What’s on in Buenos Aires?
- November 27, 2014
- Posted by: admin
- Category: Culture
There is never any rest in Buenos Aires. With something happening every night, it is one city where you will never get bored. A few great events to look out for are:
Where? Throughout Buenos Aires
This is Buenos Aires’ answer to the Rio Carnival, but on a much smaller scale! Everyone still gets really into it and you can feel the excitement through the city. People gather to parade up and down the streets with groups playing drums and others performing in the plazas. One of the main streets where this Carnaval takes place is Avenida de Mayo, where Elebaires is located! So it’s even easier for you to join in.
Abierto de Tenis de Buenos Aires
Where? Buenos Aires Lawn Tennis Club
Are you a tennis fan? Here you can have the rare opportunity to watch the local Argentine players battling it out on their home turf. It takes place on the city’s top clay courts and some of the home-grown stars include David Nalbandian and Guillermo Cañas.
Where? Teatro Colón
When? March – December
This is a must-do when visiting Buenos Aires. This beautiful theatre hosts some of the best opera in Argentina and what’s more if you do a bit of research, they offer free shows some Thursdays and Sundays. But here at school, we organise and coordinate these trips so you won’t have to lift a finger tip!
Festival Internacional de Cine Independiente
Where? Selected cinemas across Buenos Aires
When? Mid to late April
This is a 10 day festival where the cinemas show international non-Hollywood films and every year it proves to be a huge success. They also show the works of local and other South American directors which often aren’t premiered in cinemas. You can often see the likes of big names in the film industry, both directors and actors, who are regulars at Cannes or Berlin film festival.
Día de la Independencia
Where? Across all of Argentina
When? 9th July
The main events take place in the place where Argentina’s freedom began, Tucumán. But in Buenos Aires many cafés along the Avenida de Mayo serve traditional doughnuts with hot chocolate whilst the president attends mass at the city’s cathedral. One of Buenos Aires’ biggest avenue is named after this very special day for Argentines to mark the significance.
Maratón de Buenos Aires
Where? Through the city
This is an annual marathon in which the whole of the Avenida 9 de Julio is shut off to provide the main part of the race with the finish line being the Obelisco. As well as this international run there is also a “fun run” and a mini-marathon for children.
Abierto Argentino de Polo
Where? Campo Argentino de Polo, Palermo
When? Mid-November to mid-December
Did you know Argentina has long been the best country in the world at polo? So whilst you are here you can have the opportunity to see some of the best players playing this fast-paced, horse-back sport. It is one of the few places where you can find two large polo fields right in the middle of the city, and it’s a great day out whether or not you understand the rules!