Written in A-B-A form, Ciudad de Festivales begins with a rousing introduction using thematic and rhythmic motives. After an initial statement of the melody by a solo trumpet, the piece develops adding instruments and contrapuntal lines. The B section is introduced by a trumpet duet leading to a baritone solo. A short interlude leads to the return of the A section with the addition of obbligato woodwind parts. The introductory themes are used once again as the coda brings the piece to a spirited conclusion.