Every year, in March, the Festival de Duetos Príncipes de la Canción takes place in Ibagué. This event, which was born in 1987 as a tribute to Colombian music and the legacy of the Tolima duet formed by Darío Garzón and Eduardo Collazos, takes place during the National Festival of Colombian Music, with presentations of duets, choirs and groups of all the country and abroad.
The joy of the people of Tolima is lived in the Festival of San Pedro in El Espinal, which takes place in the middle of the year. During these celebrations, events such as the San Pedro National Reign and the Municipal Contest of Comparsas take place. Attendees also enjoy fireworks shows and dance performances from partying bambuco, among other things.
One of the most important festivals in the department of Tolima is the Festival Folclórico Colombiano, which takes place in Ibagué from June 22 to July 1. In this event, which highlights popular customs through dance, there are concerts, music workshops around folklore; shows in parks, auditoriums, theaters, museums and universities, and the International Folklor Reign takes place.