|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.
Are you planning an event in Puerto Vallarta or the greater Banderas Bay area? Send a brief description, including information on whom we should contact to learn more, to events(at)banderasnews.com.
See 'DeLIMITations' at Vallarta's OPC through January 13
'DeLIMITations: Mapping the border of 1821 between Mexico and the United States,' a site-specific installation by artists Marcos Ramírez ERRE and David Taylor, opened on October 7 at Puerto Vallarta's Oficina de Proyectos Culturales. The expo continues through January 13, 2018.
Tired of Eating Turkey? Head Over to Daiquiri Dick's
Tired of eating Thanksgiving leftovers? Head over to Daiquiri Dick's on the south side of Vallarta. Through November 31, the restaurant's special a la carte menu features an array of internationally inspired dishes, like fresh seafood with an Asian twist, Italian specialties, and more.
November at Act II STAGES Exceeding All Expectations
Daniel R. Mininni
If you haven't been to Act II STAGES recently, you don't know what you've been missing! With sold-out performances and glowing reviews of this season's all-new shows and returning favorites, Act II has kept Vallarta entertained all month long - and there's more to come!
Jazzy Thanksgiving Weekend at No Way José!
It's always a good time to say, 'Gracias!' at No Way José! Keeping our honored tradition of presenting unique and innovative cuisine, this Thanksgiving weekend we present a Special Menu offering 3 courses, including a turkey option, and Beverly & Willow playing live jazz.
Season's First South Side Shuffle at Galleria Dante
Banderas News Team
An exhibition by Canadian artist Marc Galipeau opens at Galleria Dante on Friday, November 24, as part of the first Southside Shuffle of the 2017-2018 season. Stop by PV's largest and most eclectic art gallery to meet the artist and enjoy complimentary cocktails from 6-10 pm.
Casa Cupula Boutique Hotel Celebrates 15th Anniversary
Casa Cupula, Puerto Vallarta's legendary LGBT boutique resort hotel, is set to celebrate its fifteenth birthday with a three-month celebration of the luxury resort property's history, present, and bright future, culminating in a grand Mexican-style quinceañera celebration on November 24.
Tianguis Lo De Marcos' Offers Great Shopping Every Saturday
Galvan Real Estate
Returning for its Fourth Season, Tianguis Lo De Marcos reopened its doors November 4 and features the works of over 50 talented Artisans including growers of organic produce and fresh flowers, and makers of fresh baked goods, handmade clothing, jewelry and more.
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.)
Mercado Los Mangos Offers Family Fun & Shopping Every Saturday
Mercado Los Mangos, the weekly seasonal market launched by Los Mangos Library at the beginning of 2017, began its sophomore season on October 28. This 'buy local' market offers a great selection of locally produced artisan products every Saturday from 9:30 am-2 pm through the end of May.
Punta Raza Surf Fishing Tournament, November 25-26
Riviera Nayarit CVB
The Tepic Surf Fishing Club is inviting all surf fishing aficionados to participate in the eleventh edition of their annual Shore Fishing Tournament, set to be held on the shores of Playa Punta Raza in the Riviera Nayarit on November 25 and 26, 2017.
Beachfront Fashion Show to Benefit Corazón de Niña
Banderas News Team
Tired of wearing the same old beachwear day in and day out? Then come to El Dorado Beach Club on Playa de Los Muertos on Saturday, November 25 for the second annual Beachfront Fashion Show to benefit Corazón de Niña, a shelter for abused and abandoned children in Puerto Vallarta.
Beverly & Willow Bring Smooth Jazz to No Way José!
Award-winning Puerto Vallarta favorite, No Way Jose! Restaurant/Bar announces an exciting addition to their live music entertainment roster with Beverly & Willow. Enjoy traditional jazz seasoned with Latin spices and delicious Mexican contemporary cuisine every Thursday & Saturday.
'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!
November 2017 Healthcare Resources PV News & Clinics
A warm welcome back to our 'snowbirds'! It has been a whirlwind summer and now we are swiftly headed into the hustle and bustle of 'high season' in Puerto Vallarta. As always, HealthCare Resources is here to help you with all of your health care needs.
'Movember' is All About Men's Health in Puerto Vallarta
This month, we are celebrating Men's Health Month - 'Movember' - by promoting the awareness of prostate and testicular cancer. Healthcare Resources Puerto Vallarta, together with UroVallarta, have put together a full month of Speakers Programs, Clinics and Special Packages.
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.
Malecón Sculpture Tours Return to Puerto Vallarta
For more than a decade, Galería Pacifico owner Gary Thompson has been offering free guided Malecón Sculpture Tours every Tuesday morning. This year, he's added a Sunset Tour on Thursdays in an effort to increase donations collected for Los Mangos Library.
