Events and Festivals in Puerto Vallarta
- March: Carnaval on the first Tuesday of the month. Happy kids everywhere in masks, performing in parades.
- May: Fiestas de Mayo: In the fields of El Pitillal, a charming and rustic fair of rural fun and games. Springbreakers arrive at the end of May.
- September: Mexico's independence: On the 15th, the main plaza holds a traditional 'Cry for Independence' ritual. There's a parade the next day, and a night of incredible fireworks.
- December: 12th: "Guadalupe" Processions: Parades, with folk performances, floats and fireworks. Technically, this is the city's birthday.
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