What’s Happening? September 2018

With the month of September comes the official end of summer … kids are already back in school, and visions of the upcoming holidays are beginning to show up in the stores. Here in Puerto Rico, we still have plenty going on from hot beach days, to food festivals, and film festivals. It’s also the height of hurricane season, so keep an eye on our weather page where we’ll keep you up to date on any storms that might be threatening the island.

While there is always something fun happening somewhere in Puerto Rico, there are a few special events each month that deserve a mention. Here are some highlights for September 2018.

August 30 to September 5: San Juan International Film Festival

Film festival featuring films from around the world. At the Fine Arts Cinema in Miramar. Check their web site for more information and schedule of screenings and prices.

September 1 to September 2: Weekend of Festivals Celebrating Different Types of Food!

Festival de la Longaniza (Sausage) in Orocovis, Festival de la Pana (Breadfruit) in Humacao, Festicarnaval Jueyero (land crab) in Maunabo, Festival Nacional del Plátano (Plantain) in Corozal and Festival de la Guayaba (Guava) in Aguas Buenas! Check their web site for more info.

September 16: 8th Edition of the Carrera 10K (10K Race) in Lares

A 10K race, starting from the Public Plaza in Lares. Call 787-897-0033 for more info and registration info. Check their Facebook page for more information.

September Events

September 22: National Public Lands Day

National Public Lands Day is the nation’s largest, single-day volunteer effort in support of public lands. While it officially fals on Sept 29th, the NPS is celebrating it on the 22nd! Enjoy free admission to the San Juan National Historic Site (El Morro and Fort San Cristóbal) in Old San Juan.

September 26 to September 30: Mayagüez Orchid Festival

Annual orchid show, sponsored by La Sociedad de Orquidistas de Mayagüez, featuring workshops, exhibits, sales, and more. At the Mayaguez Mall. Open during mall hours. Free admission. Check this web site for more info.

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.

PuertoRicoDayTrips.com assumes no responsibility regarding your safety when participating in the activities described in this article. Please use common sense! If your mother or that little voice in your head tells you that you are about to do something stupid … then don't do it! Read more about Safety →

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