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Fiestas Patrias is one of the most important holidays in Chile; it’s also known as “Dieci-ocho” (eighteen). Though the event itself is made up of two days (the 18th and 19th of September), many people take the whole week off and travel within Chile to visit their family.

Fondas (sometimes called Ramadas) are big parties or festivals, generally consisting of: food, drink, live music, dancing, crafts and other things for sale and more. They are a big part of the celebration and are held all over the country during the week of Fiestas Patrias, with many communities offering various celebratory events during the entire month. Some last one day, others last the entire week and many offer camping areas where people can stay. During the day, unless otherwise noted by an age limitation, the Fondas are family-friendly, but as evening approaches they can get a bit rowdier and many go on until very late. They also vary greatly in size, with the larger ones hosting thousands of people, so if you go, be safe and don’t take anything you wouldn’t want to lose.

Here is a list of many of the Fondas scheduled for 2013: they cater to all types of people, from traditional folk music to hard-core rock and roll. Check them out and find the one that’s right for you! We are going to be updating this list with any Fondas we hear about so check back and if you know of any not on our list, please let us know. We have tried to provide the most updated information but if you find anything has changed please let us know that as well!


Santiago (Región Metropolitana):

When: September 17-22
Where: Plaza Ines de Suarez, Providencia
Cost: Free

Fonda Bizarra
When: September 17th starting at 5pm, September 18-20 starting at 3pm
Where: Av. Libertador Bernardo O’Higgins 4365
Cost: $6.000 at the door, or you can buy tickets ahead at Rebel Music (Eurocentro) y Voz Propia (Portal Lyon)

La Chingana de los Guachacas
When: September 18-19 starting at 10:59pm
Where: Estación Mapocho
Cost: $5.500 with Feria Ticket

Fonda Oficial de Peñaflor
When: September 17-22
Where: Parque Comunal El Trapiche
Cost: Not listed, last year was $4.000 presale and $5.000 at the gate, $2.500 for children

Fonda Chico Trujillo “Zapateando con el Chico”
When: September 17-19 Starting at 9pm
Where: Centro Cultural Chimkowe, Avenida Grecia 8787, Peñalolen
Cost: Presale $6.000 (the first 1.500 people per day) general admission $8.000

El Deskite Chimkowe 2013
When: September 20 Starting at 8pm
Where: Centro Cultural Chimkowe, Avenida Grecia 8787, Peñalolen
Cost: Presale $3.500 (the first 2.000 people) general admission $5.000

La Fonda Vegana el Huaso Vegetariano
When: September 18-19 from 12pm-9pm
Where: Cumming 662, Barrio Brasil, near Metro Cumming
Cost: $2.000 general admission, kids under 12 free

La Vegan Fonda
When: September 19-20 11:30am-5am
Where: El Centro de Eventos El Cerro, Bombero Núñez 231, Bellavista, Metro Baquedano or Bellas Artes
Cost: $2.000 presale at Indie Records, Eurocentro, 1º subterráneo (Moneda at Ahumada, near Metro U. de Chile), at the door: $2.000 until 6pm, $3.000 until midnight, $4.000 until 5am, children under 12, seniors, and people who traveled to Santiago from outside the Region (with receipt of travel), free.

Fonda Vegana Vegetariana
When: September 17-18 11am-10pm
Where: Espacio Italia, Av. Italia 1679, Ñuñoa
Cost: $2.000, children free

2° Gran Fonda Vegana de Puro Verde la Pica Vegetariana
When: September 18-20 1pm-3am
Where: Calle Libertad 14 at Pasos de la Alameda, Metro ULA
Cost: $2.000 Presale at Puro Verde la Pica Vegetariana, Grajales 2543 between Molina and Av. España, $3.000 at door, children under 12 free

Veggie Fonda 2013
When: September 15-21 1pm-1am
Where: Govindas Restaurant Vegetariano, Ricardo Cumming 643
Cost: None listed

