Do you have an upcoming vacation but need more activities to fill your calendar? Look no further than the below recommended activities for Puerto Vallarta, Riviera Nayarit, Cabo, and Cancun. There is always a unique experience waiting for you in paradise no matter when you come back to your home away from home.
Puerto Vallarta & Riviera Nayarit
This charming town on the Pacific coast of Mexico boasts beautiful beaches, luscious mountains, and stunning views of Banderas Bay. All of this paired with exciting events just add to the beauty of this city. Below are a few upcoming events happening in Puerto Vallarta this year.
Restaurant Week 2021
Definitely and undoubtedly, it’s one of the most looked-forward-to events in Puerto Vallarta and Riviera Nayarit that happens annually. This year, the event will start on September 15, 2021, and ends on October 10, 2021.
Restaurant Week delights all culinary connoisseurs and amateurs with delicious food for three consecutive weeks. Participants will visit recommended restaurants to taste innovative three-course meals. You can enjoy culinary delights at an affordable price while getting a taste of the local cuisines in Puerto Vallarta with this delicious event. For more information click here.
Doctor’s Day Race (3,5,10 KM)
Puerto Vallarta celebrates this day to honor the physicians, nurses, and health personnel with this Doctor’s day race. The event is celebrated on October 3rd and is the eighth time Puerto Vallarta has hosted it. More details can be found here.
- Maraton Y 5 K PV 2021
This running race event started 17 years before and still counting. The event will take place on November 7th this year. So, if you are a part of it, you will be a part of a tradition. Click here for more details and registration.
Festival Lights All Night (LAN)
The name itself is so exciting! This is Texas’ longest-running electronic music festival and this year it will be in Puerto Vallarta! This festival occurs November 4-7, 2021.
This festival consists of four days of food and beverage, pool parties, snorkeling adventures, morning yoga and relaxation, tequila farm tours, and beach parties with a lineup of legendary DJs such as Justice and Nina Kraviz. If you want to hit one more mark on your checklist by visiting Puerto Vallarta, why not plan your holiday during this time? We are sure that you won’t regret this unique party experience. Read more details here.
3rd Race Vallarta Neon Color
The event is a race with the theme of ‘color’ where participants will receive bags of neon dyes to have fun with while they run. After the race, registrants have the possibility of participating in raffles at the end of the race. Event dates still to be determined. You can see more details for this festival here.
International Marlin and Sailfish Fishing Tournament
The event runs November 10-13, 2021. The unique species of the marine fauna invites sports enthusiasts from all over the globe to practice sport fishing. The tournament has four categories making it one of the best tournaments in the Pacific. Click here for more info.
Festival Gourmet Internacional 2021
The festival occurs from November 12-20, 2021. Thirty chefs from all over the world gather here in one place to surprise your taste buds with innovative recipes. This year it will be more special with an absolute feast and celebration around wine, cheese, and jazz. This year the festival will also hold a polo tournament. Read more details here.
3rd Presentation Of the Sports Merit Awards
The event held on the December 4th this year and honors the sports highlights in Puerto Vallarta and Banderas Bay. In this event, you will be able to spot the leading sports characters and historical figures. Get more information here.
Cabo’s beaches, water-based activities, and nightlife adds to the popularity of this beautiful destination. There is something always happening in the resort city on the southern tip of Mexico’s Baja California peninsula.
Turtle Nesting Season
Are you a fan of wildlife? Then, July through September is the time you must visit Cabo to see the turtles laying eggs. Sometimes the season starts as early as July but most commonly begins in August every year.
East Cape Dorado Shoot Out
This is the largest fishing tournament in the Southern Baja and is a gem for people who love fishing. The average turnout of teams is about one hundred and thirty every year! This year’s event is scheduled for July 17th. For more information click here.
