Puerto Vallarta Gay Pride first started in 2011, but despite its relatively new presence it continues to offer a full and very impressive program of events lined up for the whole LGBTQ community and it’s the largest LGBTQ Pride event in the region. Puerto Vallarta is recognized worldwide as an LGBTQ mecca, hosting national and international gay visitors. It makes perfect sense then that the city's annual pride goes off with a bang, and continues to attract both locals and tourists each year who come to celebrate their pride.
Puerto Vallarta Gay Pride was created to showcase all the unique elements that have made Puerto Vallarta a favorite resort destination of the international gay community. Associations, companies and the entire LGBTQ community have joined together again to organize this event that celebrates the lifestyle diversity of the city. The 8-day event turns the city upside down with loads of pride-related revelry, keeping everyone more than entertained. The highlight is arguably the impressive Pride Parade, which usually takes place on the last weekend of Puerto Vallarta Pride. On top of this, there are loads of other attractions filling the 8-day program, including arts and culture events, concerts, entertainment, circuit-style parties, films, fun and lots of partying. Phew! Talk about packing it in for Pride!
Puerto Vallarta has truly cemented itself as an LGBTQ hotspot, which is particularly popular for gay and lesbian travelers flocking from The US and Canada. During Puerto Vallarta Gay Pride, the LGBTQ flame burns bright, but at any other time of the year, you can experience much of the city's gay life in the Zona Romántica neighborhood, which is jam-packed with gay bars, restaurants, and gay clubs. During Vallarta Pride, plenty of celebrations take place in and around Zona Romántica, so be sure to pencil in an afternoon drink at one of the many bars, and experience your pride in Puerto Vallarta like a gay local. So will we be seeing you this year for Puerto Vallarta Pride? We certainly hope so!
Bear in mind that this is the event program for 2019. Stay tuned for the program for Puerto Vallarta Pride 2020, coming soon. For 2019, the theme of Puerto Vallarta Pride is 'Love Included', which aims to send a strong message of love, respect, and inclusion towards diverse members of our community. Sold yet? We sure are!
The celebrations will kick off with the official opening party at the Mantamar Beach Club, which is scenically positioned on the Los Muertos gay beach. The main Puerto Vallarta Gay Pride Parade is on Thursday, May 23 and it will kick off at 5pm from the Hotel Rosita, and conclude with a celebration in the Lazaro Cardenas Park Gardens. You can also look forward to plenty of other pride celebations including the famous Block Party and After Party on the same night!
For the rest of the weekend, Puerto Vallarta puts on an incredible line-up of events to make you feel out, proud, and fabulous. We're talking about a Drag Derby on Friday, May 24, a White Party on Saturday, May 25, and one incredible Farewell Pool Party on Sunday, May 26 to wrap everything up with a splash.
So if you like the idea of experiencing your pride in a beach oasis this May, you need to add Puerto Vallarta Pride to your gay events' calendar of 2019.