Festivales de yauco: 6to. Festival del Café de Yauco*
Yauco, Puerto Rico
Yauco is known as El Pueblo del Café (coffee city).
Yauco was founded in February 29, 1756 by Fernando Pacheco. Yauco derives its
name from a name given by the Indians to a river close by, Coayuco River.
Located in the Cordillera Central region, Monte Guilarte Forest Reserve is a beautiful and lush tropical reserve. The Forest is divided into seven segments and fall within the
municipalities of Adjuntas, Guayanilla, Peñuelas and Yauco. The trails are excellent for hiking and the views at the pinnacle are breathtaking. On a clear day you can see both Ponce and San Juan without the aid of binoculars. Monte Guilarte (3,953 ft) is the third highest mountain peak on the island. (787) 724-3647.
Also located in the foothills of Cordillera Central the Susua Forest in between the municipalities of Yauco and Sabana Grande. The highest elevation is 473 m. Facilities include: 15 campgrounds,
a half basketball court, bathrooms, and showers.
Mon-Fri 7:00 am — 3:30 pm, Sat, Sun & Holidays 9:00 am — 5:00 pm, (787) 999-2200.
Yauco is also home to the Lucchetti Lake, facilities include: boat ramp, fish cleaning station, gazebos, BBQs, restrooms with showers and a camping area. Open Tue-Sun from 6:30am to 6:30pm.
Road 128 Km. 12.3, (787) 844-4660.
The surrounding areas produces sugar, coffee, tobacco, cotton and
oranges. Yauco also produces textiles and other light manufactures.
Yauco is located in the southern coast of the island,
south of Maricao, Lares and Adjuntas;
east of Sabana Grande and Guánica; and west of Guayanilla.
Yauco is made up of 20 barrios (wards/districts):
- Aguas Blancas
- Almácigo Alto
- Almácigo Bajo
- Diego Hernández
- Quebradas, Ranchera
- Río Prieto
- Sierra Alta
- Susúa Alta
- Susúa Baja
10 Day Forecast
There are many well-known «yaucanos», among them:
- Amaury Veray Torregrosa
- José Enamorado Cuesta
- Franciso Lluch Mora
- Loaiza Cordero
- Amelia Agostini Carmelo Filardi
- Franciso Mattei
- Hacienda Restaurante Campo Alegre (Puerto Rican), (787) 856-2609
- La Guardarraya (Puerto Rican), (787) 856-4222
Festivals and Events
- Festival Nacional del Cafe — February
Yauco celebrates «la toma de cafe» every year. The festival takes place in the plaza town (Plaza Fernando de Pacheco) and features folkloric music, crafts displays, typical cuisine and demonstrations of coffee preparations. The delicious aroma of coffee fills the air and visitors are able to taste some of the area’s finest blends.
- Fiestas Patronales de Nuestra Virgen del Rosario — October
Every year, Yauco celebrates a patron saint festival. The festivities include dances, food, parades and religious processions.
- Puerto Rican Race Festival — November
Pueblo de gestas gloriosas…
There are 28 public schools in Yauco,
education is handled by the Puerto Rico Department of Education. Yauco is also home of 1 university.
Puerto Rico: 3,285,874
Land Area: 67.7 sq mi
Density: 509.5 per sq mi
Median Age: 45. 1
Sex: 52% female
Per capita income
Puerto Rico: $21,058
Median household income: $14,813
Puerto Rico: $21,058
Persons below poverty line: 48.9%
Housing, families and educational attainment *
Number of households
Housing units density:
Persons per household: 2.94
High school grad or higher: 75.8%
Marital status: 37% married
* U.S. Census Bureau 2020 data, unless otherwise noted — Source: Quick Facts Puerto Rico.
** U.S. Census Bureau 2016-2020
Coordinates: 18.0369° N, 66.8503° W
Zip Code: 69
Driving Distance from San Juan: 95.7 miles
Driving Time: 2 hours, 14 minutes
16 Best Festivals in Puerto Rico (By a Local!)
There are so many festivals in Puerto Rico throughout the year. After all, In Puerto Rico, anything and everything is a good reason to celebrate!
Whether you’re a culture lover, foodie, or a classical music fan, Puerto Rico has a festival for you.
Since figuring out Puerto Rico events and dates can be confusing, I’m a local who’s here to tell you all about the best festivals in Puerto Rico. Ready to add festivals to your list of things to do in Puerto Rico? Let’s break it down.