Festival Del Mango Todos Santos
The festival of mango juice is celebrated in July, precisely the 31st of July this year. Taste juicy, ripe mangoes along with participating in activities such as dancing, polka bands, a horse parade, and artisanal products. Click for more information.
August East Cape Bisbee Tournament
This starts on August 3, 2021 and will conclude on August 7, 2021. It’s the first of the three Bisbee tournaments and anglers from all over the world come to East Cape. The anglers compete for the cash prizes and the sight is unforgettable. For more details, click here.
Apart from the events, the conditions of this time of year are ideal for scuba diving in Cabo.
Independence Day September 16
Independence Day of Mexico is celebrated on this day in almost every part of Mexico. But, Cabo makes it even more special with its nightlife. Apart from it, parades and civil ceremonies are held, often followed by rodeos, bullfights, and other festivities. Click here for more information.
The bird nesting season starts in October. So, if you are in Cabo, don’t miss out on the opportunity to see many beautiful species of birds.
Cabo Comedy Festival
No specific dates were announced for this year’s festival, but it happens in October. It’s a series of days filled with a laugh when the comedians take up the stage. Your laughs and happiness bring happiness to others as well. As the portion of earnings is donated DIF Los Cabos, a charity for children and families. Click here to get the details.
The big games and the people come from all over the world to attend the renowned fishing tournament will begin October 10th this year. And, the event lives up to everyone’s expectations. For complete information, click here.
Bisbee’ Los Cabos Offshore Tournament
The eager anglers compete in the tournament to top the previous year’s record in the annual tournament. The anglers fish for two days and compete for cash prizes. This year the event occurs October 14-17th. Cabo is definitely a place for Bisbee tournaments. Here are the details.
Bisbee’s International Black and Blue Tournament
With over $4 million prize money, this is the world’s richest billfish tournament and will occur October 19-23, 2021. So, if you are a fishing lover, you have to attend this event. No fish is as bigger and fruitful as the Cabo’s. For complete information, click here.
Fiestas Tradicionale Cabo
The event takes place in honor of patron saint San Lucas. The event goes on for two weeks, and tourists enjoy the event as much as locals do. Keep your eye out for event dates as the month draws nearer. Here is the complete information.
The event is a 2.4-mile swim in the Sea of Cortez, followed by a 112-mile bike course. But, that’s not the end, it has a 26.2-mile run after the bike course that travels along a 20-mile corridor. The corridor is between Cabo San Lucas and San Jose del Cabo. To view more information about the 2021 event, click here. Event dates will be announced later.
Los Cabos Gran Fondo
The cyclists take part in the mass riding event and enjoy the breathtaking views. The spectacular spots in Los Cabos make it even more interesting. Stay tuned for event dates by following their website here.
Baja-Ha Cruisers Rally
Baja-Ha is a two-week cruisers rally from San Diego to Cabo San Lucas. The rally treats the participants to a comfortable ride down the coast with fellow sailors. Starting the end of October and going through early November, you are guaranteed awesome weather for this fun event. You can get more details here.
This period is ideal for surfing in the Pacific Ocean side of Los Cabos.
This is the time when the whale shark migration season starts in the Cabos.
This is the perfect time to visit Cabo for the shopping freaks. You can collect the local things here to add to your collection. The organic market features local products and art. Most of them are supplied by the community.
San Jose Del Cabo Art Walks
In these months, every Thursday evening Jose del Cabo’s galleries invite guests to checkout their art work. During the Art Walk you can enjoy viewing art, sipping wine, meeting select artists, and dining at the fabulous neighborhood restaurants. For more information, click here.
Day of The Dead Festival
The festival is celebrated on November 2 annually and is an important day in the history of Mexicans. The residents of Cabo, and families and loved ones pay their respects by creating spectacular altars. These altars are elaborately decorated with photos, candles, and food offerings. They are then displayed in the town’s main square of Plaza Amelia Wilkes. And, here the best decorated alter gets a prize. Click to get more details.
