Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico - Puerto Vallarta is getting ready for Vallarta Pride 2015. Scheduled to be held May 17-25, this will be the third annual event. This year's theme is "A Celebration of Unity," and it promises to be an unforgettable event in Puerto Vallarta's LGBT history.
May 17, 6:00 pm: International March Against Homophobia starts at the Sheraton Buganvilias Resort
May 18, 6:00 pm: Art Exhibition at Galeria Omar Alonso - 7:00 pm: PV Men's Chorus on the Act II Entertainment Main Stage
May 19, 9:00 pm: International Film Festival Screening by Ron Morgan Properties at Act II
May 20, 6:00 pm Sunset Commitment Ceremony at Casa Cupula
May 21, 5:00 pm: Pulpito Drag Derby on Pulpito Street - 6:00 pm: Andrew Christian Cocktail Party at Signature Lounge
May 22, 11:00 am: Andrew Christian Wet and Wild Gay Cruise at Los Muertos Pier - 7:30 pm: Andrew Christian Fashion Show by Resorts by Pinnacle at Mantamar Beach Club - 9:00 pm Big Boo's Birthday Party Bash at El Arrayán Restaurant - 9:00 pm: Circa De Cupula Warm Up Party at Casa Cupula
May 23, 5:00 pm: Vallarta Pride starting at Sheraton Hotel - 6:00 pm: Block Party at Lazaro Cardenas Park
May 24, 10:00 am: Brunch to meet Andrew Christian models at Casa Cupula - 11:00 am Closing Party at Mantamar Beach Club
Who is Coming?
Lea Delaria will be the Grand Marshall of the 2015 Vallarta Pride parade. Lea DeLaria achieved overnight stardom with her stand-out role as 'Big Boo' in the Netflix hit series Orange is the New Black. Lea was the first LGBT comic to perform on television in the US, which launched her into world recognition. She went from being unknown to a star overnight! See her at Big Boo's Party at El Arrayán, the Pride Parade, and at the block party after the parade at Lazaro Cardenas Park.
Andrew Christian and his four US fashion models. Andrew Christian is founder and head designer of Andrew Christian, the internationally renowned brand of underwear, swim wear and sportswear for men with headquarters in Hollywood, California. See him and the models at the welcome cocktail party at Signature Lounge by Pinnacle, the Andrew Christian Fashion show by Resorts By Pinnacle at Mantamar, the pride parade, the block party at Lazaro Cardenas Park, and Brunch at Casa Cupula.
What are Some of This Year's Events?
The Pulpito Drag Derby, scheduled for May 21, promises loads of fun. Bet on your favorite Drag Queen who'll be running in high heels on the cobblestones and stairs on Pulpito Street. This is also a fund raiser for the Amapas Neighborhood Association and SETAC, Vallarta's LGBT Community Center.
The Andrew Christian Fashion Show by Resorts By Pinnacle. If you like runway-style fashion shows, mark your calendars now for May 22, 2015. Then head over to Mantamar Beach Club right before sunset to see Andrew Christian himself and his four models, who will dazzle you with fashion and jewelry from local designers and stores. This event is ticketed. Click HERE to get your tickets.
On May 23rd at 6 pm, join the thousands who will line the streets from the Sheraton to Olas Altas street in the Romantic Zone to watch the 2015 Vallarta Pride Parade. After the parade, head over to Lazaro Cardenas Park in the Romantic Zone for food, fun, and music until 11:00 pm.
Latitude, Puerto Vallarta's Press Agency, has organized an LGBT press trip for Vallarta Pride 2015. This means travel writers and media bloggers will not only attend, but also write about the event in worldwide media outlets. The result is the largest number of media in the history of Vallarta are confirmed to attend this year. Imagine that. Vallarta Pride 2015 is attracting the largest number of press of any event (gay or straight) ever held in Puerto Vallarta. Get ready to enjoy an unforgettable event!
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