Every year, the Harvest time in Mendoza celebrates The miracle of the new wine and brings with it an intense calendar of activities, which include district harvest festivals and folk festivals that start at the beginning of the year and finish the first days of March with the main celebration of the National Harvest Festival.
Vendimia, or the Harvest Festival, is the largest national festival in the country and has been celebrated since 1936. Today, the central event of this celebration is an imposing allegorical show with great choreography, light displays and music. It takes place on a 130-meter wide stage in the Frank Romero Day Greek Theater, which is nestled in the middle of the hills.
- On Friday, March 4th, will take place the night parade, called Vía Blanca, where decorated carriages take the queens of every department through the streets of the City.
- On Saturday March 5th ,in the morning, visitors will be able to enjoy a second parade, called the Carrusel. This iconic parade is similar to the one on the previous night but includes the participation of traditional associations and representants of differente groups of nationalities that live in Mendoza.
- In the evening at the Frank Romero Day Greek Theater will take place the main celebration of the National Harvest Festival 2022, called this year “The Miracle of the New Wine”. This fantastic show includes more than 1000 artists on stage, dancing and presenting the history of wine in Mendoza. After the show, the election of the National Harvest Queen takes place. The following days, March 6th and 7th , there will be repetitions of the show followed by concerts of renowned artists. On Sunday, Abel Pintos will be performing and on Monday it will be the turn of Nicki Nicole.
You can watch the main show ‘ The Miracle of the New Wine’ at www.vivo.acequia.tv
It will be broadcasted live starting at 10 pm Mendoza time.
Photo credits: Government of Mendoza