The Travel Guides: Festivals in Lima
A short list of popular festivals in Lima to keep on the calendar.
El Día del Pisco Sour
The Day of the Pisco Sour is a holiday Limeños do not forget. It’s celebrated on the first Saturday in February with weekend festivals and tastings. An online search of “Día del Pisco Sour” will show you what is happening and where.
Festival de Jazz
With music ranging from swing to Afroperuano, Lima’s Festival de Jazz is a multicultural showcase. Many of the events are held outdoors with free admission. Check out the Asociación de Jazz de Lima for more details.
ArtLima, Lima’s international art fair, is curated by some of the most prestigious galleries in the Americas and abroad. It’s the most important art exhibition in Peru and includes artist-led workshops and discussions.
Craft Beer Sessions
Craft Beer Sessions is an annual festival in Lima organized by Peruvian microbrewers. The two-day event celebrates local brews, alongside food trucks and live music. Follow Craft Beer Sessions on social media for dates.
Lima Restaurant Week
May (and sometimes) October
Lima Restaurant Week is an opportunity to dine at some of the city’s top restaurants at heavily reduced prices. The event is organized by Atrápalo and dates seem to move around every year. Check local English sites like Living in Peru or Peru Telegraph for the specifics as the month approaches.
October or November
There is so much to say about Latin America’s largest gastronomic festival that I wrote a separate article on the event. Go early, bring cash and an empty stomach. Mistura is a culinary experience you won’t forget.
November or December
The last craft beer festival of the year, Cap Fest is an outdoor event with lots of live music.
For more religious and national celebrations throughout the city, see TripSavvy’s list of annual festivals and events in Lima.
Last updated August 2019.