Bucerías, Mexico - Bucerías will be infused with color from January 23rd - 25th during its up-coming Street Festival 2013. The festival will include the Chalk Walk, the Taste of Riviera Nayarit, and the Handcrafts Fair - three simultaneous events for the enjoyment of all of its visitors.
Four years ago, The Art Walk Plaza, an organization dedicated to the promotion of culture in Bucerías, organized the first Chalk Festival - known today as The Bucerías Chalk Art Walk - a competition that assembles Mexican and international chalk artists, who create their masterpieces on the sidewalk.
The concept has evolved since then, integrating innovative ideas like The Taste of Riviera Nayarit, a gastronomic fair that includes the participation of the most important restaurants in town, and the Handcrafts Fair, where different local artists will showcase their products, all within the framework of the Street Festival.
In 2013, artists will compete to obtain the top awards with chalk art designs inspired by Mexican cuisine. There'll also be chalk-drawing workshops for 150 children in Bucerías on Friday, January 25th.
More than 20 local restaurant will participate in the Taste of Riviera Nayarit event, each offering a "taste" of their menu. Special event food prices range between $10 - $30 pesos.
It's important to mention that, during the three days of the event, Lazaro Cardenas Street, which runs parallel to the beach in the Zona Dorada area of Bucerias, will be closed to traffic between Benito Juárez and Galeana. This is necessary to facilitate all of the festivals activities.
The Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) of Riviera Nayarit congratulates Christy Beguesse, founder of this event, as well as every participant for the strong contribution to the development of the economy in our destination. Events like this promote and help to attract visitors to our area.
About Riviera Nayarit: Mexico’s luxury travel destination, Riviera Nayarit, stretches along 192 miles of pristine Pacific coast framed by the majestic Sierra Madre Mountains just ten minutes north of the Puerto Vallarta International Airport. The region extends along the entire coast of the Pacific state of Nayarit including the resorts of Nuevo Vallarta, the historic colonial town of San Blas, exclusive Punta Mita, picturesque fishing villages, miles of serene beaches and spectacular Banderas Bay. Riviera Nayarit offers countless activities, all pleasantly affordable, such as: PGA golf courses, luxury spas, whale watching, turtle release, zip lining, surfing, deep sea fishing, bird watching, international cuisine, and shopping for local artwork and traditional Huichol handicrafts. The region attracts and satisfies vacationers of all tastes and budgets with its wide range of accommodations including chic luxury resorts, eco-tourism boutique hotels and quaint B&B inns. For more information, visit the official website at RivieraNayarit.com