Argentina is a fun-loving, exciting, and beautiful country in South America. We’ve all heard stories of Patagonia and Argentina’s incredible food. Heck, we’ve even written about it. But there is more to this massive country than you might imagine. Not only is there adventure, great food, and wonderful scenery in Argentina, there are also spectacular festivals. South Americans definitely know how to party. So, if you’re thinking of traveling to this part of the world but haven’t made a decision yet let us help you out. Read on to learn about the festivals in Argentina.
This folklore celebration takes place in the small town of Cosquín located within the province of Cordoba. A favorite among locals, this festival is not only one of the most important festivals in Argentina but in Latin America as well. This grand celebration lasts 9 days and takes place during the second half of January. The Cosquín Festival has a rich history. It was first organized as a musical competition with an integral and undeniable folk experience. The festivals were and continue to be centered around “peñas” which are big folklore parties filled with food, drink, and of course MUSIC! Musicians from various backgrounds come together and sing until sunrise. If you’re a sucker for history this is the festival for you.
Now here’s a party! What Rio de Janeiro is to Brazil in Carnaval time is what Gualeguaychú is to Argentina. Known as “the Carnaval of the Country”. This mega costume and dance fest takes place in early January. Gualeguaychú is the first of the festivals in Argentina to kick off a two month long celebration of consecutive parties every weekend that doesn’t end until late February. If you’re into dancing and flashy events this is definitely the place for you. We recommend this article if you need some more information.
Buenos Aires Tango Festival
All hail the tango! It’s no secret that Argentina is home to this stunning dance. The tango is both seductive and powerful much like Argentinean culture itself. If you’re a fan of entertainment and wish to see masterful tango performances, take classes, or watch tango movies than you’ve come to the right article. Feel the flair of red dance moves and possibly learn some for yourself while engaging in this splendid demonstration of storytelling. This festival is full of fun and best of all, the finale consist of a Mundial (aka tango world cup)which is held in Luna Park!
Calling all wine lovers! Out of all the festivals in Argentina this one is particularly enticing for those who really enjoy a glass or five of wine. This traditional festival in honor of the grape harvest is celebrated in March.
The Vendimia takes place in Mendoza, which is Argentina’s wine capitol. During this event people gather to celebrate the grapes transformation from vine fruit to alcoholic beverage of the gods. This 80-year-old tradition dates back to 1936 and hosts a series of shows, concerts, and overall gatherings throughout the week.
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All experiences are located in or near towns that feature their own Argentinean festival. If you’re looking to have the Argentine experience of a lifetime Wildthentic has got you covered!