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Saturday, October 31, 2015

Festival de Cuenca - with photos

Are you ready to party? Do you like music, art, dance, food and general festivities? Then Festival de Cuenca is for you. It's a celebration of Cuenca's independence from the Spanish and the party goes on for over a week.
Throw Pillows
People come from all over South America to show their wares and concerts are also a huge draw. One of the headliners this year is Enrique Iglesias who will likely fill the futbol (soccer) stadium.
Embassy of Japan Cultural Display
The upside of all this pandemonium? Most of it's free. (Okay, not Enrique...but there will be concerts in most of the parks throughout the city that don't cost a dime.)

When we first arrived we thought it was all about the artisan stalls along the river, but no, it's so much more. Programs for the events are notoriously hard to come by, but the city is finally offering an online version and we managed to get our hands on a hard copy this year. We've already missed about a week of events - maybe next year we'll get our stuff together and be more prepared.

Check out the agenda for this year's festivities:

We're looking forward to checking out all the art work and maybe taking in a few concerts. Get out there, enjoy everything that the city has to offer and don't forget your sunscreen!

Wool Work

Wood Work

PS The bars are allowed to be open until 4am over the holiday weekend, so it could be some wild times! 



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