September 15 and 16
Independence Day Festivities
The celebration of the Independence Day Festivities is one of Mexico’s most treasured traditions, and in Vallarta and Riviera Nayarit makes the Grito, or yell, a very special occasion. The festivities begin on the evening of the 15th with the Grito de Independencia, a ceremony that’s replicated in nearly every plaza in nearly every Mexican town, along with fireworks and fairs. The celebration continues on the 16th with a military and sports parade to commemorate another year of Mexico’s Independence.
Democrats Aboard Monthly Meeting
Don’t miss this chance to reconnect with old friends and make new ones. Join the PV chapter of Democrats Abroad on Wednesday, September 18 from 5:00-7:00 pm at La Dolce Vita’s new location at Basilio Badillo 206, in the heart of the Puerto Vallarta Romantic Zone.
Fridays For Future Global Climate Strike 11:30 am – 2:30 pm
Organized by students around the world, Fridays for Future is a movement against global warming and climate change that began in when activist Greta Thunberg led a manifestation before the Swedish parliament in 2018. City Hall. Details at facebook.com/events/404373453623018.
Joven Ballet HH 6 pm
A young Guadalajara-based ballet company travels to Puerto Vallarta to perform classics of the repertoire, along with a few selections that draw their inspiration from Mexico. Teatro Vallarta. Details at facebook.com/events/525451278194854.
September 26 – October 04
San Francisco (San Pancho) Patron Saint Days
Fairs, dances and jamborees with a special twist are a specialty in the charming village of San Pancho. These festivities honour San Francisco, also known as San Pancho, and are a very Mexican tradition.
Carlos Rivera in Vallarta 8 pm
Mexican pop singer Carlos Rivera will present a concert at the city’s Convention Center. With a huge following throughout Latin America, Rivera rose to fame by winning the third generation of La Academia, a reality television singing competition produced by TV Azteca, has released four studio albums and participated in six theatre productions. Details at facebook.com/events/1552558258212321.
September 28 – 29
7th annual exhibition of VW cars organized by the ANCVM (National Association of Volkswagen Clubs of Mexico). Music, food, pop-up market and more details found at www.facebook.com/Rivierafest/
September 29 – October 03
11° Vallarta – Nayarit Gastronómica
This is a gourmet week where professionals and lovers of gastronomy can come together to enjoy different events in Puerto Vallarta and the Riviera Nayarit. There will be workshops, pairings, tastings, dinners and special events for academia, culinary professionals and the most demanding foodies. vallartanayaritgastronomica.com/
October 2-3 Mexican Pacific League Baseball Exhibition
Baseball fans will be thrilled with the return of the two day event featuring the best teams in the Mexican Pacific League to be held at the Augustin Flores Contreras Stadium in Puerto Vallarta’s downtown. Tickets to go on sale shortly.
American Express Punta Mita Gourmet & Golf
For the ninth consecutive year, the ultra luxury residential community of Punta Mita, will host the American Express Punta Mita Gourmet & Golf, one of the most sophisticated culinary and golf events in the country.
The American Express Punta Mita Gourmet & Golf will feature international guests such as Craig “The walrus” Stadler and Lorena Ochoa, two golf legends.
Nayarit treasure and Chef Betty Vázquez and Antonio de Livier, founder and creator of the annual Pacific Cooks, as well 20 other nationally and internationally recognized chefs will create unique meals through the event as well as host cooking classes and more.