La Yein Fonda en Parque O´Higgins
When: September 17-22 from 10am-4am
Where: Parque O´Higgins
Cost: Internet presale tickets starting at $8.000

La Cumbre del Rock Chileno
When: September 17-22 11am-4am
Where: Parque O´Higgins
Cost: $6.000 at the door only

La Gran Fonda de Uno
When: September 18-21 from 7pm
Where: Matucana 100
Cost: Presale starting at $10.000 from Ticketek

Fiestas Patrias En Calera de Tango 2013
When: September 13-22 and October 4-6 starting at 6pm
Where: Estadio Municipal in Calera de Tango
Cost: $2.000 only available on site

Fonda “El Kiko”
When: September 13-22 and October 4-6 from 12pm-4:30am
Where: Estadio Municipal in Calera de Tango
Cost: None listed

Fonda Pobre de Guachupé 2013
When: September 18-20 starting at 8pm
Where: Bar Las Tejas, San Diego 236, Santiago
Cost: presale $5.000 at TICKETEK

Fondas 2013 en Parque Mallinco
When: September 18- 22, starting at 10am
Where: Camino el Guanaco s/n Mallloco, Peñaflor
Cost: None listed check their pages for updates

Fonda Qué Viva La Fiesta!
When: September 18-20 from 9pm-5am
Where: Centro Cultural Amanda
Cost: Presale per day día $5.000, general admission $7.000
Presale for three days $12.000 at the shop SATIVA in Portal Lyon and Ticket Shops AMANDA from September 4th, or online or through the main website

Fonda Permanente “La Popular”
When: September 17-18 starting at 8pm
Where: Club Hípico
Cost: Pre Sale $5.000 only at Loreto #369, in Bellavista from 4pm-9pm, general admission $7.000

Fonda “Fiesta de la Nueva Chilenidad”
When: September 17-22
Where: the Piscina Municipal de Maipú
Cost: None listed check the website for updates

Fonda Don Oscar 2013, “La Fonda Festival de Chile”
When September 17-21, from 8:30pm-5am
Where: Espacio Don Oscar, Av. Pajaritos 4155, near Metro Monte Tabor
Cost: Presale online $10.000

Fonda Galpón Victor Jara 2013
When: September 17-21, from 10:00pm until 6:00am
Where: Teatro Caupolicán, San Diego 850
Cost: September 17, 19 & 20 $5.000, September 18 & 21 $6.000 from TICKETEK and at Teatro Caupolicán from 10am-7pm

XIX Semana de la Chilenidad 2013
When: September 13-22, events all day starting at 7:30-8:30 am
Where: Parque Alberto Hurtado
Cost: Adults $4.000, Seniors and Children $2.000, Parking $5.000

Fonda de Mierda
When: September 18th starting at 11pm
Where: Galpón Victor Jara, Huérfanos 2146, Santiago
Cost: $4.000

Fonda Olimpica
When: September 18th starting at 7pm
Where: Club Chocolate, Ernesto Pinto Lagarrigue 192
Cost: Presale $4.000, Over 18 only, General Admission $5.000 Women, $6.000 Men, Semi Formal Dress Code

When: September 4-22, Fondas starting September 17
Where: Various locations in Buin, Fondas at Los Guindos and Estadio Lautaro
Cost: None listed, check the website for updates

Gran Fonda Pablo Estomar
When: September 17-22
Where: Kilometer 33 of Panamericana Sur, next to Buin Zoo
Cost: None listed, check the website for updates

Carnaval Dieciochero de Recoleta
When: September 17-21 from 11am-12am
Where: Estadio Municipal de Recoleta
Cost: None listed

14° Fiesta Chilena de Ñuñoa
When: September 17-22 from 11am-1am
Where: Estadio Nacional (Avenida Grecia 2001)
Cost: $2.000, $1.000 for children and seniors

