Events in Bogota in 2020: January to June

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During the last few years, Colombia’s capital has become a hub of big cultural events and 2020 will not be an exception! Here you will find the main cultural events in Bogotá for the first six months of the year (concerts, festivals, musicals, etc.) Now you don’t have an excuse to not go out and enjoy them!

January 2020

Viaje por la milenaria danza china (“Journey Through Ancient Chinese Dance”) 

A show where choreographies, influenced by rituals and Chinese culture, will be shown. To learn more about the event and buy tickets, click here.

Events in Bogotá January
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Cirque Alfonse – Tabarnak 

Cirque Alfonse is a theater troupe from Quebec, Canada and Tabarnak is a true circus party, a celebration that takes place between heaven and hell, with acrobatics and live music. To learn more and buy tickets, click here.

  • When: January 30 to February 2, 2020
  • Where: Teatro Mayor Julio Mario Santo Domingo – Bogotá 
  • Price: Ranging from 20,000 to 120,000 pesos (~6 to 37 dollars)

February 2020

Don Giovanni opera

Don Giovanni is an opera in two acts based on the play El Burlador de Sevilla by Tirso de Molina. To learn more about the play and buy tickets, click here.

  • When: February 25, 2020
  • Where: Teatro Mayor Julio Mario Santo Domingo – Bogotá 
  • Price: Ranging from 20,000 to 300,000 pesos (~6 to 92 dollars)

Gipsy Kings concert

A gypsy French musical group that mixes flamenco, pop, and Catalan rumba, They are the greatest example of Rumba Flamenca in the world and they are coming to Bogotá! The generations that have grown up with their music are going to enjoy this night a lot, as will you! To buy tickets, click here.

  • .When: February 28, 2020
  • Where: Movistar Arena 
  • Price: Ranging from 264,500 to 437,000 pesos (~80 to 132 dollars)

March 2020

Backstreet Boys Concert  “DNA World Tour”

The opportunity to remember your childhood and teenage years. This iconic band is coming to Bogotá for the first time! Don’t miss the chance to sing and scream all their songs. If you want to buy tickets, click here.

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  • When: March 1st and 2nd 2020
  • Where: Movistar Arena 
  • Price: Ranging from 100,000 to 700,000 pesos (~30 to 216 dollars)

Maroon 5

The three-time Grammy award-winning Maroon 5 is coming to Bogotá. If you are a fan of this group or Adam Levine, this is a great opportunity to see them moving like Mike Jagger. To buy tickets, click here.

  • When: March 14th 2020
  • Where: Parque Salitre Mágico – Calle 63 # 60-80 Bogota
  • Price:  Ranging from 206.000 to 480.000 pesos (~63 to 148 dollars)  

Jamming Festival 2020

Two days of concerts where you can enjoy and sing with bands like Caifanes, Damian Marley, Shaggy, SKA-P, Nach, Monsieur Periné, and more. Enjoy this festival in a warm place surrounded by pools. Also, they offer transportation and lodging. To learn more about the event and buy tickets, click here.

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Festival Iberoamericano de Teatro

This festival is a cultural event that originated in Bogotá, sometimes called the “Theater Capital of the World”. They perform every two years in the city. This year’s guest country of honor in Australia. To know more about it, click here.

  • When: March 27 to April 12, 2020
  • Where:  Different theaters in Bogotá, like Teatro Julio Mario Santo Domingo, Jorge Eliécer Gaitán, Colón, La casa del Teatro Nacional, etc.
  • Price: Some shows are free, others you have to pay for; at the moment, they have not yet published the prices.

April 2020

Festival Estereo Picnic 2020

One of the most anticipated events in Bogotá for this year. FEP festival is one of the biggest festivals we have here in Bogotá, and it is not only a festival but also a life experience you can share with your friends and have a blast of joy at. This year, the main artists are Guns n’ Roses, The Strokes, and The Chemical Brothers. To buy tickets, click here.

  • When: April 3 to 5, 2020
  • Where: Campo de Golf Briceño 18 
  • Price: Combo VIP 3 days: 1.350.000 pesos (~416 dollars) / Combo 3 days : 635.000 to 665.000 pesos ( ~195 to ~205 dollars) / 1 day: 325.000 to 355.000 pesos (~100 to 109 dollars)

Madagascar the Musical 

Who doesn’t remember the famous scene with the song “I Like to Move It”? Now, you can see this musical in Bogotá and laugh with your family.

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  • When: April 18th and 19th 2020
  • Where: Teatro Astor plaza / Calle 67 #11-58, Bogotá
  • Price: Ranging from 22.000 to 77.000 pesos (~6 to ~23 dollars)

Feria del Libro 2020 (FILBO 2020)

This book festival is recognized globally in the Spanish-speaking world. Every year, the organizers invite guest countries; this year the guests will be the Nordic countries (Norway, Sweden, Finland, Denmark, and Iceland). For more info, click here.

Events in Bogotá April-May
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  • When: April 21 to May 5, 2020
  • Where: Corferias
  • Price: Last year the cost was:  Adults – 9,000 pesos (~3 dollars) / Children 5-15 years – 5,500 pesos (~2 dollars) / 3-day combo – 21,000 pesos (~6 dollars)

KISS – End of the Road World Tour

This internationally-recognized rock band will perform in Bogota and, according to the musicians, this will be the last chance their fans have to see them, as they have announced their retirement after an almost 50-year musical career. To buy tickets, click here.

  • When: April 30th, 2020
  • Where: Movistar Arena
  • Price: Ranging from 137.000 to 513,200 pesos (~42 to 158 dollars)

May 2020

Orquesta Filarmónica de Bogotá

La Orquesta Filarmónica de Bogotá (The Philharmonic Orchestra of Bogotá) has become part of the city’s heritage because they have touched the souls of Colombians for more than 50 years. For more info, click here.

  • When: May 15, 2020
  • Where: Teatro Mayor Julio Mario Santo Domingo
  • Price: Ranging from 10.000 to 50.000 pesos (~3 to 15 dollars)

Fito Paez Concert “La Conquista del Espacio tour”

The great icon of Latin-American rock returns to the capital of the country! Fito Paez, the Argentinian artist, and singer are coming to present an amazing show as he has previously done in Hollywood! To learn more or buy tickets, click here.

  • When: May 16, 2020
  • Where: Movistar Arena
  • Price: Ranging from 79,350 to 402,500 pesos (~24 to 122 dollars)

June 2020

Copa America 2020

This year, Colombia will be part of the organization of this international football tournament! The 2020 Copa América will be the 47th iteration of the Copa América. This championship is organized by CONMEBOL, South America’s football confederation.

Events in Bogotá June
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  • When: June 12, 2020
  • Where: Buenos Aires, Argentina will host the opening match on June 12, 2020, and Barranquilla, Colombia will host the grand finale.
  • Price: Ticket prices have not yet been announced. The previous Copa América, which was played in Brazil, had tickets ranging between 175.000 and 835,000 pesos (~53 to 253 dollars).

Comic-Con – Bogotá

Comic-Con Colombia started as an event based on the format that was born 50 years ago in the United States. This is for those who love and want to experience the pop culture, comics, and the entertainment industry. For more info, click here.

  • When: June 19 to June 22, 2020
  • Where: Corferias (Cra. 37 #24-67, Bogotá)
  • Price: Last year’s tickets ranged from 26.000 to 42.000 pesos (~7 to 12 dollars)

I hope you enjoyed this article and that now you have an idea of the events in Bogotá for the first half of 2020! If you know of other events don’t hesitate to leave a comment.

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