Argentina has a rich and varied cultural tapestry, reflected in the many festivals that take place all over the country each year. We round up some of the weird and wonderful celebrations on offer in Argentina.
Giant Omelette Festival in Pigüé
Every year in the south of Buenos Aires province near Bahia Blanca, a party takes place with the sole aim of creating a giant omelette. Strange? Yes. Delicious? Absolutely! The Giant Omelette Festival takes place in December in the town of Pigüé, the eggy delight measuring over four meters in diameter and using an incredible 15,000 eggs in its production. The festival honors the town’s French roots and is a great weekend out for all the family. Realistically the omelette is more like scrambled eggs, as it is not flipped over.
Iguazu In Concert
Taking place in May every year, thousands of school children from all over the world descend on the small town of Puerto Iguazu in Misiones, north-eastern Argentina, for a selection of music concerts and performance over the course of five days. More than 4,000 youngsters take part in the event, held in different venues in the area, including the Sheraton Hotel inside the national park and the Ramón Ayala Amphitheatre.
Festival of Tradition in San Antonio de Areco
As the weather begins to heat up in November, there is no better time to take a trip to the Wild West of Buenos Aires, better known as the cowboy town of San Antonio de Areco in Buenos Aires province, heartland of the native gauchos, or Argentine cowboys. The Festival of Tradition honors these local heroes and visitors can expect delicious local food and drink, as well as horse shows with performances and tricks, and a host of gaucho clothing and memorabilia on sale.
This is probably one of the biggest dates on the festival calendar. Although South American Carnival is probably more commonly known for taking place in Brazil, Argentina’s carnival really comes to life in the small town of Gualeguaychú in northern Buenos Aires. Taking place in January and February, Gualeguaychú becomes a vibrant playground, with endless parades, elaborate outfits, otherworldly floats and endless amounts of fun. Don’t miss this festival!
Ushuaia International Festival
April sees the ringing in of the Ushuaia International Festival, a classical music festival set against the backdrop of the incredible Patagonian landscape at the end of the world in Tierra del Fuego. For two weeks, the southern tip of Argentina becomes the stomping ground for internationally renowned orchestras such as the Berlin Symphony Orchestra and the Ushuaia Philharmonic. There are also choral events across the festival, meaning the hills really are alive with music.
National Folklore Festival in Cosquín
This local festival held in January in the small town of Cosquín in the province of Cordoba is the most important folklore festival in the country. A celebration of traditional folkloric music, song and dance, the event references the Nine Moons of Cosquín and began in 1961 as a means of entertainment for people passing through the area on their summer holidays. Now it is ten days long and features elaborate performances across several stages.
Bariloche Chocolate Festival
Aside from the Alpine-esque landscapes and incredible lake districts that Bariloche is renowned for, the Patagonian city’s other claim to fame is chocolate. Bariloche boasts the best chocolate in the country, and the annual Bariloche Chocolate Festival celebrates this delicious local treat. Held at Easter, the Chocolate Festival is the perfect end to a season of fasting, allowing you to gorge to your heart’s content on the tasty wares that local chocolatiers have to offer.
Volcanic Iceland Epic Trip
meet our Local Insider
HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN A GUIDE?
WHAT DO YOU LOVE ABOUT YOUR JOB?
It's the personal contact, the personal experiences. I love meeting people from all over the world... I really like getting to know everyone and feeling like I'm traveling with a group of friends.
WHAT DESTINATION IS ON YOUR TRAVEL BUCKET-LIST?
I have so many places on my list, but I would really lobe to go to Africa. I consider myself an “adventure girl” and Africa feels like the ULTIMATE adventure!
Every CULTURE TRIP Small-group adventure is led by a Local Insider just like Hanna.
KEEN TO EXPLORE THE WORLD?
Connect with like-minded people on our premium trips curated by local insiders and with care for the world
Since you are here, we would like to share our vision for the future of travel - and the direction Culture Trip is moving in.
Culture Trip launched in 2011 with a simple yet passionate mission: to inspire people to go beyond their boundaries and experience what makes a place, its people and its culture special and meaningful — and this is still in our DNA today. We are proud that, for more than a decade, millions like you have trusted our award-winning recommendations by people who deeply understand what makes certain places and communities so special.
Increasingly we believe the world needs more meaningful, real-life connections between curious travellers keen to explore the world in a more responsible way. That is why we have intensively curated a collection of premium small-group trips as an invitation to meet and connect with new, like-minded people for once-in-a-lifetime experiences in three categories: Culture Trips, Rail Trips and Private Trips. Our Trips are suitable for both solo travelers, couples and friends who want to explore the world together.
Culture Trips are deeply immersive 5 to 16 days itineraries, that combine authentic local experiences, exciting activities and 4-5* accommodation to look forward to at the end of each day. Our Rail Trips are our most planet-friendly itineraries that invite you to take the scenic route, relax whilst getting under the skin of a destination. Our Private Trips are fully tailored itineraries, curated by our Travel Experts specifically for you, your friends or your family.
We know that many of you worry about the environmental impact of travel and are looking for ways of expanding horizons in ways that do minimal harm - and may even bring benefits. We are committed to go as far as possible in curating our trips with care for the planet. That is why all of our trips are flightless in destination, fully carbon offset - and we have ambitious plans to be net zero in the very near future.