team that brought you 'Some Enchanted Evening' last season, and the iconic American musical, 'Chicago.'
Kaiser Maximilian Offers Vallarta Diners Oysters & More
Though best-known for serving Puerto Vallarta residents and visitors exceptional Austrian fare, Kaiser Maximilian invites you to dive into the special 'Oysters and More' menu, which is being served, along with the restaurant's regular menu, through February 2nd.
ASPV to Host Parenting in the Digital Era Conference
Amanda González Moreno
On Friday, January 18 from 7:00-9:00 pm, the American School of Puerto Vallarta will host a bilingual conference about parenting in the digital era, the importance of technology in innovation, and digital citizenship in today's world, at the Javadpour Arts Center.
January's Fantastic Line-up of Shows at The Palm Cabaret
While 2018 was a good year, 2019 brings new beginnings, friendships, and exciting new talent to the Palm Cabaret. Up until now, the venue has undergone many changes, now it's time to bring back some of PV's favorite entertainers and introduce some new faces to Puerto Vallarta.
PV Real Estate Walking Tours Back by Popular Demand
The JG Group
Join The JG Group's Vallarta Real Estate Advisors Julie Guerrero and Dean McConkey on Saturdays for the only real estate walking tour in La Zona Romantica. These free tours visit nine of the new real estate projects in one of PV's fastest growing areas. (Advance reservations required.)
Shopping & More Every Saturday at Tianguis Lo De Marcos
The Tianguis Lo de Marcos will reopen its doors for its fifth season on November 3, 2018. Held every Saturday from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm, this weekly event expects to continue its growth and history of drawing shoppers from around Banderas Bay to this small town on the Riviera Nayarit.
Bonnie Kilroe's 'Country Queens' Returns to The Palm
Tribute artist extraordinaire Bonnie Kilroe returns to Puerto Vallarta to present her incredible tribute to the 'Queens of Country Music.' Bonnie will be appearing at The Palm Cabaret & Bar in Old Town at 5:00 pm on January 9, 10, 12, 14, 17, 19 and 20th.
Branden & James Return to The Palm Cabaret January 19
Branden & James return to Puerto Vallarta for a 5-week residence at The Palm Cabaret, where they'll present their new show, 'The Phantom of The Greatest Showman.' In this show, the cello and vocal duo performs some of the beloved melodies from these two epic movie musicals.
Amy Armstrong's 'Viva La Diva' at Nacho Daddy
Amy Armstrong has been entertaining Puerto Vallarta audiences for over a decade. This season, Amy brings her new show, 'Viva La Diva!' to Nacho Daddy starting Saturday, January 5. She'll be performing every Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday (and some Thursdays) for a month.
Enjoy a Spectacular Sunday Brunch at The River Café
There is no better way to spend your Sunday than with a leisurely brunch at The River Café. Enjoy your favorite breakfast and lunch items, including an omelet station, coffee, juice and much more in a beautiful setting and relaxed atmosphere, every Sunday from 8:00 am to 1:30 pm.
'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!
The Dueling Drag Divas are Back with a Brand New Show
The dynamic duo, Emmy Award Winner, Chi Chi Rones, and New York Times acclaimed impressionist, Jo Anna, opened an All New Dueling Drag Divas Show in Puerto Vallarta on January 2. They'll be featured every Sunday and Wednesday at 9:30 pm in The Red Room at Act II Stages.
Sunday's Total Lunar Eclipse a 'Super Blood Wolf Moon'
This weekend the sky will be putting on a howlingly good show: 'a super blood wolf moon.' The cosmic event is the convergence of a few stellar lunar events - an eclipse coinciding with a supermoon turning an eerie blood red. Here's everything you need to know about the phenomenon.
Vallarta Botanical Garden Tour & Culinary Adventure
There's no place quite like the Vallarta Botanical Garden, and the Botanical Delights Tour and Culinary Adventure is the best way to get the most from your experience there. This guided tour immerses guests in the natural beauty of Mexico and the richness of Mexican cuisine.
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 Tours Every Tuesday & Thursday
Banderas News Team
The free Tuesday morning and Thursday evening Puerto Vallarta Malecon Sculpture Tours, created and conducted by Galeria Pacifico owner Gary Thompson, have returned for the 13th season. The morning tours are held every Tuesday at 9:30 am and the evening tours on Thursdays at 6:00 pm.
