Bailando Bajo la Lluvia Festival

The city's new Bailando Bajo la Lluvia (Dancing in the Rain) Festival, an homage to the rain that bring new life to our glorious town of Puerto Vallarta each Summer, celebrated from August 15-17, 2013.
It will have the participation of local restaurants, hotels, poets, artists, photographers, sculptors and painters. All of them will be paying a tribute to this natural phenomenon in their own special way.
Schedule of events and activities:
Thursday, August 15
10:00 am: Free boat rides on the canals of Estero del Salado, led by the biologists who care for Puerto Vallarta's only urban natural protected area. Before the ride, you'll enjoy a presentation on the value of the rain for this city.
12:00 noon: Punto de Embarque, Pangas de Vallarta("Boarding Point, Panga Vallarta"), an exhibition of all of the pangas that were decorated by local artists for the enjoyment of the visitors who attended Tianguis Turistico in our city in 2012, will be presented in the exterior corridors of City Hall.
7:00 pm: Exhibition of rain-themed films will be shown at the Rio Cuale Cultural Center.
7:30 pm: Masterful Concert by renowned poet and writer Efrain Bartolome of Chiapas. Will take place at La Nata, located above La Leche Restaurant.
Friday, August 16
10:00 am: Free boat rides on the Estero del Salado.
7:00 pm: Inauguration of Julien Levau's rain, thunder and lightning photo exhibit, followed by rain-themed poetry readings by members of the Inkwell workshop, and musical guest Everardo Camacho at the Naval Museum on the Malecón.
Saturday, August 17
10:00 am: Free boat rides on the Estero del Salado.
7:00 pm: Prepa Batucada along the Malecón
8:00 pm: José Manuel Fernández presenting his song to Puerto Vallarta, and the well-known and acclaimed México en La Piel on the Malecón.
8:30 pm: A fantastic 'Dancing in the Rain' party, with DJ music, dancing, Batucada, raffles, games, and lots of fun will close the Bailando Bajo la Lluvia Festival with a flourish at Los Arcos del Malecón and Main Plaza in downtown Puerto Vallarta.
Throughout the three day festival, many of the city's hotels are participating in a "rain of promotions" with attractive offers for both locals and visitors, and Canirac affiliated restaurants are preparing specially priced dishes and menus in honor of the rain.
The 'Bailando Bajo la Lluvia' festival is sponsored by: the Puerto Vallarta Association, Canirac, Canaco, Biblioteca Los Mangos, the Downtown Vallarta Association, the Mexican Navy, the Municipality of Puerto Vallarta, Setujal and independent artists, with promotion and coordination provided by Puerto Vallarta's Tourism Trust and Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB).
by: María Francesca