Suchitoto’s telegraph poles have been decorated by artist Paulo Rusconi, and Parque San Martín, to the west of town, is dotted with modern sculptures, some made using materials left over from the war. Arts and cultural festivals with internationally renowned artists take place every February. Another local festivity is the Palo Encebado, a competition involving attempts to clamber to the top of long greasy poles, and the Cerdo Encebado where a pig smeared with lard is chased through town and is kept by the first person who manages to grab it.
The Teatro de Las Ruinas is almost fully restored and hosts concerts and events. Iglesia de Santa Lucía, built in 1858 with wooden and hollow columns, has also been restored with a lot of stencil work inside. Casa Museo de Alejandro Cotto, home of movie director Alejandro Cotto, is an interesting museum with more than 132 paintings of El Salvador’s most renowned artists, collections of books and music instruments.