Calendar of Events

This calendar contains a sampling of events scheduled across the island. All are open to the public. Most require no reservations. Many are free. You can plan on attending at least one of these events during your visit to Puerto Rico so that you can get a sampling of the culture. You will likely find local food and music at almost all of these events. And where there’s music, there’s bound to be singing and dancing!

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The dates and times in this list are accurate to the best of our knowledge. But dates and times sometimes change at the last minute without any notice. We suggest calling ahead to make sure that the event you plan on attending is actually being held as published.

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We have Lots of Holidays here

We’ve also included a list of holidays observed here in Puerto Rico. On some holidays (Good Friday comes to mind), the island virtually shuts down. If you’re planning on taking a tour or visiting an attraction on one of these holidays, we suggest that you call ahead just to make sure they’re going to be open.

How to Add Your Event to our Calendar

If you represent a group or organization and you would like your event listed (free of charge) in our Event Calendar, contact us with the details about your event and we’ll consider adding it. If you prefer to send us an email, or if you have a flyer you would like to send to us, you can contact us at No duden en enviar sus actividades y toda la información de la misma (flyer, lugar, fecha, etc.) a y serán publicadas lo antes posible.

Dec 2016
December 01 to January 08
La Feria
Annual "amusement park", with rides, shows, kiddie land, entertainment, food, and music. Hours this year are Monday-Friday 6pm-midnight, Saturday-Sunday & Holidays 3pm-midnight. Monday-Friday prices are Adults $18, Kids (3-12) $14, Family (2 Adults 2 kids) $60. Saturday-Sunday & Holiday prices are Adults $20, Kids (3-12) $16, Family (2 Adults 2 kids) $62.
Where: Hiram Bithorn Stadium parking lot in San Juan
Phone: 787-722-5700
More Info: Read More About This Event
December 08 to January 22
El Galeón Andalucía Tall Ship
The tall ship Galeón Andalucía is a replica of a 17th Century Spanish Galleon. This floating museum will be docked in Old San Juan, and open for tours daily.
Where: between Piers 3 & 4 in Old San Juan
Source: Web site
December 10 @ 5pm
San Juan Christmas Boat Parade
Choose your best viewing spot along the waterfront in Old San Juan to watch this annual parade of decorated and illuminated boats. Music, food, and more.
Where: San Juan Bay
Source: Web site
December 10 @ 1:30pm - 11pm
Christmas Food Truck Fest
Enjoy a variety of food trucks, live music, and artisans. Admission fee of $5/person goes to benefit the Fundación Huntington Puerto Rico.
Where: Paseo Tablado in Guaynabo
Phone: 787 941 4699
Source: Facebook
December 10 to December 11 @ 9am-6pm
Artisans in December
The San Juan National Historic Site invites you to join them for their "Artisans in December" event at Castillo San Cristobal. Just in time for the holidays, they have invited a diverse group of 32 creative artisans to gather in Placita Norzagaray in front of the historic entrance to Castillo San Cristóbal. The artisans will be on hand to demonstrate their skills and will have products available for purchase. Park Rangers will present interpretive programs related to the artisans’ relationship to the cultural history of the fortifications at 10:00am and 2:00pm. There will be a craft table for kids as well throughout the weekend.
Where: Fort San Cristóbal in Old San Juan
Source: Puerto Rico Tourism Company
December 11 @ 1pm
Food Truck Christmas Market Fest
Come and enjoy the best food trucks, Christmas market, and live music. Entrance fee of $20/person (kids under 12 free) to benefit Centros Sor Isolina Ferré.
Where: Club Deportivo de Ponce
Source: Puerto Rico Tourism Company
December 15
Saborea Winter Party
Sample dishes from 20 chefs, enjoy drinks, and the music of a percussion band and DJ.
Where: Sheraton Puerto Rico Hotel and Casino in Convention District
Source: Facebook
December 18 @ 1pm-7pm
What the Truck? Food Truck Fest
Enjoy food trucks and live music outside at the Puerto Rico Art Museum. Participating food trucks include La Alcapurria Quemá, Dondesea, Cool Hope, Psicolabis, Crazy Sushi, The Meatball Company, and Mi Suegra.
Where: Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico in San Juan
December 27 to December 28
Hatillo Masks Festival
Annual event to remember the Holy Innocents. There are parades, music, food, and people in costume from head to toe. And LOTS of people in attendance.
Where: Town Plaza in Hatillo
Source: Puerto Rico Tourism Company
December 31 @ 10pm-5am
Illusions New Year’s Eve Party
