Below are the tango festivals held in the Bay Area throughout the year.
July 1st – July 4th, 2022
Nora’s Tango Week is one of the longest-running and most well-known Tango festivals in the United States since 1998*. 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.
*with a 2-year pause due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
July 7th – 10th, 2022
ARGENTINE TANGO USA is presented by Andrea Monti and the City of Buenos Aires. The official US representatives (champions) go on to compete directly at the Semifinal Rounds of the Tango Dance World Cup in Buenos Aires every year*. The Tango Festival includes four evening milongas, special performances, live music, a professional singer, and performances by internationally renowned Tango Maestros. The festival will be held at Double by Hilton in San Jose, CA in 2022.
*except 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
November 8-10, 2019 (10-year anniversary!)
San Francisco Tango Marathon (SFTM) 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 their Team Staff. SFTM is capped at 450 dancers and is role balanced. 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. Passes sold out quickly each year, so make your plans early!
To be announced *
SFTX is back! San Francisco Tango Exchange (SFTX) was an annual tango event that ran from 2006 to 2009. SFTX concentrates on using guided exercises and technical games as a platform for a weekend of tango adventures. The goal of SFTX is to create an inclusive environment for every dancer to ‘explore, discover, and exchange‘.
* planned for August 29-30, 2020, and cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.