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Puerto Vallarta Gay Pride Events and Parade

Update: Please note that Vallarta Pride is now a 12-14 day annual event that pays tribute to the gay and lesbian community with artistic and cultural events, films, concerts, beach parties and a lot of fun to show to everyone the fabulous diversity of the town as a place to live and visit. 

Pride was also created to showcase many of the unique elements in our LGBT community and area that have made Puerto Vallarta one of the top gay resort destinations in all of Latin America.

This year's celebrations include a wide variety of events over a fourteen (14) day period from May 16-29th, 2016 and aim to inspire, commemorate and celebrate a vibrant gay community that through the years has created its own customs and traditions. Visit here for complete and up-to-date gay pride info about events, sponsors, photo galleries, news and travel deals.


Vallarta has long been known as one of the premier gay-friendly vacation spots south of the border, so it should come as no surprise that sooner or later the local community would get itself organized and start its own Pride festivities and parade to celebrate its diversity and success here in PV, Mexico. The LGBT Pride festival also known as the first annual Vallarta Pride 2013 was held with great fanfare and success during the weekend of May 24-26, 2013 in the Romantic Zone or South Side.

The local gay and lesbian community was excited and also very pleased with the support it received from local people and businesses as well as city hall officials which helped to make the gatherings and merriment successful in themselves, and also would hopefully give a boost to increasing tourism to our charming tropical beachtown. Quite a bit of entertainment and events were packed into those few days, including a popular Commitment ceremony of Los Muertos beach at El Lido, and the Gay Pride Parade passing through some of the Zona Romantica with celebrations afterwards in Lazaro Cardenas Park, the popularity of which surprised even the organizers.

What started as a simple idea for a pride parade became a very well received and attended three day series of events which included beach parties, a fashion show, tea dance, the commitment ceremony, a public showing of the movie Frida, and much celebrating in the bars and nightclubs involved. Check out the pride 2015 (facebook) fan page for more information on developments and happenings for this year's fun and informative happenings. 

The events for Puerto Vallarta Pride 2013 were as follows:

Launch Party
Friday, May 24th, 2013 at 9:00pm
Casa Cupula gay hotel

Queen and King Coronation
Friday, May 24th, 2013 at 11:00pm
Paco's Ranch bar

Commitment Ceremony
Saturday, May 25th, 2013 at 11:00am
El Lido beach club 

Vallarta Pride Fashion Show
Saturday, May 25th, 2013 at 2:00pm
Blue Chairs resort 

Beach Tea Dance
Saturday, May 25th, 2013 at 4:00pm
El Lido & the Blue Chairs

LGBT Art Exhibit on the beach
Saturday, May 25th, 2013 at 6:00pm
El Dorado restaurant

Beach screening of the movie Frida, starring Salma Hayek and Alfred Molina
Saturday, May 25th, 2013 at 8:00pm 
El Dorado restaurant

Themed Nights at participating bars, lounges & night-clubs
Saturday, May 25th, 2013 at 11:00pm

Sunday, May 26th, 2013 at 11:00am
Romantic Zone

Puerto Vallarta Gay Pride parade 2013
Sunday, May 26th, 2013 at 4:00pm
through the Romantic Zone/South Side and ending at Lazaro Cardenas park

Outdoor Pride celebrations by "Act 2" by
Sunday, May 26th, 2013 at 5:00pm
At Lazaro Cardenas park in the Zona Romantica 

Here are some recent photos from the third annual
Puerto Vallarta gay pride parade and celebration on Saturday, May 23, 2015

The head of the gay pride parade in Puerto Vallarta as it moves up Olas Altas street in Old Town in May 2015
with Reinas (Queens) bar and a novel Gayopatra/Cleopatra ancient motif with togas and all




with the new Los Muertos pier in the background


photo of the puerto vallarta gay pride parade and festivities

Big crowds turn out in Lazaro Cardenas park for live entertainment and more festivities, food,
cruising and dancing after the parade.
The gay-friendly crowd was perhaps 3-4 times the size of that in the 2013 celebrations



Four photos below thanks to David Cannon

Jaime in the pride parade with colorful and traditional
azteca Mexican head dress

 more color and gender bending in the parade as it goes up Olas Altas street
at Francisca Rodriguez street near the Los Muertos pier and main beach

Unity was the theme in the May 2015 Puerto Vallarta gay Pride Parade and week long celebrations
with many events - here's a photo of the float for the popular gay Hotel Mercurio

another colorful pride parade picture on a celebratory Saturday, May 23, 2015
in super gay-friendly travel destination Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

with the Men's Chorus/Coro Varonil de Puerto Vallarta

friends Alfonso and Robert chatting during the festivities


Below are some photos from the first annual
Puerto Vallarta gay pride parade and celebration on May 26, 2013


gay pride parade in puerto vallarta mexico
Diana and friends from the Blue Chairs resort by the Sea


gay bar Frida during the pride parade along Carranza street

vallarta gay pride pictures may 2013

As can be seen here below in the video of the Parade by Osiel Echeverria, as well as in the one
at page bottom, most of the gay businesses and organizations in town, from Acqua gym and Spartacus spa to the
many bars and clubs in town participated - including Reinas, Frida, La Noche, Paco's Ranch,
the Blue Chairs, The Swedes, piano martini bar Garbo and some restaurants
including Taste, and gay friendly La Piazzetta and No Way Jose


staff of the restaurant Taste from the boutique gay hotel Casa Cupula

Alfonso and friends from bar Reinas (Queens) at the Lazaro Cardena park for
the Pride celebrations

gay holidays in Mexico - at the Cardenas park for the after-parade events and entertainment


annual gay pride event in puerto vallarta, mexico
One of the singers at the celebration at the park after the parade

Pride poster of the many sponsors May 26, 2013





colorful end to the first annual gay pride parade

another video by Osiel Echeverria as the group arrives at the Park


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