Festivities to celebrate Mexico prevail this month, with sporting events not far behind. So while celebrating Mexico’s culture and history, don’t miss out on the adrenaline rush of the upcoming tournaments.
Pee Wee Surfing League of San Pancho
Date: September 9 and 30, 2017
Once again, San Pancho hosts this roaming surfing tour through the coastal towns of Nayarit, where young Mexican surfers between the ages of 4 and 12 practice to become the new talent in this extreme sport.
The league is supported by local surf clubs and the Riviera Nayarit Conventions and Visitors Bureau. Presented by Ramos Shapes, Sunset Bungalows, and Los Rudos SurfShop, under the competition formats established by the World Championship Tour Top 33 of the World Surf League (WSL), the ISA (International Surfing Association) and the Nayarit State Surfing Association (ASENAY).
Chocolate Festival by Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit
Date: September 11 to 14, 2017
The All Inclusive Luxury Resort invites guests and the public to discover the exquisite aromas and flavors of the “food of the gods”. The event includes tastings, interactive workshops, exclusive menus, spa treatments, and much more, with leading experts José Ramón Castillo, Armando Muñoz Vasconcelos, Luz Angelica de la Mora, Sonia Espinola de la Llave and Olivia González de Alegría. For more information, please visit:
September 15 and 16, 2017
One of the many festivities displaying Mexican pride will be on September 22nd, but the celebration begins on the night of the 15th with a ceremony in the main square, where aside from the traditional “Grito de Independencia”, fireworks and parties will light up the night.
The festivities continue the following day with a military parade to commemorate the anniversary of Mexico’s Independence.
Mexican Beach Volleyball Open
Date: September 22 to 24, 2017
The beaches of Puerto Vallarta will host the best partners in the national male and female ranking. This edition will have the categories Sub 17, Free, Master, and Master Golden.
Approximately 100 teams are expected to be selected from the official AMVP ranking, or at the tournament, where they will qualify on Friday, September 22nd at the State Pension located on Blvd. Francisco Medina Ascencio next to the Sheraton Hotel.
Saint Francis Festivities
Date: September 26 to October 4, 2017
The Festivities of St. Francis of Assisi, also called the “Festivals of St. Pacho” are in honor of one of the most popular Christian and non-Christian saints. This fair offers dances and parties full of tradition, which are celebrated in the cultural capital of the Riviera Nayarit.
Fourth Flamingos Athletic 1.8 and 4.3-mile Race
Date: September 30, 2017
Under the motto “Running for our health” and for the fourth consecutive year, this recreational race’s aim is to encourage athleticism and fitness. The starting point will be the Samba Vallarta Hotel, located in Flamingos, Nuevo Vallarta.
Indulge yourself with the best flavors of Mexico, share the pride of Mexican culture, or run the race of your life. Don’t miss out on these special celebrations!