As the beautiful weather of Spring settles in and the streets of Buenos Aires fill with tourists and activities, November is a great month to visit Argentina. From the celebration of the Day of the Gaucho in San Antonio de Areco to the Creamfields music festival and the official opening of the polo season in Buenos Aires, visitors and Argentine residents alike will find plenty to do this month.
If you’re going to be in Argentina during November, check out the following list of What to do in Buenos Aires in November for some unique and exciting opportunities!
Buenos Aires Rojo Sangre Film Festival
When: October 30 – November 9
Where: Complejo Monumental- Lavalle 836, Buenos Aires
What:At this horror film Mecca, grisly, blood-spattered and bizarre cinema is what you get. Each year at the Buenos Aires Rojo Sangre Film Festival, directors from all over the world show their masterpieces at the Monumental Lavalle Complex in downtown Buenos Aires.
Day of the Gaucho Celebration
When: November 1-10
Where: San Antonio de Areco, Buenos Aires Province
What: The Argentine gaucho is a native cowboy and a national cultural symbol. The Day of the Gaucho on November 10 is celebrated every year in San Antonio de Areco with a week-long celebration and across the vast and grassy Las Pampas in various ways. Come to watch horse displays, polo tournaments, singing and dancing, colonial carpentry and handicrafts reflecting the humble gaucho lifestyle.
Creamfields Buenos Aires
When: November 8
Where: Autódromo de Buenos Aires “Oscar y Juan Gálvez”- Av. Roca 6902, Buenos Aires
What: Celebrated in November every year, this huge dance music festival attracts thousands of people. Creamfields BA has presented internationally famous DJs such as David Guetta, Calvin Harris, Paul Van Dyk Dubfire and Fedde le Grand, just to name a few. For today’s youth this is exactly what to do in Buenos Aires.
More Info: http://www.creamfieldsba.com/
Buenos Aires Gay Pride Parade
When: November 15
Where: From Plaza de Mayo to Plaza del Congreso
What: Celebrated every year in November, the Gay Pride Parade of Buenos Aires commemorates and celebrates the formation of the first gay group in Argentina in 1969. This colorful festivity begins at Plaza de Mayo in the heart of the Argentine capital and continues down Avenida de Mayo, one of the city’s main avenues.
More Info: http://www.marchadelorgullo.org.ar/
Night of the Museums
When: November 15
Where: Buenos Aires
What: More than 100 big and small museums across Buenos Aires open their doors annually for Buenos Aires’ Night of the Museums. Enjoy an evening full of culture with guided tours, special exhibitions, multimedia presentations and music and theater performances.
Argentine Open Polo Tournament
When: November 15 – December 6
Where: La Catedral del Polo- Avenida del Libertador 4500, Palermo, Buenos Aires
What: Held annually since 1893, the Campo Argentino de Polo is the world’s fifth oldest Polo tournament in the world. This is the perfect occasion for people-watching and an event filled with gallops and precise swings. Follow the fancy crowds to one of the after parties held at the finest clubs and bars of the city.
More Info: http://www.aapolo.com/
Buenos Aires International Jazz Festival
When: November 19-24
Where: Workshops held from Nov. 20- 22 at Usina del Arte (Av. Don Pedro de Mendoza 501); Concert held at Centro Cultural Recoleta (Junín 1930) – Buenos Aires
What: Tune in to the sweet sounds of smooth jazz by both national and international artists at the International Jazz Festival hosted by Buenos Aires each year. Jam sessions and concerts are held at the Recoleta Cultural Centre, the Coliseo Theatre, the National Library and jazz clubs around the Argentine capital.
Have you found out what to do in Buenos Aires this month? Is there anything on your list that’s missing from ours? Which of these events are you looking forward to the most?
Written by Will Collier