The Vallarta Bougainvillea Festival
May 17–24, 2013
Mark your calendars for the 2013 Bougainvillea Festival, May 17 through 24. This long-anticipated event has been the goal of the Puerto Vallarta Garden Club (www.puertovallartagc.org) for quite some time, and has taken years of planning, support and a mountain of volunteer labor. The PVGC’s work in installing and landscaping the planter boxes lining many Vallarta streets and other public places are already transforming Puerto Vallarta into “The City of Bougainvilleas.”
While the stunning bracts of Bougainvilleas are in full color most of the year, they are especially flushed and full in May, and hence the stage will already be set for a festival. Just add a 300-person-strong candlelight procession and a “Salute to Mexico” Street Party, and you get a premonition of an instant hit! Other activities for the festival will include a children’s day of fun and learning, a guided bus tour to the Vallarta Botanical Gardens, daily downtown guided walking tours, a traditional British High Tea Party and Mexican Folkloric Dancing.
There is still plenty of time for volunteers and sponsors to jump in and get involved in these exciting preparations. Please contact PVGC President Suzanne Kirkpatrick (firstname.lastname@example.org) to become a member of the PV Garden Club or to volunteer.