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Carnaval Porteño (Buenos Aires Carnival) 2024

Discover the artistic expressions of various neighbourhoods, their songs, and urban folk customs at the Carnaval Porteño

Dates: February 10–13, 2024

Carnaval Porteño (Buenos Aires Carnival)
Carnaval Porteño (Buenos Aires Carnival)
Carnaval Porteño (Buenos Aires Carnival)

One of the brightest events of Buenos Aires, the Carnaval Porteño, is held during the four weekends before the Catholic Lent starts. It takes place in 30 blocks of the so-called Big Buenos Aires and 40 settlements of the province. It involves tens of thousands of artists as well as more than 100 dance groups and murgas (a unique form of Latino dance tradition). The huge closing of the celebrations takes place in Avenida de Mayo.


Dance processions during the carnival in Buenos Aires begin around 9 pm and continue until dawn. The battle of drums and incendiary rhythms of samba can be heard literally from all sides. Colorful feathers, sparkles, and huge carvings create an atmosphere of a truly fantastic show. This event welcomes people of all ages, so don't be surprised if you see elderly ladies dancing with their great-granddaughters.


During the festival, you can often witness medieval Italian comedy performances. The best group is determined by an expert jury, which includes local and foreign celebrities, designers, artists, architects, and musicians. The winners are guaranteed substantial state subsidies for the preparation of the next holiday.

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