As Africa is slowly getting back to normal from the pandemic, more concerts and festivals are returning. With her rich plethora of people with so much personality, history, and culture, Africa is set to host events the most colorful, fun-filled, and satisfying events this year.
This blog identifies events in Africa taking place from this June to October 2022.
15 Major Events In Africa Happening From June to October 2022
Food And Beverages West Africa, Nigeria
The event will hold in Lagos, Nigeria, from the 14th to 16th of June, 2022.
Attendees have a fantastic opportunity to exhibit new food and drink products and build better business connections while guests eat to their fill.
Zanzibar International Film Festival, Tanzania
Zanzibar International Film festival, also known as Festival of the Dhow Countries, is an annual film festival held in Zanzibar, Tanzania. It has been described as the largest cultural event in Africa.
The 2022 edition will hold for a week starting on Saturday, the 18th of June. The event was established in 1997 to develop and promote the film and other cultural industries as an impetus for regional social and economic growth.
Fez Festival of World Sacred Music, Morocco
This spiritual festival has been held every year for more than a quarter of a century in Fez, Morocco. It is known to host many musicians and dancers from around the world.
Performances hold out in the open, in the city’s Jnan Sbil Gardens, or the historic plaza in front of the Royal Palace. In addition to the scheduled performances, expect an abundance of delicious Moroccan street food.
This year’s edition of the Fez Festival of World Sacred Music will hold starting on Thursday, 9th of June – Sunday, 12th of June.
Bizerte International Festival, Tunisia
The Bizerte International Festival is a colorful music fest held in Bizerte, Tunisia. It features local artists and Sufi music bands dedicated to celebrating Malouf, a music genre that originated from the Andalusian culture in Tunisia, Algeria, and Libya. The event is to begin this June.
Luwawa International Mount Bike Marathon, Malawi
This event is a 52km circuit of the mountain ridges located in the indigenous forests of the South Viphya Forest Reserve. The forest reserve is mostly on single tracks, posing a profoundly beautiful yet challenging course.
The bike marathon is open to males and females cyclists over the age of 17-years old. There are generous individual monetary prizes for the first three best men and the first three best women to finish the course of the marathon. It will hold on the 18th of June, 2022.
Uganda African Student Education Fair (ASEF), Uganda
ASEF is a response to the growing demand by African students who seek educational opportunities overseas. The exhibition brings together potential students and parents ready to apply for admissions to world-class universities, and one of the highlights is the on-spot student recruitment.
The bi-annual event will hold on the 1st and 2nd of July, 2022, at Sheraton Kampala Hotel, Kampala.
Lake Malawi Sailing Marathon, Malawi
The Lake Malawi Sailing Marathon (LMSM) is a sporting event in Africa that holds annually (in the Malawi calendar).
The first event was held in 1984. Today, the marathon is more than just a race; it is an adventure and an opportunity to experience Malawi from the Lake. Spectators usually enjoy this view with friends and family on a sailing safari.
If you are free from July to August, having a one-of-a-kind experience on the Lake Malawi Sailing Marathon will be such a superb pastime.
Heroes Day, Namibia
Heroes Day is a commemorative festival in Okahandja, Namibia, on the 26th of August. Many parades of warriors, military processions, and traditional costumes mark the festivities to commemorate the battles against the Germans and Khoi Khoi tribe.
Red Rocks Cultural Festival, Rwanda
The Red Rocks Cultural Festival, scheduled to hold at Nyakinama village in Rwanda’s Musanze district, is one of the most anticipated events in Africa. People always look forward to participating in a wide range of fun and educational activities.
It usually features art gallery visits and demonstrations on how people can create eco-friendly products that aid environmental sustainability and climate change adaptation.
The well-known event in Africa starts in the last week of August and ends during the first week of September. And it so happens to coincide with the annual gorilla naming ceremony. Culture enthusiasts will grace the event, which will be marked by dance, poetry, drama, and traditional music.
Chale Wote Festival, Ghana
Chale Wote is a popular phrase in Ga dialect for flip-flops and an informal reference for “Friend, let’s go!”
Chale Wote Festival is an annual street art and fashion festival that started in 2011 in Accra, Ghana. It has since become a platform for creatives to showcase talents, including fashion collections, spoken word, graffiti, extreme sports, visual arts, dance, and interactive art installations.
The fest also features a vibrant music block party and design workshops for art enthusiasts.
The 2022 edition will happen between the 14th and 20th of August, and it will feature creatives across Africa, Brazil, and Argentina.
Afriski Winter Music Festival, Lesotho
Afriski WinterFest 2022 is the only festival in Lesotho, Southern Africa, that takes place in the snow. It hosts the best musical talent in the heart of Lesotho and runs for three days.
It is open to everyone, whether they are tourists, festival fanatics, or pro snowboarders. WinterFest 2022 takes place in August at the Afriski Mountain Resort in Lesotho.
Get ready to have fun and party with three days of themed parties and adventure-packed winter sports and activities.
Comic Con Africa 2022, South Africa
The 3-day fest is one of the largest events in Africa. It focuses on all elements of pop culture, including cosplay, comic books, anime, manga, and other creatives. It also features celebrity panel discussions and autograph sessions.
The festival will hold at the Johannesburg Expo Center from 22nd to 25th September, 2022.
DSTV Delicious Food Festival, South Africa
The DSTV International Food and Music Festival is a music festival in South Africa. The festival celebration delivers mouth-watering discoveries in food, street chefs, delectable trends, and a line-up of world-class entertainment and local acts.
This year, it is scheduled to take place in the elegant city of Johannesburg on heritage weekend (24 and 25 September 2022).
Cure Salee and Wodaabe Gerewol, Niger
The Cure Salee is also known as the Festival of the Nomads. It is a yearly gathering of the Tuareg and Wodaabe peoples in the northern Niger town of Ingall. The ceremony marks the end of the rainy season, and it usually occurs in the last two weeks of September.
At the event, you will be fascinated with the people of Wodaabe and the tall, lithe, beautiful men of Niger.
The 2022 festival edition will hold September 16-17, 2022, in In-Gall, Niger.
Sustainable Energy and Climate in African Municipalities (SECAM), Cameroon
SECAM is an international conference that targets matters on the African climate and sustainable energy. The theme for SECAM 2022 is increasing access to quality, affordable housing for every household in the municipality. The 2022 edition will take place from the 20th October, 2022 to 22nd October, 2022 at Ecole Nationale Superieure des Travaux Publics Yaoundé, Cameroon.