Morocco Events

Morocco 2016 events

International Film Festival Marrakech

Date (To be confirmed):

November 2016 – December 2016

The crème de la crème of the Bollywood film industry pours into Marrakech ……

The crème de la crème of the Bollywood film industry pours into Marrakech at the tail end of the year for the North African equivalent of the Cannes Film Festival. With more than 100 movie screenings over a one-week period, it’s a must for film buffs.

Venue:

Marrakech.

Address:

Marrakech., Morocco

Event cost:

Free

Website:

en.festivalmarrakech.info

Category:

Theatre & Film

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Morocco 2017 events

Almond Blossom Festival

Date (To be confirmed):

February 2017 – March 2017

In early spring, the fertile Ameln Valley near Tafraoute is transformed int ……

In early spring, the fertile Ameln Valley near Tafraoute is transformed into a riot of pink and white almond blossoms. The Almond Blossom Festival sees villagers celebrate harvest time with Berber dancing, singing and almond tasting. International musicians and actors mingle with local performers to produce a series of live events based around Moroccan folklore tales.

Venue:

Ameln Valley

Address:

Tafraoute, Morocco

Event cost:

Free

Category:

Spectacle

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International Nomads Festival

Date (To be confirmed):

March 2017 – April 2017

Held over four days in mid-spring, this desert festival is slowly gathering ……

Held over four days in mid-spring, this desert festival is slowly gathering fame and prestige. It attracts artists from across Africa, Europe and South America to a specially constructed nomadic camp in the dunes near M’hamid. Expect live performances in the fields of music, theatre, storytelling and folk art.

Venue:

M’hamid

Address:

M’hamid, Morocco

Event cost:

Free

Website:

www.nomadsfestival.com

Category:

Spectacle

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TANJazz

Date (To be confirmed):

May 2017 – June 2017

This vibrant celebration of jazz culture has been held annually in Tangier ……

This vibrant celebration of jazz culture has been held annually in Tangier since the turn of the century. It features world-class performers from as far afield as Japan, the US and France. Concerts are held at various hotels across the city, with the most high-profile performances centering on El Minzah Hotel.

Venue:

El Minzah Hotel, Tangier.

Address:

El Minzah Hotel, 85 Rue De La Liberte, Tangier, Morocco

Event cost:

Ticket prices vary.

Website:

www.tanjazz.org

Category:

Music

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Rose Festival

Date (To be confirmed):

May 2017

The Dadès Valley, with its extra-terrestrial gorges and incredible sand sc ……

The Dadès Valley, with its extra-terrestrial gorges and incredible sand sculptures, is at the centre of Morocco’s rose water industry. The Rose Festival sees more than 700 tons of petals harvested from the wild roses that grow in the valley hedgerows. Children throw handfuls of rose petals over crowds gathered in the streets to the accompaniment of music and traditional dancing.

Venue:

Dadès Valley

Address:

Dadès Valley, El-Kelaâ M’Gouna, Morocco

Event cost:

Free

Category:

Spectacle

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Festival Gnaoua et Musiques du Monde

Date (To be confirmed):

June 2017

Free public concerts feature international acts and Morocco’s best Gnaoua m ……

Free public concerts feature international acts and Morocco’s best Gnaoua music, the funky, hypnotic tunes that celebrate freedom from slavery. Each festival sees performances from more than 400 musicians. This is one of the country’s most popular music festivals, and accommodation must be booked in advance throughout the event.

Venue:

Essaouira

Address:

Essaouira, Morocco

Event cost:

Free

Website:

www.festival-gnaoua.net/en

Category:

Music

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Marrakech Popular Arts Festival

Date (To be confirmed):

July 2017

Running over ten days in early July, this wild carnival attracts music and ……

Running over ten days in early July, this wild carnival attracts music and art sensations from across the country. While some performances are held in official venues, including spectacular former palaces, others take over the main square or begin unplanned on the street. A festive atmosphere reigns throughout the period, making it a great time to visit Marrakech.

Venue:

Marrakech.

Address:

Marrakech, Morocco

Event cost:

Ticket prices vary.

Website:

www.marrakechfestival.com

Category:

Art & Literature

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International Cultural Festival

Date (To be confirmed):

July 2017

The sleepy Atlantic fishing village of Asilah comes alive once a year for t ……

The sleepy Atlantic fishing village of Asilah comes alive once a year for this 30-year-old cultural festival. A selection of performances, exhibitions, workshops and lectures are held in the village’s ancient medina throughout the month of July. The diverse programme covers everything from music and dance to academia and the arts, with something to suit every member of the family.

Venue:

Asilah.

Address:

Asilah, Morocco

Event cost:

Free

Website:

c-assilah.com/intro

Category:

Spectacle

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Imilchil Marriage Festival

Date (To be confirmed):

September 2017

The fascinating precept underlying this age-old festival has turned it from ……

The fascinating precept underlying this age-old festival has turned it from a traditional local celebration into a serious tourist attraction. Known across the Eastern Atlas as the ‘Fête des Fiancés’, the three-day event encourages single men and women to mingle in the name of romance.

Venue:

Imilchil.

Address:

Imilchil, Morocco

Event cost:

Free

Category:

Entertainment

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Date Festival

Date (To be confirmed):

October 2017

Sticky sweet dates are one of Morocco’s principle exports, and their popu ……

Sticky sweet dates are one of Morocco’s principle exports, and their popularity is celebrated at this Saharan festival. Free date tastings are accompanied by performances of traditional Berber and Gnaoua music, as well as dance events and storytelling. The festival coincides with the annual date harvest, so times may vary.

Venue:

Erfoud

Address:

Hay Salam, Erfoud, Morocco

Event cost:

Free

Category:

Spectacle

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SOURCE:http://www.worldtravelguide.net/morocco/events

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