Tango Festival and World Cup 2017

Two weeks of concerts, shows, classes and milongas. 600 artists at 42 venues. Come to watch, listen or dance!

Visitors from all over the world will converge on Buenos Aires from August 10 until August 23 for the city’s international tango festival.

The annual event includes free concerts, performances, classes, milongas, and the Mundial de Tango, the world's most important international tango dance competition. Dancers from all over the world compete in the traditional salon category and the escenario (stage) category for a chance to appear in the finals at Luna Park stadium.

And don’t worry if you forget your dance shoes; the festival has its own product fair with items made by some of the city’s best tango shoe and clothing specialists.

2016's event featured 600 artists performing at 42 venues spread throughout the city.

Here's a sample of what to expect: 

 

Highlights from 2016's event:

  • A tribute to the composer and pianist Horacio Ferrer at the Usina de Arte, La Boca
  • A unique performance of Astor Piazzolla's opera María de Buenos Aires at the magnificent Teatro Colón on Monday August 29.
  • Dancer and choreographer Leonardo Cuello's Infinito Tango at the Centro Cultural Borges on Friday August 26.
  • Milongas with live orchestras at the cultural centres Julián Centeya (Boedo neighbourhood) and Resurgimiento (Villa del Parque).
  • Tango dance world cup finals at Luna Park: salón tango on August 30, and stage tango on August 31.
  • Contemporary Electro-tango shows at a specially made venue under the motorway opposite the Usina del Arte in La Boca.
  • Concerts, milongas, exhibitions and tango classes at the Usina del Arte in La Boca.
  • Shows by previous world cup champions at milongas throughout the city.
  • Film screenings at the Museo del Cine
  • Intimate live performances at some of the city's listed historic bars, such as El Progreso in Barracas

Explore the full programme here 

All events are free.