The Andean Festival with the Strength of the Sun (Carnaval Andino Con la Fuerza del Sol) is known as an entertainment event as well as one of the most important carnivals and festivals that are held in the north part of Chile.
The festival is held in the city of Arica in north Chile. During the festivals days the city is turned to a giant stage where the visitors can enjoy diverse shows that are influenced from the Catholic tradition, the Spanish culture and indigenous unique culture.
During the carnival days, accommodation may be scarce owing to higher demands, therefore it is advisable to check accommodation prices and make reservations ahead of time.
Some colorful parades are held during the festive dates.
In addition to Chilean bands, guest dance groups and bands from Peru and Bolivia participate also in the festival.
Details of the festival’s time line can be found on the carnival website. See the link below under “Event related information”