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Buenos Aires Festival Internacional de Cine Independiente (BAFICI)

Argentina has produced excellent movies for many years. The fact that they are only recently coming to the attention of wider European audiences owes much to the work of festivals such as this one. The Buenos Aires Independent International Film Festival is a young, exciting event that has attracted international recognition for its positive programming, concentrating on quality productions with an emphasis on director-driven films.

Date: 18 April 2018 - 29 April 2018
Venue: Various venues.

Feria Internacional del Libro de Buenos Aires

This three-week international book fair is one of the five largest book fairs in the world. The event has been going since 1975 and has grown substantially over recent years. More than 50 countries now participate, and notable literary guests have included Brazilian novelist Paulo Coelho and Argentina’s much-celebrated author, the late Jorge Luis Borges.

Date: 26 April 2018 - 14 May 2018
Venue: La Rural Exhibition Complex.

Arte BA - Contemporary Art Fair

The Contemporary Art Fair opens the cultural season in the Argentine capital with an exhibition designed to bring high-quality art closer to the widest possible range of people. Around 85,000 visitors attend the exhibition each year. A Selection Committee chooses from galleries at home and abroad to give visitors a unique opportunity to compare and buy art pieces from a range of regional and local sources. The event provides a forum where artists, collectors and buyers can meet, discuss and exchange views, and disseminate their thoughts throughout the region.

Date: 24 May 2018 - 27 May 2018
Venue: La Rural Exhibition Complex.

La Rural

This lively annual event sees farmers from across Argentina gather for one monumental showcasing of agriculture and livestock. As well as the arena events, there are dozens of stalls selling beautifully made handicrafts from regions throughout the country. It is a lovely event in which to celebrate Gaucho culture, sample a fabulous steak sandwich and pick up some quality souvenirs.

Date: 19 July 2018 - 30 July 2018
Venue: Predio La Rural, Palermo, Buenos Aires

Ticket prices vary.

Buenos Aires Tango Festival

Dive into the most significant tango festival in the world’s great tango capital. Over nine days Buenos Aires’ usual tango furore reaches new highs, with a bevy of concerts, exhibitions, public dance-offs, classes and general festivities. It really is not to be missed.

Date: 01 August 2018 - 31 August 2018
(Date to be confirmed)
Venue: Across the city.

Ticket prices vary.

Argentine Open Polo Championships

Visitors to this, the most revered international polo tournament at club level, can enjoy many a great polo game, as well as scores of high-end socialising and first-rate people watching. Expect to see some of the very best players in the game today, as teams from all over the polo-playing world compete in Buenos Aires. The popular polo championship has taken place in Palermo since 1893, and is a major social event as well as a sporting highlight on the Argentine calendar.

Date: 01 November 2018 - 31 December 2018
(Date to be confirmed)
Venue: Campo Argentino de Polo de Palermo.

Marcha del Orgullo

The annual gay pride parade in Buenos Aires is as vibrant and exuberant as you might expect. This dazzling outdoor celebration takes over the city’s central streets in November, with flamboyant processions, and much dancing and music.

Date: 01 November 2018 - 30 November 2018
(Date to be confirmed)
Venue: Plaza Mayo and city centre streets.

Día de la Tradición

The gaucho town of San Antonio de Areco, an hour or so from Buenos Aires, is the place to be on 10 November to celebrate Argentina’s Día de la Tradición. The small, charming town comes alive with a full-on gaucho festival featuring horse parades, music and, of course, lots and lots of meat.

Date: 10 November 2018 - 10 November 2018
Venue: San Antonio de Areco.