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Puerto Vallarta Events: May

Cultural May Festival
Each year during this month the city organizes the Festival Cultural, where important local, national and international artists (painters, musicians, actors, etc.) organize various events and happenings all over the city.

Fiestas de Mayo (All of May)
Traditional fair throughout the month, complete with midway games and attractions, livestock, exhibits, food, drinks and entertainment. It is held in an open field in the charming neighborhood of El Pitillal; across from the cruise ship terminal.

MAY - DECEMBER : Sea Turtle Preservation Months

Turtle Preservation Program; Puerto Vallarta has implemented a community-wide preservation program that combines protected nurseries for turtle eggs, plus educational projects. Turtle Liberation ceremonies are held daily during the season at participating hotel beaches.

In addition, Vallarta eco-tour operators host nighttime tours to research camps designed to protect the eggs where visitors witness sea turtles laying eggs in their natural habitat and the release of the baby turtles as they make their initial voyage to the sea.

Puerto Vallarta’s coastline is among the most important breeding grounds in the world for numerous endangered species of sea turtles. The Puerto Vallarta Sea Turtle Protection Project is a joint effort of the Puerto Vallarta Hotel Association, city government and federal authorities.

May 1
Labor Day, national holiday. Banks and public government offices remain closed.

May 5
Celebration the defeat of the French Army at Puebla in 1862, national holiday, Banks and public government offices remain closed.

May 10
Mother's Day, national holiday

May 16-30
Cultural Festival, art exhibitions, music, folkloric ballet, theater, symphonic band, Mariachi band, etc.

May 20 - 22
"Puerto Vallarta Sidral Aga International Sports Classic" at Hotel Sheraton Resort and Towers. Basketball (16 team men's open): Former / active Olympic / professional / semi-professional and recreational players from Canada, USA and Mexico.

Social events nightly: Carlos O'Brian's and The Zoo club.

May 24
Arrival of Springbreakers for the following 6 weeks.

May 31
Puerto Vallarta's anniversary day


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