|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)banderasnews.com.
Daiquiri Dick's 2018 Summer Sizzle Wraps Up August 31
Banderas News Team
There are just a few days left to enjoy flavors from around the world, as one of Puerto Vallarta's favorite beachfront restaurants, Daiquiri Dick's, wraps up their 2018 Summer Sizzle celebration with a special menu that features old favorites and new tastes through August 31st.
Guadalajara Hosts 25th Int'l Mariachi & Charro Festival
One of the most important cultural events of the year in Guadalajara, the birthplace of Mexico's Mariachi and Charro traditions, is the International Mariachi & Charro Festival. In 2018, the festival celebrates 25 years with festivities at various venues in and around the city, Aug 20-Sept 2.
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 August Happy Hours & Events
ExPats in Vallarta, a fun and friendly group offering informal fellowship and assistance for expat residents and visitors, have lots of fun scheduled for August. They'll be hosting Happy Hour Gatherings every Tuesday from 5-7 pm and Evening Out Dinners on Thursdays, August 16th and 30th.
Democrats Abroad Costa Banderas August 2018 Events
The Costa Banderas Chapter of Democrats Abroad Mexico continues in their efforts to register U.S. voters for the upcoming mid-term election. This month, they're hosting a Barrio Block Party and free voter registration assistance on Wednesdays at Daiquiri Dick's on the south side of Vallarta.
Wednesday Night Karaoke Party Continues at Act II
Daniel R. Mininni
There's always something going on at Act II STAGES. Cool Summer fun can be had every Wednesday night with a 2x1 Happy Hour starting at 6:00 pm, followed by Bob's Karaoke Party at 8:00 pm. Meanwhile, the Act II team is busy getting everything ready for an exciting 2018-2019 season!
'You Are Here: Cartographies of a Destination' at OPC
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.
Condos, Casas & Cocktails: FREE Real Estate Seminars
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.
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.)
Enjoy a Spectacular Sunday Brunch 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!
Cirque du Soleil's 'Luzia' Opens in Guadalajara Aug. 30
While Banderas Bay area residents and visitors eagerly await the opening of the Cirque du Soleil theme park that's currently under construction in Nuevo Vallarta, the show that the park will be centered around, 'Luzia, A Waking Dream of Mexico,' will start touring around Mexico in August.
Hook the Cure Returns to Puerto Vallarta November 8
Fishing and golfing enthusiasts are already making plans to visit Puerto Vallarta from November 8-11, 2018 for a long weekend of friendship, fun and entertainment at the 13th edition of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation's premiere fishing, golf and spa outing, 'Hook the Cure Powered by IOTEC.'
ONGOING EVENTS & ACTIVITIES
Hotel Hacienda Escondida Offers Summer Splash Day Pass
At Hacienda Escondida, Puerto Vallarta residents and visitors can enjoy a relaxing day enjoying the beautiful pool, jacuzzi, and surrounding leisure areas at this boutique hotel on the city's south side - without booking a room! - thanks to their new Summer Splash Day Pass.
Sea Turtle Nesting Season on Puerto Vallarta Beaches
Created in 1981, the Puerto Vallarta sea turtle conservation program now draws thousands of tourists to the shores of Banderas Bay every summer for the annual turtle nesting season, which runs from late June to September, and offers travelers an educational vacation experience.
Starboard Yachts: The Ultimate Way to Tour Banderas Bay
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.
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.
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.