|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.
Vallarta Botanical Garden Celebrates Mes del Jaguar
As part of Mexico's first-ever Mes del Jaguar celebration, Vallarta Botanical Garden has installed a visual exhibit on jaguars with stunning images and interpretive texts to learn from and inspire us to conserve the forests that these magnificent beasts depend upon.
A Taste of American Thanksgiving at Kaiser Maximilian
Though Kaiser Maximilian Restaurant is best-known for serving Puerto Vallarta residents and visitors exceptional Austrian fare, from November 13 through 22 this charming European-style café is celebrating American Thanksgiving with some special a la carte menu items.
International Sailfish & Marlin Tournament, Nov. 14-17
One of the most prestigious national and international sportfishing tournaments on the West Coast, the Puerto Vallarta International Sailfish & Marlin Tournament sponsored by the Club de Pesca Puerto Vallarta (Puerto Vallarta Fishing Club), will celebrate its 63rd edition November 14 through 17, 2018.
Puerto Vallarta Charity Bingo, Wednesdays at Nacho Daddy
A new season of Charity Bingo returns to Nacho Daddy Restaurant & Bar on October 31, 2018. 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 the Colina Spay & Neuter Clinic.
PV Garden Club: A New Season of 'Beautifying Vallarta'
The PV Garden Club begins a new season and welcomes back our supporters and members who are returning to Puerto Vallarta, and reminds you that it's time to renew your membership. Not a member? Here are some fun ways you can help us continue our mission of 'Beautifying Vallarta.'
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.
'Mexipunx' Photo Exhibition Continues at the OPC Jan. 5
An opening reception for 'Mexipunx,' a photographic exhibition by Rubén Ortiz Torres, was held on October 6 at the Oficina de Proyectos Culturales in Puerto Vallarta. The exhibit, which includes videos and drawings of people in the photographs, continues through January 5, 2019.
Boutique Theatre Announces its Exciting New Season
As we head into a new season, The Boutique Dinner Theater and Nacho Daddy invite everyone to come out and have some fun! With new shows, movies, TED Talks and more, along with the best bands in Puerto Vallarta playing most every night, there's something for everyone!
Another BIG Week of Opening Nights at Act II Stages
Daniel R. Mininni
Now celebrating its 6th season of entertaining Vallarta, Act II STAGES continues to bring you The Best of The Best entertainment in the Banderas Bay area. The five shows that have already opened this season are getting rave reviews - and four new shows are opening this week!
Marina Vallarta Art & Market Every Thursday
The Marina Vallarta Art & Market runs every Thursday from 6-10 pm through May 30, 2019. Shoppers will find art & jewelery, organic foods & homemade breads, clothes & handicrafts, among many other wonderful things while enjoying live music in a festive atmosphere.
Puerto Vallarta South Side Shuffle Returns November 16
Banderas News Team
Starting Friday, November 16, 2018, and every other Friday evening through April 5, 2019, the 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.
Live Music, Special Concert, and More at Nacho Daddy
Known as THE place to go for affordable nightlife in Puerto Vallarta's Zona Romantica, Nacho Daddy Mexico is where locals, ex-pats and tourists gather to eat, drink, dance, listen to great music, or catch a show at The Boutique Theatre. Live music with no cover Wed-Sat at 8:30 pm.
Season's First South Side Shuffle at Galleria Dante
Exhibitions by artists Eva Mondragon and Luc Gauthier open at Galleria Dante November 16 as part of the first South Side Shuffle of the season. Stop by Vallarta's largest and most eclectic art gallery to meet the artists and enjoy complimentary cocktails from 6-10 pm.
1st Riviera Nayarit Jazz Festival Features Karen Souza
Riviera Nayarit CVB
Karen Souza, one of the leading singers in the world of contemporary jazz, is headlining the 1st Riviera Nayarit Jazz Festival at the Jardín Palmeiras in Nuevo Vallarta on November 16. 30% of ticket sales will be earmarked for victims of hurricane Willa in northern Nayarit.
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.)
Shopping & More Every Saturday at Tianguis Lo De Marcos
The Tianguis Lo de Marcos will reopen its doors for its fifth season on November 3, 2018. 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.
2018 Puerto Vallarta Craft Beer Festival, Nov. 17-18
Celebrate the good life at the 2018 Puerto Vallarta Brewmasters Craft Beer Festival! Set to take place Nov. 17-18, this fun and free event will feature some of Mexico's best craft beers all in one place - the Instituto Vallartense de Cultura on La Isla Rio Cuale.
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!
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 November Happy Hours & Events
This month, 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, and Special Dinners on Thursdays, November 8th and 15th. Join us!
TREG's 4th House Hunters International Charity Event
On November 20, Puerto Vallarta's #1 Real Estate brokerage firm, Timothy Real Estate Group, will host The Disco Ball, their fourth 'House Hunters International' charity event benefiting two local charitable organizations - the Asilo San Juan Diego Senior Center and the SETAC Community Center.
