|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.
Garbo to Host Democrats Abroad's October Social
Democrats Abroad Mexico
The Costa Banderas Chapter of Democrats Abroad Mexico invites you to join them on Tuesday, October 17 from 6-8 pm for a 'Social Hour' in the air conditioned comfort of Garbo Piano Bar, Pulpito #142, between Olas Altas and Amapas on the south side of Puerto Vallarta.
ExPats in Vallarta October Happy Hours and Events
ExPats in Vallarta, a totally social group offering informal fellowship and assistance for Expat residents, or visitors considering living in the Banderas Bay area, will be hosting three Happy Hour gatherings and two Special Event Dinners during the month of October. Join us!
5th Annual La Cruz International Fishing Tournament
Offering 2.5 million pesos in prizes, the 5th Annual La Cruz International Fishing Tournament, scheduled to be held October 18-21, 2017 at Marina Riviera Nayarit in La Cruz de Huanacaxtle, promises some hot and heavy competition in the sailfish, marlin, tuna and dorado categories.
See 'DeLIMITations' at Vallarta's OPC through January 13
'DeLIMITations: Mapping the border of 1821 between Mexico and the United States,' a site-specific installation by artists Marcos Ramírez ERRE and David Taylor, opened on October 7 at Puerto Vallarta's Oficina de Proyectos Culturales. The expo continues through January 13, 2018.
Boutique Kicks Off 2017-2018 Dinner Theater Season
The Boutique Dinner Theatre is launching its busiest season yet of plays, concerts, and other entertaining events. The fun starts on Oct. 15 with 'Transylvania,' a musical performed in Spanish, and on Oct. 18 'Crooner Extraordinaire' Francis Dey will take the stage for his one-man show.
The Most Unusual Dinner Invitation You'll Ever Receive
Vallarta Hospice invites everyone to come out to Fusion Gourmet on October 18 for dinner and a conversation that people simply are not having: death and dying. Come join the conversation about living life to its fullest with the acknowledgement of our mortality.
October 2017 Healthcare Resources PV News & Clinics
Where in the world did the summer go? October brings many things to Puerto Vallarta. Among them are: Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the return of Healthcare Resources' screening clinics and speakers programs, and many other activities as we roll into the fall/winter season.
Marina Vallarta Thursday Market Resumes October 19
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.
PechaKucha Puerto Vallarta Vol. 3 Promotes Non-Profits
PechaKucha Puerto Vallarta Vol. 3 will take place on Thursday, October 19, at 8:20 pm at Centro Cultural Biblioteca Los Mangos. This will be the first PechaKucha Night that will focus on a specific topic: the many non-profit organizations in the region that offer volunteering opportunities.
Vallarta Readies for Beach Soccer Worldwide Tournament
After a 7-year absence, following the CONCACAF Beach Soccer Championship 2010, a qualifier for the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup a year later, Puerto Vallarta returns to the international beach soccer circuit Oct. 20-22 with the Visit Puerto Vallarta Cup, part of the BSWW global tour.
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.)
ConComics Puerto Vallarta 2017 at Los Mangos Library
On October 21 and 22 from 11 am to 6 pm, Centro Cultural Biblioteca Los Mangos will host ConComics Puerto Vallarta 2017, a multi-genre entertainment and comic convention similar to Comic-Con events in the United States, but on a smaller scale. Come join the fun!
Vallarta's 5th Doctor's Day Great Race, October 22
The V Doctor's Day Great Race, to be held October 22 in Puerto Vallarta, offers competitions in three categories - 5k, 10k and Half Marathon (21 kilometers) on a panoramic circuit that begins and ends in Marina Vallarta - and more than $75,000 pesos in prizes up for grabs.
Breast Cancer Awareness Events in Puerto Vallarta
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. As we work together as a community to promote awareness, honor breast cancer survivors and remember those that lost the fight, we hope that you will participate in Healthcare Resources Puerto Vallarta's October activities.
'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!
