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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.

2019/2020 The Best Season in Act2PV's 6 Year History!
Marsha Ross

So far, the 2019/2020 entertainment season has been the best in Act2PV's 6-year history! Between high-quality theater productions and internationally-renowned cabaret and drag shows, this 5-star venue brings Puerto Vallarta The Best Of The Best - seven days a week!

XXV Vallarta Int'l Festival Gourmet at Kaiser Maximilian
Laura Gelezunas

Kaiser Maximilian has been a Festival Gourmet participant every year and, in this 25th edition, they're serving a special Austrian Haute Cuisine menu, featuring a fantastic repertoire of recipes from Guest Chef Patrick Gfrerer, through Saturday, December 14.

Music, Laughter and Magic at The Palm Cabaret & Bar
Alex Bourgeau

This is an exciting week coming up in Puerto Vallarta, as a new group of entertainers take their place on the stage at The Palm Cabaret. As we head into the holiday season, our calendar features all types of entertainment, from Christmas themed shows to Vegas style performances.

Hedda Lettuce Tosses Caution to the Wind at Act2PV
Debbie White

Six-time Drag Queen of the Year Award-winner and legendary 'green goddess' of drag, Hedda Lettuce has returned to Puerto Vallarta for her fifth season at Act2PV, where she's performing her one-woman cabaret show, 'Tossed Salad,' every Thursday and Friday at 9:30 pm.

Mixtli Christmas FUNdraiser for Vallarta Orphanages
Gabrielle Tenney Ibarra

Mark your calendar for December 6, so you won't miss Mixtli's 2nd annual Christmas Party for Charity. You'll enjoy live music, food, drink and a silent auction with lots of great products and prizes. All proceeds will be used to spread Christmas cheer in Puerto Vallarta orphanages.

Navy League Announces 2019 Toys for Tots Fundraisers
BanderasNews.com

It may be a warm and steamy August, but the Puerto Vallarta Navy League Council is already hard at work preparing for the 22nd consecutive year of raising funds to distribute toys to needy kids this holiday season. This year's Golf Tournament is set for Dec. 7th, followed by the Charity Ball on the 8th.

Ready to Shop? Tianguis Lo de Marcos Every Saturday
Armando Contreras

The Tianguis Lo de Marcos will reopen its doors for its sixth season on November 2, 2019. 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.

Parque Palmar de Aramara Beautification, December 7
Warren Brander

On December 7, the RE/Max Destiny and Marina teams will head over to Puerto Vallarta's Parque de Palmar de Aramara to spruce things up. Whether you like to paint, fix stuff, or do a bit of gardening, there'll be something for everyone to do, and you are welcome to join in!

'Frida & Diego V' Animal FUNdraiser at Casa Yvonneka
Marie Callan

Tickets are on sale now for one of the holiday season's most popular events - Casa Yvonneka's annual Frida FUNdraiser for Puerto Vallarta Animals. The fifth edition of this fabulous costume party with a cause will be held on Dec. 7 at Casa Yvonneka, a luxurious villa overlooking Banderas Bay.

Bahía World Music Festival Comes to Vallarta, Dec. 7-8
Paco Ojeda

The Bahía World Music Festival is coming to Puerto Vallarta December 7 & 8. Oscar's Restaurant on La Isla Rio Cuale will host the two-day event that will feature bands of international renown, along with a talent competition focusing on local underage musicians.

Enjoy a Spectacular Sunday Brunch at The River Café
María Francesca

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 for locals, expats and tourists. On Sundays, the party amps up a few notches with the 'Beers, Boys & Burgers' Party, featuring the hunky Mercurio boys grilling up tasty hamburger sliders and all the beers you can drink for $150 pesos!

IAMPV Chamber Orchestra & Jazzy Christmas Concerts
Marie Callan

The Puerto Vallarta Chamber Orchestra's holiday concerts have become an annual tradition. This year's performances will be at 7 pm on Dec. 15 in Puerto Vallarta, and the 16th in Nuevo Vallarta. Salty Paw Jazz Orchestra will perform at 5 pm Dec. 8 at Cuale Cultural Center.

Act2PV's Tribute to Michael Jackson Thrills Vallarta
Gary R. Beck

An innovative new show unlike any seen in Puerto Vallarta before has been designed for the beginning of Season Seven at Act2PV: 'MJ Live.' This 90-minute spectacular pays homage to the songs and dances that made Michael Jackson one of the most revered artists of our time.

Spend the DAY at the Puerto Vallarta SPCA Sanctuary
Janice Gonzalez

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.

Vallarta Botanical Garden Tour and Culinary Adventure
Neil Gerlowski

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.

