Gather your masks and friends and get ready for Mardi Gras 2016 in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.
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On February 9, 2016 the annual Carnival Parade celebrating Mardi Gras will begin in the hotel zone and proceed through the world-famous Malecon and to the Los Muertos Pier.
Incredible floats, colorful costumes, towering stilt walkers, street performers and dancers are all part of the festivities in Puerto Vallarta, and of course get your hands ready to catch some beads.
Businesses and individuals who wish to take part in this year’s parade can register online at www.carnavalPV.com.
Last year’s event brought over 20,000 cheering residents and tourists from all walks of life together on the city street curbs to be wowed by floats and parade participants celebrating the diversity of our city. This year’s city sponsored event is sure to bring even more people and wowing to Puerto Vallarta.
Mardi Gras, or Fat Tuesday in English, is best known in New Orleans but celebrated in many cities around the world. Fat Tuesday refers to the day when many people eat fattening foods and stock up before the ritual fasting of the Lenten season.
The Mardi Gras parade is the most exciting part of the ritual bringing together gay, straight, light, dark, male, female, old, and youthful, all for a collective purpose, to get as many beaded necklaces as possible.
Current sponsors and participants include:
Art Vallarta, Singer Elviz Martinez, Reinas Bar, PVRPV.com, Andales, Alas, Escuela de canto, Apaches MARTINI BAR AND BISTRO, Casa Karma Boutique Resort, Bar Frida, Miss Francine Peters, Linda’s Nail Lounge, LA PIAZZETTA, Villa Savana, No Way Jose!, Grupo Alika Belly Dance, Ladies Outdoor Club Adventures, Puerto Vallarta Gay Men’s Chorus, Bomberos de Puerto Vallarta, Banderas Bay Women’s Shetler, Fairchild CPA & Tax Advisor, LLC, La Margarita, Wet Dream, Casa Isabel, The Palm Cabaret and Bar, Captain Don’s, and Paco’s Ranch.
News from Mardi Gras Puerto Vallarta in 2015: