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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.

Bucerías Celebrates Our Lady of Peace Festival
Banderas News Team

Bucerías will celebrate the traditional Our Lady of Peace Patron Saint Festival from January 16th through the 24th. Festivities include cultural, artistic and sports activities, including the traditional maritime pilgrimage with the Peace Torch on January 24th. Come join in the fun!

This Week's Line up of Entertainment at Act II Stages
Danny Mininni

If you haven't been to Act II recently, you don't know what you've been missing! Ranked #6 out of the 167 'Best Things To Do in Puerto Vallarta' on TripAdvisor, STAGES is the biggest entertainment venue in the Banderas Bay area with 3 venues offering live performances nightly.

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.

Friends of PV Animals Host 5th 'Paws for the Cause'
Banderas News Team

Friends of Puerto Vallarta Animals, a group of dedicated volunteers who are committed to the well-being of the homeless pets staying at the municipally run pound, will host the 5th Annual 'Paws for the Cause' Fundraiser on January 18 from 6-10 pm at BabelBar on La Isla Rio Cuale.

January's Terrific Line-up of Shows at The Palm Cabaret
Alex Bourgeau

A new year brings hopes of prosperity, happiness and success. At The Palm Cabaret & Bar, all this is possible with music and comedy. The 2018 season promises to shine with celebrity impersonators, classical artists, and homegrown entertainment at Puerto Vallarta's favorite cabaret.

Beverly & Willow Bring Smooth Jazz to No Way José!
Julie Guerrero

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.

A Look at Some Upcoming Puerto Vallarta Charity 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. Especially during 'high season' when there are tons of charity events that offer everyone the opportunity to have fun while enhancing the lives of those in need of help.

Duende: Expect the Unexpected in Vallarta-Nayarit
Debbie White

The goal of the musical trio Duende is to give the audience new ways to think about the music we all love. Offering a unique sound and an original dance style, Duende will be performing for Banderas Bay audiences this season - on Fridays in Vallarta and on Saturdays in La Cruz.

16th Sobriety Under the Sun Convention, January 19-21
Kathleen Phelps

The 16th annual Sobriety Under the Sun Convention, scheduled for Jan. 19-21, promises to be another memorable weekend in Puerto Vallarta. The Westin Hotel and Spa in Marina Vallarta will host the event, which features a great speaker line-up, workshops, and 12-Step meetings.

Cynthia Lee Fontaine to Headline Casa Cupula Quinceañera
George Rivas

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.

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.

Mercado Los Mangos Offers Family Fun & Shopping Every Saturday
Paco Ojeda

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.

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.)

VYC Announces Banderas Bay Regatta Season Schedule
Vallarta Yacht Club

The 2018 sailing season is going to be a very busy time around Banderas Bay. It all starts on January 6 with the Vallarta Cup Series, with races every Saturday throughout the month, the 'Tenacita Cruise Out' in February and the WesMex International Small Boat Regatta in March.

PV Poker Tour Fundraiser Sponsored by Local Bars
Dennis Rike

The Annual Puerto Vallarta Poker Tour sponsored by Murphy's Irish Pub, Steve's Sports Bar, Escondida Sports Bar, The Salty Caesar, Nacho Daddy, All Access & Bar La Playa, and Kelly's Pour Favor will be held on Saturday, January 20th, to benefit local community projects.

A Magical Month at Puerto Vallarta's Boutique Theatre
Catherine Caldera

As we welcome 2018, The Boutique Theatre and Nacho Daddy Restaurant invite everyone lucky enough to be in Puerto Vallarta to enjoy a host of new and returning live musical and theatrical performances with dinner-and-a-show options, Open Mic night, Ted Talks and lots of fun!

Connect with Mexico: Mexico Explained in Plain English
Carlos Navarro

If you are an English-speaking expat in Puerto Vallarta, come to The Boutique Theatre every Sunday at 2 pm to Connect with Mexico! This series of weekly conversations is a fun way to learn about Mexican art, culture, and the stories behind the doings and sayings of the Mexican people.

'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!

'Some Enchanted Evening' Enchants Vallarta Audiences
Marie Callan

Rodgers & Hammerstein created some of the world's most popular stage and film musicals, including 'Oklahoma!', 'Carousel', 'South Pacific', 'The King & I' and 'The Sound of Music.' If you are in Puerto Vallarta, you can get a little taste of them all in 'Some Enchanted Evening' at Act II.

Kim Kuzma & Miss Conception Return to The Palm Cabaret
Alex Bourgeau

The 2018 season continues to shine with celebrity impersonators, classical artists, and homegrown entertainment at Puerto Vallarta's favorite cabaret. On January 22, The Palm welcomes two local favorites, Kim Kuzma and Miss Conception, back to the stage.

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.

Malecón Sculpture Tours Return to Puerto Vallarta
Paco Ojeda

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
John Warren

'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.

