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Chikungunya Epidemic On 17 July 2014, the Puerto Rico Health Department delared an epidemic of the mosquito-borne chikungunya virus. You can protect yourself from chikungunya (and dengue) by using insect repellent containing DEET. Read our article on chikungunya for more info.

Vieques Biobay CLOSED Monday - Thursday Mosquito Bay on Vieques will only be accessible Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays until (at least) 02 August 2014. Additionally, tour operators are being forced to cut the sizes of their groups by 50% … so spots on those tours will be severely limited. Go to Laguna Grande in Fajardo instead.

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!

Double-check before going

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.

    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 ships are in port @ 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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    Fridays @ 8pm
    Flamenco Dance Show
    Flamenco music & dance show, free with dinner.
    Where: Barrachina, Fortaleza St., Old San Juan
    Phone: 787-725-7912
    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 & fourth Saturday @ 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
    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
    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 & third Sunday @ 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: Musel 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 Gardens
    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 @ 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

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    Major Holidays in 2014
    Jan 1New Year's DayForts are closed. El Yunque is open.
    Jan 6Three King's Day (Día de Reyes)Most everything closed. Forts are open. El Yunque is open.
    Jan 13Eugenio Maria de Hostos Day
    Jan 20Martin Luther King Day
    Feb 17Presidents Day
    Feb 17Puerto Rico Patriiots Day
    Mar 22Emancipation Day
    Apr 18Good Friday (Viernes Santo)Most everything closed. Beaches open. Forts open. El Yunque open.
    Apr 20Easter SundayMost everything closed. Beaches open. Forts open. El Yunque open.
    Apr 21Jose de Diego Day
    May 18Mother's DayStores are closed. Beaches open. Forts open. El Yunque open.
    May 26Memorial Day
    Jun 15Father's DayStores are closed. Beaches open. Forts open. El Yunque open.
    Jun 24Saint John's Day (Día de San Juan Bautista)
    Jul 4US Independence Day
    Jul 21Luis Muñoz Rivera Day
    Jul 25Puerto Rico's Constitution Day
    Jul 27Jose Celso Barbosa Day
    Sep 1Labor Day
    Oct 13Columbus Day
    Nov 4Election DayMost everything closed. Beaches open. Forts open. El Yunque open.
    Nov 11Veterans' Day
    Nov 19Puerto Rico Discovery & Culture Day
    Nov 27Thanksgiving Day (Acción de Gracias)Stores are closed. Forts are closed. El Yunque open.
    Dec 24Christmas Eve (Noche Buena)
    Dec 25Christmas Day (Navidad)Stores are closed. Forts are closed. El Yunque "facilities" are closed, but trails are open.

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    Jul 2014
    thru Jul 6
    Aibonito Flower Festival
    Annual flower festival, with displays and sales.
    Where: Aibonito
    Phone: 787-929-0847
    Source: Web site
    Jul 13
    Rumbón de Barrio
    Annual event, featuring artisans, food, music, and more
    Where: town plaza in Hatillo
    Jul 16-20
    Patron Saint Festival
    Annual festival.
    Where: town plaza in Vieques
    Jul 18-20
    Banana Festival
    Agro-fair, featuring workshos, music, food, and more.
    Where: Los Patriotas Plaza in Lares
    Source: Que Pasa magazine
    Jul 18-20
    Fiesta del Pesca’o
    Annual festival.
    Where: Plaza del Pescador in Puerto Real inCabo Rojo
    Jul 18-21
    Handicraft Fair
    Artisans, exhibits, food, music, and entertainment for the kids.
    Where: town plaza in Barranquitas
    Source: Que Pasa magazine
    Jul 19-20
    El Morro Artisan Fair
    Annual artisan fair on the grounds of El Morro.
    Where: El Morro in Old San Juan
    Jul 22-26
    Puerto Rico Salsa Congress
    Annual Salsa Event
    Where: Sheraton Convention District
    Phone: 787-303-0334
    Source: Web site
    Jul 24
    Rincon Art Walk
    Featuring artisans, music, food, and restaurant specials.
    Where: town plaza in Rincon
    Jul 26-27
    Festival de la Cocolia
    Annual crab festival.
    Where: Playa el Seco in Mayaguez
    Phone: 787-832-5882
    Jul 31
    Rincon Art Walk
    Featuring artisans, music, food, and restaurant specials.
    Where: town plaza in Rincon
    Jul 31
    Acoustic Oceanfront
    Free jazz music.
    Where: Paseo del Litoral in Mayaguez
    Source: Que Pasa magazine
    Jul 31 - Aug 3
    Freshwater Festival
    Festival dedicated to fresh water, and the 4 rivers that cross through Ciales.
    Where: Samuel Rosario Complex in Ciales
    Source: Que Pasa magazine

