JANUARY 2017

7, 14, 21, 28
Vallarta Cup Race Series
Race by day, party by night, every Saturday in January.
Location: Nuevo Vallarta
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14 - 15
Nuevo Vallarta Car Show
Cars and motorcycles exhibit, 100% for families. Prices for the best cars and cycles, different categories. 
Location: Nuevo Vallarta
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15
Green Race
5k and 10k Race to support the Club de Leones - Riviera Nayarit ecologic campaign
Location: Nuevo Vallarta
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16 - 24
Fiestas Patronales de Ntra. Señora de la Paz
Weeklong Religious Festivities in honor of the Saint "Lady of la Paz"
Location: Bucerias

28 - 29
National Beach Volleyball Tournament Guayabitos Cup
National tournament National tournament where they compete for 30 million pesos in prizes, this is an official competition in order to enter the National Olimpics for junior categories. 
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January 29 - February 5
International Migratory Bird Festival
Tenth anual Bird watching Festival with conferences and workshops.
Location: San Blas
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FEBRUARY 2017

January 29 - February 5
International Migratory Bird Festival
Tenth anual Bird watching Festival with conferences and workshops.
Location: San Blas
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1 - 5
Sayulita Festival
Festival Sayulita 2017 is calling you to our paradise once again! The annual Festival Sayulita is a unique gathering for all lovers of Mexico, Film, Spirits, Food, Music and Surf. 
Location: Sayulita
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3
Celebrations of San Blas
Pilgrimage by boat on the estuary, with dances and fireworks
Location: San Blas
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4, 11, 18, 25
Festival Guayabitos
Artistic and cultural festival in Guayabitos main plaza. Music, dance and party! 
Location: Rincón de Guayabitos
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4 - 5
Pascuaritos Seashore Fishing Tournament
Event celebrated for more than 9 times along the Riviera Nayarit, this is a familiar event for professional and amateur participants. 
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6
"EntreAmigos" Kids Art Festival
Parade and performances in the main Plaza.
Location: San Pancho, Nayarit
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12 - 14
Mita Tech Talks
Technology and Startups Conferences. 
Location: Punta Mita
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18
Canamex Tournament
5th International Cup CAN-AM-MEX. Three nations, 120 players, 2 different formats, one cup. The reputation for being the best nation in the bay is at stake. Do not miss it. Unique in the area.
Location: Nuevo Vallarta
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24 - 26
San Pancho Music Festival
15th Music Festival in San Pancho.
Location: San Pancho, Nayarit
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25
Matanchen Bay Open Water Competition
New challenge and new scenario. Competition in open water of 1, 3 and 6 KM.
Location: San Blas, Nayarit
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February 28 - March 4
Banderas Bay International Regatta
Annual fun regatta for cruises. Great prizes for the best competitors.
Location: Nuevo Vallarta - Vallarta Yacht Club 
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MARCH 2017

