2023 Festival de Muertos in Puerto Vallarta

Jorge Chávez
Oct. 16, 2023

Día de Muertos (Day of the Dead) is a deeply rooted cultural celebration in Mexico, an ideal opportunity to remember loved ones who have passed away. In 2023, Puerto Vallarta’s festivities will be more vibrant than ever, attracting not only residents but also a growing expat community from the United States and Canada.

This cherished Day of the Dead celebration has its origins in ancient Mesoamerican traditions, which have been intertwined with Catholic practices over the centuries. From October 27th to November 2nd, 2023, this celebration is not a somber event, but a lively commemoration of life and a colorful tribute to the spirits of the departed.

Discover the complete program of activities for Festival de Muertos 2023 in Puerto Vallarta and get ready to immerse yourself in this extraordinary celebration.


OCTOBER 27TH, 2023
Emiliano Zapata and 5 de Diciembre Markets
8:00am | Altars Exhibition

City Hall and Malecón
7:00pm | Opening of Altars and Catrinas


OCTOBER 28TH, 2023
Courtyard of the Instituto Vallartense de Cultura
6:00pm | Day of the Dead Festival “Rescatando Tradiciones”


OCTOBER 29TH, 2023
El Pitillal Main Square
6:30pm | Tour Altars
6:45 Pm | Azucena Campos (Singer)
7:30pm | Drawing Presentation
8:00pm | Catrinas Catwalk
8:30pm | Drawing Award Ceremony
8:45pm | José Alfredo Samaniega (Singer)
9:30pm | Altars and Catrinas Award Ceremony

Río Cuale Market
8:00am – 6:00pm | Mini Altars Tour


OCTOBER 30TH, 2023
Agustín Rodríguez Street (El Centro)
11:00am – 10:00pm | Altars Exhibition
6:00pm | Maleconeada (Malecón Tour)

Las Mojoneras Main Square
6:30pm | Altars Tour
6:45pm | Martín “El Auténtico de Nayarit” (Singer)
7:30pm | Draw Presentation
8:00pm | Catrinas Catwalk
8:30pm | Drawing Award Ceremony
8:45pm | Angélica Santiago (Singer)
9:30pm | Altars and Catrinas Award Ceremony


OCTOBER 31ST, 2023
Ixtapa Main Square
6:30pm | Altars Tour
6:45pm | Rubén (Saxophonist)
7:30pm | Draw Presentation
8:00pm | Catrinas Catwalk
8:30pm | Drawing Ceremony Award
8:45pm | Luz García (Singer)
9:30pm | Altars and Catrinas Award Ceremony


Centro Cultural El Pitillal
3:30PM | Opening of the Itinerant Mummy Museum (Encarnación de Díaz)

Malecón Lighthouse
6:30PM | Prehispanic Dance
7:30PM | Rubén (saxophonist)
8:00PM | Giant Catrinas Opening
8:45PM | Grupo Zafiro (Band Music)


9:00AM – 12:00PM | Cemetery Tour
5:00PM | Day of the Dead Parade

Faro del Malecón Stage
6:30PM | Martín “El Auténtico de Nayarit” (Singer)
7:00PM | Pitillal Group Dance
8:00pm | Miadance
9:00pm | Mariachi Fiesta Jalisciense PV


Centro Cultural La Lija
6:00pm | Day of the Dead Festival

Faro del Malecón Stage
7:00pm | Jessi Valente (Singer)
7:45pm | Catrinas and Catrines Catwalk
8:30pm | Firework Show
9:00pm | Award Ceremony


La Lija Sports Court
5:00pm | Celebration of the 20th Anniversary of Ballet Folclórico Vallarta Azteca

Faro del Malecón Stage
6:00pm | Fabiola Mantecón (Storyteller)
6:45pm | Angélica Santiago (Singer)
7:30pm | Costumed Pet Catwalk
8:00pm | José Alfredo Samaniega (Singer)
8:30pm | Award Ceremony
8:45pm | Los 3 del Ranchito (Grupo Norteño)


Faro del Malecón Stage
6:30pm | “Mimox” Storyteller
7:15pm | Janeth (Saxophonist)
8:00pm | Alas · Escuela de Canto
8:30pm | DJ


For more information visit the Puerto Vallarta’s Festival de Muertos 2023 website.

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