What’s on in Buenos Aires

Tango Festival photo

Tango Festival

8 - 21 August 2020

Various

The sultry tango was born in the brothels of Buenos Aires. Becoming an indelible part of Argentinian culture, the dance is celebrated in fine style throughout the city for two week…

Tango Festival

8 - 21 August 2020

Various

The sultry tango was born in the brothels of Buenos Aires. Becoming an indelible part of Argentinian culture, the dance is celebrated in fine style throughout the city for two weeks during the annual Tango Festival. Beginners and experts alike swirl and twirl in legendary Corrientes Avenue and the numerous dance salons. More than 400,000 people attend the festival, billed as the world's largest tango extravaganza. Buenos Aires comes alive with the sounds of traditional tango music, visitors enjoying demonstrations and free lessons as well as plenty of music performances by soloists and orchestras. The festival also offers a wide variety of craft and food stalls.

Website www.wander-argentina.com/buenos-aires-tango-festival/

arteBA photo

arteBA

16 - 19 April 2020

La Rural

The highly successful contemporary art fair arteBA is held every year at La in Buenos Aires. National and international art galleries come together to display contemporary artworks…

arteBA

16 - 19 April 2020

La Rural

The highly successful contemporary art fair arteBA is held every year at La in Buenos Aires. National and international art galleries come together to display contemporary artworks, with an agenda of talks and open debates throughout the five days. Depending on the year, more than 81 galleries from across the world take part in the fair, exhibiting the works of more than 800 contemporary artists. The fair has been hosted in Buenos Aires for 22 years, becoming one of the most important events in the world for promoting Argentine and Latin American artists. More than 120,000 visitors flock to La Rural over the five days, and to make the fair more accessible to all, a free forum is offered in the La Rural auditorium.

Website www.arteba.org

Vinos y Bodegas Wine Exhibition photo

Vinos y Bodegas Wine Exhibition

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La Rural

Representatives from more than 100 of the country's wineries (bodegas) gather together under one roof for the Vinos y Bodegas Wine Exhibition and, where the public can sip and swil…

Vinos y Bodegas Wine Exhibition

TBC

La Rural

Representatives from more than 100 of the country's wineries (bodegas) gather together under one roof for the Vinos y Bodegas Wine Exhibition and, where the public can sip and swill to their hearts' content. Vino Express, organised by the Argentinean Association of Sommeliers, is a circuit of different stands where visitors can find out about specific wine regions, soils and terrains, grape cultivation and tasting techniques. Cooking demonstrations provide a timely and very welcome pause for digestion. There is a wine bar for those who feel the need to relax with a full glass of wine, and a wine store for those keen to acquire some of the wines that have been tasted.

Held at La Rural exhibition centre, further attractions at the exhibition include wine pairing events, lectures on the trends in wine making, sommelier demonstrations and courses, guided tours of wineries, and more. The exhibition draws over 50,000 guests annually, and the month of September is a wonderful time to visit Buenos Aires - the streets are lined with jacaranda trees in full bloom, football season is in full swing, and the city is full of life and activity. The exhibition is a particularly good idea for visitors who won't be able to make it to Argentina's wine-growing regions but would like to sample the wines.

Website www.expovinosybodegas.com.ar/

Buenos Aires Book Fair photo

Buenos Aires Book Fair

TBC 2021

La Rural

Established in 1975,the Buenos Aires Book Fair is one of the top five book fairs in the world and aimed at both publishers and the general public. The fair encompasses 1,500 stalls…

Buenos Aires Book Fair

TBC 2021

La Rural

Established in 1975,the Buenos Aires Book Fair is one of the top five book fairs in the world and aimed at both publishers and the general public. The fair encompasses 1,500 stalls from more than 50 countries, drawing more than a million visitors over the course of three weeks. The fair features special lectures each year, covering a broad range of pertinent cultural topics. Some famous writers who have attended and spoken at the fair in the past include Paul Aster, Italo Calvino, Wilbur Smith, Isabel Allende, Mario Vargas Llosa and Roger Chartier. The fair also features book sales, workshops, and activities for children and adolescents, educational activities like discussion forums and roundtables, presentations and signings, and book readings to delight bookworms of all ages.

Website www.el-libro.org.ar/en/buenos-aires-book-fair.html