Events

Top Choice Cultural in Loíza

Fiestas de Santiago Apóstol

Puerto Rico’s African soul is unveiled for five days every July during the Fiestas de Santiago Apóstol, a cultural extravaganza of drums, masks and hybrid religious iconography in honor of Saint James, the town's pa…
Top Choice Carnival in Vieques

Fiestas Patronales de Vieques

In the third week of July, Viequenses party hard to celebrate the Vírgen del Carmen, patron saint of the sea, seafarers, fisherman. More a festival than a religious event, islanders gather in Isabel Segunda's centra…
Top Choice Music in San Juan & Around

Festival Casals

Since 1956 renowned soloists and orchestras have come from all over the world to join the Puerto Rico Symphony Orchestra in performing virtuoso concerts night after night, primarily at El Centro de Bellas Artes Luis…
Top Choice Cultural in San Juan & Around

Fiestas de la Calle San Sebastián

For a full week around the third weekend of January, Old San Juan's Calle San Sebastián hums with processions, music, food stalls and larger-than-ever crowds. During the day, it’s folk art and crafts; at night, it’s…
Carnival in Ponce

Carnaval

Ponce’s Carnaval is a time of serious partying. Events kick off on the Wednesday before Ash Wednesday with a masked ball, followed by parades, a formal danza competition and the coronation of the Carnaval queen and …
Cultural in San Juan & Around

Fiesta de San Juan Bautista

Celebration of the island's patron saint and a summer solstice party, Latin style. Staged during the week preceding June 24, the heart of the action is in Old San Juan. But you can catch the festivities – including …
Film in Rincón

Rincón International Film Festival

In late March and early April, Rincón reveals its cultural side in flying colors with its famed film festival that, within certain categories, rivals San Juan's big-screen bonanzas. Yes, surfing is one of those cate…
Dance in Ponce

Semana de la Danza

Held in mid-May, this ‘Week of Dance’ has parades and dance events. The (humorously stuffy) Ponce Municipal Band performs in Plaza Las Delicias as well-groomed couples offer postured examples of the form of dance th…
Food & Drink in San Juan & Around

Culinary Festival

SoFo’s alfresco culinary festival is a moveable feast that in recent years has tended to happen twice a year, in August and December. During the three-night event, a two-block wedge of Fortaleza is closed to traffic…
Music in San Juan & Around

Puerto Rico JazzFest

Puerto Rico’s largest jazz fest is held for four days around the third weekend in March. It attracts the best Latin jazz artists from all over the Caribbean. The late great Tito Puente sometimes played here and Eddi…