The second month of the year presents culture, tradition and history at various events across Uruguay

the summer in Uruguay is just beginning and the events in the country continue intense until the end of the season. At this time, several regions of the country promote shows, festivals and cultural attractions not to be missed.

If you plan a trip to uruguay in February, be sure to visit some of these events that allow you to experience a little more of the country's traditions and essence.

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uruguayan carnival


One of the most famous events in Uruguay, with the participation of the entire population, is Carnival. The festival involves several Uruguayan traditions and cultures and takes place for approximately 50 consecutive days, being considered the longest carnival in the world.

On February 7th and 8th, the “Llamada Parade” takes place in Montevideo. The event fills Avenida 18 de Julio, the capital's main avenue, with more than 2,500 people playing the Candombe drums, a typical dance with atabaques in the country.

Still in the rhythm of Carnival, the “Desfile de Llamada del Interior” takes place in Durazno, central region of the country, on February 16th. The event is one of the most traditional in Uruguay, bringing together more than 30 groups from all states.

what to do in uruguay in february

Photo: Serrana Díaz – Ministry of Tourism of Uruguay

National Grape Festival


the cities of Colonia del Sacramento and Carmel hosted on February 8, 9 and 10 to National Grape Festival. The event brings together exhibitions, shows by national and international artists, an amusement park and many activities for children.

wine and gastronomy


The city of Carmel receives, on the 16th of February, the Grape & Vino Point, an event that transforms the place into a kind of Latin American Tuscany with several activities for the whole family with free admission.

The aim is to promote, among the population and visitors, the culture of wine and gastronomy. The space brings together foodtrucks, children's activities, a fair with local products and artistic shows. And, of course, there are several labels for tasting.

Uruguay in February

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Sculptures in the Sand


who is by Rock in the first days of February, more precisely, the 1st and 2nd, you will be able to attend the meeting of sand sculpture artists, which will take place at Playa Bahía Grande, in La Paloma.

the 6th Castles in the Arena brings together artists from all over Latin America who perform this type of work. The event also offers tourists the opportunity to watch, live, the incredible sand sculptures taking shape.

Celebration of Yemanja


On February 2nd, the celebration of Iemanjá takes place at Parque Rodó, in Montevideo. It is a ritual where traditions of Afro-Brazilian origin mix and draw the attention of the local public. In the celebration, a tribute is paid to the Queen of the Sea through offerings thrown into the Rio de la Plata in wooden boats.

Festival Grito de Asencio


Finally, on the 23rd, in the city of Villa Soriano, in the state of Soriano, the “Grito de Asencio Festival” takes place. Every February, the state celebrates its important participation in the struggle for independence. A horse march is carried out through the main cities that have witnessed the history symbolized by the well-known “Grito de Asencio”. It is a very traditional event in the city.

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