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Vallarta-Nayarit in 2017: Your Guide to What’s Happening Where & When

They say there’s always a party somewhere in Mexico, & it’s true. One look at what’s happening across Vallarta-Nayarit in 2017 makes it clear that the hardest thing about planning your getaway is sure to be deciding when to make your escape.

Endless Fun When You Travel to Vallarta-Nayarit in 2017

A new year, a fresh slate of exciting events, festivals, competitions, and celebrations across Banderas Bay. In 2017, Vallarta-Nayarit expects to draw even more people from around the world to its vast array of cultural happenings. Helping you plan your getaway, here’s a convenient breakdown of what’s happening when:


  • Three Kings Day (Dia de los Reyes) – Jan 6th
  • Our Lady of Peace Festival – Jan 16-24th, Bucerias


  • Festival Sayulita – Feb 1st-5th, Sayulita
  • 6th International Charro Championship – Feb 1st-5th, Puerto Vallarta
  • CANAMEX Golf Tournament – Feb 13-14th
  • San Pancho Music Festival – Feb 24-26th, San Pancho
  • 25th Annual Banderas Bay Regatta – Feb 28th-Mar 4th
  • Puerto Vallarta Mardi Gras Parade – Feb 28th


  • Riviera Nayarit Football Bahía Cup – Mar 2nd-5th
  • 12th Annual WesMex Small Boat Regatta – Mar 10-12th
  • Humpback Whale Watching Season Ends – Mar 23rd


  • Bucerias Oyster Festival
  • 7th Capoeira Art Festival – San Pancho
  • Guayafest 2017 – Rincón de Guayabitos
  • Salsa & Mambo Festival – Nuevo Vallarta
  • Open Water Swimming Tournament – Marina Riviera Nayarit
  • Santa Cruz Patron Saint Festival – Apr 24th-May 3rd, La Cruz


  • Restaurant Week – May 15th-31st, Banderas Bay
  • Riviera Nayarit Wind Festival – Bucerias


  • Moto Fiesta GuayabitosRincón de Guayabitos
  • VW Riviera Fest – La Cruz


  • Punta Mita Beach Festival
  • Banderas Bay Fishing Tournament – Nuevo Vallarta


  • Nonstop FUN IN THE SUN!!!


  • Mexican Independence Day Festivities – Sept 15-16th
  • San Pancho Patron Saint Festival – Sept 26th-Oct 4th
  • International Sport Fishing Tournament – La Cruz
  • National Volleyball Tournament


  • Vallarta Nayarit Gastronomica
  • Dia de los Muertos – Oct 31st-Nov 2nd


  • Festival Gourmet International – Nov 10-19th, Riviera Nayarit
  • Riviera Nayarit Half Marathon


  • Our Lady of Guadalupe Festival – Dec 1st-12th, Puerto Vallarta
  • 28th Anniversary of Banderas Bay – Dec 11th
  • Las Posadas Christmas Celebrations – Dec 16-24th
  • Gran Fondo 160K – Riviera Nayarit

Enjoy Ever-Evolving Luxuries at Velas Resorts

Three of the best resorts in Vallarta-Nayarit are in the Velas family. A few fresh conveniences and unique opportunities at these properties include:

  • A brand-new Kids’ Club at Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit, featuring an outdoor garden and private sandy beach.
  • Designed by Top Chef Mexico alum and served 150 feet off the ground, Casa Velas’ thrilling Dinner in the Sky is available through February 28th.
  • Take part in conservation first-hand during the Velas Vallarta Turtle Release Program, starting every July.
Vallarta-Nayarit in 2017; malecón, puerto vallarta

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