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.

May 2015
May 22 to May 24
Puerto Rico Comic Con 2015
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
May 22 to May 24
Festival Nacional de La Bandera Puertorriqueña
Festival commemorating Puerto Ricos's flag. Featuring food, music, entertainment, and more.
Where: Old San Juan
Source: Puerto Rico Tourism Company
May 23
Grand Prix of Atletismo
One of the world's most competitive sporting events.
Where: Francisco "Paquito" Montaner Stadium in Ponce
Source: Que Pasa magazine
May 23 to May 25
Puerto Rico Heineken International Regatta
Three days of regatta competitions.
Where: Palmas del Mar Yacht Club in Humacao
Source: Que Pasa magazine
May 24
Boot Camp 5K Race Challenge
Cross-country military style competition with water and mud obstacles.
Where: Ramsey Base Ruins in Aguadilla
Source: Que Pasa magazine
May 24 @ 3pm
Luquillo Beach Jazzfest
Annual jazz festival, with live music, food, and more
Where: Town Plaza in Luquillo
May 26 to May 28
Festival del Agrícoladel Toa
Cultural event with artisans, music, agricultural displays & workshops, and the largest sancocho soup prepared in Puerto Rico.
Where: Town Plaza in Toa Alta
Source: Que Pasa magazine
May 27 to May 31
Puerto Rico Restaurant Week
The event will be held simultaneously at participating restaurants throughout the Island. Restaurants will offer prix-fixe dinner menus. Some restaurants will also offer lunch menus. Check the restaurant page on their web site to see some of the restaurants that will be participating. No tickets or coupons are needed to participate. Simply choose a restaurant and make a reservation.
Where: throughout the island
Source: Web site
May 30
5K Beer Run
Annual beer run, sponsored by Medalla.
Where: Isla Verde Beach in Carolina
Source: Que Pasa magazine
May 31 @ 3pm
Bahía Urbana Kids
A family-oriented event aimed at teaching family values to kids, held on the last Sunday of every month. There will be entertainment, games, artisans, food, music, and more.
Where: Bahía Urbana in Old San Juan
Jun 2015
June 01 to June 03
Puerto Rico Restaurant Week
The event will be held simultaneously at participating restaurants throughout the Island. Restaurants will offer prix-fixe dinner menus. Some restaurants will also offer lunch menus. Check the restaurant page on their web site to see some of the restaurants that will be participating. No tickets or coupons are needed to participate. Simply choose a restaurant and make a reservation.
Where: throughout the island
Source: Web site
June 13
Free Admission to El Portal in El Yunque
Free Admission to El Yunque National Forest "El Portal" Visitor Center for "National Get Outdoors Day" - a day when federal agencies, nonprofit organizations and the recreation industry encourage healthy, outdoor activities.
Where: El Yunque National Forest
June 13 @ 7pm
Asi Bailan Nuestros Caballos
Escuela Puertorriqueña del Arte Ecuestre puts on a Horse Show.
Where: Hacienda Don Carmelo in Vega Baja
Phone: 787 774 7978
June 23 @ midnight between June 23 & 2
Noche de San Juan
Fall backwards into the ocean 3 times at midnight for good luck during the festival of Saint John the Baptist! Any beach will do, but expect crowds at San Juan area beaches.
Where: beaches around the island
Web: Visit web site for more info
June 24 to June 28
Carnaval de El Yunque
Annual town festival, with big parade on Sunday afternoon.
Where: Town Plaza in Rio Grande
Source: Puerto Rico Tourism Company
June 26 to July 05
Aibonito Flower Festival
Annual flower festival, featuring plant sales, display gardens, music, food, and more.
Where: Route 722 in Aibonito
Web: Visit web site for more info
June 28 @ 3pm
Bahía Urbana Kids
A family-oriented event aimed at teaching family values to kids, held on the last Sunday of every month. There will be entertainment, games, artisans, food, music, and more.
Where: Bahía Urbana in Old San Juan
Jul 2015
July 01 to July 05
Aibonito Flower Festival
Annual flower festival, featuring plant sales, display gardens, music, food, and more.
