This weekend, the Limón Province will host the Back to Our Roots Festival organized by the Limón Black Ethnic Cultural Civic Committee Association to celebrate the history of Afro-descendants in Costa Rica.
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Published on Friday, August 4, 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 located in Dent District in San José will host "Six: In Concert," a musical featuring songs from Toby Marlow and Lucy Moss' Broadway Musical "SIX." On Friday, the show starts at 8 p.m. Tickets are available for $21 per person on the theater's website.
On Friday and Saturday
The 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. at Yolo Sports Bar & Grill. For more information contact Ben Orton at firstname.lastname@example.org
The National Movie Center in downtown San José presents the Mexican Films Festival. On Friday, the movies start at 7 p.m. On Saturday, it starts at 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. Make reservations by calling 2542-5217. Free admission.
On Friday and Sunday
The National Theater in downtown San José will be hosting the National Symphony Orchestra classical music concert featuring Joseph Alessi, the principal trombonist of the New York Philharmonic. On Friday, the concert is scheduled to begin at 8 p.m. On Sunday, it starts at 10:30 a.m. Tickets between $13 and $45 are available at the theater box office.
Melico Salazar Theater in
downtown San José will be hosting the
National Philharmonic Orchestra Concert
in tribute to the music of Juan Luis
Guerra tropical music singer. Two
concerts are scheduled to begin at 4
p.m. and 8 p.m. Tickets
between $35 and $70 are available at
the Eticket website.
There will be a concert tribute by the Parachutes Rock Band in honor of Coldplay's iconic British rock band. The event will take place at the Jazz Cafe Pub located in Escazu City in San José. The concert is set to start at 8 p.m. and tickets are priced at $15 per person, available for purchase at the venue's box office.
The Municipality of Heredia Band will be performing a free folk music concert at Llorente Flores Church in Heredia City starting at 7 p.m.
The Melico Salazar Theater in downtown San José will be hosting the National Philharmonic Orchestra Concert tributes to the music of the Pink Floyd British rock band. Two concerts are scheduled for 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. Tickets between $35 and $70 are available at the Eticket website.
The Municipality of San José Band will be performing a free folk music concert at Santa María Dota Church in San José starting at 10 a.m.
The XVI edition of the National Festival of the Arts 2023 (FNA2023) presents various activities such as children's movies, plays, concerts, dance shows, cheerleading, circus shows and every night will end with a fireworks show. This year's cultural activities include the participation of more than 1,000 artists who will perform in Alajuela- based cantons where the festival will be held: San Ramón, Naranjo, Palmares, Sarchí and Grecia. The FNA2023 has free admission for all ages. The festival agenda is available on the ministry's website.
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.
The Expressive Theater at Momentum Shopping Center in Curridabat 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.
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.