July is a great month to visit Puerto Rico! Some of the biggest and best festivals and events in Puerto Rico are happening in July, and are not to be missed. The kids are on summer vacation and the weather in Puerto Rico is gorgeous so it is the perfect month to enjoy all of the outdoor fairs and festivals Puerto Rico has to offer….
July 1- 7: Aibonito Flower Festival. Aibonito. Annual flower festival, with displays and sales.
Jul 1-12 and 15-26: 8am-noon & 1pm-5pm. Summer Sailing Program for Kids. Club Nautico in San Juan. Summer Sailing Program for boys and girls between 6 and 16 years old. Sessions are 2 weeks, 4 hours per session. Beginners are in the morning. Beginners and advanced are in the afternoon. 787-667-9936
Jul 13-14: 6th Cattlemen’s Caribbean BBQ Competition. Puerto Rico Convention Center.
Saturday July 13, they will have the “Lechon Asado a la Varita” Competition. Teams will cook the Lechon on a spit, over hot coals in the traditional Puerto Rican style while local culinary schools battle it out on stage just like an Iron Chef challenge. Sunday, July 14 they will hold the traditional American “Gringo” style Cattlemen’s BBQ Competition, slow smoking & grilling meats in the traditional American style of barbecuing while some of Puerto Rico’s top ranked professional Chef’s battle it out on the stage. Admission is $25/person. Click here for info.
July 27-28: 16th Festival de la Cocolía in Mayaguez. Playa El Seco, Rt 102. Artisan exhibits, workshops, local foods made with cocolía (crab)
July 26-28: 39th Blue Marlin Tournament in Club Nautico deArecibo.
July 13-14: Adjuntas Patron Saint Festival in Adjuntas. Plaza de Recreo Aristides Moll Boscana. A festival commemorating the town patron saint, San Joaquín
July 17-19: Aibonito Patron Saint Festival in Aibonito. Plaza Ruiz Belvis. A festival in honor of the town’s patron saint Santiago Apóstol, with music, games and food kiosks.
July 5-7: Arroyo Patron Saint Festival in Arroyo’s Plaza de Recreo. The patron saint of this town is La Virgen del Carmen. The celebrations include music, rides and food kiosks.
July 12-14: Barceloneta Patron Saint Festival in Barceloneta’s Plaza de Recreo José Cordero Rosario. The patron saint is the Virgen del Carmen. The festivities include music, games and food kiosks.
July 7: Carnaval Moroveño in Morovis’s Plaza de Recreo. A festival that is a part of the patron saints festivities. Includes parades, games, music and food kiosks
July 21: Carnaval de Fajardo in Fajardo’s Plaza de Recreo. Artisan fair and carnival with music, food, arts and crafts.
July 21: Cruce a Nado de la Bahía in Cataño. An annual swim across San Juan Bay from Old San Juan to Cataño. Always held on the last Sunday of the patron saint festival
July 12: Feria Nacional de Artesanías in Barranquitas 23 Muñoz Rivera St. Considered to be one of the most important annual artisan fairs in Puerto Rico with over 200 artisans showing a full range of arts and crafts.
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