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The 75th Grape Harvest Festival of Surco

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75° Festival de la Vendimia de Surco

It's Grape Harvest week in Lima's district of Surco; a time to celebrate customs, traditions and the cultural heritage of the old wine district.

The 75th Festival de la Vendimia de Surco started this year for the first time already on the Sunday before the main festivities with a great parade introducing the wine queen candidates to the public. The festival itself takes place from the 23rd to the 26th of May (11.00 am to 11 pm) at the Plaza de Armas of Surco. The four day celebrations include numerous activities around wine like presentations on the traditional way of wine making, an exhibition of established wineries in Surco, the election of the wine queen and a great music program.

Additionally 41 restaurants and food sellers participate in a gastronomic fair offering the best dishes of Surco like Huatía Surcana or Sulcana (a flavorful beef stew traditional to Surco), Sopa Seca Surcana (a special chicken soup), Desayuno Surcano (Surco breakfast including chicharron, fried camote, tamales), Anticuchos and Snacks.

Musical Program for the 75th Festival de la Vendimia de Surco

On the 23rd of May the popular singer of Peruvian Criolla music Cecilia Barraza opens the Grape Harvest Festival at 01.00 pm. In the evening, during the coronation of the new wine queen, the famous Peruvian singer and actor Jean Paul Strauss performs. The night ends with a presentation of the popular Peruvian rock band Libido.

Hermanos Yaipen, a highly awarded Peruvian cumbia music group, performs on the second day of the festival. On Saturday the 25th in the evening Joselito and his Orchestra with their varied repertoire of salsa, merengue, rock, brasilero and musica peruana warm up the audience. The big finale of the traditional Grape Harvest Festival takes place on Sunday the 26th.

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