What’s Happening? March 2020
3/14/2020- There is now a mandatory closure/cancellation of all events/gatherings due to COVID-19 until further notice
March is a fun month — lots of fun going on with almost perfect weather. All sorts of events to enjoy, Surfing, Food/Drink festivals, marathons, parades, & music events! While there is almost always something interesting happening somewhere in Puerto Rico, there are a few special events each month that deserve a mention. Here are some highlights for March 2020.
March 5 to 7: Congreso Mundial de la Salsa and March 8 is Dia Nacional de la Zalsa 37!
The World Congress of Salsa is an exciting competition of the best Salsa dancers! Visit their Facebook page for more info. The National Day of Zalsa is a yearly event at Hiram Bithorn Stadium where salsa lovers come to dance! Loads of live dance bands all day. Visit their Facebook page for more info.
March 7: Taste of Rum Festival
The Taste of Rum Festival will be held this year at Bahía Urbana in Old San Juan from 6pm to midnight. Admission will get you unlimited rum tastings from all the local rum manufacturers, plus a flair-tending competition, seminars, and live music. Visit their web site for more info and tickets.
*Postponed*March : Corona Pro Surf Circuit, 35th Edition
The Corona Pro Surf Circuit visits again during the best wave season on Puerto Rico’s northwestern coast. Playa Domes in Rincon is the location, but they follow the waves if needed. Featuring different events, in which surfers compete to determine who is the best pro surfer of the season. Plus music, artisans and fun. Visit their Facebook page for more info.
POSTPONED : Ironman 70.3
Professional athletes will race alongside age group competitors on a breathtaking course that showcases the beautiful island of Puerto Rico. The 1.2-mile swim course will take place in the Condado Lagoon next to the Caribe Hilton and Condado Plaza Hilton and the bike course leads athletes towards five different municipalities en route to the inner-loop next to the City of Dorado. The two-loop run course utilizes the City of Old San Juan enchantment and Spanish Forts of “El Castillo San Felipe del Morro and San Cristobal.” The race finishes at the beautiful “Parque del Tercer Milenio” next to breathtaking ocean reef views and amazing crowds! See the Ironman Facebook page for details.
Cancelled March : Festival de la China Dulce, in Las Marias
One of the fun festivals in PR- celebrating oranges! Loads of live music,food,artisans, plants and more. A great family event. See the Facebook page for details.
Cancelled -March : Coffee Festival in Jayuya
A celebration of puerto rican coffee! Held at the Complejo Deportivo Filiberto García, expect lots of coffee and coffee related products, plus live music, good, artisans and family fun. Visit their Facebook page for more info.
**Parade has been cancelled but…**March 15: Boqueron Saint Patrick’s Day
In Boquerón, come to the waterfront.
The parade is on Sunday, March 15th. starts at 5pm … they even have a bagpiper! The parade ends at Galloway’s Landing Bar and Restaurant, where food and drinks are available. The traditional St Patrick’s Day meal will be served in seatings starting at 5:30pm. Live Irish music too. On March 17th, they will also be serving Irish food and music. Best to make reservations! Call/text Galloway’s at 787-254-3302, or email firstname.lastname@example.org, for more info.
*** Cancelled***March : Luquillo Saint Patrick’s Day Parade
They say that everyone is Irish on Saint Patty’s Day … and there’s no exception in Puerto Rico! It obviously is not a huge event island-wide, but a few towns have parades, and of course, a few bars will be celebrating. Join us in the Luquillo Town Square to take part in the annual parade through Luquillo starting at 1pm. Be sure to wear something green! At the end of the parade, there’s corned beef and cabbage for everyone (for a small donation), and a Chinese Auction with some great prizes provided by local businesses.
**Postponed**March : Exhibition of Orchids
The 71th annual Orchid Exhibition from the Sociedad Puertorriquena de Orquidistas will be held at the Caguas Botanical Gardens. Hours are 9am to 6pm, and admission is $2.50. There will be orchid displays and sales, plus artisans and seminars. Visit their Facebook page for more info.
Postponed – March : Coffee & Chocolate Expo
Coffee and chocolate lovers and vendors get together at this show to sample and learn about the best on PR. YUM! The expo takes place at the Convention Center in San Juan. from 11am to 6pm. There will be lots of coffee and chocolate related exhibitions and talks. Visit their web site or their Facebook pagefor more inf, and to buy tickets.
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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