What’s Happening? May 2023
May is a the beginning of “summer” (defined as months without an “R” in their name) here on the island, so things really start to heat up, and it is the beginning of “beach weather”. Schools let out for the summer in May, locals head to the beaches, and the action really picks up! Expect fun family activities, lots of plant sales (especially for Mother’s Day), and festivals, with dancing & music.
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 May 2023.
May 3 to 7: Fiestas Patronales – Arecibo
An annual town festival in honor of their Patron saint. There are religious and recreational events, plus sports, games, artisans, food and lots of music! Events will be in the plaza, either in front of Mayor’s office or the Cathedral. Facebook page for more info.
May 4 to 7: Fiestas Patronales del Poblado San Antonio – Aguadilla
An annual town festival in honor of their Patron saint. There are religious and recreational events, plus family fun activities, artisans, food and lots of music! Events will be in the plaza. Visit their Facebook page for more info.
May 4 to 7: 36th Festival Tierra Adentro (Agricultural Fest)
Come to an fun and educational agricultural event, it will have free seminars, exhibits/exhibitions, artisans, plant sales, music and more! At the UPR Utuado campus, around the Department of Agricultural Technology building. Visit their Facebook page for more info.
May 5 to 7: Festival del Acabe del Cafe en Maricao
A festival in honor of coffee! With lots of coffee related things (drinks/food/plants etc), plus artisans, and lots of live music. It will be held in the Plaza Pública in Maricao. Visit the their web site for more information.
May 5 to May 7: Festival del Huerto Casero (Home Gardens) in Gurabo
A yearly event that promotes people to grow their own food in home gardens. It is free entrance, and there are always lots of seminars about gardening, plus they distribute plants for free throughout the day. There are also lots of plants and supplies for sale, and lots of other things like food, music, and artisans. It is held at the Coliseo Fernando “Rube” Hernández in Gurabo. Activities for kids too! Check the Facebook page for more info.
May 10 to 13: 2023 PR Orchids Festival Ponce
Asociacion de Orquidistas del Sur will hold the PR Orchids Festival and sale at Centro del Sur Mall on PR-163 in Ponce. Beautiful displays, and plants and supply sales. Judging is being held on 10 May 2023 at 10:00am. Show times are from 9AM to 9PM. Free admission. Check their Facebook page for details.
May 21: Festival de la Caña
The festival of sugar cane! The festival starts at 5am. It will be on the Finca Carlos Ruiz, on Carr 130 in Hatillo. This is a family event with cutting of the cane, music, artisans, an exhibition of old farm equipment and vehicles, Oxen teams, agricultural fair and sale, entertainment for kids and more! Check the Facebook page for details.
May 26 to 28: Santurce es Ley
The eighth edition of Santurce es Ley takes place May 26 to 28 on Calle Cerra in Santurce. Over 20 murals and installations by regional, national and international artists will be painted. Come meet the artisans and enjoy the new and older murals all over the street! Live music too! Check the Facebook page for details.
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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