February 28 - March 4
Banderas Bay International Regatta
Annual fun regatta for cruises. Great prizes for the best competitors.
Location: Nuevo Vallarta - Vallarta Yacht Club 
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2 - 5
Riviera Nayarit Football Bahía Cup
Football cup, with different categories, schoolar and private groups, free categories. Prices for the first places. 
Location: Riviera Nayarit
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3 - 5
SUP State Tournament
2 Years in a row celebrated in San Pancho, this tournament is looking for new young talents of Nayarit to participate in a near future on the national and world SUP Championships
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5 - 12
Swingbreak Festival
Music festival, dance and kids activities around Swing.
Location: San Pancho
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8 - 11
AMCAOF 2017 National Congress
Celebrating its 40th anniversary, the Mexican Association of Communication, Audiology, Otoneurology and Phoniatrics will celebrate with a high quality scientific meeting.
Location: Nuevo Vallarta
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9 - 12
Westmex International Small Boat Regatta 
WesMex Regatta was selected as one of the five National Regattas in the Mexican Circuit by the Optimist, Laser, Windsurf and 420s Associations. This year, the WesMex will be part of the FMV Cup 2016 - Vallarta Nayarit
Location: Nuevo Vallarta
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9 - 12
Chacala Village Music Festival
A four day & night celebration of music, a festival, there will be singing-along & dancing-in-the-streets, foods & spirits for every taste.
Location: Chacala Beach
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9 - 12
6th Capoeira Art Festival "Batizado"
Classes, Workshops, Conferences and Campaigns.
Location: San Francisco, Nayarit
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11 - 12
18° Guayafest 2016
Exhibition of exclusive Volkswagen vehicles, presenting old and modified vehicles, all surrounded by a familiar atmosphere and music for the visitors. The first day of the event come to enjoy the VW caravan along the main avenues of Rincón de Guayabitos. 
Location: Rincon de Guayabitos
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12
Taste of Lo de Marcos
A Fundraising Event from 3:00 until 8:00 pm at The Centro de Fiestas. The event will feature LIVE music from 3.30 until closing..
Location: Lo de Marcos
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12 - 19
Regional Livestock Expo - Bahia de Banderas
A feast for the family, Cavalcade, Expo of Cattle, Jaripeo, Contest of Horses Dancers and more.
Location: San Jose del Valle
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18
BikeFest 3
Bikefest is an event that seeks to create a cycling community.
Location: Los Ayalas, Peñita, Guayabitos.
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18 - 19
Roxy Fitness
Run + SUP + Yoga
Location: Nuevo Vallarta, Nayarit
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22 - 25
Circo de los Niños
The Circo de los Niños is back! Be part of the magic! The kids from San Pancho will show what they have learned in the workshops taught by Cirque Du Soleil teachers.
Location: San Francisco, Nayarit.
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24 - 25
National Cheerleader Competition
Location: Nuevo Vallarta, Nayarit
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APRIL 2017

1
Open Water Swimming Tournament 
The best national sportsmen and women; children, master and special categories. 
Location: Marina Riviera Nayarit @ La Cruz de Huancaxtle
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1
Longboard State Competition
Competition that brings together the local exponents of this type of surf, in Sayulita beach.
Location: Sayulita

9 - 15
Jaguar Cup 2017
Polo Matches, clinics and lessons by Sebastian Dawnay, teaching his method. Equestrian Activities and Brunch will be offered. 
Location: La Patrona Equestrian Center and Polo Club / San Pancho 
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10 - 17
Holy and Easter Week 
Domestic tourism enjoying activities in restaurants and hotels.
Location: Riviera Nayarit

13 - 14
Live Judea 
Dramatic representation of the passion and death of Christ. The representation of the Passion of Christ is one of the reasons why it is a favorite by visitors of the town of Jala.
Location: Jala

23
Oyster Festival
A traditional celebration, do not miss the delights of the sea and the spectacle of small boats sailing the nightly sea.
Location: Bucerias

26 - 29
Cuisine of The Sun
Its second annual International Culinary Festival, Cuisine of the Sun. The star-studded event, curated for the second time by Food Network celebrity chef and USFOODS culinary specialist, Penny Davidi, Brings together some of the biggest names in the food and wine industry. including elegant dinners, beachside BBQs, poolside degustations, a Chopped Challenge sponsored by SugarFoods, and much, much more. 
Sede: Flamingos 
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28 - 30
Bodyboard State Competition
Competition that brings together the local exponents of this type of surf, in the main beach of San Pancho, a modality that is a little more fun because of the maneuvers, it becomes a little extreme according to the conditions of the sea and It is the prone style that stands out in this competition.
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30
Kids Fishing Tournament
Kids Fishing Tournament.
Location: Nuevo Vallarta Marina

MAY 2017

3
Santa Cruz Patron Saint Festival
Live Music and free snacks in the Plaza to celebrate the end of the May Festival, Charro Horse dance, Maceualoyan Ballet Folklorico Group of La Cruz and the Taiyari Ballet Folklorico Group of Mezcales. Fireworks and fair.
Location: La Cruz de Huanacaxtle

