Performing Arts in Santiago

Santiago a Mil

This major performing-arts festival draws experimental companies from all over the world to the stages of Santiago each January. Expect more than 1000 shows to take place over three weeks, with many staged for free …
Music in Santiago

Festival de Jazz de Providencia

Some of the world's top jazz performers converge on Providencia's Parque de las Esculturas for one weekend each January. Pick up free tickets from the Fundación Cultural de Providencia (Nueva Providencia 1995) and a…
Film in Santiago

Santiago Festival Internacional de Cine

Each August, Santiago's weeklong film festival showcases choice independent cinema from Chile and beyond throughout several movie theaters. This relatively new festival has grown in prestige in recent years.
Music in Santiago

Lollapalooza Chile

Santiago was the first city outside of the US to stage this famous music festival. Big-name national and international acts roll into Parque O'Higgins, generally sometime in March.
Food & Drink in Santiago


Chile's biggest food festival takes over Cerro Santa Lucía for one week with a maze of food stands, wine tastings, cooking demonstrations, parties and more.
Literature in Santiago

Feria Internacional del Libro de Santiago

Scores of publishing houses and authors from throughout the Spanish-speaking world (and beyond) move into Estación Mapocho and set up shop for two weeks in late October and early November. A full slate of cultural p…
Rodeo in Santiago

Rodeo Season

In Chile, late March and early April are all about huasos (cowboys) and bucking broncos. The focus of the action is Rancagua, 90km south of Santiago, but events also take place in Santiago.
Wine in Santiago

Fiesta del Vino

This wine festival in Pirque, one of many taking place around Santiago during harvest time, also features traditional cuisine and folkloric music.
Art in Santiago

Muestra de Artesanía UC

Talented craftspeople show off their creations in Providencia's Parque Bustamente, making this the perfect spot to purchase holiday gifts.
Music in Santiago

Festival Nacional del Folklore

In the southern suburb of San Bernardo, this four-day festival celebrates traditional Chilean music, culture, dance and food.