Bocas Del Toro has more carnivals and festivals than any place I have ever seen. I think the other Latin American countries and areas have festivals, too, but here in Bocas, there is some kind of celebration almost every month.
In September, we have Seria Del Mar (sea fair) and they all have cowboys riding horses. They have food booths, boat races and all that kind of stuff.
In November and December, there are no less than ten different holidays and festivals. During festivals, there are dancing celebrations and fireworks. They also have a La Reyna contest. "Reyna" means "queen." They have a contest and they choose the queen for the year. During these festivals or celebrations, the expats mix with the locals. The festivals, I think are Latin, for the most part.