San Sebastian Street Festival
January 12-15, 2017 (estimated dates)
One of the most popular festivals in Puerto Rico takes place every January in the cobblestone streets of Old San Juan. They haven't officially announced the dates for 2017, but if they follow tradition – it should be from January 12-15, 2017. Please verify exact dates before you book your hotel room! We'll update as soon as we have official verification from the festival committee.
Calle San Sebastian is the official center of the festival, but activities take place throughout Old San Juan.
During the day, street parades feature unique masked characters that resemble walking dolls – plus the typical horned festival masks made of coconut husks common in Loiza or papier maché favored in Poncé. Lots of music, food and fun for everyone.
After dark, the party takes over the streets and the street's famous bars spill out to the packed street.
Plan to use public transportation if you don't actually stay in the Old City.
There are special bus schedules to handle the crowds.
Most hotels sell out during the festival – so make sure to reserve your room early!