Carnaval Porteño - Buenos Aires Carnival 2020

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The 2020 Buenos Aires Carnival (“Carnaval Porteño 2020”) will take place at different neighborhoods every weekend, from Saturday, February 1st until Sunday, February 23rd, and on Carnaval Holidays, Monday, February 24th and Tuesday, February 25th, with the participation of more than 100 "murgas" (carnival bands) and over one thousand drums and percussion instruments.

Murgas and carnival are the artistic expressions of the marginal neighborhoods, their songs and urban folk customs. The lyrics of these songs are called "criticas", and combine the social denunciation with humor and dancing. What identifies the "murga porteña" from others are their costumes (frock coat, gloves, top hat, and stick), the drums with cymbals, and the various traditional rhythms used to differentiate every neighborhood.

The closing of the events will be on Monday, February 24th, with a big parade along Avenida de Mayo, from Bernardo de Yrigoyen to Plaza de Mayo, from 4 PM to 11 PM.

The Carnaval parades will be held on different streets, parks and cultural centers / clubs, all with free entrance to the public. Some of the locations around the city where to watch the parades are:

Street parades:
Almagro: Av. Diaz Velez between Pringles and Gascon
Balvanera: Av. Independencia between Pichincha and Sarandi
Boedo I: Av. Boedo between San Juan and Independencia
Boedo II: Av. Belgrano between Colombres and Maza
La Boca: Av Pérez Galdós between Av. Pedro de Mendoza and Gaboto
Palermo: Darwin between Cabrera and Gorriti
Saavedra: Av. Garcia del Rio between Conde and Zapiola
Villa Crespo: Av Raúl Scalabrini Ortiz between Av. Corrientes and Padilla

Parks and clubs:
Palermo: Plaza Latinoamericana - Acuña De Figueroa & Costa Rica
Colegiales: Polideportivo Colegiales - Freire & Concepción Arenal
San Telmo: Anfiteatro Parque Lezama - Brasil & Balcarce

Dates and times:
Saturdays 1, 8, 15, 22: 7 PM to 2 AM
Sundays 2, 9, 16, 23: 7 PM to 12 AM
Monday, February 24: 7 PM to 2 AM
Tuesday, February 25: 7 PM to 12 AM

All the events are free of charge, and may be canceled in case of rain.

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