Top 10 Annual Festivals & Events in Kenya 2019

Top 10 Annual Festivals & Events in Kenya 2019

Top Ten cultural festivals & events that you must attend in Kenya 2019

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Kenya consists of over 42 communities living in different parts of the Nation. Each community has their own unique culture which is celebrated both locally and globally. Other than cultural festivals, there are other events which celebrate diversity, cuisine, art, and music of the local people.

Below are the top 10 cultural festivals and events that take place annually in Kenya. You should not miss out in 2019!


#1 Rusinga Cultural Festival

This festival is held annually in Rusinga Island, Homabay County to celebrate the culture, traditions, and way of life of the Abasuba people. In 2018, the festival will take place from December 20th to December 21st.

#2 Nairobi Food Festival

For the foodies, The Nairobi Food Experience is the best event to attend in the month of December. This year’s #NairobiFoodFest2018 Experience will take place on December 01 at the Ngong Racecourse.

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#3 Maralal International Camel Derby

This is one of the most celebrated events in the country. It takes place in Maralal town (Samburu County) in the month of August. Some of the best activities include Camel races, cycling and cultural dances by communities residing in Samburu County.


#4 Lamu Cultural Festival

Lamu old town is one of the seven Kenyan Unesco World Heritage Sites and Lamu cultural festival happens to be the oldest in the country. This great event takes place in the month of December and attracts visitors from all over the World. Dhow sailing, donkey races, painting, artworks, and Swahili foods are the highlights of the festival.

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#5 Kenya Sevens Series

For the rugby fans, the Seven Series is the best event to keep track of. The games are held in different venues throughout the year. Food and drinks are available with great Dj’s on the ground to entertain you.

#6 StoryMoja Festivals

StoryMoja is an annual event that brings together book lovers, storytellers, art lovers and readers from all over the globe. It is a platform for like-minded people to share their love for stories, art, and poetry.

This year, there is a similar event (#ReimaginedFestival) taking place on December 15 at the Alliance Francaise.


Other events and Festivals worth checking out!

#7 Kenya Kite Festival

#8 Nairobi Film Festival

#9 Safaricom International Jazz Festival

#10 Lake Turkana Festival

#11 Pawa254 Festival

Feature Photo by Vonecia Carswell on Unsplash

See also: Top 10 Kenyan Counties to Visit This Holiday Season 


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