The festival has workshops, the tango-café and the milongas. There is a possibility to follow workshops from the Argentinian maestros. Every afternoon from 16:00 till 20:00 hours there is a tango-café where people can dance on the music of a DJ. In the evenings from 22 - 1 or 3 o'clock there are milongas with performances of the maestros, with live-music most of the time. The music style is traditional tango; no fusion or neo-tango. Every-day there is an "after party" from 3 - 7 so that the visitors have the opportunity to go back home by train. Lots of visitors return every year. For some visitors this is a good alternative for a visit to the Mecca of tango; Buenos Aires. The entrance is limited to a few hundred visitors. Most of them come to dance, only a few are just watching.
In 2013, in cooperation with the Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ, there is one evening where non-dancers can visit the festival. During the concert of Sexteto Silencio, there is an opportunity to enjoy the music. The concert is promoted by the Muziekgebouw.
In 2005 they used "Crea" for the workshops, "Muziekgebouw aan het IJ", "De Duif" (a church) and "Hotel Arena" for the milongas. In previous years they also used the Beurs van Berlage and "Meervaart".
In 2013, the festival starts in "De Kompaszaal" and has a main evening in "Het Muziekgebouw aan het IJ". The heart of the festival is "Dansmakers aan het IJ" in the former Kromhout plant. The final evening will be in "De Duif".
Visitors come from countries like: The Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, France, England, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Russia, Switzerland, Spain, Italy, Canada, United States, Japan, Taiwan, Indonesia, Turkey, Israel, Egypt, Morocco, Argentina, Colombia and possibly more. A quarter of the visitors are Dutch. The conversation language is English.
In 1997 was the first Tangomagia festival. Due to the great financial losses of the organizing foundation in 2011 and 2012 (Stichting Zandunga) a bankruptcy was declared on June 3, 2014. Thanks to financial rescue management, the 2013 edition was the last edition. After this, in 2015 the Dutch International Tangoweek foundation was founded to create a non-profit and independent organisation to promote the Argentine Tango in The Netherlands.