|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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Puerto Vallarta Celebrates Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe
Every year during the first 12 days of December the streets of Vallarta come alive as the faithful make their way to the cathedral in traditional 'Peregrinaciones' (pilgrimages). The celebration comes to a joyful end December 12 with the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe.
ExPats in Vallarta December 2018 Happy Hours & Events
In December ExPats in Vallarta, a totally social group offering informal fellowship and assistance for expat residents and visitors, will host Happy Hour Gatherings on Tuesdays the 4th, 11th & 18th; and a Special Dinner on Thursday the 13th. Make your reservations now!
Theater, Music & More at Nacho Daddy / The Boutique
As we head into the holiday season, The Boutique Theater and Nacho Daddy invite everyone to come out and have some fun! With new shows, movies, TED Talks and more, along with the best bands in Puerto Vallarta playing most every night, there's something fun for everyone!
Puerto Vallarta Garden Club Sunset Reception, Dec. 11
Puerto Vallarta Garden Club members are invited to grab some friends and join us on December 11 for a sunset reception in the Molino de Agua garden. Uncork Mexico will offer a variety of Mexican wines and Jim Eckardt Catering will prepare appetizers to pair with the wine.
The Palm Cabaret Officially Opens to a Sold-Out House
November 21 marked the beginning of the new season for The Palm Cabaret & Bar. Now in its 19th year, The Palm welcomes back some of Puerto Vallarta's favorite entertainers, and ushers in some new fresh faces to the 2018/2019 season lineup of live entertainment.
PVGMC Celebrates the Holidays with 'Fa La La' Concerts
Make sure your December plans include the Puerto Vallarta Gay Men's Chorus (PVGMC) annual holiday musical celebration. This year's show, 'Fa La La,' will be presented on The Main Stage at Act II Entertainment on December 11 & 14 at 8:00 pm and at 3:00 pm on December 15.
Festival Gourmet Continues at Kaiser Maximilian Though Dec. 15
Banderas News Team
Kaiser Maximilian has been participating in the Vallarta Gourmet Festival every year and, in this 24th edition, they're hosting guest chefs from France who, along with the restaurant's talented team of chefs, are cooking up a 'French Connection' menu that's being served through December 15.
Act II Celebrates Four Critically Acclaimed Shows
As the only 5-Star venue in Puerto Vallarta, Act II is celebrating its biggest and best season ever! 'Little Shop of Horrors', 'Nunsense A-Men', 'Twist & Shout,' and 'Cinderella, The Musical' are getting rave reviews - and two new shows are opening this week!
Daiquiri Dick's Special Menu Features World Flavors
Take your taste buds on a world tour and you don't even have to leave Puerto Vallarta to do it! Daiquiri Dick's Restaurant is known for its international cuisine, and their bi-weekly dinner specials offer a wide selection of tastes through December 15, 2018.
Vallarta Botanical Garden Tour & Culinary Adventure
There's no place quite like the Vallarta Botanical Garden, and the Botanical Delights Tour and Culinary Adventure is the best way to get the most from your experience there. This guided tour immerses guests in the natural beauty of Mexico and the richness of Mexican cuisine.
PuRR Project Offers Cat Lovers 'Superior' Vallarta Tours
Want to get acquainted with 200 cats and kittens up close and purr-sonal? Jump on an air-conditioned Superior Tours van at several locations in Puerto Vallarta for a visit to the PuRR Project ranch where you can pet, cuddle, hug, nuzzle, pamper, and snuggle to your heart's content!
IFC Home Tours 'A Wonderfully Different Thing To Do'
International Friendship Club
One of the most popular tourist activities in all of Puerto Vallarta is the IFC Home Tour. So put on your walking shoes, grab your camera, and get ready to enjoy a fun-filled day of discovery, while giving a helping hand to the less fortunate in the Banderas Bay area.
Puerto Vallarta Charity Bingo, Wednesdays at Nacho Daddy
A new season of Charity Bingo returns to Nacho Daddy Restaurant & Bar on October 31, 2018. Games will be played every other Wednesday at 4:00 pm to raise money for two very special Puerto Vallarta non-profit organizations: Pasitos de Luz and the Colina Spay & Neuter Clinic.
