Keep Up With Kenya Events And Festivals

This events and festivals page covers the main happenings in Kenya, Africa. The mostly annual events comprises of diverse activities that take place in different parts of the country.

They range from cultural festivals, tourism and travel expos, sports events, fashion events, film festivals, arts exhibitions, music festivals, business conferences and expos, and so much more.

These events cover a large number of topics, in the life of the Kenya people and by extension the African society.

It also goes on to cover international matters in various fields.

A Highlight Of Some Events And Festivals In Kenya


Cultural Festivals include

  • Lamu Cultural Festival
  • Samburu Maralal International Camel Derby
  • Lake Turkana Cultural Festival

 Sports Events in Kenya consist of events such as:

  • Safari sevens Rugby tournament
  • Standard Chartered Nairobi Marathon
  • Safaricom Lewa Marathon
  • Kenya Airways Masai Mara Mrathon
  • Safari Rally
  • Rhino Charge

Prestigious Festivals and Events include:

  • Africa Concours d’Elegance
  • Festival for African Fashion and Arts (FAFA)
  • Kenya International Film Festival (KIFF)
    Other notable Kenya Events  are:
  • Sawa Sawa Festival
  • The African Fashion Fair
  • Storymoja Hay Festival
  • Nairobi International Book Fair
  • Lola Kenya Screen Film Festival
  • Blankets and Wine

Kenya Events and Festivals

The Samburu Maralal International Camel Derby is one highlight of the year, held every August in Maralal Town of Samburu County. The derby include cultural activities, camel races, cycle races, road race, peace run, a triathlon and fun activities. Also available is camel safaris and local visits.

Africa Concours d’Elegance is dubbed Kenya’s classiest motorsport event of the year. This annual event happens in Nairobi every September and attracts local, continental and international entries.

There are many activities in the Storymoja Hay Festival that brings together international writers and personalities to the Nairobi event in the last quarter of the year.

The Sawa Sawa Festival promotes the performing arts with a variety of activities that brings together both leading international and local artists.

Plenty Of Events And Festivals




There’s always something taking place throughout the year.

This is by no means exhaustive of the Kenya events and festivals taking place in our country every year.

Other outstanding events are the public holidays in Kenya.

These come in different months of the year and vary in significance.

So….Do you have an event or festival that you would like to see or publish here in Kenya Africa Guide? Get in touch with us with all the necessary details and we shall publish it for you.



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