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Around the Bay and Beyond
No matter what your interests are, Puerto Vallarta is always ready to entertain, offering a wide variety of entertainment options that will keep everyone amused. But it's up to you to decide how you want to spend your time here....

While every destination in Mexico has something to offer visitors, romantic Puerto Vallarta delivers something for everyone: beaches on a beautiful bay, great dining, a sizzling nightlife, Broadway quality stage plays, live music, movie theaters, cultural events, art galleries, excellent shopping, world-class golf and tennis, activities and excursions galore, and fun, fun, fun!

In Puerto Vallarta you can relax on a beautiful beach, play a round of championship golf, shop for Mexican handcrafts and dine in a wide variety of restaurants. There are also countless tours and activities to enjoy - from exciting jeep safaris and canopy tours in the tropical jungle to whale watching, sailing, snorkeling or scuba diving in Banderas Bay.

Visitors who appreciate cultural experiences will love the festivals and events hosted in Puerto Vallarta each year. A variety of cultural events, including the Gourmet Festival and an International Film Festival are designed for the cosmopolitan visitor, while Fishing, Tennis and Golf Tournaments are complemented by the Old Mexico flavor of this cozy seaside village.

And many visitors prefer to spend their days relaxing on the beach soaking up the warm tropical rays. Puerto Vallarta is a haven for weary vacationers who want nothing more than a good book, a tan and icy cold beers or margaritas delivered at regular intervals by an adept, and usually bilingual, waiter.


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September Fun and Upcoming Shows at Act II Stages
Marsha Ross

Act II is gearing up for another great season of entertainment and can't wait to tell you what's in store for Puerto Vallarta audiences this winter, like 'Showgirl,' which will open Season 7 in The Red Room on Nov. 2. But, first, take a look at what's happening this week at Stages.

Galvan Tours Invites You to Experience More of Mexico
Armando Contreras

Galvan Real Estate in Lo de Marcos, Nayarit is expanding their services to include an arm that is aimed at having fun and learning more about what makes Mexico such a beautiful, historic and special country. It is with great pleasure that we announce the inaugural season of Galvan Tours.

Puerto Vallarta 2019 Fiestas Patrias Schedule of Events
Banderas News Team

Mexico's Independence Day celebrations are coming up. Don't miss the opportunity to escape the routine and enjoy the patriotic festivities which, in Puerto Vallarta, run from Friday, September 13 through Sunday, September 16, 2019.

September Full of Tradition & Fun in Riviera Nayarit
Banderas News Team

The Riviera Nayarit is one of Mexico's top vacation destination, largely due to a wide variety of exciting events to enjoy year-round, and September is no exception. Even though Mexican traditions dominate this very patriotic month there's something for everyone to enjoy.

Wagen Volks Club's 7th VW Festival September 28 & 29
BanderasNews.com

The Wagen Volks Club will showcase over 150 classic and newer, show-quality, Volkswagens at the Seventh Riviera Fest, a family-friendly VW festival and exhibition to be held at Marina Riviera Nayarit in La Cruz de Huanacaxtle on September 28 & 29, 2019. Admission is free.

San Pancho Patron Saint Festival Sept. 26 through Oct. 4
Lorena Sonrisas

From September 26 through October 4, the small town of San Francisco (aka 'San Pancho') Nayarit, will celebrate an eight-day festival honoring its namesake, Saint Francis of Assisi. Festivities include not only veneration of the patron saint, but a whole lot of merry making too.

Sensational September at Act II, Season 7 Opens Oct 29
Marsha Ross

September is Sensational at Stages, where you can hear some of the most talented musicians in Puerto Vallarta, sing at Bob's Karaoke Party or celebrate Mexico's independence in style. Next month, Act II will kick off their 7th season with the Oct 29 opening of 'Mamma Mia.'

Act II's 7th Season of Entertainment Opens Oct. 29
Banderas News Team

Act II Stages will kick off their 2019-2020 season of entertainment on Oct. 29 with the hit Broadway Musical, 'Mamma Mia,' and a Grand Gala to open their 7th season of entertaining Puerto Vallarta. Meanwhile, Summer fun continues with the 'Abba & Elton' show and Bob's Karaoke Party.

ExPats in Vallarta September 2019 Events Schedule
Sara Wise

ExPats in Vallarta, a fun and friendly group of PV residents and visitors, has announced next month's schedule of events. In September, they'll be hosting Happy Hour gatherings at various venues every Tuesday from 5-7 pm, and getting together for dinners on the 5th and 19th.

Act II Gears Up for New Season, Summer Fun Continues
Marsha Ross

While preparing for their 2019-2020 season - which kicks off on October 29 with 'Mamma Mia' - Act II Stages is still Rocking the Summer. Weekly performances by Us Two and Bob's Karaoke Party continue to entertain, and they're planning PV's biggest Mexican Independence Day celebration.

La Dolce Vita to Host Democrats Abroad September Social
Mike Lyman

Join the Costa Banderas Chapter of Democrats Abroad for our September Summer Social, set to take place on September 18 at La Dolce Vita on Basilio Badillo. If you haven't yet visited this sleek new bistro in the heart of the Romantic Zone, come enjoy Happy Hour with us from 5-7 pm.

Daiquiri Dick's 2019 Summer Sizzle Wraps Up August 31
Banderas News Team

There are just a few days left to enjoy flavors from around the world, as one of Puerto Vallarta's favorite beachfront restaurants, Daiquiri Dick's, wraps up their 2019 Summer Sizzle celebration with a special menu that features old favorites and new tastes, through August 31st.