2018-2019 Centro Historico ArtWalk Every Wednesday
Art lovers can explore numerous artistic offerings during the Puerto Vallarta Centro Historico ArtWalk, a self-guided tour of 12 downtown galleries with cocktail exhibitions that can be enjoyed every Wednesday evening from 6:00 to 10:00 pm through May 29, 2019.
'Mexipunx' Photo Exhibition Continues at the OPC Jan. 5
An opening reception for 'Mexipunx,' a photographic exhibition by Rubén Ortiz Torres, was held on October 6 at the Oficina de Proyectos Culturales in Puerto Vallarta. The exhibit, which includes videos and drawings of people in the photographs, continues through January 5, 2019.
Democrats Abroad Wednesday Night Film Series
The Costa Banderas Chapter of Democrats Abroad Mexico is launching its 10th Annual Film Series on December 5. The popular series features first-run films, shown upstairs at Nacho Daddy Restaurant on the south side of Puerto Vallarta, on Wednesday nights at 6:00 pm through March 27, 2019.
Free Malecón Sculpture Tours Every Tuesday & Thursday
Banderas News Team
The free Tuesday morning and Thursday evening Puerto Vallarta Malecon Sculpture Tours, created and conducted by Galeria Pacifico owner Gary Thompson, have returned for the 13th season. The morning tours are held every Tuesday at 9:30 am and the evening tours on Thursdays at 6:00 pm.
Marina Vallarta Art & Market Every Thursday
The Marina Vallarta Art & Market runs every Thursday from 6-10 pm through May 30, 2019. Shoppers will find art & jewelery, organic foods & homemade breads, clothes & handicrafts, among many other wonderful things while enjoying live music in a festive atmosphere.
Sea Monkey Hosts Beach Luau to Benefit PuRR Project
On Friday, December 14th at 5:00 pm, Sea Monkey Restaurant will be hosting the Sixth Annual Luau on the Beach to benefit the PuRR Project feline shelter in Puerto Vallarta. Tickets to this fun-filled event always go quickly, so get yours before they sell out!
Emilio Rama Art Exhibit Opens Dec. 14 at Galleria Dante
On Friday, December 14 from 6-10 pm, a cocktail reception will open an art exhibition by Emilio Rama at Galleria Dante, Basilio Badillo #269, in Puerto Vallarta's Romantic Zone. Be sure to stop by and meet him while you're out doing next week's South Side Shuffle.
PV Cultural Department to Pay Tribute to Jim Demetro
The Puerto Vallarta Cultural Department will pay tribute to Jim Demetro, the creator of many of the city's most iconic public sculptures, on Friday, December 14 at 6:30 pm in Lazaro Cardenas Park. Afterwards, the Xiutla Folkloric dancers will perform at 7:30 pm.
Puerto Vallarta's Doin' the South Side Shuffle Every Other Friday
Banderas News Team
Starting Friday, November 16, 2018, and every other Friday evening through April 5, 2019, the Zona Romantica will come to life as locals and tourists alike head over to Basilio Badillo to do the South Side Shuffle, the only ongoing party of its kind in all of Puerto Vallarta.
PV Real Estate Walking Tours Back by Popular Demand
The JG Group
Join The JG Group's Vallarta Real Estate Advisors Julie Guerrero and Dean McConkey on Saturdays for the only real estate walking tour in La Zona Romantica. These free tours visit nine of the new real estate projects in one of PV's fastest growing areas. (Advance reservations required.)
Shopping & More Every Saturday at Tianguis Lo De Marcos
The Tianguis Lo de Marcos will reopen its doors for its fifth season on November 3, 2018. Held every Saturday from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm, this weekly event expects to continue its growth and history of drawing shoppers from around Banderas Bay to this small town on the Riviera Nayarit.
