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The Best Festivals and Events in Argentina for 2018

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Updated: 8 January 2018
Argentina is going to be put on the map in 2018. With a number of high profile events happening all over the country, it is going to be a bigger year than ever. Norwegian Air has announced 152 new routes to the South American country, so start planning your trip with our list of the best festivals and events in Argentina in 2018.

Festival de Tradicion

A gaucho out of his natural habitat
A gaucho out of his natural habitat | © Juanedc/Flickr

An oldie but a goodie, there is nowhere better to experience the true culture of Argentina than at the Festival de Tradicion in the rural enclave of San Antonio de Areco in Buenos Aires province. Home to the much-revered gaucho, or Argentine cowboy, this two-day festival in November celebrates the best of Argentine country life, with horse shows, parades and meat aplenty on offer for your enjoyment.

ATP Tennis World Tour

In February, get ready for the tense spectacle of the ATP Tennis World Tour, which comes to the Buenos Aires Lawn Tennis Club’s clay courts for seven days in summer. A host of international stars will be present at the event both on and off the court, and each game will be a battle of wits and skill as the men’s doubles and singles championships get underway. Be sure to get your ticket in advance.


A truly South American festival, Carnaval takes over the country in January and February. Performances, street theatre, dance parties, live music and lots of buena onda are on offer for your enjoyment in tiny towns and big cities all across Argentina. If you are looking for the real deal Carnaval experience, head to Gualeguaychu a few hours north of Buenos Aires, Argentina’s definitive Carnaval capital.

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