Table of Contents
- 16 Festivals in Puerto Rico
- Noche de San Juan
- Fiestas de la Calle de San Sebastián
- Carnaval de Ponce
- Festival de las Máscaras de Hatillo
- Festival Nacional Indígena de Jayuya
- Festival de las Flores de Aibonito
- Festival del Frio de Adjuntas
- Festival de la Novilla
- Fiesta de los Reyes Magos
- Casals Festival
- Saborea Puerto Rico
- Puerto Rican Danza Week
- Festival Nacional del Café de Yauco
- La Campechada
- Festival de la Piña Paradisiaca
- Dia Nacional de la Salsa
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Noche de San Juan
Plunge into the ocean with hundreds of Puerto Ricans
📍 Google Maps | Dates: June 23
One of the most anticipated festivals by Puerto Ricans and beach lovers is Noche de San Juan. Celebrated yearly on June 23rd, la Noche de San Juan, also called Saint John’s Eve, was originally a religious event. However, in Puerto Rico, as in other countries, the celebration got mixed with other traditions and superstitions related to the summer solstice.
In Puerto Rico, during Saint John Night, people flood the popular beaches of Puerto Rico and play lively music. When midnight arrives, everyone gets in the water and does backward plunges to get rid of back luck. This is easily one of the best things to do in San Juan for beach and culture enthusiasts.
Fiestas de la Calle de San Sebastián
A four-day festival with music, dancing, and food that marks the end of the Christmas season
(photo: J Erick Brazzan / Shutterstock)
📍 (Old San Juan) Google Maps | Dates: Third Week of January
Perhaps the most famous festival in Puerto Rico, the San Sebastián Street Festival, colloquially called “La Sanse”, is a four-day festival in Old San Juan. Celebrated in January, it starts on a Wednesday evening and ends Sunday afternoon.
The San Sebastián Street Festival features parades, musical presentations, and circus performances. You can also find stalls with Puerto Rican local delicacies and crafts. While the festival is family-friendly during the days, the wild atmosphere and loud music are cranked up at night and are more suitable for party lovers.
Carnaval de Ponce
One of the oldest carnivals in the western hemisphere
(photo: Roberto Galan / Shutterstock)
📍 Google Maps | Website | Dates: One week leading to Ash Wednesday
One of the best things to do in Ponce, The Ponce Carnival dates back to 1858 and is believed to be one of the oldest carnivals in the western hemisphere. The Ponce Carnival has week-long festivities during which the famous vejigantes, with grotesque masks and colorful costumes, represent evil forces trying to take away children.
The festival features live music, parades, floats, and pageants to choose the carnival queen. During the last day, families and culture lovers recreate a mock funeral procession that symbolizes the victory of the good King Momo over the evil.
Festival de las Máscaras de Hatillo
Be careful with the vejigantes that will try to take away your kids (totally just pretend though of course)!
(photo: Glynnis Jones / Shutterstock)
📍 Google Maps | Date: December 28th
The Festival of Masks of Hatillo, also known as El Día de Los Santos Inocentes, is inspired by the biblical story about King Herodes ordering his guards to slay all children younger than 3 in an attempt to kill baby Jesus.
Every year, on December 28th, colorful parades with floats fill the streets of Hatillo. Men and women dress up as vejigantes, a local folk character that represents Herodes’ guard coming to get the children.
Festival Nacional Indígena de Jayuya
Celebrate the Taino roots of Puerto Rico
📍 Google Maps | Website | Dates: Second half of November
The Taino are an important part of Puerto’s Rico heritage, and Festival Nacional Indígena (Jayuya Indian Festival) celebrates it like none other.
A unique annual event celebrated over 10 days in Jayuya, the Indian National Festival features a beauty pageant (to look for the person that most resembles a Taino), a crafts fair, and a concert by the descendants of the Taino people.
Besides the Puerto Rico Discovery Day celebration, this is one of the best events for people that want to learn about Puerto Rico´s heritage.
Festival de las Flores de Aibonito
A colorful festival that combines flowers and Puerto Rican culture
(photo: Leonardo E Martinez / Shutterstock)
📍 Google Maps | Website | Dates: June to July
On of the best festivals in Puerto Rico for nature lovers is Festival de las Flores de Aibonito (Aibonito Flower Festival). This festival gathers flower and tree farmers from around Puerto Rico in a lively and colorful festival.
