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!
As can be expected for an LGBTQ hotspot like Puerto Vallarta, the city's annual pride sure packs a punch, and Puerto Vallarta Pride 2020 will be no exception to this. From Sunday to Sunday, this coastal city of Mexico will come alive in rainbow spirit, with a host of different LGBTQ-related events. Whether you're a die-hard party animal, or you like to approach pride from a more political standpoint, there's something for everything at Puerto Vallarta Pride.
Things will kick off on Sunday, May 17, with a Vigil at the beginning of Malecon at 8:30pm. Then on Wednesday, things will heat up (as you cool down) at the Pride Pool Party. Taking place at the Matamar Beach Club from 1pm to 9pm, this is arguably one of the highlights of Puerto Vallarta Pride, and is the perfect way to get acquainted with some new friends as Puerto Vallarta Pride 2020 gets started.
Be sure to save your party spirits, however, for the official Puerto Vallarta Pride Parade, which will transpire the following day (Thursday, May 21) from 6pm to 8pm. The colorful, lively procession will travel from the Hotel Sheraton to Zona Romantica, and it promises a whole lot of fun, along with a strong political message. In keeping with Puerto Vallarta's natural party spirits, there will be a series of post-pride parties, including the popular Blog Party Strip, which will run from 8pm to 2am along Lautaro Cadenas Street. There is also the official 'After Party', that will take place at Industry Night Club from 9pm to 5am.
But the fun doesn't stop there. In fact, quite the opposite! The weekend will welcome loads of different entertainment, certain to keep the pride spirits afloat. Bears can come out to play at the Bear Pride Vallarta Pool Party, which will take place on Friday, May 22 at Pool Club Casa Cupula from 1pm to 10pm. Later that evening, enjoy postcard-worthy sunsets from the rooftop of Almar Resort, for the Cocktail Kaftan Party - dress code obvious with a name like that!
Saturday will equally pack a punch, with Drag Derby from 6pm to 9pm on the corner of Olas Altas and Pulpito Streets. There will be two large-scale parties in the evening: White Party from 9pm to 2am at Mantamar Beach Club and After Party at Industry Night Club. So with a jam-packed event program, along with the dreamy backdrop of Puerto Vallarta, what's stopping you from hitting up Puerto Vallarta Pride 2020? Not much we say!