JANUARY 2015

3, 10, 17, 24, 31
Art Festival
Every Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., on the boardwalk in Nuevo Vallarta Marina, in front of the Estudio Café
Location: Nuevo Vallarta
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3, 10, 17, 24, 31
Vallarta Cup Race Series
Race by day, party by night, every Saturday in January.
Location: Nuevo Vallarta
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14 - 18
Sayulita Festival
Festival Sayulita 2015 is calling you to our paradise once again! The second annual Festival Sayulita is a unique gathering for all lovers of Mexico, Film, Spirits, Food, Music and Surf to be held January 14th - 18th, 2015. The idyllic coastal town of Sayulita provides a scenic, bohemian background perfect for this international festival. Our first year was an incredible event, and we're looking forward to an amazing year two.
Location: Sayulita
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16-24
Fiestas Patronales de Ntra. Señora de la Paz
Weeklong Religious Festivities in honor of the Saint "Lady of la Paz"
Location: Bucerias

24
A Taste of La Cruz
The event offers a rare opportunity to see the people, commerce and culture of this unique corner of the Bay
Location: Marina Riviera Nayarit @ La Cruz de Huanacaxtle
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25 January - 1 February
International Migratory Bird Festival
Tenth anual Bird watching Festival with conferences and workshops.
Location: San Blas
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FEBRUARY 2015

25 January - 1 February
10th International Migratory Bird Festival 
cultural festival with workshops, lectures and courses on the care and bird watching, where hundreds of birdwatchers gather in one of the most important in Latin America for watching migratory birds.
Location: San Blas
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3
Celebrations of San Blas
Pilgrimage by boat on the estuary, with dances and fireworks
Location: San Blas
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7
Flamingos Golf Course Nightly Tournament 
Location: Flamingos Golf Course

7, 14, 21, 28
Art Festival
Every Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., on the boardwalk in Nuevo Vallarta Marina, in front of the Estudio Café
Location: Nuevo Vallarta
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13 - 22
Pachanga Beach Boogie
Location: Nuevo Vallarta
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17
San Blas Carnival
Pilgrimage by boat on the estuary, with dances and fireworks
Location: San Blas
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20
Children's Art Festival
Organized by the Foundation "Entre Amigos", besides promoting creativity and talent, it attracting artists from other regions, states and countries, a weekend full of color.
Location: San Francisco Nayarit
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27 February - 1 March
San Pancho Music Festival
15th Music Festival in San Pancho.
Location: San Pacho, Nayarit
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MARCH 2015

7, 14, 21, 28
Art Festival
Every Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., on the boardwalk in Nuevo Vallarta Marina, in front of the Estudio Café
Location: Nuevo Vallarta
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3 - 7 
22nd Banderas Bay International Regatta
Annual fun regatta for cruises. Great prizes for the best competitors.
Location: Nuevo Vallarta - Vallarta Yacht Club
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11 - 16
Riviera Nayarit Bay Cup
Football Cup.
Location: Riviera Nayarit
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12 - 15
Chacala Village Music Festival
A four day & night celebration of music, a festival, there will be singing-along & dancing-in-the-streets, foods & spirits for every taste.
Location: Chacala Beach
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13 - 16
IV Beach Polo World Cup 
The International Beach Polo Cup is recognized as the largest in the country.
Location: Nuevo Vallarta 
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14
Canamex Tournament
3rd International Cup CAN-AM-MEX. Three nations, 96 players, 2 different formats, one cup. The reputation for being the best nation in the bay is at stake. Do not miss it. Unique in the area.
Location: Nuevo Vallarta

19 - 21
Circo de los Niños
Organized by the Foundation "Entre Amigos", Circo de los Ninos is back! Be part of the magic while you watch 65 children from San Pancho. 
Location: San Francisco, Nayarit.
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21 - 22
7th Seashore Fishing Tournament
Location: San Francisco, Nayarit.
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20 - 22 
Mexico SUP tour by Punta Sayulita
Stand up paddle Mexico. Categories: Elite / Technic / Amateur / Fun Race / Children Special. 
Location: Sayulita, Nayarit
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21
8th Annual Golf Tournament & Cocktail
Traditional golf tournament and dinner with the purpose of celebrating the community, opening the doors for solidarity to flow among all the members of our region, and to get us to learn a little bit more about each one of the agents of change in our community. 
Location: Punta Mita Golf Club
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27 - 29
4th Capoeira Art Festival "Batizado"
Classes, Workshops, Conferences and Campaigns.
Location: San Francisco, Nayarit

