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Puerto Vallarta Roundup


The Fiestas de Mayo Puerto Vallarta 2023 are just around the corner and it is time to start preparing the plans to enjoy this celebration on the Mexican Pacific coast.

This event will take place from May 19 to June 4 at the Explanada Vallarta (near the Convention Center) and promises to be an unforgettable experience for all attendees. With mechanical attractions, fireworks, shops and artistic presentations, fun is guaranteed.

Access to the Esplenada is 30 pesos for adults and 15 pesos for children; and all the events at the Teatro del Pueblo are free with that access ticket.


Teatro del Pueblo events include: lucha libre on May 22; Circo Tayder on May 23; Rapper Junior H on May 25; Banda groups on May 24, 27, 28, 29, 30, June 1, 2 and 3; and kickboxing on May 30.

See the full schedule at Facebook/FestivalFiestasDeMayoPuertoVallarta.


More than 40 restaurants in the Bay of Banderas, many located in Puerto Vallarta, have embarked on the 19th annual Restaurant Week, which began on May 15 and ends on June 10.

Among the participants are many of Vallarta’s well-known and beloved restaurants, including Cafe des Artistes, Hacienda San Angel Gourmet, Trio and Archie’s Wok, still owned and operated by the family of the chef only known as Archie, and who was the personal chef to legendary actor and director John Houston at his home near Vallarta.

The prix fixe dinners range in price from 344 pesos to 599 pesos, which include an appetizer, entree and dessert (beverages and tips not included).

Among newcomers this year are Meet Meat in Bucerias, Nayarit, whose fare includes an appetizer of a rib-eye taco on a cheese crust with crispy corn, pickled onion and a green sauce; followed by parmesan chicken breast and a marshmallow “bonfire” dessert.

As with most all of the participants, the fixed-price menus offer three appetizers, three entrees and three desserts.

For information on all of the participants, including menus, locations and prices, visit www.restaurantweekpv.com.



The 10th annual LGBTQ Vallarta Pride 2023 runs from May 20 to 28. Conferences, movies, art exhibitions, a ball, a LGBTQ+ Mexican kermese and foot races are just some of the events planned. See more at vallartapride.org.


Democrats Abroad Costa Banderas held a highly successful Happy Hour May 10 at Whiskey Kitchen near Costco in Puerto Vallarta. The central location in Vallarta was an opportunity to draw current and future members from the entire Bay of Banderas, including attendees from Bucerias to the north and Mismaloya to the south.

Expecting about 40 participants, the DACB board was elated when over 75 guests showed up, many of whom are already members, and some who are looking to join.

Lots of questions were asked—and hopefully answered—about how to register to vote for U.S. elections, and then how to actually vote.

There was also some discussion of U.S. Congresswoman, Dina Titus (D.-NV) who represents much of Las Vegas, and her efforts to form a committee in the House of Representatives to assist the nine million Americans living abroad.

Upcoming events include a DACB coffee (and/or other beverages and alimentos of your preference!) Wednesday, May 24, 9 to 11 a.m. at Langostinos Restaurant and Bar on Playa de los Muertos, Manuel M. Dieguez 109, Colonia Emiliano Zapata (Zona Romántica).

Also, Whiskey Kitchen, Av. Francisco Villa 694, Colonia La Vena, will host a DACB Happy Hour Wednesday, June 14—U.S. Flag Day—from 4 to 6 p.m

Also, look for upcoming details on DACB’s 4th of July fundraiser slated for Tuesday, July 4, at the River Cafe.

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