Last updated on December 31st, 2018 at 12:01 pm
The Top 5 Festivals in Argentina You Need to Experience
Argentina is the second largest country in South America, full of diverse culture, friendly people and a fascinating climate. If you’re looking for an excellent way to discover the country, we suggest visiting for one (or more) of its festivals. To help you get inspired, here’s a list of the Top 5 Festivals in Argentina we recommend.
1. Folklore National Festival in Cosquín
January and February are the months with the most festivals in Argentina. Every festival features local music, dance, and food. The Cosquín Festival is the most important of all. It consists of over nine nights in this small city not far from Cordoba. All genres of Folklore music are represented. From the Santiago del Estero´s “chacarera,” to the “chamamé” from the Litoral region, you’re bound to hear some great music!
2. Carnival in Gualeguaychú
Carnival is a Catholic celebration celebrated all over Argentina. The main event takes place in Gualeguaychú, Entre Rios, a few hours from Buenos Aires. The parades and shows occur throughout January and February. The largest celebrations take place during the weekend and the actual Carnival dates. Typically Carnival is held at the end of February and the beginning of March. Although the festival is not as big as Rio de Janeiro´s version, you can expect large crowds, and a lot of music, dancing, and drinking.
3. Tango Festival in Buenos Aires
Buenos Aires is the Tango Capital City of the World. Every August, the Tango Festival takes place. This festival features a Tango competition with dancing couples from all over the world. During this time, you can watch professional performances all over the city. You can also learn the basic Tango steps on a Tango Tour through Buenos Aires! The free two-week event is known as the world’s largest tango-related festival with 2,000 performers and nearly half a million visitors. The Tango Festival is one of the quintessential Argentina celebrations you can not miss!
4. Vendimia in Mendoza
This traditional festival takes place every March in Mendoza, Argentina´s wine capital. People gather to celebrate the grapes transforming into exquisite wine, after a long harvest. This celebration started in 1936 and has grown to a large set of shows, concerts, and gatherings which take place throughout the week. If you’re interested in Argentina Wine Tours, this is the perfect festival for you!
5. Oktoberfest Beer Festival in Córdoba
Argentina´s version of Oktoberfest takes place over October’s long weekend (typically around the 12th), in the German-founded city of Villa General Belgrano, a beautiful setting between Cordoba´s sierras chicas (hills).
The original Oktoberfest is set in Munich, Germany, but German immigrants living in Cordoba decided decades ago to start their version of it, celebrating beer and German culture. The city´s huge beer garden works as the main venue, where beer brewers from all over the country gather to sell their best products, as well as traditional German food.
Are You Ready to Experience the Best Festivals in Argentina?
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