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Events Not to Miss This Week in Vallarta-Nayarit

Team Angels - PVAngels
January 20, 2014

Following is just an overview of all the events and festivities happening this week in Vallarta-Nayarit.

Bucerias Patron Saint Festival - Monday thru Friday 
The Bucerías Patron Saint Festival in honor of Our Lady of Peace has begun, a yearly celebration that reaffirms the region’s faith. Religious tourism to the Riviera Nayarit attracts both locals and tourists, who come to enjoy the traditional festivities.

From January 16-24 local visitors and tourists come together to enjoy the religious, cultural, artistic and sports attractions of Bucerías. The festival kicked off with a float parade and the coronation of the festival queen.

The religious celebration includes several pilgrimages to some 18 villages around Bucerías.

The shows begin every night at 8:00 om sharp and include folk dancing, Polynesian and African dances, music groups, bands and mariachi, concluding with a presentation of the Nayar folkloric ballet, Mexcatitlán Folkoric ballet and the junio mariachi.

A duathlon will take place on the morning of the 24th, as well as beach volleyball tournaments. A charreada, or Mexican rodeo, will take place on the Corona Esplanade on the 19th and the 24th.

Amy & Freddy at The Palm - Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday & Sunday
The Palm Cabaret and Bar will welcome back the very popular cabaret artists Amy Armstrong and Freddy Allen, known around the world as "Amy and Freddy."

Amy and Freddy are entertaining audiences at the Palm until January 30 and will return for a second run of their show beginning March 4 – 20, 2014.

Come to the Palm Cabaret for 7:30 performances on January 16, 18, 21, 23, 25, 26, 28, 29 and 30. The performances on January 19 and 22 will be at 9:30 pm.

Find a Bargain at the IFC Bazaar for “Gently Used” Items - Wednesday   

Rent a table for only 50 pesos and you are in business! Vendors, reserve your table in advance at the International Friendship Club and set up on the 22nd between 9-10 a.m. only. Shoppers arrive anytime 10 - 2 to find a great bargain.

If you wish to donate items in good shape to the IFC for sale, please bring them on the 22nd and give them to event hosts Fred Forbes or T.J. Hartung of the IFC table.

Entrance up the stairs behind La Fuente del Puente restaurant across from the Municipal market, or enter the side door on Guerrero Street.

Dueling Drag Divas at PuRR Project Bingo - Wednesday

Join us on Wednesday, January 22nd, at 5:00 pm for the next opportunity to shout “Meow” and win one of our great prizes, like dinner certificates to some of the most popular restaurants in town!

And this one should be lots of fun with The Dueling Drag Divas (ChiChi Rones & Joanna) providing half-time entertainment with comedic impressions of your favorite singers. Their shows at ACT II have been sell-outs!!

Kitty Bingo at Margarita Grill has been drawing a good crowd but we’ve got LOTS of room for more players, so grab a friend and come on down.

It’s only 100 pesos to play and there is also a multiple-pull 50/50 raffle with even more prizes!

You’ll find Margarita Grill on the corner of Basilio Badillo and Pino Suarez in Old Town…lots of covered parking nearby.

Southside Shuffle Basilio Badillo - Friday 
The beautiful bougainvillea-lined street in the heart of old town presents a night filled with music and friends.

The always bustling street transforms into a sensory delight from 6:00 to 10:00 pm when you will find musicians wandering up and down the street while 18 businesses offer beverages along with a festive shopping environment.

The South Side Shuffle takes place every other Friday through April 4th, so don't miss it!!

Crafts & Farmers Market Nuevo Vallarta - Saturday

In search of a place to exhibit and sell their products, Ivonne and Mirella began the adventure of taking the reins of the Nuevo Vallarta Tianguis Crafts and Farmers Market in Riviera Nayarit.

Together with a couple of volunteer producers, they have accomplished the task of coordinating and promoting this beautiful handmade Expo presented by the local community.

The Expo Market is located in the public square of the Nuevo Vallarta Marina, Villa 5, near the Dolphinarium. It operates every Saturday and is open to the public from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm.

There's a lot more going on in Vallarta-Nayarit this week, so check out our Events Calendar.

Another way to spend some very worthwhile time in Vallarta-Nayarit is to volunteer at one of the Banderas Bay non-profits that will welcome you with open arms. It will make you feel good too! You will see the tabs above for all the catagories.

  Learn more about PuRR Project No Kill Feline Shelter/Adoption

  Learn more about International Friendship Club

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