Tourism has blossomed in Buenos Aires, bringing visitors from all over the world along with some of today’s most popular artists and performers. Currently, tourists and Porteños are rocking out to the likes of Green Day, Queens of the Stone Age, No Te Va Gustar, Rage Against the Machine, and many others at the Pepsi Music Fest—an annual rock extravaganza that lasts over a week. The list of international artist to have performed in Buenos Aires is varied and wide ranging, from Rob Halford of Judas Priest to the Dave Matthews Band and the Jonas Brothers.
Buenos Aires is also the site of Personal Fest. From dusk till dawn a lineup of big name international artists and DJs perform a mix of rock, pop, funk, and dance on the Costanera Sur, an ecological preserve on the banks of the Rio de la Plata river. Electronica fans flock to Creamfields BA, the first Creamfields event to be held outside of England, where the festival originated. Previous Creamfield artists include David Guetta, LCD Soundsystem, and Deadmau5. This year’s Creamfield will take place on November 13th in the Buenos Aires Autodrome.
Besides music, sports are another main draw for Argentines and visitors alike. Anyone familiar with the world of fútbol, or who relish a good rivalry, should attend the “Super Classico” that pits Boca Juniors against Rivers Plate—the two most popular soccer clubs in Buenos Aires. Imagine a Red Sox-Yankees or Duke-UNC game on steroids, where for over 90 minutes 70,000 fans go crazy cheering for their team.
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Other popular sports to watch include Polo, of which Buenos Aires is famous for, and tennis. Tennis star Juan Martín del Potro hails from the city of Tandil, south of Buenos Aires.
A few other events to take place in Buenos Aires include:
- October 30th: Latin America International Tourism Trade Fair
- November 3-7: ArtFutura at the MALBA (Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires)
- November 6th: Buenos Aires Price: Gay Parade
- November 13- December 4: Argentinian Open Polo Tournament
- November 22-28: International Festival of Queer Tango Buenos Aires
- January 2-15 (2011): The Dakar Rally
To see a complete list of upcoming events in Buenos Aires please visit this website: http://www.whatsonwhen.com/sisp/index.htm?fx=events.location&loc_id=131837&cat_id=5926&sort=DATE
With all the great cultural events, sports, festivals, and sites, Buenos Aires is not to be missed! And of course, should you want to stay in the comfort of your own apartment while in Buenos Aires, you know where to look: Buenos Aires Apartments.