Annual New Year's Eve event, with open bar, and 4 areas featuring different types of music.
Where: Sheraton Convention Center in San Juan
December 31
New Years Eve Masquerade Ball
Annual New Years Eve celebration.
Where: Wyndham Garden at Palmas del Mar
Phone: 787 850 6000
Source: Puerto Rico Tourism Company
January 19 to January 22
San Sebastian Festival
Annual event in Old San Juan, featuring music, artisans, parades, food, dancing, and TONS of people.
Where: Old San Juan
More Info: Read More About This Event
February 05
San Blas Half Marathon
Annual half-marathon. See web site for details.
Where: throughout Coamo
Source: Web site
February 11 to February 12
Pastry Lovers Fest
The Puerto Rico Convention Center in San Juan will be the venue for this event featuring seminars, demonstrations, competitions, and sales of “everything dessert” … from cup cakes, rum cakes, coquito, and wedding cakes to chocolate, macaroons, sugar-free and gluten-free goodies.
Where: Puerto Rico Convention Center in San Juan
Source: Facebook
February 26
World's Best 10K
Annual 10K in San Juan, featuring competitors from around the world.
Where: Teodoro Moscoso Bridge in San Juan
Source: Web site
April 06 to April 09
Saborea Puerto Rico
A culinary extravaganza featuring cooking demonstrations in the Demo Kitchen, Tasting Pavilion, Libation Station, and entertainment at Playa Escambron on Saturday and Sunday from 11am to 6pm.
Where: Escambron Beach
Source: Facebook
May 19 to May 21
Puerto Rico Comic Con 2017
The Biggest Entertainment event in the Caribbean … Comics, Movies, Video Games and more. Local and international exhibitors and artists. Video games, Tournaments, Cosplay, Conferences, Movie previews, special guests and more surprises.
Where: Puerto Rico Convention Center in San Juan
Source: Web site
September 23 to September 24
Coffee and Chocolate Expo
A Festival all about chocolate and coffee, with lots of samples, education and brands to enjoy.
Where: Puerto Rico Convention Center
Source: Facebook
Year-Round Events
7 days/week @ every hour on the hour
Daily Fort Orientation Talks
A National Park Service ranger provides a short, informational talk everyday, every hour on the hour, in the main plaza of both Castillos San Felipe del Morro and San Cristobal. Duration of the talk is approximately 20 minutes.
Where: Main Plaza of El Morro and Fort San Cristóbal
Phone: 787-729-6777
when cruise ship @ throughout the day
Artisans Market at Plaza Darsenas
Visit the artisans and other vendors in the area around La Casita when there are cruise ships in port.
Where: on the bay, near La Casita, across from the Visitors Center
Phone: 787-722-1709
Mondays @ 8:30pm
Big Band Night
Traditional and Puerto Rican Jazz. $10 cover charge. Presented by Heineken.
Where: Yerba Buena Restaurant 1350 Ashford Ave, Condado
Phone: 787-721-5700
Mondays @ 7pm
Bossa Nova Nights
Live music.
Where: The Parrot Club in Old San Juan
Phone: 787-725-7370
Wednesdays @ 9pm
Live Salsa Music
Free live salsa music. Buffalo Wings Restaurant is located at the Luiz Munoz Marin (SJU) Aiport across from terminal C, adjacent to the parking deck.
Where: Buffalo Wings Restaurant @ the LMM (SJU) airport
Phone: 787-253-2111
first Wednesdays
Salsa Afternoons with a Coffee Aroma
Enjoy a lovely afternoon listening to music of Orquesta Kandel.
Where: Santiago Palmer Square, Caguas
Phone: 787-744-8833
Thursdays @ 7pm
Latin Jazz
Live Jazz music.
Where: The Parrot Club in Old San Juan
Phone: 787-725-7370
Thursdays @ 8pm
Bohemia Night
Live music.
Where: El Toro Salao in Old San Juan
Phone: 787-722-3330
Fridays @ morning
Agricultural Market
Farmers gather every Friday in the plaza with their products - ornamental plants, fruits, vegatables, and small farm animals.
Where: Agropecuaria Plaza, San Sebastian
Phone: 787-896-1670
Fridays @ 9am-noon
Discover Nature of OSJ
A guided walk through the streets of OSJ to learn about the different ecological components of the historic city. Reservations required. Call for reservations. Offered by the Conservation Trust of PR.
Where: Old San Juan
Phone: 787-722-5834
Fridays @ 8pm
Flamenco Dance Show
Flamenco music & dance show, free with dinner.
Where: Barrachina, Fortaleza St, Old San Juan
Phone: 787-725-7912
last Friday
Coamo Culinary Fest
Music and culinary event.
Where: Town Plaza in Coamo
last Friday
Al Fresco
Music and culinary event.
Where: Paseo de las Artes Abelardo Díaz Alfaro in Caguas
Phone: 787-744-8833 ext 1833
weekends @ 10am-8pm
Artisan Exhibits
Artisans, food vendor, and music most weekends.
Where: Plaza Darsena and Paseo de la Princesa in Old San Juan
Phone: 787-722-1709
Saturdays @ 10am-noon
Aguadilla Farmers Market
Farmers Market, with produce, food, artisans, and special events throughout the year.
Where: parking lot of One Ten Thai on Road 110 in Aguadilla
Saturdays @ 7pm-10pm
