Puerto Vallarta, Mexico - The colonnaded courtyard of Puerto Vallarta's historic Old Town Hall was the site of the 2018 edition of 'Mariachis, Margaritas & More,' a fabulous Mexican Fiesta that included dinner and traditional entertainment on Friday, March 23, 2018.
Celebrating the city's 100th birthday, the evening included a gourmet 'tasting' buffet provided by 25 top local chefs and restaurants, as well as performances by the international award-winning Ballet Folklorico Tradiciones dancers and the Nuevo Continental Mariachi band.
Floral arrangements decorated the two dozen tables that surrounded the fountain in the courtyard as strings of colorful papelpicata fluttered overhead. Local guitar-masters Piel Canela serenaded the 200 guests, followed by keyboard wizard Freddy Allen. Vallarta entertainment veteran Amy Armstrong got the evening going with her amazing vocals. And, of course, there were Margaritas!
In its second year, Mariachis, Margaritas & More, organized by Viejo Vallarta and the Amapas Neighborhood Association, raised $118,500 pesos to buy construction materials for the Highway 200 Sidewalk Project.
The entire 300-meter project, including curbs, storm drains, retaining walls, support structures and railings, will cost an estimated $500,000 pesos. ANA hopes to raise another $135,000 pesos, getting the project to its halfway point, before construction resumes in the fall.
You can help complete the sidewalk by 'adopting' a meter of pavement for $1,750 pesos. Adopting 5 or 10 meters entitles contributors to memorial ceramic plaques on the wall at the end of the sidewalk.
For more information or to adopt a meter (or more!) of sidewalk, call the Amapas Neighborhood Association at (322) 244-0185, or stop by our office at 111/3 Rodolfo Gomez, across from Barra Light, on the south side of Puerto Vallarta.
The Amapas Neighborhood Association is the official association of residents and business owners in the Colonia Amapas of Puerto Vallarta. A volunteer and not-for-profit association with about 350 members, the ANA was founded in 2002 to improve the quality of life in Amapas. We work to keep our neighborhood safe, beautiful, desirable and welcoming to tourists and residents from all countries and walks of life. We are also the official "Junta Vecinal" or neighborhood council for Amapas, the legal representative of the neighborhood to the city government. Learn more at AmapasPV.com.