What’s Happening? August 2023
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 2023.
August 3 to 6: Taste Food Fest
This free Food Festival will be held at the Plaza Las Americas Mall. With seminars, cooking demonstrations, tastings, samples, and more! Come see local chefs and bartenders do their thing and taste fresh, local products. Check their Facebook page for more info.
August 3 to 6: Fiestas Patronales de Comerio
This town festival will occur mostly in the public plaza. Starting 8pm on Thursday with lots of live music. Also expect food and artisans and more. Check their Facebook page for more info.
August 4 to 6: Third Festival of the San Pedrito
The Festival del San Pedrito (which is a pretty little bird) will have live music, activities for the kids, artisan, photo exhibits, many carvings, and other San Pedrito related art works, educational talks, and more. The event is held at the brick oven pizza place El Campo es Lena – located at Carr. 521 KM 7.8 in Bo. Vegas Arriba in beautiful Adjuntas. Open Fri/Sat 2pm-10pm, Sun 12noon to 8pm. See their Facebook page for more info.
August 5 and 6: Los Kioskos Food Festival, Luquillo
A food festival – plus live music, artisans, exhibitors and more! Starting at 12noon. Check their Facebook page for more info.
August 16 to 20: Puerto Rico Film Festval 2023
Join the Puerto Rico Film Festival and enjoy diverse feature and short film screenings, while connecting audiences to filmmakers. It is an educational and networking platform for filmmakers, alongside an audience full of film enthusiasts from all over the world. Hosted in Mayaguez. More info for schedule and tickets, check their Facebook page.
August 18 to 20: The 1st Concentration of Volkswagon in Barceloneta
A weekend meet-up of Volkswagons and their enthusiasts. Come view all types of Volkswagons and meet the owners who lovingly restore and take care of them. More info on their Facebook page.
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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