Here’s our curated collection of what’s on in Peru in March 2017 from Roots festivals and concerts to exhibitions with giant walking kinetic structures and a Machu Picchu Ultra Marathon for good measure…

Lima Concerts:

Israel Vibration,

Saturday 11th of March 2017 at 6pm.

The mythic Jamaican Reggae Band come back to Lima for the second edition of the Roots Festival  at the Puntas Rocas beach (Km45 on the old Panamerica road).

Festival Happy Ending, Parque de la Exposición

Thursday 23rd of March 2017

This mini festival celebrates the end of summer with Sublime With Rome, Caribou and Bomba Estéreo playing live in Lima. More information here.

Lima Exhibitions:

Theo Jansen.

Asombrosas criaturas, Espacio Fundación Telefónica. Mon to fri : 10 am to 8 pm. Sat & Sun : 12 to 7 pm. Until 12.03.2017. Free entrance.

This contemporary creator is known worldwide for his ‘Strandbeest’, gigantic kinetic structures made of plastic that move with the wind. Utterly fascinating. Check out a video below for some wind inspiration!

Aquiles Ralli (1925 – 2010),

Centro Cultural Inca Garcilaso. Mon to fri : 10 am a 8 pm ; Sat & Sun : 10am to 6 pm. Until 12.03.2017. Free entrance.

Peruvian painter with a unique world and his own language inspired by seascapes, field characters, native traditions from the Andes and the Amazon rainforest…
More information here.

Mascaras herbert rodriguez - what's on in Peru in March 2017Herbert Rodríguez – Nadie sale vivo de aqui

Sala Juan Pardo Heeren. 11 am-8 pm. From Tuesday to Sunday. Until 03.2017

Peruvian artist and cultural activist Herbert Rodríguez sheds light on Peruvian reality. An exhibition of almost four decades of his eclectic work. Free entrance.

Cusco :

Machu Picchu Ultra Marathon - what's on in Peru in March 2017Ultra Machupicchu Trail 100K Marathon

Saturday 25th of March 2017,  Mollepata.

This non-stop, hard-core ultramarathon race in the Andes takes place between Salkantay and Machu Picchu. A trek considered as one of the most important (and exhausting!) trekking roads in the world by the National Geographic Travel magazine.


Festival de la Virgen de la Candelaria

From 03/03/2017 TO 05/03/2017.

The celebration of Puno’s patron saint is the biggest festival of the year in Puno and attracts more than 200 groups of dancers from villages and towns all over the region. The festival was traditionally linked to the agricultural cycles and harvests and is one of the most colourful and joyful festivals in Peru.

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