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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.

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It's Whale Watching Season in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico!
María Francesca

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico offers many ecological tours, but nothing compares to the thrill of whale watching on Banderas Bay. The 2019-2020 whale watching season officially opened December 8, giving everyone a chance to observe Humpback whales in their natural habitat.

Vallarta Botanical Garden Tour and Culinary Adventure
Neil Gerlowski

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.

Act2PV Delivers Consistently Excellent Entertainment

Act2PV has worked hard to provide Puerto Vallarta audiences with consistently excellent entertainment in an elegant, comfortable setting. Presenting a variety of top-notch shows, seven nights a week, this 5-star venue is on par with any theater in North America.

Kaiser Maximilian Offers Vallarta Diners Oysters & More
Marie Callan

Best-known for serving Puerto Vallarta residents and visitors exceptional Austrian fare, Kaiser Maximilian invites you to dive into the special 'Oysters and More' menu, which is being served, along with the restaurant's regular menu, January 10 through February 1.

Take Your Taste Buds on a World Tour at Daiquiri Dick's
Banderas News Team

Take your taste buds on a world tour and you don't even have to leave Puerto Vallarta to do it! Daiquiri Dick's is known for its international cuisine, and their latest bi-weekly dinner specials menu offers a wide selection of flavors through January 31, 2020.

Amy Armstrong & Piel Canela 'Imagine' at Nacho Daddy
Gary Beck

Amy Armstrong and Piel Canela present 'Imagine: The Amazing Music of The Beatles,' along with some of today's biggest hits, at 9 pm every Monday, Wednesday & Saturday through March 30 at Nacho Daddy, Basilio Badillo #287 in the heart of Puerto Vallarta's Romantic Zone.

Spend the 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.

IFC Vallarta Home Tours Resume December 3, 2019
Banderas News Team

The International Friendship Club provides one of the most popular tourist activities in all of Puerto Vallarta, their always special Home Tours. So put on your walking shoes, grab your camera, and get ready to enjoy a fun-filled day of discovery, while helping the less fortunate.

Free Malecón Sculpture Tours on Tuesdays & Thursdays
Banderas News Team

The free Tuesday morning and Thursday evening Puerto Vallarta Malecon Sculpture Tours, created and conducted by Galería Pacifico owner Gary Thompson, return for the 14th season this month. Morning tours will be held every Tuesday at 9:30 am and evening tours on Thursdays at 6:00 pm.

Local Artists Offering Art Workshops at Galleria Dante
Michaela Flores

Galleria Dante, the largest and most eclectic art gallery in Puerto Vallarta, recently announced the return of their popular art workshops on the beautiful Di Vino Dante rooftop. This season's classes will be presented by local artists Nino Magaña, Efren Gonzalez and Donna Dickson.

Arena Vallarta to Host 9th Int'l Charro Championships
Diego Sancho

From Jan 28 - Feb 2, 2020, some of the best Charro teams in Mexico and from the US will gather in Puerto Vallarta to compete in the 9th Int'l Charro Championships at Arena Vallarta. With daily competitions and traditional events, this is a great way to enjoy the 'real' Mexico.

A January Full of Fun for ExPats in Puerto Vallarta
Sara Wise

ExPats in Vallarta, a fun and friendly group of PV residents and visitors from other countries, are kicking off 2020 with a variety of social events in January - from Happy Hours and dinners at local restaurants, to wine and appetizer evenings, a day cruise and free Zumba classes!

Kim Kuzma Brings British Invasion to The Palm Cabaret
Debbie White

Kim Kuzma, one of Puerto Vallarta's funniest and most loved Divas of Song, is bringing an exciting new show to The Palm Cabaret this season. In 'British Invasion,' Kim and her band will perform favorites from 'across the pond,' every Tuesday and Saturday from Dec. 14 through early April.

See Sutton Lee Seymour in 'Booby Tunes' at The Palm
Gary Beck

After the success of her holiday show, 'Stocking Stuffer,' Sutton Lee Seymour starts the New Year in Puerto Vallarta with 'Booby Tunes,' a newly written presentation she describes as, 'a campy concert at Carnegie Hall in Mexico!' Catch it every Tuesday & Friday at 9:30 pm at The Palm.

2019-2020 Centro Historico ArtWalk Begins October 30
Lorena Sonrisas

Over the years, Puerto Vallarta has established itself as a vibrant center of art creation, exhibition and promotion. An important contribution to the city's art scene is the Centro Historico ArtWalk which will be celebrating its 24th season every Wednesday from October 30, 2019 through May 27, 2020.

