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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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Vallarta Restaurant Week 2017 Kicks Off on May 15
Banderas News Team
The organizers of Vallarta Restaurant Week have announced the details of the 13th edition of this gastronomic event, which is set to take place from May 15-31, 2017 at the 44 restaurants in Vallarta-Nayarit that are offering special three-course menus at reduced prices.
Vallarta Pride 2017 Schedule of Events Announced
The fifth edition of Vallarta Pride, Puerto Vallarta's annual gay pride festival, is set to take place from May 21 to 28, 2017, and its Organizing Committee is proud to announce all of the events that will honor the vibrant LGBT community that live and visit our tourist destination.
Enjoy Vallarta Restaurant Week 2017 at Daiquiri Dick's
Banderas News Team
If you like sunset dining, be sure to add Daiquiri Dick's on Playa Los Muertos to your 'must visit' list during Vallarta Restaurant Week 2017. Daiquiri Dick's has participated every year, and this year Executive Chef Ignacio Uribe and his team have designed a wonderful 3-course menu for $399.
A Full Week of Vallarta Pride Entertainment at Act II
Banderas News Team
The fun never stops at the biggest entertainment venue in the Banderas Bay area! Especially during the 2017 Vallarta Pride celebrations, when Act II STAGES has planned a special line-up of shows to entertain the vibrant LGBT community that live in and visit Puerto Vallarta.
2017 Vallarta Restaurant Week at No Way José!
What better place to enjoy Vallarta Restaurant Week 2017 than at Tu Casa en Vallarta? Award-winning Mexican restaurant, No Way José! is offering a scrumptious three course menu for just $399 pesos. Come enjoy an unforgettable meal that will exceed expectations.
Restaurant Week 2017: Pan-Asian Cuisine at Archie's Wok
Banderas News Team
Archie's Wok has been serving up original Asian cuisine influenced by the flavors of Thailand, China, and the Philippines since 1986. Don't miss your chance to sample the fresh, Pan-Asian dishes on Archie's 2017 Vallarta Restaurant Week menu, which offers three courses for $269 pesos.
May 2017 Healthcare Resources PV News & Clinics
Due to the Semana Santa/Semana Pascua holidays, Healthcare Resources Puerto Vallarta didn't have time to hold clinics or send out a newsletter in April. We are now back on track! For those who are here for the summer, we continue, as always, to be here for all of your healthcare needs.
2016-2017 Centro Historico ArtWalk Every Wednesday
Art lovers can explore numerous artistic offerings during the Puerto Vallarta Centro Historico ArtWalk, a self-guided tour of 8 downtown galleries with cocktail exhibitions that can be enjoyed every Wednesday evening from 6-10 pm from October 26, 2016 through May 31, 2017.
Bob's Karaoke Party, Wednesday Nights in Encore Lounge
Bob's Famous Karaoke Party has returned to Act II STAGES! The fun starts every Wednesday at 6:00 pm with no cover and a 2 x 1 drink special that lasts til 8:00 pm. At 8:00 pm, some of the best voices in PV gather in Encore Lounge to sing. It's the most fun you'll have in one place all summer long!
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.
'Todos Juntos - Together' PVGMC Gay Pride Concerts
Join the Puerto Vallarta Gay Men's Chorus at 8:00 pm on Thursday, May 25th and on Saturday, May 27 for their fourth Gay Pride concert at Act II STAGES. These performances are part of Vallarta Pride, an annual event that celebrates the city's diverse and vibrant LGBTQI community.
Vallarta Will Host Intense Sporting Events This Month
Last weekend's VII Festival of Basketball kicked off a series of sporting events that are scheduled to take place in Puerto Vallarta through the end of May. From vollyball and soccer tournaments to open water swimming and running competitions, there's something for everyone to enjoy.
Some of Vallarta's Weekend Markets are Still Open
From specialty foods and natural remedies to unique jewelry, clothing, accessories, art and home decor, the Banderas Bay area's many weekly markets offer the best of Puerto Vallarta. While many of these weekly markets have folded up their tents for the summer, a few are still open.
May 26 Pulpito Drag Derby Part of 2017 Vallarta Pride
The 4th annual Pulpito Drag Derby is set to be held at 6 pm on May 26, as part of 2017 Vallarta Pride. As many as twenty Drag Queens will race for $8,000 pesos in cash prizes, compete in six crazy challenges, and lip-sync for their lives in a quest to win the coveted 'Ruby Tacon' award.
Puerto Vallarta Celebrates 99th Anniversary May 26-31
From May 26-31, 2017 Puerto Vallarta will commemorate its 99th anniversary of its induction as municipality and 49th of its elevation to the category of city during the Festival Cultural de Mayo, an annual 'May Fest' celebration that includes free concerts, sporting and cultural events.
Mercado Los Mangos Extends Season Through June
Just a few months after Mercado Los Mangos opened its doors at Puerto Vallarta's Public Library, Biblioteca Los Mangos, for the first time on January 28, the response from vendors and Puerto Vallarta shoppers was so positive, that organizers decided to extend its season until the end of June.
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.)
'You Are Here: Dichotomies of Landscape' Exhibit at OPC
Every year in May, the Office for Cultural Projects organizes an exhibition dedicated to Puerto Vallarta to celebrate both the city's and the gallery's anniversary. This year's exhibit, 'You Are Here: Dichotomies of Landscape,' opens on May 27 and coincides with the inauguration of the Taller OPC.
'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!
