African Festivals That You Need to Visit 2022


Vodou Festival | Benin

Genna Ethiopian Christmas | January 7

Timkat- Feast | Ethiopia | January 19 – 21


Sauti Za Busara | Tanzania

FESTIMA Festival of Masks and Art | Burkina Faso


Mindelo Carnival | Cape Verde | March 1

Bouakae Carnival | Ivory Coast |

Cape Town International Jazz Festival | South Africa

The Panafrican Film and Television Festival of Ougadougou | Burkina Faso


Ramadan April – ~May 2

Corona Sunset Festival | Capetown, South Africa


Addis International Film Festival | May 14 – 19th

La Biennale de L’Art Africain Contemporain/Dak’art | Senegal

Saint-Louis Jazz Festival – St.Louis, Senegal

Windhoek Annaual Cultural Festival | Namibia

Mawazine Music Festival | Rabat, Morocco

A oaky or Festival | Central Region of Ghana


Fes Festival of World Sacred Music | Fes, Morocco |

Gnaoua World Music Festival | Essaouira, Morocco (usually the last week of June)

Jazzablanca | Morocco


Eid al- Adha July 9 – July 10th in Muslim African Countries & areas

Nyem- Nyem Festival | Cameron

Panafest | Ghana

Zanzibar International Film Festival

Festival of the Dhow Countries | Zanzibar, Tanzania


Chale Wota Street Art Festival | Ghana

The Homowo Festival | Ghana


Oguaa Fetu Afahye Festival | Ghana

Fire & Feast Meat Festival | Randburg, South Africa September 2-4th

Joburg Art Fair | Sandton, South Africa September 2-4th

Enkutatash | Ethiopian New Year | September 11

Lake of Stars Festival | Malawi

Meskel | Ethiopia

Curee Salee and Woodaabe Gerewol, Niger


Felabration | Nigeria

Rocking the Daisies | South Africa


The Hogbetsoto Festival | Volta Region, Ghana

Mombasa Carnival | Kenya


Afrochella | Ghana December 28, 2022 – January 6, 2023

Detty December | Nigeria

Calabar Carnival | Nigeria

Ngondo Festival | Cameron

Festival National des Arts et de la Culture (FENAC) | Cameron

Afropunk | South Africa

Victoria Falls Carnival | Zimbabwe

International Festival of the Sahara | Tunisia

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