List of events in Ponce, Puerto Rico

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The City of Ponce, is a 75-minute highway ride from San Juan

This is a list of events in Ponce, Puerto Rico. Ponce is Puerto Rico's second largest city outside the San Juan metropolitan area. It is located in the southern coast of Puerto Rico, about a 75-minute drive via Autopista Las Americas or reachable via plane as a destination at the Mercedita International Airport or by cruise line at the Port of the Americas. Ponce holds numerous annual events. Only the most prominent and popular ones are listed below.

Ponce events list summary table[edit]

The following table lists recurring events in Ponce by their month of occurrence. A listing sorted by any of the other fields can be obtained by clicking on the header of the field. For example, clicking on "Year Established" will sort events by the year when the event started.

No. Event Month Day Photo Barrio Venue Type Year Established Related to Celebrations Frequency
1 Carnaval de Vejigantes January Varies Playa Av. Padre Noel Cultural 1991[1] Local Traditions Parade Yearly
2 El Polvorín Memorial January 25 Mausoleo Bomberos de Ponce, Cementerio Civil, Barrio Portugués Urbano, Ponce, Puerto Rico (DSC05401).jpg Portugues Cementerio Civil de Ponce Memorial 1900 El Polvorín fire Memorial service Yearly
3 Carnaval de Ponce February Varies Carnaval de Ponce 2011, C. Marina, Plaza Las Delicias, Ponce, Puerto Rico, mirando al norte (DSC02431).jpg Segundo Plaza Las Delicias Cultural 1850 Lent Parades, Music, Food Yearly
4 Ponce Massacre Memorial March 21 Museo de la Masacre de Ponce, C. Marina y C. Aurora, Bo. Cuarto, Ponce, Puerto Rico, mirando al sureste (IMG 2929).jpg Cuarto Museo de la Masacre de Ponce Memorial 1938 Ponce Massacre Memorial service Yearly
5 Feria de Artesanías de Ponce April Varies Feria de Artesanías de Ponce 2018, Plaza Las Delicias, Bo. Segundo, Ponce, Puerto Rico, mirando el este (DSC02477X).jpg Segundo Plaza Las Delicias Cultural 1974 Centro Cultural Crafts, Workshops Yearly
6 Las Justas April Varies Las Justas, 27 Abril 2018, Plaza Las Delicias, Calle Unión, Bo. Segundo, Ponce, Puerto Rico, mirando al sur (DSC00098).jpg Canas Francisco Montaner Stadium Sports 1993 College athletics Sports competitions, Music, Parties Yearly
7 Ponce Jazz Festival April Varies Cuarto Concha Acústica de Ponce Music 2012 Jazz music Music Yearly
8 Fiesta Nacional de la Danza May Varies Tercero Teatro La Perla Cultural 1897~ Danza Music, Dancing, Crafts, Food Yearly
9 Ponce Grand Prix de Atletismo May Varies Canas Francisco Montaner Stadium Sports 2007 IAAF World Challenge Sports competition Yearly
10 Feria de Artesanías Plaza del Caribe June Varies Playa Plaza del Caribe Cultural 1980 Plaza del Caribe Crafts Yearly
11 Cruce a Nado Internacional September 1st Sunday Muchedumbre asiste al Cruce a Nado 2019, Bo. Playa, Ponce, PR, mirando al oeste (DSC01884).jpg Playa Bahía de Ponce Sports 1980 Bahía de Ponce Swimming competition Yearly
12 Día Mundial de Ponce September Varies Segundo Plaza Las Delicias Cultural 2012 Culture and History Parade Yearly
13 Mameyes Landslide Memorial October 7 Tercero Mameyes Memorial Museum Cultural 1986 1985 Mameyes tragedy Memorial service Yearly
14 Festival de Bomba y Plena de San Antón November Varies Baile De Loiza Aldea.gif San Antón San Antón Cultural 1978[2] Bomba and Plena Music, Dancing Yearly
15 Bienal de Arte de Ponce November Varies Bienal de Arte de Ponce, en Ponce, Puerto Rico (20181219 133820A).jpg Playa UPRP Art 1986 Commission on the Arts Art exhibition Biennale
16 Ponce Marathon December 12 Segundo Plaza Las Delicias Sports 1970 Virgin of Guadalupe Marathon Yearly
17 Las Mañanitas December 12 Segundo Plaza Las Delicias Cultural 1964 Culture and Religion Parade Yearly
18 Fiestas patronales December Varies Segundo Plaza Las Delicias Cultural 1850 History and Religion Music, Dancing, Crafts, Food Yearly
19 Concierto de Navidad (Christmas Concert) December Varies Tercero Teatro La Perla Cultural 1983 Christmas Concert Yearly
20 Noches de Placita All Last Friday of the month[3] Noches de Placita, con banda tocando al fondo, Plaza 65 de Infantería, Bo. Playa, Ponce, PR, mirando al sureste (DSC02515).jpg Playa Plaza 65 de Infantería Cultural 2018[4] Local Traditions Music, Dancing, Crafts, Food Monthly

Key:
~ = Date is approximate

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Carnaval de la Playa de Ponce. Gilberto Limardo Rodriguez. Melina Aguilar, editor. 31 January 2019. Accessed 15 November 2019.
  2. ^ Ponce celebra Festival de Bomba y Plena: Festival de bomba y plena salvó al barrio San Antón. Associated Press. WAPA-TV. Accessed 15 November 2019.
  3. ^ Llega a Ponce "Noches de Placita". Periódico El Sol. Ponce, Puerto Rico. 26 November 2018. Accessed 30 November 2019.
  4. ^ Noches de Placita cumple primer aniversario en Ponce. Voces del Sur. 23 November 2019. Accessed 28 November 2019.

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