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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.

2018 Riviera Nayarit Wind Festival Kitesurf Competition
Marie Callan

Kitesurfers from all over Mexico - and the world! - are preparing to hit the beaches of the Riviera Nayarit for three days of spectacular kitesurfing during the 2018 Festival del Viento (Wind Festival). This year's event will be held May 18-20 at Maritima Nuevo Vallarta in Flamingos, Nayarit.

Treat All Your Senses to Restaurant Week at River Café
María Francesca

Restaurant Week is the perfect time to discover, or re-discover, The River Café. Nestled on the banks of the Rio Cuale in downtown Puerto Vallarta, this elegant restaurant has been delighting diners with the sights and sounds of nature, live music and innovative cuisine since 1996.

12th Annual Puerto Vallarta Folkloric Dance Festival
Boardwalk Realty

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.

59 Participating in This Year's Vallarta Restaurant Week
Lorena Sonrisas

At a press conference held last week at Tuna Blanca in Punta de Mita, Restaurant Week organizers released more details about the upcoming 14th edition of this popular foodie festival that's set to take place at 59 Puerto Vallarta and Riviera Nayarit eateries from May 15-June 10, 2018.

2018 Vallarta Fashion Awards – Fashion for a Cause
Lorena Sonrisas

If you are a fashion enthusiast, there's an event coming up that you won't want to miss: The 2018 Vallarta Fashion Awards. Set to be held at 7:00 pm on May 18 at Club Regina Puerto Vallarta, four Mexican designers will present their latest collections - for a good cause.

Kaiser Maximilian Celebrates 23 Years, Restaurant Week
Banderas News Team

Kaiser Maximilian is celebrating 23 years as one of the city's finest restaurants so, in addition to participating in Vallarta Restaurant Week 2018, which runs through June 10th, they'll be serving their special $466 peso, three-course menu for lunch and dinner through June 14th.

The 'Queen of Green,' Hedda Lettuce, in The Red Room
Debbie White

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.

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.)

Ballet de Jalisco Presents 'Don Quijote' at Teatro Vallarta
Lorena Sonrisas

In honor of the 100th Anniversary of Puerto Vallarta, Ballet de Jalisco will present 'Don Quijote' on Saturday, May 19 at Teatro Vallarta. 30 young dancers will perform this ballet, directed by Dariusz Blajer, whose staging of Don Quixote won the Las Lunas del Auditorio 2017 Best Show award.

José Alfredo's Big Birthday Bash at No Way José!
Julie Guerrero

José Alfredo's Birthday Bash is just around the corner so, if you are in Puerto Vallarta, make plans now to come to No Way José! on May 19 to eat, drink, laugh, sing, dance and be happy! With live music by Zoe & Leon, special surprises and the NWJ! party energy, you don't want to miss this!

Fast Eddie's Karaoke Party, Saturdays at Nacho Daddy
María Francesca

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.

Vallarta Pride Week Full of Fun at Act II Entertainment
Daniel R. Mininni

Act II Entertainment is THE Place to go when you are in Puerto Vallarta - especially during Pride Week 2018! From May 19-27, Act II is bringing you a week packed with great entertainment, like Steve Grand, Mama Tits, Hedda Lettuce and this spring's funniest musical, Nunsense A-Men!

7th Jarretaderas Surf Fishing Tournament, May 20, 2018
Riviera Nayarit CVB

The 7th Jarretaderas Fishing Tournament is set to take place at the mouth of the Ameca River near Nuevo Vallarta on May 20th from 7 am to 3 pm. The event was designed not only to promote surf fishing in the Banderas Bay area, but also to bring the community together for a day of family fun.

Enjoy a Spectacular Sunday Brunch at The River Café
María Francesca

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!

In Vallarta, Celebrating Diversity is a Matter of Pride
Jim Lee

Vallarta Pride 2018 is just around the corner. Highlights include the annual Pride Parade, Block Party and Drag Derby; Adam & Steve's Pool Party for men only and a Pink & Proud Party for women only; an LGBT Art Walk and a Casino Night, and many community activities & cultural events.

SETAC an Important Part of Vallarta Pride Celebration
Paco Ojeda

SETAC will contribute to this year's Vallarta Pride celebration through several events that, as in years past, will position Vallarta's LGBTQ Community Center as the region's most important preventive organization focused on HIV and other sexually-transmitted infections.

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.

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.

PVGMC Pride Concert: 'Show Me Broadway' May 23 at Act II
BanderasNews.com

The Puerto Vallarta Gay Men's Chorus is proud to announce plans for its annual Gay Pride concert on May 23 at Act II Stages. This year's show is called 'Show Me Broadway,' and features the music of some of Broadway's most well-known musicals, and three very special guest performers.

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 Celebrates 100th Anniversary May 25-31
Marie Callan

On May 31, 2018, Puerto Vallarta will commemorate the municipality's Centennial and the city's 50th anniversary. A week-long celebration will mark this historical milestone with a series of very special musical, cultural, artistic, gastronomic and sporting events, set to take place from May 25-31.

Volunteers Needed for May 25, 2018 Pulpito Drag Derby
Tom Swale

Volunteers are needed for this year's Pulpito Drag Derby, set to be held from 5-9 pm on May 25, as part of the 2018 Vallarta Pride celebrations. Now in its fifth year, Puerto Vallarta's annual 'Running Of The Drag Queens' is part block party, part ANA fundraiser, and 100% fun!

RHA Festival Announces Full Lineup for 2018 Edition
Grant Gilmore

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!

Five-Course Gourmet Dinner to Benefit Pasitos de Luz
Yolanda Sánchez Santiago

On Saturday, May 26, Asociación Culinaria Vallartense, a group of talented Mexican chefs, will be cooking up a fabulous five-course gourmet dinner at Barrio Bistro to raise funds for Pasitos de Luz, a Puerto Vallarta non-profit organization founded by mothers of disabled children.

'You Are Here: Cartographies of a Destination' at OPC
Pilar Perez

Every year in May, the Office of Cultural Projects organizes an exhibition dedicated to Puerto Vallarta to celebrate the city's and the gallery's anniversary. This year's exhibit, 'You Are Here: Cartographies of a Destination,' opens May 26, 2018 and will remain on display through August 25.

Entreamigos Announces 5th Edition of Literary Week
Marie Callan

Every Spring, authors, illustrators, storytellers and literary artists come together at the Entreamigos Community Center in San Pancho, Nayarit to share the joys of reading with the community. This year's Literary Week will be held May 28-June 1. Volunteers are needed to lead workshops & activities.

Memorial Day Event for Veterans at Steve's Sports Bar
Stan Francis

For most North Americans, Memorial Day is an annual holiday to honor all who died while defending their nation and its values. Here in Puerto Vallarta, the American Legion Post 14 will host a free Memorial Day event for veterans on May 28 from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm at Steve's Sports Bar.

ExPats in Vallarta May 2018 Happy Hours & Events
Sara Wise

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 May from Happy Hours and Special Dinners at local restaurants to a Wine & Appetizer Evening in a private home.

Condos, Casas & Cocktails: FREE Real Estate Seminars
Gabriela Escandon

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.

1st Riviera Nayarit Rock Festival Set for June 9, 2018
Norma Hernández

Spanish rock fans can now put the 1st Riviera Nayarit Rock Festival on their calendar for June 9, 2018. The event will be held at the Hard Rock Hotel concert venue in Nuevo Vallarta with the participation of Mexican band Panteón Rococó as the headliner, plus three local bands.

ONGOING EVENTS & ACTIVITIES
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!

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.



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