The Best Festivals in the World

If there's one thing the Colombians are known for, it's a good party. Participating in the festivals of Colombia will not only give you insight into the cultural diversity and beauty of the Colombian people, but will also leave you never wanting to leave. Visiting the carnivals of Colombia is an absolute necessity no matter what. All aspects of Colombian culture can be witnessed and experienced by taking part in these unforgettable events. The music and dancing stretches among all customs and races withing the country. The food, the people, the drinks, the art, and the lifestyle can all be witnessed and studied. The youngest tourist looking to party will feel just as welcome as the older couple looking to witness cultures and celebrations that have been recognized worldwide.

Carnaval de Barranquilla (Barranquilla's Carnival)
This is the second largest parade in the world behind Rio de Janeiro's and is a cultural event not to be missed. If you enjoy parties, music, drinking, parades, beautiful woman, costumes, drinking and dancing, the Carnaval de Barranquilla is where you want to be every February. The carnival was named by UNESCO as one of the Masterpieces of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity

The carnival lasts for 4 days and is without a doubt, the most expressive and blatant display of Colombian culture you can find. The carnival brings together all races, ages, colors, gaieties, and classes and blends all of Colombia's influences and styles in a fantastic and energetic parade and party through the streets of Barranquilla. Every custom, ethnic group, and race mesh together to form one heck of a party.

The entire city shuts down for the celebrations.

When: 4 days before Ash Wednesday in February of every year.
Where: Barranquilla, Colombia.

Carnaval de Bogotá (Bogota's Carnival)
While not as intense or well known as the Carnival in Barranquilla, the Bogota Carnival is still an incredible cultural sight to see gives a wonderful insight into the culture and style of the Colombian people.

The carnival takes place in early August and lasts 2 days. The carnival isin celebration of the cities birthday and celebrates music, and Colombian culture and diversity. While there, you will withness dances, parades, lots of costumes and masks, and many different sporting events and cultural activities.

When: August 5-6 of every year.
Where: Bogota, Colombia

Carnival of Blacks and Whites

Cali Fair (Spanish: Feria de Cali)

Festival of the Flowers (Spanish: Feria de las Flores), is held during August in the city of Medellín with its flowers parade and the main attraction called the Desfile de Silleteros.