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Buenos Aires Annual Events
Buenos Aires Tango Festival (February/March)
In late February and early March more than 150 performers gather to give nearly 100 free shows and concerts at this festival also featuring finals of the Metropolitan Ballroom Tango Championship.
Marathon For Women (April)
Popular among fitness buffs, this annual marathon coincides with the March International Women's Day.
Anniversary of Carlos Gardels Death (June)
A week of tango marks the anniversary of the famed tango vocalists death.
FIA World Rally Championship (July)
The Argentine leg of the World Rally Championship, with some of the roughest terrain on the circuit, attracts more than a million spectators each year.
Snow Carnival (August)
August brings an exodus from the city to prime Argentine ski resorts, and one highlight of the new season is Snow Carnival, with torch lit ski parades, ski-jumping and other contests, plus coronation of the snow queen.
World Tango Festival (October)
A week-long tango celebration features nightly performances along with workshops taught by the masters.
Argentine Open Championship (November- December)
Polo fans flock to the world-class Argentine Open Championship, running late November through early December.
National Tango Day (December)
Tango reigns on the Dec. 11 birthday of tango great Carlos Gardel, packed with related events.
Polo Argentine Open (December)
As the worlds fifth oldest polo competition, this tournament first played in 1893 is a highlight of the polo circuit, unfolding at Camp Argentino de Polo en Palermo.
Top 10 Buenos Aires experiences
Written by: Bridget Gleeson
1. Honour the dearly departed at the Recoleta Cemetery
Pay your respects to the city’s late and great at the spectacular Cementerio de la Recoleta, a necropolis ornate enough to rival Père Lachaise in Paris or the above-ground cities of the dead in New Orleans. The intriguing site is a maze of narrow passageways lined with crumbling marble statuary and decorative mausoleums in architectural styles from art nouveau to neo-Gothic.
2. Catch fútbol fever at La Bombonera stadium
In Buenos Aires, fútbol is not just a game. The national pastime inspires near-religious passion in porteños, clearing the city streets and sending spectators into fits of ecstasy and anguish as they huddle around TV screens or brave the explosive stadium crowds.
3. Wander the streets of quaint San Telmo
The barrio of San Telmo exudes faded grandeur and bohemian spirit. The neighbourhood’s elegant belle-époque architecture and crumbling villas are throwbacks to the district’s 19th-century heyday. Before yellow fever and cholera sent the beau monde fleeing for higher ground, aristocratic Spanish families traversed the cobblestone streets in horse-drawn carriages. After the epidemic, San Telmo’s poor immigrants turned abandoned mansions into makeshift homes and the neighbourhood quickly fell into disrepair.
4. Sip cappuccino at one of the city’s classic cafes
5. Shop til you drop at the city’s open-air fairs
The sun is shining, the silver is gleaming and pesos are burning a hole in your pocket – there’s nothing like an artisan fair on a Sunday morning.
6. Taste-test wines from Argentina’s best bodegas
Wine connoisseurs raise their glasses to Argentina, one of the world’s premium producers.
7. Pay tribute to Las Madres in Plaza de Mayo
Founded in 1580, Plaza de Mayo is a stage on which many of the dramatic events in Argentina’s modern history have played out. The central plaza saw massive trade union demonstrations and Eva Perón shouting from Casa Rosada’s lower balcony in 1945, military bombings in 1955, and the police shooting of five protesters during the 2001 economic crisis.
8. Contemplate fine art and industry at La Boca’s Fundación Proa
9. Join the hoedown at a country-style peña
Don’t cry into your cerveza (beer) if you don’t have enough time to spend the day at a country estancia (ranch) – you can soak up some gaucho culture without leaving the city limits. Peñas are folkloric music clubs where regional musicians perform on stage and a jovial crowd chows down on country-style cuisine.
10. Retreat to a leafy urban oasis in one of the city’s parks
Even the most cosmopolitan traveller needs an occasional escape from the traffic-choked streets of downtown Buenos Aires