The Top Moroccan Festivals

Are you planning a tour to Morocco and not sure when the best time to visit is?

You may want to consider visiting during one of the key Moroccan festivals!

If you’re looking for a unique experience, keep reading to see what festivals you shouldn’t miss.

Marrakech International Film Festival

The International Film Festival in Marrakech is an annual event which takes place during December. They turn the Jemaa el-Fna, a large square in the heart of the Medina, into an open air cinema. Sit under the stars on a warm evening and enjoy a great film!

Fes Festival of World Sacred Music

This annual festival takes place every year in Fes. The World Sacred Music Festival is filled with delightful music and dancing. Join hundreds of people in May, 2017, from around the world in Fes to enjoy this cultural occasion.

Erfoud Date Festival

This three day festival takes place every October after the date harvest. Erfoud is filled with date trees and once the dates are harvested there is dancing, music and fun dedicated to the dates. This festival is a great, fun experience!

Popular Arts Festival in Marrakech

The Popular Arts Festival is also an annual event in Marrakesh. During the month of June, snake charmers, fire dancers, singers and fortune tellers show off at Jemaa el-Fna, the large square and Badi Palace. One of the shows you shouldn’t miss is the spectacular horse riding show which guarantees to delight the audience!

Essaouira Music Festival

The Essaouira Music Festival takes place every year in June with the majority of music being Gnawa. This includes aerobic dancing and is held at various venues around the area.

Rose Festival

Have you ever wondered how rose water is made? This annual festival held in May in the Dades Valley is where you can see the largest rose production with factories dedicated to making beautiful rose water.

Marathon des Sables

Marathon des Sables has been named the “toughest footrace in the world” by the Discovery Channel. This annual race started in 1986 and is one hundred and fifty six miles in the heart of the Sahara Desert. Set over around six days, runners must be completely self-sufficient, running with everything they need in their back packs.

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