If you want to know what are the main festivals and celebrations in Camagüey and where to celebrate events, here's the most complete guide. Read more...
Centro de Convenciones Santa Cecilia
R.V. Guerrero No.3, Plaza de los Trabajadores
The Centro de Convenciones Santa Cecilia en Camagüey, Cuba, is a facility that offers a high quality service for any type of events: business meetings, symposia, seminars, scientific. All the services are guaranteed, in a cozy, quiet and safe environment, attended by a gentle and highly qualified staff.
Feria Internacional de Camagüey (FICAM)
Ignacio Agramonte y Verges
The Camagüey fairgrounds, is a large exhibition space that was built on the premises and grounds of an old power plant. Composed of several buildings, restaurants, kiosks and amphitheater, it is ideal for holding large events.
Main cultural events in Camagüey:
Camagüey celebrates in a special way on February 2, the anniversary of the foundation of the city, as well as the week between June 24, St. John's Day and June 29, St. Peter's Day, between these two dates are celebrated the parties known as San Juan Camagüeyano, our carnival. Another festival of special significance is the Fiesta del Tinajón, where all the artistic manifestations of the province are revealed.
Fiesta del Tinajón
It was first held in November, 2007. It brings together all cultural expressions and is sponsored by the famous Cuban musician Adalberto Álvarez.
Salón Provincial de Artes Visuales Fidelio Ponce (Visual Arts Fest)
This event, celebrated every two years, promotes the province’s visual arts. It supports the exchange of experiences among local creators by means of multiple exhibitions organized by the Provincial Visual Arts Council. Some provincial and municipal cultural institutions award prizes to the best works. The event also includes the Theoretical and Critical Workshop of the Visual Arts.
San Juan Camagüeyano (carnival)
This traditional festivity originated in the 18th Century and is considered the most popular in the region.The celebration starts each June 24 and runs for a week with performances of dancing and colorful parades performed by folk music bands from the different neighborhoods of the city which evoke the festival’s African roots.
Semana de la Cultura (City anniversary festivities)
It takes place in the first week of February to celebrate the anniversary of the founding of the provincial capital. It is one of the most outstanding cultural events in Camagüey.
Taller Nacional de la Crítica Cinematográfica (National Workshop on Film Critics)
The most outstanding cinema critics of the country examine both Cuban and International Contemporary Cinema through conferences, workshops, seminars and the presentation of an extensive selection of films across different countries and genres.
Festival Nacional de Teatro (National Theater Festival)
The most prestigious theater groups on the island come to compete and perform excellent plays on this stage every two years to the delight of Camagüey audiences.
Festival Internacional de Video Arte de Camagüey (FIVAC) (Camagüey Video Art Festival)
A space aimed at attracting to Camagüey the most up-to-date trends of abstract contemporary production both on the island and abroad.
Festival Santa Lucía
A great party in which Cuban cultural traditions is fully displayed through a number of sailing, gastronomic and sport activities; it aims to foster friendship between participants and highlight the main tourist attractions at Santa Lucía Beach.
Festival Náutico Santa Lucía
A competitive event held twice a year, in summer and winter, which is ideal for water sports lovers. A marine parade, contests, fashion shows, sand figure-modeling and a fabulous closing party are some of the great features of this exciting festival.