The Fiestas Patrias in Puerto Vallarta are an unbeatable opportunity to enjoy exquisite Mexican cuisine, get caught up in the emotion of Mariachi music, and taste Tequila and other spirits while shouting "Viva México!"
With live music, dancing and typical antojitos, the Plaza de Armas (Main Square) in Downtown Puerto Vallarta is transformed into a popular family celebration for Mexican Independence Day.
The traditional "Grito de Independencia", at around midnight on September 15, makes way for a vibrant fireworks display from Los Arcos del Malecon. "El Grito" (or Dolores Cry) is a tribute to the battle cry that launched a rebellion in 1810 that led to the end of the Spanish colonial rule in Mexico.
The next day, don't miss the Independence Day Parade. It features school contingents, the fire department, charros and skirmishes along Puerto Vallarta's Malecon.