The sixth gay pride festival in Puerto Vallarta, Vallarta Pride, will take place from May 20 to 27, 2018
Vallarta Pride 2018 begins activities this May 20 with the International Vigil in Memory of Victims of AIDS, which will depart from the Naval Museum at 8:30pm and end at Plaza Lázaro Cárdenas, with a commemorative event.
On Monday, May 21 there will be events such as the Harvey Fierstein’s Torch Song, which will start at 6pm in The Boutique Community Center. That day at 7pm will start the Multimedia Presentation of History and Wisdom of LGBT in Puerto Vallarta by Teresa Delfín, at Villa Mercedes Petit Hotel. Also, the American singer Steve Grand, will perform his show at 7:30pm, in ACT II Entertainment.
The calendar of events continue on May 22 with the musical Nunsense A-Men!, which will be held at ACT II Entertainment at 7pm. On Wednesday May 23, there will be a LGBT Art Walk, where locals and tourists will visit the most innovative galleries of the city. There will be two times for tours: 6pm and 8pm; On this day there also will take place Des Artistes Dinner at Café des Artistes, with live music by Michel Giglia, from 6pm; and the Queens of the Game at Casino Life, where you will experience a Las Vegas-style night at Casino Life starting at 7pm; also The Pink Dinner, a 4-course dinner with cocktails and wine at The Top Sky Bar, starting at 8pm.
The main celebration of Vallarta Pride 2018, the Pride Parade, will unite thousands of people who will observe and participate in the celebration on Thursday, May 24. The parade will be attended by the Grand Marshal of 2018, international singer Lorena Herrera; and the local Ambassador Hector Betancourt. The Pride Parade will begin at 7pm in front of the Sheraton Buganvilias, go through the Malecón and will end in Olas Altas, where the Block Party will be celebrated starting at 6pm on Lázaro Cárdenas Street (between Vallarta and Constitución).
On May 25 the Drag Derby will take place, starting at 5pm at the corner of Pulpito and Olas Altas streets; the Meet & Greet pre-concert with Lorena Herrera at Mangos Beach Club at 8:30pm; and a Lorena Herrera free concert, at 10pm at Teatro Vallarta. Free tickets for the concert will be available in order of arrival, starting at 8pm.
Read the entire schedule here.
Source: Vallarta Pride
The Kiteboard, also called Kitesurf or Flysurfing, brings together the best of two passions: surfing and skydiving, and is characterized by the colorful kites and the impressive maneuvers of the riders. This year the event will take place from May 18 to 20 at the beach in Flamingos-Nuevo Vallarta.
The Riviera Nayarit will shine as one of the best destinations for Kiteboard sporting with Wind Festival 2018, the ninth edition of the event held in the area. The Wind Festival is considered one of the 20 best tournaments of its kind. Alejandro Ochoa, director of the Festival, said that this event began in 2011 with the initiative of the Mexican Kiteboard Association to create a space in Mexico where this sport was promoted, for which the beach of Bucerías was chosen, far exceeding the expectations of the Organizing Committee due to the large influx of registered people, both participants and spectators.
For 2016, he added, he was already included in the list of the 100 Imperdibles in Mexico, in the Moments and Events category, and for the eighth edition, in 2017, he had broken the participation record with 250 registered riders.
In this ninth edition it is expected the participation of 300 competitors from different parts of Mexico and the world, around 5,000 spectators and 100 media.
Source: Vallarta Daily
Puerto Vallarta's centennial festivities continue with the "Feria del Taco Puerto Vallarta" (lit. Taco Fair Puerto Vallarta), this festival will give you a sample of the flavor and traditions of Mexican cuisine through what is arguably their most popular dish.
This is the fourth year the fair takes place and it is scheduled to take place on Sunday, May 27, at Lazaro Cardenas Park from 4 to 11 pm.
The Feria del Taco features more than 15 restaurants that specialize in preparing the national dish with dozens of varieties and styles of this extraordinary event's main attraction... the taco!
From May 26 to 31, music festival Mayo Fest will take place in its now traditional place, the Malecon Lighthouse (on Galeana St) and it will offer the public a show worthy of the municipality's 100 years.
The Centennial celebrations have been taking place since September 2017, the entire year was marked as a "Jubilee Year", however in May is when most events are taking place. In its third edition, the festival -organized by Vallarta's Culture Institute with the Secretary of Culture of the State of Jalisco, the Tourism Trust, the Tourism Direction and COMUDE- will include free cultural, musical, sporting and touristic events of the highest level.
There will be a preamble to the festival on May 25th, where two photo exhibitions that will look to Vallarta's past, focusing on moments that marked the social, economic and cultural development of the port.
On May 26th, Mayo Fest 2018 will officially begin at 7:00 pm, with musical acts including Alas, escuela de canto, Tatewari, La Boquita and La Santa Cecilia. During the festival the public will enjoy shows from acts like Salty Paw Jazz Orchestra, José Carlos y George Gracia, Jaime Martínez, Janett Michel, Pro Danza, Plataforma 322, Vallarta Azteca, Xiutla, Pepe Aguilar & Ángela Aguilar, among others.
You can check the official program here (spanish).