|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.
'The End of the Great Tale' Exhibition at Vallarta's OPC
An opening reception for 'The End of the Great Tale,' a contemporary art exhibition which investigates how Cuba is defined in 2018, will be held January 27 from 7-9 pm at the Oficina de Proyectos Culturales in El Centro. The expo, which includes a documentary film, continues through May 4.
Daiquiri Dick's Offers Vallarta a World of Flavors
Banderas News Team
When you crave a great meal by the ocean in casually elegant surroundings, there's no better place than Daiquiri Dicks in the Puerto Vallarta Romantic Zone. You will find it strikes just the right chord with its classy beach house feel and an innovative menu that features world flavors.
Act II's Spring Entertainment Season Still Going Strong
Daniel R. Mininni
Act II is THE PLACE to go to see a show when you are in Puerto Vallarta, and its fabulous Spring Entertainment Season is still going strong to keep you entertained! Featuring live cabaret, improv comedy and drag shows, and an art show/auction, there is something for everyone at Stages.
La Cruz to Host 3-5K Open Water Swimming Competition
On April 21, 2018, the beach adjacent to the Marina Riviera Nayarit in La Cruz will host the 8th Riviera Nayarit Nado Seguro 3-5K Open Water Tournament. Swimmers ages 7 to 70 will compete in categories that range from professional and masters to recreational and disabled swimmers.
Spring Garage Sale to Benefit PuRR Project, April 21
PuRR Project's Spring Garage Sale will be held in Marina Vallarta on Saturday, April 21, 2018 from 9:00 am until 3:00 pm. All proceeds will help keep the 180+ furry residents at Puerto Vallarta's non-profit, no-kill, feline shelter fed and cared for through the long summer months.
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.)
Guayafest Brings Volkswagen Lovers to Riviera Nayarit
Banderas News Team
On April 21 & 22, 2018, the Main Plaza in Rincón de Guayabitos, Nayarit will be transformed into a playground for hundreds of Volkswagen vehicles from all over Mexico, as the TPC Bugs Club hosts the 19th edition of Guayafest, a family-friendly expo for lovers of these classic cars.
Weekends are Filled with Art and Music at La Isla
Puerto Vallarta Tourism Trust
The Art Village by La Isla is a great opportunity to meet some of the Banderas Bay region's most recognized artists, talk with them about their works, and perhaps even acquire some of their art to take home with you as a permanent reminder of your time here in Puerto Vallarta.
Foto Tour Perruno to Benefit Vallarta's Animal Shelter
Banderas News Team
Grab your furry friend and head out to the Malecón on April 21 to be a part of the 'Foto Tour Perruno.' A non-profit initiative created as a means of raising funds for Vallarta's Animal Shelter, the event offers animal lovers the opportunity to have professional photos taken with their pets.
Fast Eddie's Karaoke Party, Saturdays at Nacho Daddy
Karaoke: Sober enough to sing. Drunk enough to do it. Its a fine line... Join hosts Fast Eddie and Catherine Beeghly every Saturday night from 8:30 pm until 12:00 am for a fun-filled night of Karaoke at Nacho Daddy Mex Tex Restaurant and Bar on the south side of Puerto Vallarta.
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.
Earth Day Clean Up at El Parque de los Azulejos
Every year on April 22, over a billion people celebrate Earth Day by inspiring awareness of and appreciation for earth's environment. If you are in the Banderas Bay area, consider joining in the park beautification efforts at El Parque de los Azulejos on the south side of Puerto Vallarta.
'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!
Woodstock '69 Playing Every Monday in April at Act II
The uber-talented musical duo of Rhonda Padmos and Don Pope have created a brand-new show this season that's sure to bring back lots of memories! It's called Woodstock '69, a festival of live music & peace, and it's playing on The Main Stage at Act II every Monday in April at 7 pm.
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.
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.
ExPats in Vallarta April Happy Hours and Events
ExPats in Vallarta, a fun and friendly group of Puerto Vallarta residents and visitors from other countries, have a variety of entertaining social events scheduled for April 2018, from Happy Hours and Special Dinners at local restaurants to a Wine & Appetizer Evening in a private home.
