Medellin Events: May 2013

Vibra Mi Tierra 2013

Going forward, Ryan and I will be compiling monthly posts with local events in Medellin, including notable concerts, festivals, sports events, and holidays.

We’re already halfway through May, but hope to be putting future schedules out on the first of each month.


May 25: Ruben Blades 

Ruben Blades, a salsa legend, will be performing an outdoor concert on Calle San Juan for free on May 25.

To get a taste of Blades style and music, check out the video above, a full 2+ hour concert he performed in Cali seven years ago. Personally, my favorite song is Plastico.

Source: Colombia Reports

Vibra Mi Tierra 2013


All month: May for Life

May for Life is a “a month-long celebration to promote nonviolence in a city that continues to struggle with its violent perception.”

Throughout the month, there will be free concerts, parades, and speaking events.

One of the more interesting events, in addition to the Ruben Blades concert (above), is the “Routes of Memory” bus tour, which will take people to historical points of interest in the city, as well as neighborhoods currently suffering from high violence, including Communas 8 and 13.

“The tour takes place on May 20 and buses depart from La Plaza de Libertad at 9:00 AM.”

Source: Colombia Reports

May 31 to June 2: Vibra Mi Tierra

Vibra Mi Tierra is an annual beer and food festival held in Jardin Botanico over the first weekend in June.

This is a family-friendly event, featuring locally-brewed beers by 3 Cordilleras, and live music from 20 artists and groups. Tickets are available in advance, online through the Vibra Mi Tierra, at a discount, or at the door the days of the event.

Festival Hours

  • Friday, May 31, 6:30 PM to 12:30 AM
  • Saturday, June 1,  11:30 AM a 1:00 AM
  • Sunday, June 2, 11:30 AM a 1:00 AM

Source: Vibra Mi Tierra

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  1. Great idea Ryan and Dave! I always seem to hear about events in Medellin after they’ve been and gone so a monthly roundup is really useful.