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 events@puertoricodaytrips.com. No duden en enviar sus actividades y toda la información de la misma (flyer, lugar, fecha, etc.) a events@puertoricodaytrips.com y serán publicadas lo antes posible.

Feb 2016
February 10 to February 14
14th Freefall Fest
The Puerto Rico Freefall Festival is celebrated in February every year with live band entertainment, catering, freefly coaching and organized big way relative jumps, tandems, and more.
Where: Antonio "Nery" Juarbe Airport in Arecibo
Source: Facebook
February 11 to February 14
Arroyo Carnival
Festivities include live music every night, dancing, food, and more.
Where: Town Plaza in Arroyo
Source: Que Pasa magazine
February 12
Mariachi Night
Valentine's Day celebration in which the town plaza is transformed into Garibaldi Square, with live music, food, artisans, and more.
Where: Town Plaza in Aguadilla
Source: Que Pasa magazine
February 12 to February 14
FIESTA DEL ACABE DEL CAFE MARICAO
All things coffee, plus music, food and artisans
Where: Estadio (Stadium) Johnny Arbona Quinones
Source: Facebook
February 13
Movies at Ventana al Mar
Free movies, outdoors at Ventana al Mar … Avengers and Cinderalla
Where: Ventana al Mar in Condado
Source: Puerto Rico Tourism Company
February 14
Food Truck Fest
Food trucks, entertainment, and more.
Where: Dora Colon Clavell Park in Ponce
Source: Puerto Rico Tourism Company
February 19 to February 21
Carnival Vegalteño
Annual event with music, food, kiosks, artisans, and more.
Where: Town Plaza in Vega Alta
Source: Que Pasa magazine
February 20 to February 21
9th Annual Smoking Hot BBQ Competition
Giant competition of grilled meats, sauces, and more. Lots of food, and music too!
Where: Bahia Urbana in Old San Juan
Source: Web site
February 20 @ 1pm-8pm
Taste of Rum
7th Annual Rum Festival, where you can sample different rums from 10+ local rum producers, sample food from local chefs, attend workshops, enjoy the flair-tender competition, dance to live music, and just have a generally fun time!
Where: Paseo La Princesa in Old San Juan
Source: Web site
February 20 to March 12
Casals Festival
Annual classical music festival. Events are held at the Centro de Bellas Artes Luis A. Ferré in Santurce, and UPR Theater in Río Piedras.
Where: Centro de Bellas Artes in Santurce
Source: Puerto Rico Tourism Company
February 21 @ 1pm-7pm
Puerto Rico Vegan Fest
Event to promote the benefits of a plant-based diet. There will be educational talks, music, food kiosks, food articles for sale, scrapbooking classes, activities for kids, raffles, and more. Admission is free.
Where: Town Plaza in Fajardo
Source: Web site
February 25 to February 28
Mabó Carnival
Annual event, featuring music, food, shows, and more.
Where: Boardwalk in Guaynabo
Source: Que Pasa magazine
February 26 to February 28
Cold Temperature Festival
Event featuring music, artisans, food kiosks, and more.
Where: Town Plaza in Adjuntas
Source: Que Pasa magazine
February 28
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
Mar 2016
March 01 to March 12
Casals Festival
Annual classical music festival. Events are held at the Centro de Bellas Artes Luis A. Ferré in Santurce, and UPR Theater in Río Piedras.
Where: Centro de Bellas Artes in Santurce
Source: Puerto Rico Tourism Company
March 03 to March 13
Circo Fest
3rd International Festival of Circus and Street Arts. Expect street entertainers, food, music, and more.
Where: the Plazas in Old San Juan
Source: Web site
March 05 @ 6pm-12 mn
Sangría Fest
A night of tasting the best Sangrias, wines and tapas!
Where: Convention Center San Jaun
Phone: 787 902 5252
Source: Facebook
March 13
Food Truck Fest
Food trucks, entertainment, and more.
Where: Dora Colon Clavell Park in Ponce
Source: Puerto Rico Tourism Company
March 13 @ 12n
Dia Nacional de la Zalsa (National Day of Salsa)
Come and enjoy loads of live Salsa music guaranteed to get you on your feet and dancing!
Where: Hiram Bithorn Stadium
Source: Web site
March 17 to March 20
Puerto Rico Heineken Jazz Fest
Annual event, featuring 4 nights of Jazz music.
Where: Tito Puente Amphitheater in San Juan
Source: Web site
March 18 to March 20
Festival de la China
Annual Orange Festival, with music, food, entertainment, artisans, and more.