Entreamigos Announces 4th Edition of Literary Week
Entreamigos, a non-profit organization that has been working to provide San Pancho children and their families with better educational opportunities for 11 years, recently announced that the fourth edition of Literary Week will be held from May 29-June 2 in San Francisco, Nayarit.
Memorial Day Event for Veterans at Steve's Sports Bar
For most North Americans, Memorial Day is an annual holiday to honor all who died while defending their nation and its values. Here in Puerto Vallarta, the American Legion Post 14 will host a free Memorial Day event for U.S. and Canadian veterans on May 29 at Steve's Sports Bar.
ExPats in Vallarta May 2017 Happy Hours and Events
ExPats in Vallarta has announced their schedule of events for May 2017. During the month of May, the Expats are changing things up a bit; they will be having three Happy Hour gatherings at three new locations! They'll also be hosting a Special Dinner at Las Adelitas Restaurant.
Mariachi Institute Returns to Chacala, Nayarit in June
Chacala Cultural Foundation
The 2017 Chacala Mariachi Institute is set to take place June 11-17 in Chacala, Nayarit. Directed by Jeff Nevin, Ph.D, this intensive 6-day course provides both the hands-on experience performing mariachi music and the training and materials necessary to become successful educators.
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.
Ready, Set, Go! 2017 Sporting Events in Puerto Vallarta
Puerto Vallarta Tourism Trust
The director of the Office of Conventions and Visitors, Miguel Andrés Hernández Arteaga, recently reported that, with the goal of strengthening the destination's reputation as a paradise for sports tourism, 16 sporting events have been scheduled to be held in Puerto Vallarta this year.
VYC Summer Sailing Camp: Optimist, Lasers & Windsurf
Vallarta Yacht Club Summer Sailing Camps are back, and this year they are bigger and better than ever. With classes offered for all levels, from beginner to advanced sailors, students ages 7-21 can now choose to learn Optimist dinghy, Laser dinghy or sailboard.
RHA Electronic Music Festival Comes to Riviera Nayarit
More than 15 DJs from around the world will spin their house music at the La Cruz de Huanacaxtle Marina during the first-ever RHA Festival, June 30-July 1. The Festival was organized by DJs from Mexico and the US who saw the Riviera Nayarit as the ideal place to unveil this new project.
San Miguel de Allende Launches Food and Art Festival
An ambitious new Mexican food and art festival, that is expected to become an annual event, is being launched July 13-16, 2017 in San Miguel de Allende. According to event organizers, the 'Market of Arts & Gastronomy' will be the grandest and most dynamic food and art festival in Mexico.
Vegas-Style Pool Parties Coming to Vallarta This Summer
La Coleccion Resorts introduces 'Hot Summer Extravaganza,' two months of themed pool parties that feature a lineup of six Mexican artists including DJs and fashion designers. They're set to take place in July and August at its all-inclusive Grand Fiesta Americana Puerto Vallarta.
Help Puerto Vallarta Win a Guinness World Record
Are you a coffee lover who hates winter weather? If so, make plans now to be in sunny Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, on December 16, 2017, when the city will attempt to set a new Guinness World Record for the largest number of people drinking coffee simultaneously in a single venue.
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.
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.
Salty Dog Voyages: Banderas Bay Luxury Yacht Cruises
If you want to explore the natural wonders of Puerto Vallarta's Banderas Bay, but don't want to take a typical 'Booze Cruise,' then Salty Dog Voyages are perfect for you! Climb aboard Salty Dog's 58-foot Azimut yacht for a truly luxurious day on the water that you will never forget.
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...
Gay Vallarta Bar Hopping Adds Two New Tours
Get ready for two new, fun-filled tours offered by Vallarta Bar Hopping, great for both tourists and locals. Paint the Town Red and Art Tour PV are easy ways to enjoy the best Puerto Vallarta has to offer whether you are on-your-own tourist, local or want to meet new friends.
Discovering El Nogalito's Enticing Attractions
Not much has changed since we first visited El Nogalito many years ago but, since then, this small community nestled in the foothills of the Sierra Madre approximately twenty minutes south of Puerto Vallarta has added some very enticing attractions.
Puerto Vallarta's La Isla Rio Cuale River Walk
La Isla Rio Cuale is a beautiful natural area that offers visitors entertaining, educational and cultural activities. This cool and refreshing oasis in the heart of downtown Vallarta is a great place to spend an afternoon - and it just keeps getting better!
Learn Vallarta Offers New Rural Organic Farm Walk
If you are wondering what it's like in the rural countryside away from busy Puerto Vallarta, take a day and enjoy the beauty and fresh mountain air of quiet El Tuito on Learn Vallarta's new Rural Organic Farm Walk. Walk through town, then the countryside, to visit a working farm.
Mysore Yoga Classes at Westin Puerto Vallarta
The Westin Resort and Spa Puerto Vallarta, in collaboration with internationally renowned yogi, Wayne Krassner, is offering 'Mysore' style yoga classes as part of the Westin Wellbeing Movement, a campaign designed to improve the welfare of its guests and associates.
ART VallARTa Creative Clay Cooking Classes & Workshops
Banderas News Team
This October, ART VallARTa will be reopening with weekly classes and events. And, since food is Art when prepared with heart and soul, owner Nathalie Herling will be conducting 'The Art of Creative Clay Cooking' classes and workshops in the studio's Mexican tile ART Kitchen.
Investours Mexico becomes Human Connections
The Mexico branch of the international non-profit called Investours is now a new, independent organization called Human Connections. This transpired on June 1. Elly Rohrer, former Director of Investours Mexico, closed the existing program and founded Human Connections in its place. Tours began October 1.