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On August 15th the city of Arequipa celebrates its 478th anniversary and, as every year, the streets of the White City are filled with activities.

If you plan to travel during this month to Arequipa, here we leave you some of the most interesting events that will take place there and that you cannot miss.

AUGUST 1
XIV MUSIC FROM AREQUIPA COMPETITION, YARAVÍ, PAMPEÑA Y VALS

Learn more about Arequipa folklore with different music groups of the region.

Place: Facade of the Municipality (Plaza de Armas).
Schedule: 15:00

AUGUST 2- 4
XXVIII INTERNATIONAL TUNAS MEETING

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The international tunas meeting is a great tradition that has been celebrated in Arequipa for years. On this occasion, the event will feature the participation of tunas from Peru, Bolivia, and Chile.

Place: Municipal Theater (Thursday 2 and Friday 3, 4 pm and 7 pm, Saturday 4 pm, 3 pm) and Campo Redondo Square (Saturday 4, 7 pm).

AUGUST 5
REGIONAL PASSACAGLIA MUSIC

2000 dancers from the eight regions of Arequipa show us 40 folk dances from different parts of the department.

Place: the route begins at the intersection of Independencia and Mariscal Castilla avenues until reaching the height of the American Independence school.

AUGUST 7 – 9
XVII COMPETITION OF CARVING IN SILLAR, XIV OF FORGED IRON, V OF CARVED IN WOOD, IV OF CARVED IN STONE, III OF REPUJADO IN COPPER AND II OF REPUJADO IN LEATHER

A great demonstration of the knowledge of craftsmanship among the people of Arequipa.

Place: Facade of the cathedral.
Schedule: 8:00 a. m.

AUGUST 14
II COMPETITION OF THE TRADITIONAL CASTLES BURNING

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An authentic show of lights, shapes and colors.

Place: Galdozz Convention Center.
Schedule: 18:45

AUGUST 15
FRIENDSHIP PARADE

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A great parade in which to enjoy the local and national culture.

Place: the parade starts in Av. Lima with Av. Mariscal Castilla, then move on the right bank of Av. Mariscal Castilla, Av. Independencia, ending in the interception of the same with South Stadium, Recavarren Street and Santa Rosa Passage.

Schedule: 9:00 a. m.

AUGUST 16 – 19
XXXVI FOLKLORIC DANCE INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL – FESTIDANZAS 2018

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Several folkloric groups of the country appear in this festival where they show the typical dances of their region.

Place: Municipal Coliseum.
Schedule: 10 a. m.

AUGUST 22
GUITAR CONCERT

Presentation by Ignacio Rodes (Spain) and Alexander – Sergi Ramírez (Germany).

Place: Pinacoteca of the Monastery of Santa Catalina.

Schedule: 19:30

AUGUST 26
III AREQUIPA CARNIVAL COPLAS COMPETITION

Event with the participation of diverse groups of coplas and comparsas.

Place: Facade of the Municipal Palace (Plaza de Armas)
Schedule: 15:00

AUGUST 28
III HISTORY TRIAL COMPETITION “AREQUIPA AND ITS PICANTERIAS

A literary walk through the tasty Arequipa picanterías

Place: Arequepay Theater, Portal of the Municipality (Plaza de Armas).
Schedule: 10 a. m.

AUGUST 31
III AREQUIPA CHALLENGE
An incredible show of lights projected on the Cathedral Basilica of the city.

Place: Plaza de Armas.
Schedule: 19:00

SEPTEMBER 2
XXIV INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION OF MISTI ASCENT

Sports event with a goal at the summit of the Misti volcano.

Place: Departure from the Portal of San Agustín (Plaza de Armas).
Schedule: 6:00 a. m.

SEPTEMBER 9
GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS – “THE LARGEST PERUVIAN FOLK”

The city of Arequipa will try to break “The Largest Peruvian Folk” record, which currently holds the city of Moyobamba.

Place: Plaza de Armas
Schedule: 9:00 a. m.

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