Posted by Adriaan Alsema on Jun 24, 2013 Leave a comment

Medellin’s 2013 Flower Festival program

Medellin’s 2013 Flower Festival program

Colombia’s second largest city Medellin released the program for its annual Flower Festival, one of the city’s most important cultural events of the year.

As usual, the 13-day festival is centered around the flower parade, during which flower growers carry elaborate flower arrangements known as “silletas” on their backs.

Other prominent elements of the festival, held between July 26 and August 11, are the horse parade and the vintage car parade.

Additionally, the city will host several orchid and parrot exhibitions and an abundance of concerts.

Medellin’s 2013 Flower Festival Program

6 7 8 9 10 11 Location
Comedy Festival

                      University of Medellin Theater
Sancocho Festival  

                      Santa Elena
Flower Parade for Children                         Santa Elena
Opening Orchestra Festival                         Not yet announced
Lymeric Festival                     Gardel Plaza- Deseos Park
Home garden awards        

                Plaza Mayor / Pablo Tobón Uribe Theater
Cabaret Festival







Juan Pablo II Park
“Giants of Flowers”   Plaza Interamericana, MAMM, Plaza Botero, Parque de los Deseos, Unidad Deportiva Atanasio Girardot
San Alejo Folkloric Market    

                Bolívar Park
Flower Parade for Children

              Floresta Park
Car Tuning Festival

            Carabobo North
Artistic Flower Displays



San Antonio de Prado – San Sebastian de Palmitas – San Cristóbal – Altavista
Nocturnal cultural events




Pies Descalzos Park




  Cancha Maracaná – San Javier – Aeroparque Cra 70 – Feria de Ganados – Manrique – Cancha Campo Amor – Parque de los Deseos – Sta. Elena
International Story Teller Festival

Porfirio Barbajacob Theater
Horse Parade  

              Regional – Highway
Traditional Music Festival      






Carlos Vieco Theater
Orchid, Bird and Flower Exhibition      


Botanical Garden
Flower Exhibitions        

Main Roads of the City
Hiking Event        

        El Río Avenue –  Tierragro
Vintage cars parade        

Car Tuning Festival              


Juan Pablo II Park
Flower Parade

Puente Guayaquil – Avenida del Río – San Juan – Avenida Ferrocarril – Palacio de Exposiciones
Folkloric Buses Festival      

                Puente Guayaquil – Avenida del Río – San Juan – Avenida Ferrocarril – Palacio de Exposiciones