Aluminé prepares itself every year for the Provincial Pehuén Festival filled with an extensive program of activities and entertainment. The 2011 edition of the festival was held from 21 to 24 April in conjunction with Easter, an ideal opportunity to explore the city.
Like 20 years ago, Aluminé dresses up to celebrate the Pehuén a characteristic tree of the area along with the araucaria whose fruit, the piñón has it festival in late March in Caviahue to coincide with the start of its fall.
Pehuén is represented on the shield of the city, because of the importance it has for the local community. Local authorities estimate that each year the festival has an average of 3 000 visitors each day, competing in different parts of the province attracted by the various activities are performed.
Among these we find a documentary on pehuén, planting a pehuén that consists of just planting a seed of araucaria in "El MIrador" with the presence of authorities, and as in every festival in the Municipal Sports Centre can be seen a wide range of local, regional and national artists.
It is also made the choice of Pehuén Malen (Princess of pehuén) and Pichi Malen Pehuén (pehuén Little Princess), the traditional rodeo and native skills on the campus of The Bagual traditionalist center, and a parade of gaucho groups.
But without a doubt, the main number is done on Sunday when carrying out the Great Rodeo in two categories, "grupa surera" and "bastos con encimera",with the sum of $ 8500 in great prizes for the winners.
Finally, the agenda proposed Pehuén Marathon that has a total distance of 10 kilometers through the streets of the city.