The sixth gay pride festival in Puerto Vallarta, Vallarta Pride, will take place from May 20 to 27, 2018 and its Organizing Committee is proud to announce the confirmation of the events that will embellish this festivity in honor of the vibrant LGBT community that lives and visits our tourist destination.
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.
On May 21, the Vallarta Pride International Film Festival will start. The festival will screen films such as “120 Beats per Minute” on Monday 21 at 7pm in ACT II Entertainment. The same film will be also screened with english subtitles at Casa Karma Boutique Resort at 9pm; The film “Tangerine”, which will be screened at Villa Mercedes Petit Hotel on Tuesday 22 at 7pm; and “Love 3D”, which will be screened at Villa Mercedes Petit Hotel on Wednesday 23 at 9pm.
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.
Other events confirmed for Friday, May 25 are the Official Women’s Party by Pink & Proud (women only), which will take place at the Rooftop Bar of El Soñador, starting at 9pm and will feature DJ Vo!d; and The Big Top Party, hosted by Eliad Coheen.
On Saturday, May 26, the fun continues with the Andrew Christian HOT Underwear Cruise, which will depart at 10:30am from Los Muertos Pier and will be attended by the international fashion designer, Andrew Christian. The fun will also be at Adam and Steve’s Party at Casa Cupula (men only), from 12pm to 7pm; as well as at the White Party Neon Circus Puerto Vallarta at Mantamar Beach Club from 6pm to 1am. In Parque Hidalgo, the Health Fair will be held from 4pm to 8pm, and S.E.T.A.C will provide medical references and professional services. On the other hand, in the Lázaro Cárdenas Park the 100 Reasons to Celebrate Fair will take place from 6pm to 10pm. There will be traditional games, mariachi, fashion show, awards, food and drinks. In Verona Bistro Bar there will also be an Cocktail Only for Girls from 8pm to 1am.
Vallarta Pride concludes its calendar of events on May 27, with the Pool Party Foam at Mantamar Beach Club, from 3pm to 10pm; and the screening of the documentary made in Bahía de Banderas “I Became Her Sister”, followed by a Q&A session with the director Teresa Delfín and Dafne Estrada, protagonist of the documentary.
The Organizing Committee of Vallarta Pride invites you to know the details of all the events and buy your tickets on the official website of Vallarta Pride, as well as to enjoy the whole week of events to celebrate the LGBT and LGBT-friendly community in Puerto Vallarta.
Vallarta Pride is an event held annually in May that brings more than 15,000 tourists to Puerto Vallarta just during the festival. It has been created to celebrate the diverse and vibrant LGBTQI community that lives and visits Puerto Vallarta and that over the years has influenced and integrated its culture, heritage and history.