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Festivals in Colombia

Here you´ll find a bunch of festivals going on throughout Colombia ..... Check them out ..... and maybe you´ll be tempted to make some changes to your travel plans in order to take in some real Colombian culture!

JANUARY
Feria Tuarina at Bogotá, Cundinamarca
Carnival Black and White at Pasto, Nariño
Feria de Manizales at Manizales, Caldas
Devils Carnival at Riosucio, Caldas
Feria de Salento at Salento, Quindio
Festival de la Frontera at Maicao, Guajira
Hay Festival at Cartagena, Bolívar

FEBRUARY
Filmfestival at Cartagena, Bolívar
Carnival at Barranquilla, Atlántico
Carnival at Mompos, Bolívar

MARCH
Ibero-American Theatre Festival at Bogotá, Cundinamarca (every 2 years)
World Cowgirl Contest at Villavicencio, Meta
Summer Festival at San Gil, Santander

APRIL
Festival de la Leyenda Vallenata / Vallenato Legend Festival at  Valledupar, Cesar
Theater Festival at Cali, Valle del Cauca
Religious Music Festival atPopayán, Cauca
Semana Santa at Popayan, Cauca & Mompós, Bolívar

MAY
May Day Parade at Bogotá, Cundinamarca

JUNE
Festival del Tango at Medellín, Antioquia
Cumbia Festival at El Banco, Magdalena (a short trip from Mompós)
Rock in the Park at Bogota, Cundinamarca
Festival National and coffee queen contest at Caoarcá, Quindío
San Pedro Festival at El Espinal, Tolima
Mono Nuñez Festival at Ginebra, Valle del Cauca (music festival)
Joropo Tournament at Villavicencio, Meta
Festival de la Cultura Wayuu at Uribia, Guajira
Festival de la Sal, Gas y Flamenco at Riohacha, Guajira
Villa Jazz Festival, Villa de Leyva, Boyacá
Festival Folklore at Ibagué, Tolima
Festival Folklore and Reinado Nacional del Bamuco at Neiva, Huila
Desfile y Concurso del Yipao en Calarcá at Calarcá, Quindío
Torneo Internacional del Joropo de Villavicencio at Villavicencio, Meta
Festival Nacional del Porro at San Pelayo, Córdoba (porro = rhythm)

JULY
Fiestas del Mar at Santa Marta, Magdalena
Food Festival at Bogota, Cundinamarca
Beach Festival and National Nautical Games at Santa Marta, Magdalena
Colombiamoda at Medellin, Antioquia
Fiestas de la Virgen del Carmen at Villa de Leyva, Boyacá

AUGUST
Carnival at Bogotá, Cundinamarca
Feria de las Flores at Medellin, Antioquia
Popular Song Festival - Festival de la Trova at Medellín, Antioquia
Electro Festival Blanco y Negro at Lago Calima, Valle del Cauca
Fiesta del Viento and de las Cometas  at Villa de Leyva, Boyacá
Festival y Reinado Nacional del Dividivi at Riohacha, Guajira
Festival del Retorno at Fonseca, Guajira
Half Marathon at Bogota, Cundinamarca
Festival Petronio Alvarez at Cali, Valle del Cauca
Feria de Pereira at Pereira, Risaralda
International Book Festival at Bogota, Cundinamarca
Festival Bandola at Sevilla, Valle del Cauca
Sierra Mar Fest at Santa Marta, Magdalena
Sabor Barranquilla at Barranquilla, Atlántico

SEPTEMBER
Festival de Jazz at Bogota, Cundinamarca
Barranquilla Jazz Festival at Barranquilla, Atlántico
Feria Bonita at Bucamaranga, Santander
Food Festival: international recognized chefs are invited at Popayan, Cauca
Accordions' Cradle Festival at Villanueva, La Guajira
International Theater Festival at Manizales, Caldas
Salsa Festival at Cali, Valle de Cauca
Fiestas de San Pacho at Quibdó, Chocó

OCTOBER
Hip Hop al Parque at Bogota, Cundinamarca
Festival del Carbón at Barranca, Guajira
International Movie Festival at Bogota, Cundinamarca
Fiestas de Armenia at Armenia, Quindío
Worldwide Coleo Meeting at Villavicencio, Meta
Virgin of the Rosary Festival at Taganga, Magdalena
Cinema Festival at Cali, Valle de Cauca
Jazz Festival at Mompós, Bolívar
Festival de Múscia, Palenque, Bolívar
Altavoz Music Festival at Medellín, Antioquia

NOVEMBER
Independence Day Festival at Cartagena, Bolívar
Juegos Bolivarianos, Santa Marta 5-25 November
Fiestas del Arriero at Ciudad Bolívar, Antioquia
San Gil Festival at San Gil, Santander
Festival International Popular Music ‘Piracucú de oro’ at Leticia, Amazonas

DECEMBER
Feria de Cali at Cali, Valle de Cauca
Crafts Expo at Bogotá, Cundinamarca
Miss Tanga at Cartagena, Bolívar
Festival of the Green Moon at San Andres, San Andrés Archipelago
Dance, Myths and Legends Parade at Medellin, Antioquia
Fire Work Festival at Villa de Leyva, Boyacá
Devils Festival at Santa Fé de Antioquia, Antioguia
Vid and Wine Festival (also queen competition) at Puntalarga, Nobsa, Sugamuxi + January