The annual three-kilometer parade celebrating Mardi Gras in Puerto Vallarta begins at 8pm in the hotel zone and proceed on the world-famous malecón to 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, organizations, schools and individuals who wish to take part in this year’s family-friendly parade can register online at www.carnavalPV.com. Check out last year’s video on the website and, while you’re there, follow us on Facebook for the latest news.

Last year’s event brought over 30,000 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, 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.

CarnavalPV brings together gay, straight, light, dark, male, female, old, and young, all for a collective purpose, to get as many beaded necklaces as possible. Don’t miss the fun.

Mardi Gras News Archives

News from Puerto Vallarta Mardi Gras on PVDN.
Gather your masks and friends and get ready for CarnavalPV.     On Tuesday, February 13th, the annual three-kilometer parade celebrating Mardi Gras will begin at 8pm in the hotel zone and proceed on the world-famous malecon to Los Muertos Pier.   Incredible floats, colorful costumes, towering stilt walkers, street performers and dancers are all part...
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Gather your masks and friends and get ready for Mardi Gras 2016 in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. 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...
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This year’s Mardi Gras Parade broke all records for participants and attendees along the 3.5 KM parade route that began in the Hotel Zone and worked its way to Old Town and Olas Altas. Judges at this year’s event crowned Paco’s Ranch as the most creative parade entry and the winner of the $5000 peso...
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Mardi Gras Puerto Vallarta kicks off Tuesday, February 17, 2015 at 8 p.m with the parade beginning at the Hotel Zone’s Sheraton Hotel and heading south on the Malecón and ending at Olas Altas in Old Town. Already the Puerto Vallarta Mardi Gras 2015 parade has nearly doubled participants from last year’s hugely successful event....
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Within the first week of accepting entrance applications for Puerto Vallarta’s Mardi Gras Parade, over 30 entries have been confirmed. Act II Entertainment’s ‘Voice of Vallarta’ contestants will open the parade as Grand Marshals and will follow the parade route stretching 3.5 km through Centro and Old Town. Act II will be joined by confirmed...
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The annual Mardi Gras Parade comes back to Puerto Vallarta’s streets on Tuesday, February 17, 2015 at 8 p.m with a parade beginning at the Hotel Zone’s Sheraton Hotel and heading south on the Malecón and ending at Olas Altas in Old Town. Last year’s event brought 20,000 cheering residents and tourists from all walks...
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