Cali Fair

The salsa festival. That is how this Colombian celebration is known.

The salsa festival. That is how this Colombian celebration is known. It takes place every year between December 25th and 30th. Christmas Day kicks off with El Salsódromo, leading the local population to the streets to dance salsa and many other catchy rhythms from the region, such as vallenato, bolero and rumba.

Cali is one of the warmest cities of Colombia. The local people enjoy heating the weather up even more with dance activities and aguardente – a local drink.

The Superconcierto, which is held on December 27th, is a highlight of the celebration because it usually lines-up major names in the country to perform at the Pascual Guerrero Stadium. On the same day, one of the city’s major avenues is taken over by an Old Car Parade.

The Carnaval del Cali Viejo (Old Cali Carnival) takes place the following day. It makes everybody go into the streets, dressed in costumes and covered in creativity and joy – two elements that are typical of a Carnival celebration.