#Morocco is a culturally rich country that celebrates numerous festivals and events throughout the year. Here are some of the top annual festivals and events in Morocco along with the dates.
Marrakech Popular Arts Festival (July 10-18)
Held in the city of Marrakech, this festival showcases traditional Moroccan art and music with performances from musicians, dancers, and acrobats.
Fes Festival of World Sacred Music (June 18-26)
This festival, held in the city of Fes, brings together musicians and artists from different cultures and religions to celebrate music as a universal language.
Eid al-Fitr (varies)
This is a Muslim religious festival that marks the end of the holy month of Ramadan. It is celebrated with prayers, feasting, and exchanging gifts.
Marrakech International Film Festival (November 13-21)
This festival celebrates international cinema and attracts filmmakers, actors, and cinema enthusiasts from all over the world.
Timitar Festival - July 1-4
The Timitar Festival is a celebration of Amazigh (Berber) music and culture. The festival takes place in the city of Agadir and features performances by Amazigh musicians from Morocco and other North African countries.
Mawazine Festival (June 18-26)
This is a music festival held in Rabat that features international and Moroccan artists performing in different genres such as pop, rock, jazz, and traditional music.
Casablanca Jazz Festival - September 1-5
The Casablanca Jazz Festival is a five-day event that features performances by local and international jazz musicians. The festival takes place in the city of Casablanca and attracts jazz lovers from around the world.
Imilchil Marriage Festival (September)
This festival is held in the High Atlas Mountains and celebrates the tradition of arranged marriages among the Berber community.
Tan Tan Moussem Festival (May 11-14)
Held in the town of Tan Tan in southern Morocco, this festival celebrates the nomadic culture of the Sahara with traditional music, dance, and camel races.
Tan-Tan Moussem - September (dates vary)
The Tan-Tan Moussem is a cultural festival that celebrates the nomadic culture of the Sahrawi people. The festival takes place in the town of Tan-Tan and features traditional music, dance, and food.
Gnaoua and World Music Festival (June 17-20)
This festival, held in the coastal city of Essaouira, features traditional Moroccan Gnaoua music as well as international and fusion music.
Independence Day (November 18)
This national holiday celebrates Morocco's independence from France in 1956 with parades, fireworks, and cultural events.
International Nomads Festival (March 11-13)
Held in M'hamid El Ghizlane in the Sahara Desert, this festival celebrates the nomadic lifestyle with traditional music, dance, and storytelling.