Cartagena de Indias is the epicenter of many cultural events that undoubtedly attract visitors from all parts of Colombia and of the world to enjoy festivities and celebrations.
Among the most important and recognized are:
International Music Festival – 'Hay Festival'
Considered two of the most important events are held annually in the city, bring together the leading exponents of instrumental music and international literature, respectively, in a series of concerts and gatherings in the best venues of the city, mostly with free entrance for those who wish to participate.
Nuestra señora de la Candelaria (Our Lady of La Candelaria).
Many authentic folk samples of the region, cuisine of Cartagena, cavalcades and typical dances of Cartagena wrap this feast in the month of February.
International Festival of Film and Television
One of the most commemorative events of the city that brings together filmmakers, actors, musicians and fans of the most important internationally in a single city . Samples of film pieces are free and reach all corners of Cartagena.
Cartagena Boat Show - Festival of Performing Arts.
Tourism offer in Cartagena is still growing and in recent years has been strengthening its maritime events. The Cartagena Boat Show gathers the sailing industry to socialize the latest advances in equipment and activities.
For its part, the Performing Arts Festival is a cultural event that brings together the leading exponents of culture, arts, music, theater and dance in Latin America, to show their best on stage presentations and thus show the most representative of their art and culture to attendees.
Festival of Bands
This event brings together the leading bands of typical music of the country, which delight the audience with their combination between folklore and modern music.
Event that brings together the leading exponents of the fashion industry in America and Colombia, as well as industry, to update on current and future trends.
Celebrations of the Independence and National Beauty Pageant
In the penultimate month of the year Cartagena celebrates its independence every year, the celebration is accompanied by National Beauty Pageant summoning candidates of all departments in the election and coronation of Miss Colombia.