Here are some of the great events and festivals in Puerto Rico for the end of June going into July of 2017… Noche de San Juan and the Hammock and Aibonito Flower Festival are not to be missed!
June 23 @midnight June 23-24
Noche de San Juan
Well, first of all!
Any beach will do just fine, but always expect the big crowds at the San Juan area beaches. Fall backwards into the ocean 3 times at midnight for good luck during the festival of Saint John the Baptist! This festival is in memory of being baptized and in the Catholic Religion it consists in falling in the water backwards three times to symbolize the washing away of sins and new life upon rising from the water , although secular Puerto Ricans say the practice brings good luck for the coming year.
Where: beaches around the island.
Popular beaches: San Juan, Condado, Isla Verde, Ocean Park and Escambron.
June 23 to June 24 @9am-9pm
For those that traveling with kids!
The Convention Center turns into a huge, air conditioned playground that’s perfect for teenagers, kids and Family groups. In addition to tons of inflatable attractions, there will be a climbing wall, mechanical bull, batting cages, soccer field, mini pony rides, video games area, the usual mini-circus with magicians, and much more. Kids are encourage to dress up as their favorite super hero.
Where: Puerto Rico Convention Center in San Juan
To Ricos Food Truck Fest 2017 Hours: 11:00am a 11:00pm
If you’re in to trying new food on the go, this is your kind of event!
This Saturday it would be celebrated in the “Paseo de las Artes” in Caguas the “To Ricos Food Truck Fest”. And also you can enjoy the entertainment by the famous puertorrican Salsa musical aggrupation “La Sonora Ponceña” and Odilio Gonzales.
“Paseo de los Artistas” that means “Pass of Artist” , is an artistic event in collaboration with the Caguas City Hall that pursuits by a porting sensibility in the appreciation of the arts of the town , stretch a hand and grown the communication in their Local Food Truck Business.
Where: Paseo de las Artes Abelardo Diaz Alfaro, Calle Padial, Caguas, Puerto Rico
LGBT PR Pride Parade @11am
This celebration starts at 11:00am at “Parque Del Indio” in the Condado area, were the participants all march towards “Parque del Tercer Milenio” at the entrance of Old San Juan. The 27th Annual Puerto Rico LGBTTIQ Pride March will be held on Sunday, June 25th 2017. There, the best local and international entertainment will enchant us at our legendary “Pride Fest”.
Where: Condado to Old San Juan
June 28 to July 02
Carnival in Rio Grande
And let’s not forget, our beautiful town of Rio Grande!
With the traditional “City of El Yunque “festival. And each year we celebrate the Carnaval Cuidad de el Yunque – a 5-day festival with food, music, local artisans, parades, carnival rides and fireworks shows and much more, every day is a different experience! On Sunday there is a parade that is extra fun for the kids to see as it contains local performers and bands.
Where: downtown area/Public Plaza area, Rio Grande
Main stage: at the Ovidio de Jesus stadium, Rio Grande
June 30 to July 09
A beautiful local art encounter that you can miss!
Artisan fair, featuring artisans from all over the island. With food, music and more. With more than 200 local artisans will unit this weekend the 30 to the 9 of July they celebrate the 37th National Hammock Festival in San Sebastian. Throughout this weekend besides visiting artisan table by artisan table, you can enjoy live music and different style food and beverages.
Where: Route 722, Aibonito
June 30 to July 9
2017 Aibonito Flower Festival
This is the 49th anniversary of the Flower Festival! Annual flower festival, loads of plants for sale, flower shows and seminars and also live music, food and artisans. Behind the Coliseo los Polluelos de Aibonito, this is where all the “official” sales booths, entertainment and food kiosks are set up. Show would find exotic flower vendors and different local’s products that are based and infused in flower fragrances. There’s also rides and play area for kids.
Where: Coliseo los Polluelos, Aibonito