Dance in Matagalpa

Festival of Polkas, Mazurcas & Jamaquellos

A wink at coffee country’s German roots. Think Oktoberfest, but with chicha bruja (fermented corn liquor) instead of beer and güirílas (sweet corn pancakes with salty cheese) instead of sausages.
Cultural in Matagalpa


Matagalpa's big annual bash is a fireworks-splashed extravaganza with live music, horse shows, parades, beauty contests and lots of chicha bruja (fermented corn liquor).
Religious in Matagalpa

Fiestas Patronales

A low-key, mainly religious affair celebrating the patron saint of the city.