14
International Altruism Festival 
The Festival is celebrated every second weekend of may in Puerto Vallarta. This is an event to attend with all the family. 
Location: Marriott Casa Magna - Puerto Vallarta

15 - 31
Restaurant Week 
From New York to London, dining events in which participating restaurants offer a special, fixed price menu during a week or two, have become strong magnets for people wishing to visit such cities. Known in most places as Restaurant Week, these type of events encourage visitors and locals to experience restaurants' exquisite offerings at reduced prices
Location: Banderas Bay
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19 - 21
Riviera Nayarit Wind Festival
National contest of Kite surfing at Elite Residences Beach in the Flamingos area, where over 180 domestic competitors come together for a weekend, competing in freestyle and categories.
Location: Elite Residences / Flamingos
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21
Jarretaderas Shore Fishing Tournament
Family tournament in search of the biggest fish, the intention of this event is to promote fishing among all the family members. 
Location: Jarretaderas
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27
Riviera Nayarit Mountain Bike 
Mountain Bike Race.
Location: Litibú / Higuera Blanca, Nayarit
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JUNE 2017

1
Day of the Marina
Impressive military ceremony with parades on land and by sea.
Location: San Blas

10
Fashion Show Riviera Nayarit
Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit is once again celebrating the art of fashion and design with the third edition of the Grand Velas Fashion Show.
Location: Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit
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16 - 18
Moto Fiesta Guayabitos
Motorcycles exhibition, concerts, music and contests.
Location: Rincón de Guayabitos
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21 - 25
International Sport Fishing Tournament of San Blas
Several days fishing, trying to generate awareness and promote maritime tourism 
For more information contact: Francisco Buhaya: clubdepescatepic@hotmail.com. Tel: 311 160 0675
Location: San Blas
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29
Mexcaltitan Island's Patron Saint Festivities 
San Pedro and San Pablo will engage in a battle, and the winner will be that who is known as the cornerstone of the
Catholic Church.
Location: Mexcaltitan

June 30 - July 1
RHA Festival
Electronic Music Festival, house music and a lot of activities.
Location: La Cruz de Huanacaxtle
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JULY 2017

June 30 - July 1
RHA Festival
Electronic Music Festival, house music and a lot of activities.
Location: La Cruz de Huanacaxtle
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July 17 - August 11
La Patrona Atlético de Madrid Summer Camp
Spain’s Club Atlético de Madrid will be holding a Summer Camp - San Pancho Campus in the Riviera Nayarit at the La Patrona Polo Club. This will include four weeks of training for kids and teens. For more information call 044 (322) 146 7714 or 01 (322) 297 2334 ext. 106.
Location: San Francisco
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20 - 22
11th Edition of Banderas Bay Fishing Tournament 
Fishing tournament organized by the local fishing club that aspires to chowcase Riviera Nayarit as an international destination for sport fishing.
Location: Nuevo Vallarta
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21 - 23
(AMS) Abierto Mexicano de Surf
Mexican Surf Open that summons all the PRO-AM of the country and foreigner to dispute a bag of 100,000.00 pesos in prizes. In the waves of San Pancho. Music, Surfing and Leisure activities.
Sede: San Pancho
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22
Corona Sunsets San Pancho - Riviera Nayarit 
Electronic music festival, Electronic Dance Music style, workshops and activities focused on the conservation of the environment
Sede: San Pancho
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22 - 23
V Sea Turtle Festival 
Music, bird watching and competitions towards environmental protection.
Location: Platanitos
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Nuestra Belleza Nayarit
Beauty contest of the State of Nayarit, where the most intelligent and beautiful women of Nayarit compete to represent their home state.
Location: Compostela
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AUGUST 2017