RISE Revolution Through Education Fundraiser, Dec. 15
On December 15, Demetro Gallery will host a benefit to help cover the costs of educating the children at Refugio Infantil Santa Esperanza in Puerto Vallarta. Attendees will enjoy the perfect combination of food, fun and friendship, with all proceeds going to the RISE education fund.
'Frida 4' FUNdraiser to Save PV Animals at Casa Yvonneka
Casa Yvonneka will host its Fourth Annual FUNdraiser to save the dogs and cats of Puerto Vallarta on Saturday, December 15, 2018. Come out and enjoy a wonderful night under the stars while supporting various non-profit animal associations in the Banderas Bay area.
Enjoy a Spectacular Sunday Brunch at The River Café
There is no better way to spend your Sunday than with a leisurely brunch at The River Café. Enjoy your favorite breakfast and lunch items, including an omelet station, coffee, juice and much more in a beautiful setting and relaxed atmosphere, every Sunday from 8:00 am to 1:30 pm.
'Beers, Boys & Burgers' Every Sunday at Hotel Mercurio
Banderas News Team
The poolside bar at Hotel Mercurio has long been a favorite hangout, but on Sundays, the party amps up a few notches with the 'Beers, Boys & Burgers' Party. From 4:00 to 7:00 pm, the hunky Mercurio boys serve up tasty hamburger sliders and all the beers you can drink for just $150 pesos!
'Mi Amigo Sin Pelo' Fundraiser for PV Kids With Cancer
We can all make a difference in the lives of Puerto Vallarta children with cancer and provide support to their families by participating in the 2018 CANICA 'Mi Amigo Sin Pelo' campaign, set to be held on December 16th from 5:00 to 10:00 pm, at Los Arcos del Malecón.
Puerto Vallarta Chamber Orchestra Christmas Concerts
Puerto Vallarta Chamber Orchestra Christmas Concerts are scheduled to take place on Sunday, December 16 in Puerto Vallarta and on Monday, December 17 in Nuevo Vallarta. The PVCO's holiday concerts have become an annual tradition, and this year's show promises to be extra-special.
Spend a Day at the Puerto Vallarta SPCA Sanctuary
Ordinary people come to Vallarta to vacation. Extraordinary people come to Vallarta and volunteer! Spend a rewarding afternoon cuddling with the animals at Puerto Vallarta's SPCA. Our dogs and cats are awaiting 'forever homes,' and need your help to jump start their socialization.
Informative, Entertaining Talks at The Boutique Theatre
The Boutique will host TED-Type Talks every Tuesday from 11 am to 1 pm beginning November 20 and continuing throughout the 2018-2019 season. Each week, an interesting person living in Vallarta will share his or her expertise and insights, on a variety of socially relevant topics.
New Season, New Location for PuRR Project BINGO
This season PuRR Project BINGO will be played at a new time and in a PuRR-fect new location. Beginning on November 21 we'll be calling the numbers and handing out great prizes at 4:00 pm every other Wednesday at Nacho Daddy Restaurant, in the heart of Vallarta's Romantic Zone.
Vallarta Botanical Garden Chocolate & Vanilla Festival
On January 11 Vallarta Botanical Garden will celebrate two plant species native to Mexico: Chocolate and Vanilla. Make plans now to come out and learn more about these botanical treasures while enjoying tours, tastings, food specials, Folkloric dance performances, and more.
The Walls of Puerto Vallarta Bring People Together
Timothy Real Estate Group
Local artist Natasha Moraga has been magically transforming Puerto Vallarta with her colorful mosaics since 2012. Her latest project, turning Lazaro Cardenas Park into El Parque de los Azulejos / Tile Park PV, is all about community, and everyone is invited to participate in the Fall workshops.
Puerto Vallarta Gearing Up for CarnavalPV 2019 Parade
Banderas News Team
With Mardi Gras just a few months away, Puerto Vallarta is gearing up for a special edition of its annual parade. This year's three-kilometer-long carnival parade will begin at 8:00 pm on Tuesday, March 5th in the hotel zone and proceed on the world-famous Malecón to Los Muertos Pier.
ONGOING EVENTS & ACTIVITIES
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.
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.