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Upcoming Fall Events in Puerto Vallarta 2022

EVENTS | Published on 12/08/2022
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The local culture of Puerto Vallarta is colorful and festive, and as you walk the cobblestone streets around the iconic Our Lady of Guadalupe Cathedral Puerto Vallarta, you’ll hear the echoes of mariachi music and laughter filling the air. Throughout the year, different Puerto Vallarta events bring the community together for celebrations, delicious food, and friendly competition. As you make your travel plans, these Puerto Vallarta upcoming events will immerse you in Mexican culture, making your beach vacation an unforgettable adventure.

Sea Turtle Release Season


From the verdant jungles to the magnificent ocean, the natural environment provides the best options for what to do in Puerto Vallarta, and being part of a baby sea turtle release is one of the most miraculous experiences you can have. As sea turtles start to lay their eggs in the summer, local biologists and volunteers work to transport the nests from heavily trafficked public beaches to secure campsites. Once the eggs are ready to hatch, they invite the public out to learn about this endangered species and release newly hatched babies into the sea. Being a part of these seasonal activities between July and December will give you a greater appreciation for the environment and help support this vital species.

Vallarta Nayarit Gastronómica - October 12 to 18

If you’re searching for culinary innovation and inspiration, the 14th edition of Vallarta Nayarit Gastronomica from October 12 to 18 is one of the Puerto Vallarta events you won’t want to miss. This festival brings together Michelin-starred and celebrity chefs to showcase their talents. With cooking demos and special tasting menus, these Puerto Vallarta October events will dazzle your taste buds and imagination.

Centenary of Our Lady of Guadalupe Cathedral Puerto Vallarta - October 12


Lighting up the Puerto Vallarta skyline is the iconic Our Lady of Guadalupe Cathedral Puerto Vallarta. For 100 years, this crowned cathedral has been the heart of the community, and on October 12, the church will celebrate 100 years of serving the city of Puerto Vallarta. During the day, the Puerto Vallarta October events and celebrations include cultural and musical performances, religious festivities, and friendly sporting competitions.

Puerto Vallarta México by UTMB - October 28

Puerto Vallarta is now the official venue of the UTMB® World Series, a series of races that are both exhilarating and impressive. The only way to qualify for the annual UTMB® Mont-Blanc, the races here will bring about some of the best athletes in the world for different competitions that will range from the Pata Salada 10k to the Wixárika 174 km trail run. Cheer on the competitors beginning October 28, 2022.

Day of the Dead - November 1 - 2


As the winter approaches, Puerto Vallarta celebrates one of its most iconic seasonal activities: Day of the Dead. On November 1 and 2, families will be attending to grave sites, cleaning them up and sharing memories of their loved ones. Around town, you’ll see plenty of festive decorations and traditional altars set up to honor Mexican culture and community members who have passed away.

International Fishing Tournament - November 9 - 12

Join the best fisherman in the region from November 9-12th for the 66th International Marlin and Sailfish Tournament in Puerto Vallarta. Open to both national and international anglers, this tournament allows you to try your hand at catching a prize winning fish, all while having the time of your life off the Pacific coast of one of Mexico’s most popular destinations. Known for great sport fishing, stunning views, and an incredibly good time, this fishing tournament is where it’s at.

Festival Gourmet International - November 10 - 20


The region of Puerto Vallarta and Riviera Nayarit is known for its delicious culinary scene and the Festival Gourmet International pays tribute to that with a ten day celebration of the destination's gourmet traditions. From November 10-20, 2022, you can indulge as over 60 chefs and 30 restaurants participate in one of the largest showcases of culinary talent in Mexico. Pick a new restaurant every night of the festival for a scrumptious meal that will satisfy all your cravings.

Puerto Vallarta Half Marathon and 5k - November 9

For athletes, the options for what to do in Puerto Vallarta range from mountain biking to deep sea diving, but the most exciting seasonal activities are the road races. On November 9, streets will be closed for the Puerto Vallarta Half Marathon and 5k. Along the way, racers will get to run alongside the city’s river, main boulevard, and the marina.

Fire Ride Festival - November 25 - 26


Puerto Vallarta plays host to a number of adrenaline pumping Fall events and the Fire Ride Festival is one of the best. For two days, from November 25 to the 26th, you can watch as bikers race, throw tricks, and participate in a whip off battle for all to see. With live music, DJ sets, food, and drinks, this is where you’ll want to be.

Puerto Vallarta offers something for every traveler. From the culinary events during Restaurant Week and Vallarta Nayarit Gastronomica to the road races and sea turtle release opportunities, there’s always something new to experience in Puerto Vallarta.

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