Fun and Excitement Awaits at Riviera Nayarit
by Alexia Martínez
August will be a festive ode to entertainment in Riviera Nayarit. From watching the talented new faces of worldclass surf to taking part of incredible gastronomic events, your schedule will add a touch of local authenticity with these activities.
Save the dates and embark on an unforgettable adventure at the Nayaritan Riviera.
The Corn Cob Fair
Date: from August 6th to 15th
As usual each year, Jala celebrates the patron saint of the Lateran Basilica, The Virgin of Assumption, with a colorful display of corn posts placed in the atrium and outside the church. Once a merely religious celebration it would later be held as a popular party known as “The Fair of the Corn Cob”.
Mechanical games will set the fun ambiance, while gastronomy, handcrafts and cultural pavilions immerse visitants into the traditions of the region. Be part of this celebration witnessing the award ceremony of the biggest corn and the beauty pageant, and enjoy the array of events, ranging from arts, sports and cultural performances among many others.
Punta Mita Beach Festival
Date: August 12th and 13th
The glamorous lifestyle of Punta de Mita is showcased at its fullest at this event. A weekend full of adventure that promises nothing but unique experiences guided by experts with abundant gastronomic options, private yacht wharfs, children’s programs, cultural workshops and much more.
Gastronomic Kick off
Date: from August 14th to 16th
Talented chefs will lead this culinary event, inviting attendees to explore the extraordinary creations of the worldwide personalities of the gourmet world, like Paco Roncero, one of the prestigious representatives of the Spanish avant-garde cuisine; Aaron Mizrahi, Elías Sapién –a specialized banquet professional, and Betty Vázquez, the Gastronomic Ambassador of Riviera Nayarit. Each and every event that is part of this encounter is designed to delight the palates of those searching for an explosion of flavors and haute cuisine.
Would like to learn more about culinary techniques? Aarón Mizrahi will lead the meat workshop; Elias Sapien will be showcasing a kitchen workshop; and Chef Vázquez will surprise attendees with her ceviche workshop.
Dolphin Group Program Congress
Date: from August 16th to 19th
In search of new talents of applied technology and science, Nuevo Vallarta will host the National Congress of Scientific and Technological Research of the Pacific.
At this remarkable event, the Research Strengthening and Inter-institutional Program, together with the Pacific Postgraduate will meet the promising young professionals to take part of their graduate national and international projects.
Surf Sayulita Pee Wee League
Date: August 19th
Sayulita has been acknowledged by surfing lovers and professionals for its challenging waves that attract visitors from all over the world. The league for minors and youngsters, which boosts the new talents of this sport to the national spotlight, will hold their annual event, offering an extraordinary display of courage, enthusiasm and potential to the attendees to this event.
Either you decide to delight your palate or learn more about the cultural traditions and sports of this region full of charm and natural beauty, there is a lot of fun guaranteed!