January

JANUARY 2019

January Saturdays 5, 12, 19, 26
Vallarta Cup Race Series
About 20 sailboats will participate in this series of races, which not only serve as competition but also inspire moments of camaraderie among the assistants thanks to the traditional Saturday theme parties held after every race at the Vallarta Yacht Club in Nuevo Vallarta. Entry Fee: $800 MXP or $200 MXP per race
📍 Nuevo Vallarta Vallarta – Vallarta Yacht Club
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January 12 – 13
Nuevo Vallarta Car Show
If you love cars, you can’t miss the Nuevo Vallarta Car Show taking place in the Riviera Nayarit, an event organized by the Wolfs Bugs Nuevo Vallarta club where over 300 exhibition-ready cars and motorcycles will be on display.
Entry Fee: $200 MXP per vehicle | The general public can access the event with a cause for $20 MXP
📍 Nuevo Vallarta – FIBBA Parking Lot
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January 16 – 24
Our Lady of Peace Patron Saint Festivities
In order to celebrate their patron saint, local citizens head out on a maritime pilgrimage on their gaily-festooned boats from La Cruz de Huanacaxtle to Bucerías. This is one of the most deeply rooted traditions of this coastal village in the Riviera Nayarit. There is a full program for the week, including religious services as well as sports, artistic, and cultural activities.
📍 Bucerías
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January 27 – 28
Guayabitos Cup National Beach Volleyball Competition 2019
Rincón de Guayabitos continues to position itself as one of the top beach destinations for this sport. The competition is part of the youth category circuit headed to the National Olympics; it’s organized by the Compostela Municipal Hotel Association and is endorsed by both the Nayarit Volleyball Association and the Mexican Volleyball Association. Access is free for the general public.
📍 Rincón de Guayabitos
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January 27 – February 3
San Blas International Migratory Bird Festival
San Blas is undoubtedly one of the top migratory and endemic bird watching areas on the continent. Several artistic and cultural activities revolving around the birds will be held during the festival, as well as tours along the traditional bird watching routes.
📍 San Blas
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30 January – 3 February
Festival Sayulita
The Festival is ready to party with the tagline “Movies, Music, Drink and Life.” And there will be plenty of that for visitors: movies and short-length films projected on huge screens on the beach, food and drink, physical activities and a fantastic concert headlined by a surprising band.
📍 Sayulita
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February

FEBRUARY 2019

January 27 – February 3
San Blas International Migratory Bird Festival
San Blas is undoubtedly one of the top migratory and endemic bird watching areas on the continent. Several artistic and cultural activities revolving around the birds will be held during the festival, as well as tours along the traditional bird watching routes.
📍 San Blas
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30 January – 3 February
Festival Sayulita
The Festival is ready to party with the tagline “Movies, Music, Drink and Life.” And there will be plenty of that for visitors: movies and short-length films projected on huge screens on the beach, food and drink, physical activities and a fantastic concert headlined by a surprising band.
📍 Sayulita
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February 2, 9, 16 y 23
Guayabitos Festival
This festival has been celebrated every Saturday of the month for the past 11 years, offering a varied mix of performing arts on the main plaza.
📍 Rincón de Guayabitos
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February 3
San Blas Patron Saint Festival
This Catholic celebration includes pilgrimages, dances and fireworks. The most special pilgrimage happens aboard skiffs towards the white stone, in order to be blessed and ask for a good fishing season.
📍 San Blas
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February 10 – 12
Mita Tech Talks
Punta Mita welcomes experts in the latest technologies, gadgets, launchings, innovations and trends in order to address the demands of a new century and its invitation to modernize.
📍 Punta Mita
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February 11 – 12
Gala Vallarta – Nayarit
Gala Vallarta is an event that allows international and national wholesalers and operators to meet with hoteliers from Puerto Vallarta and the Riviera Nayarit in order to take part in pre-established business appointments.
📍 Puerto Vallarta y Riviera Nayarit


February 22 – 24
San Pancho Music Festival
Prepare for three days of great music with local, national and international artists at the Cultural Capital of the Riviera Nayarit. The Plaza del Sol will once again host these top-level shows.
📍 San Francisco
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February 23
Matanchén Bay Open Water Swim
New challenge, new location. This second edition of this open water tournament in the waves of San Blas is open to all the country’s swimmers for 1k, 3k, and 6k competitions.
📍 San Blas, Bahía de Matanchén
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February 27 – March 03
Bahía Riviera Nayarit Cup
Children, teens and their families will enjoy this tournament featuring Mexico’s most beloved sport: soccer. There are cash prizes as well as visors with professional team logos.
📍 Riviera Nayarit
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To be defined
Flamingos Canamex Cup
North America is looking for the best golf team in the area, a title that’s being disputed between Mexico, the United States and Canada at the Flamingos Golf Course, the oldest in the region.
📍 Flamingos
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To be defined
Taste of Lo de Marcos
Taste of Lo de Marcos
Attendees will enjoy the best of the town’s gastronomy as well as help fund resources for Amigos de Lo de Marcos and the local Citizens’ Action Committee to help promote culture..
📍 Lo de Marcos
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March

