Private: Puerto Vallarta Bugambilia Festival, 2014, May 9 – 11

Published March 23, 2014
Bugambilias Festival Puerto Vallarta 2014

Bugambilia Festival Puerto Vallarta 2014


A major project of the Puerto Vallarta Garden Club is an annual Bugambilia Festival. The first was held in 2013. The month of May has historically been a low month for tourism. PVGC aims to add reasons for people to come to Vallarta and to extend their stay.

By studying successful models of international tourism we immediately learn that cities with vibrant beautification cultures, public gardens and urban green space enjoy much better year-round tourism numbers. Cities with public gardens are perceived as places of culture and safety. Public gardens and cities with garden festivals are proven successful tourism generators. It is interesting to know that with all the attractive features that draw people from all over the world to see Washington, D.C., more visitors come for the Annual Cherry Blossom Festival than at any other period.

In the last three years, the PV Garden Club has planted hundreds of bougainvillea and other blooming trees in the tourist zone of PV in a beautification effort that is changing Vallarta. The festival is an opportunity to celebrate the blooms and participate in a world class fiesta.

Bugambilia Festival

Bugambilia FestivalFREEVENTS at Lázaro Cárdenas Park:

FREE EVENTS, Lázaro Cárdenas Park:

  • May 9 – Friday night, Puerto Vallarta’s mayor and “Miss Bugambilia” will officially open the festival at the “Flower Ribbon Cutting” ceremony.  A special show follows.
  • May 10 – Saturday,  7 PM, Parade throughout the Malecón from the Sheraton Bugambilias to Lázaro Cárdenas Park Entertainment for the whole family with Piñatas, Face Painting, Charros, Zumba participants, Xiutla dancers throughout the day, and at 8 PM the Puerto Vallarta Men’s Chorus and Alas, Escuela de Canto with support provided by Act II Entertainment.
  • May 11 – Sunday night is a Pooch Parade, Mexican Chili Dog eating contest and family oriented fun along with a salsa dance performance, live band and dancing until 10:00 pm .

PAID EVENTS, Río Isla Cuale:

Get your tickets here for the events at Oscar’s Restaurant. Tickets are also available at Galería Dante, Carol’s Boutique, Mail Boxes Etc. Molino Plaza, and .

  • May 9 – Friday Night Cocktail Party at Oscar’s Restaurant with Cocktails, Hors d’Oeuvres, Raffle, Prizes and Floral Design Competition
  • May 11 – Sunday Mother’s Day Brunch at Le Bistro Jazz Café with Mimosas, Entertainment, Raffle Prizes and Fashion Show


4 Responses to “Private: Puerto Vallarta Bugambilia Festival, 2014, May 9 – 11”

  1. pvmc April 6, 2014

    Please note that the May 10 Saturday Afternoon Tea, Fancy Hat Competition and Fashion Show has regrettably been canceled. We will update this blog post as we get more information from the Bugambilia Festival.

  2. pvmc April 9, 2014

    Please also note that the parade has been moved to Saturday, May 10

  3. pvmc May 4, 2014

    Note the updates in times for the free events at Lázaro Cardenas Park.

  4. pvmc May 19, 2014

    Big thank you to our supporters who braved the late hour of the PVMC performance on Saturday, well after 10 PM !!!

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