Kicking off on May 19, the weeklong festival of love and acceptance offers dozens of events in Vallarta’s Zona Romantica in support of LGBTQ rights.
Attracting over 10,000 visitors this years events are open to non-profit associations, local businesses, the LGBTQ community and the general public.
Thursday, May 23 is the highlight of the week with the hugely popular Pride Parade starting at 5pm in front of the Sheraton Hotel on Avenida Francisco Medina Ascencio where it will wind its way through Centro, along the Malecon and continue to Lazaro Cardenas street where the Vallarta Pride Block Party will commence with area bars offering music, drinks, DJ’s, Drag Shows and more until 2am or later. (Or is that earlier?)
Recover with a pool party at Mantamar Beach Club on Friday, May 24 from 11am – 9pm. On Friday beginning at 4pm the ‘running of the drag queens’ the Pulpito Drag Derby will commence. Top Sky Bar will host a sunset cocktail party from 8pm – 1am. The Pink & Proud women only party will be held at El Sonador’s rooftop bar and Industry Night Club will throw their ‘After hours’ party until 5am.
Saturday, May 25 Mantamar has another pool party from 11am – 5pm and Casa Cupola gets in the fun with a Vallarta Bear Pool Party from 1pm – 10pm.
Head to Lazaro Cardenas park from 3-8pm for the Health Fair hosted by SETAC with free rapid HIV testing, counseling, condoms and lots of great info.
And on Sunday, May 26 wrap up with a farewell pool party at Mantamar from 11am – 9pm.
For the most up to date information check out the Vallarta Pride 2019 Facebook page!