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Many of us have discovered a strong sense of community here on Banderas Bay, some for the very first time. If you're from a metropolis where technology reigns supreme and the words "next-door neighbor" and "stranger" are synonymous, you'll find this a refreshing environment where people matter.

Working side by side with our new neighbors to achieve common goals is an ideal way to learn about the culture and make friends while giving back to the community which embraces us.

On these pages you’ll learn about the various local charities and how you can get involved. With a multitude of opportunities here to flex philanthropic muscles, you can find out for yourself that it truly does feel as good to give as it does to receive!


Costa Banderas Democrats Abroad General Meeting, February 23

The Costa Banderas Chapter of Democrats Abroad Mexico will hold their Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Thursday, February 23 from 4:00–5:00 pm at the Incanto Theater, located at Insurgentes 109 on the south side of Puerto Vallarta. Following the AGM, DACB members will enjoy a happy hour and free hors d’oeuvres.

Online Auction Benefits Vallarta’s Free Mobile Spay/Neuter Clinic

PEACEAnimals is raising money for the continuation of free mobile spay/neuter clinics in Puerto Vallarta via an online auction Feb 5-13. Approximately 40 items are being auctioned off, from art and collectibles to gift certificates for hotels, restaurants, tours and salon services.

February 2023 News from PuRR Project Puerto Vallarta

How do you get tickets for the Pussy CAT concert? How many kittens are in the PuRR Nursery? Who is this month's Featured Feline? What do the PuRR staff and volunteers do with all that cat poop? Read the February PuRR Project newsletter and get the answers!

Jay Sadler Project Toys for Tots Program Delivered Over 4000 Toys

The Jay Sadler Project A.C. Toys for Tots program in mid-January 2023 successfully distributed over 4,000 toys to various Kindergartens from Lo de Marcos, San Sebastian, Cabo Corrientes, and one boat leaving from Boca de Tomatlan to Quimixto and finally Puerto Vallarta.

New Ticketing System Launched for 2023 What a Drag Event

Buying your ticket for Puerto Vallarta's most-anticipated annual show/fundraiser - What a Drag! - is now easier, thanks to Event Sprout. The US-based online ticketing platform has created a personalized ticketing system for the event, which is set to take place at 8:00 pm on Sunday, March 12 at Teatro Vallarta.

Puerto Vallarta Musicians Playing at 11th Annual Riverfest

The music line-up for this year's Riverfest is the best ever! The event organizers are pleased to welcome back some old favorites, and introduce some new acts that will be performing on February 25 & 26 at El Rio BBQ Bar, all for a cause close to our hearts - the children of Pasitos de Luz.

‘Spay-ghetti and No Balls’ Fundraiser Set for March 15

Coco’s Kitchen will host a 'Spay-ghetti and No Balls' (that’s spaghetti to you and me) dinner on March 15th at 6:30 pm to benefit the Cuale Spay Neuter Clinic, a long-term, non-profit project that aims to reduce the number of unwanted animals in Puerto Vallarta.

Pussy Cat Concert at El Rio BBQ to Benefit PuRR Project

On Sunday, March 5, between 2:00–6:00 pm, El Rio BBQ Bar will host the 'Pussy Cat Concert' to benefit PuRR Project, a non-profit, no-kill feline shelter located just north of Puerto Vallarta. The Las Mambas will be onstage, as well as guest performers like Amy Armstrong, and of course there will be raffles for prizes!

PV Writers Group for Writers or Want-To-Be Writers

The Puerto Vallarta Writers Group (PVWG) meets each Saturday during the winter season from 10:30 to 12:00 noon at Las Brazzas Grill near the east end of the Cuale Island. Everybody interested in writing – at any level and in any area – is invited.

11th Chili Cook-Off Coming to Puerto Mágico February 18

The Puerto Vallarta Chili Cook-Off will celebrate its 11th year, and second year at Puerto Mágico, on Saturday, February 18. This all-day (12-7 pm) family event features free chili tasting from more than 18 local restaurants and individuals.