This weekend, the Limón Province will host the Back to Our Roots Festival at Limón City.
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Published on Friday, August 25, 2023
By the A.M. Costa Rica staff
Numerous outdoor activities are happening this weekend, including concerts, plays, festivals, and shows, among many others. Kindly inform us of any weekend events taking place in your community by sending an email to email@example.com.
The Eugene O'Neill Theater in Dent District, San José, will showcase "Tales of a Traveler Musical." The performance shares the journey of immigrants through a blend of Latin rhythms and flamenco dance. Showtime starts at 7 p.m., and tickets can be purchased on the theater's website for $8 pp.
The Cartago Municipality Band will be holding an Afro-Caribbean music concert at the Cartago City municipality amphitheater. The event will start at 6:30 p.m. and admission is free.
The Barock Band, which mixes top rock hits from the 60s and 70s with classical music from the Baroque period, will give a concert at the London Room Pub in downtown San José. The concert starts at 8 p.m. Tickets are $20 pp and are available at the venue box office.
On Friday and Saturday
Howlers Rock Band will
give two concerts at Manuel Antonio
Beach in Puntarenas. On Friday the
concert starts at 5 p.m. at Buru
SeaSide Restaurant. On
Saturday, the show starts at 7 p.m.
Sports Bar & Grill. For more
information contact Ben Orton by
The Limon Municipality Band will be holding a Caribbean music concert at the Moonlight Festival which will be held in Vargas Park in Limon City. The event will start at 7:30 p.m. and admission is free.
The Eugene O'Neill Theater located in Dent District in San José will host a Classical Music concert featuring the Municipality of Heredia Band. The show starts at 7 p.m. Tickets are available for $10 pp available on the theater's website.
The Tortugas Rock Band show is at Emerita Brewery Alto Palomas in Escazu, San José. The concert starts at 8 p.m. Ticket $10 pp is available at the venue's box office.
Saturday and Sunday
"This is Michael Musical" at the Melico Salazar Theater in downtown San José, featuring the talented artist Lenny Jay, known for her amazing portrayal of the king of pop, Michael Jackson. This two-hour show includes dancing, singing, and musicians performing Jackson's most iconic songs. The show starts at 8 p.m. on Saturday and 7 p.m. on Sunday. Purchase tickets for $50 to $95 on the SmartTicket website.
GEEKARAMA 3.0 show at The Eugene O'Neill Theater in Dent District, San José, featuring the Costa Rican Orchestra playing music from the soundtracks of popular movies and video games like League of Legends, Fortnite, and Super Mario, among others. The show will start at 5 p.m. Purchase tickets for $18 pp on the theater's website
The Heredia Municipality Band will be holding a free folk music concert at the Herdia Museum located in Barva Canton. The event will start at 11 a.m.
The San José Municipality Band will be holding a free Caribbean music concert at the National Museum in downtown San José. The event will start at 11 a.m.
The Expressivo Theater, at Momentum Shopping Center in Curridabat in San José, will showcase a children's play called "Sara and the Giant'' by the Colectivo Escénico Ataña theater company. The plot revolves around a young girl who embarks on a journey through the forest with an owl and a coyote to meet the giant living atop the highest mountain peak. The play begins at 2 p.m. and tickets are priced at $13 per person. Purchase at the theater box office.
The Margarita Dance Show, featuring the National Dance Company, will be presented at the National Dance Theater in downtown San José. The show is an emotional journey through a mother's memories and experiences. The show starts at 7 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. On Sunday, it starts at 6 p.m. Purchase tickets for $10 at the theater box office.
The Pedregal Events Center in Heredia will host the International Book Fair. Enjoy over 100 authors of various genres. Notable authors include Peruvian journalist and writer Jaime Bayly, Spanish writers José Ignacio Carnero and Bárbara Gil, and Brazilian writer Alex Marzzo. The fair opens at 9 a.m. and admission is free.
The Expressivo Theater, at Momentum Shopping Center in Curridabat in San José, presents the drama play “Lonely Men Island," which is based on the book by José León Sánchez, about the inhumane conditions in which prisoners were treated in San Lucas Island Prison from 1873 to 1991. This play is not recommended for teenagers under 15 years old. On Friday and Saturday, the show starts at 8 p.m. On Sunday, it starts at 6 p.m. Tickets for $23 pp are available at the theater box office.
