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May Events in Puerto Vallarta and the Riviera Nayarit

The month of May in Mexico is full of holidays! There’s May 1st, Labor Day; May 5th (or 5 de Mayo), commemorating the Battle of Puebla;  and May 10th, Mother’s Day in Mexico, among others. There are also going to be a number of international events held in the destination.

As with every month, sporting and gourmet events are the activities that draw the most attention. Don’t miss out on the following events during the month of May in Puerto Vallarta and the Riviera Nayarit.

Vallarta Aztec International Folklore Festival

Date: April 27th – May 7th

Festival Vallarta Azteca de Folclor Internacional

A multicultural celebration of color, music and traditions. The festival seeks to foster ties and brotherhood among participants.

Patron Saint Festivals of La Cruz de Huanacaxtle

Date: May 3rd

Fiestas Patronales de la Cruz de Huanacaxtle

Although these festivals began in April, with live music, tastings, horsemanship, folkloric ballet groups, fireworks and a small fair in the town of La Cruz de Huanacaxtle, the grand finale is always the best; the day of Santa Cruz.

International Altruism Festival

Date: May 14th

Festival Internacional de Altruismo

A grand showcase of culture and cuisine in Puerto Vallarta at the Casa Magna Marriott, to support 20 associations that benefit various causes.

Restaurant Week

Date: May 15th-31st

Restaurant Week, Puerto Vallarta

Now in its 13th edition, over 40 Puerto Vallarta and Riviera Nayarit restaurants will be offering innovative, exclusive three-course menus to delight locals and tourists alike, to introduce the destination’s vast and varied gastronomy.

Participating restaurants include: Café des Artistes, Daiquiri Dick’s, Di Vino Dante, El Arrayán, Florios, Fusión Gourmet, Gaby’s Restaurant Bar, Hacienda San Ángel Gourmet, Kaiser Maximilian, La Leche, Layla’s Restaurante, Lupita Costa Grill, Maia, Mantamar Beach Club Bar & Grill, The River Café, Tintoque and Wine & Burger. To see the complete list, visit:

Wind Festival of the Riviera Nayarit

Date: May 19th-21st

Festival del Viento Riviera Nayarit, May Events in Puerto Vallarta and the Riviera Nayarit, Eventos de mayo en Puerto Vallarta

This is the largest kiteboarding event in Latin America and one of the five most important in the world. In every edition, over 200 kiteboarders participate in a race that begins in La Cruz de Huanacaxtle and ends in Bucerias.

Festival del Viento Riviera Nayarit, Eventos de mayo en Bucerías, Riviera Nayarit

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