Vallarta Pride 2018 will bring a new level of camp to the city’s centennial celebrations with a “100 Reasons to Celebrate” theme, culminating on Saturday, May 26 with a grand nighttime shindig worthy of any carnival.
Taking place in Puerto Vallarta from May 20 to 27, Vallarta Pride has grown yearly, with its 2017 edition attracting more than 17,000 visitors. The event has become a staple in the international Pride calendar, and now drives a considerable influx of visitors during what used to be the end of Puerto Vallarta’s traditional high season for tourism. This year, Puerto Vallarta has enjoyed one of its most active seasons for the LGBT market, with multiple events taking place across town and entertainment headliners such as Hedda Lettuce, Mama Titis, Miss Conception and Kim Kuzma taking up residency across the Zona Romantica, Puerto Vallarta’s “gayborhood.”
This year, Vallarta Pride’s annual parade will take place on Thursday, May 24. It will start at the Hotel Sheraton Buganvilias, flow into the oceanfront Malecón promenade and culminate on Lázaro Cárdenas Street, where thousands will join a block party with “circuit” music, multicolor light shows, go-go dancers and fireworks hosted by Fiesta Bar, La Noche, Mr. Flamingo, Los Muertos Brewing, CC Slaughters and La Margarita. The Vallarta Pride International Film Festival will hold a Women’s Film Festival Screening on Wednesday, May 23; Pink & Proud will present the Official Women Only Party on Friday, May 25; and an Only Girls Cocktail event takes place at the Verona Bistro Bar on Saturday, May 26.
Celebrities such as country singer Steve Grand, transgender Mexican singer Morgana Love and Mexican actress and singer Lorena Herrera will be performing this year, with Herrera performing double duty as this year’s Grand Marshal and the star of the free concert offered by Vallarta Pride on Friday, May 25 at Teatro Vallarta. Puerto Vallarta is renowned as the premier LGBT vacation destination in Mexico. The country’s first IGLTA member, since 2014, it was also honored as the first city in Mexico to be granted Gay Travel Approved status by GayTravel.com. GayCities.com users named Puerto Vallarta their “Fun in the Sun Destination” in the site’s 2016 “Best of Gay Cities” poll. Puerto Vallarta was also named an International LGBTQ Destination at tourism industry awards Travvy Awards 2017 and listed as a top beach destination by Passport magazine in April 2017.
Source: Vallarta Daily
In honor of the 100th Anniversary of our town, 16 talented photographers have organized a "One hundred years, one hundred approaches" non-profit expo showing images of Puerto Vallarta throughout its history.
By noon, during the 15 days the expo will be open, a series of workshops will be available with topics like "Perspective and photojournalism", "Composition of the image" and"The best angle of photography". In addition, the artist Ernesto Garrido has created a Psychogeographic mural that will be visualized in the access to the exhibition area.
The opening of the event took place on April 15th at 18:00 hrs in a place nearby Suites Marbella. Locals will be able to attend until 30th, from 12:00 to 20:00 hrs, to delight with Vallarta's photographs taken from an inspiring, changing, and full of history perspective, which they probably don't know. To access will be necessary to present a padlock, which can be acquired at the entrance by $20 pesos, and that will be used to create a sculpture symbolizing the love for sand and the spirit of eternity that the beautiful mountain landscapes transmit, enclosing the whole story in a hundred years of Puerto Vallarta.
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Restaurant Week 2018, organized by Vallarta Lifestyles Media Group, has reportedly beaten its record restaurant participation with 59 affiliations this year.
Restaurant Week, the gastronomic festival organized by Vallarta Lifestyles Media Group, beat its record for participating restaurants with 59 affiliations for its 14th edition, to take place later this year. The former record was set in 2012, with 45 participating restaurants. From this year on, Restaurant Week will run for 10 more days. The festival will begin on May 15 as usual, but it will end on June 10. This extension aims to provide tourists and locals with the opportunity to sample the great and varied culinary offerings of our destination.
This year’s 59 participating restaurants are: Agrodolce, Ambrosia Grill, Archie’s Wok, Azafrán, Barcelona Tapas, BARRIO BISTRO by Memo Wulff, Boccon Di Vino, Café des Artistes, Coco Tropical, Daiquiri Dick’s, Da Simone, De Cántaro, Di Vino Dante, Eishan Oriental Cuisine, El Arrayan, Florios, Fusion Gourmet, Gaby’s Restaurant Bar, Gaviotas, Hacienda San Angel, India Gate, Kaiser Maximilian, Katana Sushi & Bar, La Cappella, La Cigale French Bistro, La Leche, La Pancha, La Trattoria, Layla’s Restaurante, Mamá Sirena, Mark’s Bar & Grill, Matiz, Mérida Grill, Mikado, Nicksan, No Way José!, Oso’s Fish Market Restaurant, Pezlimon, Pizzeria La Dolce, Porto Bello, Restaurante Icú, River Café, Roberto’s Mexican Seafood, Sapori Di Sicilia, Seasons P.V., Serrano’s Meat House, Sí Señor Beach, Sushi Pop, Taste Restaurant @ Casa Cupula, Teresa Bar & Bistro, The Blue Shrimp, The Iguana, The Swedes, Tintoque, Trio Mediterranean, Tuna Blanca, Vallarta Factory, Vitea Oceanfront Bistro and Warique Restaurante.
Restaurants joining Restaurant Week for the very first time are: Agrodolce, Ambrosia Grill, Azafrán, Da Simone, De Cántaro, Eishan Oriental Cuisine, La Cappella, La Pancha, La Trattoria, Katana Sushi & Bar, Mamá Sirena, Matiz, Restaurante Icú, Sapori Di Sicilia, Sushi Pop, Teresa Bar & Bistro, Vallarta Factory and Warique Restaurante.
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Source: Vallarta Lifestyles
Vallarta Pride 2018's official website recently announced that their special VIP wristbands are finally available!
Vallarta Pride, the biggest LGBTQI event in Puerto Vallarta, returns this May 20-27 for its sixth year with a whole week of cultural and fun, free and exclusive events that you’re going to love!
We want to make sure you don’t miss the biggest and exclusive events this year, so take a look for our special VIP wristbands, now available on our online store here. Wristbands and tickets will be available at our information booth in Blue Chairs Resort (Malecon y Almendro #4, Puerto Vallarta) from May 20 to 26, 10am to 2pm, with your official ID and your printed purchase confirmation.
Source: Vallarta Pride
This past Wednesday, April 11th, Vallarta welcomed representatives of the artistic community of Magdalena as part of the 'Expo Municipios' event, which will run through Sunday, April 15th.
In light of Vallarta's 100th anniversary, the mucicipality is promoting the traditions of Vallarta from 4pm to 11pm, the expo will be held in the Hidalgo Park, Plaza de Armas and the Municipal Presidency residence.
Some of the participants of this event include production houses “Standard Art Stone”, specializing in obsidian craftsmanship; and “TFM” known for their used of opal. Likewise, Magdalena's Contemporary Dance Company will present the play 'Contumaz' n Friday, april 13th.
Magdalena is a town and municipality in the state of Jalisco in central-western Mexico. It borders the state of Nayarit to the west, and the town of Tequila to the east. This town is home to several natural, cultural and historical attractions.
Source: NotiVallarta (Spanish)