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Experience Argentinian Culture, Performances and Cuisine at the Festival Argentino

The 35th annual Festival Argentino, celebrating Argentine Day in the United States, takes place on May 21, 2022. Music, exhibitors, authentic food are highlights of the popular event, which takes place at Kenmore Middle School.

This year, the 35 artists headline the festival’s performance schedule. The audience will have a unique opportunity to meet and interact with the participating artists, who come from different parts of Argentina and the United States through their artistic performances and booth chats. The mix of live music, great food, and fun activities for kids make the festival a perfect family-friendly experience.

Mr. Jorge Arguello, the Argentine Ambassador to the United States of America, and/or a designated representative, will be at the Annual event to celebrate with us all. Tickets are available online for $20 and (no refunds) include a raffle ticket and free public parking. Entry ticket doubles as a chance to win a round-trip ticket to Buenos Aires, courtesy of COPA Airlines.

A man in a suit and woman in red dress dancing the tango together in Arlington VA
Tango Dancers - Marina Marcelo & Marina Bellani

Known for its proximity to Washington D.C., Arlington is a vibrant suburban community with an eclectic, diverse population that has a deep appreciation for authentic cuisine. The event brings Argentinian cuisine to the U.S. and features exhibitors, soccer, children's games, musical performances, and other entertainment. The Festival Argentino is a Virginia gourmet lover's dream come true, with affordable food options that will make any meat-lovers mouth water – you can get Choripan, It consists of Argentine sausage, bread, and chimichurri, Empanadas traditional Argentinean baked empanadas filled with beef, onions, paprika, hot pepper powder, cumin, oregano, hard-boiled egg, and olives and alfajores are traditional Argentine pastries made with two delicate, melt-in-your-mouth cookies embracing a luscious dollop of creamy dulce de leche caramel.

The one-day event is a colorful, fun, and food-filled celebration of Argentine and Interamerican Cultures. View art crafts and exhibits, listen to a variety of fabulous music and watch skilled dancers perform Tango and traditional Argentine dances. The event will also include children’s art activities focusing on “Technology in Times of Pandemic,” outdoor family soccer from 2:00─5:00 p.m. and performing clowns from the company “Sonrisas y Lagrimitas” in the theatre at 4:00 p.m. 

Folklore dancer Adriana Argentino wearing blue and white dress in front of mural in Arlington VA
Folklore Dancer - Adriana Argentino

Don't miss this long-running and award-winning cultural festival on May 21. Special thanks to event co-sponsors Arlington County, StayArlington, the Embassy of Argentina,  Pampa's Fox, Capitalwire PR, Arlington Cultural Affairs, Department of Parks and Recreation, Kenmore Middle School, Global Digital Services, Arlington Arts, Arlington Free Clinic, Embracing Arlington Arts, Virginia is for Lovers, volunteers, artists, media, exhibitors and participants. Online ticket sales via Visit the list of artists on our website For questions, please call 703-212-5850 or email

Daniel Manzoni is a man of the silver generation, who has defended cultural equity for 35 years. 'Festival Argentino' is his creation. A festival in Arlington Virginia in proximity to the Capital of the Nation that includes tango, folklore music, exhibitors, and Argentine rock to celebrate Argentine culture with EVERYONE. Obsessive attention to detail makes him a good festival planner. Now, his festive vocation is semi-legendary and has earned him the U.S. Presidential Gold Voluntary Service Award.

Author: Guest Blog - Daniel Manzoni