6 - 15 
Corn Festival
Popular fair which is celebrated with regional exhibitions including rodeos and fireworks. It was during this fair that the largest corncob ever recorded was awarded tand is in the guiness world book od records.
Location: Jala

12 - 13
Punta Mita Beach Festival
This event embodies everything Punta Mita-the Riviera Nayarit's Glamour Peninsula-represents. It's an adventure weekend that promises unique experiences steered by experts.
Location: Punta Mita
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14 - 16
Kick off Gastronomica
Gastronomic event, social events and workshops. Aarón Mizrahi leads the Meat Workshop, Elías Sapién a Gourmet Kitchen Workshop and the famous Chef Betty Vázquez with a Ceviches Workshop.
Location: Vidanta - Nuevo Vallarta

16 - 19
Dolphin Program Congress
The Riviera Nayarit will host the National Conference of the XXI Summer of the Scientific and Technological Research of the Pacific, part of the Inter-Organization Program for Strengthening Research and the Pacific Graduate Program, commonly known as the Dolphin Program.
Location: Nuevo Vallarta

19
Sayulita Pee Wee Surfing League
Kids Surfing League, promoting the new talents of the local discipline.
Location: Sayulita
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23 - 27
National Youth and Children's Volleyball Festival Guayabitos 2017
Male and female beach volleyball tournament to be held in Guayabitos, (next to the breakwaters). It will be awards for the first places, in search of the youth and children's champion of national volleyball. 
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26
San Blas Pee Wee Surfing League
It's San Blas' turn to host this itinerant tournament, which visits different coastal villages of Nayarit in search of new talent in this extreme sport.
Location: San Blas
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SEPTEMBER 2017

9
San PanchoPee Wee Surfing League
It's San Pancho's turn to host this itinerant tournament, which visits different coastal villages of Nayarit in search of new talent in this extreme sport.
Location: San Pancho
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15 - 16
Independence Celebrations
Night celebrations along the Riviera Nayarit towns 
Location: Riviera Nayarit

September 26 - October 4
San Francisco Patron Saint Festival
Fair attractions, dance & night festivals with a special touch.
Location: San Pancho

30
Flamingos Athletic Career
Running Competition 3 and 7 kilometers.
Location: Flamingos / Samba Hotel

30
San Pancho Pee Wee Surfing League
It's San Pancho's turn to host this itinerant tournament, which visits different coastal villages of Nayarit in search of new talent in this extreme sport.
Location: San Pancho
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OCTOBER 2017

5 - 7
Vidanta Celebrity Golf Invitational
Important Golf event, where players have the opportunity to play and boast their best shots with famous sports, movies and TV celebrities.
Location: Vidanta - Nuevo Vallarta

7
San Blas Pee Wee Surfing League
It's San Blas's turn to host this itinerant tournament, which visits different coastal villages of Nayarit in search of new talent in this extreme sport.
Location: San Blas

8
Athletic Race 5 and 10 KM Guayabitos 2017
Run 5 or 10 kilometers in Rincón de Guayabitos, also there will be a 3 km Color race! On Av. Sol Nuevo. 7:00 a.m. 
Location: Rincón de Guayabitos
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14
Punta de Mita Pee Wee Surfing League
It's Punta de Mita's turn to host this itinerant tournament, which visits different coastal villages of Nayarit in search of new talent in this extreme sport.
Location: Punta de Mita

18 - 21
Sport Fishing Tournament of La Cruz de Huanacaxtle
The best Mexican Pacific tournament returns to Riviera Nayarit, on its 5th edition.
Location: La Cruz De Huanacaxtle (Riviera Nayarit Marina)

21 - 22
Maratón Acuático Alfredo Barba Hernandez
Swimming Competition, Different categories in Jaltemba Bay
Location: Rincón de Guayabitos
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October 29 - November 01
Vallarta-Nayarit Gastronomica Event
Nayarit Vallarta Gourmet is a gourmet weekend in which professionals and food lovers gather to enjoy multiple events. 
Location: Riviera Nayarit - Puerto Vallarta
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NOVEMBER 2017

