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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.

2017 Fiestas de Mayo de La Parroquia de La Santa Cruz
Benjamin Martinez

If you would like to experience a true Mexican tradition in Old Town Puerto Vallarta, then come join in all the festivities during the Fiestas de Mayo being held outside of Parroquia de la Santa Cruz in Colonia Emiliano Zapata from Sunday, April 23 until Wednesday, May 3, 2017.

Danny Mininni Returns to the Stage in 'Casa Valentina'
Marie Callan

Since opening the three-venue Act II Entertainment complex in Puerto Vallarta, managing partner Danny Mininni has been so busy 'running the show' that he hasn't had time to perform, until now! Don't miss his return to the stage in 'Casa Valentina,' April 22, 25, 27, 29 & May 2, 4, 6 at 7 pm.

2016-2017 Centro Historico ArtWalk Every Wednesday
Lorena Sonrisas

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.

Spring / Summer Season of Entertainment at Act II STAGES
Corie DuChateau

Act II STAGES, the biggest entertainment venue in Puerto Vallarta, is kicking off the Spring / Summer season with a bang! New shows are wowing audiences, Karaoke night returns this week, and there's a fun-filled line-up of music, theater and amusement planned all summer long.

Daiquiri Dick's Special Menu Features a Taste of Asia
BanderasNews.com

Asia is a huge continent with many different cultures and each has its own way of cooking. To get a taste of it all, you'd have to do a lot of traveling. Unless you happen to be in Puerto Vallarta, where Daiquiri Dick's special menu will feature a Taste of Asia from April 19-30th. (Closed on Tuesdays.)

'A Night in Argentina' with Bohemia Viva, April 19 & 26
Debbie White

After wowing audiences at Banderas Bay live music venues all season long, Bohemia Viva will soon be heading back to the US for the summer. Before they leave, Andrea and Luis, one of Puerto Vallarta's favorite performance duos, will present 'A Night in Argentina' on April 26.

Cuisine of the Sun Set For Encore in Riviera Nayarit
Travel Pulse

Villa La Estancia will continue to elevate the Vallarta region's stellar culinary resume with an encore performance of Cuisine of the Sun, April 26-29, 2017. Attesting to its appeal are not only repeat performances by many of 2016's participants, but a roster of newbies as well.

11th Annual Puerto Vallarta Folkloric Dance Festival
María Francesca

From April 27 through May 7th, 16 dance groups from twelve Mexican states and three South American Countries will participate in the Eleventh Puerto Vallarta Folkloric Dance Festival, a celebration that brings the colors, music and traditions of Mexico to life through dance.

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.

Mercado Los Mangos Extends Season Through June
Paco Ojeda

Not even ten weeks have gone by since Mercado Los Mangos opened its doors to the public for the first time, January 28, and the response from vendors and Puerto Vallarta shoppers has been so positive, organizers have already decided to extend its season until the end of June.

Season 3 of Tianguis in Lo De Marcos: Fun Saturday Shopping
Galvan Real Estate

Every Saturday from 9 am until 2 pm, Tianguis Lo De Marcos offers home made bake goods, custom made piñatas, hand blown glass, clothing, unique artisan items, garden fresh produce, fresh baked goods, salsas and more - all in a lovely courtyard that provides a comfortable outdoor shopping experience.

Vallarta Yacht Club Junior Sailing Program Fundraiser
vallartayachtclub.org

The Vallarta Yacht Club will hold it's Semi-Annual Fundraiser for Banderas Bay's only Junior sailing program on Saturday, April 29th at the Vallarta Yacht Club in Nuevo Vallarta's Paradise Village. You'll enjoy a 3 course dinner, raffles, live and silent auctions - all for a good cause!

Stand-Up Paddle Yoga Classes on Banderas Bay
BanderasNews.com

Twice a year SUP Yoga Vallarta hosts mini retreats where you can spend the day immersed in all things yoga, SUP and wellness. This month's SUP Yoga Retreat, hosted by Café Rizado in Bucerias, will be held on April 30th and feature workshops with local sex guru, Dr. Shelly Persad.

Tourism Board Announces Down Puerto Vallarta 2017
Gustavo Rivas-Solís

Puerto Vallarta's majestic Sierra Madre, blue Bay of Banderas and iconic Malecón will provide the perfect background of mountain-meets-sea for the first edition of the urban bicycle race, Down Puerto Vallarta 2017, taking place from April 30 to May 1st.

'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!

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.

Free Malecón Sculpture Walking Tours Every Tuesday
BanderasNews.com

The Puerto Vallarta Malecón Sculpture Tours, created and conducted by Galería Pacifico owner Gary Thompson, have returned for the 11th season. These free walking tours take place every Tuesday at 9:30 am, starting at the Millennium sculpture next to the Hotel Rosita.

ExPats in Vallarta May 2017 Happy Hours and Events
Sara Wise

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.

May 2017 Healthcare Resources PV News & Clinics
Pamela Thompson

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.

Get Ready for the 28th International Sports Classic
BanderasNews.com

Every May, just when it seems the high season is winding down, hot and heavy sporting events fire up competitive spirits at the Puerto Vallarta International Sports Classic. This year's competitons will be held from May 5-7, and everyone is invited to come out and watch the games - for Free!

Salty Paw Jazz Orchestra at The Jazz Foundation May 7
Andrea Jupina

The Salty Paw Jazz Orchestra, Vallarta's first and only youth-based jazz orchestra, will be returning to The Jazz Foundation on Sunday, May 7th for the 3rd presentation in their First-Sunday-of-the-Month concert series.

13th Annual Vallarta Altruism Festival Set for May 14th
Banderas News Team

Scheduled to be held in the beachfront garden at the Marriott CasaMagna Resort on May 14, the 13th Annual International Altruism Festival promises to deliver a wonderful mix of charity, culture, entertainment, delicious food, and good energy to Puerto Vallarta residents and visitors.

42 Participating in This Year's Vallarta Restaurant Week
Juan Pablo Hernandez

From May 15-31, 2017, forty-two restaurants located in both Puerto Vallarta and Riviera Nayarit will participate in the 13th edition of Restaurant Week, providing tourist and residents with the opportunity to enjoy special, three-course, fixed-price menus at affordable prices.

8th Annual Riviera Nayarit Wind Festival in Bucerías
Marie Callan

Kitesurfers from all over Mexico are ready to hit the beaches of Riviera Nayarit as they prepare for 3 days of spectacular kitesurfing during the 2017 Festival del Viento. Competitions are scheduled to take place on the waters between Bucerias and La Cruz de Huanacaxtle May 19-21.

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.

Vallarta Pride 2017 "Together with Pride," May 21-28
Author

One of the first celebrities to confirm his participation in Vallarta Pride 2017, set for May 21 to 28, is Johnathan Celestin, a singer and songwriter from New York City who, in addition to being the Grand Marshal of the Pride parade, will have presentations at various events of the festival.

San Miguel de Allende Launches Food and Art Festival
BanderasNews.com

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.

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.

ONGOING EVENTS & ACTIVITIES
Fissures in the Tropics Exhibition Opens at the OPC
Valeria Moeller

'Fissures in the Tropics: Artistic Practices of the 90s in the West,' a contemporary art exhibition curated by Rubén Méndez, will open on February 4 from 7-9 pm at the Office of Cultural Projects in downtown Puerto Vallarta. The exposition continues through May 6, 2017.

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.

Salty Dog Voyages: Banderas Bay Luxury Yacht Cruises
Marie Callan

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
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.

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.




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