Artisan Fairs of Puerto Rico

artisan fairs

Artisan fairs and festivals are a staple of Puerto Rican life and culture. All municipalities host festivals honoring their patron saints and there are themed fairs based on local fruits, vegetables,or crafts There are festivals to celebrate holidays, musical instruments – pretty much there is a festival for everything. If oyu are planning a visit to Puerto Rico, plan a visit to a fair or festival and go to enjoy live music, art, food and activities.
The table below lists the majority of the celebrations held in the towns around the island that include or are centered on artisans’ fairs. Patron saint festivals, which are religious in origin, are not included. Sourced From Enciclopedia PR – one of my favorite informative websites for all things cultural and historical in Puerto Rico…..
Fairs / Festivals / Carnavals

January
INTERNATIONAL FOLK FESTIVAL (San Juan)
THREE KINGS FESTIVAL (Juana Díaz)
SAN SEBASTIáN STREET FESTIVAL (San Juan)
MAYUCO FESTIVAL (Añasco)
LA NOVILLA FESTIVAL (San Sebastián)
INDIAN CARNAVAL (Santa Isabel)

February
MABó CARNAVAL (Guaynabo)
LA PLATA CARNAVAL (Dorado)
JIBARO TOMATO FESTIVAL (Jayuya)
COFFEE FESTIVAL (Yauco)
BEATRIZ CREOLE FESTIVAL (Caguas)
COFFEE SEASON FESTIVAL (Maricao)
PONCE CARNAVAL (Ponce) One week after Lent

March
CORRETJER CANTATAS (Ciales)
BORINQUEN FESTIVAL (Caguas)
FISHING FESTIVAL (Cabo Rojo)
ARTISANS’ FESTIVAL (Toa Baja)
PASO FINO HORSE FESTIVAL (Guayama)
CULTURAL CONFERENCE (Hormigueros)
FESTIVAL OF ORANGES (Las Marías)
GüIRO FESTIVAL (Las Piedras)
REGIONAL ARTISAN FESTIVAL (Ponce)
HUMPBACK WHALE FESTIVAL (Rincón)
BLACK FESTIVAL (Arroyo)
WITCH CARNAVAL (Guayama) March/April

April
PUERTO RICAN KITE FESTIVAL (Aguadilla)
BETANCES DAY A WEEK IN HONOR OF PATRIOT RAMON EMETERIO BETANCES (Cabo Rojo)
CORN FESTIVAL (Canóvanas)
LLORENS WEEK A WEEK IN HONOR OF THE POET AND POLITICIAN LUIS LLORENS TORRES (Juana Díaz)
STUFFED POTATO FESTIVAL (Río Grande)
SOBERAO DANCE FESTIVAL (Sabana Grande)
KITE FESTIVAL (Fajardo)
BOTTLE CAP FESTIVAL (Aibonito)
GUARIONEX FESTIVAL (Utuado)
CAñABóN CREOLE FESTIVAL (Caguas)
FISHING FESTIVAL (Guánica)
CELERY FESTIVAL (Barranquitas) April/May
TURTLE FESTIVAL (Luquillo)

May
ORCHID FESTIVAL (Fajardo)
HOME GARDEN FESTIVAL (Gurabo)
PINEAPPLE FESTIVAL AND BLUE MARLIN FESTIVAL (Lajas)
SOCIOCULTURAL FESTIVAL (Vega Baja)
SUGAR SYRUP FESTIVAL (Yabucoa)
COCONUT FESTIVAL (Rincón)
NATIONAL GüIRO FESTIVAL (Peñuelas)
EMERALD OF THE SOUTH CARNAVAL (Patillas)
FISHERMAN’S FESTIVAL (Fajardo) May/June

June
ARTISANS’ FESTIVAL IN HONOR OF THE FLAG (Coamo)
TOWN AND COUNTRY FOLK FESTIVAL (Aguas Buenas)
KETTLE COOKING FESTIVAL (Aibonito)
TRADITIONAL CREOLE FESTIVAL (Caguas)
OAK FESTIVAL (Cayey)
CUSTARD APPLE FESTIVAL (Naranjito)
GRACKLE FESTIVAL (Naranjito)
FISHING FESTIVAL (Salinas)
BANANA FESTIVAL (Lares)
CASALS FESTIVAL (San Juan)
LACE FESTIVAL (Moca)
CUATRO FESTIVAL (Moca)
TRUNKFISH FESTIVAL (Naguabo) June
ANNUAL ARTISANS’ FAIR Plaza Las Américas Shopping Mall, (San Juan) June/July
FLOWER FESTIVAL Aibonito June/July
THE SALSA, BOMBA AND PLENA FESTIVAL Aguas Buenas June/July

