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Puerto Vallarta Celebrates Another Successful Carnaval

Jorge Chávez
Feb. 10, 2016
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Hundreds of revelers from all walks of life marched, danced and otherwise promenaded three-kilometers in a wonderful menagerie of energy, song and whirling colors on Tuesday night. The Annual CarnavalPV Parade was a true celebration of life, energy and joy, providing an outlet of entertainment for residents and putting on an unforgettable show for visiting tourists. More than 35,000 spectators lined the picturesque route to enjoy the arsenal of glitter, feathers, paper mache, sequins, music and pageantry.

Paco’s Ranch a popular bar in the Emiliano Zapata neighborhood, captured top honors and the $5,000 peso cash prize for the most creative entry among the 60 parade entries that took part in the annual outing.    Linda’s Nails and Casa Karma Boutique Resort also received ‘honorable mention’ for their colorful floats.

Next year’s parade is slated for Tuesday, February 28, 2017.  In addition to the parade, 2017 activities will feature a pet parade, movie screenings, an art show, jazz and beer festival, and activities for kids. The events official website atwww.carnavalPV.com will be updated in the days ahead with photos, 2016 video and a list of those who participated on Tuesday.

Event organizers, Gary Green and Tim Longpre, wish to thank the volunteers, participants, spectators, Puerto Vallarta Tourism Department, Police, Transit Police and the Fire Department for their support.

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