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30 Sep 2019
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The Best Upcoming Events in Puerto Vallarta

Come to this vibrant coastal city on the Bay of Banderas on Mexico's Pacific Coast for a celebration of culture, cuisine, art, and history. Puerto Vallarta offers a host of local events and Mexican fiestas held throughout the year. From cultural holidays to art shows, regattas and food festivals, there's always something fun happening in Puerto Vallarta. Here are a few events not-to-be-missed while staying at Velas Vallarta.
Although summer is typically the low season in Puerto Vallarta, there are tons of summertime events happening in this seaside gem between June and September. Celebrate Navy Day (El Día de la Marina) on June 1st; commemorating men and women who have participated in naval service of past and present. Festivities begin in the early morning with a boat launch into Banderas Bay, followed by a flower wreath ceremony on the water. Enjoy all-day celebrations on the beaches and docks with dancing into the night.
If fishing is your passion, visit Puerto Vallarta in July for The Banderas Bay Fishing Tournament. This two-day fun-filled international marlin and tuna fishing competition is held annually at the Paradise Village Marina and is open to all. Watch and cheer on the local fishermen at this lively event that packs a crowd.
Come and celebrate Mexico's pride in Puerto Vallarta and enjoy the party on Mexican Independence Day each September 16th. Enjoy music, fireworks, food, and parades with non-stop mariachi and authentic Mexican cuisine. The country's biggest party goes well into the night and is followed by a massive military parade through town.
Explore the arts in Puerto Vallarta at ArtWalk Historic Center, a weekly self-guided tour of ten downtown galleries paired with cocktails and exhibitions. Art lovers can explore numerous artistic offerings every Wednesday night from 6-10 pm from October 30, 2019 - May 27, 2020.
For those looking for a delicious way to get to know the Mexican culture, the International Gourmet Festival is one of the most renowned and significant culinary events in Jalisco. Join the annual festivities held November 19 - 24, 2019, where celebrated chefs from Mexico and around the globe, come together to delight the taste buds of all guests. Enjoy cooking classes, demonstrations, wine, and tequila tasting, and samples of tantalizing menus.
Each March, Puerto Vallarta hosts the Banderas Bay International Regatta, held this year March 24 - 28, 2020 at the Puerto Vallarta Sailing Center. Contestants range from seasoned racers to cruising vessels just looking to enjoy the wonders of Banderas Bay.
Start planning your Mexico getaway at Velas Vallarta, your secret oasis seconds from the beach and minutes from Puerto Vallarta International Airport.
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