Fiestas Patrias Quilicura
When: September 17-21 Starting at 6pm
Where: Medialuna municipal (Avenida Lo Marcoleta alt. 1500)
Cost: None listed

la Fonda Municipal “La Lopradina”
When: September 18-21 Starting at 8pm
Where: Patio Interior de la Municipalidad de Lo Prado, Av. San Pablo 5959, Metro station Lo Prado
Cost: None listed

Fiesta Familiar de la Chilenidad
When: September 17-22 Starting at 12pm
Where: Plaza de Abastos (the corner of Departamental and Avenida La Florida)
Cost: $1.000, children 5-17 $500, first 6.000 seniors free

Fiestas Patrias de la Ilustre Municipalidad de Antofagasta
When: September 17-20
Where:Eestadio Regional Calvo y Bascuñan
Cost: None Listed

Fonda Consciente
When: September 17-19 1pm-11pm
Where: Hari-Dham, Homero Ávila #1095
Cost: None Listed

Fonda Chinchorro en Espacio Soho
When: September 14-19
Where: Espacio SOHO, Buenos Aires 221, 1022512 Arica, Chile
Cost: Tickets starting at $3.000

Bío Bío:
Fiesta de la Chilenidad ASOC. DE RODEO BÍO BIO
When: September 18-22
Where: El Resinto de SOCABIO
Cost: None Listed

Cajon del Maipo:
When: September 16-22 4pm-8:30pm or 9pm-1am
Where: Observatorio Pailalen, Camino al Volcan Km50
Cost: Children $18.000, Adults $23.000

La Vaquita Feliz Fonda Vegetariana
When: September 17-18 starting at 12pm
Where: Alameda Santa Rosa, Parcela 11
Cost: Camping $3.000

Las Fiestas Patrias se Viven en Colina
When: September 17-22
Where: Medialuna de Santa Filomena (500 meters from KM 19 of the autopista Los Libertadores)
Cost: Adults $2.000 until 9pm, then $4.000, Children and Seniors $500

Fonda Oficial Concepción
When: September 17-22 11am-1am
Where: Parque Ecuador
Cost: Free

Fiestas Patrias en Casino Marina del Sol
When: September 17-21 from 11pm
Where: Casino Marina del Sol
Cost: Tickets $10.000

Coquimbo: (Claimed to be the biggest Parties in Chile!)
Fiesta de la Pampilla
When: September 17-20
Where: La Pampilla de Coquimbo
Cost: Not listed, check the website for updates

When: September 16-21
Where: La Pampilla de Coquimbo
Cost: Not listed, check the website for updates

Gran Fonda Oficial Curicó 2013
When: September 17-20 9:30pm-5am
Where: Tutuquen Sector el Maitenal
Cost: free on the 17th, other dates cost not listed

La Gran Ramada de Iquique
When: September, not announced yet follow up with website to find out details
Where: Not announced yet
Cost: Was free last year

La Serena:
Pampilla Quebrada del Jardín
When:September 17-21
Where: Quebrada del Jardín
Cost: Traditionally free

Veg Fonda
When: September 17 starting at 7pm
Where: C.C.Vrinda, Lautaro 841, La Serena
Cost: $1.000

Fiestas Patrias Licantén 2013
When: September 16-21
Where: Municipalidad de Licantén
Cost: None Listed

Los Andes:
Festival del Guaton Loyola
When: September 13-14 starting at 9pm
Where: el Estadio Centenario
Cost: $4.000

las ramadas en Los Andes
When: September 17-22 from 10am-4pm on the 22nd until 8pm
Where: Parque Cordillera
Cost: None listed

Fonda Maitencillo
When: September 18-20
Where: Maitencillo Beach
Cost: Presale $7.000

Fiestas Patrias Viva Chile en Pelarco
When: September 15-22
Where: Pelarco
Cost: None Listed

Pelumpem, Olmué:
La Mansa Jarra
When: September 17-21 11am-4am
Where: Camino Quebrada Alvarado S/N, Pelumpén
Cost: starting at $6.000

