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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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

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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International Migratory Bird Festival
Tenth anual Bird watching Festival with conferences and workshops.
Location: San Blas
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FEBRUARY 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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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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Celebrations of San Blas
Pilgrimage by boat on the estuary, with dances and fireworks
Location: San Blas
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9th Cultural Arts Festival of Rincon de Guayabitos
Festival which brings in arts groups, ballet, orchestras, mariachis, among others in order to promote Mexican culture.
Location: Guayabitos
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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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Punta Sayulita Longboard & SUP Classic
Stand up paddleboard & Surf Competition. Open to all levels of surfers, amateurs and professionals from Mexico and the United States.
Location: Sayulita
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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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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 present ORALE! ... a production like never seen before in San Pancho.
Location: San Francisco Nayarit
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7th. 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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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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Chacala Village Music Festival
A seven 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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APRIL 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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Easter Week
Domestic tourism enjoying activities in restaurants and hotels.
Location: Riviera Nayarit

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
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MAY 2015

Beach Polo World Cup
International Cup Polo on the beach recognized as the largest in the country, which focuses on several of the major players worldwide.
Location: Nuevo Vallarta
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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

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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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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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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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

MotoFiesta Rincón de Guayabitos
More than 500 riders will enjoy a weekend full of concerts, contest, adrenaline and a lot of fun.
Location: Rincón de Guayabitos

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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
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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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JULY 2014

9 - 16
Optimist North American Championship (Regatta)
Expecting 180 competitors from different countries such as United States, Canada, Uruguay, Venezuela, Argentina, Switzerland, New Zealand, Singapore and many more countries.
Location: Vallarta Yacht club
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17-19
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 2014

6 to 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
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30-31
3rd Riviera Fest
Volkswagen Exhibition where more than 150 classic and new VW cars worthy to present at the exhibition.
Location: La Cruz de Huanacaxtle

SEPTEMBER 2014

15 and 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 to October 4
San Francisco Patron Saint Festival
Fair attractions, dance & night festivals with a special touch.
Location: San Pancho

OCTOBER 2014

15 - 19
3rd 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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17 - 19 
Rincon de Guayabitos Bike Fest
First 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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22 - 25
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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Day of Cristo Rey
Pilgramage to the hill of Cristo Rey with traditional dances and floats.
Location: Ixtlán del Río

NOVEMBER 2014

1
Golf Night Out - Day of the Dead
This undoubtedly exotic and quite spectacular tournament will take place for the second year in a row on November 1st at the El Nayar Golf Course at the Mayan Palace Hotel Complex. The format is practically identical to its first edition: a 9 Hole Scramble by four-player teams, no handicap. This is a party tournament 100%.
Location: Nuevo Vallarta
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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

13 - 23
XX International Gourmet Festival
A 10-day 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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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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27 - 30
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 2014

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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6
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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11-14
Classic Rock Festival Riviera Nayarit.
60,´s, 70´s, & 80´s music.
Location: Hard Rock Hotel, Nuevo Vallarta

12 - 14
Banderas Bay Blast Sailing Regatta
Fun 3 days of easy sailing in paradise, by Latitude 38.
Vallarta Yacht Club
Location: Nuevo Vallarta

19 Dec - 02 Jan
Recycling Christmas Tree Challenge
The length of LAZARO CARDENAS street, illuminated at night. Trees are made out of either recyclable plastic or non recyclable plastic (so much is not useable!) to raise awareness
Location: Bucerias

20 - 28
Sinergiarte Festival 
Colectivo San Pancho presents contemporary art shows and exhibitions.
Location: San Pancho
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