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Event Calendar for Banderas Bay & Beyond
...on Puerto Vallarta's Liveliest Website!

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.

Puerto Vallarta Celebrates International Car-Free Day
Paco Ojeda

Puerto Vallarta will join the thousands of cities around the globe in celebration of International Car-Free Day on September 22. The celebration encourages people to spend one carefully prepared day without cars, and to reflect publicly and collectively on the lessons of this experience.

September 22 Vallarta News Brief and Upcoming Events
Banderas News Team

There's always so much going on in Puerto Vallarta and around Banderas Bay, it can be difficult to keep up with it all. Here's a look at some of this weekend's local earthquake relief efforts, a few other community announcements, and a couple of events you won't want to miss.

Some of Vallarta's Weekend Markets are Still Open
Lorena Sonrisas

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.

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.)

Riviera Nayarit Joins International Beach Cleanup Day
Norma Hernández

Keeping the Banderas Bay region's beaches clean helps its image with tourists, plus it helps the environment and raises the quality of life for those who live here. That's why the Riviera Nayarit CVB is joining the crews working on September 23 as part of International Beach Cleanup Day.

'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!

San Pancho Patron Saint Festival Sept 25-Oct 4
Lorena Sonrisas

Every year from September 25 through October 4, the small town of San Francisco (known as 'San Pancho') Nayarit, celebrates a nine-day festival honoring its namesake, Saint Francis of Assisi, that includes not only veneration of the patron saint, but a whole lot of merry making too.

Spend a Day at the Puerto Vallarta SPCA Sanctuary
Janice Gonzalez

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.

Regional Non-Profit Organization Conference Sept 28-29
Paco Ojeda

The first regional Non-Profit Organization Conference will take place on September 28 and 29 at the Centro Empresarial in Nuevo Vallarta. The organizers' goal is to provide local non-profits with information and resources to help them increase societal participation in their projects.

ExPats in Vallarta September Happy Hours and Events
Sara Wise

In September ExPats in Vallarta, a totally social group offering informal fellowship and assistance for expat residents and visitors, will be having two Happy Hour Gatherings, on Tuesdays the 5th & 19th; and two Special Dinners, on Thursdays the 14th & 28th. Make your reservations now!

Traditional September Events in The Riviera Nayarit
Norma Hernández

Tourism promotion of the Riviera Nayarit continues throughout September with a series of activities backed by the Groups and Events office. Even though Mexican traditions and culture dominate this very patriotic month, there's also plenty of room for sports.

ASPV Students to Present 'Fiddler on the Roof JR.'
Amanda González Moreno

The American School of Puerto Vallarta has the answer to those who might think: 'If I were a rich man...' I'd go to Broadway to see 'Fiddler on the Roof.' The show, featuring around 40 students, premieres October 12, with additional shows on Oct. 13 & 14. All shows are at 8 pm.

Vallarta's 5th Doctor's Day Great Race, October 22
Ricardo Acerco

The V Doctor's Day Great Race, to be held October 22 in Puerto Vallarta, offers competitions in three categories - 5k, 10k and Half Marathon (21 kilometers) on a panoramic circuit that begins and ends in Marina Vallarta - and more than $75,000 pesos in prizes up for grabs.

The Top 10 Events in The Riviera Nayarit for 2017
Jorge Jiménez

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.

2017-2018 Centro Historico ArtWalk Starts October 25
Lorena Sonrisas

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.

Mercado Los Mangos Preparing for Sophomore Season
Paco Ojeda

Mercado Los Mangos, a seasonal market launched by Los Mangos Library earlier this year, has announced its second season will begin Oct. 28. With just over 3 months to go before the launch of its sophomore season, organizers are ready to begin reviewing new vendor applications.

Act II's Main Stage Announces Exciting 5th Season Shows
BanderasNews.com

For months, we've been telling you that Act II Stages has been gearing up for the best season of entertainment that Puerto Vallarta has ever seen. Now they have announced the exciting line-up of shows coming to The Main Stage for their upcoming 5th season, which begins October 31.

Mexico Grand Prix to Build on Day of The Dead Theme
iol.co.za

Mexican Grand Prix organizers are planning to play up the Day of the Dead at the 2017 race, after previous reticence due to Formula One's inherent danger and tragic past. The Oct. 29 race precedes Mexico's 'Dia de Muertos' holidays, celebrated annually from October 31-November 2.

Act II Entertainment Announces 2017-18 Red Room Shows
Marie Callan

On November 2, UsTwo: 'New Voices, Old Beats,' featuring Noemi Plasencia and Daniel Celis will be the opening act for The Red Room's 5th season of shows, which includes the return of lots of your favorites, like Paul Fracassi, Brittany Kingery and Lorena Peril, as well as some fabulous new shows!

Hook the Cure Returns to Puerto Vallarta November 2
Gary Green

Fishing and golfing enthusiasts are already making plans to visit Puerto Vallarta from November 2-5, 2017 for a long weekend of friendship, fun and entertainment at the 12th edition of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation's premiere fishing, golf and spa outing, 'Hook the Cure Powered by IOTEC.'

Las Animas Gay Adventure Starts November 3, 2017
GAYPV Magazine

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!

Tianguis Lo De Marcos' Fourth Season Begins November 4
Galvan Real Estate

On Saturday, November 4, 2017, The Tianguis Lo de Marcos will reopen its doors for its fourth season, and you are invited to stop by and check it out! If you can't make opening day, this weekly market will be held every Saturday from 9 am until 2 pm through March 31, 2018.

Casa Cupula Boutique Hotel Celebrates 15th Anniversary
Carlos Lopez

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.

VII American Express Punta Mita Gourmet & Golf Classic
Ricardo Acerco

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.

Help Puerto Vallarta Win a Guinness World Record
María Francesca

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.

New Perro Bravo Production Coming to Puerto Vallarta
Paco Ojeda

Puerto Vallarta-based actor/director/producer Alain Perreault will star in the first-ever local production of Jonathan Tolins comedic masterpiece, 'Buyer & Cellar' in December 2017, under the direction of Cesar Bravo. Perreault plays multiple roles in this extremely funny one-man show.

ONGOING EVENTS & ACTIVITIES
Starboard Yachts: The Ultimate Way to Tour Banderas Bay
Marie Callan

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.

PV is the Promised Land for 'Vallartazo' Participants
Puerto Vallarta Tourism Trust

The 2017 edition of 'Vallartazo,' an annual motorsport event in which people from all over Mexico rev up their motorcycles, ATVs, jeeps and 4x4s for an off-road trip to Puerto Vallarta, begins this weekend and continues every weekend through the end of September.

It's Sea Turtle Nesting Season in Vallarta-Nayarit
Marie Callan

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!

A New, Innovative, Fun & Free Way to Tour Downtown
AZ Noticias

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
Sylvia McNamee

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
C.D. Selph

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
Marie Callan

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
BanderasNews.com

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
minitime.com

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
Marie Callan

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
GAYPV Magazine

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
Boardwalk Realty

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
NotiVallarta

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
Sandra Cesca

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
Cristina Castillo

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
Alex McCue

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.



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