There is no doubt that Medellin must be considered among the most metropolitan and modern cities in Latin America, but still it celebrates its agrarian traditions. The Flower Festival, held each year in August, is a riot of color, music and happiness which draws visitors from around the world. And in your own back door, Venecia celebrates its own heritage during the Ferias del Tusa, a vibrant, colorful festival filled with the music, dance, and joyfulness that characterizes the local culture.
Within an hour, Medellin awaits with events year round celebrating the city's importance as a hub of fashion, design, music and dance. For example, in the lead up to "Maridaje", a tradeshow and exhibition of the countries top wine and food producers, the city hosts a month long gastronomy festival where top restaurants offer a 5 course tasting menu and wine pairing at a set price which is more affordable than the glass of wine alone in most western cities.
Also the famous Christmas lights in Medellín, known in Spanish simply as the "Lighting" (El Alumbrado) is a traditional seasonal event in Medellin, where the city hangs millions of Christmas lights and holds light shows and other cultural events.