Celebrating the Day of the Dead in Puerto Vallarta


PUERTO VALLARTA, Mexico – You have a date with Puerto Vallarta from October 28th to November the 2nd. Mexico’s famous tourist destination wants you to celebrate the most representative traditions of Mexico and a series of activities in which we we will share the sentiment of our culture.

And if you have a fancy taste, you can enjoy some delicious Pan de Muerto while you visit our art galleries! You will also witness the magic on our traditional altars and flower carpets.


Wednesday, October 28th

5:30 PM Welcome Cocktail

Art Walk (non-guided tour)

Café des artistes (live music, flower carpets, murals, visitor’s guide distribution)

Thursday, October 29th

5:00 PM El Refugio Church (introducing Camerata Orchestra School of Puerto Vallarta)

6:00 PM Conference: The History of Death in Ancient Mexico

Los Muertos Film Festival presents Macario

7:00 PM Special menu for dinner at local restaurants

9:30 PM Visitor’s Guide Distribution

Friday, October 30th

9:30 AM Flower, sawdust, and carpet exhibit

10:00 AM Opening of Interactive Altar at Lázaro Cárdenas Square

Downtown Vallarta Altar Tour at Malecón (decorated boats in honor of deceased captains)

7:00 PM Music & Beer Festival at 5 de Diciembre Cemetery

Saturday, October 31st

10:00 AM Cuale Island: Paint Your Calaverita!

12:00 PM La leyenda de la nahuala screening

4:00 PM Face-painting for the Guinness Record

5:30 PM Catrinas & Giant Puppets Parade at 5 de Diciembre Cemetery

6:30 PM Mixcoatl Folkloric Ballet from Aguascalientes performing at Hidalgo Park

7:00 PM Silent walk Catrinas y Catrines and Music & Beer Festival at Muelle Street

11:00 PM Catrinas Post-Party (prizes for the best costumes)

Sunday, November 1st

10:00 AM Religious mass at 5 de Diciembre Cemetery

4:00 PM All Saints Party, pan de muerto exhibit, and gathering at Lázaro Cárdenas Square

7:00 PM Xiutla Folkloric Ballet Show and Music & Beer Festival on Muelle Street

8:00 PM El libro de la vida screening

Monday, November 2nd

11:00 AM Las Catrinas de Lupe exhibit by Karla Moreno Productions

11:30 AM La Caravana de la Muerte Parade at 5 de Diciembre Cemetery

7:00 PM Una noche de muertos en Puerto Vallarta: celebration on the Local Market

7:30 PM Xiutla Folkloric Ballet Show

9:30 PM Catrinas Contest Award Ceremony

10:00 PM Festival Closure

11:00 PM Fireworks Show


From October 28 2016 to November 2 2016