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Vallarta Hosts 17th International Fireworks Symposium

May 6, 2019

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico - From May 6-10, 2019 Puerto Vallarta will host the 17th International Fireworks Symposium, a world gathering of the pyrotechnic industry. This is the most important event of the Pyrotechnic industry in Mexico, and everyone is invited!

This is the second time the symposium has been held here in Puerto Vallarta. The 11th International Symposium of Fireworks was held here from April 20-24, 2009, with 350 experts from 33 countries participating.

According to Fred Wade, the coordinator of the 2009 event, the 11th edition was the largest international gathering of the pyrotechnic industry since it's inception in Montreal in 1992.

In this 17th edition, forty internationally famous fireworks manufacturers and technicians will gather at the Puerto Vallarta Sheraton Buganvilias Resort and Convention Center to exchange the latest technologies and ideas with other members of the pyrotechnic industry.

The fireworks symposium also gives pyrotechnical showmen the chance to showcase their various disciplines and specialties. Various product demonstrations and presentations will be open to the public during the event, including traditional displays evoking Mexican fiestas and folklore presented by fireworks companies from several states in Mexico, including Jalisco, Oaxaca and Mexico D.F., among others.

Fireworks shows will be held on the Malecón every night, except Wednesday, when Pirotecnia El Caperuzo, Tultepec, Estado de México will present a daylight pyrotechnics display - all of which are free and open to the public.

17th International Fireworks Symposium Events Schedule
The following events are open to the public:

Monday, May 6
20:00 "Sender of Light" procession from the Sheraton Buganvilias
20:30 Opening Ceremony by MHC
21:30 Fireworks - Pirotecnia Santiago / Oaxaca
22:00 Fireworks – Unión de Pirotécnicos del Estado de Jalisco

Tuesday, May 7
21:00 Fireworks – Piroshow / Puebla
21:30 Fireworks – Fireworks Martarello Ramos / Zumpango, Estado de México

Wednesday, May 8
13:00 Daytime Fireworks – Pirotecnia El Caperuzo, Tultepec, Estado de México

Thursday, May 9
21:00 Fireworks – Unión de Pirotécnicos de San Mateo, Tlalchichilpan, A.C.
22:00 Fireworks – México Bailando, Tultepec

Friday, May 10
22:30 Fireworks – Grupo de Pirotécnicos de San Pedro Zumpango, Estado de México

Since these events are open to the public and completely free of cost, droves of people will head downtown Puerto Vallarta to watch these pyrotechnical showmen showcase their various disciplines and specialties in dazzling displays of bright lights, colors and eye-popping entertainment.

If you want to see the show without the crowds, head for higher ground. Many Puerto Vallarta restaurants, like the hilltop gourmet restaurant, bistro limon, boast spectacular views of Banderas Bay, which will give you a ring-side seat for the fireworks displays.