Friday, April 25, 2014

What’s On

Puerto Rico is an energetic island that has plenty to offer everyone. Here you will find a selection of the events that are happening in the coming months.

We will do our best to detail all of the major events and those more off-beat events that are happening here in Puerto Rico. The events listed in this section are based on information obtained from online as well as local media. If you are planning on going to one of the events, please contact the organizers ahead of time, to make sure that the event is taking place.

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Regular Events

Bioluminescent Bay (Bio-bay) Tours

Puerto Rico has three bio-bays - check out the moon calendar for the
best times to view these natural phenomena

Noche de Galerias

First Tuesday of the month 6:00-9:00pm
Various art galleries, restaurants and museums in Old San Juan have an open door policy during Feb - May and Sep - Dec.

Le-Lo-Lai Show

This is a local music and dance show
Tuesday - San Cristobel Fort at 6pm
Friday - Alambiqu Beach, Isla Verde (Carolina) at 7pm
Saturday - Plaza Ventana al Mar, Ashford Ave, Condado at 8pm

Boheiam Nights

Last Friday of the month
This is a local music festival located at Degetau Street, Carolina

La Casita Festival

Saturday and Sunday near the Old San Juan piers from 6:00-8:00pm
Local artists and artisans gather at Plaza Danza
also on a Saturday and Sunday in the Plaza Darsena and Paseo de la Princesa, in Old San Juan, you will find local artists and artisans

Mar 2014

Until Mar 2, Mabo Carnival, Guaynabo
Annual festival featuring, parades, music, artisans and local food
Where: Paseo Tablado, Guaynabo
Tel: 787-720-4040
Until Mar 4, Ponce Carnival
The south of the islands answer to the San Sebastian Street Festival in Old San Juan. The week long carnival in Ponce features, parades, music, food and more
Where: Plaza de Recreo and surrounding areas, Ponce
Tel: 787-284-4141
Mar 1, Mayaguez Culinary Festival
Food and more in Mayaguez
Where: Paseo del Litoral, Mayaguez
Mar 1 -2, Caribbean Bridal Expo, San Juan
300+ exhibitors showcasing everything you need for your wedding
Where: Puerto Rico Convention Center, San Juan
Tel: 888-882-6321
Mar 1 -2, Yauco Coffee Festival
Coffee based foods and drinks are the highlight along with artisans, music and more
Where: Plaza Fernando de Pacheco, Yauco
Tel: 787-448-6465
Mar 1, Taste of Rum, Old San Juan
Rum festival returning for its 5th year
Where: Paseo de la Princesa, Old San Juan
Mar 11 - 13, International Poetry Meet, Penuelas
Poets from Chile, Urugya, Argentina and more will be participating
Where: Centro de Bellas Artes Elena Rivera Gutierrez, Panuelas
Te: 787-836-4035
Mar 11-15, Cinso Dias con Nuestra Tierra, Mayaguez
Agricultural festival featuring: livestock, exotic animals, farming equipment and more
Where: Univeristy of Puerto Rico Mayaguez Campus
Tel: 787-832-4040 ext 2431
Mar 14 – 16, Festival de la China (Orange Festival), Las Marias
Annual festival featuring agricultural produce, music, artisans and more
Where: Plaza Publica, Las Marias
Tel: 787-827-2280
Mar 16, Dia Nacional de la Salsa (National Salsa Day), San Juan
The Hiram Bithorn Stadium will be hosting the 31st National Salsa Day. Check for tickets
Where: Hiram Birthorn Stadium, San Juan
March 20-24, Puerto Rico Heineken JazzFest 2014, San Juan
The hugely popular, Puerto Rico Heineken JazzFest 2014 will feature:: Luis Perdona Quartet, Jerry Medina La Banda, Sammy Morales Quintet, Terri Lyne Carrington, The Pedro Martinez Group, Gabriel Vicens Quintet, Branford Mardalis, Tomatito Sextet, Puerto Rico en Berklee, Edmar Castaneda Trio and George Laboy
Where: Tito Puento Amphitheater, San Juan
More Info
Mar 23, Isla ratones Joyuda Triathlon, Cabo Rojo
Triathlon features 1.8Km swim, 40mile bike ride and 10mile run
Where: PR102, Cabo Rojo
Tel: 787-640-7912
Mar 28 - 30, Handicrafts Fair, Ponce
Artisans, music and local food stalls
Where: Plaza Las Delicias, Ponce
Tel: 787-284-4141
Mar 29, Titans' Race, Orocovis
Long disnace obstacle course race
Where: Toro Verde Adventure Park, Orocovis
Tel: 787-310-3996
Mar 30, Mofongo Challenge, Ponce
Mofongo making competition
Where: La Guancha, Ponce
Tel: 787-284-4141

