|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 International Film Festival Returns
With Chile as guest of honor, the Nineteenth Annual Puerto Vallarta International Film Festival kicked off March 11 and continues through the 22, giving movie buffs the opportunity to enjoy free screenings of films from Mexico, and around the world, at various venues around town.
Oscar Winning & Documentary Films Series Continues
Democrats Abroad Costa Banderas
The Costa Banderas Chapter of Democrats Abroad's 2019 Academy Award and Documentary Film Series has been extended once again by popular demand, with Puerto Vallarta audience favorites playing on Incanto's big screen at 3:00 pm most every day this week, through March 22.
Paul Fracassi's 'Walk Like A Man' in The Red Room Cabaret
Singing sensation Paul Fracassi has returned to Puerto Vallarta this month for a limited run of his hit show 'Walk like a Man,' an exciting tribute to the legendary New Jersey-based recording stars Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons, in The Red Room at Act II Entertainment Stages.
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.
This Week's South Side Shuffle Expo at Galleria Dante
Exhibitions by artists Nora Maciel and MO open at Galleria Dante on Friday, March 22, as part of this week's South Side Shuffle. Stop by Puerto Vallarta's largest and most eclectic art gallery to meet the artists and enjoy complimentary cocktails from 6:00-10:00 pm.
'Promised Lands' Exhibition at OPC Puerto Vallarta
An opening reception for 'Promised Lands,' an exhibition about the global refugee crisis, will be held on Saturday, February 23 from 7-9 pm at the Oficina de Proyectos Culturales in Puerto Vallarta. The expo, which includes a video installation, continues through May 4.
Luna Rumba Brings Their Unique Sound to The Palm Cabaret
After an absence of several seasons, Luna Rumba has returned to The Palm Cabaret where they are once again thrilling Puerto Vallarta audiences with their blend of World Music. This group entertains audiences with recognizable songs along with a mix of eclectic music in a celebration of exquisite sound.
Savor the Flavors of the World at Daiquiri Dick's
Banderas News Team
An authentic world kitchen can be found at Daiquiri Dick's. The menu at this popular restaurant on Los Muertos Beach is always evolving, and their bi-weekly dinner specials make it easy to sample cuisines from all over the world - right here in Puerto Vallarta.
Circo de los Niños de San Pancho 2019 Performances
The Circo de los Niños de San Pancho, a social and artistic program founded by the co-creator of Cirque du Soleil, Mr. Gilles St. Croix, will present their new show from March 20th through 23rd at 7:30 pm at the Circo Bodega in San Francisco, Nayarit (aka San Pancho.)
Hedda Lettuce, the 'Queen of Green,' in The Red Room
Back for her fourth season at Act II's Red Room, Hedda Lettuce has a reputation of being outrageously funny, and her shows always turn out to be a roller coaster ride of laughs and crazy surprises! Catch her on Tuesdays at 5 pm and on Thursdays & Fridays at 9:30 pm.
Jimmy James: 'Fashionista & Legendary Voices' at The Palm
After his very successful run in Puerto Vallarta back in November/December 2018, award-winning entertainer, singer and voice impressionist, Jimmy James, has been asked to come back to The Palm Cabaret and Bar for another two week run, March 22-31, 2019.
Jalisco Cloud Forest Distilled for Pure Enjoyment
Earlier this month I had the great pleasure of witnessing the inauguration of Jardín Botánico Haravéri, a new botanical garden in the far-off outskirts of the Puerto Vallarta region. On March 23, I'll be offering VBG and PVGC members a guided tour of Jalisco's 'Cloud Forest.'
The JG Group Offers Free PV Real Estate Walking Tours
Banderas News Team
Join The JG Group's Vallarta Real Estate Advisors on Wednesdays and 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.
Act II Stages Swings into Spring with Sizzling Shows
As the 'high' season starts to wind down, Act II Stages is still sizzling with top-notch entertainment! In fact, many of their shows will continue through April and May, making Act II THE PLACE to go for quality entertainment whether you live in, or are visiting, Puerto Vallarta.
It's Been an Amazing Season – But it's Not Over Yet!
The Palm Cabaret likes to shake things up a bit, to introduce Puerto Vallarta audiences to new and diverse acts. With a little over a month to go in the 2019 season, this popular southside venue shows no sign of slowing down, with new shows and returning favorites still to come.
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!
The Dueling Drag Divas are Back with a Brand New Show
The dynamic duo, Emmy Award Winner, Chi Chi Rones, and New York Times acclaimed impressionist, Jo Anna, opened an All New Dueling Drag Divas Show in Puerto Vallarta on January 2. They'll be featured every Sunday and Wednesday at 9:30 pm in The Red Room at Act II Stages.
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.
Jim Demetro Now Offering Beginner's Sculpting Classes
James R. Callan
Beginning Feb 18, internationally famous sculptor Jim Demetro will resume his beginner's classes in figurative sculpturing at his Puerto Vallarta gallery. Classes are kept small, allowing Demetro to guide you through the art of sculpturing, with a lot of personal attention.