Free Malecón Sculpture Tours on Tuesdays & Thursdays
Banderas News Team

The free Tuesday morning and Thursday evening Puerto Vallarta Malecon Sculpture Tours, created and conducted by Galería Pacifico owner Gary Thompson, return for the 14th season this month. Morning tours will be held every Tuesday at 9:30 am and evening tours on Thursdays at 6:00 pm.

IFC Vallarta Home Tours Resume December 3, 2019
Banderas News Team

The International Friendship Club provides one of the most popular tourist activities in all of Puerto Vallarta, their always special Home Tours. So put on your walking shoes, grab your camera, and get ready to enjoy a fun-filled day of discovery, while helping the less fortunate.

ExPats in Vallarta December 2019 Events Schedule
Sara Wise

Mexico is home to more American expats than any other country in the world. ExPats in Vallarta, the largest most active expat group in all of Mexico, has announced this month's schedule of happy hours and events. Here's what's scheduled for December 2019.

Biweekly Vallarta Charity Bingo Games at Nacho Daddy
BanderasNews.com

A new season of Charity Bingo returns to Nacho Daddy Restaurant & Bar on October 30, 2019. 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 Colina Spay & Neuter Clinic.

2019-2020 Centro Historico ArtWalk Begins October 30
Lorena Sonrisas

Over the years, Puerto Vallarta has established itself as a vibrant center of art creation, exhibition and promotion. An important contribution to the city's art scene is the Centro Historico ArtWalk which will be celebrating its 24th season every Wednesday from October 30, 2019 through May 27, 2020.

Thursday Shopping at the Marina Vallarta Art & Market
Lorena Sonrisas

Shoppers will find art & jewelery, organic foods & homemade breads, clothes & handicrafts, and many other wonderful things, every Thursday from 6-10 pm at the Marina Vallarta Art & Market. Live music and dance performances add to the festive atmosphere.

Puerto Vallarta South Side Shuffle Returns November 29
Banderas News Team

On Friday, November 29, 2019, and every other Friday from 6:00 to 10:00 pm through April 3, 2020, La 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.

Oscar Zamarripa Opens at Galleria Dante December 13
Gena Guarniere

On Friday, December 13 from 6-10 pm, as part of the South Side Shuffle, a cocktail reception will open an art exhibit featuring the works of Guadalajara artist Oscar Zamarripa at Puerto Vallarta's largest and most eclectic fine art gallery, Galleria Dante.

Kim Kuzma Brings British Invasion to The Palm Cabaret
Debbie White

Kim Kuzma, one of Puerto Vallarta's funniest and most loved Divas of Song, is bringing an exciting new show to The Palm Cabaret this season. In 'British Invasion,' Kim and her band will perform favorites from 'across the pond,' every Tuesday and Saturday from Dec. 14 through early April.

Lady Zen Brings 'Ladies of Legend' to The Palm Cabaret
BanderasNews.com

The Palm Cabaret is thrilled to welcome Lady Zen, an award-winning lyric fusion poet and vocalist/jazz singer, to their entertainment lineup. Catch her engaging and unique 'Ladies of Legend' on Nov. 27, 29 & 30 at 5:30 pm; on December 15 at 7:30 pm, and on Dec. 18 & 19 at 9:30 pm.

A New Season of El Parque de los Azulejos Workshops
BanderasNews.com

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.

Celebrate the Holidays as PVGMC Presents 'Glow'
BanderasNews.com

Make sure your December plans include the Puerto Vallarta Gay Men's Chorus (PVGMC) annual holiday musical celebration. This year's show, 'Glow - A Christmas Spectacular' will be presented at 8:00 pm on Friday, December 20th, at Teatro Vallarta.

Local Artists Offering Art Workshops at Galleria Dante
Michaela Flores

Galleria Dante, the largest and most eclectic art gallery in Puerto Vallarta, recently announced the return of their popular art workshops on the beautiful Di Vino Dante rooftop. This season's classes will be presented by local artists Nino Magaña, Efren Gonzalez and Donna Dickson.

Puerto Vallarta Garden Club News & Upcoming Events
David Muck

The PV Garden Club supports not only a more beautiful, clean and verdant city, but is also making it more attractive to tourism, thus creating a vibrant economy to support all the other great causes in Puerto Vallarta. Here's the latest news from the PVGC.

It's Sea Turtle Nesting Season on Puerto Vallarta Beaches
Margarita Bonita

Turtle-loving travelers heading to Puerto Vallarta this summer are invited to join one of the Banderas Bay region's many sea turtle protection programs which, every year, help thousands of baby Olive Ridley turtles survive long enough to reach the sea.




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