Events in Bocas del Toro, Panama

Events in Bocas del Toro, Panama  On this page you will find an updated list of weekly events, regular promotions, live music, DJs, markets, community events, and upcoming opportunities for good times and adventures in Bocas del Toro.

UPCOMING: Live music lovers will not want to miss either of these once-in-a-lifetime experiences: The Runaway Grooms headline Aqua Lounge’s  Panamanium Music Festival May 13 and Berklee Global Jazz Institute in Bocas at Lost Boys Blues Bar May 25 and Buena Vista May 26.


More Special Events

May 9-14 – Silent Art Auction and Sunday Brunch– Celebrate the North American Mother’s Day by bidding on pieces donated from local artists in benefit The Darklands Foundation Women Program. Bidding starts at 9am, Tuesday May 9 at Buena Vista and on WhatsApp +507 6621-4108. More information on Facebook. A special brunch will be held on Sunday, May 14 11am to 3pm at Buena Vista.  Reservations: +507 6981-6767. See special menu above.

May 11-14 – Panamanium at Aqua Lounge – Four day mini festival/excursion filled with music and adventure. The headlining act is The Runaway Grooms, a four piece band visiting from Colorado (USA) whose musical style traverses the sounds of jazz, rock and folk. .Book early and receive the best pricing.

May 13 (Main Day of the Festival)
Doors open at 9pm for a unique Funk Rock Pirate Show, performing Toasty Cake (ft. members of Toast and Juicy Cake), the showstopper The Runaway Grooms and a late night electronic session from DJ Jordan Rogers. $5 on this link. Get your tickets here.

May 14 – Bocas Farmers Market 3-6 pm at Vivero Deliciosa, featuring local produce grown and harvested in the province of Bocas del Toro, as well as prepared food by local residents.

May 19 – Recycled Sculpture Art Gallery at the Tangerine International secondary school campus, 9am to 11:30am

May 19-21 – National Volleyball Championship – 11 teams from around Panama will gather in Bocas del Toro and square off for Panama’s national beach volleyball championship (FEPAVOL).  The matches will take place at Castillo Inspiracion.

May 25 – Berklee Global Jazz Institute live at Lost Boys Blues Bar – 7pm Berklee College of Music student and faculty visit Bocas to give music class to the local high school and put on a tribute performance to Panamanian jazz greats, including local legend Luis Russell.  $5 donation entrance. Read all about their visit in this article.

May 26 – Jam Session ft. the Berklee Global Jazz Institute at Buena Vista – 7pm Musicians from our community with collaborate with the Berklee students and professors for a one-of-a-kind jam session.  $5 donation entrance.  Limited space. Make your reservation for either event here, by filling out this form.



Music Monday at The Floating Bar – Different local bands rock the barge from 4-6pm. Check on Instagram and Facebook for details on the music.

All day happy hour at Merén Pool Club & Restaurant: 2×1 on selected cocktails, local beer and house wines. Free use of the pool with any amount spent at the bar and restaurant

Local’s Monday Beer Pong Tournament at Aqua Lounge with prizes.


Market Tuesday at Super Gourmet – 10am arrivals of organic fruits & vegetables, artisan breads and specialty products

Taco Tuesday at The Floating Bar – Choose any 2 tacos for $6

Los Que La Forman band every Tuesday 7:30pm at Palmar Beach Lodge on Red Frog Beach, Bastimentos Island

Salsa Night at Bambuda Bocas Town 6:30-9pm – Live band and salsa dancing class


Chinese Night at Calypso Cantina in the Bocas Marina. Authentic Chinese food from Chef Mo. 4:30pm-9pm

Wednesday BBQ at La Casa Corazon 5-10pm , BBQ and tapas over the sea. A la carte or plate to share (4 & 6 person plates). 5-7pm happy hour 50% off national beers and a selection of cocktails

Corriente Latina at La Neta Caribe – Free salsa lessons with a live salsa band, 9pm

Bambuda Sundowners (DJ set) 6pm – 8pm at Bambuda Bocas Town

Bingo Night at Skully’s 5pm.  Cash prizes and more. Free shots during the game


Reggae Night Bocas at Aqua Lounge – Doors open 10pm, free entrance until 11pm and free for girls until 12am midnight. The best of reggae and dancehall; a classic Bocas del Toro party night.

Jazz sessions. 6-8pm at Bambuda Bocas Town

Open mic at Paki Point – and shish kebab specials.  Music and shish kebabs start at 6pm

Dollar Dinghy Thursday at The Floating Bar. $1 off all drinks if you arrive on a dinghy. And its Taco Thursday, because Taco Tuesday just isn’t enough. 2 tacos for $6. 12pm-sunset

Poker games 12pm JJs at Bocas Blended (located at Bocas Docks)

Random Art Cafe Wine and Paint every other Thursday. Included in the price: all materials ,some instruction and dinner.Bring your own wine or buy from us. A fun creative evening in good company and you get to take home your painting. All levels welcome. Cost $40.00 (group rates available)



Market Day at Super Gourmet – 10am arrivals of organic fruits & vegetables and specialty products

Fancy Friday at Om Cafe (pictured) –  It’s the weekend; dress fancy, feel fancy, just be your version of fancy and enjoy authentic Indian and Asian cuisine on the water in Bocas Town. Happy hour is 4:30-6pm.

Live music BBQ, 6pm at Calypso Cantina in the Bocas Marina

Skully’s ,6pm Pool Tournament every Friday. $10 entry and cash prizes (1st place $100 on December 2). All skill levels are welcome.




Saturday Pool Party & Brunch at Meren Pool Club & Restaurant –  Brunch by the pool and DJ set until 4pm

Float and Flow Yoga at The Floating Bar (10:30am start) Contact The Floating Bar to reserve your space and get a discounted water taxi.  Stay after class to enjoy breakfast quesadillas and Spicy Fire Coral Cesars

Live music at Dog House Pizza 7pm ft. Bocas’ Most Dangerous Duo – acoustic rock session

Live music at El Ultimo Refugio 7:30pm. Surrounded by art, over the water and featuring quality live music acts every Saturday

Sunset Jams at Bambuda Bocas Town live music 6-8pm


At Playa Boca del Drago you can enjoy a sunbed from Sunset Drago and order the famous Caribbean coconut fish stew Rondon for only $6 every Sunday at Restaurante Yarisnori

Domingo Paraiso Electronic Pool Party at Aqua Lounge 2pm – A Modern Illegal production

Sunday Funday live music and DJ party at Bibi’s on the Beach. 4pm (reggae, rock, salsa, different groups every week), followed by a DJ. 4-7pm happy hour

Sunday Brunch at La Casa Corazon 11am-4pm

Sunbeats at Palmar Beach Lodge – 2pm to 6:30pm electronic DJs on Red Frog Beach

Escape Room Sunday Special at Enigma Bocas – 4 players for the price of 2 every Sunday. This is Bocas’ first and only puzzle room experience (available in English and Spanish).  Book here.

bocas dive center - dive against debris

Dive Against Debris! Every final Sunday of the month there is a donated based PADI Aware underwater clean-up led and sponsored by Bocas Dive Center. Certified divers receive a free dive tank to participate.