Day of the Dead Program 2016 (English)

Day of the Dead is one of the most iconic Mexican traditions because of the whole ritual around this date. There are different events in Puerto Vallarta, showing locals and visitors the mysticism behind this celebration.

In Puerto Vallarta this day is celebrated with a parade that starts on the Malecon towards Cuale River’s Market, and concludes with a folk festival with charros, catrinas contest and fireworks.

We’ll be waiting for you. Don’t miss one of the most iconic traditions of Mexico, in Puerto Vallarta.

 

Check out the complete activities program below. You can also download it here: http://bit.ly/2dTcho5
 

Schedule: 

Saturday, October 29, 2016

9:00-19:00. Dead Altars exhibition. Emiliano Zapata neighborhood, Viejo Vallarta.

All day. Calaveras exhibition in blown glass in Glass World. Emiliano Zapata neighborhood, Viejo Vallarta.

All day. Exhibition of paintings by Day of the Dead in crosswalks. Insurgentes Street / Lázaro Cárdenas, Basilio Badillo / Insurgentes. Emiliano Zapata neighborhood, Viejo Vallarta.

18:30. Opening of the Exhibition of the Dead Altars Union Urban Farms owners of Puerto Vallarta.

19:00. Presentation of the Dead Dancers. Galerias Vallarta Mall.

19:00. Opening of the Exhibition of the Dead Altars by Hotels of Puerto Vallarta. Malecón, in front of the Lighthouse.

18:00-22:30. Mexican Party “PATA SALADA” The Feast of My People. Hidalgo Park.

18:00-22:30. Presentation of the Folkloric Ballet of Macuspana Tabasco and Oaxaca. Hidalgo Park.

18:00 -23:00. Special offer of menus by Restaurants. Cuale River Island.

19:00. Presentation of the School of Puerto Vallarta Orchestra. Central courtyard of City Hall.

18:00-22:30. Mexican Kermes. Plaza de Armas (city’s main square).
19:30. Exhibition “Boarding Point, pangas Vallarta”. Plaza de Armas (city’s main square).

19:30. Altar Interactive exhibition. . Plaza de Armas (city’s main square).

18:00-22:00. Exhibition of Altars by Merchants. Francisca Rodriguez walkway

18:00-22:00. Explanatory mural on the Feast Day of the Dead. Francisca Rodriguez walkway

18:00-22:00. Interactive photo frame of Catrin and Catrina. Francisca Rodriguez walkway.

20:00. Skit “Lluvias de agosto”. Mina and Hidalgo Street, outside the Tourist Office.
21:00-23:00. Maleconeada Charra along drums. Home Malecon and concludes in Arcos.

 

Sunday, October 30, 2016

9:00-19:00. Dead Altars exhibition. Emiliano Zapata neighborhood, Viejo Vallarta.
All day. Calaveras Exhibition in blown glass in Glass World. Emiliano Zapata neighborhood, Viejo Vallarta.

All day. Exhibition of paintings by Day of the Dead in crosswalks. Insurgentes Street / Lázaro Cárdenas, Basilio Badillo / Insurgentes. Emiliano Zapata neighborhood, Viejo Vallarta.

19:00. Opening of the Dead Altars Exhibition of Educational Institutions. Exterior corridors Municipal Presidency

18:00-22:30. Mexican Party “PATA SALADA” The Feast of My People “. Hidalgo Park.

18:00-22:30. Presentation of the Folkloric Ballet of Macuspana Tabasco and Oaxaca. Hidalgo Park.

18:00-19:00. Municipal Band. Plaza de Armas (city’s main square).

All day. Exhibition “Boarding Point, pangas Vallarta”. Plaza de Armas (city’s main square).

All day. Interactive exhibition altar. Plaza de Armas (city’s main square).

19:00-20:00. Vallartense lottery game. Plaza de Armas (city’s main square).

18:00-22:30 Kermes Mexicana. Plaza de Armas (city’s main square).