International Friendship Club Brunches and Lunches
'Tis the season to eat and be merry for members of the International Friendship Club in Puerto Vallarta. Every Tuesday morning through March 27 at 10:00 am tours take place at the Corazón de Niña shelter for abused children. The tours end with a lunch prepared by members of the Corazón family.
ExPats in Vallarta November Happy Hours and Events
ExPats in Vallarta, a totally social group offering informal fellowship and assistance for Expat residents, or visitors considering living in the area, will be hosting three Happy Hour gatherings (Nov. 14, 21, 28) and two Special Event Dinners (Nov. 16 & 30) during the month of November. Join us!
The Jazz Foundation Hosts Democrats Abroad Nov. Events
The Costa Banderas Chapter of Democrats Abroad Mexico has announced their November calender of events, which includes the return of their Weekly Film Series on November 14 and the monthly social on November 21. All of this month's events will be held at The Jazz Foundation.
2017-2018 Centro Historico ArtWalk Every Wednesday Night
Thirteen art galleries in downtown Puerto Vallarta are busy getting ready for the 2017-2018 season's first Centro Historico ArtWalk and cocktail reception, which will be held on October 25th. This year's art walk will run every Wednesday evening from 6-10 pm through May 30, 2018.
Thursday Evening Fun at the Marina Vallarta Art & Market
Puerto Vallarta Tourism Trust
The Marina Vallarta Art & Market resumes Oct. 19 and will run every Thursday from 6-10 pm through May 31, 2018. Market shoppers will find art & jewelery, organic foods & homemade breads, clothes & handicrafts, among many other wonderful things while enjoying live music and lots of fun.
VII American Express Punta Mita Gourmet & Golf Classic
The Punta Mita Gourmet and Golf Classic returns to Riviera Nayarit November 30-December 3. Now in its 7th year, this prestigious event offers everything a lover of luxury could wish for: a long weekend filled with food, wine and golf, in one of the most beautiful destinations in the world.
First Part of December a Great Time to Visit Puerto Vallarta
The first 12 days of December is a perfect time to be in Mexico as cities across the country celebrate the Festival of Our Lady of Guadalupe. Here in Puerto Vallarta, December 12 also marks the anniversary of the founding of our city in 1851, which kicks the celebrations up a notch.
Salty Paw Jazz Orchestra Presents 'A Salty Winter'
As a big supporter of the arts in Puerto Vallarta, Act II is excited to present 'A Salty Winter,' a concert by the Salty Paw Jazz Orchestra on December 3. The Big Band Orchestra-style concert will feature performances by young musicians who have been learning to improvise their solo style.
Informative, Entertaining Talks at Boutique Theatre
TED Talk Tuesdays returns to the Boutique Dinner Theater Nov. 21 and will be presented every other Tuesday throughout the 2017-2018 season. Each week, an 'interesting person' living in Vallarta will share his or her expertise and insights, on a variety of socially relevant topics.
Charity Bingo at Nacho Daddy Every Other Wednesday
Are you ready for some BINGO? A new season of Charity Bingo returns to Nacho Daddy on November 8, 2017, and will be played every other Wednesday at 4:00 pm to raise money for two Puerto Vallarta non-profit organizations: Pasitos de Luz and the Colina Spay & Neuter Clinic.
HIV-AIDS Community Center Announces Red Ribbon Gala
SETAC, Puerto Vallarta's HIV-AIDS Community Center, has announced 'Red Ribbon Gala - A World Without AIDS for our Children,' an extraordinary fundraising event set to take place at Casa Karma Boutique Resort on Thursday, December 7, from 6 to 10 pm.
Mexican Wine Shop & Concierge Service Comes to Vallarta
Banderas News Team
Uncork Mexico, a new wine shop and concierge service launched in 2017, offers residents and visitors of Puerto Vallarta, Nuevo Vallarta and Bucerias the opportunity to participate in guided wine tastings at various venues on November 8 & 16 and on December 7, 13 & 19th.
Sea Monkey Hosts 'Luau' in Support of PuRR Project
On Friday, December 8th at 5 pm, Sea Monkey Restaurant will be hosting the Fifth Annual Luau on the Beach to benefit the 180+ cats living at the PuRR Project shelter in Puerto Vallarta. Tickets to this fun-filled charity event always go quickly, so get yours before they sell out!
Dec. 8 'Illumination' Event to Support Pasitos de Luz
Are you interested in helping Banderas Bay area children with disabilities? Do you enjoy great food, fantastic sunsets, first class entertainment and amazing art? If so, make plans now to attend the Pasitos de Luz Illumination Dinner on Friday, December 8 at Casa Karma Boutique Hotel.
