Day of the Dead in Puerto Vallarta – Official Schedule

From October 28 to November 2 Puerto Vallarta celebrates the most representative tradition of Mexico, Day of the Dead, and has prepared a series of activities for you to learn more about this unique celebration which will be held in different venues around the city.

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Enjoy a delicious Pan de Muerto while walking through art galleries and get to see the traditional altars and flower carpets.

Find below the program:

Wednesday October 28th

5:30pm – Venue : OPC – Art Galleries Tour and welcome cocktail

Venue: Art Walk – Tour no guiado de galerías de arte

Venue: Café Des Artistes y OPC -Live music, flower carpets, murals and visitors guide distribution.

Thursday October 29th

5:00pm – Venue: Del Refugio Church – Introducing the Camerata Orchestra School of Puerto Vallarta

6:00pm – Hidalgo Park: Conference “The History of Death in Ancient Mexico”, Los Muertos film festival presents “Macario”

7:00pm – Special menus at restaurants throughout Puerto Vallarta

9:30pm – Hidalgo Park: Visitors guide distribution

Friday October 30th

9:30am – Venue: Different spots across the city – Altar tours and exhibits.

10:00am .-Venue: Lázaro Cárdenas Square – Interactive Altar Opening – Altar tour Downtown Vallarta, Decorated boats in honor of deceased captains

7:00pm – Venue: 5 de Diciembre Cementery- Music and Beer Festival

Saturday October 31st

10:00am – Venue: Cuale Island – Paint your Calaverita

12:00pm -Screening “La Leyenda de la Nahuala”

4:00pm – Face painting for récord Guinness

5:30pm – Venue: 5 de Diciembre Cementery -Catrinas and giant puppets parade

6:30pm – Venue: Hidalgo Park – Mixcoatl folkloric ballet from Aguascalientes

7:00pm – Venue: Los Muertos Pier/Calle Francisca Rodriguez – Silence walk ” Catrinas y Catrines”

Music and Beer Festival

11:00pm – “Catrinas” Post party – Prizes for the best costumes – Los Muertos Pier/Calle Francisca Rodriguez

Sunday November 1st

10:00am – Venue: 5 de Diciembr Cementery – Religious ceremony

4:00pm – Venue: Lázaro Cárdenas Square- Little angels party, Pan de muerto exhibit and gathering

7:00pm – Xiutla folkloric ballet exhibit – Music and Beer Festival – Los Muertos Pier/Calle Francisca Rodriguez

8:00pm – Screening “El libro de la vida” – Lázaro Cárdenas Square

Monday November 2nd

11:00am – Venue: Armas Square – Exhibit “Las Catrinas de Lupe” by Karla Moreno Producciones

11:30am – Venue: 5 de Diciembre Cementery – Parade “La Caravana de la Muerte”

7:00pm – Venue: Mercado Municipal  – Gathering “Una noche de muertos en Puerto Vallarta”

7:30pm – Venue: Mercado Municipal  Xiutla folkloric ballet exhibit ” Día de Muertos Special”

9:30pm – Venue: Mercado Municipal  Catrinas contest award ceremony

10:00pm – Venue: Mercado Municipal  Festival Closure

11:00pm – Malecon – Fireworks



-Altar our Downtown Vallarta

-Art exhibit at OPC gallery

-Unguided tour Art Walk galleries

-Altar tour through the city

-Restaurant altar tour

-Flower carpet


– Decorated boats in honor of deceased captains

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