The Limón Province will host the Back to Our Roots Festival organized by the Limón Black Ethnic Cultural Civic Committee Association. The festival celebrates the history of Afro-descendants in Costa Rica throughout the month. There are a variety of activities such as talks, artistic workshops, potlucks, musical performances by Calypso, civic events, book presentations, conferences, sports activities, and traditional games, to name a few. The festival schedule and detailed information about the activities can be reached on the association's website.
Tours are available at the Wildlife Rescue Center in Barrio San José District in Alajuela. The animal sanctuary and wildlife conservation center tours include botanical gardens and more than 125 species of rescued animals including sloths, monkeys, jaguars, tapir, birds, and reptiles. They cannot be released back to their natural habitat. Tickets are $30 pp or $15 per child available on the center's website. Make reservations by calling 506 2433-8989.
Tours are available at Kids Saving the Rainforest Wildlife Sanctuary in Quepos Beach, Puntarenas. The non-profit organization is home to nearly 50 animals that cannot be released back into the wild. Ticket is $10 pp. Make reservations by calling 8827-8243 or emailing Chip@kstr.org.
Experience the arrival of sea turtles at Ostional National Park in Guanacaste, beginning at 6:30 a.m. with an expert guide from the Ostional Tourist Guides Association. Tour price $8 pp. Make reservations by calling 6252-7412 or 8447-0703 or 2682-0428.
Games for children, playgrounds and pools are available at Punta Pirata Beach Club in Puntarenas City, Puntarenas. Doors open at 8 a.m. Ticket is $16 pp. Call for more information at 4032-9280.
Free swimming, Zumba, aerobics, sports games, fitness and diving are among many other courses at Ojo de Agua Water Park in San Antonio Belen, Heredia. The club includes a parking area, restaurant, several swimming pools for adults and a swimming pool area for children, a playground, tennis areas, basketball areas and a soccer field. The place opens at 7:30 a.m. Ticket is $3 pp.
Kalambu Hot Springs Water Park in La Fortuna, Alajuela, offers more than 10 aquatic activities and hot spring pools. The park opens at 10 a.m. Tickets are $8 pp or $13 including lunch. Free for children under 4 years old. For more information call 2479-0170.
hopping at the Parque
de Diversiones in
La Uruca, San José. The amusement park
has more than 17 rides such as roller
coasters, carousels, twists and bumper
cars among many others. Enjoy their
food court zone and picnic area. The
park opens at 9 a.m. Ticket is $11 pp.
For more information visit the
System of Conservation Areas invites visitors to the Chirripó National Parks in Cartago and Limon, Poás Volcano in Alajuela, Tortuguero in Limon, San Lucas Island in Puntarenas, Irazú Volcano in Cartago and Manuel Antonio Beach in Puntarenas. Make reservations on the organization's website.
Guanacaste Conservation Area invites visitors to both the Santa Rosa and the Horizon Experimental Forest Station in Guanacaste. Tickets are available on the organization's website. Call for more information at 2522-6500 or 2522-6666.
Diquis Museum in Palmar Sur, Osa, Puntarenas, offers walking tours through the archaeological zone known as Finca Sitio 6. Tours are from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Ticket is $7 pp and must be paid by credit or debit card. Call for more information at 2100-6000.
Simón Bolívar Zoo in downtown San José is home to more than 70 species of animals and many tropical plants. Ticket is $5 pp available at the zoo box office. Call for more information at 2280-4561 or 2280-4537.
Lankester Botanical Gardens, a set of gardens located in Dulce Nombre, Cartago opens at 9 a.m. Ticket is $10 pp available on site. Reserve a spot by calling 2511-7949.
Santa Ana Conservation Center in Santa Ana, San José, has animal farms, trails and gardens. The place opens at 9 a.m. Ticket is $7 pp available at the zoo's box office.
The Art Museum in downtown La Sabana, San José, presents private collections of Latin American artists. The museum is open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information call 2257-7202.
National Museum in downtown San José, presents an exhibition of Costa Rica's history and handmade artifacts, including some more than 12,000 years old, made by the first peoples of the region. Museum hours are from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Ticket is $11 pp. For more information call 2211-5700.
Gold Museum in downtown San José presents an exhibition of Costa Rican bills and coins since 1850. Also, in the exhibit are the 700 pieces of handcrafted gold made by the first population in Costa Rica. The museum opens at 9 a.m. Ticket is $15 pp.
Have a Pura Vida weekend
chilling out with family and friends.