Festivals in Peru

When Peru is mentioned, what usually follows is Machu Picchu. The South American country is synonymous with long treks, Inca history and a colourful culture.

What travellers fail to recognise is Peru's wealth of exciting fiestas. From wine and live music, to honouring the god of sun and celebrating good local cuisine, here are our favourite Peru festivals.

  • Festival: Carnaval 
  • Games throwing water, flour as well as dance and music.   
  • Location: Highlands and some coastal areas.  
Festival: Fiesta de La Candelaria 
  • Culture, music and dancing 
  • Location: Puno 
  • Festival: Fiesta de La Vendimia      
  • Wine harvest festival 
  • Location: Ica  
24 June 
  • Festival: Inti Raymi 
  • Culture, music and dancing 
  • Location: Cusco   
28/29 July 
  • Festival: Independencia 
  • Independence day – celebration of Peruvian culture – various activities 
  • Location: Country wide