August is a quiet month for Puerto Rico but there are still plenty of festivals to chose from. Come hungry as this is the month to celebrate important Puerto Rican foods.
- August 11–12: The 6th annual Puerto Rico Chocolate Festival celebrates all types of chocolate for two days in Mayaguez. There are tasting stations, demonstrations of the chocolate making process, chocolate exhibitors and more. For an extra fee guests can buy a VIP ticket which lets you create your own chocolate bar and taste wine and chocolate pairings.
- August 12: Variations of the dish Sancocho are found all throughout Latin America, but in Puerto Rico the dish is celebrated with a jazz festival. The 5th annual Sancocho jazz fest is held on Arroyo's malecon and featured several different performers.
- August 31–September 2: Head to Corozal for the Festival Nacional del Plátano or National Plantain Festival. The three-day event will feature a variety of plantain dishes along with live music and vendors.
- August 31–September 2: Breadfruit, or pana, has its own festival in Humacao. For three days you can enjoy live music, buy a variety of breadfruit dishes or shop at artisan stalls.