Get to know the Cali Fair.
It is the biggest event of our city and a cherished symbol of our cultural identity. Every year from December 25th to 30th, Cali residents reaffirm their unwavering passion for life, salsa, and joy.
The Fair’s origins trace back to an exclusively bullfighting event. Historians note that this celebration lasted an entire month. Priorly, festivities were held in the grand halls within hotels and clubs, with Antillean-inspired music.
The Cali Fair in Colombia offers a variety of events, including the Salsódromo parade featuring classic and antique cars, the Superconcert, and the great verbena. This maximum event of the city showcases the folklore and culture of its people.
The Cali Fair has a mythical origin, with its birth rooted in history. Unfortunately, a colossal explosion resulted in the immediate death of nearly 4,000 people and left at least 12,000 injured.
For an entire year, our city experienced a deep depression, compounded by socioeconomic hardships.
Around 1.1 million people attend annually.
The event showcases a historical tour of the city’s streets and the collections of Cali. Participants drive vintage vehicles manufactured during the early 1900s while dressed in period costumes alongside their loved ones.
Symbol of our caleñidad.
Fair exemplifies the unique qualities of our community, transforming and showing resilience.
This fair is a timely invitation to reconstruct socio-affective bonds, safeguard traditions, and strengthen culture.
The Cali Fair is a unique, inclusive and diverse space where, within the framework of the festival, the exercise of a responsible, civic, supportive and respectful citizenship is valued, which as one makes alive the exercise of citizenship with a deep intention to strengthen vital elements for life in citizenship, in a bid to unite the city in purposes that contribute to the common good in a constructive dialogue that recognizes who we are to meet again in the difference, ratifying that the Cali Fair is and will continue to be joy that inspires.
Cali is Salsa.
If you are in Cali during the Feria you will live the best days of your life, where Salsa, dance, gastronomy and the warmth of its people will make you fall in love with La Sucursal del Cielo.
The city where there are more than 100 dance schools and more than 2,000 dancers and where the World Salsa Festival is held every year.
Cali is Gastronomy.
Cali is a universe of flavors, a city with a rich gastronomic offer, invaluable gift
gastronomic offer, a priceless gift from the cultures that converge in the Sultana del Valle, such as the mestizo peoples of the Andes, the indigenous and Afro-Colombian
indigenous and Afro-Colombian peoples.
To enjoy all these wonderful dishes in Cali there are five gastronomic zones: Peñón, Granada, Ciudad Jardín, Parque del Perro and Zona T (Calle 9 between carreras 56 and 66).
Cali is Tourism.
Santiago de Cali is strengthened in tourism to show the world all its virtues in nature, culture, sports, among others.
We are a destination that inspires locals and visitors with the human quality of its inhabitants, the traditional flavors and dozens of tourist resources that you have to know. There are more than 44 festivals and 50 events every year, welcome!
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