Where: Town Plaza in Las Marias
Source: Puerto Rico Tourism Company
March 20
Ironman 70.3 Puerto Rico
Spectators and athletes alike are treated to amazing views on this course, whether from San Beach, Dos Hermanos Bridge or the Caribe Hilton's San Geronimo grounds. Start your day with a 1.2-mile swim in the protected waters of Condado Lagoon, followed by a 56-mile bike over the northern part of the island to Dorado and on to challenging cross-winds near the Atlantic Ocean. The two-loop, 13.1-mile run course winds through the northern part of the islet with picturesque views of the Atlantic Ocean and Spanish architecture.
Where: around the San Juan area
Source: Web site
March 24 to March 27
PGA Tour Puerto Rico Open
Annual PGA tournament.
Where: Coco Beach Resort in Rio Grande
Source: Web site
March 31 to April 03
Orchid Festival
Annual orchid festival organized by the PR Orchid Society, with orchid displays and sales.
Where: UPR Botanical Garden in Río Piedras
Source: Facebook
Apr 2016
April 01 to April 03
Ballena Festival
Annual festival celebrating the return of the humpback whales to the areal, with music, food, artisans, and entertainment.
Where: Lighthouse Park in Rincon
Source: Puerto Rico Tourism Company
April 01 to April 03
FESTIVAL DE LA CHINA (Orange Festival)
Annual Orange Festival- celebrating Las Maria's town product! Also live music, artisans and food.
Where: Las Marias
Phone: 787 929 0847
Source: Facebook
April 06 to April 10 @ 11am to 6pm
Saborea Puerto Rico
A culinary extravaganza: Cooking demonstrations, restaurant samples. Saborea Village Saturday & Sunday from 11am to 6pm.
Where: Escambron Beach
Phone: 787 758 8001
Source: Web site
April 09 to April 09
Tinglar Festival (Turtle Festival)
Celebration of welcoming the turtles to our beaches. Parade, education, plus lots of food, artisans, music and fun!
Where: Luquillo Town Square
Source: Facebook
April 16 to April 24
Free Admission to Forts
Free admission to El Morro and Fort San Cristobal in Old San Juan for National Park Week.
Where: Old San Juan
Source: Web site
April 17
Food Truck Fest
Food trucks, entertainment, and more.
Where: Dora Colon Clavell Park in Ponce
Source: Puerto Rico Tourism Company
April 22 to April 24
FESTIVAL DEL APIO (Celery Festival)
Large event all about this crunchy local vegetable. Live music, sales and food.
Where: BARRANQUITAS
Source: Facebook
April 22 to April 24
Skin & Wheels Festival
Tattoo and Auto Show, sponsored by Skin Magazine. Expect exhibitions, demonstrations, sales, food, music, and entertainment.
Where: Exhibition Center of Puerto Rico in Ponce
Source: Web site
April 30 to May 01
AGRO EXPO NACIONAL COLOSO
Large festival featuring agricultural things- plants, animals and tools. Also music, food and fun!
Where: AGUADA
Source: Facebook
May 2016
May 15
Food Truck Fest
Food trucks, entertainment, and more.
Where: Dora Colon Clavell Park in Ponce
Source: Puerto Rico Tourism Company
May 20 to May 22
Puerto Rico Comic Con 2016
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
May 25 to May 29
Disney On Ice - 100 Years of Magic
Family ice show, featuring all your favorite Disney characters and music.
Where: Coliseo de Puerto Rico in San Juan
May 29
LUQUILLO BEACH JAZZFEST
Live Jazz Music show with Charlie Sepúlveda
Where: Luquillo Plaza
Source: Facebook
Jun 2016
June 24 to July 04
FESTIVAL DE LAS FLORES AIBONITO
Annual flower festival, loads of plants for sale, flower shows and seminars and also live music, food and artisans.
Where: Aibonito
Source: Facebook
2016
August 25 to August 28
Free Admission to Forts
Free admission to El Morro and Fort San Cristobal in Old San Juan for National Park Service Birthday.
Where: Old San Juan
Source: Web site
September 24
Free Admission to Forts
Free admission to El Morro and Fort San Cristobal in Old San Juan for National Public Lands Day.
Where: Old San Juan
Source: Web site
November 11
Free Admission to Forts
Free admission to El Morro and Fort San Cristobal in Old San Juan for Veterans Day.
Where: Old San Juan
Source: Web site
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 Ventana al Mar in the Condado.
Where: Ventana al Mar, Ashford Ave in Condado
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 10-Feb-2016 04:39am AST.
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