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Friday, July 21, 2017

Puerto Rico Events For This Weekend

Friday, July 21

Fajardo Patron Saint Festival

@ Plaza de Recreo, Fajardo

6 PM - 12 AM

This eastern coastal municipality holds its annual patron saint festivities from Wednesday to Sunday. Food vendors, carnival rides, boxing card, live music and floats.

Free admission

Gallery Nights

@ Plaza De Recreo Rey Fernando II, Carolina

6 PM - 11 PM

Enjoy art, live music, salsa lessons and the opportunity to taste local gastronomy at the plaza in downtown Carolina.

Free admission

Melao Melao Beach Festival

@ Puerto Nuevo Public Beach, Vega Baja

7 PM - 12 AM

Food vendors, live music and sporting events in a beach party setting. Runs from Friday to Sunday.

Free admission

Saturday, July 22

Loíza Patron Saint Festival

6 PM - 12AM

@ Medianía, Loíza

Loíza probably has the most unique patron saint festivities in Puerto Rico, and they stretch from July 21 to July 30, taking place at different spots throughout town each day. Loíza's festivities are known for their many processions, African influence and distinctive "vejigante" masks.

Free admission

Vieques Summer Festival & Carnaval

@ Vieques Town Square

7 PM - 12 AM

The offshore municipality's patron saint festivities include live music, food stands, games of chance, sporting competitions, a marathon and bouncehouses. Runs from Thursday to Sunday, with a "carnaval" on the last evening.

Free admission

Bayamón Museum of Art Guided Tour

@ Ramón Luis Rivera Avenue, Bayamón

10 AM - 4:30 PM

45 minute guided tour of the permanent and temporary collections of the Bayamón Museum of Art. Call 787-269-4433 to register.

Free admission

Sunday, July 23

Playa Summer Tour 2017

@ Puerto Nuevo Public Beach, Vega Baja

11 AM - 5 PM

Radio stations Mega 106.9 and La Nueva 94 host this touring beach festival which is held at different PR beaches  through the summer. Games, contests, music will be on offer.

Free admission

World Salsa Congress / Street Welcome Fest

@ Plaza Del Mercado, Santurce, San Juan

6 PM - ???

The "biggest event in the world" for salsa dancers opens its 20th installment beggining on Sunday and running until July 29th. Sunday features a welcome party at the restaurant and bar-lined Plaza Del Mercado with live music and DJs.

No admission cost listed

The Puerto Rico Monitor cannot take responsibility for the accuracy of the  above listings. They are based on  the best information available at the time of writing.

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