New Season, New Location for PuRR Project BINGO
This season PuRR Project BINGO will be played at a new time and in a PuRR-fect new location. Beginning on November 21 we'll be calling the numbers and handing out great prizes at 4:00 pm every other Wednesday at Nacho Daddy Restaurant, in the heart of Vallarta's Romantic Zone.
The Palm Cabaret Announces 2018-2019 Lineup of Shows
The Palm Cabaret has been entertaining Puerto Vallarta audiences for years, and it just keeps getting better! Come November, The Palm will kick off its 19th year as a south side 'Hot Spot' with a new look, some fresh talent, and the return of some of PV's favorite stars in all-new shows.
A Tantalizing Thanksgiving Dinner at The River Café
Are you spending Thanksgiving in Puerto Vallarta? On November 22, The River Café will be serving a fabulous four-course Thanksgiving dinner that's sure to seduce the most passionate foodie, complemented by live music and the sights and sounds of nature.
An Untraditional Thanksgiving Dinner at No Way José!
Not in the mood for a traditional American Thanksgiving Dinner this year? No Way José! proudly invites you to celebrate the day at La Mesa de José! - José's Table - where you'll enjoy a completely tableside-prepared four-course dinner, friends, family and fun at 'Tu Casa en Vallarta.'
Thanksgiving Weekend 'White Party' in Puerto Vallarta
On Thanksgiving weekend, the world's largest gay dance music festival, Jeffrey Sanker's White Party, will bring thousands of gay guys from around the world to Puerto Vallarta for a weekend full of fun in the sun, fabulous pool parties, and dancing on the beach at Mantamar Beach Club.
2018 SPCA de Puerto Vallarta 'Evening Under the Stars'
Tickets are now on sale for the 2018 'Evening Under the Stars,' the annual fund raiser for the SPCA de Puerto Vallarta. This extraordinary event will be held in The Iguana, the gorgeous restaurant located within the stunning Casa Kimberly boutique hotel, on Saturday, November 24.
8th Punta Mita Gourmet & Golf Classic, Nov 29-Dec 2
The Punta Mita Gourmet and Golf Classic returns to Riviera Nayarit November 29-December 2. Now in its 8th year, this prestigious event offers everything a lover of luxury could wish for: a long weekend filled with food, wine, and golf in one of the most beautiful destinations in the world.
2018 Taste of Nuevo Vallarta / VYC Chili Cook-off, Dec. 1
Banderas News Team
Set to be held on the Marina Nuevo Vallarta Malecón on Saturday, December 1st from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm, the Vallarta Yacht Club's 6th Annual Taste of Nuevo Vallarta and 18th Annual Chili Cook-off offers attendees two events in one - and the chance to help local charities.
The Holiday Season is Full of Culture & Tradition in Puerto Vallarta
Engaging in national holidays and traditions is a great way to get to know the culture and heritage of the Mexican people. The Winter Holiday season is full of them, making this a great time to visit Puerto Vallarta, where locals warmly welcome tourists to join in the festivities.
SETAC Community Center Second Annual Red Ribbon Gala
Tickets are on sale for the Second Red Ribbon Gala to benefit SETAC, a Puerto Vallarta non-profit whose mission is to reduce HIV and other STDs in the Banderas Bay region through education, detection and prevention. Mantamar Beach Club will host this gala fundraising event on Dec. 5, 2018.
Dec. 7 'Illumination II' Event to Support Pasitos de Luz
Are you interested in helping Banderas Bay area children with disabilities? Do you enjoy great food, fantastic sunsets, first class entertainment and amazing art? If so, make plans now to attend the Second Annual Pasitos de Luz Illumination Dinner on Friday, December 7, 2018 at Casa Karma.
The Walls of Puerto Vallarta Bring People Together
Timothy Real Estate Group
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 in the Fall workshops.
Sea Monkey Hosts Beach Luau to Benefit PuRR Project
On Friday, December 14th at 5:00 pm, Sea Monkey Restaurant will be hosting the Sixth Annual Luau on the Beach to benefit the PuRR Project feline shelter in Puerto Vallarta. Tickets to this fun-filled event always go quickly, so get yours before they sell out!
'Frida 4' FUNdraiser to Save PV Animals at Casa Yvonneka
Casa Yvonneka will host its Fourth Annual FUNdraiser to save the dogs and cats of Puerto Vallarta on Saturday, December 15, 2018. Come out and enjoy a wonderful night under the stars while supporting various non-profit animal associations in the Banderas Bay area.
PV Chamber Orchestra Announces 2018-2019 Concerts
Attention, classical music lovers! The Puerto Vallarta Chamber Orchestra has released information about their upcoming season of concerts. With more performances scheduled, some featuring world-class guest soloists, the 2018-2019 season promises to be very exciting!
ONGOING EVENTS & ACTIVITIES
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.