What’s Happening? July 2021
The month of July is probably the busiest month here in Puerto Rico. We have lots of holidays this month, so locals take vacation in July. Combine that with the tourists spending their summer vacation on the island, and you can expect lots crowds and lots of activities happening, especially on the weekends and holidays. July is a big month for town festivals.
At the moment, our COVID-19 numbers are super low, and we need to keep them that way! Maintain distance and wear a mask when indoors, or when you can’t social distance. A new Executive Order will go into effect 05 July 2021, and we are hoping things remain good!
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 July 2021.
July 2 to 4: Wake Up Summer 2021 (Despierto Verano)
This will be a party atmosphere with music, artisans, food and more! The highlight is a mural painting event where more than 50 murals will go up in the in the Urban Center of town. In Caguas, beginning at 12 noon. This Facebook page has a lot of specifics, or check this other Facebook page for more info.
July 2 to 25: Feria Agricola National (Agricultural Fair) On Wheels
Lajas is having an agricultural fair – with food, music, animals, rides, fresh agricultural products for purchase, artisans, and more. open daily from 9am to 6pm. This will be a safe activity – via drive-through with various stops along the way. You must buy a timed entrance ticket, priced per car and number of people in car. Held at the Finca Western Hay Farm, PR-305, in Lajas. Check their Facebook page for more info.
July 3: Pangueo Summer Fest
Beach fun at Jobo’s Beach, in Isabela beginnig at 11am. Tons of music and food, games, artisans, and more. Check their Facebook page for more info.
July 3: Family Celebration of Independence Day
Fort Buchanan US Army base is opening its doors to the community for a celebration of Independence Day. There will be live music, food, and fireworks! Plus activities for the kids. From 3pm to 10pm. Tickets are required: call 787-707-3974; 787-707-4391; 787-246-6264. ID is needed to get in. Check their Facebook page for more info.
July 3 to 4: Festival Nacional De La Hamaca (Hammock Festival)
This year’s Hammock festival will be a bit different — There will be the Artisan MArket at the Plaza Agropecuaria, with loads of artisans, kiosks selling food and other things, and live music, from 9am to 6pm. There will also be a virtual format on their Facebook page, live from the festival and a link to a virtual Artisan Market. Held at the Centro Agropecuario de San Sebastián, RT 111. Check their Facebook page for more info.
July 12 to 16: Fiestas Patronales de Hatillo
Hatillo will celebrate in honor of the town patron saint. It’s a 5-day party, featuring food, music, games, artisans, and more. Check their Facebook page for more info.
July 16 to 18: Fiestas Patronales de Cidra
Cidra will celebrate in honor of the town patron saint. It’s a 3-day party, featuring food, music, games, artisans, and more. It will be held at their Public Plaza. Check their Facebook page for more info.
July 16 to 18: Fiestas Patronales De Cataño
Catano will celebrate in honor of the town patron saint. Featuring food, live music, games, artisans, and more. Held at the Bahía Viva Cataño Waterfront. Check their Facebook page for more info.
July 24 to 28: Fiesta de Santiago Apóstol
One of the most colorful examples of the melding of Puerto Rico’s Spanish and African cultural heritage would be the annual Fiestas Tradicionales en Honor a Santiago Apóstol (traditional festivities to honor Saint James) in Loíza. It is a multi-day event that occurs around July 25, the feast day of Saint James. Expect lots of colorful parades, dance shows, music (traditional bomba, along with newer stuff), and tables/kiosks selling crafts and traditional food. I have not heard for sure yet, but I expect On July 25, at the El Batey De Los Hermanos Ayala, the Ayala family hosts a bomba “show” with music and dancing.
July 25: El Picnic Festival in Caguas
A family picnic (pet friendly too!) in the Caguas Botanical Garden. Featuring food, music, games, artisans, and more. Beginning at 1pm. Buy tickets online, as space is limited. Check their Facebook page for more info.
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.
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