Calendar of Events

This calendar contains a sampling of events scheduled across the island. All are open to the public. Most require no reservations. Many are free. You can plan on attending at least one of these events during your visit to Puerto Rico so that you can get a sampling of the culture. You will likely find local food and music at almost all of these events. And where there’s music, there’s bound to be singing and dancing!

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The dates and times in this list are accurate to the best of our knowledge. But dates and times sometimes change at the last minute without any notice. We suggest calling ahead to make sure that the event you plan on attending is actually being held as published.

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We have Lots of Holidays here

We’ve also included a list of holidays observed here in Puerto Rico. On some holidays (Good Friday comes to mind), the island virtually shuts down. If you’re planning on taking a tour or visiting an attraction on one of these holidays, we suggest that you call ahead just to make sure they’re going to be open.

How to Add Your Event to our Calendar

If you represent a group or organization and you would like your event listed (free of charge) in our Event Calendar, contact us with the details about your event and we’ll consider adding it. If you prefer to send us an email, or if you have a flyer you would like to send to us, you can contact us at events@puertoricodaytrips.com. No duden en enviar sus actividades y toda la información de la misma (flyer, lugar, fecha, etc.) a events@puertoricodaytrips.com y serán publicadas lo antes posible.

Dec 2022
December 01 to January 04
LBPRC 2022-2023 Baseball
The 'Roberto Clemente' Professional Baseball League of Puerto Rico 2022-2023 baseball season starts Nov 4. 6 teams playing 50 games
Where: Various stadiums around island
Source: Facebook
December 03 to December 04
La Feria Bacardí en Catano 2022
A huge fair of Artisans and Music, and of course Bacardi Rum and food! Fun for everyone.
Where: Catano, At the Waterfront Malecon
Source: Facebook
December 03
El Yunque Festival
Parade, crafts, workshops and educational talks, and volunteer maintenance event at the Science and Conservation of the Portal, in commemoration of the National Day of Public Lands, which, due to with the passage of Hurricane Fiona, it had to be postponed. Admission to El Portal is FREE for this event.
Where: El Portal Visitor Center in El Yunque
Source: Facebook
December 04 @ 6:30am
10K Meleo Meleo race
A 10k race in Vega Baja, with lots of catagories for cash prizes. Signup before race day, starting November 21 in the Gimnasio Municipal. for more info, call 787-855-2500 ext. 3502 o 3601.
Where: Starts in front of the Plaza de Mercado
Source: Facebook
December 10 to December 26 @ 3pm - 11pm
Gran Mercado Navideño
The Christmas market is an event inspired by the beautiful markets of Europe. Since PR has the longest Chrismas season, why not make it extra special with this fun market?! For the first time in Puerto Rico, you will be able to enjoy this concept that combines themed kiosks, a wide gastronomic variety, Christmas prints, personalitie, and live music, all set at Christmas time. This is a unique and memorable family experience. Wed- Fri 3pm- 10pm, Sat/Sun/holidays 11am - 10pm Free admission.
Where: Parque Luis Muñoz Rivera, San Juan
Source: Facebook
December 15 to January 08
NaviTown
A Christmas Aprque for the whole family. Accompany the elves on a fun expedition full of surprises and mischief! Enjoy a light show, toy making workshop, penguin villages and Christmas music, with your favorite elves in NaviTown! We are waiting for you with your whole family to enjoy the best Christmas experience!
Where: Agroturistico Parque, Dorado
Source: Facebook
December 16 @ 6:30p
Saborea Puerto Rico Winter Party
The event will be a great gastronomic experience with the participation of over 30 restaurants and much more. Delicious unlimited food and drinks to try.
Where: Caribe Hilton, SJ
Source: Facebook
December 17
Mojito Fest
