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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)

Puerto Vallarta International Film Festival, March 12-23
Lorena Sonrisas

The stars will be shining bright over Banderas Bay March 12-23, as the University of Guadalajara's Centro Universitario de la Costa welcomes actors, film directors and movie fanatics from all over Mexico and the world to the 18th Annual Puerto Vallarta International Film Festival.

Mexico SUP & Paddleboard Team Selection in Vallarta
Ricardo Acerco

From March 14 to 18 Puerto Vallarta will host the National Stand Up Paddle and Paddle Board Championship and Festival, which will result in the picks for the Mexican national team that will represent the country in international jousts such as the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.

'The End of the Great Tale' Exhibition at Vallarta's OPC
Pilar Perez

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.

Spring into Fun at Nacho Daddy / Boutique Theater
Catherine Beeghly

As we head into Spring, The Boutique Dinner Theater and Nacho Daddy invite everyone to come out and have some fun! Staging two comedies, a murder mystery, TED Talks and more, along with the best bands in Puerto Vallarta playing most every night, there's something for everyone!

March Madness: It's Still 'High Season' at Act II Stages
Danny Mininni

Act II continues its sensational schedule with two more world-class performers opening their shows this month. Michelle Johnson, international vocalist from Las Vegas, returns to The Red Room on March 19, and singer/songwriter Daniel Portela returns on March 26!

2018 Music & Art Festival in Chacala, Riviera Nayarit
Marie Callan

It's March and you know what that means... it's time for the annual Chacala Music & Art Festival! In addition to a wide range of musical performances, this year's festival, set for March 15-18, includes art exhibitions, a children's tent with workshops & theater and a food pavilion.

Tianguis Lo De Marcos' Offers Great Shopping Every Saturday
Galvan Real Estate

Returning for its Fourth Season, Tianguis Lo De Marcos reopened its doors November 4 and features the works of over 50 talented Artisans including growers of organic produce and fresh flowers, and makers of fresh baked goods, handmade clothing, jewelry and more.

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.)

Act II Announces 2018/2019 Theater Season & Auditions

Act II Entertainment announces its 2018 / 2019 theater season and is now looking for cast members for next season's shows. General Auditions will be held on Saturday, March 17 at 1:00 pm at Act II Stages, at the corner of Insurgentes and Basilio Badillo on the south side of Vallarta.

Music-Comedy Duo Amy & Freddy at The Palm Cabaret
Banderas News Team

The Palm Cabaret and Bar, at Olas Altas 508 on the south side of Puerto Vallarta, welcomes the very popular cabaret artists Amy Armstrong and Freddy Allen, known around the world as 'Amy & Freddy,' back to the stage for six shows only starting on Saturday, March 17 at 7:00 pm.

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.

'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!

Stars of Banderas Bay Benefit at Los Arroyos Verdes
Phyllis Wordhouse

The 2018 Stars of Banderas Bay Benefit, to be held on March 18 at Los Arroyos Verdes in Bucerías, will support the VIDA Children's Centers in CartonLandia and Mezcales, which provide English education, hot meals, clothing, school supplies and spiritual development for local children.

March 19 a Mexican Holiday Celebrating Benito Juarez
Banderas News Team

Benito Juarez's birthday (March 21) is a national holiday in Mexico and, to make a three-day weekend out of it, schools and government offices are closed on the third Monday of March, which this year falls on March 19th.

Third Democrats Abroad Forum, March 19 in The Red Room
Democrats Abroad Costa Banderas

In Puerto Vallarta, we live in a multinational bubble, not realizing we are a microcosm for an interwoven set of relationships in North American. Democrats Abroad are holding their 3rd forum, 'North America: The Interdependent Continent,' March 19 in ACT II's Red Room.

Puerto Vallarta Chamber Orchestra Encore Concert
Paul Sommers

On Monday, March 19, ensembles drawn from the Puerto Vallarta Chamber Orchestra will be offering a repeat performance of the sold out chamber music concert offered on Isla Cuale in January - but this time it will be performed at La Parilla de Villa Restaurant in Nuevo Vallarta.

Act II Welcomes Las Vegas Songstress Michelle Johnson
Debbie White

Las Vegas' First Lady of Jazz, Michelle Johnson, will be hitting The Red Room stage on March 19, for a four-night-only run of her new show, 'Spotlight: The Music of Icons.' This is the caliber of performance that makes Act II Stages THE PLACE to go to see a show when you are in Vallarta.

'Where in the World is Miss Conception' at The Palm
Gary R. Beck

Miss Conception has returned to The Palm Cabaret for her annual run of shows in Puerto Vallarta. Very few impersonators match her expertise and creativity. Miss C. does not raise the bar. She IS the bar. Catch her every Monday at 7:00 & 9:30 pm and Thursday at 9:30 pm thru March 29.

Malecón Sculpture Tours Return to Puerto Vallarta
Paco Ojeda

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.