19:00. Conference “The History of Death in Ancient Mexico”. Mina and Hidalgo Street, outside the Tourist Office.

18:00 -23:00. Special offer menus by Restaurants. Cuale River Island

All day. Dead Altar Exhibition. Villa Premiere Hotel and Buenaventura Grand. Plaza de la Hermandad

All day. Dead Altars exhibition the Hotels in Puerto Vallarta Mayan Palace Hotel, Hotel Canto del Sol, Hotel Grand Fiesta Americana. Marriott Hotel, Sheraton Hotel, Hotel Tropicana, among others. Malecón.

All day. Exhibition of Altars of the Union of Urban Farm owners Puerto Vallarta, A.C. Plazoleta Iturbide Street, Historical Center.

9:00-22:00. Exhibition of Altars by Merchants. Francisca Rodriguez walkway.

9:00-22:00. Explanatory mural on the Feast Day of the Dead. Francisca Rodriguez walkway.

9:00-22:00. Take the photo on interactive Catrin and Catrina frame. Francisca Rodriguez walkway.

20:00 -21:30. Live music. Francisca Rodriguez walkway.

18:30-19:30. Presentation of the Ballet of Hotel Canto del Sol by Edward Gill, Artistic Director. Arcos del Malecón.

20:00-22:00. Presentation of Ballet Mazcoatl Mascota, Jalisco. Arcos del Malecón.

20:00-22:00. Guest singers: Enrique Villegas, José Alfredo Hernández Bañuelos “Kora” Aída Guadalupe Pérez Infante and María Elena Infante Galindo. Arcos del Malecón.

 

Monday, October 31, 2016

9:00-19:00. Dead Altars exhibition. neighborhood, Viejo Vallarta.
All day. Calaveras Exhibition in blown glass  in Glass World. Emiliano Zapata neighborhood, Viejo Vallarta.

All day. Exhibition of paintings by Day of the Dead in crosswalks. Insurgentes Street / Lázaro Cárdenas, Basilio Badillo / Insurgentes. Emiliano Zapata neighborhood, Viejo Vallarta.

18:00-22:30. Mexican Party “PATA SALADA” The Feast of My People “. Hidalgo Park.

18:00-22:30. Presentation of Child Mariachi Tamazula. Hidalgo Park.

18:00-22:30. Presentation of the Folkloric Ballet of Macuspana Tabasco and Oaxaca. Hidalgo Park.

19:30-21:30. The Dead Film Festival, Film “The Book of Life”. Lázaro Cárdenas Park.

All day. Exhibition “Boarding Point, pangas Vallarta”. Plaza de Armas (city’s main square).

All day. Altar interactive exhibition. Plaza de Armas (city’s main square).

18:00-22:30. Mexican Kermes. Plaza de Armas (city’s main square).

20:00-21:00. Vallartense lottery game. Plaza de Armas (city’s main square).

19:00-22:00. Music and Beer Festival. Pulpito Street and Olas Altas.

18:00 -23:00. Offer special menus by Restaurants. Cuale River Island.

18:00-19:00. Skit: The Burial of Cleto (Spoof) by the children of Ameyali Primary School. Arcos del Malecón

19:00-20:00. Presentation of the Musical Group Tatewari. Arcos del Malecón.

21:00-22:30. Charra walk with drums. Starting the Malecón (street level on October 31) and ends in Plaza de Armas.

9:00-22:00. Exhibition of Altars by Merchants. Francisca Rodriguez walkway.

9:00-22:00. Explanatory mural on the Feast Day of the Dead. Francisca Rodriguez walkway.

9:00-22:00. Take the photo on interactive Catrin and Catrina frame. Francisca Rodriguez walkway.

18:00-22:00. Verbena Popular. Francisca Rodriguez walkway.

18:00-22:00. Live music. Francisca Rodriguez walkway.

18:00-22:00. Interactive Mexican Games. Francisca Rodriguez walkway.

