Rabat Morocco Events
On November 15 and 16, 2018, we welcome the third edition of the Tafraoute Summer Music Festival, the first of its kind in Morocco, at Appsec Park in Trafraoute, Morocco. This is a free three-day event with music, dance, art, food, entertainment and cultural activities. An important part of this festival is the surrounding series of conferences and workshops that promote the development of local art and culture in Morocco. Over 500,000 visitors came to the city to see expressions of Moroccan folklore and art, including traditional dances, music and dance performances, as well as a variety of cultural events.
The Timitar Festival, which features Amazigh and Berber music, also welcomes artists from all over North Africa. Acts from Cuba and Jamaica have been seen in previous years, but this year will feature several countries, including the United States, Canada, France, Spain, Germany, Italy and Spain. The biggest names in African and Arabic music include Elton John, U2, Beyonce, Rihanna, Ariana Grande and many more. For more information on the meeting, please visit the official website of the Moroccan Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Tourism.
In addition, the city of Rabat offers a wide range of cultural and educational activities. In the last semesters, you could attend biodiversity seminars, listen to Moroccan and international music and then take a camel ride through the dunes.
If you want to laugh, you can take part in a 5-day international comedy festival in Marrakech. In the middle of the month, the Marrakech International Film Festival will honour the best films in Morocco with awards in various categories.
The star of the show, however, is the three-day horse festival, which includes Moroccan fantasies and traditional horseback riding exhibitions. The most traditional of all Moroccan festivals takes place at the end of May, when the Berber tribes sing, dance and prepare couscous to achieve a successful agricultural year. This event is attended by all the inhabitants of all the regions of Morocco who worship and compete in a camel race.
The Magic of the Roses Festival is one of the most beautiful festivals in Morocco, dedicated to the season of harvests and ascent. Morocco produces the most beautiful flowers, such as roses, rosewater, roses and roses of all kinds.
This is the time of year when traditional Berber communities in Morocco celebrate the Amazigh New Year, which marks the beginning of the harvest year. The day is a national holiday in Morocco, and Moroccans usually spend the day resting from the exuberant mood of the previous night. In November there are two major holidays (see below), as well as several other days in October and November.
There are numerous Moroccan festivals to enjoy, such as dancing, singing in traditional costumes and dancing. Depending on the local harvest conditions, some are held in different parts of Morocco, where Moroccans celebrate their art and popular traditions.
For art lovers, the Marrakech Biennale is the perfect place to see some of the best artists in the world, as well as local and international artists. Morocco's festival highlights are its annual festival of art, music, dance, food and music.
The Sable and Sand Marathon is held every year for 10 days and is one of the most popular events of the largest marathon in the world. Morocco tours can sometimes be built around these events, but this can be tricky as the timing is related to the harvest.
A simple identity card is sufficient to enter Morocco, as long as the tour operator himself checks and registers the name of the participant with the DGSN (Directorate General for National Security) at least 72 hours before arrival. For stays of less than three months in Morocco, a valid passport is required for the entire planned stay.
More information about SOM can be found on the Rabat Process website, and photos of SOM are available on their Facebook page. We have created a handy infographic to help you remember and plan your visit to some of the most popular festivals in Morocco. Follow us on Facebook for more information on cultural events celebrating the close link between Australia and Morocco!
The Sufi Music and Culture Festival was held in Rabat for the first time in 2015 and attracted over 100,000 visitors in total, but the date was moved to October 2016. The festival takes place on the same day as the Moroccan Film Festival, considered one of the most important cultural events in the country's history. Film screenings take place in a number of locations in the city, including a cinema, theatre and concert hall.
The main events take place on the same day as the Moroccan Film Festival, with a series of events taking place in different parts of the city. The main event will take place in the centre of Rabat, in front of various venues such as a cinema, theatre and concert hall, as well as in several other locations in the country and abroad.