Vallarta Cup Race Series (January 6, 13, 20, and 27) The year starts off with the Vallarta Cup Race Series, organized for the 13th year by the Vallarta Yacht Club in Nuevo Vallarta, running every Saturday in January. This is a series of races with the participation of some 25 sailboats in Banderas Bay; the sailors meet later at the VYC to enjoy the area’s best hamburgers and live music. For more details: http://bit.ly/2Cc6dok
2nd Nuevo Vallarta Car Show (January 13-14) Car and motorcycle lovers shouldn’t miss the Nuevo Vallarta Car Show, a family-friendly exhibit that will take place in the parking lot of the Nuevo Vallarta Business Center. The best cars and motorcycles in five different categories will receive an award. More details: https://www.facebook.com/Nuevovallartacarshow/
Our Lady of Peace Patron Saint Festivities (January 16-24) This is a religious festival that takes place in Bucerías. To celebrate its patron saint, the locals make a pilgrimage by sea on decorated boats from La Cruz de Huanacaxtle to Bucerías. There’s also a fun verbena and cultural activities.
XIV Migratory Bird Festival (January 28 – February 4) The San Blas XIV Migratory Bird Festival (FIAM) takes place from January 28 through February 4, 2018, with a program that includes a great variety of activities that promote culture, the arts and, above all, the conservation of the environment with a special focus on birds. For more information: https://www.facebook.com/fiamsanblas
5th Festival Sayulita (January 31 – February 4) The slogan for the 5th edition of the Festival Sayulita is “Cinema, Music, Drink, and Life.” There will be this and much more: movies and short films projected on big screens on the beach, good food and drink, physical activity and a fantastic concert headlined by Dirty Heads and Nortec Collective. For more details: https://www.festivalsayulita.com/
2nd Green Race 5K and 10K (TBD) If you like sports, kick off the New Year running to benefit the ecology. The Riviera Nayarit Lions Club—whose slogan is “Planting the seed for a better future”—organizes the Green Race 5K and 10K. All monies from registration will go directly towards environmental care, including reforestation campaigns in public areas, beach cleanups and the creation of urban vegetable gardens.
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