The summer is fast approaching, and that means it’s time to party.

When it comes to festivals and celebrations, nobody throws a better party than Colombianos, am I right?

The only thing is there are so many different festivals it’s hard to know which ones are worth going to.

So, we put this list together. Here you’ll find the largest and best of the Colombian Independence Day Festivals, from LA to Miami.

1. El Festival Colombiano

Los Angeles, CA

40th celebration of Colombian Independence Day in Southern California.


2. Colombian Fest Chicago

Chicago, IL

3-day celebration at the Kelvyn Park Cleaners in Chicago, United States, is a must if your in the area. Experience great music, food, dancing, great people and handmade artisanias.



3. Carnaval San Francisco

San Francisco Bay Area, CA

Experience some Colombian culture at the 40th Annual Carnaval San Francisco. This massive parade brings many Latin cultures together including: La Cumbiamba Colombiana (cumba dancers) and Tambores de Colombia.


4. Colombian Independence Day Fest

Palm Beach, FL

Sing Colombia’s national anthem with hundreds of other Colombians at the Suomi Talo House. See fantastic dance performances, live music, and more at the 16th annual celebration.



5. Boston Colombian Festival

Boston, MA


Colombian’s in Boston are in for a real treat. This is one of the most well organized Independence Day Festivals we found. Enjoy tasty food, live music and a ton of fun.

6. Fiesta de Independencia de San Diego

San Diego, CA

If you are in San Diego, leave a spot on your calendar for this party. The House of Colombia in San Diego, brings together Colombian’s to enjoy great food, music, folkloric dances y mucha parranda.



7. Colombian Fest Orlando

Orlando, FL


8. Picnic De Independencia de Colombia

St. Paul, MN


Hola amigos en Minnesota!! Yes, I know you suffer from harsh winters, but this will add plenty of warmth to your summer. This family friendly picnic is a great way to enjoy the outdoors, connect with Colombianos and experience

9. Colombian Independence Day Festival in NY

Elizabeth, NY

Its not clear if this festival still goes on, but its worth mentioning simply due to its size. Over 150 thousand people celebrated Colombian Independence Day in Elizabeth in 2014. Checkout the video to get a feel for how much fun this festival is, or was.


10. Festival Orgullo Colombiano

Long Island, NY

Ever wonder why there are so many Colombian’s in the New York area? Its because they have the greatest parties!! Hahaha.

Take a look at the video below and you’ll see that I’m not joking. This is probably the biggest of all Colombian Independence Day Festivals we found.


11. Colombianos en Austin

These days Austin is more well known for the South by Southwest Festival (SXSW). But for those wanting the celebrate Colombian Independence day festivals


12. Colombian Festival

Buffalo, NY


13. Colombian Fest Houston

Houston, TX

You know the old saying “everything is bigger in Texas”? Well the Colombian’s in Houston know it too and threw an amazing street party to celebrate Independence Day. Take a look a the video for some highlights of what went down.


14. Colombian Fest Dallas

Dallas, TX

The celebration in Houston may be larger, but if you like to dance, this may be the one for you in Texas.



15. Celebra TĂș Independencia en Miami

Miami, FL


Last and certainly not least Miami. Tu our amigos in South Florida, I have to say “I’m a bit jealous”. Simply because this festival looks perfect. Sunny blue skies, perfect weather, happy people celebrating Colombia’s Independence. What more could you ask for?

If you can’t make it to the party, take a look at the video below to get a feel for this cumbia powered celebration.


There you have it, the top 15 Colombian Independence Day Festivals from across the USA.

Did we miss any great events that should be included here?

Please let us know in the comments below so we can make sure to update the list.