September in the Riviera Nayarit Means Sporting, Traditional, and Fashion Events

  • Mexico’s Pacific Treasure is celebrating this very patriotic month with a series of activities that will have you, too, exclaiming “¡Viva México!”

The Riviera Nayarit Convention and Visitors Office (CVB) is all about events—over 80 a year, in fact—that not only attract visitors and project the destination onto the international stage but are also an important revenue source. 

Read on for a list of some of the top activities taking place in this vibrant destination during the month of September.

Wellnessing Getaway by Grand Velas (September 6 – 8)
The Wellnessing Getaway was created to bring harmony to body, mind, and spirit. Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit extends this invitation to enjoy an extraordinary wellness experience with special guests and activities inspired by ancient traditions, all as part of the privileges that come with the property’s all-inclusive plan.
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San Pancho Pee Wee Surfing League (September 8 – 9)
San Pancho is ready to welcome the 2018 Pee Wee Surfing League from September 8-9, the fourth stop on the children’s circuit that began last June. The goal of the circuit is to discover the newest talent in Nayarit for this sport. The league is represented by Ramos Shapes, Sunset Bungalows and Los Rudos SurfShop, following the competition formats established by the World Championship Tour Top 33 for the World Surf League (WSL), the ISA (International Surfing Association) and Surfing Association of the State of Nayarit (ASENAY, by its acronym in Spanish), with the support of local clubs.
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Fiestas Patrias (15 – 16 septiembre)
The celebration of the Independence Day Festivities is one of our most treasured traditions, and the Riviera Nayarit makes the Grito, or yell, a very special occasion. The festivities begin on the evening of the 15th with the Grito de Independencia, a ceremony that’s replicated in nearly every plaza in nearly every coastal town, along with fireworks and fairs. The celebration continues on the 16th with a military and sports parade to commemorate another year of Mexico’s Independence.

San Blas Pee Wee Surfing League (September 22 – 23)
On September 22-23 it’s San Blas’ turn to receive this itinerant surfing competition, which moves through Nayarit’s coastal towns seeking the newest local talent.
San Francisco Patron Saint Feasts (September 26 to October 4)
Fairs, dances and jamborees with a special twist are a specialty of the Riviera Nayarit’s Cultural Capital. These festivities honor San Francisco, also known as San Pancho, and are a very Mexican tradition.

Riviera Fest (September 29 – 30)
The Marina Riviera Nayarit in la Cruz de Huanacaxtle will end the month of September by hosting the Riviera Fest, a gathering and exhibit of Volkswagen vehicles, from classic models to modified. The event is endorsed by the National Association of Volkswagen Clubs of Mexico (ANCVM). There will be live music, food for sale, and beach access.
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Riviera Nayarit Fashion Weekend (September 29 – 30)
Fashion, beach, music, and the region’s trendiest offer will be on display for the very first Riviera Nayarit Fashion Weekend, taking place from September 29-30 at the W Punta de Mita hotel. National media is expected to attend, as well as influencers and celebrities.
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6th Flamingos Race (TBD)
This recreational race will be held for the 6th consecutive year with the goal of encouraging sports, giving runners a great excuse to vacation in the Riviera Nayarit. The host hotel is the Samba Vallarta by Emporio Hotels & Suites by Grupo Diestra, located in Flamingos.

The Riviera Nayarit Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) and the Bahía de Banderas Hotel and Motel Association (AHMBB) reaffirm their commitment to the strategic promotion of the destination, pursuing areas of opportunity and consolidating new markets to increase the number of incoming tourists, together with the support of the Government of the State of Nayarit via the Tourism Promotion Trust (Fiprotur).

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