Below are the primary tango festivals held in the Bay Area throughout the year.
April 13-16, 2017
ARGENTINE TANGO USA is an organization run by Andrea Monti and a group of dedicated social dancers who are committed to celebrating Argentine culture in the USA. This event includes four days of dancing, tango workshops, guest instructors, live music and most importantly, a Tango competition to decide the USA Tango champions in both Salon and Stage categories. The festival is held annually at the San Francisco Airport Marriott Hotel. Registration is now open. Sign up early and get a discount!
This year there is a new competition category open for everybody: MILONGA!
In 2017, Nora’s Tango Week will be celebrating it’s 20th year. It’s one of the longest running and most well-known Tango festivals in the United States. Nora invites world class tango masters from Argentina and presents an inspirational program for tango enthusiasts of all levels. Each night of the festival has a different theme for dressing up. The festival is held at the San Francisco Airport Marriott. Visit Website
September 2nd – 4th, 2016
A full weekend of workshops with Johana Copes, daughter of legendary Juan Carlos Copes, and one of the most renowned dancers, choreographers and producers in the world of Tango Dance. Joining Johana will be San Francisco’s own Tango Con*Fusión.
A Weekend with Johana Copes & Tango Con*Fusión:
LOCATION- In the beautiful county of Marin, just 15 minutes North of Golden Gate Bridge:
Alma Del Tango Studio, 167 Tunstead Avenue, San Anselmo, Ca 94960.
November 11-12, 2017
SF Tango Marathon is three blissful days of non-stop tango in beautiful San Francisco. This event is very well organized by Ayano Yoneda and Felipe Martinez and a great group of volunteers. The SF Tango Marathon attracts some of the best dancers from all over the US and abroad. Prepare for amazing dancing, excellent DJs, tango lectures, Tango clothes and shoes for sale, plus a variety of delicious snacks and coffee to keep you going. Visit Website