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There are a number of cultural events throughout the year which pay tribute to the rich Colombian Pacific culture. We have highlighted our favourites below and would be happy to incorporate them into your personalized itinerary
Day of the Fisherman
This is an annual event that pays homage to the humble fisherman and the cultural identity of the small fishing villages dispersed along the coast. Every year, one of the villages is invited to host the event where you can experience the anual fishing competition, traditional music and amazing Pacific flavour in a variety of typical dishes made by the women in the community for this special day.
Virgin del Carmen
(16-19th of July)
This annual festival is devoted to the Saint of the Sea, Virgin Del Carmen and so has special significance for the communities of the Colombian Pacific coast. The highlight of the event is an aquatic parade where each community decorates a boat with flowers and streamers, musicians play typical songs and the statue of the Virgen del Carmen is transported in carnival spirit down the coast, together with boats from other communities to continue festivities in the hosting village. Expect to find local music, dancing, food and festivities.
San Pacho -Quibdó
(21 september - 5 october)
Imagine Carnival street parades, block parties and an opportunity to know the heart of Quibdo and its people and you will have a glimpse of the Fiestas de San Pacho. Starting at the end of September and running until the first week of October, this festival is the celebration of religious expression, historical reference and social commentary. You’ll hear African music and see colourful costumes as the masses dance through the streets and you get swept up in what’s known as “El Bunde”
Gastronomy festival - Coquí
If you are curious and inspired by the infamous flavour of Pacific Coast cuisine, this festival is for you! Since 2012 the village has hosted the event supported by the ministry of tourism in which famous national chefs are invited to host workshops with the women from the local community, making world class dishes with local ingredients and techniques. On the last day, the women form teams and prepare a massive feast where everyone is invited to enjoy a banquet of delicacies while enjoying traditional music, dancing and of course the locally produced liquor, Viche!
Petronio Alvarez - Cali
Once a year the streets of Cali come alive with a celebration of the Afro-Colombian culture playing tribute to the legacy of the music and cultural identity of great composer and musician Petronio Alvarez. During this festival you will be immersed in the colour, fashion and food of the Pacifc coast and dance into the night to marimba and chirimia while tasting shots of Viche, the local liquor.