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Get Ready for a Long Weekend Full of Vallarta Pride!

May 24, 2016

More than 10,000 tourists and locals enjoyed the Vallarta Pride 2015 parade, which was undoubtedly the most representative and emotional event of this week-long festival. (Photos courtesy of GayPV.com)

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico - The Vallarta Pride Organizing Committee would like to invite the general public to enjoy the highlight events of Vallarta Pride 2016, which are set to take place over the long weekend (May 26-29) of this festival that celebrates the LGBTTIQ community in our city.

Púlpito Drag Derby - May 26th at 6:00 pm
Corner of Púlpito & Olas Altas, Romantic Zone

The weekend starts with the 'Running of the Drag Queens' in the 3rd annual Púlpito Drag Derby. The fun starts at 6:00 pm with a wet-shirt contest and pre-party at Pulpito Plaza. Then, female impersonators wearing high-heels will race up and down the street and perform required stunts. Spectators are encouraged to bet on their favorites, and judges will be positioned along the route. Cash prizes will be awarded to the top three competitors. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Amapas Neighborhood Association's Pulpito Plaza Project.

Vallarta Pride Opening Party - May 26th at 10:00 pm
Alhambra Lounge, Lázaro Cárdenas 240-1, Romantic Zone

The Pride Committee is excited to welcome the newest bar to Puerto Vallarta's Romantic Zone – Alhambra Lounge. Join us as they open their huge wooden doors for the Official Opening Party for Pride 2016! Alhambra's sexy environment offers a refined sense of style that promises to make your night truly magical. Meet the Pride Committee and our special VIPs at this friendly Welcome Event! Surprises await all who attend – It is rumored that a few "guests stars" will make an appearance.

TOP Party - May 27 at 3:00 pm
Puerto de Luna, Fco Medina Ascencio 2500, Hotel Zone

Come out to El Jardín de la Luna, where you'll enjoy the best of outdoor gay fun - complete with national and international DJs spinning dance favorites. El Jardín de la Luna is within the Puerto de Luna Hotel across from the Holiday Inn in PV's North Hotel Zone. Price: $300 pesos per person.

Warmup Pride Pool Party & Secret Garden - May 27 at 6:00 pm
Casa Cupula, Callejon de la Igualdad #129, Colonia Amapas

Casa Cupula will host the Gay Pride Warmup Party on Friday May 27, with our "Glowjob" pool party from 6 pm-midnight. Come in a bathing suit and cool off to hot DJ beats and a fashion parade of glowing dancers. You won't want to miss this! Price: $100 pesos

Chanclifiesta by Pink & Proud - May 27 at 9:00 pm
Parota Park, Hotel Zone

Pink & Proud organized for the third time this exclusive party for women in the Parque Parota, where there will be domestic & international bar, El Arrayán tacos and two live DJs spinning all the music from all the decades - for women only. Price: $290 pesos per person.

Pride Patio Party - May 28 from 12:00-6:00 pm
Seasons PV, Riviera Molino, Ignacio L. Vallarta 130

At 12 noon, Seasons PV Restaurant will open its doors to Pride-goers, so they can enjoy a happy hour with delicious food and drinks that lasts all day long.

Pride T-Dance - May 28 at 11:00 am
Mantamar Beach Club Bar & Grill, Malecon #169, Romantic Zone

Mantamar Beach Club Bar & Grill, the most exclusive beach club in Puerto Vallarta will offer music, drinks, food, entertainment and much more. Pass 1 - $350 pesos: includes lounge chair, $250 pesos credit on food and beverage, towel and locker. Pass 2 - $1,500 pesos: includes Cabana by the pool, $1,000 pesos credit on food and beverages, complimentary drink, towel and locker.

Pride Parade 2016 - May 28 at 5:00 pm
From the Hotel Sheraton to Lazaro Cardenas Park

On May 28th at 5 pm, join the thousands who will line the streets from the Sheraton to Lazaro Cardenas Park in the Romantic Zone to watch the 2016 Vallarta Pride Parade. The three-kilometer parade starts promptly at 5 pm in front of the Sheraton Buganvilias Resort and Convention Center and travels along the world-famous boardwalk to Lazaro Cardenas Park where parade-goers and participants will enjoy celebrity guests, including Myriam Montemayor, winner of the popular TV reality show La Academia, live entertainment, exhibitors and a food and beverage court. Idan Matalon, an Israeli video blogger, journalist, producer, model, business executive and one of the most popular YouTube LGBT personalities will serve as this year's Parade Grand Marshall.

Party at Lazaro Cardenas Park - May 28 from 6:00-11:00 pm
Park Lazaro Cardenas, Romantic Zone

For the fourth consecutive year, Lazaro Cardenas Park will be the meeting place for the biggest of all the Vallarta Pride festivities - The Party in The Park. A variety of attractions will attest to diversity during this festival. In addition to exhibition stands for local nonprofits, community organizations, corporate sponsors and small businesses, food & drinks area, live DJ and lots of dancing, the main stage will feature Idan Matalon (the Grand Marshal of Vallarta Pride 2016), Myriam, Waste Sisters, Supermana, a live DJ and many other celebrities.

After Party - May 28 at 11:00 pm
OPEN Night Club, Venustiano Carranza 212, Romantic Zone

After enjoying all of the festivities at the Vallarta Pride 2016 Party in the Park, head over to Open Night Club for an after-party and continue celebrating until dawn.

Sunday Brunch at Taste Restaurant - May 29 at 9:00 am
Casa Cupula, Callejon de la Igualdad #129, Amapas

Take a break from all that partying and enjoy Sunday brunch in an exclusive setting surrounded by lush tropical vegetation at Taste Restaurant. It's the perfect place to recharge and prepare for the last event of Pride Vallarta. Your table awaits!

Vallarta Pride 2016 Closing Party - May 29 at 11:00 am
Mantamar Beach Club Bar & Grill, Malecon #169, Romantic Zone

The Pride Festival LGBTTIQ ends its activities with a fun and fabulous closing party proudly hosted by Mantamar Beach Club Bar & Grill. It will be a glorious day under the sun on Puerto Vallarta's iconic Los Muertos Beach, with the ocean, pool and sand at your toe tips, as you treat yourself to food and drink created by Cafe des Artistes. Cheer on your favorite players in the annual Drag Queens vs Leather Boys volleyball match. It will be a fond "Adios" to Vallarta Pride 2016, and look forward to Vallarta Pride 2017!

About Vallarta PRIDE

Recognized internationally as a LGBTTIQ Mecca, Puerto Vallarta warmly receives domestic and international gay visitors, creating a sophisticated culture sheltered by a vibrant local community that is constantly evolving. This heritage was adopted by the Vallarta PRIDE Organizing Committee in order to work together with public and private partners, putting our city on the world stage of the yearly LGBTTIQ celebrations. Vallarta PRIDE works towards a future without discrimination so that we all have equal rights before the law. We believe we can achieve this through the LGBTTIQ events we organize to inspire, to commemorate and celebrate our community. For more information, please visit VallartaPride.com, or the official Facebook page.