The heroic burning of Bayamo, which occurred on January 12, 1869, was one of the greatest patriotic feats of the Cuban people in their struggles for national liberation. Each year, the Bayamese people gather in the Hymn Square to remember this historic event.
Artistic galas are celebrated with the participation of renowned personalities of local and Cuban art and culture, which guarantee a unique experience for its participants.
National Arrieros Event
It is interesting its 3 days that begin with a ride in mule to the museum La Otilia, in addition a long day of lectures, visits to farms of recreation, fairs, handicrafts exhibitions, all endorsed by the artistic talent of the territory including the participation of the Eastern Organ manifestation considered like leader in the peasant activities, peasant guateques. The event is held in the month of June to celebrate the day of San Juan (June 24), so it is part of these days and as a tradition sunrise on the river Buey Arriba with a typical natural bath.
Sindo Garay Popular Music Festival
Date: First half of April.
Organizers: Provincial Center of Granma’s Music.
Tel. (5323) 42 4012.
Celebrated in Bayamo City since 1984, this festival commemorates the birth of legendary Cuban musician Sindo Garay. It aims to recognize the musical work of composers and performers of the Granma province. A theoretical event on Cuban popular music and the life of Garay and a musical contest of trova and traditional Cuban music is held, an excellent opportunity to appreciate the work of Granma musicians and other relevant artists of the country.
Fiesta de la Cubanía
Date: from October 17 to 20.
Place: Urban Historic Center.
Organizers: Provincial Direction of Culture in Granma.
Tel. (5323) 42 6289.
Celebration born in Bayamo, birthplace of Cuban nationality, in 1994. Since then, each year the City Monument is the venue for this event, with spaces for scientific discussions framed in historiography and social sciences, and events in the order of events Historical-cultural, traditions, folklore, cultural and national identity.
It includes handicraft fairs, exhibitions and salons of plastic arts, presentations and book sales, poetry and narrative workshops, awards competitions, presentations of traditional, popular and concert music, film screenings, master lectures, round tables, among others Proposals. It always counts on the participation of recognized national and international figures.
Oriental Organ Festival
Date: August 13 to 16.
Organizers: Municipal Direction of Culture in Niquero.
Tel. (5323) 59 2694.
Aimed at preserving the practice of organ music as the richest tradition of this locality in promoting its values and socio-cultural transcendence, it includes in its program of activities as core parts the theoretical event The organ and its journey in time, sponsored each year By the municipal museum, and a contest whose jury awards three awards and a prize of popularity to the best artistic units (organs) attending.
Together, community and foreign guests, will enjoy dance courses, downloads and percussion workshops, while they will have the possibility to vote for the best grouping of the contest in its current edition.
Bayamo Gourmet International Event
Date: November 5-6.
Place: Provincial Museum Manuel Muñoz, Royalton Hotel, Mesón La Cuchipapa, Plaza del Himno, Plaza de la Revolución and surroundings. Bayamo.
Organizers: Mintur Granma Delegation, Culinary Association of Granma, Provincial Direction of Patrimony.
Tel. (5323) 423468.
Flavors of Cuba and the World. Inquiry from the visual arts, audiovisual, literature, tourism and regional cuisines. The Festival, during its three days, provides an opportunity to reflect on the art of tasting, in communion with a vocation to contribute knowledge to the attending public, through workshops and conferences on Cuban and Campechana cuisine, literature, art, music, Audiovisual, anthropology and tourism.