Besides taking workshops, visitors can enjoy street food, buy crafts, and listen to local bands. You’re almost guaranteed to go home with one or two plants.
Festival del Frio de Adjuntas
Visit the coldest city in Puerto Rico
Adjuntas it’s on the mountainous side of Puerto Rico
📍 Google Maps | Dates: Last Weekend of February
Puerto Rico’s weather is warm all year-round, but Adjuntas sets the records for the lowest temperatures on the island. And that’s exactly why it’s home to Festival del Frío (The Cold Festival).
While not everyone can drive through the mountains of Puerto Rico, your family will definitely enjoy this local festival with live music, local artists, crafts vendors, parades, and amusement park rides.
Festival de la Novilla
Watch a heifer become the queen of a festival
📍 Google Maps | Website | Dates: Third weekend of January
Festival de la Novilla is one of Puerto Rico’s most popular festivals that takes place in the city of San Sebastián, and is a great cultural event for visitors looking for activities in the west. This annual festival celebrates local cultural traditions and boasts an especially unique queen: a heifer.
After being crowned with flowers, the heifer leads a parade with floats around the town until reaching the town square. There, a concert with traditional music closes the festival.
Fiesta de los Reyes Magos
The celebration of the Three Kings Day with a Caribbean touch
📍 Google Maps | Dates: January 6
Another festival Puerto Rico inherited from Spanish influence is La Fiesta de Los Reyes Magos. Celebrated on January 6, this festival is both a cultural and a religious festivity that alludes to the three wise men that visited baby Jesus with gifts.
This festivity is part of the holiday season in Puerto Rico. In fact, cities around the island celebrate different festivities during which the three wise men give out gifts to children. Juana Díaz is one of the cities with the most popular January 6 festivities.
👉 Pro Tip: To get around the island, I recommend renting a car with Discover Cars. Check out my article about how to get around Puerto Rico for more information!
Admire the best of classical during this multi-day concert
📍 (Santurce) Google Maps | Website | Dates: Between March and June
Spring is a great time to visit Puerto Rico if you’re a classical music fan. Casals Festival is a worldwide fest that, for multiple days, gathers international musicians. It honors the legacy of violoncellist Pablo Casals.
The annual Casals Festival usually takes place in the Luis A. Ferret Fine Arts Center in San Juan. Here, music enthusiasts can enjoy multiple concerts with international and local musicians like the Puerto Rico Symphony Orchestra.
Saborea Puerto Rico
Foodies and top-notch chefs unite during this culinary extravaganza
📍 Google Maps | Website | Dates: April
If you’re a foodie, then Saborea Puerto Rico is the festival for you. Saborea Puerto Rico lasts a full weekend with different food-related activities. But, the highlight of the festival is the Saborea Culinary Stars Dinner – when more than 20 local chefs showcase their best Puerto Rican dishes and gastronomic offerings.
The event also includes music, wine tasting, cooking demonstrations, mixology classes, and drink stations.
Puerto Rican Danza Week
Dance along to Puerto Rico’s folk music
📍 Google Maps | Dates: May
Another festival that takes place in the city of Ponce is Puerto Rican Danza Week. Ponce is known as the place where Puerto Rican Danza, a folklore genre, was born. Multiple musicians and composers created the Puerto Rican Danza festival, combining European influences with the local culture.
This week-long festival involves Danza presentations, parades, and concerts inviting dance lovers to follow along with Puerto Rico’s rhythm.
Festival Nacional del Café de Yauco
Coffee is the main character of this festival
📍 Google Maps | Website | Dates: Between February and March
Yauco is known as the home to Puerto Rico’s finest coffee and so, it’s only natural that the city celebrates the National Coffee Festival.
Coffee aficionados will enjoy lots of coffee during the festival – whether that be cold, hot, black, or with milk. But, besides drinking tons of coffee, visitors can learn about the process of harvesting coffee, enjoy a parade, buy local crafts, and listen to music.
👉 Local Tip: If you miss this festival, another coffee-related festival is the Coffee Harvest Festival celebrated in the nearby town of Maricao.
Immerse yourself in a world of arts and crafts
📍 (Old San Juan) Google Maps | Website | Dates: November
A relatively young festival, La Campechada is one of the most popular festivals in San Juan and Puerto Rico. The event brings together organizations and individuals that create, promote, and conserve art including music, theater, literature, and plastic arts. Food also plays an important role in La Campechada!
