JANUARY 2017

7, 14, 21, 28
Vallarta Cup Race Series
Race by day, party by night, every Saturday in January.
Location: Nuevo Vallarta
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14 - 15
Nuevo Vallarta Car Show
Cars and motorcycles exhibit, 100% for families. Prices for the best cars and cycles, different categories. 
Location: Nuevo Vallarta
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15
Green Race
5k and 10k Race to support the Club de Leones - Riviera Nayarit ecologic campaign
Location: Nuevo Vallarta
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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

28 - 29
National Beach Volleyball Tournament Guayabitos Cup
National tournament National tournament where they compete for 30 million pesos in prizes, this is an official competition in order to enter the National Olimpics for junior categories. 
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January 29 - February 5
International Migratory Bird Festival
Tenth anual Bird watching Festival with conferences and workshops.
Location: San Blas
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FEBRUARY 2017

January 29 - February 5
International Migratory Bird Festival
Tenth anual Bird watching Festival with conferences and workshops.
Location: San Blas
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1 - 5
Sayulita Festival
Festival Sayulita 2017 is calling you to our paradise once again! The annual Festival Sayulita is a unique gathering for all lovers of Mexico, Film, Spirits, Food, Music and Surf. 
Location: Sayulita
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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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4, 11, 18, 25
Festival Guayabitos
Artistic and cultural festival in Guayabitos main plaza. Music, dance and party! 
Location: Rincón de Guayabitos
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4 - 5
Pascuaritos Seashore Fishing Tournament
Event celebrated for more than 9 times along the Riviera Nayarit, this is a familiar event for professional and amateur participants. 
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6
"EntreAmigos" Kids Art Festival
Parade and performances in the main Plaza.
Location: San Pancho, Nayarit
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12 - 14
Mita Tech Talks
Technology and Startups Conferences. 
Location: Punta Mita
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18
Canamex Tournament
5th International Cup CAN-AM-MEX. Three nations, 120 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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24 - 26
San Pancho Music Festival
15th Music Festival in San Pancho.
Location: San Pancho, Nayarit
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25
Matanchen Bay Open Water Competition
New challenge and new scenario. Competition in open water of 1, 3 and 6 KM.
Location: San Blas, Nayarit
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February 28 - March 4
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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MARCH 2017

February 28 - March 4
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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2 - 5
Riviera Nayarit Football Bahía Cup
Football cup, with different categories, schoolar and private groups, free categories. Prices for the first places. 
Location: Riviera Nayarit
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3 - 5
SUP State Tournament
2 Years in a row celebrated in San Pancho, this tournament is looking for new young talents of Nayarit to participate in a near future on the national and world SUP Championships
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5 - 12
Swingbreak Festival
Music festival, dance and kids activities around Swing.
Location: San Pancho
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8 - 11
AMCAOF 2017 National Congress
Celebrating its 40th anniversary, the Mexican Association of Communication, Audiology, Otoneurology and Phoniatrics will celebrate with a high quality scientific meeting.
Location: Nuevo Vallarta
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9 - 12
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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9 - 12
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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9 - 12
6th Capoeira Art Festival "Batizado"
Classes, Workshops, Conferences and Campaigns.
Location: San Francisco, Nayarit
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11 - 12
18° Guayafest 2016
Exhibition of exclusive Volkswagen vehicles, presenting old and modified vehicles, all surrounded by a familiar atmosphere and music for the visitors. The first day of the event come to enjoy the VW caravan along the main avenues of Rincón de Guayabitos. 
Location: Rincon de Guayabitos
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12 - 19
Regional Livestock Expo - Bahia de Banderas
A feast for the family, Cavalcade, Expo of Cattle, Jaripeo, Contest of Horses Dancers and more.
Location: San Jose del Valle

18
BikeFest 3
Bikefest is an event that seeks to create a cycling community.
Location: Los Ayalas, Peñita, Guayabitos.
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18 - 19
Roxy Fitness
Run + SUP + Yoga
Location: Nuevo Vallarta, Nayarit
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22 - 25
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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24 - 25
National Cheerleader Competition
Location: Nuevo Vallarta, Nayarit
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APRIL 2017

1
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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10 - 17
Holy and Easter Week 
Domestic tourism enjoying activities in restaurants and hotels.
Location: Riviera Nayarit

