|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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2016 Laser World Championship in The Riviera Nayarit
From April 12-May 28, Vallarta Yacht Club will host the 2016 Laser World Championships. This competition is the most important event in the Vallarta-Nayarit FMV CUP 2016: besides competing for the world title, participants are also looking to win tickets to the 2016 Olympic Games.
Daiquiri Dick's Special Menu Features World Flavors
Media Diva International
The internationally inspired menu at Daiquiri Dick's is adding even more flare by having a bi-weekly special a la carte dinner menu in addition to their regular menu. From now through April 30, 2016, you can take your taste buds on a world tour - without leaving Puerto Vallarta!
2016 Fiestas de Mayo de La Parroquia de La Santa Cruz
If you would like to experience a true Mexican tradition in Old Town Puerto Vallarta, then come join in all the festivities during the Fiestas De Mayo being held outside of Parroquia de la Santa Cruz in Colonia Emiliano Zapata from Saturday, April 23 until Friday, May 3, 2016.
This Week's Line Up at Nacho Daddy/Boutique Theatre
Known as THE place to go for affordable nightlife in Puerto Vallarta's Zona Romantica, Nacho Daddy Mexico is where locals, ex-pats, and tourists from around the world gather to eat, drink, dance, listen to great music, or catch a great show upstairs at the Boutique Dinner Theatre.
9-Day 'La Santa Cruz' Festivities Kick Off April 24
The Festival of the Patron Saint of La Cruz commences on Sunday, April 24th with the 5th annual Opening Celebration Parade at 6:30 pm. This is the kickoff for a nine day religious celebration filled with parades, music, food, and fireworks in La Cruz de Huanacaxtle, Nayarit.
Spring / Summer Season of Entertainment at Act II
Daniel R. Mininni
The dedication of the management and staff, and their shared vision of what STAGES brings to Puerto Vallarta, is evident all year-round in the quality entertainment Act II provides for both expats and nationals. Here's what's happening this month at the biggest entertainment venue in the bay.
Last Chance to Enjoy the OTFM-TC's Seventh Season
April 30th is the last shopping day of the Puerto Vallarta Old Town Farmers Market-Tianguis Cultural's 7th season, so be sure to come out to Lazaro Cardenas Park this Saturday to stock up on all of your favorite 'make it, bake it, grow it' products. The OTFM-TC's 8th season begins November 5, 2016.
Free Estero El Salado Boat Tours on Children's Day
On Saturday, May 30, in celebration of El Día del Niño, the Estero el Salado will be giving the children of Puerto Vallarta free one-hour boat tours through the estuary. Aboard 'La Aventurera' kids can learn about the eco-reserve's great diversity of wildlife and 3 species of mangrove.
It's Going To Be a Busy May in The Riviera Nayarit
May in the Riviera Nayarit means plenty to do for visitors and locals alike. Sailing competitions and kite surfing take over the waves and bikes thread their way through the mountain trails, while back in town there are plenty of cultural festivities - plus the 2016 edition of Restaurant Week.
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.
Luna Rumba to Perform Benefit Concert for Willie Royal
Over the past twenty-five years, one of the most celebrated duos on the world music scene has been Willie and Lobo. Willie Royal is suffering from Alzheimer's disease, and needs help to cover medical expenses, so Luna Rumba will perform a benefit concert on May 7 at The Palm.
12th Annual Vallarta Altruism Festival Set for May 8th
This year's Puerto Vallarta International Altruism Festival is scheduled to be held on May 8, 2016 from 6-9 pm at the Marriott Casamagna Hotel. Last year's event was a huge success, raising $709,051 pesos for 19 charities and non-profit organizations in the Banderas Bay area.
Grant Maloy Smith 'Crossing The Border' at Casa Karma
CK Productions is thrilled to present a late season show on Wednesday, May 11 featuring Grant Maloy Smith, a renowned singer/songwriter who is a master of American Roots music. The setting for this spectacular event will be Casa Karma Boutique Resort on Puerto Vallarta's southern shores.
41 Participating in This Year's Vallarta Restaurant Week
Juan Pablo Hernandez
Since its first edition in 2005, Vallarta Restaurant Week has provided diners with a unique opportunity to experience new restaurants' delicious offerings or simply enjoy their favorite ones at reduced prices. This year 41 Banderas Bay area restaurants will participate from May 15-31.
Highlight Events of Vallarta Pride 2016 Confirmed
ACT LGBT A.C.
The Vallarta Pride organizing committee has confirmed the dates for the highlight events of the fourth edition of the pride festival for the city's LGBTTIQ community, which is scheduled to take place from May 16-30, 2016.
7th Annual Riviera Nayarit Wind Festival in Bucerías
Kitesurfers from all over Mexico are ready to hit the beaches of the Riviera Nayarit as they prepare for three days of spectacular kitesurfing during the 2016 Festival del Viento (Wind Festival), scheduled to be held May 20–22, 2016 in Bucerías, Mexico.
Benito Santos' 2017 Cruise Collection at Grand Velas
On June 10, 2016 renowned Mexican fashion designer Benito Santos will introduce his 2017 Cruise Collection at the AAA Five Diamond Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit Resort. The runway show kicks off a four week pop-up shop selling his designs and an exhibit on his work in the fashion industry.
ONGOING EVENTS & ACTIVITIES
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.
'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...
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.