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 Events

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 Events

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.

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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