La Gran Fiesta!
Feel the heart and soul of Flamenco. Immerse yourself in the Argentine Tango. Taste the flavours of Spain and dance the salsa. If you like dance, live music and food, and you want to experience authentic Spanish and Latin culture, this event is for you! Join us amigos! Nos vemos en la fiesta!
About La Gran Fiesta
La Gran Fiesta is an authentic cultural experience held over three consecutive Sundays, with dance workshops, authentic food tastings, live performances and music.
Each event will be an opportunity to learn about the culture of Argentina, Cuba and Spain. La Gran Fiesta is hosted by Gisborne resident and pioneer of the Tango movement in Australia, Kristina Diaz, while Chef Teresa from Secret Recipes is the event chef. Sweet & savory authentic, traditional dishes as well as the national beverage from each country will be available at each themed cultural event.
Choose to go to one event or all three. All events include a complimentary dance lesson.
Whether Latin dance is a new interest or an old passion, La Gran Fiesta offers opportunities to sample or fully immerse yourself in the rhythms of salsa, tango and flamenco.
27 March: La Gran Fiesta: ARGENTINA – Matinée Milonga: Tango dance party , workshop & live music
This is a must for “tangonatics”, enthusiastic dancers and newcomers. Introductory Tango Lesson followed by Live Tango Music and dancing. Enjoy a selection of golden Argentinian empanadas and local Malbec wine.
3 April: La Gran Fiesta: CUBA – La Havana Café, Salsa dance workshops & Live Cuban music
Prepare your heart, waist and feet for the challenge. Join us for a spicy Latin dance party! Introductory Salsa Lesson followed by Live Salsa Music and dancing. Enjoy traditional Cuban ‘Cubanos’, Mojitos and Cuba Libres.
10 April: La Gran Fiesta: SPAIN – Olé Amigos! Paella, Tapas, Churros, Flamenco!
Feel the heart and soul of Flamenco. Enjoy traditional paella, tapas, churros with secret-recipe sangria and Spanish beer.
Cost and time
Day passes are $45.
An all-access fiesta pass for the three events and workshops is $149. *Tickets are limited and all tickets must be pre-purchased*
Each event goes from 1-6pm.
Dance workshops are $20.
Food and drinks available for purchase. Outside food and drink are prohibited.
Visit website for schedules and tickets (to go on sale 14 February). In case of event cancellation due to COVID we will reschedule and your passes will be applied automatically. You won’t lose your money!
Sol Y Sombra Gisborne Estate in Gisborne. The estate is a beautiful venue on 8 acres with views of Mt. Macedon. Located just off the Panorama Drv district, a newly constructed farm shed provides a unique sheltered space. The event will occur both indoor and outdoors.
(Easy and extensive parking + an easy commute)
Learn the basics before the main event!
Friday 25 March: Beginners Tango Lessons
Friday 1 April – Beginners Salsa Lessons
See website for details.