Performing Arts in Gaborone

Maitisong Festival

Botswana's largest performing-arts festival has been running since 1987 and is held over seven days in late March or early April. It features an outdoor program of music, theatre, film and dance, as well as an indoo…
Carnival in Windhoek

Mbapira/Enjando Street Festival

Windhoek’s big annual bash is held in March around the city centre. It features colourful gatherings of dancers, musicians and people in ethnic dress.
Beer in Windhoek


True to its partially Teutonic background, Windhoek stages this festival towards the end of October – beer-lovers should not miss it.
Art in Windhoek

Bank Windhoek Arts Festival

This is the largest arts festival in the country, with events running from February to September.
Cultural in Okahandja

Maherero Day

On the weekend nearest 26 August is Maherero Day, which is when the Red Flag Herero people meet in traditional dress in memory of their fallen chiefs, killed in battles with the Nama and the Germans. A similar event…
Cultural in Omaruru

White Flag Herero Day

Each year on the weekend nearest to 10 October the White Flag Herero people hold a procession from the Ozonde suburb to the graveyard, opposite the mission station, where their chief Wilhelm Zeraua was buried after …
Art in Omaruru

Artist Trail

Omaruru has been home to the Artists Trail since 2007, marking it as Namibia’s artist town. Music and dance events feature over three days in September, along with food and wine, jewellery, photography and painting.
Agriculture in Windhoek

Windhoek Show

In late September or early October the city holds this agricultural show, on the showgrounds near the corner of Jan Jonker and Centaurus Sts.
Carnival in Windhoek

Windhoek Karneval (WIKA)

This German-style carnival takes place in late April and features music performances, a masked ball and a parade down Independence Ave.
Parade in Windhoek

Independence Day

On 21 March, this national day is celebrated in grand style, with a parade and sports events.