What’s Happening? August 2018

August is a fun time in Puerto Rico. The first two weekends are the final “summer flings” before school resumes and, after that, things calm down a bit. But it is still “summer” weather here … fruits are ripe, temperatures are high, and people are still in a party mood. Expect water-related activities to be busy as people try to keep cool during the “dog days” of summer! A few towns have their Patron Saint Festivals or celebrations of specialties, so get ready for lots of music food and fun!

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 August 2018.

August 4: Festival of Puerto Rican Comics

Presented by La Alianza de Comics Puertorriqueños, the Festival de Comics Puertorriqueños promotes local comics to an audience outside of the big conventions of comics and collectors. At El Mercado Libre, 655 Roberto Todd Ave (Parada 18) Santurce, in San Juan. Free admission. More info on their Facebook page.

August 5: Family Beach Festival

The Puerto Rico Tourism Company is having family fun days at local areas around the island, one spot every Sunday. This is the last one and it will be at the Public Plaza in Manati. The event is called “Voy Turisteando”, and it includes music, games, and artisans. Check their Facebook page for more info.

August 5: Mega Close of Summer Party in Aibonito

from 11am in the Public Plaza of Aibonito, expect lots of fun- car show, marathon, domino tournament, jumpy house for the kids, plus live music, food, and artisans. Check their Facebook page for more info.

August Events

August 11-12: Chocolate Festival in Mayaguez

11am-6pm both day- come enjoy chocolate! at the Palacio de Recreacion y deportes de Mayaguez. Tickets include tasting stations,an exhibition on making chocolate from cacao, exhibitors, and other fun chocolate related stuff! Check their Facebook page for more info and ticket purchase.

August 18: Gran Feria de Pueblo en Fajardo

The Fajardo Fair is a family-oriented event featuring competitions of Paso Fina horses. Plus fun things for the kids like piglet races. 11am-7pm There will be artisans, and food trucks. More info on their Facebook page.

August 19: Festival Nacional del Cabro (Goat Festival)

A fair celebrating goats- with live musics, food (goat meat specialties), artisans, agricultural market and lives goats of many varieties. 11am-7pm, Paseo la Tablado in Guaynabo. Free admission and parking available. More info on their Facebook page.

August 31 September 2: Festival de la Pana (Breadfruit)

A fair celebrating breadfruits- with live music, food (much prepared from breadfruit), artisans, more fun. 11am-11pm, Humacao on rt 909, Km 3.3. Free admission and parking available. More info on their Facebook page.

August 31 September 2: Festival Del Platano (Plaintain Festival)

A celebration of all things Plantains- with live music, food (of course, lots of plantain specialties- arepas, mofongo, tostones, soups and more!), artisans, and educational talks. 11am-11pm, In Plaza de Recreo in Corozal. Free admission and parking available. More info on their Facebook page.

August Events

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.

August Events

August 11 to 14: SOFO Food Festival

Semi-annual “Gastronomic and Culinary Festival” in Old San Juan, primarily on Calle Fortaleza and Calle San Francisco. The streets are closed, and restaurants move into the streets with special menus, special prices, and live music. They have a Facebook page for the event with more info.

August 20: Margarita Fest

Enjoy (light) food and drinks in a Mexican environment inside the Puerto Rico Convention Center. Restaurants that will be there include Frida’s, Tijuana’s, Ficus, Bartola, Harry’s Taco, White Cactus, Mangos, Híjole, El Vagon, Garibaldis, La Chalupa de Lola, Sabor de México, The Garden, Totopos y Taco Xpress … and others. Admission includes all food, drinks, and entertainment. You can visit their Facebook page for more information.

August 12 to 21: Fiestas Patronales in Cayey

Annual patron saint festiaval, with music, food, artisans, entertainment, and general family-oriented fun. They have a Facebook page for the event with more info.

August 13 to 14: Bomba & Plena Festival

This annual music and dance event takes place on the Boardwalk in Juana Díaz. Expect music, food, artisans, and more.

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Puerto Rican Power is playing at Patronalles in Patillas Saturday the 6th!

Comment by Cuco on 05 Aug 2016

My wife's birthday is in august and she loves puerto rico as much as I do. I will have to take us there for her birthday one year with all that fun stuff going on.

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