Argentina Tango in Buenos Aires. Photo via VisualHunt

Published on August 8th, 2017 | by admin

Tango in Buenos Aires. Photo via VisualHunt

3 Must-See Events in Buenos Aires This Year

There is a lot to do in Buenos Aires in the coming months. With a new United Airlines flight to the destination from Newark starting October 28, it’s the perfect time to clear the schedule to experience the most important events in this South American capital this fall (which, remember is spring in Argentina).

So if you’re looking for a good excuse to take a vacation Buenos Aires. Consider these 3 Must-See Events in Buenos Aires this year:

Buenos Aires Marathon
Billed as the largest event of its kind in the southern hemisphere, the Buenos Aires Marathon attracts up to 12,000 runners from around the world every southern spring. Taking place on October 15, the route takes in some of the city’s most emblematic, historic and symbolic sites, such as the Obelisk, the Cabildo, the Teatro Colón, the Plaza de Mayo, the Casa Rosada, the Tres de Febrero park, and the neighborhoods of La Boca and Puerto Madero.

This race is preceded by the Buenos Aires half marathon on Sept. 10, and followed by a 1/4 marathon (10.5km) on Nov. 19, and a 1/8 marathon (5.2 km) on Dec. 3.

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Argentine Open Polo Tournament
The 124th Argentine Open Polo Tournament takes place between November 12 and December 10, as the country hosts the best teams from around the globe. Boasting the highest number of 10-goal players in the sport, Argentina has long been regarded as polo’s mecca, and the annual Open in Buenos Aires is billed as the most important international championship at club level.

The polo tournament takes place at the Argentine Polo Ground in Palermo. Restaurants and bars in the surrounding Las Cañitas neighborhood fill with celebrating players and fans during matches.

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Buenos Aires International Jazz Festival
Jazz lovers will find everything from classic bebop, to jazz fusion, swing and Argentina’s own special jazz hybrid — nuevo tango — among the musical styles at the annual BA International Jazz Festival, which takes place November 15-20. The festival inaugurated in 2008 and hosts an array of international talent. Music lovers should definitely consider this a good reason to vacation in Buenos Aires soon.

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