Top Choice Music in Holguín

Fiesta de la Cultura Iberoamericana

Musicians from all over Latin America and beyond take over the city for a week of concerts (many free) in venues throughout the city. Some big Cuban acts play, too. Forty countries and diverse genres are represented…
Top Choice Film in Gibara

Festival Internacional de Cine Pobre

Open to independent filmmakers of limited means, this festival in Gibara takes place in April. Despite limited advertising, it attracts up to US$100,000 in prize money.
Religious in Holguín

Romerías de Mayo

Holguín's big annual pilgrimage is held the first week of May: devotees climb Loma de la Cruz for a special mass. The whole city turns out to follow the procession from the Catedral de San Isidro, a custom dating ba…
Fiesta in Holguín


Holguín's annual shindig happens in the third weekend of August, with outdoor concerts and copious amounts of dancing, roast pork and potent potables.
Film in Gibara

Festival de Cine Comunitario

For one week, mostly short nature documentaries are shown just inside the entrance to the Panaderos cave system. Not for those with bat phobias.