9th MexPup Fundraiser for Puerto Vallarta Street Dogs

The Spanish Experience Center will host the 2020 MexPup fundraiser on Jan. 29 from 6:30-10 pm. The $350 Peso event will feature tasty tacos, live entertainment, raffles and a silent auction for great prizes. Proceeds will help MexPup continue rescuing Puerto Vallarta street dogs.

Riviera Nayarit Kicks Off 2020 with Seven Great Events
Norma Hernández

Travelers visiting the Riviera Nayarit this month will have plenty of things to see and do, as the sporting events, cultural experiences and ecological adventures that make Mexico's Pacific Treasure such a sought-after destination continue with 7 top-notch events.

Thursday Shopping at the Marina Vallarta Art & Market
Lorena Sonrisas

Shoppers will find art & jewelery, organic foods & homemade breads, clothes & handicrafts, and many other wonderful things, every Thursday from 6-10 pm at the Marina Vallarta Art & Market. Live music and dance performances add to the festive atmosphere.

Branden & James Return to The Palm Cabaret Jan. 23rd
Debbie White

Branden & James return to Puerto Vallarta for a 4-week residence at The Palm Cabaret, where they'll present their new show, 'Rock the Opera,' starting January 23. They'll also be performing two special Valentine's concerts, 'All You Need Is Love,' on February 13th & 14th.

Hedda Lettuce Tosses Caution to the Wind at Act2PV
Debbie White

Six-time Drag Queen of the Year Award-winner and legendary 'green goddess' of drag, Hedda Lettuce has returned to Puerto Vallarta for her fifth season at Act2PV, where she's performing her one-woman cabaret show, 'Tossed Salad,' every Thursday and Friday at 9:30 pm.

The Newest & Hottest Bear Festival in Puerto Vallarta

Formerly known as Vallarta Bear Weekend, Bearadise International Bear Festival brings you four days of pool parties and three nights of club parties with international DJs and growling good times from Thursday, January 30 through Sunday, February 2, 2020.

'Women and Traditional Cooking' Event at Grand Velas
Norma Hernández

Four of Mexico's internationally acclaimed female chefs will present 'Women and Traditional Cooking' at Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit from Jan 31 through Feb 1, 2020. Focusing on women in the art and business of food, this event promises to be a fantastic culinary experience.

Festival Sayulita 2020: Movies, Music, Drink and Life
Banderas News Team

The 7th Annual Festival Sayulita, a unique gathering for lovers of Art, Movies, Music, Drink and Life, is set to be held Jan 31 to Feb 3, 2020. Sayulita is ideal for this celebration, because this Magical Town on the Riviera Nayarit is a place where life is lived to its fullest.

Exploring the Saturday Market on Vallarta's Libramiento
Paco Ojeda

Several open air markets take place in Puerto Vallarta on different days of the week, but perhaps the most noticeable is the Saturday tianguis that takes place along the Libramiento. It may not look like much as you are driving by, but the tianguis extends around an entire block.

Ready to Shop? Tianguis Lo de Marcos Every Saturday
Armando Contreras

The Tianguis Lo de Marcos will reopen its doors for its sixth season on November 2, 2019. Held every Saturday from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm, this weekly event expects to continue its growth and history of drawing shoppers from around Banderas Bay to this small town on the Riviera Nayarit.

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 for locals, expats and tourists. On Sundays, the party amps up a few notches with the 'Beers, Boys & Burgers' Party, featuring the hunky Mercurio boys grilling up tasty hamburger sliders and all the beers you can drink for $250 pesos!

Act2PV's Tribute to Michael Jackson Thrills Vallarta
Gary R. Beck

An innovative new show unlike any seen in Puerto Vallarta before has been designed for the beginning of Season Seven at Act2PV: 'MJ Live.' This 90-minute spectacular pays homage to the songs and dances that made Michael Jackson one of the most revered artists of our time.

A PuRR-fect Sunset Cocktail Party at Daiquiri Dick's
Lorena Sonrisas

On February 4, Daiquiri Dick's Restaurant will be hosting a Sunset Cocktail Party to benefit PuRR Project. Come enjoy cocktails, hors d'oeuvres, an exciting belly-dance performance and a front-row seat for one of Puerto Vallarta's fabulous sunsets - for a good cause!

