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October 31 Vallarta Happenings & 'Spooktacular' Events
Banderas News Team

There's always so much going on in Puerto Vallarta and around Banderas Bay, it can be difficult to keep up with it all. Here's a look at some of this week's Puerto Vallarta happenings and community announcements, plus a couple of 'spooktacular' weekend events you won't want to miss.

International Xtreme Riders Roar into Puerto Vallarta
Andres Sepulveda

If you are a fan of extreme sports, you won't want to miss the International Xtreme Riders event at the Explanada Armando Villaseñor motocross track in Puerto Vallarta on Nov 16. In addition to Freestyle motocross and BMX bike exhibitions, you can meet famous freestyle riders.

Oktoberfest: Good Food, Good Deeds, Good Times
Dennis A. Rike

On November 12th, the Puerto Vallarta Navy League and Banderas Bay's American Legion Post 14 are hosting their annual Oktoberfest fundraiser at Hacienda Alemana on the South side of Puerto Vallarta. This event is a great way to kick-off the new season in a spirit of fun and service.

International Friendship Club Spanish Classes Resume
Janie Albright Blank

The IFC will resume its Spanish classes Tuesday and Thursday starting Nov 4th. Each of these days offers Intermediate I & II, as well as Advanced classes and a special Tourist Spanish for beginners or those that are looking for a quick refresher. Each class lasts one hour.

Old Town Farmers Market-Tianguis Cultural is Ba-ack!
Erin Staley

Puerto Vallarta's Old Town Farmers Market-Tianguis Cultural kicks off their sixth season on November 1st at 9:30 am with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and over 80 vendors selling everyone's favorite 'make it, bake it, grow it' products to Saturday shoppers at Lazaro Cárdenas Park.

1st Puerto Vallarta Mariachi Festival, November 20-22
Lorena Sonrisas

From November 20-22, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico will host the inaugural Mariachi PV Fest, an event designed to promote the tradition of Mariachi and Mexican culture on a local, national and international level, while supporting local charities and commemorating the Mexican Revolution.

Puerto Vallarta Observes Veterans & Remembrance Day
Dennis A. Rike

Although you are visiting Mexico or even making it your home, there are certain traditions you don't want to lose - like Veterans and Remembrance Day. On Nov 11, join Banderas Bay's American Legion Post 14 as they pay tribute to those who gave their lives so the world could live in peace.

Celebrate Mexico's Day of the Dead at Daiquiri Dick's
Marie Callan

Skip the usual Halloween tricks, and head over to Daiquiri Dick's Restaurant on Puerto Vallarta's famous Los Muertos Beach, where they've taken a cue from Mexico's Day of the Dead to create a Día de Los Muertos menu with traditional dishes and ghoulishly good Halloween treats.

Marina Vallarta Golf Classic to Benefit Los Mangos
Adriana Garcia

Los Mangos Library and Cultural Center invites everyone to participate in the Vallarta Golf Classic Tournament at Marina Vallarta Golf Club on November 1st. The charity tournament will raise funds for the library's cultural projects and Augie's Quest to help find a cure for ALS.

Kaiser Maximilian Announces Festival Gourmet Guest Chef
Laura Gelezunas

A world of experience lands in Puerto Vallarta for the 20th Annual Festival Gourmet. From November 13-23, 2014, chefs from around the world will be sharing their talents and best cuisine at restaurants around the city. Kaiser Maximilian welcomes 'Untitled' Executive Chef, Chris Bradley.

PURRfectly Wonderful Fundraising Events this November
Marilyn Khan

PuRR Project now has over 150 adorable cats and kittens in residence. Donations and fund raising events are the only source of financing to provide food, shelter and veterinary care for these rescued animals, so we're kicking off our high-season with some PURRfectly wonderful events.

6 Vallarta Restaurants Make TripAdvisor's Top 10 List
Karina Macias

In the 'Best Fine Dining Restaurants in Mexico' category of the 2014 TripAdvisor Traveler’s Choice Awards, six of the the Top 10 Restaurants are right here in Puerto Vallarta! Congratulations go out to: Café Des Artistes, Vista Grill, Ocean Grill, Bistro Teresa, Le Kliff and Trío.

Celebrating Life and Death in Puerto Vallarta
María Francesca

In Puerto Vallarta, the dead will soon walk the Earth — so let the parties begin! Starting on October 30th and continuing through November 3rd, there will be Day of the Dead altars, Catrina displays, singing, dancing, and other traditional activities throughout the downtown area.

Vallarta-Nayarit Classic Rock Fest Lineup

As the world's first and only festival celebrating classic rock, Vallarta-Nayarit Classic Rock Festival fans can expect 3 days of performances by some of the greatest musicians from the 60s, 70s and 80s. Whether you love roots rock, blues, soft or hard rock, you won't be disappointed!

Umberto Ciccolella Opens Puerto Vallarta Design Studio

So you have your dream home in paradise, now what? Help will soon be available right here in Puerto Vallarta! On November 1, interior designer Umberto Ciccolella is opening a new design studio at Lázaro Cárdenas 286 between Vallarta and Constitución in Old Town.

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