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This year’s Vallarta Pride Festival will once again feature the Púlpito Drag Derby, one of the most unique block parties in the world! After several years of being organized by the Amapas Neighborhood Association, 2019 will mark a “changing of the guard,” and SETAC, Vallarta’s LGBT Community Wellness Center, is taking over the reins of the event. We have several major changes and additions to the event, designed to make it bigger, better and more fun than ever before! We also plan to raise the media profile and community impact of the event significantly.
1) Food Court. We are inviting local restaurants to provide street food booths during the entire length of the event along Púlpito Street
2) Men’s Swimwear Fashion Show. Before the main drag show gets going, we plan to delight the crowd with a fashion show featuring local men’s swimwear designers.
3) New Challenges for the Drag Contestants. We have arranged for several new contests, taking advantage of the presence of male models! These include, among others, an arm-wrestling challenge against the models, a “dunk the model” booth, and a toilet toss! Each of the challenges will once again be sponsored by a local business.
4) Closed-Circuit Video. Designed to address one of the bigger attendee complaints from previous years, this year’s event will feature several cameras capturing all the action from the stage and the various challenges and display it live on a large LCD screen behind the main stage.
pin Calle Púlpito, Emiliano Zapata, 48380 Puerto Vallarta, JAL, México