28
Open Martial Arts "Titanes del Pacífico"
Championship Qualifying for WAKO Mexico
Location: Nuevo Vallarta, Nayarit

29 March - 6 April 
Easter Week 
Domestic tourism enjoying activities in restaurants and hotels.
Location: Riviera Nayarit

 

 

 

 

 

 

APRIL 2015

29 March - 6 April 
Easter Week 
Domestic tourism enjoying activities in restaurants and hotels.
Location: Riviera Nayarit

3 - 4
Live Judea 
Dramatic representation of the passion and death of Christ. The representation of the Passion of Christ is one of the reasons why it is a favorite by visitors of the town of Jala.
Location: Jala

3 - 4
Electric Beach Festival 
Electronic music festival, two days full of electronic music, from 10 am to 8 pm. Hard Rock Hotel events garden. Avenida paseo de los cocoteros #19, Nuevo Vallarta, Riviera Nayarit.
Location: Nuevo Vallarta

12 
Oyster Festival
A traditional celebration, do not miss the delights of the sea and the spectacle of small boats sailing the nightly sea.
Location: Bucerias

17 - 19 
Guayafest 
Musical and Entertainment Festival. Exhibition of Volkswagen exclusive cars. 
Location: Rincon de Guayabitos
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23 - 26
Salsa & Mambo Festival
Salsa and Mambo competetions that brings together the most important international dancers of their kind, with participants from different parts of the world.
Location: Nuevo Vallarta 
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25
Open Water Swimming Tournament 
The best national sportsmen and women; children, master and special categories. 
Location: Marina Riviera Nayarit @ La Cruz de Huancaxtle
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26
Gran Fondo Riviera Nayarit
150 km Gran Fondo and a 75 km Medio Fondo right here in the Bahia de Banderas. The route currently has us starting in Nuevo Vallarta, climbing and descending to Sayulita, rolling and climbing long the coast to Punta Mita and La Cruz and then finishing with an incredible ride in the countryside to Fortuna de Vallejo before ending back in Bucerias.
Location: RivieraNayarit
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26
Kids Fishing Tournament
Kids Fishing Tournament.
Location: Nuevo Vallarta Marina

April 30 - May 03
Punta Mita Gourmet & Golf Classic 2015
Features gourmet meals and cooking courses taught by distinguished chefs, and "The Punta Mita Cup", a two-day golf tournament on Jack Nicklaus' two signature courses Bahia and Pacifico.
Location: Punta Mita
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MAY 2015

April 30 - May 03
Punta Mita Gourmet & Golf Classic 2015
Features gourmet meals and cooking courses taught by distinguished chefs, and "The Punta Mita Cup", a two-day golf tournament on Jack Nicklaus' two signature courses Bahia and Pacifico.
Location: Punta Mita
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3
Santa Cruz Patron Saint Festival
Live Music and free snacks in the Plaza to celebrate the end of the May Festival, Charro Horse dance, Maceualoyan Ballet Folklorico Group of La Cruz and the Taiyari Ballet Folklorico Group of Mezcales. Fireworks and fair.
La Cruz de Huanacaxtle

10 - 17
SUP and Paddleboard Championship
Stand up paddleboard & Paddleboard Competition. International Professional Competition.
Sayulita 

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15 - 31
Restaurant Week 
From New York to London, dining events in which participating restaurants offer a special, fixed price menu during a week or two, have become strong magnets for people wishing to visit such cities. Known in most places as Restaurant Week, these type of events encourage visitors and locals to experience restaurants' exquisite offerings at reduced prices
Location: Banderas Bay
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22 - 24
Riviera Nayarit Wind Festival
National contest of Kite surfing at Main Beach of Bucerias south, where over 180 domestic competitors come together for a weekend, competing in freestyle and categories.
Location: Bucerias 
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30
Riviera Nayarit Mountain Bike 
Mountain Bike Race.
Location: Rancho Montalbeña. Litibú / Higuera Blanca, Nayarit