'Little Shop of Horrors' Extended by Popular Demand
Act II continues to enthrall audiences with its exciting lineup of entertainment, but one show in particular is taking Puerto Vallarta by storm! 'Little Shop of Horrors,' the must-see show of the season, has been extended by popular demand. Now playing Mondays & Thursdays at 7:00 pm.
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.
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.
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.
ExPats in Vallarta March 2019 Happy Hours and Events
ExPats in Vallarta, a fun and friendly group of PV residents and visitors, have a variety of entertaining social events scheduled for March - from Happy Hours, Wine & Appetizer Evenings in private homes and Group Dinners at local restaurants, to free Zumba classes.
Kim Kuzma in 'Dancing Queen' - Tuesdays at The Palm
Puerto Vallarta's most endearing and enduring songstress, Kim Kuzma, has an electrifying new show this season called 'Dancing Queen.' Combining the iconic music of Cher and ABBA, Kim & her band offer two spectacular performances every Tuesday night at The Palm Cabaret.
Season's Last Chance to Play PuRR Project BINGO
This season PuRR Project BINGO is being played at a new time and in a PuRR-fect new location. We'll be calling the numbers, having fun and handing out great prizes every other Wednesday at 4:00 pm at Nacho Daddy Restaurant, in the heart of Puerto Vallarta's Romantic Zone.
Democrats Abroad Voter Forum: The Electoral College
Democrats Abroad Costa Banderas
Local Electoral College expert and new member to the Democrats Abroad Costa Banderas Board of Directors, Dr. Samuel Thorn Crockett, will present a lecture and slide show on the historical, social and political context in which it was created, on March 27 at Incanto Vallarta.
Democrats Abroad Wednesday Night Film Series
The Costa Banderas Chapter of Democrats Abroad Mexico launched its 10th Annual Film Series on December 5, 2018. 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.
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.
Bohemia Viva Debuts 'Reflections' at The Palm Cabaret
The fiery Argentine musical duo, Bohemia Viva has returned to the Banderas Bay area for another great season of entertainment. Their new show, 'Reflections,' resumes on March 13th at 6:30 and 9:30 pm at The Palm Cabaret & Bar, where they will also be performing on March 20 & 27th.
Mariachis, Margaritas & More - a Real Mexican Fiesta
The beautiful stone-colonnaded interior courtyard of the Presidencia – Puerto Vallarta's historic Town Hall in the heart of Old Town – will be the site of a fabulous Mexican Fiesta sponsored by the Viejo Vallarta and Amapas Neighborhood Associations on Thursday, March 28.
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.
Vallarta Vocalista Ensemble Announces 2019 Concerts
Banderas News Team
It's that time of year again... time for the Vallarta Vocalista Ensemble's Spring Concert Series! That's right, our very own octet returns to Incanto in March and April for six incredible performances, featuring the most beautiful harmonies this town has ever heard!
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.
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 Busy Preparing Semana Santa Activities
With the two-week Easter holiday period fast approaching, the municipal government of Puerto Vallarta is busy preparing a series of activities through the Tourism Department that are designed to attract tourists to the city's historic downtown area.
Vallarta Jewish Community Passover Seder at River Café
On Friday, April 19, 2019 at 6:30 pm, the Puerto Vallarta Jewish Community will celebrate our traditional Passover Seder at the beautiful River Café on the Isla River Cuale in El Centro. A family-style full course dinner of typical Seder food and wine will be served.
Puerto Vallarta Open Named a Top 2018 ATP Challenger
The Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) has announced the 2018 Challenger Tour Tournaments of the Year. Among the player's favorites was the Puerto Vallarta Open, which made its ATP debut in 2018, and will return to PV from April 29 through May 5, 2019.
Vallarta Restaurant Week to Celebrate 15th Anniversary
Vallarta Lifestyles Media Group has officially begun preparations for Restaurant Week which, from May 15-June 10, 2019, will celebrate its 15th year of offering diners the opportunity to enjoy special, 3-course, fixed-price menus at participating Banderas Bay area restaurants.
ONGOING EVENTS & ACTIVITIES
Discovering Mexico on the Roads Least Travelled
On a recent Mexican sojourn, we found inspiration on the roads least travelled. Our guides on this excursion were from Human Connections, a tiny nonprofit that introduces travelers to indigenous people doing remarkable things using skills they learned from their ancestors.
Learn Vallarta through Cultural Experiences
...take an easy walking tour!
The Mexican culture as reflected in its people, history, architecture, artisanal crafts and ecology can be experienced best by taking a walking tour. Puerto Vallarta Walking Tours offers eight such walks that immerse you in the local culture for a couple of hours.
It's Whale Watching Season in Vallarta-Nayarit!
Discover the extraordinary world of whale watching on your Puerto Vallarta vacation! Each year from December to March, Banderas Bay and the waters off the coast of Vallarta-Nayarit offer some of the most spectacular whale watching opportunities in the world.
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.