VENDIMIA SCHDULE 2008
ItÂ´s coming soon - Mendoza's biggest party of the year! It's almost Vendimia time, and each department of Mendoza is having its own celebration. They started at the end of January, but there are still plenty to come.
In these events every region in Mendoza province expresses its character with local art, typical dances, music, and food. These culminate with the election of the departmental queen.
You still have time to catch these local events:
* GuaymallÃ©n: February 16th
* San MartÃn: February 16th
* Santa Rosa: February 22th
* Ciudad de Mendoza: February 29th
Sunday March 2nd - Blessing of the fruits
Friday March 7th - VÃa Blanca (City center)
Saturday March 8th - Carrusel (City center)
Saturday March 8th - Fiesta Nacional Vendimia Teatro Griego F. R. Day, queen election
Sunday March 9th - Fiesta Nacional Vendimia Teatro Griego F. R. Day Repetition
Monday March 10th - Fiesta Nacional Vendimia Teatro Griego F. R. Day Repetition
Movie Nights in the Park every Wednesday (February & March)
2/6 Film: â€œLa educaciÃ³n de las Hadasâ€
2/13 Film: â€œLas Manosâ€
2/20 Film: â€œSoy tu Aventuraâ€
2/27 Film: â€œEl Vientoâ€
3/5 Film: â€œA TravÃ©s de Tus Ojosâ€
FESTA IN PIAZZA
From March 4th to 6th.
In addition the Vendimia celebrations, Mendoza's Italian community takes to the streets with "Festa in Piazza," held in Plaza Italia. Enjoy typical Italian food, shows, etc - each region in Italy has a stand.
FEBRUARY 12-17 MASTERS OF FOOD AND WINE SOUTH AMERICA
This year, South Americaâ€™s most prestigious Food and wine event is being held here in Mendoza for only the second time. Masters of Food and Wine, hosted by the Park Hyatt Mendoza, is not to be missed - it includes wine tours as well as lunches and dinners prepared by the worlds best chefs. There are daily events in and around Mendoza. See their website Masters of Food and Wine South America.
Also see SubsecretarÃa de Cultura (en EspaÃ±ol) or if you're in Mendoza pick up a copy of the Grapevine (in English) for more Vendimia information.
Federal Week 2008 (Parque CÃvico de Ciudad, 9pm. Free Entrance)
Semana Federal from February 19th till February 24th, is a classic event at Vendimia time, where culture and arts are the main stars. During six nights the different departments of Mendoza (Lavalle, MalargÃ¼e, General Alvear, San Rafael, Godoy Cruz, San Carlos, TunuyÃ¡n, Tupungato, LujÃ¡n de Cuyo, MaipÃº, Rivadavia, JunÃn and Santa Rosa) show their art and queens.
Carlos Mendez, along with artists from Rivadavia, JunÃn and Santa Rosa; Los Percherones de la Tonada and Los Navarro.
El ViÃ±atero Cantor, artists from San Carlos, TunuyÃ¡n y Tupungato; Luciana Guaquinchay and el DÃºo Cacace - Alliaga.
Montuelle DÃºo, artists from LujÃ¡n de Cuyo, MaipÃº y GuaymallÃ©n; Lisandro BertÃn and Juanita Vera.
Torino-Reynozo, artists from San Carlos, TunuyÃ¡n y Tupungato; DÃºo Nuevo Cuyo y Los Cerrillanos.
Cantores de un Sentimiento, artists from MalargÃ¼e, Gral. Alvear y San Rafael; Ecos del Valle y Las Voces de mi Tierra.
Ini Ceverino, artists from Lavalle, Godoy Cruz and Mendoza Capital; Los Herederos del Norte y Romina Maroso.
Attend what you can - you're sure to enjoy this special time of year in Mendoza!