February Festivities and Events in the Riviera Nayarit

Marc Murphy - Riviera Nayarit CVB
February 8, 2019


The second month of the year brings cultural festivals, gastronomy, technology, music, art, community development, and athletic competitions to the Riviera Nayarit, not to mention the many traditional festivities celebrated in the coastal villages.

A synergy was created between the Riviera Nayarit Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB), the Bahía de Banderas Hotel and Motel Association (AHMBB), and the different sectors of the destination’s tourist industry to support these events, which not only generate occupancy and revenue, but also promote sports and culture among the area youth and boost local talent.

The Riviera Nayarit’s attributes make it stand out from any other destination: it’s modern and exclusive, but still holds tight to its traditional Mexican routes and its 23 villages are the ideal hosts for activities such as these:

Rincón de Guayabitos Festival of Arts and Culture (February 9, 16, and 23)
This is the 14th edition of this popular festival held every Saturday in February at the main plaza in Rincón de Guayabitos. This year’s edition will include a varied offer of cultural and artistic expressions. The festivals begin at 7:45 pm. More information HERE.

Mita Tech Talks (February 10 – 12)
MITA TechTalks gather together the top influencers from Silicon Valley, Mexico, and Latin American in an ambiance known to inspire exceptional personal and business networking. There is new technology, gadgets, launches, innovation, and trends cropping up to address the demands of this century and its call to modernity. The event is organized by MITA Ventures. More details HERE.

Gala Vallarta – Nayarit (February 11-12)
Gala Puerto Vallarta-Riviera Nayarit is one of the most important tourism events in the Bahía de Banderas region with the participation of more than 500 domestic and international wholesale agents who come to reinforce confidence in these destinations, which are considered very welcoming, diverse, and safe for clients. The Puerto Vallarta Tourism Trust (Fidetur) and the Riviera Nayarit Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) join together to organize this event.  More info HERE.

7th International Flamingos CANAMMEX Cup (February 16)
The Flamigos Golf Club, the oldest in the region, will host the 7th International Flamingos CAN-AM-MEX Riviera Nayarit 2019, a golf classic in this destination, where teams from Canada, the United States, and Mexico seek to take home the crown as the best in North America. More information HERE.

Taste of Lo de Marcos (February 17)
This yearly fundraiser gains popularity every year. The 6th Taste of Lo de Marcos takes place next Sunday February 17, 2019, from 3:00 to 8:00 p.m. Attendees can taste the best of the town’s gastronomy and enjoy live music and handicraft vendors. More info HERE.

San Pancho Music Festival (February 22 – 24)
Over the years the San Pancho Music Festival has become a valuable cultural event that continuously attracts new tourists to the area and has a growing population of followers, significantly contributing to the designation of San Pancho as the Cultural Capital of the Riviera Nayarit. This year it celebrates its 19th anniversary with three days of quality music, local artists both domestic and international that offer nonstop entertainment. The event has been free since it began. More details HERE.

Bahía de Matanchén Open Water (February 23)
New challenge, new scenery. The third edition of this tournament in the waters off San Blas offers 1k, 3k, and 6k options for all the country’s swimmers. The event is open to adults and kids ages 8 and over. The tournament has been endorsed by the Nayarit Swimmers Association. Headquarters: Matbay restaurant in San Blas. Hours: 6:00 am. More details HERE.

V Bahía Riviera Nayarit Cup (February 27– March 03)
The V Bahía Riviera Nayarit Cup sports the slogan “Because soccer is everything,” and is open to sports entities, soccer academies, private colleges, leagues, and any organized team interested in participating in this event, organized by the Soccer Association. There are cash prizes and pro team caps. The competition will be held in Bahía de Banderas on Wednesday, February 27th through Sunday March 3rd. More information HERE.

The Riviera Nayarit Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) and the Bahía de Banderas Hotel and Motel Association (AHMBB) support destination events as they generate visitors and major exposure thanks to the media coverage they receive. This work is done with the support of the Government of the State of Nayarit via its Tourism Promotional Trust (Fiprotur).

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