Join the exciting festivals and events in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, including the National Mexican Film Festival, Puerto Vallarta Mexican Fiestas, and International Gourmet Festival. From international fishing tournaments, golf and surfing tournaments to weekly happenings at art galleries, Puerto Vallarta events celebrate the spirit and culture of Mexico.
Traditional Mexican fiestas with food, music and dance are all around Puerto Vallarta, and the Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit hosts many colorful fiestas. Mexican holidays are a fun time to enjoy one of these spectacles. No matter when you visit Puerto Vallarta, local festivals and events are sure to enhance your vacation on Mexico's golden coast.
Puerto Vallarta Events at Grand Velas -
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Puerto Vallarta Events & Festivals
Vallarta Wine Fest -
Celebrating the wine and food culture of Puerto Vallarta, this festival features wine tasting and pairings and lectures about wine manufactured in Mexico and around the world by guest sommeliers and local hotels and restaurants. Offering a taste of culture beyond sun and beach, this Puerto Vallarta event and festival also includes poetry and photography contests, jazz and classical music, workshops, and a special art exhibition of paintings made with wine extracts. To learn more, visit www.vallartawinefest.com.
Festival Gourmet International Vallarta -
The annual Festival Gourmet International Vallarta presents culinary professionals from around the world, who create and demonstrate unique cuisines and diverse ingredients with local restaurants and chefs in Puerto Vallarta. The Festival Gourmet is a celebration of world cuisine.
Vallarta Film Festival -
An international event supported by the family of late director John Huston, this film festival continues its focus on environmental films with conferences, classes, gala events and film screenings.
Old Town Puerto Vallarta Art Walk -
The Old Town Art Walk is a popular annual event in Puerto Vallarta. From the end of October through the end of May, 17 Old Town art galleries offer free cocktail art expositions, every Wednesday night from 6-10 pm. The galleries are located in the historic center of Puerto Vallarta, within easy walking of the Main Plaza.
Surf Classic Event in Sayulita -
This exciting annual Puerto Vallarta surf event draws surfers and spectators from all over the world to Mexico's top surfing destination in Sayulita. To learn more visit www.sayulitalife.com
Half Marathon Nuevo Vallarta -
This Puerto Vallarta event happens on the main streets of Nuevo Vallarta every October. Open to 1,000 runners, prizes are awarded to the first 3 places in all categories and ranks. There will also be a carb load dinner the night before the race, hydration stations along the way and an official brunch to award winners. Official race results will be published the day after the race at www.asdeporte.com. To register for this marathon, visit www.mediomaratonnuevovallarta.com.
This World Cup Qualifier Annual Golf event brings golfers and enthusiasts form around the world to El Tigre Golf Course in Nuevo Vallarta. To learn more, visit www.tourdelasamericas.com
Copa Vallarta (Vallarta Cup) Golf Tournament -
This annual Puerto Vallarta golf event is held at El Tigre Golf Course and Vista Vallarta Golf Course with a purse of $200,000 pesos and prizes including Swing Vallarta. To learn more, visit www.vallartagolf.com
Sailfish & Marlin International Tournament -
This extraordinary annual Puerto Vallarta, Mexico event takes place on Banderas Bay with cash prizes for those reeling in the largest catch. To learn more, visit www.fishvallarta.com
Paradise Village Copa de Naciones and Senior Nacional Mexicano -
This double golf event sponsored by Paradise Village is held at their El Tigre Golf Course in Nuevo Vallarta. To learn more, visit www.eltigregolf.com.
Campeonato Mundial de Vela Clase J 24 -
Vallarta Yacht Club and the Mexican J/24 Class Association invites you and your crew to the J/24 World Championships. The waters of Banderas Bay are the venue for this exciting event in Puerto Vallarta. To learn more, visit www.j24mex.com
Festival Náutico Fishing Tournament -
This Puerto Vallarta festival is held on Banderas Bay and at ocean venues with prizes for the largest fish in each category followed by a festive fish fry. To learn more visit www.vallartayachtclub.com
Bucerias Artwalk -
Located on the North Shore of the Banderas Bay, the little village of Bucerias is home to one of the most unique art walks in Puerto Vallarta. Over 17 galleries participate at this bi-monthly event, where they "Bring Art to the Streets". Stroll under the palm trees, enjoy a traditional Mexican treats and a l sip of sangria while discovering the art and artists of Nayarit and Jalisco.