Apr 2014

Apr 3-6, Saborea Puerto Rico, San Juan
Biggest food festival in Puerto Rico featuring cooking demonstrations, restaurant samples and more
Where: Escambron Beach
Tel: 787-758-8001
More Info
April 5 - 6, Puerto Rico Outdoor Sports Show, San Juan
Puerto Rico Convention Center will host the first Puerto Rico Outdoor Sports Show featuring more than 80 + exhibitors related to outdoor sports that folks can do here in Puerto Rico
Where: Puerto Rico Concention Center, San Jaun
More Info
Apr 5, Tinglar Festival, Luquillo
Annual sea turtle festival, featuring parades, artisans, music and more
Where: Town Plaza in Luquillo
Apr 5, Rincon Stand Up Paddle and Beach Boy SUP Race
Paddle board competition
Where: Villa Cofresi and Parador Villa Antonio, Rincon
Tel: 787-823-2450
More Info:
Apr 6, Minin Kuilan Dorado Cup, Dorado
Paso Fino horse competition. There will also be artisans, music and food
Where: Tomas Pamlares Park, Dorado (starts 10am)
Te: 787-796-5740
Apr 7-13, Rincon International Film Festival
Annual film festival that gets bigger each year
Where: various locations in Rincon
Apr 11 - 13, Vieques Cultural Festival
Celebrating the islands culute and heritage
Where: Conde de Mirasol Fort, Vieques
Tel: 787-741-1717
Apr 12 -13, Orocovis MNountain Fair
Large festival featiring artisans, music, food, workshops and more
Where: Jusus 'Tito' Colon Collazo Coliseum, Orocovis
Tel: 787-867-5000 ext 2295
Apr 17, Modern Art Art Exhibit, Humacao
Featuring Milagros Negron and Angel Serrano
Where: Salvador Abreu Vega (La Casona) building, Humacao
Tel: 787-285-2533
Apr 19-20, Free Admission to Forts, Old San Juan
Free Admission to El Morro Fort and Fort San Cristobal
Where: Old San Juan
Apr 20, Aguadilkla Kite Festival
along with kites there will be artisans, music and food
Where: Parque Colon, Aguadilla
Tel: 787-891-1005 ext 2032
Apr 24, Mis Paisajes Art Exhibit, Humacao
Featuring Eneida Rodriguez
Where: Salvador Abreu Vega (La Casona) building, Humacao
Tel: 787-285-2533
Apr 25 - 27, Porta del Sol Gastronomic Festival, Mayaguez
Food festival at varios hotels around Mayaguez
Where: Mayaguez
Te: 787-832-3749
Apr 25 - 27, Celeriac Festival, Barranquitas
Agricultural festival with food kiosks, artisans, music and more
Where: Pabellon de las Artes, Barranquitas
Tel: 787-857-3810
Apr 26 - 27, Rio Camuy Rafting Fetsival, Camuy
Annual festival featuring home made raft races (non motorized). Along with the races there will music, artisans and local food stalls
Where: Camuy Rivier, Camuy
Tel: 787-898-1556


Feb 22 - Mar 15, Festival Casals de Puerto Rico
Various locations in San Juan
Mar 8, Jerry Seinfeld
Coliseo de Puerto Rico
Mar 16, Dia Nacional de la Salsa (National Salsa Day), San Juan
Various artists. Check for tickets
Where: Hiram Birthorn Stadium, San Juan
Apr 6, Red Hot Chili Peppers
Coliseo de Puerto Rico
May 2, Thirty Seconds to Mars
Coliseo de Puerto Rico
May 6, Carlos Santana
Coliseo de Puerto Rico

Note: All events are subject to change, so contact the event organizers for up to date information. Discovering Puerto Rico is not responsible for any schedule changes

Resource: Que Pasa Magazine, local media