What’s Happening? March 2016

March is a fun month — lots of fun going on with food & drink fests, and dancing & music events! While there is almost always something interesting happening somewhere in Puerto Rico, there are a few special events each month that deserve a mention. Here are some highlights for March 2016.

March Events

March 1 to 12 – Casals Festival

The annual Casals Festival is held a various venues around the San Juan area. Classical music events are held at the Centro de Bellas Artes Luis A. Ferré in Santurce, and UPR Theater in Río Piedras.

March 6 – El Morro Pet Fest

This annual event on the lawn at El Morro in Old San Juan features vendors, demonstrations (agility, etc.), adoptions (by Save-a-Gato), food, music, and fun for the kids.

March 17 – Luquillo Saint Patrick’s Day Parade

They say that everyone is Irish on Saint Patty’s Day … and there’s no exception in Puerto Rico! Join us in the Luquillo Town Square to take part in the annual parade through Luquillo. Be sure to wear something green!

At the end of the parade, there’s corned beef and cabbage for everyone (for a small donation), and a Chinese Auction with some great prizes provided by local businesses.

March Events

March 17 to 20 – Heineken Jazz Fest

The Puerto Rico Heineken Jazz Fest is four nights of Jazz bands at the Tito Puente Amphitheater in San Juan. It starts at 8pm on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, and at 5pm on Sunday.

March 20 – 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! See the Ironman web site for details.

March 24 to 27 – Puerto Rico Open

Annual PGA golf tournament held at the Coco Beach Golf & Country Club in Río Grande.

Other Events

This is just a small subset of activities occurring this month. As always, be sure to check our events calendar, Facebook page, or Twitter feed for other events happening this month and throughout the year all across the island.

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@Scotty. Yes, it is this weekend. For more information go to http://circofest.com/ or https://www.facebook.com/circofest

Comment by Cesar Muniz on 02 Mar 2016

It would be impossible to show directions from everywhere. We give GPS coordinates, so people can use the maps and get there from where ever they are.

Comment by Gwenn on 01 Mar 2016

3/5 and 3/6 I believe El Circo https://www.facebook.com/circofest

Comment by Gwenn on 01 Mar 2016

When you show directions you always used San Juan. Can you used Ponce for the many people who live on the south side of the island. Thank you

Comment by Peter Quinones on 29 Feb 2016

I am coming on 3/3. Did I read somewhere that circus performers will be on the streets and in the plazas in Old San Juan sometime between 3/3 and 3/11?

Comment by SCOTT SAYWARD on 28 Feb 2016

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