Events

Top Choice Film in Ouagadougou

Fespaco

Going strong since 1969, this world-renowned biennial festival (held in odd-numbered years) sees African films competing for the prestigious Étalon d'Or de Yennenga – Fespaco's equivalent of the Oscars.
Art in Ouagadougou

SIAO

Biennial trade fair (held in even-numbered years) of reference for the arts and crafts sector in Africa – and a godsend for gem-hunting visitors.
Music in Ouagadougou

Jazz à Ouaga

A well-established music festival bringing out the Afrobeat, soul and blues influence in jazz.
Music in Ouagadougou

Rock à Ouaga

A low-key festival featuring Burkina's most happening musicians, with international guest stars.