Best things to do in Lima in April

April in Lima may not have chestnut trees in blossom, but the remaining blue skies accompanied by a pleasant warmth (bye bye humidity) have locals – and a few international and national rockers – singing.

From concerts to food festivals and even fashion shows, this is the month to enjoy the last few weeks of sun in Lima.

Catch a roster of female artists at this year’s Parada Lima © Courtesy of Selvamonos Productions

Parada Lima 2019

Discover your new favorite artist during this twelve-hour showcase of live performances featuring urban and tropical beats. From the organizers of Selvamonos, Peru’s popular music fest set in the high jungle, this year’s edition of Parada Lima will be set in central Lima and promises to highlight female artists. Don’t miss Renata Flores Rivera, best known for her Quechua covers of pop classics (though she’s so much more), or the contralto voice of Chaska Paucar, lead vocalist of Hit La Rosa.

Date: April 6 (4pm)

Place: Centro de Convenciones Festiva, Alfonso Ugarte, 1439, Central Lima

Try all different kinds of Peru’s flagship dish at Ceviche Fest © Sergio Amiti

Ceviche Fest

What’s a weekend in Lima without ceviche? Ten restaurants of diverse styles will gather at this event to show off their distinct versions of Peru’s favorite raw fish dish. Gather your seafood-loving friends so you can take a sensory excursion from jungle-inspired ámaZ to round-the-way canteen Agallas. As aji and límon begin to tickle your taste buds, live music will get the rest of you moving.

Date: April 6 (12pm- 12am)

Place: Domos Art, Costa Verde San Miguel

Perú Moda

“Believe to be sustainable.” That’s the concept adopted by Peru Moda in its 22 edition as it continues to showcase some of the best in Peruvian textiles and fashion. It’s more than just looks however, as buyers and representatives from brands such as Max Mara, Gucci, Vivienne Westwood and more are said to attend the trade fair to strike a deal with small Peruvian businesses and producers. As in past editions, there will be the annual Young Creators of the World competition, only this year carrying the theme “Rethink, Be Sustainable.”

Date: April 10-12

Place: Lima Convention Center, Av. Arqueología 160, San Borja

Ruidosa Fest

Songwriter, activist and founder of Ruidosa Fest Francisca Valenzuela, the Chilean-American who’s recently released two groundbreaking tracks “Tomame” and “Ya no se trata de ti,” will take the stage with Russian feminist punk collective Pussy Riot. Known for their agitating public performances, the reinvigorating riot girls will be transmitting their powerful discourse through catchy choruses and outspoken ideas. Expect colored balaclavas pulled over their heads and powerful iconography.

Date: April 11 (8pm)

Place: Centro Convenciones de Barranco, Av República de Panamá 220, Barranco

See Pipe Villaran’s new music project, the Smokin’ Pipe Band © Courtesy of Smokin’ Pipe Band

Smokin’ Pipe Band

While his participation in legendary Peruvian bands such as G3 and Los Fuckin Sombreros bespeaks his popularity in the local scene, songwriter and guitar player Pipe Villaran’s new musical venture comprises four skillful musicians that make up the Smokin’ Pipe Band. Combining elements of traditional blues and psych rock, the band promises to push itself to its limits to reveal a pulsing blend of cosmic guitars. Arrive on time and enjoy the groovy location in downtown Lima.

Date: April 25 (9pm)

Place: La Noche de Lima, Jr. Callao 177, Downtown Lima

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