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 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.

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