Flute Ensemble Concert to Raise Funds for I AM PV
The Flute Ensemble of Puerto Vallarta, newly formed this summer, is pleased to announce their first performance at Incanto on October 22 at 4 pm. Proceeds from this fundraiser concert will be used to purchase equipment for I AM PV, the Instituto Artes Musicales de Puerto Vallarta.
Mellow Mondays at Casa Karma Support Los Mangos
Biblioteca Los Mangos
Casa Karma now features Mellow Mondays, intimate soirees in which live music becomes the underscore for great conversation, a casual food fare menu and cash bar cocktails benefiting Puerto Vallarta non-profit organizations. In October, Biblioteca Los Mangos will be the recipient.
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.
2017-2018 Centro Historico ArtWalk Starts October 25
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.
Mercado Los Mangos Preparing for Sophomore Season
Mercado Los Mangos, a seasonal market launched by Los Mangos Library earlier this year, has announced its second season will begin Oct. 28. With just over 3 weeks to go before the launch of its sophomore season, organizers have begun reviewing new vendor applications.
9th Vallarta Nayarit Gastronómica, Oct. 29 – Nov. 1
Set to take place October 29 through November 1, 2017 at the Sheraton Buganvilias Puerto Vallarta Resort, the 9th Vallarta Nayarit Gastronómica is a 'can't miss' event on the world's culinary calendar, bringing together a select group of renowned national and international chefs.
Celebrating Life and Death in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
In Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, the dead will soon walk the Earth - so let the celebrations begin! From October 29 through November 2, there will be Day of the Dead altars, Catrina displays, singing, dancing, parades and other 'spooktacular' events in various venues throughout the city.
El Arrayán Hosts Oaxaca Earthquake Relief FUNdraiser
On Sunday, October 29, the owners of El Arrayán Mexican Restaurant in Puerto Vallarta will host a Pozole + LIVE Music Fiesta to support earthquake relief efforts in southern Oaxaca. 100 percent of all funds raised will provide direct relief to the town of San Francisco Ixhuatán, Oaxaca.
Mexico Grand Prix to Build on Day of The Dead Theme
Mexican Grand Prix organizers are planning to play up the Day of the Dead at the 2017 race, after previous reticence due to Formula One's inherent danger and tragic past. The Oct. 29 race precedes Mexico's 'Dia de Muertos' holidays, celebrated annually from October 31-November 2.
Act II's Main Stage Announces Exciting 5th Season Shows
For months, we've been telling you that Act II Stages has been gearing up for the best season of entertainment that Puerto Vallarta has ever seen. Now they have announced the exciting line-up of shows coming to The Main Stage for their upcoming 5th season, which begins October 31.
Hook the Cure Returns to Puerto Vallarta November 2
Fishing and golfing enthusiasts are already making plans to visit Puerto Vallarta from November 2-5, 2017 for a long weekend of friendship, fun and entertainment at the 12th edition of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation's premiere fishing, golf and spa outing, 'Hook the Cure Powered by IOTEC.'
Act II Entertainment Announces 2017-18 Red Room Shows
On November 2, UsTwo: 'New Voices, Old Beats,' featuring Noemi Plasencia and Daniel Celis will be the opening act for The Red Room's 5th season of shows, which includes the return of lots of your favorites, like Paul Fracassi, Brittany Kingery and Lorena Peril, as well as some fabulous new shows!
Las Animas Gay Adventure Starts November 3, 2017
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!
Tianguis Lo De Marcos' Fourth Season Begins November 4
Galvan Real Estate
On Saturday, November 4, 2017, The Tianguis Lo de Marcos will reopen its doors for its fourth season, and you are invited to stop by and check it out! If you can't make opening day, this weekly market will be held every Saturday from 9 am until 2 pm through March 31, 2018.
Vallarta Heroes 911 Calendar Launch Party, November 9
Banderas News Team
Puerto Vallarta first responders will set off some sparks Nov. 9 at the 9-1-1 Calendar Launch Party hosted by Paco's Ranch. Festivities begin at 7 pm and include 2x1 drinks, live entertainment by Amy Armstrong, raffle, mini-auction and, of course, appearances by our calendar models.
