You can find colorful processions and parades, arts and crafts market with locally handcrafted jewelry and art along with spirited dancing to the myriad of local live musicians.
The Carnaval will have lots of live music t the public plazas around town. This year from Friday 22- Monday 25th. The traditional Saint James festivities start on July 24 with the procession to St Patrick’s and a Mass and then on July 25 with a procession to the main public plaza to enjoy a celebration (usually at 12 noon).
The traditional correr el santos (march with the saints) will be on July 26 to 28. These processions start at various places along Road 187 (see map) at about 2 or 3pm and go to Saint Patrick’s Church/Plaza Recreo and then the next day, return from town back to the starting points. There is usually a Carnaval Parade through town on Sunday 31st, at 2pm. “The Fiesta en el Batey Ayala” is on the Sunday of the Festival week. For 2016, The Hermanos Ayala Bomba Fiesta will be July 24, at 12 noon-7pm at the Hermanos Ayala’s property. Bomba music and dancing, vijigante mask carving and a general street party! Information from Puerto Rico Day Trips website.