- The Riviera Nayarit’s Magical Town extends an invitation for everyone to
come enjoy one of Mexico’s best-known festivals, presenting the best of local
culture and celebrating life.
Sayulita is once again the epicenter of film, music, gastronomy, family, and friends during the 6th Festival Sayulita, taking place from January 30 through February 3, 2019 with the Riviera Nayarit’s boho-chic Magical Town as the stage.
The Festival Sayulita is a non-profit event centered around raising funds for “El Centro,” a creative space for the local community especially focused on activities for kids.
For five days attendees will enjoy a great variety of activities both public and private, some will be free, including the films, documentaries, and shorts. There will also be wine, mezcal, tequila, and raicilla tastings, dinners in restaurants by the beach, art exhibits, yoga, Stand Up Paddle, and surfing—lots of surfing.
These activities all highlight Sayulita’s bohemian atmosphere, which has captured the interest of visitors both national and international since the first festival was held back in 2013.
The inauguration of the Festival Sayulita, considered one of the best in Mexico, will begin on Wednesday, January 30th at 4 p.m. with a ceremony in the town’s main plaza. There will be mariachi, a folkloric ballet, regional food, and Mexican beverages. The “Movies on the Plaza” begins right afterwards at 7 p.m. Every year the Festival Sayulita screens more than 60 international films in five different categories.
“This is a great experience for residents and film buffs; it’s hard to top watching a good movie on a beautiful beach in Mexico,” according to the organizers.
The After Hours Musical Shows start at 10 p.m. with seven local bands on different stages: Los Tikkilyches at Bar Don Pato; Los Black Hardies, at Frente el Punto; Olivia De La Cruz, at Tierra Viva; Dr. Ramírez and the Cumbia Club, at YamBak; Mr. Blump at Atico; Súper Sonic Soul Pimps at La Rústica; and Billy Stoops at El Break.
The program continues on January 31st and February 1st and 2nd with yoga on the beach, cultural workshops in El Centro, located in Quintas Trujillo; “Sayuarte” on the mail plaza; and pairing dinners at the Matiz, Achara, Don Pedros, and Miro Vino restaurants. A “Children’s Day” will be held on the main plaza; plus SUP workshops; film; and lots of music with bands Leon Rap and Wave, El Gallo Verde, Frank Sin Otro, Billy Stoops, Zoe and Leon, Tatewari Flamenco, Super Sonic Soul Pimps, DJ Tenedor, Los Gatos Negros de Sayulita and many more.
The festival ends on Sunday, February 3rd with a ceremony for the Film Awards followed by a gastro brunch.
For more information visit the official Festival website at: www.festivalsayulita.com
The Festival Sayulita is organized by a non-profit entity seeking to finance a creative community and the construction of a center that generates innovative ideas for the world.
The Riviera Nayarit Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) and the Bahía de Banderas Hotel and Motel Association (AHMBB) support athletic competitions, congresses, and cultural activities as part of their marketing efforts; these events put the destination top of mind, as they generate visitors and major exposure thanks to the media coverage they receive. The activities take place with the support of the Government of the State of Nayarit via its Tourism Promotional Trust (Fiprotur).