10th January – 20th January 2019: Feria de las Flores y del Café (Boquete)
Thousands of people come to Boquete to visit one of the most spectacular floral celebrations in the world. There is also an orchid festival in April.
14th January – 19th January 2019: Panama Jazz Festival
The capital city’s Jazz Festival gets bigger and better every year, attracting artists from across the Americas and worldwide. As well as performances, there is an emphasis on education, with lots of workshops taking place.
21st February – 24th February 2019: Boquete Jazz&Blues Festival
In a beautiful natural setting, each year this small town hosts an important music festival and gives 100% of the profits to local schools, in order to improve musical education. Enjoy the lively atmosphere and some good music!
2nd March – 5th March 2019: Carnival
The two biggest carnival celebrations take place in the capital city and in Las Tablas, but Bocas del Toro also offers some big events during the carnival, including a reggae festival. Crazy days.
September 2019 (TBC): Feria Internacional del Mar (Bocas del Toro)
An annual celebration of the sea in one of Panama’s most appealing beach towns.
November 2019: Independence Month (!)
Not much work gets done in Panama during November, due to an abundance of national holidays. November 3 is Independence Day (from Colombia), November 4 is Flag Day, November 5 is Colon Day, November 10 “Primer Grito de Independencia de la Villa de los Santos” and November 28 is Independence Day (from Spain).