July
CAYENALISA PINEAPPLE FESTIVAL (Florida)
FOLK FESTIVAL (Arecibo)
BARRANQUITAS NATIONAL ARTISANS’ FAIR (Barranquitas)
FRESHWATER FESTIVAL (Ciales)
CUATRO FESTIVAL (Morovis)
SHRIMP FESTIVAL (Orocovis)
ISLAND SAUCE FISH FESTIVAL (Salinas)
HAMMOCK FESTIVAL (San Sebastián)
CRAB FESTIVAL (Aguas Buenas) July/August

August
CIDRA FESTIVAL (Adjuntas)
CHALK FESTIVAL (Cataño)
BREADFRUIT FESTIVAL (Humacao) August/September

September
CULTURAL FESTIVAL (Camuy)
ARTISANS’ FAIR (Orocovis)
ARTISANS’ FAIR (Arecibo)
TRADITIONAL FESTIVAL (Las Piedras)
COCONUT FESTIVAL (Luquillo)
FESTI-CARNAVAL OF CRABS (Maunabo)
FESTIVAL DE LAS PICúAS (Río Grande)
CUSTARD APPLE FESTIVAL (San Germán)
EMBROIDERY AND LACE FESTIVAL (San Lorenzo)

Octuber
SUGAR CANE SYRUP FESTIVAL (Vega Baja)
ROOSTER FESTIVAL (Vega Alta)
RICE FRITTER FESTIVAL (Lares)
JíBARO FESTIVAL (Guayama)
ENCANTADO RIVER CULTURAL FESTIVAL (Florida)
PLANTAIN FESTIVAL (Corozal)
COROZO PALM FESTIVAL (Corozal)
COMERIO JíBARO FESTIVAL (Comerío)
THE AMéRICAS FESTIVAL (Cataño)
TRADITIONAL FESTIVAL (Canóvanas)
FOLK FESTIVAL (Barceloneta)
ARTISANS’ FAIR (CONFERENCE OF CARVERS) (Aguada)

November
NATIONAL PUERTO RICAN MEAT PIE FESTIVAL (Orocovis)
PLAIN PIGEON FESTIVAL (Cidra)
NATIONAL INDIGENOUS FESTIVAL (Jayuya)
VALENCIANO CARNAVAL (Juncos)
FOLK MUSIC FESTIVAL (Toa Alta)
ARTISANS’ FAIR (Mayagüez)
PASO FINO FESTIVAL (Trujillo Alto)
AREYTO FESTIVAL (Villalba)
CETí FESTIVAL (Arecibo)
PASSION FRUIT FESTIVAL (San Lorenzo)
FISHING FESTIVAL (Arroyo)

December
MARTORELL JíBARO FESTIVAL (Yabucoa)
TROUBADOR FESTIVAL (Sabana Grande)
FESTIVAL OF THE MASKS (Hatillo)
OTOAO CULTURAL FESTIVAL (Utuado)
PETATE FESTIVAL (Sabana Grande)
BURéN FESTIVAL (Sabana Grande)
MACABEO FESTIVAL (Trujillo Alto)
LA MORA CAVES FESTIVAL (Comerío)
TROUBADOR CONTEST (Adjuntas)
TRADITIONAL CULTURAL MEGA FESTIVAL (Quebradillas)
CHRISTMAS PARADE AND ARTISANS’ FAIR (Lajas)
ARTISANS MARKET Carolina One Sunday Each Month

Captain Tim
Captain Tim

Captain Tim is the founder of Caribbean Trading Company in Puerto Rico. Many years ago Captain Tim was a normal everyday guy who decided to do what so many people only dream about. He moved to the Caribbean. Traveling throughout the islands, he has the joy of sharing this lifestyle and its flavors with the world.

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