The heroic burning of Bayamo, which occurred on January 12, 1869, was one of the greatest patriotic feats of the Cuban people in their struggles for national liberation. Every year, the Bayamian people gather at Plaza del Himno to remember this historic event.
Artistic galas are celebrated with the participation of renowned personalities of local and Cuban art and culture, which guarantee a unique experience for its participants.Read More...
National Event of Arrieros
The 3 days of this event are very interesting; it begins with a mule ride to La Otilia museum. It also has a long day of lectures, visits to the rearing farms, fairs, handicrafts exhibitions, all endorsed by the artistic talent of the territory; among them can be appreciated the Órgano Oriental(organs from the XVIII and XIX which are very popular in the Eastern part of Cuba) which is very famous the peasant activities. The event is held on the month of June 24th to celebrate the day of San Juan, so it is a tradition to have a typical natural bath on the river Buey Arriba.
Popular Music Festival Sindo Garay
Date: First half of April
Organizers: Provincial Center of Music in Granma
Tel: (5323) 42 4012
Celebrated in the city of Bayamo since 1984, this festival commemorates the birth of legendary Cuban musician Sindo Garay. It aims to recognize the musical work of composers and performers of the Granma province. A theoretical event on Cuban popular music and the life of Garay and a musical contest of trova and traditional Cuban music is held, an excellent opportunity to appreciate the work of Granma musicians and other relevant artists of the country.
Oriental Organ Festival
Date: 13 to 16 august
Organizers: Municipal Direction of Culture in Niquero
Tel: (5323) 59 2694
Aimed at preserving the practice of organ music as the richest tradition of this locality in promoting its values and socio-cultural transcendence, it includes in its program of activities as core parts the theoretical event The organ and its journey in time, sponsored each year By the municipal museum, and a contest whose jury awards three awards and a prize of popularity to the best artistic units (organs) attending.
Together, community and foreign guests, will enjoy dance courses, downloads and percussion workshops, while they will have the possibility to vote for the best grouping of the contest in its current edition.
Cuisine International Event
Date: 5 to 6 of November
Place: Provincial Museum, Royaltol Hotel, Plaza del Himno, Plaza de la Revolución and surroundings. Bayamo.
Organizers: Culinary Association of Granma, Provincial Direction of Heritage, Infotur-Granma.
Tel: (5323) 423468
Flavors of Cuba and the World. Inquiry from the visual arts, audiovisual, literature, tourism and regional cuisines. The Festival, during its three days, provides an opportunity to reflect on the art of tasting, in communion with a vocation to contribute knowledge to the attending public, through workshops and conferences on Cuban and Campechana cuisine, literature, art, music, Audiovisual, anthropology and tourism.