Happening around the Bay of Banderas in March

From music festivals and food festivals to sporting events and city tours, March has something for everyone in Puerto Vallarta and Riviera Nayarit.

XXIV International Banderas Bay Regatta (March 9-12)

The Nuevo Vallarta Yacht Club will receive sailboats from North America to compete in the best destination for sailing in the Mexican Pacific and enjoy parties, savor excellent cuisine and much more.



3rd Puerto de Chacala Music Festival (March 10-13)

This is a huge musical celebration, with four days of dancing and singing in the streets of Chacala. The community offers yummy beachfront cuisine and will host big international and domestic artists.



Children’s Circus (March 16-19)

The kids and teens of San Pancho put on a yearly show with what they learned from Gilles Ste-Croix, co-founder of the Cirque Du Soleil, and the group of professionals that have encouraged this unique artistic project in Mexico.



The Riviera Nayarit Hot Air Balloon Festival (March 18-20)

Nuevo Vallarta hosts this beautiful festival for the very first time, where you can take to the skies in a hot air balloon or simply enjoy the view of the colorful balloons against the gorgeous scenery.



The “Titans of the Pacific” Martial Arts Open (March 19)

The Paradise Village Convention Center in Nuevo Vallarta will host the Qualifying Martial Arts Championship presented by the Nayarit World Association of Kickboxing Organization (WAKO). Over 400 competitors of all ages will participate.



Puerto Vallarta Reggae Festival (March 25)

This Festival will feature performances by international artists and groups at Centro de Espectaculous Flamingos beginning at 12:00 PM.


#RoxyFitness Riviera Nayarit (March 26)


This innovative sporting event is not a competition—it’s all for the fun of gathering 1,000 women who want to enjoy Run+SUP+Yoga in Mexico’s top luxury destination. It will be held on the Nuevo Vallarta beach in Hard Rock Hotel Vallarta. http://www.roxyfitnessmexico.com/


All month long:

Vallarta Artwalk: Every Wednesday 6pm – 10pm

Free Malecon Sculpture Tour: Every Tuesday 9:30am

Free City walking Tour: Tuesdays and Wednesdays 9am and 12pm – Saturdays 9am


Photo by Carl Carpenter


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