MARCH 2019

February 27 – March 03
Bahía Riviera Nayarit Cup
Children, teens and their families will enjoy this tournament featuring Mexico’s most beloved sport: soccer. There are cash prizes as well as visors with professional team logos.
📍 Riviera Nayarit
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March 2
“Econexión” Environmental Fair
Come and participate in environmental games built with recycled materials, there will be a parade from Entreamigos to Plaza del Sol where there will be games, live workshops, local products, food and drink. In addition, we will have as a special guest: Pata de Perro clown´s show. Fun and learning combined to raise awareness about caring for the environment and a better quality of life for all.
📍 San Pancho – Main Plaza
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March 03 – 10
Swingbreak Festival
Swing dance teachers and professional international musicians will be on-hand to share their knowledge, their joy and more during this week, which will be filled with dancing and music.
📍 San Francisco
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March 05 – 09
Banderas Bay International Regatta
Over 25 boats and more than 200 participants from Mexico, the United States and Canada will be competing for the trophy in this friendly competition, considered to be the coolest in the world.
📍 Nuevo Vallarta
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March 11 – 16
Puerto de Chacala Music Festival
With something for everyone, this artistic and cultural event is a four-day celebration for locals and visitors alike to enjoy music, good food, a fun atmosphere and plenty of beach time.
📍 Chacala
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March 15 – 17
National Cheerleader Competition
The 2019 National APEN All Star Mexico Competition is back for its seventh year in the Riviera Nayarit. Approximately 20 teams from different states around the nation will show off their talent in categories including Choreography or Dance and Acrobatics.
📍 Nuevo Vallarta
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March 20 – 23
The San Pancho Children’s Circus
Talented children and teens from the Riviera Nayarit will engage in circus acts of the highest caliber in the town of San Pancho under the watchful direction of Gilles Ste-Croix, co-founder of the Cirque du Soleil.
📍 San Pancho
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To be defined
Chacala Surf Fishing Tournament
The Riviera Nayarit is a privileged location for sport fishing and events like this are proof positive; the tournament seeks to boost eco-conscious surf fishing.
📍 Chacala
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Wesmex International Small Boat Regatta
The Vallarta Yacht Club in Nuevo Vallarta is happy to welcome this regatta once again; it’s considered one of the top five regattas in the Mexican Circuit by the associations in the Optimist, Laser, Windsurf and 420 classes.
📍 Nuevo Vallarta
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To be defined
“Run On Wings” 5K Fun Run
Participants can walk, run or ride their bikes; there will also be a fair complete with carnival games and raffles; the money raised will go to the Punta de Mita Sports Community Center.
📍 Punta Mita
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To be defined
Batizado Capoeira Art Festival
The history of this martial art of Brazilian origin continues in San Pancho. World-class masters will be on-hand to share their knowledge in classes, workshops, conferences and the grand graduation ceremony.
📍 San Pancho
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April

APRIL 2019

April 6
Riviera Nayarit Open Water Swimming Tournament
One of the most intense competitions in the Destination takes place in La Cruz de Huanacaxtle. It’s quite the show to see the swimmers break the line and race to be the first to reach the finish..
📍 La Cruz de Huanacaxtle
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April 14 – 20
Holy & Easter Week
There’s no excuse for staying home this Easter Week! The Riviera Nayarit wants your vacation stay to be unforgettable.
📍 Riviera Nayarit


April 25 – 27
Cuisine of the Sun
At Villa La Estancia Flamingos, the star-studded event curated for the third 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 and much more.
📍 Villa La Estancia Resort – Flamingos
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April 26 – 27
RHA Festival
Lovers of electronic music—particularly the house style—will surely enjoy this festival in La Cruz de Huanacaxtle, which presents a stellar lineup with over a dozen additional Djs.
Location: La Cruz de Huanacaxtle
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April 28
Oyster Festival
One of Bucerías’ most iconic events is the yearly Oyster Festival, which celebrates local divers with a popular feast that showcases the sense of community shared by the locals. They elect a festival queen, search for the largest oyster and offer visitors a delicious selection of dishes.
📍 Bucerías


April 28
Children’s Fishing Tournament
Once again the Riviera Nayarit CVB celebrates children with a recreational sports event, where they can learn fishing techniques in a family environment at the Marina Riviera Nayarit in La Cruz de Huanacaxtle.
📍 Marina Riviera Nayarit @t la Cruz de Hunacaxtle



To be defined
2019 Jaguar Polo Cup
Polo tournament including a movie night, culinary tastings, live music, children’s activities and, for those who want to try the “sport of kings,” there will be clinics and classes.
📍 San Francisco – Campo de Polo La Patrona
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To be defined
20° Guayafest 2019
About 300 of these German-designed cars will converge on the streets of Guayabitos during this family-oriented event, among them Bugs, combis and other retro styles.
📍 Rincón de Guayabitos
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