International Film Festival
Just as the name suggests, this festival honors the attracting directors, actors, producers, and national and international films. Undoubtedly, an outstanding event in Mexico where you can see talent. Here is the complete information.
Panel discussions take place in November and the event particularly showcases the newest tourism offerings and plans in the region. Summit dates to be announced later. You can get complete information here.
Sabor a Cabo Festival
“The Flavors of Cabo” is an International Gastronomy & Wine Annual Event. The event is arranged by the Restaurant Association and promotes the food and beverage scene in Cabo. Event dates to be announced soon. For more details, click here.
New Year’s Eve Fireworks Medano Beach
The New Year is an amazing sight in Cabo. The sky comes alive with breathtaking views of Médano Beach paired with fireworks as you welcome the New Year. You can click here to learn more about the event.
If you are in Cabo in this period, you can enjoy the whale migration.
White sandy beaches and turquoise blue waters await you in this gorgeous city located on the Yucatán Peninsula bordering the Caribbean. Featuring natural places (like cenotes and beaches), Mayan culture, water activities, adventure, shopping, and more, there is always something happening here.
Feast of Our Lady of Carmen
The port town of Cancun holds the annual regional fair that includes bullfighting and livestock exhibitions. Not just this, you can also enjoy sporting events, plenty of food, drinking, and dancing during this July 15th festivity. You can get the complete information here.
If not July, then August is the perfect month to visit Cancun and be in the water. Xel-Ha tropical water park is a favorite destination amongst many that gives you everything that you want in a tourist destination. You can explore the forest and waterscapes of the Yucatan Peninsula from here.
On September 16, 2021, Cancun celebrates the Independence Day of Mexico. The residents celebrate the “Shout” Day and enjoy different festivities all over the downtown and Isla de Mujeres areas. Nothing better than experiencing Mexican patriotism on this day. Read more details here.
In the third week of September, take a side trip to the famous Mayan pyramid of Chichen Itza in Cancun. Experience the famous sunset optical illusion when shadows zig-zag their way to the stone carving of the serpent Kukulkan. It is Breathtaking! For more details, click here.
Mexican Caribbean Travel Mart
In the first week of October, the Cancun Travel Agent Association and the Cancun Hotel Association hold their annual convention, and you can’t miss this. As a part of the festival is open to the public that showcases food and services offered in the area. Here are the details.
Eve of All Souls Day
The residents of Cancun bring flowers and candles to the graves of loved ones to honor their lives. This happens on the evening of October 31st, all over Mexico, and you can experience this day of remembrance if you plan your visit during this time. Click here for Cancun specific information.
All Souls Day & Day of the Dead
On this day, families enjoy a traditional meal at the graves of loved ones all over Mexico. Furthermore, a variety of festivals are held in the area, during the first two days of November, which will be a unique experience for you. Click here.
If you visit Cancun in November, don’t miss the international gathering of cinema enthusiasts and screenings of the world’s best independent new films. Event details will be announced later. Read more details here.
World Cup Triathlon
During the first week in November, you can enjoy a healthy competition, of international contestants in this Triathlon that consists of swimming, running, and biking events at Langosta Beach. Event dates to ne announced later. View more information by clicking here.
Anniversary of the Mexican Revolution
The locals celebrate the Mexican Revolution of 1910. The parades, speeches, and ceremonies, on the 20th of November, are a unique thing to experience as a tourist.
The holidays start in Cancun nine days before Christmas and end only after the new year. The residents make sure that they make the best of this time and they celebrate the season with a variety of street fairs, piñata breaking, passion plays called “pastorales”. Along with it, there is a feast in honor of the Virgen de la Soledad as well. Read more details here.
We can’t wait to welcome you back to your home away from home. With all these fun events happening, you are sure to find your next vacation both entertaining and relaxing. Please note that all of the events listed about are not hosted or affiliated with UVC International, Villa Group, or Tafer Resorts and may change at any time.