Live Jazz Music
In the bar on the first floor.
Where: Sheraton Hotel in Old San Juan
Saturdays @ 2:30pm
Lighthouse @ El Morro
Discover the lighthouse at El Morro with a park guide.
Where: El Morro Fort
Phone: 787-729-6754
Saturdays @ 8:00pm
Flamenco Dance Show
Flamenco music & dance show, free with dinner.
Where: Barrachina, Fortaleza St, Old San Juan
Phone: 787-725-7912
Saturdays @ 8am-1pm
Farmers' Market
Agricultural market.
Where: San Juan Museum courtyard
first Saturday @ 9am
Bazar Urbano / Urban Bazaar
The Bazaar showcases numerous creations by young designers and features products such as clothes, shoes, accessories, and pet clothing, as well as other items.
Where: Ventana al Mar, Ashford Ave in Condado
second & fou @ 7pm
Cine de Estuario
Free outdoor movies at the Condado Lagoon.
Where: Jaime Benitez Park at the Condado Lagoon
Phone: 787-725-8165
Sundays @ 10:30am
San Cristóbal Tunnel Tour
Explore the legendary tunnels of Castillo San Cristóbal and discover the essential role they had as a hidden defense for the fortification system. Duration of tour is approx 45 minutes.
Where: Main Plaza in Fort San Cristóbal
Phone: 787-729-6777
Sundays @ 8pm
Dinner & Magic Show
Manuel Velasco performs his magic show every Sunday night.
Where: Koko Restaurant in El San Juan Hotel
Phone: 787-725-7370
first & thir @ 9am-6pm
Rincon Farmers' Market
Farmers' Market.
Where: Town Square in Rincon
Phone: 787-823-2180
first Sunday @ noon-5pm
Artisan's Sunday
Artisans Market
Where: Museo del las Americas in the Ballaja Building in Old San Juan
first Sunday @ 9am
Mercado Urbano / Urban Market
Farmers market and craft sales.
Where: Ventana al Mar, Ashford Ave in Condado
first Sunday
Mercado Artesanal Criollo
Artisans Market
Where: Caguas Botanical Garden
Phone: 787-744-8833 ext 1833
third Sunday @ throughout the day
Life Inside the Fortification
A Living History demonstration — A soldier's life inside the fortifications of San Juan during the 18th century included practice, drills, work, and recreation. Join a interpreter and living history demonstrators in period dress for black powder firing demonstrations, and get a colorful glimpse of life inside these Spanish citadels that guarded the entrance to the New World.
Where: El Morro Fort
third Sunday @ 4pm
Heineken Ventana al Jazz
Free live jazz, the third Sunday of each month, presented free at el Paseo del Litoral in Mayaguez. Personal coolers are NOT permitted.
Where: Paseo del Litoral in Mayaguez
last Sunday
I Love Puerto Rico Cultural Fest
Gastronomic and cultural event held the last Sunday of every month. Featuring live music, food, artisans, and kiosks.
Where: Paseo La Princesa in Old San Juan
last Sunday @ 5:30pm-8pm
Romantic Sunset Concerts
Enjoy local music and dancing on the waterfront while the sun sets.
Where: Plaza Darsena, on the waterfront next to La Casita in Old San Juan
Phone: 787-721-2400 ext 2215
last Sunday @ 5pm
Heineken Ventana al Jazz
Free live jazz, the last Sunday of each month, presented free at Bahia Urbana, on the bay in Old San Juan.
Where: Bahia Urbana in Old San Juan
Major Holidays in 2016
Jan 01 New Year's Day Forts are closed. El Yunque is open.
Jan 06 Three King's Day (Día de Reyes) Most everything closed. Forts are open. El Yunque is open.
Jan 18 Martin Luther King Day
Feb 15 Presidents Day
Feb 15 Puerto Rico Patriots Day in honor of Eugenio María de Hostos, José de Diego, Luis Muñoz Rivera, José Celso Barbosa, Ramón Emeterio Betances, Román Baldorioty de Castro, Luis Muñoz Marín, Ernesto Ramos Antonini, Luis A. Ferré
Mar 22 Emancipation Day
Mar 25 Good Friday (Viernes Santo) Most everything closed. Beaches open. Forts open. El Yunque open.
Mar 27 Easter Sunday Most everything closed. Beaches open. Forts open. El Yunque open.
May 08 Mother's Day Stores are closed. Beaches open. Forts open. El Yunque open.
May 30 Memorial Day
Jun 19 Father's Day Stores are closed. Beaches open. Forts open. El Yunque open.
Jun 24 Saint John's Day (Día de San Juan Bautista)
Jul 04 US Independence Day
Jul 25 Puerto Rico's Constitution Day
Sep 05 Labor Day
Oct 10 Columbus Day
Nov 08 Election Day Most everything closed. Beaches open. Forts open. El Yunque open.
Nov 11 Veterans' Day
Nov 19 Puerto Rico Discovery & Culture Day
Nov 24 Thanksgiving Day (Acción de Gracias) Stores are closed. Forts are closed. El Yunque open.
Dec 24 Christmas Eve (Noche Buena)
Dec 25 Christmas Day (Navidad) Stores are closed. Forts are closed. El Yunque facilities are closed, but trails are open.

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We use multiple sources for our event calendar, including local newspapers, Facebook, Twitter, the Que Pasa magazine, and info provided directly to us by the Puerto Rico Tourism Company. Updated 08-Dec-2016 05:57pm AST.
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