Following is just an overview of all the events and festivities happening this week in Vallarta-Nayarit.
International Gourmet Festival - Monday through Sunday
Every day is gourmet in Vallarta-Nayarit from Monday, November 16 until Sunday, November 22, 2015 with special events happening daily.
Twenty years of avant-garde and evolution of local gastronomy. It was March of 1995 since the first meeting between Thierry Blouet and Heinz Reize, which led to the idea of promoting Puerto Vallarta’s vibrant and excellent restaurants on the world stage. The 10-day festival was meant to highlight Puerto Vallarta’s gastronomy on the local and international scene. It has exceeded those goals.
Patsy Cline at The Boutique - Tuesday
Starring Mikki Prost, Forever Patsy Cline is heading into it's 5th season this year. You'll be singing along to some of your favorites as well as some additional songs I've discovered. I'll also have a surprise or 2 about Patsy's life as well as my adventures this summer. I got the chance to go to The Grand Ole Opry!!! I can't wait to tell you the stories & show you the photos. Oh, you are gonna be so tickled.
The Boutique (6:00 pm show time - dinner 5:00 pm):
• November 17 & 24; December 1, 8 & 15; January 5 & 19; February 2 & 16; March 5, 15 & 29
PuRR Project Kitty Bingo - Wednesday
Are you ready for some Bingo? Let the games begin!
The PuRR Project Bingo Fundraiser will start off the 2015-2016 season on Wednesday, November 18.
We're back at Margarita Grill with great Bingo prizes.
Get there early for a good seat ~ tickets go on sale at 4:30 pm; the fun starts at 5:00 pm.
Motomania in San Blas - Thursday through Sunday
The V Motomanía San Blas is set to happen from November 19-22, 2015. This motorcycle festival is growing and it’s going to be a good one. During these days the village is filled with people and the parade that snakes down the main streets of the port marks the start of high season.
The program includes activities on the San Blas dock including Mexican wrestling (lucha libre), freestyle fighting matches and live rock music. The traditional quarter-mile races will take place on the San Blas airstrip and the bikini contest in Matanchen.
Revolution Day Parade - Friday
The popular Revolution Day Parade in Puerto Vallarta will take place on Friday, November 20, 2015.
Participants will start meeting up in Old Town Vallarta at 8:00 am in the vicinity of Francisco Madero and Vallarta
The parade is scheduled to begin at 11:00 am and head north.
Chalk Art Festival - Friday through Sunday
The 2015 'X Madonnari' Chalk Art Festival will be held from November 20-22, according to the announcement made by the Puerto Vallarta/Santa Barbara Sister Cities Committee, organizer of this prestigious event.
Madonnari art had its origin in Italy of XVI century. Nomadic artists were brought to the big cities and commissioned to paint inside the great cathedrals. Once their employment was done, they started to re-create the images on the stone floors of the cities. The word 'Madonnari' comes from the fact that most of the images were Madonnas.
From November 20th to the 22th at Plaza de Armas (Vallarta's Town Square), you won't want to miss the Madonnari Chalk Festival Puerto Vallarta 2015, where amazing artists will reunite to participate with ephemeral paintings on pavement, using chalk and pastels.
Wake Up Radio Show in English - Saturday
If you missed the first Saturday morning Wake Up Show hosted by Michael Nolen broadcast from the University of Guadalajara at Puerto Vallarta, set your radio dial to 104.3 fm every Saturday morning from 9:00 until 10:00 am.
The hour includes local news; weather and information about ongoing events in and around Banderas Bay; plus, weekly interviews with experts that will make being here in Vallarta-Nayarit much better for you. With topics ranging from visas to prescription drugs, tune in every Saturday to keep informed.
The main purpose of the new radio broadcast is to discuss all topics related to living as an expat in the Banderas Bay area.
Riviera Nayarit Half Marathon and 10K - Saturday
On November 21, the Half Marathon and 10K is of the key events in the Destination as it promotes sports, tourism and a focus on family. Nuevo Vallarta will host the event and it’s expected to be even bigger this year, as has been the case every year since it began. Do you want to go for a run in Mexico’s hottest beach destination?
Amazing Grace Church Service in English - Sunday
This is Pastor Stanley Woodward writing to you from Amazing Grace Christian Church (AGCC) in Nuevo Vallarta, Nayarit, Mexico.
I am excited to inform you that AGCC is starting its third year of operation, and we continue to have our Christian church service in English every Sunday at 10:30 am.
Farmers Markets in Vallarta-Nayarit - To see the markets that have opened for the season, go to Events Calendar.
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 categories.
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If you would like to donate directly to the non-profits in Puerto Vallarta and Riviera Nayarit, here are some suggestions you may want to consider to help our local communities in this time of greatest need.