The four-day festival not only celebrates culture but also Puerto Rican painter José Campeche, who is considered Puerto Rico’s first painter.
Festival de la Piña Paradisiaca
Drink a fresh piña colada while touring La Parguera
📍 (La Parguera) Google Maps | Website | Dates: Last Weekend of May
The Pineapple Festival is an annual event celebrated in the southern town of Lajas. If you’re a foodie, then you’ll love this festival created to promote commerce in the city. You’ll find fried food vendors, artisans, local bands, and Puerto Rican drinks and dishes prepared with locally-grown pineapples.
The pineapple has been cultivated in Lajas since the 19th century and this festival promises the sweetest pineapples ever.
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Dia Nacional de la Salsa
Dance the day away in this Salsa festival
(photo: a katz / Shutterstock)
📍 Google Maps | Website | Dates: Third Sunday of March
Organized by a private radio station, El Dia Nacional de la Salsa is a popular event that brings together thousands of salsa dancers in an unofficial Puerto Rico salsa congress.
Similar to some United States festivals, the event is like a concert where the best Salsa singers make live presentations and everyone showcases their best dancing skills. You can drink, eat and make friends with other salsa-lovers.
Thanks for reading my picks for the best festivals in Puerto Rico! While you’re traveling to the island, check out these popular places to visit in Puerto Rico.
Have fun experiencing festivals in Puerto Rico!
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Zero Waste Festival
Zero Waste Festival is an opportunity to learn more about waste reduction and meet like-minded people.
The first Zero Waste Festival took place on June 1, 2019.
Issues of ecology and responsible consumption are no longer something fashionable or inherent only to a small group of volunteers, but become a necessity and part of everyday life. In 2018, we opened the first Zero Waste store in Moscow, and after working for a year, we realized how important it is to have a holistic view on the issue of waste reduction. Where to start to reduce waste and how to move along this path, how to involve relatives and friends, how to understand what is environmentally friendly and what is a marketing ploy. We decided to bring together experts in different fields and tell in more detail on each topic of waste reduction in order to get a complete picture of what the concept of zero waste is and how to live in it with comfort for yourself and minimal damage to the environment.
Market and food court opening
Refuse. Give up
Irina will tell you how to learn to give up unnecessary things and live life to the fullest. How do you know if something is needed or not? How will giving up stuff help the environment?
Let’s talk about consumption habits and the latest trends. Julia will talk about projects that support responsible consumption. And also give practical advice on how to clean up the house in an environmentally friendly way.
Upcycling or how to give things a second chance to look fresh and modern. Tendencies to increase the life of things.
How to organize separate waste collection in a small apartment. Where to start, how to involve relatives and friends. Problem waste and what to do with it.
Maria will tell and demonstrate one of the ways to dispose of organic waste in an apartment. Let’s talk about other ways of handling organic waste, their pros and cons.
A special lecture where you will learn how and how much you can save if you lead an ecological lifestyle.
Closing of the festival
Projects that care about the environment and support the idea of responsible consumption presented products at the festival.
Second store and vintage market. Children can bring clothes to give them a second life and choose a new look for themselves. Also bring things that have become unnecessary — they will find new owners.
Zero Waste Shop
At the festival, we will present our booth with products that help lead a sustainable lifestyle. Reusable pouches, drinking straws, cotton discs, reusable coffee cups, bamboo toothbrushes, natural cosmetics, reusable hygiene products for women and children, and other products that will help reduce waste.
A social entrepreneurship project that helps clothes find second homes and supports people in difficult life situations.
Bags, pouches and eco-friendly items made from natural materials.
They will tell and show how to handle organic waste without harm to nature using the SmartCara device. At the festival, you can get a discount on the purchase of the device.
Lego second hand
A new project for Moscow — bring unnecessary parts from the Lego constructor, buy missing parts that are lost at a discount.
You can buy a book read by someone earlier at a good price. So the project solves the problem of the inaccessibility of books to the public by collecting, distributing and reusing books that have been read.
Natural cosmetics made from natural minerals. We are very glad that the guys agreed to bring cosmetics by weight especially for our festival. So bring your own powder and blush jars.
Useful things for eco-life: jute washcloths, wax napkins, cotton pads
Used Tetrapack bags are used to make writing pens. It will be possible to buy such pens on the market, thus supporting the recycling of raw materials.
Ecologically clean and biodynamic Baikal cosmetics.