1 - 2
Day of the Dead
Even though it isn't one of the most traditional celebrations in this region, cemeteries in every community brim with color bestowed by the floral arrangements to remember those who have passed away.
Location: Sayulita

11
Extreme Triathlon
The invitation is open for all triathletes, clubs, leagues, public and private associations, schools and the general public both domestic and national. 
Riviera Nayarit 

10 - 19
XXIII International Gourmet Festival 
An event where over 15 Riviera Nayarit restaurants feature guest chefs who present exclusive menus, chef’s tables, and a complete celebration for the palate.
Location: Riviera Nayarit
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22 - 25
2nd Football Soccer Cup Guayabitos 2017
Location: La Peñita de Jaltemba

24 - 26
Motomanía San Blas
Motorcycle enthusiasts meeting, touristic tours, concerts and inter-club competitions. Riviera Nayarit will receive 1000 motorcyclists.
Location: San Blas
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25
Riviera Nayarit Half Marathon 
Deemed as the most beautiful marathon circuit in Mexico, the fifth edition of this athletic competition promises a thrilling experience.
Location: Main Nuevo Vallarta, Flamingos and El Tigre Golf Course main streets
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25
Punta de Mita Pee Wee Surfing League
It's Punta de Mita's turn to host this itinerant tournament, which visits different coastal villages of Nayarit in search of new talent in this extreme sport.
Location: Punta de Mita

November 30 - December 2
Punta Mita Gourmet & Golf Classic 2017 
Special guest Craig Stadler will join this memorable four-day experience built around food, wine, tequila and golf at the world-renowned Jack Nicklaus courses Bahia and Pacifico, as will chefs and vintners from Mexico and abroad.
Location: Punta Mita
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Ceviche and Craft Beer Festival
Location: Rincón de Guayabitos

International Miss & Mr Hispanoamerica 
Location: Riviera Nayarit

DECEMBER 2017

November 30 - December 2
Punta Mita Gourmet & Golf Classic 2017 
Special guest Craig Stadler will join this memorable four-day experience built around food, wine, tequila and golf at the world-renowned Jack Nicklaus courses Bahia and Pacifico, as will chefs and vintners from Mexico and abroad.
Sede: Punta Mita
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1 – 12
Patron saint’s festivities of Our Lady of Guadalupe
The church in Sayulita is dedicated to the Our Lady of Guadalupe (the Virgen Morena). Pilgrimages and an enormous devotion are part of the celebration, just like it happens in other parts of the country.
Location: Sayulita
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8 - 10
Beach Polo World Cup 
The International Beach Polo Cup is recognized as the largest in the country.
Location: Nuevo Vallarta 
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11
Anniversary of Bahia de Banderas
Every year, the original municipality of Riviera Nayarit celebrates its establishment with a large celebration. Shows, civic activities and competitions make the region brim with color.
Location: Valle de Banderas
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16
Sayulita Pee Wee Surfing League
It's Sayulita'ss turn to host this itinerant tournament, which visits different coastal villages of Nayarit in search of new talent in this extreme sport.
Location: San Blas

Sinergiarte Festival 
Colectivo San Pancho presents contemporary art shows and exhibitions.
Location: San Pancho
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Gran Fondo 160K
An adventure that will always be remembered. Our Gran Fondo will take you from La Cruz de Huanacaxtle to Sayulita and back. Come see why Bucerias and the Riviera Nayarit region has been growing rapidly in popularity amongst Mexican, American and Canadian cyclists alike.
Location: Riviera Nayarit
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Chili Cook Off & Taste of Nuevo Vallarta   
This exciting event will include the competitive sampling of outstanding chili as prepared by individuals or teams, as well as professional chefs from local restaurants.
Location: Nuevo Vallarta
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Baja Ha Ha / Sailor Splash
Location: Marina Riviera Nayarit
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