IFC Home Tours 'A Wonderfully Different Thing To Do'
International Friendship Club
One of the most popular tourist activities in all of Puerto Vallarta is the IFC Home Tour. So put on your walking shoes, grab your camera, and get ready to enjoy a fun-filled day of discovery, while giving a helping hand to the less fortunate in the Banderas Bay area.
January is Full of Fun for ExPats in Puerto Vallarta
In celebration of their 10th anniversary, ExPats in Vallarta, a fun and friendly group of PV residents and visitors, are kicking off 2019 with a variety of entertaining social events in January - from Happy Hours and Special Dinners to free Zumba classes!
Puerto Vallarta Can't Get Enough of 'Active Measures'
Democrats Abroad Costa Banderas
If you missed the Democrats Abroad Costa Banderas Chapter's first two showings of 'Active Measures' at Incanto, you can still see the sold-out movie everyone in Puerto Vallarta is talking about! A third screening & discussion of the film is scheduled for January 22 at 6 pm.
6th Annual Puerto Vallarta Garden Club Party, Jan. 22
The PVGC is delighted to announce that the 6th Annual Puerto Vallarta Garden Club party is scheduled to be held at Oscar's Restaurant on Tuesday, January 22, 2019. Bring your friends and join us for 'Fiesta del Sol,' our largest and most enjoyable event of the year.
PuRR Project Offers Cat Lovers 'Superior' Vallarta Tours
Want to get acquainted with 200 cats and kittens up close and purr-sonal? Jump on an air-conditioned Superior Tours van at several locations in Puerto Vallarta for a visit to the PuRR Project ranch where you can pet, cuddle, hug, nuzzle, pamper, and snuggle to your heart's content!
Puerto Vallarta Charity Bingo, Wednesdays at Nacho Daddy
A new season of Charity Bingo returns to Nacho Daddy Restaurant & Bar on October 31, 2018. Games will be played every other Wednesday at 4:00 pm to raise money for two very special Puerto Vallarta non-profit organizations: Pasitos de Luz and the Colina Spay & Neuter Clinic.
Democrats Abroad Wednesday Night Film Series
The Costa Banderas Chapter of Democrats Abroad Mexico is launching its 10th Annual Film Series on December 5. The popular series features first-run films, shown upstairs at Nacho Daddy Restaurant on the south side of Puerto Vallarta, on Wednesday nights at 6:00 pm through March 27, 2019.
2018-2019 Centro Historico ArtWalk Every Wednesday
Art lovers can explore numerous artistic offerings during the Puerto Vallarta Centro Historico ArtWalk, a self-guided tour of 12 downtown galleries with cocktail exhibitions that can be enjoyed every Wednesday evening from 6:00 to 10:00 pm through May 29, 2019.
Marina Vallarta Art & Market Every Thursday
The Marina Vallarta Art & Market runs every Thursday from 6-10 pm through May 30, 2019. Shoppers will find art & jewelery, organic foods & homemade breads, clothes & handicrafts, among many other wonderful things while enjoying live music in a festive atmosphere.
Bohemia Viva Debuts 'Reflections' at The Palm Cabaret
The fiery Argentine musical duo, Bohemia Viva has returned to the Banderas Bay area for another great season of entertainment. Their new show, 'Reflections,' will debut in Mexico on January 16th at 6:30 and 9:30 pm at The Palm Cabaret & Bar in Puerto Vallarta.
Support the Vallarta IFC's Huichol Scholarship Fund
Five Huichol college students from an indigenous community in Jalisco's Sierra Madres recently received scholarships of $5,000 pesos each from the Vallarta International Friendship Club's Huichol Scholarship Fund. Learn more at the IFC at 10:30 am on Friday, January 25th.
Puerto Vallarta's Doin' the South Side Shuffle Every Other Friday
Banderas News Team
Starting Friday, November 16, 2018, and every other Friday evening through April 5, 2019, the Zona Romantica will come to life as locals and tourists alike head over to Basilio Badillo to do the South Side Shuffle, the only ongoing party of its kind in all of Puerto Vallarta.
Luna Rumba Brings Their Unique Sound to The Palm Cabaret
After an absence of several seasons, Luna Rumba has returned to The Palm Cabaret where they are once again thrilling Puerto Vallarta audiences with their blend of World Music. This group entertains audiences with recognizable songs along with a mix of eclectic music in a celebration of exquisite sound.