All day. Dead Altar Exhibition Villa Premiere Hotel and Buenaventura Grand. Plaza de la Hermandad.

All day. Dead Altars Exhibition the Hotels in Puerto Vallarta: Mayan Palace Hotel, Hotel Canto del Sol, Hotel Grand Fiesta Americana. Marriott Hotel, Sheraton Hotel, Hotel Tropicana, among others. Malecón.

12:00. Exhibition opening of the Dead Altars of the guests Municipalities:

San Sebastian, Pets, Chapala, Tamazula and Tonala. Aquiles Serdan Park.

All day. Exhibition of Altars of the Union of Urban Farm owners Puerto Vallarta, A.C. Plazoleta Iturbide Street, Col. Centro.

17:00-17:45. Presentation of a Musical show by the “ALAS” School. Plaza Caracol.

17:45-18:30. Presentation of a Musical show, Juan Gabriel impersonator. Plaza Caracol.

 

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

10:00-11:00. Day Saints Mass. (Officiated inside the Pantheon). “5 de Diciembre” Cemetery.

10:00-13:00. Receiving Catrinas participants in the contest. “5 de Diciembre” Cemetery.

17:00-17:30. Folkloric Ballet participation. “5 de Diciembre” Cemetery.

17:30-18:30. Presentation and description of participants Catrinas. “5 de Diciembre” Cemetery.

19:15. Catrinas winning awards. (Cash prizes to the top three places). “5 de Diciembre” Cemetery.

9:00-19:00. Dead Altars Exhibition. Emiliano Zapata neighborhood, Viejo Vallarta.

9:00-19:00. Calaveras Exhibition in blown glass in Glass World. Emiliano Zapata neighborhood, Viejo Vallarta.

All day. Exhibition of paintings by Day of the Dead in crosswalks. Insurgentes Street / Lázaro Cárdenas, Basilio Badillo / Insurgentes. Emiliano Zapata neighborhood, Viejo Vallarta.

18:00-22:30. Mexican Party “PATA SALADA” The Feast of My People. Hidalgo Park.

18:00-22:30. Presentation of the Folkloric Ballet of Macuspana Tabasco and Oaxaca. Hidalgo Park.

18:00-22:00. Tasting bread of the dead. Lázaro Cárdenas Park.

19:00-20:00. Presentation of Children Mariachi Tamazula. Lázaro Cárdenas Park.

All day. Exhibition “Boarding Point, pangas Vallarta”. Plaza de Armas (city’s main square).

All day. Altar interactive exhibition. Plaza de Armas (city’s main square).

18:00-22:30. Mexican Kermes. Plaza de Armas (city’s main square).

21:00-22:00. Presentation of Child Mariachi Tamazula. Plaza de Armas (city’s main square).

18:00 -23:00. Offer special menus by participating restaurants. Cuale River Island.

All day. Dead Altar Exhibition Villa Premiere Hotel and Buenaventura Grand. Plaza de la Hermandad.

All day. Dead Altars Exhibition the Hotels in Puerto Vallarta: Mayan Palace Hotel, Hotel Canto del Sol, Hotel Grand Fiesta Americana. Marriott Hotel, Sheraton Hotel, Hotel Tropicana, among others. Malecón.

All day. Dead Altars Exhibition of the guests Municipalities:

San Sebastian, Pets, Chapala, Tamazula and Tonala. Malecón.

All day. Exhibition of Altars of the Union of Urban Farm owners Puerto Vallarta, A.C. Plazoleta Iturbide Street, Col. Centro.

11:00 -19:00. Dead Altars Contest and Exhibition Catrinas. Galerias Vallarta Mall.

12:00-18:00. Ceviche and Aguachile Festival. Francisca Rodriguez walkway. (In front of Los Muertos Pier).

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

9:00. 1st Free Tour with tour guide. Explanation and Review Day of the Dead. “5 de Diciembre” Cemetery.

