May 4 to 31, 2019
Time to celebrate mexican traditions
Garza Blanca Preserve Resort & Spa in Puerto Vallarta will host the fifth annual Hecho en México festival this May.calendar_todayDownload events calendar
Taste and touch Mexican arts, crafts and cuisine
Every year, Hecho en México invites local, talented, and well known Mexican artists, chefs and fashion designers at the top of their fields to come and exhibit on the Garza Blanca and Hotel Mousai properties. They are excited to share their extensive knowledge and specialized skills with you!
The festival will run throughout the month of May, beginning on May 4th and ending on May 31st. The festival will be divided into four main pillars: Art, Fashion, Music, and Gastronomy.
Each week of the month will be dedicated to one of these topics. There will be a main event to open each week, and we will have activities, workshops and exhibitions each week.
Music Week | May 4-10 Rhythms of Mexico
Music Week opens with an orchestra concert in the main lobby on Saturday May 4th, performed by The Municipal Band of Puerto Vallarta. The Municipal Band of Puerto Vallarta was founded in 1981 with the help of Flavio Romero de Velasco, who was governor of the state of Jalisco at that time. With his support, the Municipal Band received instruments for almost 30 musicians. | Download events calendar
The orchestra has continued to play since 1981 and is a staple of Puerto Vallarta. They play free concerts every Thursday and Sunday at the Plaza de Armas downtown. Every week, locals and tourists alike come out to enjoy the live music that the band offers.
This is a great opportunity to hear music by local players who have been performing in Vallarta for many years, so don’t miss it!
There will also be different kinds of live Mexican music at Blanca Blue four days out of the week, including marimba, bolero trio, mariachi, and flute and harp players.| Download events calendar
Arts Week | May 11-17 Traditions of Mexico
Art Week opens on Saturday May 11th, with a welcome cocktail party from 5:00-6:00 pm in the main lobby, which will be set up as an art gallery displaying art of the Huichols. The Huichols, also known as Wixarikas, are indigenous people found mainly in the states of Jalisco and Nayarit. It is a small community of descendants of the Aztecs who maintain their traditions, beliefs and ritual practices that date before the arrival of Christopher Columbus. | Download events calendar
The Huichols are famous for their colorful works of art that express their reverence, relationship and interdependence with nature. If you have traveled in western Mexico before, you have probably seen Huichol art, but do you understand its origins? The colorful designs often feature plants and animals. They are depictions of the images visualized by the Huichol shamans under the influence of Peyote, the sacred cactus which allows them to cross the threshold of the unknown and relate to the divine. Huichol art, jewelry and clothing are made from beads or yarn. Each design bears symbolic motifs and stories of Huichol culture and mythology. These works of art offer us a window into Huichol society.
The sale of artworks is an important part of the Huichol economy and is essential for the survival of this form of art, so please feel free to purchase the works on display to take home with you!
During the remainder of Art Week, we will have an exhibition of paintings and sculptures, a painting workshop with Ruben Cham, a glass blowing workshop, an exhibition of talavera clay figures, and a Huichol art workshop, so watch for these activities on the property during Art Week!| Download events calendar
Fashion Week | May 18-24 Colors of Mexico
Our goal during Fashion Week is to present modern fashions by Mexican designers and showcase the very special place that Mexican designers hold in the world of fashion, based on their interpretation of their own culture, as well as social and economic factors that are important to Mexicans, and how they bring these ideas to life through clothing. We will also include Huichol fashion designs as part of Fashion Week, as well as several workshops on artisan textiles and jewelry, embroidered belts and hats.
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Gastronomy Week | May 25-31 A Taste of Mexico
The week of May 25-31 is Gastronomy Week. The first event of the week is a mini gastronomy festival on Saturday May 25th. The festival will include Mexican liquors and a tasting menu at Blanca Blue. Throughout the rest of the week we will present various culinary related workshops.
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Don’t miss the delectable presentation of Mexican wines and cheeses by our sommelier. Learn about the different wine grapes available in Mexico and where the wines are made. Sample reds and whites and decide which one is your favorite! Wines will be accompanied by farm fresh cheeses made by local producers around Mexico. Delight your taste buds with the flavors found in different regions and climates of this remarkable country.
When you’re ready for a sweet treat, stop by our chocolate mill and taste the dulces of Mexico! Learn about Mexican chocolates, breads, fruits and other desserts.
If all of this leaves you ready for a digestif, stop by our Mexican liquor tasting workshop to try out different flavors of tequila, mezcal, and learn the stories behind the spirits. Remember, these Mexican liquors can also be found on our new bar menus at all of the bars at Garza Blanca and Hotel Mousai.
Culinary activities continue through the end of Hecho en México on May 31st.| Download events calendar
Blanca Blue Restaurant and Lounge at Garza Blanca Resort & Spa showcases elegant avant-garde fine dining experiences where delicious Mexican flavors take center stage to surprise as well as satisfy the taste buds with creative flair.
Contributors and sponsors
We could not put on this festival without the expert individuals and local businesses who contribute and ensure that the event promotes the finest Mexican products and cultural experiences. We are proud to introduce you to our team of contributors and sponsors.