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Buenos Aires hosts plenty of events, festivals, and concerts all around the year. This fascinating city is a venue for famous international fairs and events that attract millions of tourists every year.

Buenos Aires Tango Festival

Tango music was born in the suburbs of Buenos Aires. Today, a variety of Tango styles can be enjoyed that developed in different regions of Argentina and Uruguay and other locations worldwide. Buenos Aires celebrates the annual Tango Festival participated by plenty of performers every year. It also offers some free shows and concerts.

Buenos Aires Jazz Festival

Buenos Aires Jazz Festival is an event worth exploring that is organised every year. Jazz lovers gather at the ND Aneneo cultural space where the event takes place. Some great musicians from Latin America perform at this jazz festival.

Buenos Aires International Festival of Independent Cinema (BAFICI)

Since April 1999, the Ministerio de Cultura del Gobierno de la Ciudad de Buenos Aires is organizing this event annually. It is an international festival of independent Cinema in which famous directors from all over the world participate and display their masterpieces. Also, the organisers provide a platform for upcoming directors to showcase their talent. The films are screened at several cinema halls of the city.

Buenos Aires Carnival

The Buenos Aires Carnival (Carnaval de Buenos Aires / Corso de Buenos Aires) is an annual event celebrated in February. This two-day event is celebrated with water bombs, colourful traditional costumes, murga parades, and many activities. Murga (a genre of music) parade in the carnival is a popular event to watch and enjoy.

La Rural Exhibition (La Rural)

Agriculture and livestock are the key features of Argentinean industries and the economy. The Rural Exhibition (La Exposición Rural), locally called 'La Rural', is an annual agricultural and livestock show held in Palermo. Sociedad Rural Argentina organises this event. The exhibition provides information about the current international agricultural market conditions and Argentina's role in it. The cattle competitions are arranged in the country yard throughout the day.

Pepsi Music Festival

The Pepsi Music Festival is an annual music festival, held since 2003. It has been named after its sponsorer, 'Pepsi'. The festival takes place at several venues in Buenos Aires, including Obras Stadium, Ferro Stadium and River Plate Stadium.


Moonpark is a music and dance festival held annually in Buenos Aires. Some notable artists perform in this music festival.

Buenos Aires Book Fair

Every year, Buenos Aires Book Fair is organised, and more than a million book lovers visit this fair. It also features workshops on scriptwriting, lectures on the history of Argentine art by leading professors and lecturers, activities for children and adults, and many more.

The Maraton de Buenos Aires

This annual event is usually organised during the Southern Hemisphere's spring. It is participated by thousands of runners from Argentina and all over the world. The path of this marathon goes through some important spots of the city, including Callao Avenue, the River Plate Stadium, Libertador Avenue, Palermo neighbourhood, Corrientes Avenue, Gardel's neighbourhood, La Boca's Caminito, Puerto Madero, Casa Rosada, and the city centre.

Argentine Open Polo Tournament

Late November to early December is the time for the Argentine Open Polo Tournament, where hundreds of polo fans flock to the stadium to enjoy this world-class event. The city is a home for some famous Polo players, and the thrilling game has also become very popular among the locals.

Fair of the Mataderos (Fería De Mataderos)

The Mataderos Fair takes place from March to December every Sunday and holiday from 11:00am to 8:00pm. This is a cultural treat to watch Gauchos (cowboys) riding the horses, colourful traditional costumed dancers performing their art on the streets.