Carnival in Ponce


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...

Dance in Ponce

Semana de la Danza Puertorriqueña

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...

Music in Ponce

Fiesta de Bomba y Plena

Drummers and pleneros (plena singers) arrive from all over the island to participate in this festival of bomba y plena, the singing, dancing and drumming style that evolved in Ponce among citizens of African...

Fair in La Parguera

Fiesta de San Pedro

Named after the abundant pargo fish, La Parguera hosts the Fiesta de San Pedro to honor the patron saint of fishermen. The party occupies the main street, with live music, food kiosks, children’s activities and...

Religious in Ponce

Los Reyes Magos de Juana Díaz

Puerto Ricans arrive from all over to celebrate Epiphany in the small town of Juana Díaz, 15km northeast of Ponce. There's a large procession and people come dressed as one of the shepherds or the three wise men...

Food & Drink in Ponce

Ponce Fest

If you're in town on the third Friday of the month, check out Ponce Fest, a culinary festival right on Plaza Las Delicias.

Sports in Guayama

Feria Dulce Sueño

The biggest day of the year in the local calendar is this Paso Fino horse race in the first week in March.

Food & Drink in Guánica & Around

Festival del Juey

Guánica’s mid-June Festival del Juey delights crab eaters and brings an open-air fair to the town’s seaside. The crustaceans are consumed in every preparation imaginable and washed back with a whole lot of cold...