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This Months Events
Triathalon Riviera Nayarit
This is the first time this event has been staged at Litibu beach just north of Bucerias.
13th to 15th
Celebrity Golf Tournament
Golfers with a celebrity partner can golf at either the Nicklaus or Norman world class courses at the Vidanta Resort in Nuevo Vallarta
13th to 14th
San Pancho Pee Wee Surf League
This itinerant completion continues its rounds through Nayarit’s coastal towns, hoping to discover the next big thing in surfing. The next competition will be in San Pancho. Competitors must be minors between the ages of 4 and 12.
Location: San Pancho
13th to 14th
4th Guayabitos Athletic Race
Pedestrian race with different categories, among them youths, masters and open, divided into men’s and women’s divisions. The race is celebrated through the main avenues of Rincon de Guayabitos and Los Ayala.
14th to 18th
10th Vallarta – Nayarit Gastronomica
This is a gourmet weekend when 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.
ABH Aquatic Marathon
Considered one of the top open water competitions in Mexico, this national series will see swimmers from 10 different states around the nation compete in the “Mexican Pacific’s largest pool,” including Nayarit, Sinaloa, Jalisco, Puebla, Michoacán, San Luis Potosí, Nuevo León, Colima, Guanajuato and the Estado de México.
Halloween (Día de las Brujas) is hailed mainly as a children's festivity in Mexico on October 31. The day is often associated with the colors orange, black and purple and is strongly linked to symbols such as the jack-o'-lantern . The typical activities of Halloween are the famous trick or treat and the parties of disguises .
1st & 2nd
Day of the Dead
A holiday celebrated throughout Mexico, in particular the Central and South regions. The multi-day holiday focuses on gatherings of family and friends to pray for and remember friends and family members who have died, and help support their spiritual journey. Traditions connected with the holiday include building private altars called ofrendas, honoring the deceased using sugar skulls, marigolds and the favorite foods and beverages of the departed, and visiting graves with these as gifts. Visitors also leave possessions of the deceased at the graves.
Every Thursday of November 7-9pm
Bucerias Art Walk
Located on Lazaro Cardenas, just one block from the ocean in Zona Dorada. Now home to one of the most unique art walks of it's kind. Over 17 galleries participate at this weekly event, where we "Bring Art to the Streets" Stroll under the palm trees, enjoy a traditional Mexican taste treat and a cool sip of sangria while discovering the un-discovered art and artists of Nayarit and Jalisco. Artists, artisans and musicians showcase their skills.
11th - 20th
XXII Gourmet Festival
The first Gourmet Festival took place in 1995 with the participation of six hotels and six independent restaurants. The original format remains unchanged; each one of the participant restaurants invites a celebrity in the culinary scene. In the year two thousand, our friend Chef Roland Menetrey joined the team and since then the festival has been organized by the three musketeers. In twenty two years changes are seen in the growth and expansion to the Riviera Nayarit and Tepic. Twenty five first – class hotels and restaurants will be participating this year. The Gourmet Festival has given us the chance to increase the good epicurean reputation of the region and even of the country, but more importantly and better, it is the promoter of Mexican hospitality and the best experience gourmet cuisine in the world may offer.
Annual Nuevo Vallarta Half Marathon
Approved by the AIMS (Association of International Marathons and Road Races). Half Marathon Riviera Nayarit is pleased to invite all runners and their families to participate in the “8th Half Marathon & 10K Touristic Riviera Nayarit 2016”, which will be held by the main avenues of the tourist development of Nuevo Vallarta, Flamingos and El Tigre Golf Course located in the Riviera Nayarit, Mexico.
http://mediomaratonrivieranayarit.com/en/invitation this link will take you to the registration page.
San Blas Motomanía
The VI San Blas Motomanía 2018 is one of the destination’s anchor events with the participation of over three thousand bikers from 15 states in the Republic. The esplanade of the iconic port of San Blas is the main gathering place for the activities, which include contests, live music and exhibits.
Location: San Blas.
23th to December 2
XXIV International Gourmet Festival
This festival celebrates 24 years of positioning Puerto Vallarta, Riviera Nayarit and Tepic at the top of the international culinary world. It will include the participation of internationally renowned chefs in charge of bringing in new ideas to the table.
1st – 12th
Festival of Our Lady of Guadalupe
Probably one of Mexico’s most famous religious images is that of the ‘Dark Madonna’ or the Our Lady the Virgin of Guadalupe. The Cathedral in Puerto Vallarta is named for her, as is the church further north in Sayulita. The festivals for Our Lady comprise of pilgrimages or Peregrinaciones to the churches every day for 12 days. In Puerto Vallarta, Mexican businesses and factories walk to the Cathedral with their company flag or logo, carrying candles and singing their company hymn. You may also see convoys of walkers along the highways and byways all heading for the church. This is also the reason for the loud fireworks or cannons being sounded at all hours. This is a tradition hailing back to when farm workers were being called to Mass multiple times per day.
On the last day of the festivals, beautiful floats decorated with the scene depicting the Virgin blessing Juan Pablo with roses in his cloak also make their way to the church and town plazas.
Beta Sigma Phi Christmas Bazaar
The worldwide ladies Sorority who do great charitable works in their local areas, have a sisterhood right here in Bucerias.
They have a Christmas Bazaar, where handmade crafts, trinkets and festive edibles are sold to raise money for local projects. All the people assisted in these projects are local Mexican people, with disabilities or special needs. Hearing aids, mobility aids and specialized treatments are paid for by these fundraisers.
As is custom in many parts of the world, Christmas celebrations with family are centered around Christmas Eve. The main meal and present exchange are done on the 24th usually all day and into the night. Please bear this in mind when making your own celebration plans. Many local bars and restaurants are either closed or without the bulk of their staff. However, this does mean that most places are available to help you enjoy your day on the 25th!
La Dia de los Innocentes or Mexico’s version of April Fool’s Day
Jokes are played and made up stories are put in the newspaper and on the news, usually about something completely unbelievable.
New Year’s Eve
Everyone is celebrating so come and see and be seen around Bucerias. There are celebrations in the Plaza and at most bars and restaurants with lots of live music and fireworks at midnight.