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.

Looking for More Things To Do?

Want to find more event info than we’ve included in this list? Visit our Facebook page or follow us on Twitter, where we post last-minute event info, and where we share event info from other sources.

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.

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 24-Jun-2024 11:56am AST.
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