|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.
Democrats Abroad Presents 'Knock Down the House' May 23
The Costa Banderas Chapter of Democrats Abroad Mexico will present the Sundance Film Festival award-winning documentary, 'Knock Down the House,' on Thursday, May 23 at 3:00 pm, in air-conditioned comfort at Incanto on the south side of Puerto Vallarta.
'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.
Kaiser Maximilian Celebrates 24 Years, Restaurant Week
Banderas News Team
Restaurant Week gives everyone a chance to sample some of the best food in Puerto Vallarta at exceptional prices. Participating restaurants offer three-course menus with three options for each course, but Kaiser Maximilian gives diners more choices for the same low price.
Puerto Vallarta Celebrates 101st Anniversary May 10-31
From May 10-31, 2019 Puerto Vallarta will commemorate its 101st anniversary as a municipality and 51st year as a city during Mayo Fest 2019, an annual celebration that offers a series of cultural and sporting events that are free and open to the public.
Treat Yourself to Restaurant Week at Daiquiri Dick's
Vallarta Restaurant Week offers everyone a chance to dine at some of their favorite restaurants at discounted prices. Daiquiri Dick's has participated every year, and this year Executive Chef Ignacio Uribe and his team have designed a wonderful $399 peso menu that you'll love!
2019 Vallarta Pride Festival Offers a Week Full of Fun
The seventh edition of Vallarta Pride, Puerto Vallarta's annual Gay Pride festival, is set to take place in La Zona Romantica from May 19 to 26, 2019, with a variety of events designed to honor the vibrant LGBT community that live in and visit our tourist destination.
Enjoy Vallarta Restaurant Week 2019 at No Way José!
What better place to enjoy Restaurant Week 2019 than at 'Tu Casa en Vallarta'? Award-winning Mexican restaurant, No Way José!, is offering a scrumptious three course menu for just $466 pesos. Come and enjoy an unforgettable meal that will exceed your expectations.
Villa Premiere Art Gallery Supports PV Orchestra School
A weekly event whose main objective is to support and promote the culture of Puerto Vallarta, 'Art Gallery by Villa Premiere Boutique Hotel' is an initiative that showcases the work of local artists every Friday and Saturday from 10:00 am, while supporting the Orchestra School of Puerto Vallarta.
Vallarta Hosts Mexican Open Beach Volleyball Tournament
The 2019 Mexican Beach Volleyball Open is set to take place at Playa Camarones in downtown Puerto Vallarta from May 24 to 26, with 104 of the best doubles teams in the country seeking volleyball glory, and their share of the $80,000 pesos to be distributed among the winners.
May 24 Pulpito Drag Derby Part of 2019 Vallarta Pride
Robert M. Schley
Vallarta Pride 2019 will once again feature the Púlpito Drag Derby, one of the most unique block parties in the world! Mark your calendar for Friday, May 24, so you don't miss this fun event that's part fashion show, part kick-ass competition, part SETAC fundraiser, and 100% entertaining!
Vallarta Pride Week Shows Close Spring Season at Act II
Daniel R. Mininni
Act II will present a full slate of Vallarta Pride Week shows before closing the Spring season on Monday, May 27 with the 'Farewell Diana Villamonte Concert' and the closing of Mama Tits in 'Triple D.' But never fear, they'll reopen on June 19 with great Summer entertainment!
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.)
Jackie Nava Fight Will Put Vallarta in the Spotlight
Puerto Vallarta will take center ring on May 25, when Mexico's WBA Gallo World Champion, Jackie 'Princess Azteca' Nava, takes on Argentina's Supergallo FIB World Champion, Marcela 'Tigresa' Acuña, in a spectacular boxing match at Agustín Flores Contreras Sports Stadium.
Award-Winning Musical 'Avenue Q' Closes Tonight at Act II
Banderas News Team
'Avenue Q,' the most popular musical ever presented in Puerto Vallarta, returns to Act II this month for a 3-week run that begins tonight at 7:00 pm. This delightful, laugh-out-loud American musical will take The Main Stage every Monday, Wednesday and Saturday through May 25.
Last Chance to See Amy Armstrong & Piel Canela's Vallarta Pride Show
Gary R. Beck
If you are in Puerto Vallarta for Pride Week, you have one more chance to see Amy Armstrong and Piel Canela perform their popular 'Respect the Queen' show. They'll be taking the upstairs stage at Nacho Daddy on Saturday, May 25 at 9:00 pm. Get your tickets today!
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.
ExPats in Vallarta May 2019 Happy Hours & Events
In May, ExPats in Vallarta, a totally social group offering informal fellowship and assistance for expat residents and visitors, will be hosting Happy Hour Gatherings every Tuesday from 5-7 pm, a Day Cruise on Banderas Bay on May 9th, and a special dinner on May 16th.
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.
Healthcare Resources Puerto Vallarta May News & Events
Where in the world did the 'high' season go? It just zipped by! For those who are still here in Puerto Vallarta, we have several speakers programs and fun activities planned this month, and, as always, Healthcare Resources continues to be here for all your healthcare needs.
Guayabitos Revving Up for 14th Annual Motofiesta
Banderas News Team
Rincón de Guayabitos is revving up for the 14th Motofiesta Guayabitos. Set to take place May 31-June 2, hundreds of motorcyclists and thousands of visitors will come together to enjoy a rip-roaring good time, a flashy main street parade, concerts, and contests.
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
Vallarta Restaurant Week Announces 2019 Participants
Home to over 300 restaurants, Puerto Vallarta is one of Mexico's most popular culinary destinations. Foodies will find bargains galore during the 15th edition of Restaurant Week, set to be held May 15 through June 10, 2019 at 61 Banderas Bay dining establishments.
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.