Events

Top Choice Festival in Las Tablas

Carnaval

Held over the four days preceding Ash Wednesday, Panama's best Carnaval celebration sees floats and musicians parading parallel streets at dusk, and fireworks at night. The queens appear on Saturday night and their …
Cultural in Panama City

Carnaval

Carnaval in Panama City is celebrated with merriment and wild abandon in the days preceding Ash Wednesday, between February and March. From Saturday until the following Tuesday, work is put away and masks, costumes …
Festival in Portobelo

Festival de Diablos y Congos

The most intriguing local tradition is Festival de Diablos y Congos, a festival of rebellion and ridicule that mocks the colonial Spaniards. During the festivity, participants assume the role of escaped slaves and t…
Festival in Portobelo

Festival de Cristo Negro

Every October 21, pilgrims from all over Panama arrive in Portobelo to partake in this festival, which honors a miracle-giving 1.5m-high statue of the Black Christ housed in the Iglesia de San Félipe. After the sun …
Fiesta in Guararé

Festival de la Mejorana

Dance groups from all over the country – and even from other Latin American countries – attend this important annual event in late September. Festivities include a colorful procession in which decorated floats parad…
Sports in Panama City

Ciclovia Cycling

Every week, the Cinta Costera, the main avenue that follows the city’s seafront, shuts for Ciclovia Panama, Cycle Sunday. Join the pedalling masses as they cycle, skate, jog and walk their dogs in this car-free zone…
Festival in Isla Grande

Isla Grande Carnaval

Isla Grande celebrates Carnaval in rare form: women wear traditional polleras (festive dresses), while men wear ragged pants tied at the waist with old sea rope, and everyone dances to African-influenced Conga drums…
Cultural in Comarca de Guna Yala

Nogagope

The Nogagope celebrates a traditional dance and takes place on Isla Tigre. The event is marked by communities from outlying islands converging on the island and dancing for three days straight. The event is followed…
Music in Panama City

Panama Jazz Festival

A blast, the Panama Jazz Festival is gaining momentum as one of the biggest musical events in Panama, drawing hundreds of thousands of spectators for a week in mid-January. It's held all over the city. Open-air even…
Feria in Boquete

Feria de las Flores y del Café

The town’s annual Flower & Coffee Fair is held for 10 days each January. While there’s coffee in the name, it’s strangely missing from exhibits, though you will find plenty of rum and children’s carnival rides. …