What’s Happening? November 2019

It’s November already, and that means the official start of the holiday season in Puerto Rico. Holiday lights and Christmas trees go up early here. Look for many towns having their official town “Lighting of Holiday Decorations” celebrations, usually featuring Christmas lights, fireworks, traditional music, food, artisans, and more. Those nights are fun for the whole family.

The other big thing to look forward to is the food … there will be a number of food festivals, large and small, featuring all sorts of Puerto Rican fare. And, of course Guavate is in full swing for Thanksgiving and the weekends. Music festivals and concerts, winter baseball season, and big sporting events. All this fun makes it difficult to find time to relax (or get my holiday shopping done)!

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 November 2019.

November Events

November 2 to 30: Lighting of Christmas Decorations

Local celebrations, typically held in town plazas across the island, usually starting at 6-7pm, include traditional Christmas music, food, and other entertainment. Some towns that have announced dates include Humacao on November 2 (Facebook), on November 9 (Facebook), on November 16 (Facebook), on November 16 (Facebook), on November 23 (Facebook) .

November 9: Mojito Fest

Enjoy unlimited mojitos and food samples from a number of local restaurants, with live and DJ music, at the Puerto Rico Convention Center in San Juan. Starts at 8pm. See their Facebook page for more information.

November 11: Free Admission to Forts

For Veterans’ Day, the National Park Service is offering free admission to El Morro and Fort San Cristobal in Old San Juan.

November Events

November 15-17: 50th Festival Nacional Indígena Jayuya

The 50th anniversary of the Indigenous Festival in Jayuya is a great celebration with music, food, artisan and dancing. Also education about the indigenous peoples that called Puerto Rico “Boriken”. See their Facebook page for more information.

November 15-17: Rincon Surf Fest

A weekend of great surfing by some of the best men and women surfers. This annual surfing competition will held at Domes Beach. See their Facebook page for more information.

November 15 through January 2020: Winter Baseball League

Liga de Béisbol Profesional Roberto Clemente starts their season on November 15, 2019. There will be 74 games during the season, then the playoffs and round robins. Lots of fun! See their itinerary page for more info.

November 29 to January 6: La Feria – The Park

Am amusement park here in PR! With rides, games, food, music and more. An annual Christmas season event. See their Facebook page for more info

Other Events

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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