Riviera Nayarit Events Calendar - Pacific Coast Mexico


Vallarta Cup Race Series

January 15, 16, 22, 23

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.

📍 Nuevo Vallarta Vallarta – Vallarta Yacht Club
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Our Lady of Peace Patron Saint Festivities

January 16 – 24

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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San Blas International Migratory Bird Festival

January 17 – 24

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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San Blas Patron Saint Festival

February 3

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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Flamingos Canamex Cup

February 15

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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Wesmex International Small Boat Regatta

February 18 – 21

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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MARCH 2021

Tourist Route Puerto Vallarta Banderas Bay

March 27

Cycling route of 100 K, 75K and 20K, recreational route celebrated between the municipalities of Puerto Vallarta and Bahía de Banderas.

📍 Puerto Vallarta – Riviera Nayarit
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Holy & Easter Week

March 29 – April 09

There’s no excuse for staying home this Easter Week! The Riviera Nayarit wants your vacation stay to be unforgettable.

📍 Riviera Nayarit


APRIL 2021

Holy & Easter Week 

March 29 – April 09

There’s no excuse for staying home this Easter Week! The Riviera Nayarit wants your vacation stay to be unforgettable.

📍 Riviera Nayarit

LXX National Children’s – Youth Championship. XXIV International Edition

April 15 – 18

Championship to be held at the Vidanta development in Riviera Nayarit, organized by the Mexican Golf Federation.

📍 Nuevo Vallarta
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MAY 2021

Patron Saint Feast of the Holy Cross

May 3

This religious tradition welcomes all the people of the towns in the region of La Cruz de Huanacaxtle to enjoy a lovely festival in the village’s main plaza.

📍 La Cruz de Huanacaxtle

2nd Annual Tournament Vidanta 2021

May 07 – 08

Vidanta Golf Annual Tournament will offer medal play to 36 holes, individual in 6 categories: AA, A, B, C, Senior y Ladies. There will be prices to Hole in One, to O’yes and trophies to the 3 first places of each category.

📍 Nuevo Vallarta
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2021 Optimist North America Championship

May 29 – June 05

This is one of the most important world regattas for the Optimist Boat class and one of the seven continental championships approved by the International Optimist Dinghy Association (IODA); it also has the support of the Mexican Sailing Federation (FMV) and the World Sailing Federation.

📍 Nuevo Vallarta
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JUNE 2021

2021 Optimist North America Championship

May 29 – June 05

This is one of the most important world regattas for the Optimist Boat class and one of the seven continental championships approved by the International Optimist Dinghy Association (IODA); it also has the support of the Mexican Sailing Federation (FMV) and the World Sailing Federation.

📍 Nuevo Vallarta
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Navy Day

June 1

A grand military parade will take over the historic Puerto de San Blas, Rincón de Guayabitos and La Cruz de Huanacaxtle by land and by sea, in order to commemorate the armed forces that protect and serve the Mexican nation.

📍 Riviera Nayarit

Guayafest 2021

June 26 and 27

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

Mexcaltitán Battle of the Saints

June 29

This patron saint feast commemorating saints Peter and Paul includes one of the most iconic traditional ceremonies on the Isla de Mexcaltitán, the birthplace of Mexican heritage: a pilgrimage that emulates the Mexicas, or Aztecs, who left Aztlán to establish the great city of Tenochtitlán.

📍 Mexcaltitán


JULY 2021

Punta Mita Beach Festival 2021

July 03 – 04

Located within Mexico’s most exclusive beach community, Punta Mita . This summer event embodies everything that Punta Mita represents, enjoy an exciting weekend of fantastic beach activities and all the natural beauty and adventure that Riviera Nayarit has to offer. The Punta Mita Beach Festival is the ultimate beach weekend of the summer, with fun for the whole family.

📍  Punta de Mita

Motofiesta Guayabitos

July 16, 17 and 18

This event was born of the desire to give motorcycle enthusiasts a place where they can show off their spectacular machines to the general public and enjoy time together.

📍  Rincón de Guayabitos

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Riviera Nayarit Fashion Weekend

September 10 – 11

Fashion, beach, music, and the region’s trendiest offer will be on display for the Riviera Nayarit Fashion Weekend, taking place from September 10 -11 at one of most beatiful scenarios of the destination. National media is expected to attend, as well as influencers and celebrities.

📍 Riviera Nayarit

Independence Day Festivities

September 15 – 16

The celebration of the Independence Day Festivities is one of our most treasured traditions, and the Riviera Nayarit makes the Grito, or yell, a very special occasion. The festivities begin on the evening of the 15th with the Grito de Independencia, a ceremony that’s replicated in nearly every plaza in nearly every coastal town, along with fireworks and fairs. The celebration continues on the 16th with a military and sports parade to commemorate another year of Mexico’s Independence.

