|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.
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13th Banderas Bay Marlin & Tuna Fishing Tournament
Sportfishing fans are preparing their rods and reels to 'catch the big one' at the 13th International Marlin & Tuna Fishing Tournament, set to be held from July 18-20 in the waters off the coast of Vallarta-Nayarit, and hosted by Paradise Village Marina in Nuevo Vallarta.
Garlic and Mango Menu Returns to The River Café
Every summer, Puerto Vallarta residents and visitors rejoice as The River Café brings back their 'For the Love of Garlic and Mango' festival. From June 11-July 31, you can choose from a selection of sweet & savory dishes on the special four-course menu for just $500 pesos.
'Promised Lands' Exhibition at OPC Puerto Vallarta
'Promised Lands,' an exhibition about the global refugee crisis, which opened February 23 at the Oficina de Proyectos Culturales in Puerto Vallarta has been extended by popular demand. This must-see expo, which includes a video installation, continues through July 27, 2019.
Act II Summer Concert Series Highlights Local Talent
Act II is keeping Puerto Vallarta entertained this summer with the return of their famous Karaoke Party; Us Two's 'ABBA & Elton' show; the musical comedy 'Twist and Shout'; and an all new Puerto Vallarta Concert Series featuring a different local band every week!
VII Playa Platanitos Sea Turtle Festival, July 20-21
Turtle nesting and release season has begun on the beaches of the Riviera Nayarit and with it comes the 7th Sea Turtle Festival, a family-friendly event set to be held in Playa Platanitos, a small coastal town in the municipality of Compostela, from July 20-21, 2019.
Twist & Shout - Jukebox Hits of the 50's and 60's
Act II Stages invites you to take a journey back to the time of poodle skirts and rock 'n roll with the dynamic duo of Pedro Islas and Faride Talama, who present the high-energy, hilarious musical comedy, 'Twist & Shout,' every Saturday at 7:30 pm in The Red Room Cabaret.
Enjoy a Spectacular Sunday Brunch Buffet 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!
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.
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.
Karaoke Party Every Tuesday in Act II's Encore Lounge
Act II's famous Karaoke Nights return on Tuesday, June 25. With No Cover Charge, Happy Hour Drink Specials from 6-8 pm and the most entertaining karaoke party in town starting at 8:00 pm, this weekly event is the most fun you'll have in one place all summer long!
ExPats in Vallarta July 2019 Happy Hours and Events
ExPats in Vallarta, a fun and friendly group of PV residents and visitors from other countries, has announced next month's schedule of events. In July, they'll be hosting Happy Hour gatherings every Tuesday from 5-7 pm, and special dinners on the 11th and 25th.
Apply for US Social Security Benefits in Puerto Vallarta
U.S. Consulate General
The Federal Benefits Unit of the U.S. Consulate General in Guadalajara will conduct a Social Security outreach event at the US Consular Agency in Nuevo Vallarta on July 24. An informational meeting will be held from 9:15-10:15 am, followed by individual consultations from 10:15 am to 1:00 pm.
Us Two, 'Best of ABBA & Elton John,' in The Red Room
After its incredibly successful, SOLD-OUT RUN in Puerto Vallarta this year, Us Two is thrilled to be presenting their #1 show, "The Best of ABBA and Elton John," this summer. Don't miss this Vegas-style cabaret show, playing every Wednesday at 7:30 pm, in The Red Room at Act II Stages.
Estero El Salado to Celebrate 19th Anniversary July 27
On Saturday, July 27, Estero El Salado, an urban eco-reserve in the heart of the Puerto Vallarta hotel zone, will be celebrating its 19th anniversary with special exhibitions, workshops, and an ecological fair with family-friendly activities that gives participants a chance to win prizes.
July 27 Champagne Brunch a Fundraiser for SPCA de PV
The SPCA de PV is pleased to announce a special summer fundraiser to be held on Saturday, July 27. Make plans now to join us from 10 am to 2 pm for a delicious champagne brunch at Hacienda San Angel, the luxury boutique hotel overlooking downtown Puerto Vallarta.
Vallarta Team Among the Favorites of the Jalisco Cup
The draw to determine the matches to be played by the teams that moved on to the 2nd phase of the 2019 Jalisco Cup took place in San Juan de los Lagos last week. Puerto Vallarta will play their first game in Tuxcacuesco on July 21 or 22, then host the Tuxcacuesco team in a 4 pm home game on July 27.
Democrats Abroad Vallarta Botanical Garden Tour, Aug. 4
The Democrats Abroad Costa Banderas Summer Socials just keep getting better and better! Next month's get-together, set for at 10:00 am on Sunday, August 4th, will be an exclusive private tour of the Vallarta Botanical Garden, led by none other than its Founder, Bob Price!
Cheryl's Shoebox 4th Annual Summer Bash, August 4
To raise funds for shoes for Puerto Vallarta students and supplies for local after-school programs, Cheryl's Shoebox is hosting their 4th Annual Summer Bash on August 4 at Babel Bar on La Isla Rio Cuale. Come enjoy a great afternoon of fun, games, live music and more - for a good cause!
Hook the Cure Returns to Puerto Vallarta this November
Fishing and golf enthusiasts are already making plans to visit Puerto Vallarta November 7-10, 2019 for a long weekend of fun and friendship at the 14th edition of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation's premiere fishing, golf & spa outing, 'Hook the Cure Powered by IOTEC.'
ONGOING EVENTS & ACTIVITIES
Sea Turtle Nesting Season on Puerto Vallarta Beaches
Turtle-loving travelers heading to Puerto Vallarta this summer are invited to join one of the Banderas Bay region's many sea turtle protection programs which, every year, help thousands of baby Olive Ridley turtles survive long enough to reach the sea.
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.)
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.
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.