Established 100 years ago, on a farm donated to the Government of Puerto Rico provided that they build there a marketplace, the Placita de Santurce was born. The original structure had two levels. On the lower level were the grocery stores, kiosks and billeteros. On the upper-level was the butcher shop and several offices, among them, medical offices. This upper level was located around the inner edge of the building. Over the years, La Placita has been remodeled several times which led to the removal of the upper level. Currently, a sculpture of two avocados is the representative icon of La Placita.
The celebration will begin on Thursday, November 20 and will continue until Sunday November 23. More than 40 shops are expected to participate. As part of the activities, an exhibition entitled La Placita 100 años de historia will be held. The event promises to be four days of culture, music, art and gastronomy to celebrate the important history of the most popular square of the Americas in the heart of Santurce.
This centennial celebration stems from the same placeros and merchants of La Placita de Santurce. La Placita de Santurce is today, a place that brings together all social and cultural classes in the Puerto Rico. It has become a major tourist attraction in itself, since it is representative of our diversity and excellence in gastronomy, music and culture.
The images of the experiences during the celebrations will be grouped into social media with the hashtag #100placita. For more information visit the events calendar on the Facebook page of the event. The event has a well thought out safety plan with the support of the Municipal Police. For security purposes, the entry of coolers and beverages into the area of La Placita will not be permitted. Parking is available in Minillas.
Tuesday, November 18 (By invitation only; exclusively for media and officials)
Plaza del Mercado
Inauguration Coctail: Placita de Santurce 100 Años and opening of the exhibition: La Placita 100 años de historia
Events open to the general public:
Thursday, November 20
8:00pm – 9:00pm DJ
9:00pm – 10:00pm Pirulo y la TRIBU
10:00pm -12:00am Orquesta Macabeo y Gomba Jahbari presentado por Schick (Calle Canals)
10:00pm – 12:00am DJ Iván Robles
Friday, November 21
7:00pm – 8:00pm Parranda Plenéalo
8:30pm – 9:30pm Edgardo Monserrate
10:00pm – 11:30pm Roy Brown
Saturday, November 22
7:00pm – 8:00pm Batucada Scotiabank
8:00pm – 9:00pm Alex Croatto
9:15pm Bienvenida Navidad Scotiabank
9:20pm – 11:00pm Raphy Leavitt y La Selecta
11:00pm – 12:00am DJ
Sunday, November 23
12:00pm – 2:00pm DJ
2:00pm – 3:00pm Zanqueros Scotiabank
3:00pm – 5:00pm Música de trovadores
6:00pm – 7:30pm Plenéalo