Casa Cupula Boutique Hotel Celebrates 15th Anniversary
Casa Cupula, Puerto Vallarta's legendary LGBT boutique resort hotel, is set to celebrate its fifteenth birthday with a three-month celebration of the luxury resort property's history, present, and bright future, culminating in a grand Mexican-style quinceañera celebration on November 24.
VII American Express Punta Mita Gourmet & Golf Classic
The Punta Mita Gourmet and Golf Classic returns to Riviera Nayarit November 30-December 3. Now in its 7th 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.
Help Puerto Vallarta Win a Guinness World Record
Are you a coffee lover who hates winter weather? If so, make plans now to be in sunny Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, on December 16, 2017, when the city will attempt to set a new Guinness World Record for the largest number of people drinking coffee simultaneously in a single venue.
New Perro Bravo Production Coming to Puerto Vallarta
Puerto Vallarta-based actor/director/producer Alain Perreault will star in the first-ever local production of Jonathan Tolins comedic masterpiece, 'Buyer & Cellar' in December 2017, under the direction of Cesar Bravo. Perreault plays multiple roles in this extremely funny one-man show.
ONGOING EVENTS & ACTIVITIES
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.
It's Sea Turtle Nesting Season in Vallarta-Nayarit
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
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.
Ready, Set, Go! 2017 Sporting Events in Puerto Vallarta
Puerto Vallarta Tourism Trust
The director of the Office of Conventions and Visitors, Miguel Andrés Hernández Arteaga, recently reported that, with the goal of strengthening the destination's reputation as a paradise for sports tourism, 16 sporting events have been scheduled to be held in Puerto Vallarta this year.
A New, Innovative, Fun & Free Way to Tour Downtown
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
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.
10 Fun & Free Things To Do in Puerto Vallarta
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...
Gay Vallarta Bar Hopping Adds Two New Tours
Get ready for two new, fun-filled tours offered by Vallarta Bar Hopping, great for both tourists and locals. Paint the Town Red and Art Tour PV are easy ways to enjoy the best Puerto Vallarta has to offer whether you are on-your-own tourist, local or want to meet new friends.
Discovering El Nogalito's Enticing Attractions
Not much has changed since we first visited El Nogalito many years ago but, since then, this small community nestled in the foothills of the Sierra Madre approximately twenty minutes south of Puerto Vallarta has added some very enticing attractions.
Puerto Vallarta's La Isla Rio Cuale River Walk
La Isla Rio Cuale is a beautiful natural area that offers visitors entertaining, educational and cultural activities. This cool and refreshing oasis in the heart of downtown Vallarta is a great place to spend an afternoon - and it just keeps getting better!
Learn Vallarta Offers New Rural Organic Farm Walk
If you are wondering what it's like in the rural countryside away from busy Puerto Vallarta, take a day and enjoy the beauty and fresh mountain air of quiet El Tuito on Learn Vallarta's new Rural Organic Farm Walk. Walk through town, then the countryside, to visit a working farm.
Mysore Yoga Classes at Westin Puerto Vallarta
The Westin Resort and Spa Puerto Vallarta, in collaboration with internationally renowned yogi, Wayne Krassner, is offering 'Mysore' style yoga classes as part of the Westin Wellbeing Movement, a campaign designed to improve the welfare of its guests and associates.
ART VallARTa Creative Clay Cooking Classes & Workshops
Banderas News Team
This October, ART VallARTa will be reopening with weekly classes and events. And, since food is Art when prepared with heart and soul, owner Nathalie Herling will be conducting 'The Art of Creative Clay Cooking' classes and workshops in the studio's Mexican tile ART Kitchen.
Investours Mexico becomes Human Connections
The Mexico branch of the international non-profit called Investours is now a new, independent organization called Human Connections. This transpired on June 1. Elly Rohrer, former Director of Investours Mexico, closed the existing program and founded Human Connections in its place. Tours began October 1.