JANUARY 2016

2, 9, 16, 23, 30
Vallarta Cup Race Series
Race by day, party by night, every Saturday in January.
Location: Nuevo Vallarta
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16 - 17
Boom Beach Festival
Surf and SUP competitions, music and fun.
Location: Lo de Marcos

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 - 31
International Migratory Bird Festival
Tenth anual Bird watching Festival with conferences and workshops.
Location: San Blas
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27 - 31
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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28 - 31
Punta Mita Gourmet & Golf Classic  
Special guest Craig Stadler will join this memorable four-day experience built around food, wine, tequila and golf at the world-renowned Jack Nicklaus courses Bahia and Pacifico, as will chefs and vintners from Mexico and abroad.
Sede: Punta Mita
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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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FEBRUARY 2016

3
Celebrations of San Blas
Pilgrimage by boat on the estuary, with dances and fireworks
Location: San Blas
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6, 13, 20, 27 
Festival Guayabitos
Artistic and cultural festival in Guayabitos main plaza. Music, dance and party! 
Location: Rincón de Guayabitos

9
San Blas Carnival
Pilgrimage by boat on the estuary, with dances and fireworks
Location: San Blas
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12 - 13
10th Anniversary "EntreAmigos"
Parade and performances in the main Plaza.
Location: San Pancho, Nayarit

19 - 21
MEXILOG Fest
International longboard tournament with the best 40 international competitors.
Location: Sayulita

20
Canamex Tournament
4th 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
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25 - 28
Westmex International Small Boat Regatta
WesMex Regatta was selected as one of the five National Regattas in the Mexican Circuit by the Optimist, Laser, Windsurf and 420s Associations. This year, the WesMex will be part of the FMV Cup 2016 - Vallarta Nayarit
Location: Nuevo Vallarta
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26 - 28
San Pancho Music Festival
15th Music Festival in San Pancho.
Location: San Pancho, Nayarit
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February 28 - 29 / March 1
Mita Tech Talks
Technology and Startups Conferences. 
Location: Punta Mita
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Pachanga Beach Boogie
Location: Nuevo Vallarta
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MARCH 2016

9 - 12
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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10 - 13
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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16 - 19
Circo de los Niños
The Circo de los Niños is back! Be part of the magic! The kids from San Pancho will show what they have learned in the workshops taught by Cirque Du Soleil teachers.
Location: San Francisco, Nayarit.
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18 - 20
Open Martial Arts "Titanes del Pacífico"
Championship Qualifying for WAKO Mexico
Location: Nuevo Vallarta, Nayarit
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19 - 27
Easter Week 
Domestic tourism enjoying activities in restaurants and hotels.
Location: Riviera Nayarit

24 - 25
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

26
#RoxyFitness Riviera Nayarit
This innovative sporting event is not a competition-it's all for the fun of gathering 1,000 women who want to enjoy Run+SUP+Yoga in Mexico's top luxury destination.
Location: Nuevo Vallarta.
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POSTPONED
Hot Air Balloons Fair
Hot Air Balloons Fair, reserve your place and get surprised by Nuevo Vallarta sky.
Location: Nuevo Vallarta, Nayarit
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APRIL 2016

3
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

8 - 10
5th Capoeira Art Festival "Batizado"
Classes, Workshops, Conferences and Campaigns.
Location: San Francisco, Nayarit
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9 - 10
17° Guayafest 2016
Musical and Entertainment Festival. Exhibition of Volkswagen exclusive cars. 
Location: Rincon de Guayabitos
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9 - 10
Seashore Fishing Tournament
Seashore Fishing Tournament by Club Surf Fishing Tepic  
Location: Boca de Chila

12 - 20
Laser World Championships: Laser Radial Women´s World Championship 
The 2016 Laser World Championships will take place on the Pacific Coast of Mexico on the waters of the large Banderas Bay.
Location: Nuevo Vallarta 
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21 - 24
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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22 - 30
Laser World Championships: Laser Masters´ World Championships  Radial 
The 2016 Laser World Championships will take place on the Pacific Coast of Mexico on the waters of the large Banderas Bay. 
Location: Nuevo Vallarta 
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23
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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30
Kids Fishing Tournament
Kids Fishing Tournament.
Location: Nuevo Vallarta Marina

MAY 2016

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.
Location: La Cruz de Huanacaxtle

6 - 8
National Selective Stand up Paddle & Paddleboard 
In order to consolidate the national team of SUP, competitors over 8 states will come to participate. Those selected will represent Mexico in the ISA Games in Fiji in November this year.
Location: Sayulita
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10 - 18
Laser World Championships: Laser stándar Men´s World Championship 
The 2016 Laser World Championships will take place on the Pacific Coast of Mexico on the waters of the large Banderas Bay. 
Location: Nuevo Vallarta 
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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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20 - 22
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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20 - 28
Laser World Championships: Laser Masters´ World Championships Stándar 
The 2016 Laser World Championships will take place on the Pacific Coast of Mexico on the waters of the large Banderas Bay. 
Location: Nuevo Vallarta 
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28
Riviera Nayarit Mountain Bike 
Mountain Bike Race.
Location: Litibú / Higuera Blanca, Nayarit
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JUNE 2016

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

19
Riviera Fest
Volkswagen Exhibition where more than 150 classic and new VW cars worthy to present at the exhibition.
Location: La Cruz de Huanacaxtle

Moto Fiesta Guayabitos
Motorcycles exhibition, concerts, music and contests.
Location: Rincón de Guayabitos
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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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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

Texas Week
Texan Music Festival
Location: Nuevo Vallarta
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JULY 2016

Punta Mita Beach Festival
Music and Gourmet Festival at the beach.
Location: Punta Mita
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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 2016

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 2016

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)

Flamingos Athletic Career
Running Competition
Location: Flamingos

2nd Extreme Triathlon - Guayabitos 2016
Triathlon organized by Compostela Hotels and Motels Association.
Location: Rincon De Guayabitos
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September 26 - October 4
San Francisco Patron Saint Festival
Fair attractions, dance & night festivals with a special touch.
Location: San Pancho

OCTOBER 2016


Vallarta-Nayarit Gastronomy Event
Nayarit Vallarta Gourmet is a gourmet weekend in which professionals and food lovers gather to enjoy multiple events. 
Location: Riviera Nayarit - Puerto Vallarta
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3rd 5K and 10K Race Guayabitos 2016
5k and 10k race in Guayabitos, on Av. Sol Nuevo. 7:00 a.m. 
Location: Rincón de Guayabitos

31
Day of Cristo Rey 
Pilgramage to the hill of Cristo Rey with traditional dances and floats. 
Location: Ixtlán del Río

Triathlon Riviera Nayarit
National Serial Triathlon, first time to be celebrated in the Riviera Nayarit, organized by +Sport, leading triathlon routes in western Mexico company.
Location: Litibú
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NOVEMBER 2016

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: Sayulita

17 - 20
Beach Polo World Cup 
The International Beach Polo Cup is recognized as the largest in the country.
Location: Nuevo Vallarta 
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19
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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XXII 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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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 2016

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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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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Baja Ha Ha / Sailor Splash
Location: Marina Riviera Nayarit
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Sinergiarte Festival 
Colectivo San Pancho presents contemporary art shows and exhibitions.
Location: San Pancho
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