Francine Peters Art Show & Charity Auction at Act II
On April 24, Act II Entertainment will host a one-night-only art show featuring local artist Francine Peters. Throughout the evening, Franny will be painting an original piece, which will be auctioned off at the end of the night. 50% of the proceeds will be donated to the Vallarta charity of the winner's choice.
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.
Condos, Casas & Cocktails: FREE Real Estate Seminars
Thinking of buying Vallarta real estate? Join Tropicasa Realty & Garbo Bar for 'Condos, Casas & Cocktails' - a casual, yet informative, conversation about purchasing real estate in Mexico - every other Thursday at one of Puerto Vallarta's most exciting residential developments, Pier 57.
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.
Puerto Vallarta Garden Club April Events & Activities
The PV Garden Club's mission is to beautify and protect the environment through civic planting projects and education and horticultural programs for the enjoyment of our residents and visitors. Here's the latest PVGC news and some upcoming events you won't want to miss.
The 'Queen of Green,' Hedda Lettuce, in The Red Room
Back for a third season in Puerto Vallarta, Hedda Lettuce has a reputation of being outrageously funny, and last Friday night's show was a rollercoaster ride of laughs and crazy surprises! Don't miss the 'Queen of Green' on Thursdays & Fridays at 9:30 pm in The Red Room at Act II Stages.
Ruta Turistica Vallarta Bike Ride Hits the Road April 28
On May 31, 2018, Puerto Vallarta will celebrate its 100th anniversary as a municipality, which presents a unique opportunity to host some very special events. One such event is the Ruta Turistica Vallarta - Bahía de Banderas 30-100k bike ride, set to hit the road on April 28.
Vallarta to Host Association of Tennis Professionals
Puerto Vallarta Tourism Trust
Thanks to the efforts made by the Puerto Vallarta Trust and the Jalisco Secretary of Tourism, PV has been put on the Association of Tennis Professionals' 2018 Challenger Tour calendar. The city will be hosting the first edition of the Puerto Vallarta Open from April 30 to May 5.
Popular Educational Series Continues at The Boutique
By popular demand, TED Talk Tuesdays will continue to bring people who love learning together every other Tuesday from 10 am to 12 noon at The Boutique Dinner Theatre. Next up are motivational speaker Roger Sweaney on April 17th, and orchid expert T.J. Hartung on May 1st.
14th Annual Vallarta Altruism Festival Set for May 6th
Banderas News Team
Scheduled to be held in the beachfront garden at the Marriott CasaMagna Resort on May 6, 2018, the 14th Annual International Altruism Festival promises to deliver a wonderful mix of charity, culture, entertainment, delicious food, and good energy to Vallarta residents and visitors.
12th Annual Puerto Vallarta Folkloric Dance Festival
Springtime, when everyone is in tune with feelings of renewal, Folkloric Dance Festivals take place all over Latin America, including Puerto Vallarta. This year our festival, the Festival Vallarta Azteca del Folclor Internacional, is set to take place May 10 through 20, 2018.
Vallarta Restaurant Week Extended to 25 Days in 2018
Puerto Vallarta Tourism Board
Home to over 300 restaurants, from Mexican cafes to fine-dining establishments offering international cuisine, Puerto Vallarta is one of Mexico's top culinary destinations. Foodies will find a bargain at 59 Banderas Bay eateries during Restaurant Week 2018, which will last 25 days.
Vallarta Pride 2018 Celebrates PV's 100th Anniversary
From May 20 to 27, 2018, Puerto Vallarta's annual LGBTQ cultural celebration, Vallarta Pride, will bring a new level of camp to the city's celebration of the 100th anniversary of its founding with a '100 Reasons to Celebrate' theme featuring go-go boys and drag queens galore.
RHA Festival Announces Full Lineup for 2018 Edition
More than 20 DJs from around the world will spin their house music at La Cruz de Huanacaxtle Marina this Memorial Day Weekend, as the RHA Electronic Music Festival returns to Riviera Nayarit for its second edition, May 25-26. Once you see the lineup, you won't want to miss it!
ONGOING EVENTS & ACTIVITIES
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.
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!
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.