IFC Home Tours 'A Wonderfully Different Thing To Do'
John Warren

One of the most popular tourist activities in all of Puerto Vallarta is the IFC's Home Tours. So put on your walking shoes, grab your camera, and get ready to enjoy a fun-filled day of discovery, while giving a helping hand to the less fortunate in Puerto Vallarta and surrounding areas.

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.

XXVI Banderas Bay Regatta Set for March 20-24, 2018
Lorena Sonrisas

The XXVI Annual Banderas Bay Regatta is scheduled to take place March 20-24 at the Paradise Village Hotel and Marina in Nuevo Vallarta. What started out as a modest annual regatta has become the premier sailing event on Mexico's West Coast drawing 40-60 boats each year.

3rd Vallarta-Nayarit Ballenarte Conservation Festival
Norma Hernández

The Third Ballenarte Conservation Festival will be held from March 20-23, 2018, with activities in Puerto Vallarta and the Riviera Nayarit to raise awareness regarding the importance of protecting the humpback whale and the natural riches of the Bahía de Banderas.

Democrats Abroad Costa Banderas March 19-21 Events
Dean McIntyre

The Costa Banderas Chapter of Democrats Abroad Mexico invites you to join them for a series of events - from the 3rd U.S. 2018 Election Forum & Voter Registration Assistance to Movie Night - set to take place from March 19-21, 2018 at various venues around Banderas Bay.

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.

El Parque de los Azulejos Benefit at Mantamar Beach Club
Marie Callan

The community is coming together at Mantamar Beach Club on March 21 to help local artist Natasha Moraga finish creating another internationally recognized icon in Puerto Vallarta: 'El Parque de los Azulejos.' With live music, auctions and more, this will be THE event of the season!

2018 Performance of Circo de los Niños de San Pancho
Marie Callan

The Circo de los Niños de San Pancho, a social and artistic program founded by the co-creator of Cirque du Soleil, Mr. Gilles St. Croix, will present their new show 'Voila!' in collaboration with the Puerto Vallarta Orchestra School, March 21-24 at the Circo Bodega in San Francisco, Nayarit.

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.

Mariachis, Margaritas & More - a Real Mexican Fiesta
Viviana Testón

The beautiful stone-colonnaded interior courtyard of the Presidencia – Puerto Vallarta's historic Town Hall, on the zocalo in the heart of Old Town – will be the site of a fabulous Mexican Fiesta sponsored by the Viejo Vallarta and Amapas Neighborhood Associations on Friday, March 23.

PVGMC Crystal Ball - An Evening Under the Stars
Dean McIntyre

The Puerto Vallarta Gay Men's Chorus is proud to present its 6th Annual Fundraising Gala on Friday, March 23 at the beautiful Casa Karma Boutique Resort. This is the PVGMC'S major fundraising effort, which will help fund their many musical projects throughout the rest of the year.

Democrats Abroad Costa Banderas Annual Meeting
Tobe Jensen

Democrats Abroad Costa Banderas will hold their annual membership meeting on March 26 from 5-7 pm at Nacho Daddy Restaurant & Bar. The agenda includes a look at the last year, planning for the next several months before the US election, the election of new board members and more.

Charity Bingo at Nacho Daddy Every Other Wednesday
Marie Callan

Are you ready for some BINGO? A new season of Charity Bingo returns to Nacho Daddy on November 8, 2017, and will be played every other Wednesday at 4:00 pm to raise money for two Puerto Vallarta non-profit organizations: Pasitos de Luz and the Colina Spay & Neuter Clinic.

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.

Lorena Herrera to Lead 2018 Vallarta Pride Parade

One of the first celebrities to confirm their participation in Vallarta Pride 2018, set for May 20-27, is the famous Mexican actress and singer Lorena Herrera who, in addition to being the Grand Marshal of the Pride parade, will also be the star of a free Pride concert at Teatro Vallarta May 25.

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.

Registration is Open for Vallarta Restaurant Week 2018
Banderas News Team

Registration is now open for Puerto Vallarta and Riviera Nayarit restaurants interested in participating in Restaurant Week 2018, which will implement a few changes this year. First and most important, the festival will run from May 15-June 10, giving foodies 10 extra days to enjoy!

Vallarta Whale Watching Season Opens December 8
María Francesca

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico offers many ecological tours, but nothing compares to the thrill of whale watching on Banderas Bay. The 2017-2018 whale watching season officially opens December 8, giving everyone a chance to observe Humpback whales in their natural habitat.

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!

It's Sea Turtle Nesting Season in Vallarta-Nayarit
Marie Callan

It's not just tourists that like the beaches of Vallarta-Nayarit. Sea turtles love them, too. Puerto Vallarta is the birthplace of thousands of Olive Ridley sea turtles, and every summer they return to the Banderas Bay beach on which they were born to nest. Come witness this wonder of nature!

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.

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

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.

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...

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