Despite what you may hear, Festivals in Puerto Rico are still going strong.
In our last post, we looked at the top five myths about Puerto Rico since Hurricane Maria hit. Among them is a common belief that the island has been decimated. FALSE! The truth is there’s still plenty to see and do – especially for tourists – including a huge coffee and chocolate event, numerous local fairs and festivals celebrating patron saints, flowers and pineapples, as well as a very trendy food and beer festival.
Here’s what’s coming up:
Festival de Café y Chocolate
Soon, Plaza Centro Mall will host its second annual Coffee and Chocolate Festival! The event features exhibitors and vendors who specialize in coffee and chocolate and products made from coffee and chocolate. If you love coffee and chocolate, you want to miss this very special festival!
Where: Plaza Centro Mall, Caguas
When: May 24 to May 27
Festival de la Piña 2018
If you’re a pineapple fan, this is the place for you! Festival de la Pina is a culinary showcase. Chefs from popular local restaurants come together to serve dishes made with pineapple. Thousands of pounds of pineapple! The event will also feature live music and a variety of craftsmen exhibiting their work.
Where: La Parguera, Lajas
When: June 01 to June 03
El Fud & Beer Fest
Puerto Rico Pizza & Beer Fest has been reinvented. This year, the culinary event has been renamed Puerto Rico Füd & Beer Fest and will include more than just pizza and beer. Now, attendees can enjoy a broader selection of Puerto Rican food ranging from traditional pizza and tacos to hamburgers and other delicious dishes prepared by over 20 restaurants. All this is accompanied by a selection of over 60 different beers, live music, and activities for the whole family!
Where: Bahía Urbana Old San Juan
When: June 16
San Juan Bautista Day
At the end of June, Puerto Rico’s capital and other cities celebrate the island’s patron saint with weeklong festivities. At midnight on June 24, sanjuaneros and others will walk backward into the sea (or nearest body of water) three times to renew good luck for the coming year. San Juan hosts many events, like music festivals and sporting events, for several days before and after the holiday.
When: June 24
Aibonito Flower Festival
This annual flower competition festival features acres of lilies, anthuriums, carnations, roses, gardenias, and begonias. Running for 50 years, Aibonito is the biggest flower festival in Puerto Rico. In addition to flowers, the festival will feature exhibiting artisans, delicious food and live music.
Where: Road 721 next to the City Hall Coliseum, in the central mountain town of Aibonito
When: June 29 to July 08
The Fajardo Inn is conveniently located on the east coast of Puerto Rico, just steps from the beach and an hour from San Juan. With beautiful swimming pools, tropical gardens, tennis courts, and two full-service restaurants, the Fajardo Inn is the perfect small resort in which to stay while touring the many festivals in Puerto Rico. Visit us today.