Athletes, daredevils, and adventure-seekers will get the spotlight it the Banff Mountain Film Festival. This unique film festival features films about nature, extreme sports, hiking, and just anything related to physical activities. This is definitely something for all the outdoors types to get inspiration for their next excursions. Films from all around the world are featured including Mirafrom Honk Kong, America’s Ace and the Desert Dog, and Canda’s Dream Ride. Get on the trail and get your hiking boots ready. September 25-27. www.banffargentina.com.ar
Foodies unite at this year’s Bariloche a la Carta 2017. Taking place throughout the beautiful town of San Carlos de Bariloche, festival goers get to taste all of Argentina’s fine meats, brews, chocolates, and local fruit at pop-carts and restaurants. There is a quaint small town vibe to the growing foodie fest that has live music from locals adding to the ambiance. October 2-10. www.barilochealacarta.com
RIO DE JANEIRO
There’s a million reasons to go to Brazil from the beautiful landscape to the amazing food but there’s only one reason to go in late September and that’s the Rock in Rio concert festival. It is ten days of concerts from today’s biggest artists. This year they welcome mother monster Lady Gaga and a host of other great talent, including: Maroon 5, Justin Timberlake, Aerosmith, Alicia Keys, Bon Jovi, Shawn Mendes, Petshop Boys, Guns N’ Roses, The Who, Fall Out Boy, and Def Leopard! That’s just to name a few of the over 1,200 international acts that will be performing. September 15-24. www.rockinrio.com/rio/en
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