Religious in Copiapó

Fiesta de la Candelaria

The first Sunday of February sees this festival celebrated at the Iglesia de la Candelaria at Los Carrera and Figueroa, 2km east of Plaza Prat. The Virgin of the Candelaria is said to protect miners – hence her cele…
Carnival in Vicuña

Carnaval Elquino

Vicuña holds its annual grape harvest festival, Carnaval Elquino, in mid-January. It ends February 22, the anniversary of the city's founding, with activities including live music and folkloric dancing.
Music in La Serena

Jornadas Musicales de La Serena

This traditional festival sees a series of musical events, plus traditional food stands. It typically happens in the Plaza de Armas.
Fair in La Serena

Feria Internacional del Libro de La Serena

This book fair brings prominent Chilean authors to the Museo Histórico Casa Gabriel González Videla.