Festivals in San juanEdit This
Cinemafest De Puerto Rico
This is an internationally renowned film festival which draws actors, directors and producers from all over the world. Any film submitted that is Caribbean related will be eligible for prizes. The film festival screens over 100 films, both feature length and short. It lasts approximately one week and is always held in the month of November.
Bacardi Feria De Artesanía
This is a yearly festival hosted by The Bacardi Corporation. During the first two weekends of December, over 100,000 people attend this event and view the local arts and crafts, dance to live Latin music and sample their favorite Bacardi rum. Drinking is not free at this festival, but bear in mind any amount of money you spend at the festival will go to a charitable organization of the company's choosing.
Puerto Rico Salsa Congress
This is a yearly salsa convention and exhibition held at the end of July, where dancers come from around the world to compete as well as teach visitors of every dancing skill level.
La Noche De San Juan Bautista
This festival at the end of June is held in honor of San Juan Bautista and is usually an island-wide beach party complete with bonfires, marshmallow roasting, music and fireworks. View local arts and crafts, enjoy the live Latin music and of course the traditional foods.
Heineken Jazz Festival
Known as Puerto Rico's largest jazz music festival, it has drawn past acts such as Eddie Palmieri and Manhattan Transfer. Latin jazz is the main type of music you will hear at the festival, but there are musicians who come from all over the world to play here. The festival is held in June and will last a total of four days.