Plaza Lázaro Cárdenas will be filled with the sight, smell, and taste of mangos on July 6th during the Third Puerto Vallarta Mango Festival.
Festival attendees will be able to enjoy exquisite dishes and drinks prepared with mango, as well as live musical performances and entertainment.
The director of the Vallarta Cultural Institute, Marina de los Santos Álvarez, highlighted the attraction of this event, as well as the noble causes that she will be supporting with the resources that are collected. She also thanked those who make the event possible, such as the Sister Cities Committee Puerto Vallarta – Highland Park, promoter of this project, the Rotary Club and the restaurants that will be participating.
The president of the Committee of Sister Cities Puerto Vallarta – Highland Park, Javier Baumgarten, explained that the festival will be held from 4 pm to 10 pm, with the sale of tickets at a cost of $25 pesos that can be exchanged at the stands for food and beverages.
There will also be artistic presentations to liven up this event, as well as a bounce house for the children, tables, chairs and awnings so they can enjoy the food.
He highlighted the support of the restaurants that will be participating in this event, with the donation of a dish that will have the mango as part of its ingredients. He indicated that to date there are 15 establishments already confirmed and another three will be confirmed in the following days.
The president of the Committee of Sister Cities indicated that the resources that are collected from the festival will be allocated to three causes. The first of them for the Project ‘DesembocArte’, of La Desembocada, the children’s art workshops of the Isla del Cuale. The children will be showing part of their work in this event.
Another part of the funds will be given to the organization ‘Los Fridos’ which teaches arts and music in the Education colony, which also seeks to guide children to training activities and contribute to their overall development, and the third will be supported through the Rotary Club, the purchase of a leg prosthesis for a local patient, as well as to strengthen the Health Brigades, which provides medical, dental and ophthalmological care in the most remote neighborhoods and communities.
Jorge Tomas McManus, Rotarian and Vice President of Committee of Sister Cities, said that this project has been carried out for three years and that in the future it is possible to grow internationally and show the different aspects of this region. He added that last year 600 people attended the event and raised $17 thousand pesos, of which 50 percent was delivered to participating restaurants and the rest was provided in support.
For this year they are expecting between 800 and a thousand people, thanks to the promotional help that has been provided through the municipal government and the culture institute, hoping to raise around $30 thousand pesos that will be delivered completely to the three altruistic causes.