January 2018

JANUARY 2018

Saturday 6, 13, 20, 27
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.
Location: Nuevo Vallarta
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13 – 14
Nuevo Vallarta Car Show
The Nuevo Vallarta Car Show will host a new car and bike exhibit, which is a multi-brand event of its kind in the region.
Location: Nuevo Vallarta
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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.
Location: Bucerías
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27 – 28
Torneo Nacional de Voleibol de Playa Copa Guayabitos
There are $20 thousand pesos in prizes for the freestyle category for both men and women; the categories Sub-15 and Sub-17 will participate as guests.
Location: Rincón de Guayabitos
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January 28 – February 4
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 observation routes.
Location: San Blas
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January 31 – February 04
Festival Sayulita
Now in its fifth year, 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 Dirty Heads and Nortec Collective.
Location: Sayulita
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February 2018

FEBRUARY 2018

January 28 – February 4
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 observation routes.
Location: San Blas
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January 31 – February 04
Festival Sayulita
Now in its fifth year, 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 Dirty Heads and Nortec Collective.
Location: Sayulita
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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.
Location: San Blas
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3, 10, 17 y 24
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.
Location: Rincón de Guayabitos
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10
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.
Location: San Blas, Bahía de Matanchén
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11 – 13
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.
Location: Punta Mita
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12 – 13
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.
Location: Puerto Vallarta y Riviera Nayarit


17
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.
Location: Flamingos
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23 – 25
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.
Location: San Francisco
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February 25 – March 04
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.
Location: San Francisco
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February 28 – March 04
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.
Location: Riviera Nayarit
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To Be Confirmed
Pascuaritos 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.
Location: Pascuaritos Beach


To Be Confirmed
Community “EntreAmigos” Festival
San Pancho is art, family togetherness, love and happiness and it’s all expressed during this festival that’s also been going on for more than 10 years. The themed parade is an invitation for all to gather at the Plaza del Sol, where they can enjoy high-quality shows.
Location: San Francisco


March 2018

MARCH 2018

February 25 – March 04
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.
Location: San Francisco
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February 28 – March 04
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.
Location: Riviera Nayarit
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2 – 4
Westmex 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.
Location: Nuevo Vallarta
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3 – 4
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.
Location: Chacala
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9 – 11
National Cheerleader Competition
The 2018 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.
Location: Nuevo Vallarta
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15 – 19
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.
Location: Chacala
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20 – 24
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.
Location: Nuevo Vallarta
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21 – 25
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.
Location: San Pancho
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22 – 25
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.
Location: San Pancho
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25 – 31
Holy & Easter Week
There’s no excuse for staying home this Easter Week! The Riviera Nayarit wants your vacation stay to be unforgettable.
Location: Riviera Nayarit
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To Be Confirmed
SUP State Competition
For the second time San Pancho will host the SUP state competition to select athletes from Nayarit, which historically make up the base of the national team in this particular sport.
Location: To Be Confirmed
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To Be Confirmed
19° Guayafest 2018

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.
Location: Rincón de Guayabitos
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To Be Confirmed
BikeFest 4
This festival includes route rides, mountain biking, urban riding and BMX along different circuits extending from Tepic to Rincón de Guayabitos, including the Cerro de la Cruz and the Sierra de Vallejo.
Location: Los Ayala, La Peñita de Jaltemba and Rincón de Guayabitos
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To Be Confirmed
III Roxy Fitness
Running + SUP + Yoga! This is the most awaited event by active ladies who like to take care of their health and body. The objective is to gather over 1,000 participants in Nuevo Vallarta.
Location: To be confirmed
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To Be Confirmed
“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.
Location: Punta Mita
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To Be Confirmed
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.
Location: Lo de Marcos
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