March 1-31, 2016. Three stages of entertainment, including the music of the Mamas & Papas, Joni Mitchell and John Denver + Dueling Drag Divas, Legends of the 50s-60s, Brittany Kingery, Lorena Peril - Married & Looking, Mayhem with Mama, Sutton Lee Seymour - The Way Off Broad, Respect - the Musical and more....
Easter Sunday March 27, 2016. Major religious, arts and cultural event brings thousands, young and old, of all kinds, to celebrate, socialize and party in the streets, on the beaches and in the nightclubs. Holy Week begins March 20th Palm Sunday/ Domingo de Ramos with Holy Days until Easter Sunday/Pascua, followed by entertainment, feasting and fireworks until April 4th.
May 19 + 22 + 24, 2016, 9pm - 10:30 or 11pm. Three-day Film Festival features a FAMILY theme, celebrating the creativity and diversity of the LGBT community worldwide. See webpage updates for films program and screening venue TBA. Also: May 20th 8pm-12am Music Festival at Los Muertos Pier; plus May 23rd Community Art Show 9pm-10:30pm at Lazaro Cardenas Park.
May 25, 2016 12am-12am Divas de Rancho production by local actors/ performers. Also 9am-1pm at Los Muertos Pier, Fun Day Cruise colors, exotic locations/ sexy on-board crew + 9pm - 12am Fashion Show at Mantamar Beach Club Bar & Grill, with local fashion designers putting their twist in the FAMILY theme; and Gay Art Walk 9-10:30pm art exhibition.
May 26, 2016 Opening party TBA - and 7-11pm at the Block Party on Pilitas - Kick off event for Vallarta Pride main weekend - Drag Queen competition/ fundraiser for Amapas Neighborhood and the Pride Committee. The derby/ block party highlights the LGBT neighborhood of Zona Romantica and Playa de los Muertos.
May 27-28, 2016. FRI 1-9pm Circuit Party + 8-11pm Hot 'n Sexy Party + 9pm-1am Women’s Party. SAT 11am-3pm T-Dance/ Mantamar Beach Club + 5-8pm Pride Parade (Sheraton Buganvilias - Malecon - Lazaro Cardenas Park) + 6-11pm Festival live entertainment. Afterparty 11pm-10am/ CC Slaughters. See GayPv + below.
November 5 - 12, 2016, at Hard Rock Hotel Vallarta. Club Atlantis takes over the entire 5-star resort to create a relaxing all-gay beach vacation. Newly renovated 5-story resort faces one of Mexico’s most beautiful bays. One price for absolutely everything: deluxe accommodations, meals, drinks, sports, activities, entertainment, parties, gratuities, WiFi internet, and more.
Mid-November, 2016 (TBC), annual week-long event in Puerto Vallarta. Riviera Nayarit & Tepic: master chefs & young international talent gather to share, learn & teach culinary secrets. Highlights include cooking classes, cheese seminars, winemakers night, & gourmet meals at best restaurants. See the events line-up at their website:
November 25-27, 2016 (TBC). Weekend of events: Welcome Party; Thanksgiving Bash; T-Dance; Main Event White Party + Beach Partie. More info at: Will Gorges + facebook below:
Each year on December 12th celebrating the 1531 appearance of the Virgin Mary to peasant Juan Diego near Mexico City. Colorful and festive religious processions wend the streets from early December. The gay community marks December 1 as World AIDS Awareness Day
December 29, 2016 - January 2, 2017 (TBC) with international, DF and GDL DJs. Uber Pool/Beach parties, New event spaces and NYE celebrations - this past year at Oscar's. More details at the website and fb page:
January 29 - February 5, 2017. Annual men's week & bear gathering with beach parties, pool parties, dance & cocktail parties, pub crawls, canopy zip-line fun, ATV tours, cruises, & whatever else the guys are up for. The two Host Hotels this year: Torre De Oro (formally The Abbey Hotel) and Blue Chairs Resort By The Sea. See full details at website:
Late February, 2017 (TBC), the pre-Lent celebration, people in costumes - run by the city/ mayor's office - more mainstream now after several years of being organized and popularized by the local LGBT community.