The funnest Gastronomic event in Puerto Rico returns for a Christmas Edition ... Mojito Fest. It will be a Night of Rumba, Gastronomy and a lot of flavor. Only the best Restaurants and the best Bartenders in Puerto Rico come together in this great event, making the most delicous cocktails and food. Try them all and pick "the best"!. Tickets at https://boletos.prticket.com/events/en/comprarEvento...
Where: SJ Convention Center
Source: Facebook
December 31
New Years Eve celebrations
Many of the larger hotels have NYE events and parties. Most need reservations and sell out quickly, so make sure to reserve with plenty of time. Courtyard by Marriott in Isla Verde: NYE The Last Party of the Year!, The Wave Hotel at the Sunset Rooftop: Dream 2023, Caribe Hilton: Live Life in Full Color. Aloft Ponce Hotel y Hard Rock Cafe:New Year's Carnival Party 2023.
Where: All around island
Source: Facebook
Jan 2023
January 05 to January 06
FIESTA DE REYES ISABELINOS
Isabela will celebrate the traditional Festival of the Elizabethan Kings, with the Isabela Singing Kings. Music, artisans, activities for the kids and whole family, parades and more.
Where: Plaza Manuel Corchado, Isabela
Source: Facebook
January 15
Festival de la Novilla 2023
A town parade and celebration of the cow. Family Fun, music, food
Where: San Sebastian
Source: Facebook
January 19 to January 22
Fiestas de La Calle San Sebastián 2023
The annual Fiestas de la Calle San Sebastián in San Juan, Puerto Rico, is a cultural celebration, a giant party! The four-day event features a parade that’s been called the Puerto Rican version of Mardi Gras, but also four stages of live musical performances and DJ sets, over 350 artisans, people selling food and drinks, and of course dancing and people watching.
Where: In Old San Juan- in the San Sebastian Street and around there.
Source: Facebook
January 27 to January 29
Legend Surf Classic Puerto Rico
Yearly surfing competition!
Where: Rincon
Source: Facebook
Feb 2023
February 27 to March 05
Puerto Rico OPen 2023
The Puerto Rico Open welcomes some of the brightest stars in the PGA TOUR to play in this fun-filled tournament.
Where: Grand Reserve Golf Club, Rio Grande
Source: Facebook
Mar 2023
March 04 @ 8 am
Titans 2022 Part 2
Titans Race is the Ultimate Outdoor Challenge . This event is the second part of a two part event series of 2022. This race will consist of around 5 km of distance with 20 to 25 military and terrain inspired obstacles engineered to push you to your limits and guaranteed to promote teamwork, excitement and an unforgettable experience. Registration at https://bit.ly/TitansPart2 price goes up as event gets closer, register early!
Where: Finca Puerco Suelto, Orocovis
Source: Facebook
March 19
Dia Nacional de la Zalza 2023
Puerto Rican senate officially declared the 3rd Sunday in March as "Dia Nacional de la Zalsa". So let's get ready to dance our troubles away and join the thousands of salseros and salsersas in Puerto Rico this coming March for a dance event you will never forget. Imagine live concerts from our favorite salsa artists and social dancing with folks from all over the world.
Where: Estadio Hiram Bithorn, SJ
Source: Facebook
March 23
Medio Maraton San Blas
The San Blas Half Marathon, which is held annually in the City of Coamo, Puerto Rico, is considered one of the most important Fondo events in the world. The race began in 1963. This is a race that is run at a distance of 21.0975km. It is considered one of the most important long-distance events in the world. Come, enjoy and be part of history!!! Starts at 7:00am.
Where: Coamo, PR
Source: Facebook
March 25 to March 02
Coffee and Chocolate Expo
The Coffee & Chocolate Expo is the biggest event for the coffee & chocolate lovers. With exhibitors of coffee and chocolate, seminars and artisans and other sales and cooking exhibitions available.
Where: Convention Center of PR, San jUan
Source: Facebook
March 25 @ 5pm
Taste of Rum
An evening of tasting all the brands and types of Puerto Rican rums, plus live music and more.
Where: PR Convention Center
Source: Facebook
Apr 2023
April 07 to April 09
Puerto Rico Comic Con 2023
PR Comic Con is a weekend full of activities for the whole family: Special Guests, Conferences, Video Games, Local Artists, Cosplay Showcase with prizes and much more.
Where: Puerto Rico Convention Center, San Juan
Source: Web site
Jul 2023
July 07 to July 10
Piña Colada Festival
