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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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It's Ba-ack! Summer Sizzle Returns to Daiquiri Dick's
The temperatures are heating up and, with the return of their popular Summer Sizzle, so is the kitchen at Daiquiri Dick's Restaurant. Get ready to take your taste buds on a world tour without leaving Puerto Vallarta! The first leg of the journey begins in Asia, and runs through June 30.
Puerto Vallarta News Brief and This Weekend's Events
Banderas News Team
There's always so much going on in Puerto Vallarta and around the Republic, it can be difficult to keep up with it all. Here's a look at some of this week's Mexico headlines, plus Puerto Vallarta news, community announcements and a couple of weekend events you won't want to miss.
'You Are Here: Urban Approximations' at OPC Through July 30
A new exhibition, 'You Are Here: Urban Approximations' marks the second anniversary of the opening of the Office of Cultural Projects. Bringing together the vision of architects and urban planners, this expo provides the opportunity to visit Vallarta, not as it is, but as it could become.
Summer Fun at Nacho Daddy Restaurant and Bar
If you find yourself on the south side of Puerto Vallarta, head on over to Nacho Daddy Restaurant & Bar. The restaurant's air-conditioned upstairs features karaoke every Monday, live music every Thursday-Saturday night and a Sunday Night Rock Concert Series on a 12 ft. HD screen - all with no cover!
Live Music Every Weekend at Daiquiri Dick's
Banderas News Team
The seasons are changing and so are things at one of Puerto Vallarta's favorite restaurants. From new summer hours and menus to the return of the Summer Sizzle, Sunday Brunch with Jorge and Lenin and Sunset Piano with Antonio, Daiquiri Dick's remains 'An Exceptional Experience.'
Fun & Friendship Come Together at Act II STAGES
Daniel R. Mininni
Between the closing night of the PVGMC's 'Dance All Night' Vallarta Pride Concert Series, weekly Karaoke and Music Sing Alongs, and a new show starring three of your Voice of Vallarta favorites coming in June, the fun never ends at the biggest entertainment venue in the Bay - Act II STAGES.
Tropical America Palm Ranch Needs Volunteer Gardeners
How would you like to get out of Puerto Vallarta for a day trip into the beautiful farm country just north of Nuevo Vallarta? Tropical America, a 50 acre working palm and tropical plant ranch near Mezcales, needs volunteers to do numerous tasks around the farm. Here's how you can help.
Nayarit Ocean Fest at B Nayar Village & Resort
Mark your calendars for June 26! The First Annual Nayarit Ocean Fest at B Nayar Village & Resort is promising to be an event you really don't want to miss. The mission of the event is to celebrate the ocean and collaborate on how to protect the beautiful Bay of Banderas at our doorstep.
HealthCare Resources Vallarta Health News & Clinics
Just because we are heading into the summer months, doesn't mean all activities stop. True, the pace is a little less hectic but life goes on! Healthcare Resources Puerto Vallarta will continue to offer health clinics, referrals – the works! - throughout the months of May and June.
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.
ExPats in Vallarta June Happy Hour Gatherings
ExPats in Vallarta, a totally social group offering informal fellowship and assistance to Expat residents or visitors living, working or investing in Puerto Vallarta and around Banderas Bay, will be hosting two happy hour gatherings in June at Langostinos on Los Muertos Beach.
U.S. Voter Registration Assistance in Puerto Vallarta
Democrats Abroad Mexico
You can vote in the 2016 Presidential Election from Mexico and members of the Costa Banderas Chapter of Democrats Abroad Mexico are here to help. During the month of June they will have voter assistance tables set up in Vallarta to help you register and request your absentee ballot.
Events Galore this June in Mexico's Pacific Treasure
The Riviera Nayarit Convention and Visitors Bureau's Groups and Events Department recently announced the list of events on the Destination's calendar for June, which will take place in different locations from Nuevo Vallarta all the way to the Isla de Mexcaltitán.
Celebrate July 4th/Canada Day with a Vallarta Adventure
Looking for a different and exciting way to celebrate the 4th of July or Canada Day in Puerto Vallarta? The American Legion is sponsoring a special Rhythms of the Night spectacular on Saturday, July 2, and Vallarta Adventures is offering a one-time-only price for this special event.
Fourth Annual Punta Mita Beach Festival, July 7-10
From July 7-10, 2016, the St. Regis Punta Mita Resort will host the Fourth Annual Punta Mita Beach Festival - a weekend full of fun in the sun that includes surfing, stand up paddle, beach yoga, fine cuisine, exquisite cocktails, live music, great parties, and much more.
Vallarta Yacht Club Summer Sailing Camps Start July 18
Banderas News Team
Know a child or young adult who would like to learn to sail? Vallarta Yacht Club Sailing Camps are coming back this summer! VYC's experienced instructors will teach sailors from 7-21 years of age to sail an Optimist dinghy, Laser dinghy or sailboard in the calm clear waters of Banderas Bay.
'Summer on the Island' Courses for Children Ages 7-12
Summer is about to begin and with it the school holidays. What better way for kids to spend them than in a fun and creative way? That is why the Vallarta Institute of Culture is offering Summer Courses on the Island for children ages 7-12 from July 18 through August 5, 2016.
Biblioteca Los Mangos' Super Summer Courses for Kids
Have you ever thought that your sons or daughters have super powers? From July 18-August 12 Los Mangos Library will present not just another summer camp, but a 'We Are Heroes' Super Summer Course, which aims to help kids discover and develop their powers through fun activities.
Los Bambinos in 'The Kings of Rock n Roll' August 3
'Los Bambinos,' the very popular four-brother local band that is often found entertaining at Olas Altas and Romantic Zone area venues, will return to the Roxy Rock House in Old Town Vallarta on August 3 for an encore performance of last season's hit show, 'The Kings of Rock n Roll.'
Hook the Cure Returns to Puerto Vallarta Nov. 3
The Eleventh Annual Hook the Cure powered by IOTEC will return to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico on November 3, 2016. The four-day catch-and-release offshore tournament, an official event of the Redbone Celebrity Series, will benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.
Vallarta Bomberos Friend-Raiser Set for November 20
Banderas News Team
Although our first-responders don't seek recognition for their devotion to the Puerto Vallarta community, from time to time we have the opportunity to say thank you. We invite you to help us honor them at the Third Annual Spaghetti Dinner Friend-Raiser on November 20, 2016 from 3-6 pm.
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.
ONGOING EVENTS & ACTIVITIES
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.
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.
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.
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...
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.