Editor’s Note: Lots of events.

As we roll out of Semana Santa and into May, it just doesn’t stop. The annual Azteca Vallarta Int’l Folkloric Dance Festival kicks off on April 28 until May 5, with free nightly performances held on the malecon and at IPEJAL grounds beside the Sheraton, in front of the Agustín Flores Contreras Municipal Stadium. We have some details in this week’s pages and also you can find the complete schedule on our Facebook Page.

From dancing to tennis, the Puerto Vallarta Open ATP Challenger Tour takes place from April 29 – May 5 at Parque Parota, just north of Plaza Caracol These are some of the top ranked players in the world playing excellent quality tennis. Tickets can be purchased at www.puertovallartaopen.com.
The RHA Electronic Music Festival takes place this weekend in La Cruz. IF we can get AJ there, maybe he’ll remember enough to write an awesome review next week.
May 15 – June 20 we enjoy the different menus of over 60 restaurants around the bay during Restaurant Week, where some of our favourite establishments offer three course menus at discounted prices.
Then Down Puerto Vallarta – the downhill mountain bike event through the streets of Vallarta’s Centro neighbourhood takes place May 18-19 this year.
Pride is taking place May 20-27 with many events as well as ‘the’ parade of the year taking place on May 23!
If all that wasn’t enough, it’s the city of Vallarta’s birthday (month) and the city typically hosts many events including their annual Mayofest, which this year has one of my favourite cumbia bands headlining; Los Angeles Azules will be playing the malecon on May 31 – if you’re not familiar with them check out this song ‘Nunca es Sufficiente’ on YouTube. https://youtu.be/k76BgIb89-s
Now, for those of you who have already returned back to your homes in the north, don’t you wish you’d extended your stay another month? I heard it snowed this week in parts of the US. My condolences. We’ll be here.

Have a great week.
Safe travels,

Madeline