January is Full of Fun for ExPats in Puerto Vallarta
Sara Wise

ExPats in Vallarta, a fun and friendly group of PV residents and visitors from other countries, is kicking off 2018 with a variety of entertaining social events in January - from Happy Hours and dinners at local restaurants to wine & appetizer evenings in private homes and more!

5th Annual Puerto Vallarta Garden Club Party, Jan. 23
David Muck

The PV Garden Club is delighted to announce the 5th Annual Puerto Vallarta Garden Club party in celebration of our continued efforts to beautify our city. You won't want to miss this spectacular event set to be held at the beautiful Oscar's Restaurant on Tuesday, January 23, 2018.

2017-2018 Centro Historico ArtWalk Every Wednesday Night
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.

Los Mangos Library 18th Annual Art Auction, January 25
Lorena Sonrisas

Get ready folks! It's time for the yearly 'Subasta de Arte' at Puerto Vallarta's Public Library, Biblioteca Los Mangos. Set to take place on January 25 from 6:00 to 10:00 pm, this will be the library's 18th annual art auction/fundraiser - and it promises to be the largest and most entertaining to date!

Vallarta Street Artist Misael Lopez Opens New Gallery
Samara Alpern

You know Misael Lopez. His portraits of Princess Leah and Albert Einstein define Puerto Vallarta street art, and now Gold Leaf Smoke Shop is proud to sponsor the grand opening of Lopez's new space, The Hive Studio and Galería, on Friday, January 26th from 7:00 to 10:00 pm.

The Riviera Nayarit Kicks Off 2018 with Great Events
Norma Hernández

Travelers visiting the Riviera Nayarit this month will have an abundance of things to see and do, as the sporting events, cultural experiences and ecological adventures that make 'Mexico's Pacific Treasure' such a highly sought-after destination continue with a variety of top-notch events.

PVCO Presents 'Chamber Music Under the Stars'
Paul Sommers

Under the inspiring leadership of Conductor Daniel Oliveros, the Puerto Vallarta Chamber Orchestra will present 'Chamber Music Under the Stars,' at the Centro Cultural on La Isla Cuale on January 28 at 7:30 pm. Join us for an evening of classical music like you've never heard it before.

Charity Bingo at Nacho Daddy Every Other Wednesday
Marie Callan

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.

Arena Vallarta to Host 7th Int'l Charro Championships
María Francesca

From February 1-4, 20 of the best Charro teams in Mexico and 10 from the US will gather at Arena Vallarta for the Puerto Vallarta Centennial Edition of the International Charro Championship. Between hot rodeo action and traditional events, it'll be a true Mexican celebration.

Fashion for Compassion Luncheon at Hacienda Carlota
Colette Zarry

On February 5, Hacienda Carlota Restaurant and Deja New will host a Fashion Show and Luncheon to raise money for Puerto Vallarta's Colina Spay & Neuter Clinic, which provides free services to Banderas Bay pet owners who otherwise would be unable to get their cats and dogs sterilized.

Daiquiri Dick's Does Brunch With PuRR-fect Style
Marie Callan

Looking for the PURR-fect way to shop for all of the latest fashions in tropical clothing and accessories? Then head over to Daiquiri Dick's Restaurant on Los Muertos Beach on Tuesday, February 6 at 10:30 am for the fifth annual PuRR Project Fashion Show and Brunch.

Opening Reception of New Works by Angeline Kyba
Banderas News Team

Don't miss the opening reception of Angeline Kyba's newest art works on Thursday, February 8, 2018 from 6:30 to 9:30 pm. Everyone is invited to come and enjoy art, tapas, wine and a fiesta at Casa Brava, the artist's home studio, in downtown Puerto Vallarta.

CarnavalPV Celebrates Puerto Vallarta's 100th Birthday
Pablo Corona

This year's CarnavalPV parade is going to be bigger and better than ever as Puerto Vallarta celebrates its 100th anniversary. Offering fun for all ages, the 2018 parade will be held Tuesday, February 13, starting in the hotel zone at 8:00 pm and winding down the Malecón to Los Muertos Pier.

5th Annual Taste of Lo De Marcos Set for February 18
BanderasNews.com

The 5th Annual Taste of Lo De Marcos, set to be held at the Centro de Fiestas Los Delfines on Sunday, February 18, 2018 from 3-8 pm, will feature local restaurants, artisanal booths and live music, with proceeds benefiting Amigos de Lo de Marcos and Comite de Accion Ciudadana.

What a Drag! Organizers Announce 2018 Date, New Venue
Marie Callan

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
Vallarta Whale Watching Season Opens December 8
María Francesca

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico offers many ecological tours, but nothing compares to the thrill of whale watching on Banderas Bay. The 2017-2018 whale watching season officially opens December 8, giving everyone a chance to observe Humpback whales in their natural habitat.

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.

A Remote Gay 'Fantasy Island' Las Animas Adventure!
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!

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!

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.

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...



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