We Recommend: Altruism Festival This Weekend

The 14th Annual International Festival of Altruism is set to take place on Sunday, May 6 at the Marriott CasaMagna Resort from 6pm. This popular event is typically the last major fundraiser of the winter season. Hosted by U.S. Consular Agent Kelly Trainor, this who’s who of Banderas Bay society is a whirlwind of fabulous food, drinks all night and great door prizes.

Held in the beachfront garden at the Marriott CasaMagna Resort in Marina Vallarta the Altruism Festival offers everyone the opportunity to learn more about the needs of some of the local charities and non-profit organizations.

Every year, hundreds of Banderas Bay residents and visitors turn out for this event, which features top restaurants offering food and refreshments, live entertainment, and plenty of door prizes, with all proceeds donated to Banderas Bay area charitable organizations including:

Amigos de La Cruz de Huanacaxtle, A.C., Angeles en Libertad, Biblioteca Los Mangos, Biblioteca Rey Nayar, Casa Hogar Maximo Cornejo Quiroz Orphanage, CEMBAB, Clinica de Rehabilitación Santa Barbara, Club Rotario Puerto Vallarta Sur, Conservacion de Especies A.C., Desayunos por Los Niños de Puerto Vallarta, DIF Puerto Vallarta, Fundación Down A.C., Fundación Punta de Mita, Horizonte de Paz A.C., Jay Sadler Project, Orquesta Escuela de Puerto Vallarta, Paraiso Felino, Pasitos de Luz, Red de Asociaciones Altruistas, SETAC, Sociedad Animal A.C.

Each non-profit will have a booth at the festival where you can learn more about the organization and how to volunteer or help in other ways.

Funds received through ticket and raffle sales are divided equally among the participating charities to help support their continued efforts throughout the bay.

Purchase your ticket from any of the charity organizations listed above for $400 pesos or at the door on the day of for $500 pesos. Don’t miss this fantastic event.

Pro tip: Come early to avoid long lineups and get first access to the food and drinks. Purchase as many raffle tickets as you can afford, the prizes are plentiful and varied.