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Buenos Aires has a lively arts and culture scene and its calendar is studded with a number of highly anticipated annual events. Below are some of the city's standout festivals.
Buenos Aires International Film Festival (BAFICI): April
Buenos Aires is home to an impressive film industry. (Fun fact: The Palermo Hollywood neighborhood name was inspired by the concentration of production companies in the zone.) This annual 10-day film festival features independent flicks with a strong showing from local talent.
International Book Festival (Feria Internacional del Libro): April- May
The land of Borges and Cortázar puts on Latin America’s largest book fair that includes readings, signings and lectures and stretches over three weeks.
The contemporary art fair, which brings together the works of more than 500 artists and displays from more than 80 galleries, is one of the most influential in Latin America.
Buenos Aires Tango Festival: August
Buenos Aires is the world’s tango capital, and this is the grandest tango festival. The nine days include performances, classes, competitions and more. Shortly after in late August, the World Tango Championships play out across stages in the city.
Polo Open: Weekends November-December
People are crazy about soccer, but polo also is a widely played and avidly followed sport. This is the sport’s crowning event and a chance to see some of the best players and teams in the world compete.
Fashion Buenos Aires: March & September
The twice-yearly fashion week events in Buenos Aires gather all of the stylish and beautiful in one place. In addition to runway shows, associated nightlife events are thrown throughout the city.