13 - 14
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

23
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

26 - 29
Cusine of The Sun
Its second annual International Culinary Festival, Cuisine of the Sun. The star-studded event, curated for the second time by Food Network celebrity chef and USFOODS culinary specialist, Penny Davidi, Brings together some of the biggest names in the food and wine industry. including elegant dinners, beachside BBQs, poolside degustations, a Chopped Challenge sponsored by SugarFoods, and much, much more. 
Sede: Flamingos 
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28 - 30
Bodyboard State Competition
Competition that brings together the local exponents of this type of surf, in the main beach of San Pancho, a modality that is a little more fun because of the maneuvers, it becomes a little extreme according to the conditions of the sea and It is the prone style that stands out in this competition.
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29
Kids Fishing Tournament
Kids Fishing Tournament.
Location: Nuevo Vallarta Marina

MAY 2017

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

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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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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Riviera Nayarit Mountain Bike 
Mountain Bike Race.
Location: Litibú / Higuera Blanca, Nayarit
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JUNE 2017

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

16 - 18
Moto Fiesta Guayabitos
Motorcycles exhibition, concerts, music and contests.
Location: Rincón de Guayabitos
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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.
Location: Mexcaltitan

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

JULY 2016

7 - 10
Punta Mita Beach Festival
Music and Gourmet Festival at the beach.
Location: Punta Mita
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14 - 16
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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23 - 24
IV Sea Turtle Festival 
Music, bird watching and competitions towards environmental protection.
Location: Platanitos

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

10 - 11
National Volleyball Tournament
Male and Female National Volleyball Tournament. 
Location: Rincón de Guayabitos
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15 - 16
Independence Celebrations
Night celebrations along the Riviera Nayarit towns 
Location: Riviera Nayarit

24
Flamingos Athletic Career
Running Competition
Location: Flamingos

September 28 - October 1
International Sport Fishing Tournament
One of the most important sport fishing tournaments in the Riviera Nayarit is held in La Cruz de Huanacaxtle. Dozens of boats will be seeking to break the records for Tuna, Marlin, Mahi Mahi and Sailfish and take home the top prizes.
Location: La Cruz de Huanacaxtle
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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

1
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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2
5th. Mountain Bike Race MTB Las Varas
Mountain Biking in the track of the Communards of Las Varas. Next to the Jamurca watering place. 
Location: Las Varas

13 -15
The Vidanta Celebrity Invitational Golf Tournament
Explore the beautiful, yet challenging layout of the all-new Norman signature golf course or the stunning Nicklaus desing golf course with a celebrity partner during this first annual event, held at vidanta Nuevo Vallarta.
Location: Nuevo Vallarta

16
3rd. Athletic Race 5 and 10 KM Guayabitos 2016
Run 5 or 10 kilometers in Rincón de Guayabitos, also there will be a 3 km Color race! On Av. Sol Nuevo. 7:00 a.m. 
Location: Rincón de Guayabitos

22
Maratón Acuático Alfredo Barba Hernandez
Swimming Competition, Different categories in Jaltemba Bay
Location: Rincón de Guayabitos

23 - 26
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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31
Day of Cristo Rey 
Pilgramage to the hill of Cristo Rey with traditional dances and floats. 
Location: Ixtlán del Río

October 31 - November 2
Day of the Dead Festival
There will be altars, pilgrimages, procession to the cemetery and more surprises.
Location: Sayulita

NOVEMBER 2016

October 31 - November 2
Day of the Dead Festival
There will be altars, pilgrimages, procession to the cemetery and more surprises.
Location: Sayulita

1 - 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

11 - 20
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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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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24 - 27
Expo Comercial y Cultural Pueblo Wixarica Nayarit 2016
Comercial and cultural exposition with Huichol culture products. 
Location: Sayulita.

24 - 27
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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** November 30 - December 2
Punta Mita Gourmet & Golf Classic 2017 
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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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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3
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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3 - 4
Gran Fondo 160K
An adventure that will always be remembered. Our Gran Fondo will take you from La Cruz de Huanacaxtle to Sayulita and back. Come see why Bucerias and the Riviera Nayarit region has been growing rapidly in popularity amongst Mexican, American and Canadian cyclists alike.
Location: Riviera Nayarit
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9
Baja Ha Ha / Sailor Splash
Location: Marina Riviera Nayarit
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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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16 - 19
Beach Polo World Cup 
The International Beach Polo Cup is recognized as the largest in the country.
Location: Nuevo Vallarta 
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17
Pee Wee League de Surf
Surfing League for kids, looking for the new surfing athletes. 
Location: Sayulita

28 - 30
Sinergiarte Festival 
Colectivo San Pancho presents contemporary art shows and exhibitions.
Location: San Pancho
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