OPC Pop-Up Store to Showcase Puerto Vallarta Designers
Marie Callan

On Saturday, August 31, the Oficina de Proyectos Culturales, will team up with local clothing brand Hilo y El Mar to present a Pop-Up Store that gives residents and visitors the opportunity to buy art, clothing, accessories and jewelry made by some of the city's best artists and designers.

Navy League Announces 2019 Toys for Tots Fundraisers
BanderasNews.com

It may be a warm and steamy August, but the Navy League Council is already hard at work preparing for the 22nd consecutive year of raising funds to distribute toys to needy kids this holiday season. The Golf Tournament is set for Dec. 7th, followed by the Charity Ball on the 8th.

What's Happening This Week - and Beyond! - at Act II
Marsha Ross

Summer is flying by and shows no sign of slowing down at Act II, where you can hear some of the most talented musicians in Puerto Vallarta, sing at the weekly Karaoke Party or audition for an upcoming show. Speaking of shows, the 2019/2020 season opens October 29 with Mamma Mia!

Punta Mita Gourmet & Golf Classic, November 14-17
BanderasNews.com

The Punta Mita Gourmet and Golf Classic, an annual celebration of 'The Good Life,' returns to the Riviera Nayarit November 14-17, 2019. Combining the best of Mexico's food and drink with the chance to play on two Jack Nicklaus golf courses, this is one event you won't want to miss.

Vallarta Singer-Songwriter 'Stolie' Releases New Video
Taylor Swallows

International touring artist, Stolie, announces the release of her new video for the single 'Poor Boys (Tequila Lips)' and the coordinating 'I Get Around 2019' tour. She will be hitting the stage 60 times in just 100 days across North America en route to her winter home in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.

Summer Specials at Kaiser Maximilian Restaurant
BanderasNews.com

Though Kaiser Maximilian Restaurant is best-known for serving Puerto Vallarta residents and visitors exceptional Austrian fare, through August 28 this charming European-style café is also offering diners a taste of something different... mouth-watering seafood & Mexican specialties.

Galleria Dante End of Summer News and Art Sale
Claire Guarniere

Summer news from Galleria Dante, the largest and most eclectic art gallery in Puerto Vallarta. Read all about the gallery renovations; Dante's Summer Art Sale, with prices reduced 20-50% through September 30th; and the 2019-2020 season art workshops and South Side Shuffle dates.

Act II Offers Summer Fun, Plans Winter Season Shows
Marsha Ross

There's always something going on at Act II STAGES. Cool Summer fun continues with Las Vegas-style cabaret shows, the best Karaoke Party in town and a series of concert by Vallarta bands; and preparations for the Winter entertainment season, which opens Oct. 29, are in the works.

Jalisco to Host 18th Traditional Mariachi Encounter
BanderasNews.com

Jalisco, the birthplace of Mexico's Mariachi tradition, will host the 18th National Encounter of Traditional Mariachi from August 11-17. This year's event will feature 35 ensembles, music and dance performances and more, at 9 public venues in Guadalajara and surrounding areas.

Salty Paw Jazz Orchestra to Perform Free Concert Aug 18
María Francesca

The Salty Paw Jazz Orchestra, the first and only youth-based jazz orchestra in Puerto Vallarta, will be performing a free concert from 6:00-7:00 pm on Sunday, August 18 at Galerias Vallarta. Make plans now to come out, enjoy the music, and show your support of these aspiring local musicians.

Looking for Something Fun To Do? Head Over to Act II!
Marsha Ross

Summer entertainment is going on strong at Act II, the #1 Cabaret, Theater and Concert Venue in Puerto Vallarta. This week's lineup includes the final performance of 'Twist & Shout'; Bob's Karaoke Party; Us Two's 'ABBA & Elton'; 'Lollipop,' a vintage pop concert; and 2 plays in Spanish.

Sizzling Summer Specials at Daiquiri Dick's Restaurant
Banderas News Team

Summer is sizzling in Puerto Vallarta, so let the chefs at Daiquiri Dick's do the cooking! Offering hot deals on gourmet meals, the restaurant's Summer Sizzle menu gives diners their choice of dishes from three delectable courses (appetizer, entree and dessert), for just $399 pesos.

7th Punta Mita Beach Festival Offers Fun in the Sun
María Francesca

The seventh annual Punta Mita Beach Festival, a family-friendly weekend that brings together the best beach activities with all the natural beauty and adventure that Riviera Nayarit has to offer, is set to take place August 3 & 4 at the fabulous Kupuri Beach Club.

ExPats in Vallarta August 2019 Happy Hours and Events
Sara Wise

ExPats in Vallarta, a fun and friendly group of PV residents and visitors, has announced next month's schedule of events. In August, they'll be hosting Happy Hour gatherings at various venues every Tuesday from 5-7 pm, and dinner at Las Adelitas Restaurant on the 15th.

Act II Entertains Puerto Vallarta and Wows Ajijic!
Marsha Ross

Act II continues to entertains Puerto Vallarta. This week's lineup includes the hilarious play 'El Ornitorrinco' (in Spanish), Bob's Karaoke Party; Us Two's 'ABBA & Elton' show; 'Twist & Shout,' which recently sold out a show in Ajijic; and Tequila Rush's Led Zeppelin tribute concert.


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