Zanzibar Events

Zanzibar Events: Celebrate Culture, Music, and Cinema on the Island

Zanzibar Events

Welcome to the vibrant world of Zanzibar Events, where every moment is a celebration and every occasion is transformed into an unforgettable experience. Nestled on the picturesque archipelago of Zanzibar, our events company is dedicated to crafting extraordinary and seamless gatherings that captivate the senses and leave lasting impressions. These events not only provide entertainment but also foster cultural exchange, making Zanzibar a must-visit destination for those seeking a delightful blend of art, music, history, and gastronomy. Taking part in a local event will certainly add a plus to your Zanzibar holidays!

Sauti za Busara Music Festival, February

This Swahili music festival takes place in February and is one of the biggest and best-known festivals in East Africa. Creating a blend between music, dance and theatre, many different styles are represented, from traditional taarab to hip-hop. The Sauti za Busara festival, meaning “Sounds of Wisdom” in Swahili, is a prominent annual pan-African music event held every February in Stone Town. The festival has been considered one of Africa’s best and most respected music events for more than 20 years and attracts music fans from around the world. The festival is a hub of cultural exchange, featuring three days of live music with 400+ artists, mainly from East Africa but also from across the continent, attracting a diverse crowd of 20,000 over the event duration. Besides music, Sauti za Busara emphasizes skill-training for East African artists and technicians in areas like stage management and marketing. Collaborations with the Dhow Countries Music Academy yield performances showcased as Swahili Encounters on the main stage. Additional forums like Movers & Shakers, and Busara Xtra events extend networking and performance opportunities, enriching the festival experience. Visitors are advised to book accommodations well in advance. For more information on this year’s festival and tickets Talk to our travel expert.

Seafood Festival, June

This incredible festivities are taking place at Kwendwa Beach usually in June. Brace yourself in the vibrant cultural heritage of Zanzibar through a captivating live performance of the celebrated KIRUA dance, showcasing the island’s traditional artistry. Get ready to embark on an extraordinary journey at the Zanzibar Seafood Festival, where seafood enthusiasts and music lovers unite for a one-of-a-kind experience.

Zanzibar International Film Festival, July

Stone Town welcomes the most important cultural event in Zanzibar, with an amazing occasion that explores the cultural heritage of East Africa, the Indian Ocean and the Middle-East, through the art of cinema. With conferences, movies, typical dances and other arts, tourists are sure to enjoy this amazing experience.

Full Moon Party, Monthly

Immerse yourself in the dynamic energy of the Full Moon Party, an exhilarating monthly event that ignites the night. Join the vibrant festivities taking place at Kendwa Rocks Hotel, right on the breathtaking beachfront. Prepare to unleash your inner party animal and forge everlasting memories in this pulsating destination that promises an unforgettable experience.

Soundscapes Zanzi – Techno Music Festival, Varies

Bahrain based Soundscapes has since 2013 hosted a variety of events throughout the year for electronic music fans. The main Soundscapes Zanzi event is usually in February at the organizer’s home base of Paje Beach. Nearby Bwejuu Beach is also used to host events which combine electronic dance music with holistic wellness activities and cultural awareness programs. Performers and DJs from around the world attend, check the organizer’s official website for details on the next event.

Explore the rich tapestry of Zanzibar's events—talk to our experts and plan your unforgettable trip today! Got some questions? Our friendly travel experts are only an email or a phone call away.

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+255 678 247 360

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Hurumzi Street, The Heart of Stone Town – Old Kenyatta Road
P .O. Box 210 Zanzibar – Tanzania,

+255 678 247 360

+255 678 247 360


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