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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.

    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

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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 20Martin Luther King Day
    Jan 13Eugenio Maria de Hostos Day
    Feb 17Presidents 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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    Major Holidays in 2015
    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 19Martin Luther King Day
    Feb 16Presidents Day
    Feb 16Puerto Rico Patriiots Dayin 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 22Emancipation Day
    Apr 3Good Friday (Viernes Santo)Most everything closed. Beaches open. Forts open. El Yunque open.
    Apr 5Easter SundayMost everything closed. Beaches open. Forts open. El Yunque open.
    May 10Mother's DayStores are closed. Beaches open. Forts open. El Yunque open.
    May 25Memorial Day
    Jun 21Father'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 25Puerto Rico's Constitution Day
    Sep 7Labor Day
    Oct 12Columbus Day
    Nov 3Election DayMost everything closed. Beaches open. Forts open. El Yunque open.
    Nov 11Veterans' Day
    Nov 19Puerto Rico Discovery & Culture Day
    Nov 26Thanksgiving 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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    Dec 2014
    December 03 to January 07
    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
    Web: Visit web site for more info
    December 04 to December 07
    Festival of Orchids & Medicinal Plants
    Plant show and sale, featuring orchids and medicinal plants. There will be workshops.
    Where: Calle Dulce Sueño de Parque Ecuestre de Carolina
    December 04 @ 7pm-11pm
    From the Farm to the Table
    Local chefs will be preparing food using all local ingredients from 30 farms around the island. There will be food, music, beer, wine, and entertainment.
    Where: Museum of San Juan in Old San Juan
    December 04 to December 07
    SOFO Culinary Fest
    Eateries around Fortaleza Street offer special prices for their dishes. It's a festive street event, featuring live music and entertainment.
    Where: Fortaleza Street in Old San Juan
    December 05 @ 7pm
    Luquillo Christmas Tree Lighting
    Annual Christmas tree lighting. There will be food and music.
    Where: Town Plaza in Luquillo
    December 06 @ 11am
    Let’s Make Noise
    A fund-raising event to benefit Hosanna Foundation, which helps kids with severe illnesses.
    Where: San Patricio Plaza Food Court
    Phone: 787-347­3316
    December 06
    Platos Tipicos Festival
    Typical food dishes made from local ingredients. With food, music, artisans, and more.
    Where: Town Plaza in Luquillo
    December 12 to December 14
    La Campechada
    This multidisciplinary Cultural Fest is dedicated this year to the painter and engraver Myrna Báez, considered one of the best examples of Puerto Rican painting and engraving. Baez is the first woman and live artist to whom La Campechada is dedicated. Visitors will enjoy three days of music, theater, dance, artisans, artists, cinema, exhibitions of the work of Myrna Báez, the Book Fair Author, conferences, and other activities.
    Where: the plazas in Old San Juan
    Source: Puerto Rico Tourism Company
    December 13
    This Is Christmas
    Christmas concert by the Philharmonic Orchestra of PR, under the direction of Director Musical Roselín Pabón y la participación de: La Rondalla de Humacao; los trovadores Jovino González, Gerson Báez y Noeli Guzmán; cuatristas Carlos Vega "Pachito" y Juan Correa
    Where: Fine Arts Center in Caguas
    Phone: 787-653-5311 ext 5312
    December 13 @ 6pm
    San Juan Christmas Boat Parade
    Boats decorated with lights for Christmas.
    Where: Bahía Urbana, between piers 6 & 8, in Old San Juan
    Phone: 787-722-0177
    Source: Web site
    December 31 @ 10pm to 2am
    New Year's Evolution: The Cabaret
    New Years Eve celebration, with multiple bars, and 4 areas featuring live entertainment.
    Where: Puerto Rico Convention Center
    December 31 @ 10pm
    Bubbles New Years Eve
    New Years Eve celebration, with open bar, and 2 DJs playing dance, electronica, and hip-hop.
    Where: Club Brava in the San Juan Hotel
    December 31 @ 10pm
    New Year’s Eve: A Night of Wonders
    New Years Eve party, with DJs, live music, and continental breakfast.
    Where: Caribe Hilton
    December 31 @ 10pm
    Illusions New Years Eve Party
    New Years Eve party, with food, entertainment, etc.
    Where: Sheraton @ Convention Center
    December 31 @ 8pm-1am
    New Years Eve Party
    New Year's Eve party, with welcome cocktail, open bar, live music, bomba, plena, and buffet dinner.
    Where: Hotel Cielo Mar in
    Phone: 787-882-5959

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    2015
    February 28
    Taste of Rum
    Event featuring live music, a wide variety of local and international rums, food sampling, seminars on the rum-distilling process, bomba/plena shows and a bartender competition.
    Where: Old San Juan
    March 06 to March 09
    Puerto Rico Open
    Annual Golf Event
    Where: Trump International Golf Resort, Rio Grande
    March 15
    2015 Ironman 70.3
    Professional athletes will race alongside age group competitors on a breathtaking course that showcases the beautiful island of Puerto Rico. The 1.2-mile swim course will take place in the Condado Lagoon next to the Caribe Hilton and Condado Plaza Hilton and the bike course leads athletes towards five different municipalities en route to the inner-loop next to the City of Dorado. The two-loop run course utilizes the City of Old San Juan enchantment and Spanish Forts of "El Castillo San Felipe del Morro and San Cristobal." The race finishes at the beautiful "Parque del Tercer Milenio" next to breathtaking ocean reef views and amazing crowds!
    Where: San Juan
    Source: Web site
    April 10 to April 12 @ 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

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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 18-Dec-2014 01:35am AST.

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