African Festivals and Events in July include cultural festivals in Zanzibar, Morocco and South Africa as well as a wine extravaganza in Stellenbosch and an Agricultural show in Lusaka, Zambia. Find out more about the major events taking place in Africa this month by clicking on the links below.
With over 600 performances including techno music and ballet, Grahamstown transforms into a riot of creativity for 11 glorious days every late June. The "fringe" festival is as exciting as the main event drawing troupes and groups from all over South Africa.
Where: Grahamstown, South Africa
When: 28 June - 8 July (2012)
The International Festival of Carthage is an annual international arts festival, with lots of fusion between local, more traditional forms of music and dance as well as more mainstream, international styles. Particular examples include forms of Tunisian music mixed with jazz. This festival is one of Africa's oldest and most established arts festival. Many musical acts perform in Carthage's ancient Roman amphitheater, a truly dramatic setting.
Enjoy a week of fashion in Cape Town this August. Models will be showing off the latest trends from around the world. This fashion event is open to the public and includes runway shows, seminars and more.
This festival is East Africa's premier cultural event and it takes place annually on the historic island of Zanzibar. You can enjoy music, arts, literature, film and more, from all over Africa and countries bordering the Indian ocean. Dhow races take place throughout the festival. An excellent tour is available through Zanzibar Festival Tours based out of London. They're offering a 10 night package, front row seats to all the events, and first rate accommodation.
The Durban International Film Festival is 30 years old and it continues to showcase the best movies South Africa has produced in the past year. The film festival is celebrating African cinema this year including shorts and documentaries from all over the continent. The festivals will also be premiering films from all over the world, for the first time in South Africa. Over 300 screenings will be showcased at 22 venues across the Durban district.
The Cape Town Festival is a two-day cultural feast that features the cream of Cape Town’s talent, reflecting the full spectrum of musical genres that appeals to a cross-section of the city’s population.An exciting youth-focused Hip-Hop Indaba, providing a platform for cultural expression through graffiti, the spoken word and various other art forms, will be included in the program. Cape Town's culinary prowess will also be showcased.
Sample over 500 wines and chase those winter blues away at the Stellenbosch Wine festival in South Africa's premier wine-producing region. Added attractions include music, wine tasting lessons, fun for the kids and shuttle buses to and from Cape Town so you don't have to drive.
When: July (2012)
Where: South Africa, South Africa