Biweekly Vallarta Charity Bingo Games at Nacho Daddy

A new season of Charity Bingo returns to Nacho Daddy Restaurant & Bar on October 30, 2019. Games will be played every other Wednesday at 4:00 pm to raise money for two very special Puerto Vallarta non-profit organizations: Pasitos de Luz and Colina Spay & Neuter Clinic.

20th Annual Angeline Kyba Art Exhibition Opens Feb. 6

Don't miss the opening reception of Angeline Kyba's newest art works on Thursday, February 6, from 6-9 pm. Everyone is invited to come to the artist's home studio in downtown Puerto Vallarta to celebrate the opening of the exhibition, which will feature 20 + oil paintings.

Puerto Vallarta South Side Shuffle Every Other Friday
Banderas News Team

On Friday, November 29, 2019, and every other Friday from 6:00 to 10:00 pm through April 3, 2020, La Zona Romantica will come to life as locals and tourists alike head over to Basilio Badillo to do the South Side Shuffle, the only ongoing party of its kind in all of Puerto Vallarta.

Charity Fashion Show for Vallarta Kids with Cancer

Alexander Daoud, owner of Alexander A Salon in Plaza Marina, will host his third annual luncheon and fashion show charity event, this time to support Families of Children with Cancer in Puerto Vallarta, on Saturday, February 8 at CasaMagna Marriott Resort & Spa.

Dwight Blake Returns to Vallarta with 'MoSoul' Feb. 13
Debbie White

A Puerto Vallarta favorite, Dwight Blake has been traveling the globe for over 2 decades performing Soul, Rhythm & Blues and Motown hits. On February 13, 2020, he'll be bringing 'MoSoul,' a full concert production of all those great Motown & Soul classics, to Teatro Vallarta.

Bohemia Viva Hits The Sweet Spot in Puerto Vallarta
Debbie White

Over the years, BohemiaViva has won the hearts of music lovers in Puerto Vallarta. I had the privilege of experiencing their new show, 'Gravity,' last week at The Palm Cabaret, and am looking forward to their Valentine's Day concert, 'Desde el Corazon' on February 14.

8th Vallarta Real Estate Fair Set for February 15, 2020
Taniel Chemsian

Whether you're a buyer, seller or thinking about investing, you don't want to miss the 2020 Vallarta Real Estate Fair. Set to take place at Rivera Molino Plaza on Feb. 15, this free event puts you in contact with experts who can help you make the most of your real estate investment.

February FUNdraisers for R.I.S.E. Children's Shelter
Lisa Manoogian

Last weekend's bazaar was a huge success. Thank you, Puerto Vallarta, for supporting the children at Refugio Infantil Santa Esperanza! February will be fantastic, with two fun events planned: the Int'l Food Festival at Fidencio's and the RISE for Fashion luncheon at Di Vino Dante.

A New Season of El Parque de los Azulejos Workshops

Local artist Natasha Moraga has been magically transforming Puerto Vallarta with her colorful mosaics since 2012. Her latest project, turning Lazaro Cardenas Park into El Parque de los Azulejos / Tile Park PV, is all about community, and everyone is invited to participate.

8th Annual Puerto Vallarta Chili Cook-Off, February 22
Jay Sadler Project

Big changes are in store for the 2020 edition of the Puerto Vallarta Chili Cook-Off, set to be held Saturday, February 22. For starters, we say goodbye to El Rio BBQ Bar and hello to Parque Parota's large open space, which allows for more attendees, food & beverage vendors, bands and fun!

San Pancho Music Festival is Celebrating its 20th Year
Chris Parsons

What began in 2001 as a backyard jam session has since grown into one of the most popular music events in the region - the San Pancho Music Festival. Now in its 20th year, the festival, which will be held Feb 28-March 1, will feature 27 bands covering the gamut of musical genres.

'Spay-ghetti Dinner' Benefits Cuale Spay & Neuter Clinic
Glenda Bland

Coco's Kitchen will host a 'Spay-ghetti and No Balls' Dinner on March 5th to benefit the Cuale Spay Neuter Clinic, a volunteer project that's working to reduce the number of unwanted animals in Puerto Vallarta through free monthly sterilization clinics.

Straight Men 'Come Out' Against Domestic Violence
Marie Callan

On March 8, some of PV's finest men will get 'all dolled up' to compete in the 6th edition of 'What A Drag,' Puerto Vallarta's annual drag competition for straight men. Teatro Vallarta will host this hilarious event that raises money for the Banderas Bay Women's Shelter.

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