FLOWER FESTIVAL 2016
FERIA FLORES 2016, MEDELLIN
Every year during the Feria de Las Flores or Flower Festival the city of Medellin hosts a week-long schedule of events and festivities including the world famous parade of silleteros. During the month of August, La Feria de Los Flores (The Flower Festival) attracts people from all around Colombia to the city of Medellin. In fact, tourists arrive to the city from all parts of the world including the USA, Australia and Europe just to witness the special attractions that include a trail ride through town on horses, orchid competition, music festivals and parade of silleteros. Steeped in rich tradition and botanical excellence, the city of Medellin truly comes alive as it displays its proud heritage in the brilliant colors of its flowers that grow in and around the countryside. In fact, you might say this flower festival is as much a part of Medellin’s cultural identity as the 4th of July is for the USA. Also included in the week-long schedule of events at the Feria de Las Flores is a fireworks show to begin and end the festival, dog and mascots walk, National Trova Festival, Classic & Antique car parade, Sanalejo Market, Orchids/Flowers & Birds Expo, National Equestrian Fair, Humor City, orchestra festival, horse ride through town (cabalgata), caravan of chivas, popular/folk music concerts, activities for children, various displays and more. The Feria de Las Flores is packed with options for the visiting tourist and international travelers.