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    Aug 2014
    Aug 1-3
    Freshwater Festival
    Festival dedicated to fresh water, and the 4 rivers that cross through Ciales.
    Where: Samuel Rosario Complex in Ciales
    Source: Que Pasa magazine
    Aug 3
    El Seco Marathon
    5k and 10k races.
    Where: Carlos Bonet Park in Comerío
    Source: Que Pasa magazine
    Aug 7
    Band Concert
    The municipal band in concert.
    Where: Angel (Lito) Peña arts center in Humacao
    Source: Que Pasa magazine
    Aug 10 @ 9am
    Festival de la Cocolía
    Annual crab festival.
    Where: Ojo de Buey in Barrio Mameyal in Dorado
    Aug 16-17
    Bomba & Plena Fest
    Annual event, featuring artisans, food, music, and more
    Where: boardwalk in Juana Díaz
    Source: Que Pasa magazine
    Aug 23 @ 6pm
    PR Margarita Fest
    Festival featuring margaritas, food, music, and more.
    Where: PR Convention Center in San Juan
    Aug 25
    Free Admission to Forts
    Admission to El Morro and Fort San Cristobal is free.
    Where: Old San Juan
    Aug 28
    Acoustic Oceanfront
    Free jazz music.
    Where: Paseo del Litoral in Mayaguez
    Source: Que Pasa magazine
    Aug 29-31
    Festival de la Pana
    Annual breadfruit festival.
    Where: Barrio Mariana in Humacao
    Aug 30 - Sep 1
    Antiques Fair
    More than 60 dealers selling antiques and other collectibles.
    Where: Arqulio Torres Ramírez Coliseum in San Germán
    Source: Que Pasa magazine

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    Sep 2014
    Sep 1
    Antiques Fair
    More than 60 dealers selling antiques and other collectibles.
    Where: Arqulio Torres Ramírez Coliseum in San Germán
    Source: Que Pasa magazine
    Sep 3-9
    International Billfish Tournament
    The longest continueously held big-game tournament in the world.
    Where: Club Nautico in San Juan
    Source: Que Pasa magazine
    Sep 14 @ 9am
    Town and Country Festival
    Annual festival.
    Where: Área Recreativa La Marina in Dorado
    Sep 20-21
    Coffee & Chocolate Expo
    The event will feature over 100 exhibition spaces, workshops, lectures and demonstrations by professionals in the coffee and chocolate industries,
    Where: Puerto Rico Convention Center
    Sep 27
    Free Admission to El Portal
    Admission to El Portal visitor center is free for Public Lands Day.
    Where: El Yunque National Forest

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    Later in 2014
    Oct 19-20
    Free Admission to Forts
    Admission to El Morro and Fort San Cristobal is free for Public Lands Day.
    Where: Old San Juan
    Nov 8-11
    Free Admission to El Portal
    Admission to El Portal visitor center is free for Veterans' Day weekend.
    Where: El Yunque National Forest
    Nov 11
    Free Admission to Forts
    Admission to El Morro and Fort San Cristobal is free for Veterans' Day.
    Where: Old San Juan

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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 30-Jul-2014 02:35pm AST.

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