Although May 5th, Cinco de Mayo, is often confused as Mexican Independence Day, the true date is September 16th. Puerto Vallarta always holds a citywide celebration for Mexican Independence Day over the course of a three-day weekend in the middle of the month. Pinnacle Resorts luxury vacation rentals in the Puerto Vallarta Romantic Zone are the perfect location to have you within walking distance to most of the events happening as the city celebrates Mexico. Here are a few highlights to add to your Puerto Vallarta vacation itinerary.

Saturday, Sept  14th
Charro Exhibition on the Puerto Vallarta Malecon

The famous Malecon is an easy walk from our luxury suites in downtown Puerto Vallarta and traditional cowboy (charro) culture is a huge part of pride in Mexico. 100 beautifully dressed charros in traditional costumes will ride down the Malecon on their groomed horses in a parade that starts at 10: 00 am. Later that day, at 6:00 pm, there will also be a live performance of dancing horses on the Malecon.

Sunday, Sept 15th
Viva Mexico Street Party

The main event of the Mexican Independence Day celebrations in Puerto Vallarta, the crowds will gather in the Plaza de las Armas for a street party with food stalls, live music, dancing, and the traditional “Grito” ceremony as the crowd cheers “Viva Mexico ”, followed by fireworks at 11:00 pm.

Monday, Sept 16th
Taco Fair in the Park

A national holiday from work, everyone will be in the Lazaro Cardenas park, right in the Romantic Zone for the Feria del Taco with taco restaurants from all over town competing to see who can present the tastiest tacos for the hungry crowd, from 4:00 pm to 11:00 pm.

Talk to your Pinnacle Resorts Concierge for more information about these and other ways to celebrate Mexican Independence in Puerto Vallarta this September.

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