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!
Double-check before going
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 email@example.com. No duden en enviar sus actividades y toda la información de la misma (flyer, lugar, fecha, etc.) a firstname.lastname@example.org y serán publicadas lo antes posible.
National Public Lands Day
Enjoy free admission to the San Juan National Historic Site (El Morro and Fort San Cristóbal) in Old San Juan.
Where: Old San Juan
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|
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 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.|