📍 Riviera Nayarit

Restaurant Week

September 15 – October 10

This restaurant festival takes place for two weeks in the Riviera Nayarit and Puerto Vallarta, where culinary outlets will offer three-course prix fixe menus.

It’s a fantastic opportunity to try out new eateries.

📍 Banderas Bay

San Francisco Patron Saint Feasts

Septiembre 26 – Octubre 04

Fairs, dances and jamborees with a special twist are a specialty of the Riviera Nayarit’s Cultural Capital. These festivities honor San Francisco, also known as San Pancho, and are a very Mexican tradition.

📍 San Francisco



Latinoamerican  PGA Tour

October 07 – 10

The PGA TOUR Latinoamérica’s Dev Series announced that its season-ending Dev Series Final will be played at El Tigre Golf Club de Golf in Mexico’s Riviera Nayarit. Featuring a projected field of 84 players, the 72-hole tournament will award at least 20 PGA TOUR Latinoamérica cards for the upcoming 2021-22 season.

📍 Nuevo Vallarta

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Vallarta – Nayarit Gastronómica

October 28 – 31

This is a gourmet weekend when professionals and lovers of gastronomy can come together to enjoy different events in Puerto Vallarta and the Riviera Nayarit. There will be workshops, pairings, tastings, dinners and special events for academia, culinary professionals and the most demanding foodies.

📍 Riviera Nayarit – Puerto Vallarta

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Christ the King Day

October 31

The festivities in honor of Christ the King are very special, particularly in the community of Ixtlán del Río, Nayarit. They’re celebrated on the last Sunday in October, though a novena is held beforehand with the participation of the surrounding neighborhoods, which compete to have the best pilgrimage and float. The celebration is open to the entire family where peace and harmony reign.

📍 Ixtlán del Río



Sayulita Day of the Dead Festival

November 01 – 02

Even though it’s not one of the most deeply rooted traditions in the region, the local cemeteries fill up with colorful flower arrangements in remembrance of the dearly departed. In Sayulita Pueblo Mágico there are altars, pilgrimages, mass, and a procession to the cemetery.

📍 Sayulita

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Bucerías Day of the Dead Festival

November 01 – 02

The celebration of the Day of the Dead in the Riviera Nayarit is gaining ground, attracting not just locals but also the ex-pat community. The colorful festival include cultural and artistic activities, as well as the traditional ones such as the altars to the dead, the catrina (skeleton) parades, and the visits to the cemetery.

📍 Bucerías

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International Gourmet Festival

November 12 – 20

This festival celebrates 25 years of positioning Puerto Vallarta, Riviera Nayarit and Tepic at the top of the international culinary world. It will include the participation of internationally renowned chefs in charge of bringing in new ideas to the table.

📍 Riviera Nayarit – Puerto Vallarta

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Punta Raza Shore Fishing Tournament

November 13 – 14

Fishing aficionados have a date at the Punta Raza Beach Club, the El Monteón access to the sea, so they can participate in this family tournament that includes the region’s professionals and amateurs

📍 Punta Raza

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Our Lady of Guadalupe Patron Saint Feast

December 1 – 12

From December 1-12, Sayulita and its environs will be immersed in the passion its citizens feel for the Virgin of Guadalupe. The patron saint feasts in this micro-destination of the Riviera Nayarit are very popular and begin with the novena—nine days of pilgrimage from the different neighborhoods and areas to the small sanctuary consecrated to the Virgen Morena (Dark-Skinned Virgin), located in the main plaza.

📍 Sayulita

Bahía de Banderas Anniversary

December 11

The municipality of Bahia de Banderas, the cradle of the Riviera Nayarit, is celebrating the 31st anniversary of its creation this year. The Nayarit State Congress approved the Decree on December 11, 1989, thus creating the county as jurisdiction 20 in the State of Nayarit. To celebrate the event there will be music shows, and civic and sporting events at the county seat, Valle de Banderas.

📍 Valle de Banderas

Punta Mita Gourmet & Golf Classic

December 3 – 5

The St. Regis Punta Mita Resort, Four Seasons Resort Punta Mita, Punta Mita Resorts and the Riviera Nayarit Convention and Visitors Bureau announced the Punta Mita Gourmet & Golf Classic, a tradition in Punta Mita, representing everything a lover of luxury could wish for: a long weekend filled with great golf; a fantastic culinary offering created by the most talented chefs, mixologists and sommeliers; incredible parties under the sun and stars; and, of course, excellent company.

📍 Punta Mita

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