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VBG Diversity Day 2013 a Western Hoedown

January 10, 2013

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico - Spend an extraordinary day with the Gay community at Vallarta Botanical Gardens! On Saturday, January 26, we especially welcome our gay community and friends to celebrate the joys of the Gardens together in a full day of fun.

Many cities throughout the world host publicly-held Gay Pride events that are not only popular but also healthy economic blessings for those communities. At the Gardens, we invite you to come together to celebrate our diverse natures—in nature! This event is open to everyone 18 years old and older.

This year our theme is "A Return to Brokeback Mountain," the iconic three-Oscar Academy Award–winning film of 2005. Take part in a variety of fabulous diversions leading up to our sundown Bonfire of the Vanities and Tea Dance with DJ Jesús spinning the grooves. Other activities include a River Jamboree, Dance Performances, Live Mariachi Music, Workshops, a Vendors’ Mart, and Speed Dating!

In light of this year’s theme, western wear is encouraged but not at all necessary — however, those in western costume will receive a special gift and be eligible for our Handsomest Cowboy and Prettiest Cowgirl contests.

Your event entry fee includes round-trip transportation from Lázaro Cárdenas Park and a welcoming cocktail upon arrival. Delicious food will be available for purchase, and the bar will be open all day at the Gardens’ world-famous Hacienda de Oro Restaurant.

Admission for Diversity Day is $250 pesos per person if purchased before January 10 and $300 pesos per person on or after that day. Vallarta Botanical Gardens Members do not receive complimentary entry on this day, but may purchase tickets at a 10% discount. All proceeds beyond event costs are a direct contribution to the Vallarta Botanical Gardens to help promote beauty, culture, conservation and diversity in our beloved Bay of Banderas region.

You may purchase tickets in person by cash or check at No Way José! Restaurant, Mailboxes Etc., the Gardens themselves, or through PayPal by clicking HERE. If you pay via PayPal, please print out your receipt and bring it to the Gardens on Diversity Day. You will be asked for it at the entrance to the Gardens.

Please contact Steven Clay at 322-223-6182 or by email at stephenclay(at) for more information or assistance.

Located 30 minutes south of Old Town at Km. 24 on Highway 200, Vallarta Botanical Gardens offer something to keep every age group happy; from a Rose Garden for the romantic to jungle trails for the adventurous and a Carnivorous Plants area for the younger generation! The Botanical Gardens' vibrant and elegant settings also offer the perfect venue for weddings and special occasions. For more information, call (322) 223-6182 or visit

Click HERE to learn more about Vallarta Botanical Gardens.