May is traditionally the most active month of the year, according to the City Government here. It’s one last fling before the humid heat of summer and before the disappearance of the much-welcomed gringo dollars.
The 2008 official schedule of performances is constantly changing so check our daily schedule for the latest updates.
This year there will be fireworks galore (May 30 is the National Fireworks Competition at the Stadium) and a new Art Festival unlike anything Vallarta has seen before (blinders suggested for those of limited vision). There will be 265 performing artists presented on stages in various locations around town in 32 events, food supreme (Restaurant Week), Music ’til your ears ring and dance, dance, dance. All this with or without the local National drink, tequila (tho there will probably be a tequila festival or two thrown in for good measure). Only one event, the performance of the Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra will be charged (150 pesos) and every other event will be free admission.
On the 30th and 31st Vallarta will be celebrating its 90th anniversary. This is traditionally a fine time to be in town.