Surfbeats Eco Fonda Pichilemu 2013
When: September 17-21
Where: Avenida Dionisio Acevedo #61, Pichilemu
Cost: $6.000

Fonda Puerto Lobos
When: September 16-18
Where: Avenida comercio 255, Pichilemu
Cost: entrance free

Puerto Montt:
Various events throughout September check the websites for events outside the main Fonda
Fonda Oficial el Patito
When: September 17-20
Where: Centro de Eventos Full Rent, Kilometer 4 Ruta Alerce
Cost: $5.000

Primer Rockstar Bier Festival Quillota
When: September 18-20 from 12pm-5am
Where: Centro de Eventos El Corralero de Quillota
Cost: Presale $5.000, under 13 free if accompanied by an adult

Fonda Vegetariana El Novillo Feliz
When: September 19th starting at 12pm
Where: German Riesco #38, Rancagua, Chile
Cost: $500

Fonda Los Quillayes
When: September 18-19 starting at 8pm
Where: Cancha Club Deportivo Los Quillayes, Requinoa
Cost: $2.000

Gran Fonda del Coipo Ciego
When: 18-20 from 8pm until 6am de la noche y hasta las 6 de la mañana
Where: Media Luna Villa Maria, El Abra, Requinoa
Cost: $6.000

Santa Cruz:
Fonda Casino Colchagua
When: 18-20
Where: Casino Colchagua
Cost: None

Fiestas Patrias en Casino Marina del Sol
When: September 17-21 starting at 11pm
Where: MC Discotheque, Casino Marina del Sol
Cost: $7.000 for members and $10.000 general admission

Various events throughout September check the websites for events outside the main Fiesta
la Fiesta de la Chilenidad
When: September 18-20
Where: Estadio Germán Becker
Cost: None listed

Ramadas en Isla Cautín
When: September 16 starting at 7pm until September 22 at 3pm
Where: Isla Cautín
Cost: None listed

Fonda Costa Tongoy 2013
When: September 17-22 11pm-5am
Where: Hotel Costa Tongoy, Costanera #30, playa Socos
Cost: 25 and older, for the whole week starting at $25.000

Various events throughout September check the websites for events outside the main Fonda
Fondas Parque Saval
When: September 14-19
Where: Parque Saval
Cost: None listed

Valle Elqui:
Encuentros Dieciocheros
When: September 17-21 starting at 5pm
Where: Pueblo Artesanal de Horcón
Cost: Free

Veg Fonda en Diaguitas
When: September 18-20 1pm-11:30pm
Where: Eco Truly Diaguitas, La Esperanza 251
Cost: Free

Fonda Parque Alejo Barrios
When: September 16 starting at 9pm until September 22 at 12am
Where: Parque Alejo Barrios
Cost: None listed

Gran Ramada “La Negra Linda”
When: September 16 starting at 9pm until September 22 at 12am
Where: Parque Alejo Barrios
Cost: None listed check the website for updates

Fonda De La Revolución de la Cuchara
When: September 17-19 1pm-12am
Where: Govinda, Subida Ecuador 2
Cost: Free until 6pm, after $1.000

Villa Alegre:
Ramadas Estadio Municipal
When: September 17-20 starting from 10am
Where: Estadio Municipal, on September 20th Plaza de Armas
Cost: None listed, prior years was $2.000

Viña del Mar:
La Gran Fiesta Criolla en el Sporting Club
When: September 16-22
Where: El Sporting Club
Cost: None listed, usually free

Vegetariana la Vaquita Feliz
When: September 18-20
Where: Von Schroeders 190
Cost: Free

Fonda Camping Laguna Zapallar
When: September 18-21 11pm-5:30am
Where: Laguna Zapallar
Cost: for 4 days, starting at $20.000, over 26 years old only

Note: This article was accurate when published. Please be sure to confirm all details directly with the sites in question before planning your trip.

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