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Festivals and Events

Enjoy exciting festivals, fiestas and international sporting competitions held year round in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, including the National Mexican Film Festival, International Gourmet Festival Vallarta, Puerto Vallarta Mexican Fiestas, Copa Vallarta (Vallarta Cup) Golf Tournament, Adidas Cup Golf Championship, Surf Classic in Sayulita and Sailfish & Marlin International Tournament, as well as happenings at art galleries. Cheer on international fishing, golf and surfing tournaments, or savor traditional food and music at Puerto Vallarta’s colorful Mexican fiestas. Celebrate Mexican holidays with local festivals and wonderful spectacles that enhance your vacation on Mexico’s golden coast. From wine festivals to sailing regattas, you’ll enjoy Mexico’s culture and carnival at these popular festivals and events:

  • Vallarta Yacht Club Opens for Season – The Vallarta Yacht Club opens on October 1 for a season packed with sailing and parties. www.vallartayachtclub.com
  • Tour de las Américas Copa de Naciones – October – This World Cup Qualifier Annual Golf event brings golfers and enthusiasts form around the world to El Tigre Golf Course in Nuevo Vallarta. www.tourdelasamericas.com
  • Festival Gourmet International Vallarta – November – 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. During 10 festive days, visiting and local chefs will tantalize your tastebuds. Entering its 14th year, the Festival Gourmet is a celebration of world cuisine. Visit www.festivalgourmet.com.
  • Copa Vallarta (Vallarta Cup) Golf Tournament – November – This annual program golf event is held at El Tigre Golf Course and Vista Vallarta Golf Course with a purse of $200,000 pesos and other prizes including Swing Vallarta. www.vallartagolf.com
  • Sailfish & Marlin International Tournament – November – This extraordinary annual event in its 51st year takes place in Banderas Bay with cash prizes for those catching the big ones. www.fishvallarta.com.
  • Adidas Cup Golf Championship – November – This golf competition takes place at the Vista Vallarta Golf Courses. www.vistavallartagolf.com
  • Paradise Village Copa de Naciones and Senior Nacional Mexicano – November – This double-focus golf event sponsored by Paradise Village is held at their El Tigre Golf Course in Nuevo Vallarta. www.eltigregolf.com
  • Vallarta Film Festival – December – An international event supported by the family of late director John Huston, this festival focuses on environmental films with conferences classes, gala events and film screenings. www.vallartafilmfestival.com
  • Surf Classic in Sayulita – December – This exciting annual surf event draws surfers and spectators from all over the world to Mexico’s major surfing destination in Sayulita. www.sayulitalife.com
  • Campeonato Mundial de Vela Clase J 24 – March – Vallarta Yacht Club invites you and your crew to the J/24 World Championships 2008 on the waters of Banderas Bay. www.j24mex.com
  • Festival Náutico Fishing Tournament – March – This festival is held in Banderas Bay and at ocean venues with prizes for the largest fish in each category followed by a festive fish fry. www.vallartayachtclub.com
  • Annual Vallarta Half Marathon – November – www.maratonvallarta.com
  • Puerto Vallarta Pro Am 2008 Golf Tournament – December – www.vistavallartagolf.com
  • Annual Vallarta Wine Fest – March – www.vallartawinefest.com
  • Vallarta Yacht Club Art and Wine Festival – February
  • Banderas Bay International Regatta XVI – March – www.vallartanautica.com
  • 2nd International Marlin and Tuna Fishing Tournament Riviera Nayarit – July – www.vallartanautica.com

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