© Diego J. Wilde
The Manizales Festival is held annually at the beginning of the new year after Cali’s Festival. During the festival, you can enjoy mixed Colombian, European, and Spanish traditions like bullfights, craft shows, folk music and orchestra concerts, and the International Coffee Pageant.
The highlight of the festival is a beauty pageant in which the ‘International Queen of Coffee’ is crowned. During the week there are lots of exhibitions and traditional performances of national folklore.