5th Taste of Nuevo Vallarta and 17th VYC Chili Cook-Off
On December 9th from 4-8 pm, the Marina Nuevo Vallarta Malecón will host the Vallarta Yacht Club's 5th Taste of Nuevo Vallarta and 17th Annual Chili Cook-off. Make plans now to enjoy music, competitive chili sampling, and 'tastes' from some of the Banderas Bay area's finest restaurants.
La Cuiza to Host River of Arte 2017, December 10
Art lovers, save the date! You don't want to miss Puerto Vallarta's favorite annual art event - River of Arte 2017 - to be held Sunday, December 10 at La Cuiza on La Isla Cuale. More than 60 artists will be exhibiting their latest work to raise money for local non-profit organizations.
Puerto Vallarta Looks to Set New Guinness World Record
If you love coffee, make plans now to be on the Malecon in downtown Puerto Vallarta at 5:00 pm on Saturday, December 16, 2017, as the city attempts to set a new Guinness World Record for the largest number of people drinking coffee simultaneously in a single venue.
Cynthia Lee Fontaine to Headline Casa Cupula Quinceañera
Cynthia Lee Fontaine, undisputed Miss Congeniality of hit reality TV show 'RuPaul's Drag Race,' has been selected by the team at Casa Cupula Boutique Hotel to headline the property's highly anticipated quinceañera - or 15th anniversary - celebration, to take place January 19, 2018.
What a Drag! Organizers Announce 2018 Date, New Venue
The organizers of What a Drag! are so proud of the #metoo movement that is sweeping the world. We are all better when women speak up against violence. If you want to go further, you can support the Banderas Bay Women's Shelter by attending 'What a Drag! 2018' on February 18.
ONGOING EVENTS & ACTIVITIES
Winter is Watchable Wildlife Season in Riviera Nayarit
Riviera Nayarit, home to nearly 200 miles of beaches along the Pacific Ocean framed by the rainforest covered Sierra Madres, is brimming with carefully protected wildlife. From sea turtles & whales to crocodiles & birds, getting a look at the beautiful creatures is a must when visiting.
Starboard Yachts: The Ultimate Way to Tour Banderas Bay
For those looking for a one-of-a-kind Puerto Vallarta experience, Starboard Yachts offers the ultimate in luxury yacht tours. With Starboard Yachts, you'll enjoy a truly luxurious day on the water aboard the most elegant, yet affordable, yacht charter available in Banderas Bay.
A Remote Gay 'Fantasy Island' Las Animas Adventure!
Imagine being stranded on an exotic beach paradise at sunset where you must befriend other guys from all over the world to survive. Then, get ready for a new, fun-filled tour offered by Vallarta Bar Hopping. In November 2017, they'll be adding the Las Animas Gay Adventure!
It's Sea Turtle Nesting Season in Vallarta-Nayarit
It's not just tourists that like the beaches of Vallarta-Nayarit. Sea turtles love them, too. Puerto Vallarta is the birthplace of thousands of Olive Ridley sea turtles, and every summer they return to the Banderas Bay beach on which they were born to nest. Come witness this wonder of nature!
The Top 10 Events in The Riviera Nayarit for 2017
The Riviera Nayarit is and always will be a destination offering a great variety of cultural, sports and artistic events. This year the destination celebrates its 10th anniversary and, in order to kick off the party, we'd like to share with you a chronological list of the Top 10 Events of 2017.
A New, Innovative, Fun & Free Way to Tour Downtown
A new, fun and free way to visit all of the tourist attractions in downtown Puerto Vallarta was introduced this week - and it's called the 'Turicleto.' This sustainable vehicle, powered by pedaling, has an approximate capacity of 20 people, 10 of whom are working the pedals.
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.
New Historic Vallarta Tour for Wheelchair Travelers
Puerto Vallarta's accessible Malecón is now the site for historic walking tours for wheelchair travelers. This tour, offered by Puerto Vallarta Walking Tours, follows the flat Malecón along the shore of Banderas Bay, and is ideal for those with mobility limitations.
Las Caletas: Family Fun in Puerto Vallarta
If you've never been to Mexico's beloved Puerto Vallarta before, you'll most likely have a hard time narrowing your must visit list down to a few attractions to fit your time there. Yet some attractions in Vallarta are better than others, especially for family travelers with kids in tow.
10 Fun & Free Things To Do in Puerto Vallarta
With a colorful blend of the old and the new, Puerto Vallarta offers an unrivaled combination of simple pleasures and sophisticated charms. As a world-class destination, you might think you have to be among the rich & famous to have a great time - but you'd be mistaken...