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2021 Aibonito Flower Festival- cancelled due to covid-19

The 2021 Flower Festival is CANCELLED!

Aibonito Flower Festival

Every year, the town of Aibonito hosts the largest plant show & sale on the island. It features flower & plant displays, a large section for plant sales, live local music shows (of course) and food kiosks.There are also some rides and games for the kids.

My favorite part is the rows and rows of booths selling all kinds of plants — orchids, fruit trees, vegetable plants, heliconias, gingers, hibiscus … just to name a few. I look forward to this event all year and it is now that time of year again!

Aibonito Flower Festival

Finding the Festival is not too difficult — just follow the cars! It is a hugely popular event. This is one of the town’s claims to fame — they even have a permanent Flower Festival Area, behind the Coliseo los Polluelos de Aibonito. This is where all the "official" sales booths, entertainment and food kiosks are set up. In addition to that, you will be able to find small vendors set up selling everything from plants to perfume, flowers to food all along the roads leading to the park.

Most people go on the weekends and in the afternoon. So, if you want to avoid the biggest crowds, plan on going mid-week in the morning.

If you are a tourist from the States, just keep in mind, the USDA does conduct mandatory luggage inspection at the airport. So if you plan on buying plants to take back the the States, you might want to review the Predeparture Passenger Baggage Inspection Notice for Travelers from Puerto Rico to the US Mainland (PDF file) regarding what plants you are allowed to take home with you.

Entertainment Schedule for 2019, I will update when the 2022 program is posted.

This is the entertainment schedule published by the event organizer. It is subject to change.

Aibonito Flower Festival

  • Friday, June 26
    Taty Caraballo y su Trio
  • Saturday, June 27
    • La Sonora Ponceña
    •Conjunto Muevete
    •Circo Internacional De PR
  • Sunday, June 28
    • Charlie Aponte
    •Los Calenos,
    • “Pico A Pico” De Trovadores,
    • Torneo de Domino
  • Monday, June 29
    • Conjunto Variedad
  • Tuesday, June 30
    • Trova Campesina
  • Wednesday, July 1
    • Organizacion Secreta
  • Thursday, July 2
    • Limite-21
    • Vallenato Del Sabor,
    • Circo Internacional De PR
  • Friday, July 3
    El Gran Combo,
    • El Son De La Montaña,
    • Rumba Caliente,
  • Saturday, July 4
    • La Secta
    • Los Caleños entre Amigos
  • Sunday, July 5
    • Elvis Crespo,
    • Taty Carballo y su Trío,
    •Moncho Nuñez y Orquestra

Check The Festival’s Facebook page for the complete schedule.

Details

Entrance fee to the festival is $6 per person (M-F), $7 per adult Sat, Sun and July 4th. Kids under 12 years old are $2. This includes Tax. Parking is free. Tickets are available at the door.

In 2022, the festival starts on June and ends on July . The festival is open from 8am to 6pm every day.

You can check their Facebook page for more info.

Including driving time from San Juan, plan on spending most of a day.

Aibonito Flower Festival

From San Juan, take Route 52 South to exit 39 (it’s the second exit for the town of Cayey). Turn left onto Route 1 south. Follow Route 1, past Route 206, until you get to Route 7722. Turn right onto Route 7722. Follow Route 7722 until you get to Route 722. Turn right onto Route 722. The festival is on 722, on your right at KM 6.6-6.7.

The drive from San Juan will take about 1½ hours.

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According to the organizers, this is the 49th year. We haven't updated the picture of the program in the article from last year yet. If you have other info as to when the festival started, contact the organizers. https://www.facebook.com/Festival-de-las-Flores-de-Aibonito-278192468936077/

Comment by Gwenn on 16 Apr 2017

This is actually the 50th year of the flower festival!!! I'm not sure why you don't count the two previous years or the members still alive that helped start this event?!?

Comment by Aaron Halcomb on 15 Apr 2017

No, as far as I remember, it always has a fee to get in...unless there is some kind of special or free day paid for by some company (newspaper, insurance etc).

