Friday, March 24
Heineken Jazz Fest
The renowned latin jazz festival celebrates its 27th installment from March
23rd to the 26th. This year it is dedicated to pianist and composer Danilo Pé-
rez. Performers will include vivanativa Funk & Blues, Spyro Gyra, Ellis Mar-
salis’ Quintet, Danilo Pérez & Bobby Valentín & The LJ’s, among others.
Where: Bahía Urbana, San Juan, Puerto Rico
Time: Performances start at 8:00 PM (5:00 PM on Sunday 3/26)
Admission: $12 on Thursday 3/23, $20 Friday, Saturday & Sunday
Manatí Coffee Bloom Festival
The first ever "Festival De La Florecida Del Café" features coffee tastings,
informational lectures, vendors, handicrafts, classic car and bike exhibitions
and a troubadour competition. Runs from Friday to Sunday.
Where: Manatí Public Square (Plaza Publica De Manatí), Padial Street
Time: 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Santa Isabel Agrofair
The southern town of Santa Isabel holds its 9th agricultural fair, featuring
agricultural classes and exhibits, live music, carnival ride, food kiosks and
vendors. Runs from Friday to Sunday.
Where: Patron Saint Fairgrounds (terrenos de fiestas patronales)
Time: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday, March 25
Sociali.ize Puerto Rico 2017
"The most complete social experience of your life. An entertainment event
beyond social media." Features gaming, stand-up comedy, roller skating,
live music, lazer tag and more
Where: Puerto Rico Convention Center, Guamaní Street, San Juan
Time: 2:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Admission: $15.00 (+tax/fees)
Kids' Art Workshop
Workshop is offered in the gazebo area and aimed at children ages 4 and
up, including those with special needs. Materials are included. Kids create
works of art inspired by the Botanical Garden as they learn about design
Where: University of Puerto Rico Botanical Garden, San Juan
Time: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Puerto Rico Islanders vs New York Cosmos (Soccer)
The Puerto Rico Football Club (PRFC) kicks off the 2017 North American
Soccer League season by facing off against the defending champions.
Where: Juan Ramon Loubriel Stadium, Bayamón
Time: 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Admission: $10.00 - $50.00
Sunday, March 26
An afternoon of Puerto Rican music with the students and faculty of the
Dr. Francisco López Cruz foundation. Food, coffee, sangria and art gallery
in an Old San Juan setting.
Where: Cuartel De Ballajá, Calle Del Morro, Old San Juan
Time: 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Goya Culinary Festival 2017
Goya holds its 5th Culinary Festival features food competitions and live
music. Goya will double attendees' food donations for charity. Free parking.
Where: Goya Foods of Puerto Rico, Puerto Rico 28, Bayamón
Time: 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Admission: Free if you bring three units of the following Goya products,
per person: Adobo, Medium Grain Rice, Beans, Juices or Dux Cookies.
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