Festivals & Special Events

INCLUDED IN COST

  • Authorized travel to Cuba under the U.S. Department of the Treasury general license
  • Entry visa for Cuba
  • Medical and evacuation insurance in Cuba
  • “Cuba Before You Go” electronic brochure
  • A program of visits, and high quality activities that enable Americans and Cubans to know each other in a fuller sense – beyond media-driven       stereotypes
  • Small group size
  • Six nights accommodations
  • Orientation and welcome luncheon
  • All meals while in Cuba, except for two evening dining experiences on your own
  • Entrance fees to scheduled activities and events
  • Ground transportation and airport transfers by air conditioned bus
  • Gratuities for driver, tour guide and restaurant service
  • Fresh bottled water while touring

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International Festival de la Trova, Santiago de Cuba,              March 19 – 24

Music lovers will want to attend one of the most unique music events in Cuba. Santiago is the host city for the annual La Trova Festival.

The musical style called “trova” was born in Santiago de Cuba. It emerged from bohemian troubadors who, with their guitars under their arm, strolled the streets, playing their songs in parks, plazas, bars or street corners. The Festival began in 1962 in homage to Cuban composer Jose Sanchez, considered the father of Cuban Trova.

16th International Conference on African and Afro-American Culture, Santiago de Cuba, April 12-16

In 2017, the Fernando Ortiz African Cultural Centre will host scholars and people from throughout the Caribbean and the US for a interested in African and African American issues, open a space for reflection on the most pressing problems of the subject, from a multidisciplinary perspective.Researchers from the social sciences, artists, doctors, filmmakers, musicians, choreographers, dancers, priests and practitioners of folk religions of African origin and the general public are called upon to establish a discussion on ta variety of topics. 

Fiesta del Fuego, Santiago de Cuba, July 1-8

Join us for one of the most anticipated annual events in the Caribbean – the 36th Annual Fiesta del Fuego (Festival of Fire.)

Each July, a multitude of artists and spectators from throughout the world converge in historic Santiago, for a weeklong celebration of traditional African Caribbean cultural creativity, expressed through music – calypso, reggae, merengue, cumbia, the Haitian kompa and the zouk from Martinque and Guadalupe, carnival-like parades, dancing, theater, visual arts, poetry, and storytelling – all presented on more than 40 outdoor venues throughout the city. Dozens of conferences and academic workshops and panels are held to explore elements of indigenous Caribbean cultural heritage and religions.

International Festival of New Latin American Film, Havana, December 9 – 16

The International Festival of New Latin American Cinema, (a.k.a. The Havana Film Festival) is one of Latin America’s most anticipated annual events. The intent of the Festival is to promote and award filmmakers “whose works whose significance and artistic values contribute to, enrich and reaffirm Latin American and Caribbean cultural identity.” The festival largely showcases contemporary Latin American cinema, but also features works produced by filmmakers from the US and across the globe. About one-third of the films are subtitled in English. In addition to its film presentations, the festival offers seminars on cinematic topics led by industry professionals.

2017 Havana Jazz Festival, Havana, December 10 – 18

Join jazz lovers from across the globe at the 33rd International Havana Festival of Jazz! Some of the world’s biggest names in jazz, within Cuba and internationally, perform nightly in concert halls, clubs, bars, along the Malecon, and impromptu on street corners throughout sultry Havana. People who experience this festival return year after year! Jazz, that most American music, takes on a sultry international flavor at the Havana Jazz Fest!