|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.
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Savory Specials Kick Off New Season at Daiquiri Dick's
Banderas News Team
After a brief vacation spent 'spiffing up,' Daiquiri Dick's is now open. The staff is looking forward to another great season of offering Puerto Vallarta residents and visitors the innovative cuisine, superior service and spectacular sunsets that make dining here an Exceptional Experience.
'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.
Celebrate Oktoberfest in Vallarta at Kaiser Maximilian
Banderas News Team
With around 6 million visitors from all around the world converging on Munich in October every year, Oktoberfest is the largest festival in the world. In Puerto Vallarta, you can enjoy authentic German food and spirits - without the crowds - at Kaiser Maximilian Restaurant.
Breast Cancer Awareness Events in Puerto Vallarta
October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, so Healthcare Resouces Puerto Vallarta is organizing a variety of pink activities and events to promote awareness, honor breast cancer survivors and remember those who lost the fight. Everyone is invited to participate.
Exciting News, Upcoming Shows at Act II Entertainment
Banderas News Team
Vallarta's very own Diana Villamonte is a contestant on La Voz Mexico 2018 (The Voice of Mexico)! To celebrate her television debut, Diana will be previewing her new Whitney Houston show on Fridays, October 19th and 26th at 7:30 pm in The Red Room at Act II Entertainment Stages.
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.)
No Way José! Celebrates 10th Season of Serving Vallarta
Award-winning Puerto Vallarta restaurant No Way José! invites you to help them kick off Season 10 on Saturday, October 20, 2018. You'll enjoy the delicious Mexican specialities, creative cocktails, great service, live music, friends and fun that have made No Way José! 'Tu Casa en Vallarta.'
Vallarta's 6th Doctor's Day Great Race, October 21
La Gran Carrera del Día del Médico (Great Doctor's Day Race) will be held on Sunday, October 21, for the 6th year running. This year's race has 3 categories: 3k, 5k and 10k on a panoramic circuit that begins and ends in Marina Vallarta - and more than $80,000 pesos in prizes up for grabs.
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 October 2018 Happy Hours & Events
In October, 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 September 11th and 25th. Join us!
October Lineup of Exciting Events in the Riviera Nayarit
Travelers visiting the Riviera Nayarit will have an abundance of things to see and do this month. The Pee Wee Surfing League, 5th Guayabitos 5K, 10K, and 3K Color Race, and 10th Vallarta–Nayarit Gastronómica are just a sampling of what Mexico's Pacific Treasure offers in October.
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.
Oct. 31 Kicks Off Week of Opening Nights at Act II Stages
Daniel R. Mininni
Act II Stages is entering its 6th exciting year of entertaining Puerto Vallarta and is beyond thrilled about the incredible new season of shows! October 31 kicks off a week jam-packed with opening nights, including 'Little Shop of Horrors' and Diana Villamonte's 'I Will Always Love You.'
How Puerto Vallarta Celebrates Día de Los Muertos
Every year, Puerto Vallarta pays special homage to Día de Muertos with exhibitions, parades, and all kinds of parties. Locals and tourists alike get into the spirit by donning colourful costumes and painting their faces with fascinating designs that signify both life and death.
Tianguis Lo De Marcos' 5th Season Begins November 3
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.
Puerto Vallarta to Host 2018 SingularityU Mexico Summit
On November 7 and 8, Puerto Vallarta will host the 2018 SingularityU Mexico Summit, a collaborative platform that empowers individuals and organizations to learn, connect, and innovate using accelerating technologies like artificial intelligence, robotics, and biotechnology.
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.'
November 10 Garage Sale to Benefit PuRR Project
PuRR Project's Fall Garage Sale will be held in Marina Vallarta on Saturday, November 10, 2018 from 8 am-3 pm. All proceeds will benefit the 200+ furry residents at Puerto Vallarta's non-profit, no-kill, feline shelter. It's been a long, hot, wet summer and the coffers need replenishment.
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.
Timothy Real Estate Group to Host Loft 268 Rooftop Party
Join Timothy Real Estate Group for wine and canapés on the roof of the new Loft 268 condominium development in the Zona Romantica on November 13, from 5-8 pm. This beautiful seven-story building offers 64 private residences inspired by Puerto Vallarta's unparalleled natural beauty.
PuRR Project News and Upcoming Events
Here's the latest news from PuRR Project, a non-profit, no-kill feline shelter located just north of Puerto Vallarta, and information about some upcoming events, including Shelter Tours, a Giant Garage Sale, Kitty BINGO, the Beach Luau and the Winter Fashion Show.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Oct-Dec 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 Fall and Winter seasons are full of them, making this a great time to visit Puerto Vallarta, where locals warmly welcome tourists to join in the festivities.
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
Cirque du Soleil's 'Luzia, A Waking Dream of Mexico' on Tour
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,' is touring around Mexico through November 8.
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.
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.