10:00 . Verbena Popular “Night of the Dead in Puerto Vallarta”. Mercado Municipal.

10:00. 2nd Free Tour with tour guide. Explanation and Review Day of the Dead. “5 de Diciembre” Cemetery.

10:00-11:00. Day of the Dead Mass. (Officiated inside the Pantheon). “5 de Diciembre” Cemetery.

11:00-12:00. Folkloric Ballet participation. “5 de Diciembre” Cemetery.

12:00-14:00. Live singers. “5 de Diciembre” Cemetery.

14:00-15:00. Mariachi. “5 de Diciembre” Cemetery.

9:00-19:00. Dead Altars exhibition. Emiliano Zapata neighborhood, Viejo Vallarta.

9:00-19:00. Calaveras Exhibition in blown glass in Glass World. Emiliano Zapata neighborhood, Viejo Vallarta.

All day. Exhibition of paintings by Day of the Dead in crosswalks. Insurgentes Street / Lázaro Cárdenas, Basilio Badillo / Insurgentes. Emiliano Zapata neighborhood, Viejo Vallarta.

All day. Exhibition “Boarding Point, pangas Vallarta”. Plaza de Armas (city’s main square).

All day. Altar interactive exhibition. Plaza de Armas (city’s main square).

18:00-22:30. Mexican Kermes. Plaza de Armas (city’s main square).

17:00. Traditional parade. Procession “Death is Alive”. Cemetery Dec. 5. Mercado Municipal.

18:45-19:00. Receiving members of the parade. Procession “Death is Alive”. Mercado Municipal.

19:05. Competition awards Catrinas. Municipal market.

19:20. “Dancing Horse” by Charros. Municipal market.

19:25. Reata Floreo by Charros. Municipal market.

19:35. “Horse Dance” by Charros. Municipal market.

20:00. 1st Music show. Francisco Robles “The Wanderer”. Municipal market.

20:10-20:50. Catrinas parade of Carlos Sanchez. Municipal market.

20:50-21:00. 2nd Music Show. Francisco Robles “The Wanderer”. Municipal market.

21:00. Catrin and Catrina award ceremony of the Competition “Famous Characters”. Municipal market.

21:45. Pre-Hispanic dance. Municipal market.

22:00. Ballet presentation Vallarta Azteca. Municipal market.

22:25. Fireworks. Municipal market.

18:00-22:30. Mexican Party “PATA SALADA” The Feast of My People. Hidalgo Park.

18:00-22:30. Children Mariachi Tamazula. Hidalgo park.

18:00 -23:00. Special menus in restaurants. Río Cuale Island

All day. Dead Altar Exhibition Villa Premiere Hotel and Buenaventura Grand. Plaza de la Hermandad.

All day. Dead Altars Exhibition the Hotels in Puerto Vallarta: Mayan Palace Hotel, Hotel Canto del Sol, Hotel Grand Fiesta Americana. Marriott Hotel, Sheraton Hotel, Hotel Tropicana, among others. Malecón.

All day. Dead Altars Exhibition of the guests Municipalities: San Sebastian, Pets, Chapala, Tamazula and Tonala. Malecón.

All day. Exhibition of Altars of the Union of Urban Farm owners Puerto Vallarta, A.C. Plazoleta Iturbide Street, Col. Centro.

11:00-19:00. Dead Altars Contest and Exhibition Catrinas. Galerias Vallarta Mall.

17:00-19:00. Stilt dandies. Galerias Vallarta mall.

19:00. Closure of the Dead Altars Contest. Galerias Vallarta Mall.

 

Saturday November 5, 2016.

LIVE MUSIC PARTY IN THE STREET. Lázaro Cárdenas # 302, Los Muertos Brewing.

14:00. Bad Weathers.

15:30. Roxy’s band Rock House.

17:30.. Texas Blues Band Embassy.

18:30. Funk Schwa.

20:30. Motherlode Canyon Band.

22:30. Mariachis

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