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When To Go To Lima

Lima has a climate typical of the Peruvian coastal area. The weather is mild, with warm summers and cool winters, and humid all year round. In summer (December –April), temperatures reach 28-30°C (82-86°F). During the winter (May-November), temperatures dip to 12-15°C (54-59°F). It never rains, but June-October garúa (fine drizzle) dampens the streets dampen due to a fine drizzle and the sky is constantly overcast.

Holidays and Festivals

No matter what time of year you visit Lima, you’ll find some sort of civic, religious or cultural event happening, like these:

January 18 – Aniversario de Lima – the city’s birthday party with guided tours, fireworks and other events; a serenata (serenade) is held the night before on the Plaza de Armas

February – Carnaval – water fights throughout the city and a parade with decorated cars in Miraflores

March – Festival Internacional de Poesía de Lima (URL:

Also in March is the Fiesta de Vindimia (Wine Festival) in Surco, with beauty queens and winery tours.

April – National Paso Peruano Horse Competition in Pachacámac

June 29 – Fiesta de San Pablo y San Pedro in Chorrillos – to honor the patrón saints of fishermen, there are a seaside mass and other events

July 28-29 – Fiestas Patrias – civic-military parade in Central Lima’s Campo de Marte, and decorated car parade and fireworks in Miraflores

August 30 – Fiesta de Santa Rosa de Lima – honoring Lima’s native saint

Also in August is the Festival de Cine de Lima (URL:

October 18-28 – Fiesta del Señor de los Milagros – to honor the Christ that protects the city from earthquakes

October 31 – Día de la Canción Criolla

October-November – Bullfighting seasons, with events in the Plaza del Acho

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