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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.
San Francisco Patron Saint Festival, Sept. 26-Oct. 4
If you're looking for an authentic taste of Mexican culture, head north of Puerto Vallarta to San Francisco, Nayarit, where from Sept 26-Oct 4 this small town, better known as 'San Pancho,' will celebrate a 9-day festival honoring its namesake, Saint Francis of Assisi.
Los Charros de Jalisco Bring Baseball Excitement to PV
The Mexican Pacific League (LMP), will bring the excitement of professional baseball to Puerto Vallarta on October 2 and 3, 2018, when Los Charros de Jalisco will play two preseason exhibition games at the Agustín Flores Contreras Municipal Sports Stadium.
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!
Exciting New Season at Galleria Dante & Di Vino Dante
After a short two week hiatus in September to do some renovations, Galleria Dante reopens October 1 and Di Vino Dante on Oct 8. There's always something new to experience here, and we've got the scoop on the 2018/2019 season at Vallarta's largest & most eclectic art gallery.
Last Chance to Vote from Abroad in the U.S. Midterms
Costa Banderas Democrats Abroad
Attention U.S. citizens in Mexico! Time is running out for you to cast your vote in the November 6 midterm elections. If you are in the Banderas Bay area and need help, the Costa Banderas Chapter of Democrats Abroad Mexico is offering local VoteFromAbroad assistance, through Oct 3.
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.
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.
Vallarta to Bury Centennial Time Capsule September 27
Since tourism is one of the main activities in Puerto Vallarta, and the municipality is celebrating its centennial this year, a time capsule will be filled with nostalgic and contemporary items and buried on September 27 as part of the city's 2018 World Tourism Day celebrations.
Puerto Vallarta Home Financing Options Explained
With the real estate market in Puerto Vallarta continuing to boom with no signs of slowing down, many foreign buyers are recognizing that now is the time to get into the market. If you are considering financing a home in Mexico, there are several funding options which may be available.
10th Vallarta Nayarit Gourmet Weekend, October 14-18
Set to take place from October 14-18, Vallarta Nayarit Gastronómica 2018 will boast a wide variety of culinary events, including conferences and workshops hosted by renowned chefs and sommeliers, cooking shows, gourmet tastings, wine pairing dinners and many other appetizing activities.
TREG's 4th House Hunters International Charity Event
On November 20, 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 - Asilo San Juan Diego Senior Center and SETAC Community Center.
Expats in Mexico 'Mexico Moments' Photo Contest
Expats In Mexico celebrated its second anniversary by launching a 'Mexico Moments' photo contest on September 16. The contest is open to expats in Mexico, those who want to live in Mexico, and travelers who visit often. The best photo will win a $300 USD Amazon gift certificate.
Emergency Evacuation Simulations in Vallarta Sept 19
Don't be alarmed if you hear sirens going off and see hordes of people heading for higher ground today. The City of Puerto Vallarta will be conducting earthquake and tsunami evacuation simulations at 11:00 am and 5:00 pm, as part of the National Civil Protection Day observances.
Blue Wave Social at Garbo Piano Bar, September 19
Democrats Abroad Costa Banderas Chapter
The Costa Banderas Chapter of Democrats Abroad Mexico invites you to join us for a 'Social Hour' in the air conditioned comfort of Garbo Piano Bar on Wednesday, September 19 from 6-8 pm. Everyone is invited to come out to learn what you can do to push the Blue Wave into Congress.
Puerto Vallarta Gay Men's Chorus' New Artistic Director
The Puerto Vallarta Gay Men's Chorus is thrilled to introduce its new Artistic Director, Derek Carkner. A graduate of The University of Toronto with a Master of Arts, he also has a Bachelor of Arts from Ryerson University and an Associateship at the Royal Conservatory of Music.
U.S. Citizens: Voting in the Midterms from Abroad
With the midterm elections rapidly approaching in November, many Americans are beginning to worry about their votes. If you are in Mexico and need help, watch for VoteFromAbroad assistance provided by Democrats Abroad at various locations in Puerto Vallarta and Banderas Bay.
American School of Puerto Vallarta 2018 College Fair
Amanda González Moreno
The American School of Puerto Vallarta invites high school students and their parents to participate in their 2018 College Fair. Set to be held Oct. 8 from 1-4 pm at the International Convention Center, 70+ universities from the US, Canada, Mexico & Europe will be present.
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.
PrEP Program Officially Launched in Puerto Vallarta
Thursday, September 13, 2018 was a historic day in Puerto Vallarta. It was on this day that the UN's PrEP (Pre-exposure prophylaxis) pilot program was officially launched in the Banderas Bay area and inaugurated at the S.E.T.A.C. LGBTQ Wellness Center in Colonia Versalles.