A festival to sample Piña Coladas & other specialty cocktails at over 50 participating bars and restaurants in Old San Juan. Special pricing too!
Where: Old San Juan
Source: Facebook
Year-Round Events
Saturdays @ 8am-12noon
Old San Juan Natural Farmers Market
Agricultural market, featuring local goods and produce.
Where: In front of El Morro in Old San Juan
Sundays @ 6pm
Noches de Retreta/Bohemia
Every Sunday evening, in Ponce's Plaza las Delicias (in front of Parque de Bomba), there will be live music from the Municipal Band.
Where: Plaza las Delicias in Ponce
last Sunday @ 10am-5pm
Mercado Ballajá
On the last Sunday of every month, there will be over 100 artisans selling their work at and around the Ballaja building in Old San Juan. Each one will have their own tent/space. Some will inside the Ballajá Barracks open courtyard, others are scattered around at the Plaza San José, in front of the ICP Cultural buildings (across street from Ballaja), the Plaza del Quinto Centenario (the totem area), the sidewalk around and Plaza de la Beneficencia.
Where: Ballajá building in Old San Juan
Major Holidays in 2022
Jan 01 New Year's Day Forts are closed. El Yunque is open.
Jan 06 Three King's Day (Día de Reyes) Most everything closed. Forts are open. El Yunque is open.
Jan 17 Martin Luther King Day
Feb 21 Puerto Rico Patriots Day in honor of Eugenio María de Hostos, José de Diego, Luis Muñoz Rivera, José Celso Barbosa, Ramón Emeterio Betances, Román Baldorioty de Castro, Luis Muñoz Marín, Ernesto Ramos Antonini, Luis A. Ferré
Feb 21 Presidents Day
Mar 22 Emancipation Day
Apr 15 Good Friday (Viernes Santo) Most everything closed. Beaches open. Forts open. El Yunque open.
Apr 17 Easter Sunday Most everything closed. Beaches open. Forts open. El Yunque open.
May 08 Mother's Day Some stores are closed. Beaches open. Forts open. El Yunque open.
May 30 Memorial Day
Jun 19 Father's Day Some stores are closed. Beaches open. Forts open. El Yunque open.
Jun 24 Saint John's Day (Día de San Juan Bautista)
Jul 04 US Independence Day
Jul 25 Puerto Rico's Constitution Day
Sep 05 Labor Day
Oct 10 Indigenous Peoples' Day
Nov 08 Election Day Most everything closed. Beaches open. Forts open. El Yunque open.
Nov 11 Veterans' Day
Nov 19 Puerto Rico Discovery & Culture Day
Nov 24 Thanksgiving Day (Acción de Gracias) Stores are closed. Forts are closed. El Yunque open.
Dec 24 Christmas Eve (Noche Buena)
Dec 25 Christmas Day (Navidad) Stores are closed. Forts are closed. El Yunque facilities are closed, but trails are open.
Major Holidays in 2023
Jan 01 New Year's Day Forts are closed. El Yunque is open.
Jan 06 Three King's Day (Día de Reyes) Most everything closed. Forts are open. El Yunque is open.
Jan 16 Martin Luther King Day
Feb 20 Presidents Day
Feb 20 Puerto Rico Patriots Day in honor of Eugenio María de Hostos, José de Diego, Luis Muñoz Rivera, José Celso Barbosa, Ramón Emeterio Betances, Román Baldorioty de Castro, Luis Muñoz Marín, Ernesto Ramos Antonini, Luis A. Ferré
Mar 22 Emancipation Day
Apr 07 Good Friday (Viernes Santo) Most everything closed. Beaches open. Forts open. El Yunque open.
Apr 09 Easter Sunday Most everything closed. Beaches open. Forts open. El Yunque open.
May 14 Mother's Day Some stores are closed. Beaches open. Forts open. El Yunque open.
May 29 Memorial Day
Jun 18 Father's Day Some stores are closed. Beaches open. Forts open. El Yunque open.
Jun 24 Saint John's Day (Día de San Juan Bautista)
Jul 04 US Independence Day
Jul 25 Puerto Rico's Constitution Day
Sep 04 Labor Day
Oct 09 Indigenous Peoples' Day
Nov 07 Election Day Most everything closed. Beaches open. Forts open. El Yunque open.
Nov 11 Veterans' Day
Nov 19 Puerto Rico Discovery & Culture Day
Nov 23 Thanksgiving Day (Acción de Gracias) Stores are closed. Forts are closed. El Yunque open.
Dec 24 Christmas Eve (Noche Buena)
Dec 25 Christmas Day (Navidad) Stores are closed. Forts are closed. El Yunque facilities are closed, but trails are open.

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We use multiple sources for our event calendar, including local newspapers, Facebook, Twitter, the Que Pasa magazine, and info provided directly to us by the Puerto Rico Tourism Company. Updated 02-Dec-2022 08:27am AST.
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