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Riverfest 2018 to Benefit Special Needs Children in PV

February 28, 2018

Come to El Rio BBQ this weekend to enjoy live music from some of Banderas Bay's best musicians, not to mention the best BBQ, Paella and Pasta in Vallarta, plus silent auctions & more - all for a good cause!

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico - Set to take place March 2-4 at El Rio BBQ, Riverfest 7 promises a fantastic weekend of entertainment featuring live bands, fabulous food, silent auctions and more to benefit Pasitos de Luz, a local non-profit organization founded by mothers of disabled children.

Just look at what you get for 50 pesos donation at the gate on Friday and Sunday and 100 pesos on Saturday. 50/50 draws where you can win money, great vendors, food and beverage who all contribute a percent of sales to Pasitos de Luz. Enjoy El Rio BBQ Bar, Barcelona Tapas and Pasta Fresca food and beverages. Get your hair cut by Alex Daoud at the event on Saturday with all proceeds to Pasitos.

The Music line up is amazing! On Friday starting at 2:00 pm, Los Imposibles (TNT) will play, followed by Bob & Gilberto from 4:00-6:00 pm. On Saturday, a star-studded line-up of musicians, including Paul Fracassi, Stolie, The Jamaican Brothers, Cat Daddy, Soul Trip, Sylvie and the Zippers and La Trez Cuartoz, will entertain you throughout the afternoon. And, on Sunday, live entertainment starts 1:00 pm with Media Luna, followed by Mariachi Real America at 2:00 pm and Los Bambinos at 3:30 pm.

On top of having over 100 items up for bid on Saturday, a silent auction has just been added on Sunday! Here is just a sample of some of our silent auction items:

Travel and Adventure:
• Flight around the bay in Cirrus SR 22 plane for 3 people
• La Joya De Tuito B&B - 2 nights whole house or 2 nights in a suite
• Superior Tours travel discount
• Canopy Tours river expedition
• Vallarta by Boat tours

Sports and Fitness:
• CFL Calgary 40 yard line & dinner Ruth's Chris Steak House for 2
• NHL Edmonton or Calgary President Club tickets, dinner at Ruth's Chris Steak House for 2
• Fishing Are Us fishing for 4 people for 4 hours
• Marcelo Mico Pilates, yoga passes from Davannayoga and Yoga Vallarta

Arts and Entertainment:
• Martin Corona abstract painting #35
• Page Railsback Riverfest painting
• Dance lessons from Vallarta's First Ballroom
• Act II, Paul Fracassi, Boutique Theatre tickets
• Butterfly display art, pressed flowers, Oaxaca vases
• Vallarta Botanical Garden one year membership

Food and Dining:
• Vallarta Food Tours
• Dinner for 8 at Casa Karma
• Sandra Cesca's Chocolate Walking Tour
• Gift certificates from Barrio Bistro, Trio, Vitea, River Cafι, La Cappella, Nacho Daddy, Coco Tropical, Polos, Di Vino Dante, Bistro Teresa, Pipi's, Salud, Route 66 and more!

• Cassandra Shaw - Ring and bracelet
• Chantel's Vintage Jewelry - necklace, key chain and bayadas
• Peg Steley - necklaces
• Diamonds International - necklace and earrings

Health & Pampering:
• Hair products & services from Thomas Simon Salon
• Resort day passes or hotel stays at Grand Velas, Casa Cupula, Plaza Pelicanos, The Hilton, Krystal Vallarta, Villa Veradero
• Spa, facials, massages, chiropractic & health consults from Healing Hands, Rachel Grosik, Tessa, Marcella, Marina Spa & Salon, and more!

For more information, check out our Facebook event page.

Riverfest 7 is being sponsored by Kurt Sinner of El Rio BBQ Bar with the invaluable assistance and donations of William Carballo of Barcelona's Tapas, Madeline Celeste of The Tribune, Denise Derameι of, Mario from PrintPV, the Vendors who donate a percentage of sales to Pasitos, and all of the businesses and individuals who donate to our auctions!

All event proceeds go to Pasitos de Luz - a wonderful organization with very minimal resources that provides loving care and therapy to children with acute physical and psychological illnesses. Your support enables them to offer love, support and rehabilitation to the special children of Puerto Vallarta and its surrounding areas.

El Rio BBQ Bar is located along the Rio Cuale in Paso Ancho, less than ten minutes from the Libramiento. (Click HERE to see map.) Bus route #4 (R04) to Paso Ancho or Paso de Guayabo drops you right at the gate. Ask the driver if he's heading to Paso Ancho if you have any doubt. For more information, call El RIO BBQ Bar at 322-222-2510.

Located in El Pitillal, Pasitos de Luz is a marvelous day care facility for children with special needs. This non-profit organization provides children with various handicaps with a caring and loving environment, along with treatment for individual rehabilitation, nutritional meals, physical stimulation and therapy. For more information, Click HERE or visit