Winter in Buenos Aires

(Photo by Feliponsio)

Although it is rarely below freezing and it has only lightly snowed twice in the past hundred years, Buenos Aires is very chilly during winter. The city, however, has a peculiar charm during this barren season and has many indoor jewels including antique cafes (where hot chocolate and churros are mandatory), stately theatres, luxurious book stores, tango venues and vibrant art collections.  Additionally, some of the most anticipated events of the year take place during July-August.

Argentine Independence: Every 9th of July the country celebrates its independence with traditional food and dancing amongst other festivities.

Caminos y Sabores: The annual regional food fair is the perfect chance to get to know the culinary traditions from around the country. The fair takes place from the 6th to the 9th of July.

La Rural Agricultural Fair: The annual agricultural and livestock show is one of the city highlights since 1886 and will be taking place from the 19th to the 31st of July in Palermo.

Tango Festival and World Championship: The largest worldwide tango event of the year takes place from the 14th to the 28th of August in Recoleta. An excellent opportunity to watch the best dancers, listen to best music and participate in all tango-related events.

Buenos Aires Fashion Week: The latest Argentine fashion will be presented at the Spring/Summer BA Fashion week which will be taking place from the 7th to the 10th of August.

Vinos y Bodegas: Another of Argentina’s specialties is of course wine, and from the 12th to the 15th of September local wineries display their best bottles at this oeno-lovers fair.

Live Acts:

Disney on Ice: From the 13th of July to the 27th of July at the Luna Park Stadium. Tickets here.

Dream Theatre: 19th of August at the Luna Park Stadium.  Tickets are not yet on sale.

Maroon 5: 31st of August at Estadio Ferro. Tickets here.

Alan Parsons: 1st of September at the Luna Park Stadium. Tickets here.

Cirque du Soleil: From the 8th-30th of September at Complejo al Rio, Vicente Lopez. Tickets here.

Megadeth: 14th of September at the Estadio Malvinas Argentina’s. Tickets here.

Die Toten Hosen: 15th of September at the Estadio Malvinas Argentina’s. Tickets here.

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