JUNE 2015

1
Day of the Marina
Impressive military ceremony with parades on land and by sea.
Location: San Blas

27 - 28
Riviera Fest
Volkswagen Exhibition where more than 150 classic and new VW cars worthy to present at the exhibition.
Location: La Cruz de Huanacaxtle
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29
Mexcaltitan Island's Patron Saint Festivities 
San Pedro and San Pablo will engage in a battle, and the winner will be that who is known as the cornerstone of the
Catholic Church.
Mexcaltitan
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International Sport Fishing Tournament of San Blas
Several days fishing, trying to generate awareness and promote maritime tourism 
For more information contact: Francisco Buhaya: clubdepescatepic@hotmail.com. Tel: 311 160 0675
Location: San Blas
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Texas Week
Location: Nuevo Vallarta

JULY 2015

9 - 12
Punta Mita Beach Festival
Music and Gourmet Festival at the beach.
Location: Punta Mita
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23 - 25
8th Edition of Banderas Bay Fishing Tournament
Fishing tournament organized by the local fishing club that aspires to chowcase Riviera Nayarit as an international destination for sport fishing.
Location: Nuevo Vallarta
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AUGUST 2015

6 - 15 
Corn Festival
Popular fair which is celebrated with regional exhibitions including rodeos and fireworks. It was during this fair that the largest corncob ever recorded was awarded tand is in the guiness world book od records.
Location: Jala

SEPTEMBER 2015

15 - 16
Independence Celebrations
Night festival, the traditional "Grito", & fairground rides.
Location: Riviera Nayarit. From 6:00 a 9:00 pm at Marina Nuevo Vallarta (Sept 15)

September 26 - October 4
San Francisco Patron Saint Festival
Fair attractions, dance & night festivals with a special touch.
Location: San Pancho

Flamingos Athletic Career
Running Competition
Location: Flamingos

OCTOBER 2015

7 - 10
Vallarta-Nayarit Gastronomy Event
Nayarit Vallarta Gourmet is a gourmet weekend in which professionals and food lovers gather to enjoy multiple events. 
Location: Nuevo Vallarta 
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31
Day of Cristo Rey 
Pilgramage to the hill of Cristo Rey with traditional dances and floats. 
Location: Ixtlán del Río

4th La Cruz Deep Sea Fishing Tournament
Mega Fishing Tournament whereby the record to beat is a 717 pound marlin which won in its first edition.
Location: Marina Riviera Nayarit @ La Cruz de Huanacaxtle
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Rincon de Guayabitos Bike Fest
Second mountain, road, urban and BMX bike riders meeting. The idea is to promote the use of bicycles as sustainable transportation.
Location: Rincón de Guayabitos
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NOVEMBER 2015

2
Day of the Dead
Even though it isn't one of the most traditional celebrations in this region, cemeteries in every community brim with color bestowed by the floral arrangements to remember those who have passed away.
Location: Riviera Nayarit

8 - 10
Mita Tech Talks
Technology and Startups Conferences. 
Location: Punta Mita
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16 - 22
XXI International Gourmet Festival
An event where over 15 Riviera Nayarit restaurants feature guest chefs who present exclusive menus, chef’s tables, and a complete celebration for the palate.
Location: Riviera Nayarit
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21
Riviera Nayarit Half Marathon
Deemed as the most beautiful marathon circuit in Mexico, the fifth edition of this athletic competition promises a thrilling experience.
Location: Main Nuevo Vallarta, Flamingos and El Tigre Golf Course main streets
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26 - 29
Motomanía San Blas
Motorcycle enthusiasts meeting, touristic tours, concerts and inter-club competitions. Riviera Nayarit will receive 1000 motorcyclists.
Location: San Blas
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DECEMBER 2015

1 – 12
Patron saint’s festivities of Our Lady of Guadalupe
The church in Sayulita is dedicated to the Our Lady of Guadalupe (the Virgen Morena). Pilgrimages and an enormous devotion are part of the celebration, just like it happens in other parts of the country.
Location: Sayulita
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5
Chili Cook Off & Taste of Nuevo Vallarta  
This exciting event will include the competitive sampling of outstanding chili as prepared by individuals or teams, as well as professional chefs from local restaurants.
Location: Nuevo Vallarta
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11
Anniversary of Bahia de Banderas
Every year, the original municipality of Riviera Nayarit celebrates its establishment with a large celebration. Shows, civic activities and competitions make the region brim with color.
Location: Valle de Banderas
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20 - 28
Sinergiarte Festival 
Colectivo San Pancho presents contemporary art shows and exhibitions.
Location: San Pancho
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Baja Ha Ha / Sailor Splash
Location: Marina Riviera Nayarit
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