Garza Blanca to Host Stand Up Paddle Race Jan 26-27
Garza Blanca Resort
Enjoy sunny skies, salty surf and the thrill of competition in Puerto Vallarta on January 26 and 27, 2019, as the Garza Blanca Preserve and Vallarta SUP & Surf host a Stand Up Paddle Race, with three different competitions open to everyone 12 years of age and older.
Beta Sigma Phi Nuevo Vallarta Hosts Education Fundraiser
Bobbie Brown Rowles
On January 26, Beta Sigma Phi, an international service sorority made up of women from Bucerias and La Cruz, is hosting their 2nd Art, Music & Buffet on the Nuevo Vallarta Malecón to raise funds to help with the educational needs of primary school children in Jarretaderas.
Daiquiri Dick's Does Brunch With PuRR-fect Style
Banderas News Team
On Tuesday, January 29, Daiquiri Dick's Restaurant is hosting an elegant brunch and fashion show to benefit PuRR Project, a non-profit feline shelter in Puerto Vallarta. Join us for a 3-course brunch with mimosas, original fashions and jewelry, and a raffle for fabulous prizes.
Arena Vallarta to Host 8th Int'l Charro Championships
From January 30 to February 3, 2019, 18 of the best Charro teams in Mexico and 12 teams from the U.S. will gather at Arena Vallarta to compete in the Octavo Campeonato Internacional Charro Puerto Vallarta (Eighth Puerto Vallarta International Charro Championship).
Puerto Vallarta Premiere of 'Tribute to Leonard Cohen'
In a 'Tribute to Leonard Cohen,' opening at Puerto Vallarta's Boutique Theatre on January 31, Mark Zeller and Rafa Zermano join together for illuminating evenings of soul searching songs by Canadian singer songwriter, Leonard Cohen. Additional shows Feb. 1, 2, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15 & 16.
2019 Bear Weekend in Puerto Vallarta Supports SETAC
A brand-new three day Bear Weekend is set to take place in Puerto Vallarta from January 31 through February 2, 2019. This series of events will be so hot that you won't want to miss them - especially since you'll be supporting SETAC, PV's LGBT Wellness & Community Center.
PV Chamber Orchestra & Ruach Singers Present Spirited!
The Ruach Singers, an eight-voice professional Jewish a cappella group from Toronto, Canada, joins forces with the PV Chamber Orchestra for one night only, Friday, February 8, 2019, 8 pm, for the 'Spirited!' concert at the Paradise Village auditorium in Nuevo Vallarta, Nayarit.
Puerto Vallarta Medical Matters Conference, February 11
The 2019 Puerto Vallarta Medical Matters Conference, a no charge community healthcare event featuring options for the Banderas Bay Community regarding day to day well-being and emergency healthcare needs, will be held at the Marriott Hotel on February 11 from 9 am to 3 pm.
2019 Vallarta Real Estate Fair Set for February 16
Timothy Real Estate Group
Whether you're a buyer, seller or thinking about investing, you don't want to miss the 2019 Vallarta Real Estate Fair. Set to take place at Rivera Molino Plaza on Feb. 16, this free event puts you in contact with experts who can help you make the most of your real estate investment.
The Walls of Puerto Vallarta Bring People Together
Timothy Real Estate Group
Local artist Natasha Moraga has been magically transforming Puerto Vallarta with her colorful mosaics since 2012. Her latest project, turning Lazaro Cardenas Park into El Parque de los Azulejos / Tile Park PV, is all about community, and everyone is invited to participate in the Fall workshops.
Puerto Vallarta Bomberos Pancake Breakfast, Feb. 24th
Although our first-responders don't seek recognition for their devotion to the community, from time to time we have the opportunity to express our appreciation. You can show your support by attending the PV Bomberos Pancake Breakfast on February 24 at Lazaro Cardenas Park.
Puerto Vallarta Gearing Up for CarnavalPV 2019 Parade
Banderas News Team
With Mardi Gras just a few months away, Puerto Vallarta is gearing up for a special edition of its annual parade. This year's three-kilometer-long carnival parade will begin at 8:00 pm on Tuesday, March 5th in the hotel zone and proceed on the world-famous Malecón to Los Muertos Pier.
2019 Vallarta Bird Festival at Vallarta Botanical Garden
Vallarta Botanical Garden is home to over 200 different species of birds, and will be the site of the 2019 Vallarta Bird Festival, March 8-10. These three fun-filled days of birding tours and presentations will help fund the construction and installation of Military Macaw nest boxes.
ONGOING EVENTS & ACTIVITIES
It's Whale Watching Season in Vallarta-Nayarit!
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.
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.