|Event Calendar for Banderas Bay & Beyond
…on Puerto Vallarta’s Liveliest Website! 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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Hit Musical ‘They’re Playing Our Song’ at Act II
What do you get when you combine the music of Marvin Hamlisch, the lyrics of Carole Bayer Sager, a story from playwright Neil Simon, and two of Puerto Vallarta’s most talented actors? You get the phenomenal musical, ‘They’re Playing Our Song,’ now playing at Act II Entertainment.
Wednesday Night BINGO for Puerto Vallarta Charities
The biggest and best Charity BINGO night in town is held every other Wednesday at 4 pm at Nacho Daddy Restaurant & Bar on Basilio Badillo. Come out and have some fun while supporting two very special Puerto Vallarta charities: Pasitos de Luz and the Colina Spay & Neuter Clinic.
2016-2017 Centro Historico ArtWalk Every Wednesday
Art lovers can explore numerous artistic offerings during the Puerto Vallarta Centro Historico ArtWalk, a self-guided tour of 8 downtown galleries with cocktail exhibitions that can be enjoyed every Wednesday evening from 6-10 pm from October 26, 2016 through May 31, 2017.
Kim Kuzma & Piel Canela Continue to Entertain Vallarta
A trip to Puerto Vallarta wouldn’t be complete without seeing some of the best shows available. Kim Kuzma, the very popular Canadian singer known as ‘Vallarta’s Sweetheart,’ is performing 2 different shows every week at The Palm Cabaret and Bar on Puerto Vallarta’s south side
South Side Shuffle Offers Fun and Friendly Shopping
Banderas News Team
Starting Friday, November 18, 2016, and every other Friday through April 21, 2017, Puerto Vallarta’s Zona Romantica will come to life from 6 to 10 pm as locals and tourists alike head over to Basilio Badillo and Constitution streets to do the South Side Shuffle.
Spring Happenings at Tu Casa en Vallarta, No Way José!
José Alfredo Gonzalez
Spring is in the air! Come celebrate Winter’s last gasps with us at No Way José! In addition to great food and friends, there’s always something fun going on at Tu Casa en Vallarta – like 2 for 1 Happy Hour every day from 4-6 pm and the Luz de Luna Trio playing every weekend.
The Search for Authentic Flour Tortillas in Vallarta is Over!
While the corn tortilla – the staple of Mexican cuisine – is ubiquitous, traditional flour tortillas are not as common in Puerto Vallarta. But never fear! Patricia García of La Regia Flour Tortillas sells authentic, flavored – and even gluten-free! – flour tortillas every Saturday at Mercado Los Mangos.
Season 3 of Tianguis in Lo De Marcos: Fun Saturday Shopping
Galvan Real Estate
Every Saturday from 9 am until 2 pm, Tianguis Lo De Marcos offers home made bake goods, custom made piñatas, hand blown glass, clothing, unique artisan items, garden fresh produce, fresh baked goods, salsas and more – all in a lovely courtyard that provides a comfortable outdoor shopping experience.
Elviz Martinez in ‘Legends of Mexico’ at Act II Stages
Elviz Martinez has captured the hearts of Puerto Vallarta audiences over the past 4 years with his sexy good looks and sultry voice. Elviz is excited to present his new show, ‘Legends of Mexico,’ featuring Mexican music from the past 75 years, every Saturday at 5:00 pm at Act II Stages.
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.
Free Malecón Sculpture Walking Tours Every Tuesday
The Puerto Vallarta Malecón Sculpture Tours, created and conducted by Galería Pacifico owner Gary Thompson, have returned for the 11th season. These free walking tours take place every Tuesday at 9:30 am, starting at the Millennium sculpture next to the Hotel Rosita.
Cuisine of the Sun Set For Encore in Riviera Nayarit
Villa La Estancia will continue to elevate the Vallarta region’s stellar culinary resume with an encore performance of Cuisine of the Sun, April 26-29, 2017. Attesting to its appeal are not only repeat performances by many of 2016’s participants, but a roster of newbies as well.
ONGOING EVENTS & ACTIVITIES
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.
Fissures in the Tropics Exhibition Opens at the OPC
‘Fissures in the Tropics: Artistic Practices of the 90s in the West,’ a contemporary art exhibition curated by Rubén Méndez, will open on February 4 from 7-9 pm at the Office of Cultural Projects in downtown Puerto Vallarta. The exposition continues through May 6, 2017.
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.
Line Up of Tribute Shows at Luna Lounge Bucerías
With each new season, Luna Lounge continues to bring in first class, musical tribute shows. Their delicious dinners, satisfying drinks and extraordinary entertainment draw folks from all over the Puerto Vallarta area and have helped to put Bucerias on the map for evening fun.
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.
Salty Dog Voyages: Banderas Bay Luxury Yacht Cruises
If you want to explore the natural wonders of Puerto Vallarta’s Banderas Bay, but don’t want to take a typical ‘Booze Cruise,’ then Salty Dog Voyages are perfect for you! Climb aboard Salty Dog’s 58-foot Azimut yacht for a truly luxurious day on the water that you will never forget.
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…
Sunday Brunch at Si Señor Beach on Playa Los Muertos
Si Señor Beach Restaurant on Vallarta’s famous Playa Los Muertos is serving a delicious Mexican-style brunch every Sunday from 9 am to 1 pm. Once you have experienced brunch Si Señor style, this awesome weekend meal becomes less of a treat and more of a necessity.
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.