Where: Route 722 in Aibonito
Web: Visit web site for more info
July 10 to July 19
Patron Saint Festival
Annual patron saint festival, honoring the Virgen del Carmen. Featuring food, music, games, artisans, and more.
Where: Town Plaza in Hatillo
Source: Puerto Rico Tourism Company
July 14 to July 18
World Congress of Salsa
Annual salsa event, featuring exhibitions, competitions, workshops, and more.
Where: Puerto Rico Sheraton Convention Center
Source: Web site
July 23 to July 26
Orchid Festival
Annual orchid show and sale sponsored by the Orquidistas de Borinquen.
Where: Trujillo Alto
Source: Facebook
July 25 to July 26
El Morro Artisan Fair
Annual artisan fair on the grounds of El Morro.
Where: grounds of El Morro in Old San Juan
Aug 2015
August 25
Free Admission to Forts in Old San Juan
Free admission to the San Juan National Historic Site - El Morro and Fort San Cristóbal - in Old San, for National Park Service’s 99th birthday.
Where: Old San Juan
Sep 2015
September 26 to September 27 @ 10am-6pm
Coffee & Chocolate Expo
The Coffee & Chocolate Expo -Puerto Rico- is the biggest exhibition of the coffee and chocolate industry in the Caribbean. The event’s objective is to bring families, foodies and traders together, in enjoying the culture and flavors of these unique industries.
Where: Puerto Rico Convention Center in San Juan
Source: Facebook
September 26
Free Admission to Forts in Old San Juan
Free admission to the San Juan National Historic Site - El Morro and Fort San Cristóbal - in Old San, for National Public Lands Day.
Where: Old San Juan
September 26
Free Admission to El Portal in El Yunque
Free Admission to El Yunque National Forest "El Portal" Visitor Center for "National Public Lands Day" - the nation’s largest, single-day volunteer effort in support of public lands.
Where: El Yunque National Forest
Oct 2015
October 01 to October 04
Orchid Show & Sale
Annual orchid show sponsored by the Mayaguez Orchid Society.
Where: Mayaguez Mall
October 31
Haunted House at Fort San Cristobal
The park service is offering their second “Haunted House at San Cristobal” program at 6:00pm in English and 8:00 pm in Spanish. This is an interpretive program that will begin inside Castillo San Cristobal and end at the infamous Garita del Diablo. This event does not require a fee to enter but visitors need to reserve in advance, since it is limited to only 30 participants per program. The stories of the Garita del Diablo have long provided tales of scary or haunted activities, which subject makes it a perfect opportunity to celebrate Halloween night.
Where: Fort San Cristóbal in Old San Juan
Nov 2015
November 11
Free Admission to Forts in Old San Juan
Free admission to the San Juan National Historic Site - El Morro and Fort San Cristóbal - in Old San, for Veterans Day.
Where: Old San Juan
November 11
Free Admission to El Portal in El Yunque
Free Admission to El Yunque National Forest "El Portal" visitor center for Veterans' Day.
Where: El Yunque National Forest
2016
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
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 2015
Jan 1 New Year's Day Forts are closed. El Yunque is open.
Jan 6 Three King's Day (Día de Reyes) Most everything closed. Forts are open. El Yunque is open.
Jan 19 Martin Luther King Day
Feb 16 Presidents Day
Feb 16 Puerto Rico Patriiots 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
Apr 3 Good Friday (Viernes Santo) Most everything closed. Beaches open. Forts open. El Yunque open.
Apr 5 Easter Sunday Most everything closed. Beaches open. Forts open. El Yunque open.
May 10 Mother's Day Stores are closed. Beaches open. Forts open. El Yunque open.
May 25 Memorial Day
Jun 21 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 4 US Independence Day
Jul 25 Puerto Rico's Constitution Day
Sep 7 Labor Day
Oct 12 Columbus Day
Nov 3 Election Day Most everything closed. Beaches open. Forts open. El Yunque open.
Nov 11 Veterans' Day
Nov 19 Puerto Rico Discovery & Culture Day
Nov 26 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 22-May-2015 05:57am AST.
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