What’s Happening? October 2023
October is generally a slow month here in Puerto Rico. We’re at the lowest point of our “low season” for tourists, and we are still in hurricane season. So many businesses that depend on tourism cut back their hours either to take their own vacations, or to do their “annual maintenance” that they can’t get accomplished during the busy times of year. There are still plenty of things to do this month, including town festivals, Halloween Hauntings, and Oktoberfest fun. But maybe the best thing of all is to enjoy some quiet time on one of our many beautiful beaches.
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 October 2023.
September 30 to October 28: Asylum Horror Nights
Enter the terrifying asylum, filled with mazes and scare zones, where the live performers bring your nightmares to life! Open to the public (with ID) at Fort Buchanan, from 6:30pm to 11:30pm on Friday and Saturday nights. Ages 10 and up. More info and ticket sales on their event page.
October 6 to 31: House of Phobia
This annual Halloween haunted house attraction will be at The Mall of San Juan (the old Nordstrom location), full of horror and scares! Open Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays, plus Halloween night. Ages 11 and up. More info on their Facebook page. Tickets at PRTicket.
Other Haunted Events
If you are into getting scared, some other ideas are
- Reino Adventura Spooky Nights with scares for the whole family. Info on their Facebook. Tickets/Reservations at Reservation page.
- Soul Screams Haunted House at the Jardin Botanico in Caguas. More info on their Facebook page. Tickets on sale Ticketera.com.
- The Haunted Mansion at Castillo Serralles in Ponce. You can get more information on their Facebook page. Tickets available at Ticketera.com.
October 6, 7, and 8: Fiestas de Pueblo in Vega Baja
A weekend town celebration, with live music, food, artisans and other fun family events. More info on their Facebook page.
October 6 to 28: Casa Bavaria Oktoberfest
Annual Oktoberfest celebration, with live music on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. At the German restaurant Casa Bavaria in Morovis. Free admission. Come eat and drink with the live music, polkas, and costumed servers! More info on their Facebook page.
October 13 to 15: Festival La Loma del Tamarindo in Comerio
Enjoy a town festival with all sorts of fun for the whole family. There will be food and drinks, many tamarindo-related. Browse the works of local artisans, and enjoy the live music. The fun starts at 5pm with a parade on Friday and continues each day with games and races, and live music in the evenings. In Comerio at the Complejo Deportivo Bario Dona Elena. More info on their Facebook page.
October 13-15: 37th Corona Pro-Surf Circuit in Isabela
Big surf competition at Middles Beach. Come see the best of the best, competing for the title. Check their Facebook page for more info.
October 14 and 15: Festival del Yuca in Isabela
Enjoy a celebration of the yuca with lots of music, food (all types), and drinks. Browse the works of local artisans, and enjoy the live music. In Plaza Publica Manuel Corchado Y Juarbe De Isabela. Admission is free. For more info and entertainment schedule check their Facebook page
October 26 to 28: Orchid Show and Sale at UPR Río Piedras
An orchid show and sale, with educational talks, and displays. All at the beautiful UPR gardens in Rio Piedras. From 9am to 6pm daily. Entrance is $2 per person “donation”. For more information check out their Facebook page.
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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