Comment by Gwenn on 09 Jul 2016

Isn't the fesival free I went last year and it was free or is to hear the music that we have to paid

Comment by maribel on 30 Jun 2016

I would say, try Caguas. I think there is a 4 points by Sheraton on RT 52. It will still be about a 35-45 min drive up into Aibonito, but I think it is your closest place for a group. About transportation.... try calling the hotel, they may have a service they can recommend. Or try a private transportation company...like http://www.car4pr.com/.

Comment by Gwenn on 05 Feb 2016

Any suggestions for accommodations convenient to the Flower Festival? A group of visitors from St. Croix would like to attend. Any ideas on tours or transport to and from San Juan is appreciated, too. Thanks/Gracias

Comment by Dolores Fielding on 05 Feb 2016

I looked all over and can't find that info. Maybe you should try calling SSS or the Festival office.

Comment by Gwenn on 30 Jun 2015

sss medical plan always offer one day free entrance this year with day it will be

Comment by edgardo jimenez on 29 Jun 2015

Some places will accept Credit cards, some only cash.

Comment by Gwenn on 27 Jun 2015

have to be paid on cash only or can we use another tipe of payment like visa or mc?

Comment by jose a diaz on 27 Jun 2015

I don't know if they are "allowed" but I know I have seen some being carried around in bags.

Comment by Gwenn on 25 Jun 2015

Does anyone know if small pet dogs are allowed in the festival?

Comment by Randy Pringle on 25 Jun 2015

They always have tickets available at the door with no extra commission. Maybe a line to buy tickets, but they are really pretty good about getting people in quickly.

Comment by Gwenn on 24 Jun 2015

I saw that TicketPop is selling $5 entrance tickets to the Flower Festival. However, with commission, and tax, their ticket comes to almost $10 each. Do they sell tickets at the gate/door for the Flower Festival or is it only available through Ticket Pop? Thanks

Comment by Ed on 24 Jun 2015

We (PRDayTrips) don't do tours or anything like group transportation. You would need to contact someone who is involved with the Flower Festival or transportation. Try the Caguas Mayor's Office, or the Flower Festival organizers. They might have an idea. Or maybe even the Botanical Garden in Caguas....maybe they know a group of flower enthusiasts in your area organizing a trip.

Comment by Gwenn on 18 Jun 2015

REQUIERO INFORMACCION PARA REUNIR UN R GRUPO DE RESIDENTES DE LA TERCERA EDAD PARA VISIRAR EL FESTIVAL DE LAS FLORES. EL GRUPO ES DE CAGUAS, PERO PODRIAN RECOGERLOS EN CAYEY. EL GRUPO SERIA 4-6 PERSONAS. NESECITO PRECIO, SI SE PUEDE HACER EL JUNTE. GRX

Comment by RAY ARCHILLA on 16 Jun 2015

Go with the schedule from Sanabria. I will update ours with the new info. Thanks!

Comment by Gwenn on 16 Jun 2015

Deseo saber saber cual es el Programa Artistico CORRECTO del Festival de este año el que publica el productor del evento Alfonso Sanabria, en su pagina o el que publican con ustedes. Ustedes tienen EL GRAN COMBO, el domingo 28 de junio y Sanabria lo tiene el domingo, 5 de Julio???

Comment by EFRAIN ANGLERO on 16 Jun 2015

First, I love, love, love, your website. I am repeatedly impressed with the detailed, well organized and clearly presented information. And the quality ! Thank you for the website. I find myself referring to it extensively for updated information as I plan my next visit to La Isla de Encanta! I used to live in Viejo San Juan when I worked for the US NPS and did some island exploring, but never enough -- there is so much to see and do year round. Maybe when I retire I'll have more time... I did make it to the Aibonito Flower Festival when I lived in the island in the late '90s and it was spectacular. I'll never forget the experience of driving through the arbors of blooming Flamboyan on the windy two lane highway! Dios Mio! I love Puerto Rico! Anyway, thanks mucho for this incredible website!

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