Street Carnival in Managua

Carnaval Alegría por la Vida

The 'Joy for Life' festival is Managua’s version of Carnaval, featuring a lively parade of costumed performers, live music, food, dancing, and the crowning of a festival queen. There’s a different theme each year.
Feria in Jalapa

Feria del Maíz

The Feria de Maíz (Corn Festival) blooms around the September harvest, when farmers converge in corn clothing to erect corn altars, enjoy a week of corn contests, and take part in theater and dances that shed a loca…
Parade in Ocotal

Festival de La Virgen de la Asunción

The Festival de La Virgen de la Asunción is held in mid-August, when area ranchers parade through Ocotal showing off their riding skills.