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 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.

Mar 2024
March 02 to March 03
Fiesta del Café, Jayuya (Coffee Festival)
A fun festival celebrating coffee! Lots of live mucis, food/drinks (some coffee related), artisans and other family fun like "Latte art" competition and coffee flavoed dessert competitions. Also car show!
Where: Complejo Deportivo Municipal de Jayuya.
Source: Facebook
March 03 @ 7am
San Blas Half Marathon - 62nd Edition
the 62nd running of the San Blas Half Marathan! This event brings in many local and international runners.
Where: Public Plaza Coamo
Source: Facebook
March 04 to March 10
Puerto Rico Open 2024
The Puerto Rico Open, the most fun tournament in the PGA TOUR, speaks to our resiliency, passion and love for the sport. Even after two hurricanes and through a worldwide pandemic, we committed to the tournament and to the excellent professional golfers that play it. The PR Open combines great golf, a beautiful beachfront setting, and the warm hospitality of Puerto Ricans.
Where: Grand Reserve Golf Club, Rio Grande
Source: Web site
March 09
Taste of Rum - Puerto Rico Rum Festival
Celebrating its 13th Anniversary. This is one of the biggest rum festivals in the world. Rum samples and cocktails from many different rum brands, from PR and around the world. Tickets at PRTicket
Where: Centro de Convenciones de Puerto Rico, SJ
Source: Facebook
March 13 to March 17 @ 9am-6pm
73rd Exhibición de Orquídeas
La Sociedad Puertorriqueña de Orquídeas, Inc. invites you to an exhibition of orchids! they will have plants for sale, also a judging tent of displays and orchids. Free parking, $4 pp admission to garden and Orchid festival. Estacionamiento gratis
Where: Jardín Botánico y Cultural de Caguas
Source: Facebook
March 15 to March 17
Festival de La China, Las Marias
A town festival in honor of the sweet orange. Expect the usua festivities- music, food/drink (much of it orange related), artisans, plant sales and other fun things (like the Tercera Llamada- living statues).
Where: Las Marias- Plaza Pública San Carlos
Source: Facebook
March 17
Ironamn 70.3 Puerto Rico
The grueling event comes to PR again this year. Participants will swim 1.2 miles in the protected waters of the Condado Lagoon, a 56 mile bike ride on roads through Catano and a 13.1 mile run through Old San Juan.
Where: San Juan/Condado//Catano/Old San Juan
Source: Web site
March 17 @ 9:00am
40 Aniversario - Día Nacional de la Zalsa
Dance the day away with tons of other Salsa lovers. Live bands all day! Bring you comfortable dancing shoes and enjoy!
Where: Estadio Hiram Bithorn, San Juan
Source: Facebook
March 23 @ 2pm -
Puerto Rico International Beer Fest
Over 50 beer brew companies attending, Home Brew competition, unlimited beer samples, live music and more! Tickets on sale PRTicket.com.
Where: Escambron Beach
Source: Facebook
March 29 to March 31
Puerto Rio Comic Con
A big 3 day event of Comic related entertainment, merchandise, discussion and cosplay and special guests. Tickets on sale at Ticketera.
Where: PR Convention Center , SJ
Source: Facebook
Apr 2024
April 13 @ 11am to 10pm
Festival de Tinglar (Leatherback Turtle Festival)
Annual festival in honor of the Leatherback sea turtles (tinglars) that build their nests along the beach that runs from Luquillo to Fajardo (Northeastern Ecological Corridor). There will be food, music, artisans, and a children's parade (usually around noon).
Where: Town Plaza in Luquillo
Source: Facebook
April 20 to April 21
Coffee & Chocolate Expo
The biggest event for the coffee & chocolate lovers. Lots of samples of local products (Chocolate and coffee!) and sales of plants and coffee/chocolate related goods. Learn about the island's production of these important and much loved crops!
Where: PR Convention Center
Source: Facebook
April 26 to April 28
Re-enactment- Defense of San Juan from the British Attack of 1797
The Regimiento Fijo de Puerto Rico, Inc (and other volunteeer re-enactors) will again make a re-enactment of the defense of San Juan from the Brisitsh attack of 1797. Dressed in period clothing and with period firearms and camp equipment, they will discuss the events that took place, what life was life for a soldier at that time and other historical themes. It is a great photo op and lots of fun to hear the cannons fire!
Where: Old San Juan/San Cristobal and Pinones
Source: Facebook
May 2024
May 03 to May 05
Festival del Huerto Casero de Gurabo
This is a great educational event in honor of our agriculture, plus lots of plant sales, artisans , farmers market and many workshops on interesting topics offered by professionals (Agronomists, Home Economists, etc.)
Where: Coliseo Fernando "Rube" Hernandez in Gurabo
Source: Facebook
May 04 @ 6am
PR 10K Run
The most iconic foot race in Puerto Rico returns- 10K- Walk it or run it. Benefits go to the Fundacion Hospital Pediatrico and the Fundatcon Asistencia Centro de Trauma.
Where: San Juan (across the Teodoro Moscoso Bridge)
Source: Facebook
May 04 to May 05 @ 11am-
Puerto Rico Foodies Fest
For the first time in Puerto Rico, an open-air gastronomic festival that combines international food, market, cocktails, entertainment and live music. Puerto Rico Foodies Fest brings together more than 100 culinary alternatives and makers with creative proposals. Two days to experience the best of local and international food while enjoying musical shows in a relaxed and fun atmosphere. Dance to the rhythm of El Tributo de Juan Luis Guerra A Son de Guerra and relive the nostalgia with Zorro Viejo and the spectacular tribute to Juan Gabriel. Secure your space and enjoy these and other musical shows!
Where: Plaza de la Independencia (entre el Estadio Hiram Bithorn y e
Source: Facebook
Jun 2024
June 07 to June 09
Orgullo Boquerón
A big weekend celebration of Pride in Puerto Rico. With music, parades, dancing and surprises!
Where: Boqueron, Cabo Rojo
Source: Facebook
June 23
Pride Puerto Rico 34th edition
A parade and music event, to promote equality, dignity and respect for all people, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity.
Where: San Juan...Through Condado to OSJ.
Source: Web site
Jul 2024
July 12 to July 14
Pina Colada Festival 2024
Many bars and restaurants all around Old San Juan participate, offering their best Pina Coladas (and other beverages) for a special price...so you can try a few and decide which is the best!
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 2024
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 15 Martin Luther King Day
Feb 19 Presidents Day
Feb 19 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
Mar 29 Good Friday (Viernes Santo) Most everything closed. Beaches open. Forts open. El Yunque open.
Mar 31 Easter Sunday Most everything closed. Beaches open. Forts open. El Yunque open.
May 12 Mother's Day Some stores are closed. Beaches open. Forts open. El Yunque open.
May 27 Memorial Day
Jun 16 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 02 Labor Day
Oct 14 Indigenous Peoples' Day
Nov 05 Election Day Most everything closed. Beaches open. Forts open. El Yunque open.
Nov 11 Veterans' Day
Nov 19 Puerto Rico Discovery & Culture Day
Nov 28 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 29-Feb-2024 11:53pm AST.
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