Kenya’s a country with a stunning landscape and fascinating wildlife. Millions of tourists land here with the intent of experiencing a quintessential African safari. With over 50 indigenous communities and even more sub-communities, Kenya’s culture is as diverse as its landscape. To celebrate the heritage through art, food, music, and fashion, several festivals have been set up all around. Some top festivals in Nairobi include :
The Koroga Festival was started in honour of Africa’s rich culture. It’s basically a celebration of music, food, fashion and art from all around the continent. It’s hosted by Capital FM and is usually held bimonthly. Like the name Koroga which in English means mix, this festival lets a variety of local and international talents grace the stage for over 2 days. Tickets are bought from their website in different phases and the earlier you get yours the better. Click the link to read reviews and find out more about Koroga Festival.
According to African Nouveau, African art can be everything from fun to fierce with a single purpose of spreading cheer. With that in mind, this festival was started to bring all artists and fans together in order to enjoy good music and art. It’s the offspring of Blankets and Wine Festival that’s maintained the reputation of the best music festival in Africa. The fun goes on for two days non stop and you are bound to have the time of your life. Click the link to read reviews and find out more about African Nouveau.
The first Ever Jazz Festival was held in 2014. It definitely played a big role in nourishing the Jazz Culture in Kenya. There’s the main festival that happens once a year but because of demand, the Safaricom jazz lounge is hosted every six months. The goal was to let people enjoy and appreciate live music from local and international artists. It’s hosted by Safaricom and it has no set location. Jazz Festival is so much more than jazz, it brings people together in dance and laughter. Click the link to read reviews and find out more about the Jazz Festival.
Hosted by Eat Out Kenya, Nairobi Restaurant Week was set in motion a few years back. It was created in order to allow foodies to dine in some of their favourite restaurants at an affordable price. If you’re a lover of food this is definitely a festival for you. With over 50 participating restaurants, this Nairobi Restaurant Week gives you a run for your money. Each restaurant has a fixed menu with a fixed price and the number of courses offered varies from one restaurant to another. You’re assured of enjoying some of the best local and international cuisines. With Nairobi Restaurant week there’s definitely something for everyone. Click the link to read reviews and find out more about Nairobi Restaurant Week.
Jameson Connects has hosted some of the most unforgettable concerts in Nairobi. Every year, Jameson brings you an iconic line of local and international artists together with intoxicating food and drinks. It aims to bring people together with Jameson at the heart of it all. Initially, this concert was known as Jameson Live. Some of the international acts that graced the stage include Ty Dollar Sign,2 Chainz, B.O.B, Desiigner, BAS and Stefflon Don. Kenyan Dj’s and Artists vary with each year and their events always leave your heart feeling very content. Click the link to read reviews and find out more about Jameson Connects.
Cake Festival is a family-friendly event that was started in order to create a platform for saving money in order to support needy students. It’s basically an assembly where some of Kenya’s best professional and home -bakers come to showcase their best products. Those who attended are then allowed to sample a variety of cakes, desserts, and pastries all at a fixed price. At Cake festival, You also get to enjoy great music from bands and live Dj’s making it such a wholesome experience. If you have a sweet tooth and cake is one of your secret pleasures, you cannot afford to miss it. Click the link to read reviews and find out more about Cake Festival.
This is more of a tournament that’s held annually in Kenya. It was started in order to find a way to identify talented individuals and make sure the quality of Rugby in the Country does not stagnate. Teams from different countries come together and battle it out over a period of time and at the end of it all, a winner is announced. It is usually very lively and a line up of artists perform in between the matches. The venue of the event changes each year and sometimes so does the price of the tickets. Click the link to read reviews and find out more about Safaricom 7s.
There are many festivals in Kenya that create a platform for the exploration of music, food and art. Thrift social is one of them. It held its first event ever in 2015 and throughout the years it has grown into one of the best spaces to showcase all things creativity. They occasionally present a spectacular line up of artists and Dj’s to keep you on your toes. Being a large scale fashion and music festival, Thrift Social is the place to bring out all your creativity by getting dressed in some of your best outfits. Click the link to read reviews and find out more about Thrift Social.
Oktoberfest is the world’s Largest volkfest and during this time people in several countries are brought together to share beer and Wine. Kenya is no exception. Kenyan’s are famous for their love of beer and during this time, they get to indulge in some of the best beer discounts. These are offered by a variety of restaurants through a partnership with Eat Out Kenya. Another form of Oktoberfest was launched by KBL through its brand Tusker. It was a two-day festival created to celebrate Kenya’s authenticity through beer, food and music. Click the link to read reviews and find out more about Oktoberfest .
For years now, Blankets and Wine has kept Kenyans entertained by being one of the best festivals. It’s an Afro based concert bringing Afro-fusion music to the world. Its main goal is to support local artists as well as acts from all over the continent. Blankets and Wine a picnic concert and you get to rent tents and camp as you enjoy great music. The locations where it’s held usually vary and tickets can be bought from their site. Click the link to read reviews and find out more about Blankets and Wine.
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