Bags, hair bands, bags and kitchen textiles made from hand-sewn sustainable linen. The bags are perfect for storing groceries and grocery shopping.
Simple business X frut arin clothes
The project makes laptop cases, wallets and shopper bags from used advertising banners. By choosing products from used materials, you support the idea of responsible consumption.
Clothes and shopper made from 100% linen and cotton, procured under fair trade rules.
In the Collector’s Useful Shop, you can buy things for eco-living and at the same time support a project for the separate collection of waste.
Children’s toys made of natural wood. Safe dyes are used for making toys.
Girls will be able to choose the right personal care product that is environmentally friendly and safe for their pets. Come ask questions and get acquainted with the products closer.
Crimea Underground Product
The project produces bags, backpacks, shoppers from recycled materials, thereby reducing the burden on the environment.
Certified organic cotton T-shirts. Organic cotton helps reduce greenhouse gas emissions. When dyeing organic cotton products, natural dyes and oxygen bleaches are used. T-shirts made from organic cotton are more durable, you can wear your favorite T-shirt for many years.
The guys are our neighbors at the Bakery. Insanely beautiful and practical boards, dishes and interior items will be brought to the festival.
Children’s board games and environmental building blocks made from wood and recycled plastic. The children will bring games with them, which can be played right at the festival. Come with the kids and arrange a test drive.
A small area is represented by projects for which it is important that it is not only tasty, but also environmentally friendly. Therefore, there will be no disposable tableware, bring your own mugs, containers and bags.
The guys from ChariTea will take with them this year’s fresh spring teas, herbs and rare specimens. Come with your own jars, bags — any tea can be bought from 10 grams. There will be soulful, atmospheric tea for everyday use, selected varieties for special evenings, high-mountain oolongs, pu-erh and much more. All tea without additives and flavors, only the taste of raw materials and the skill of tea technologists.
And there will also be a tasting of tea in cold infusion, hand-made ceramics and many, many stories. Take a thermal mug with you and try everything on the spot.
The guys from BioBrot will bring wood-fired bread sandwiches and buns to the festival. We have known their bread for a long time and love it very much. It is made from bio flour using a special technology with a hard crust, thanks to which the bread remains soft and tasty inside for up to a week. Take your bags and containers and come help yourself.
Natural, fresh lemonades can be purchased from the guys from their Fresh drink. Take your mugs and come try different flavors.
Healthy Choco Lab
Vegan Sugar Free Desserts will be available by weight in your own container, so please bring your own bags and containers.
You can also donate unwanted items at the festival
Svalka will accept unwanted clothes, books, interior items, shoes, and everything except furniture. Then things will find their new owners.
For the «Dobrosklad» project of the «All Together» charity meeting, bring clothes, shoes, accessories, household utensils. So you will not only save natural resources, but also help the wards of 54 charitable foundations included in the meeting — the poor, orphans, and the homeless.
The Good Story project re_books will accept unwanted books that will find a second life in the future.
Play a game
The Resource Saving Center organizes a zone for children, where they will introduce environmental problems in a playful way and tell how to solve them.
Find like-minded people
Come to get acquainted, talk about your successes and be inspired by the examples of other people.
Live! Petersburg will be held on August 6–7, 2022. Participants — Zero People, Refining, Torba-na-Krucha, KOPENGAGEN — July 29, 2022
commentsPhoto: provided by the organizers
Live! for many music lovers has already become a traditional and must-attend event. This year, Alive! It’s 15 years old, and the organizers intend to celebrate this beautiful date on a grand scale — the festival will be held at three venues for the first time. Petersburgers are expected on August 6–7 in the Menshikov Garden and at the Vremya N and Heart concert venues on Vasilyevsky Island.
In different years on the stage of «Alive!» Noize MC, Anacondaz, Dolphin, Stigmata, the Slot group and many other famous musicians came out. This year, the line-up is no worse: the headliners are young pop-punk stars Shary, the side project of Animal Jazz musicians — the Zero People group, rockers Affinazh, well-known to St. a constant participant of the festival is the COPENHAGEN group and others.
They will be accompanied by many young artists, such as bard Grebenshchik, singer TERELYA, St. Petersburg rockers «Permanent», etc. In just 2 days of the festival, about 50 artists will perform on its three stages.
The schedule and other details can be found on the website and social networks of the event.
Alexey Nimandov, Fontanka.ru
Photo: provided by organizers
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