Cultural in Dadès Gorge

Marriage Moussem

Just another striking Middle Atlas Berber village most of the year, Imilchil is flooded with visitors during its three-day marriage moussem (festival) in September. At this huge festival, local Berbers scope the sce…
Music in Fez

Fes Festival of World Sacred Music

The Fes Festival of World Sacred Music brings together music groups and artists from all corners of the globe, and it has become one of the most successful world music festivals around. Based on the idea that music …
Music in Marrakesh

Atlas Electronic

Atlas Electronic celebrates world music, arts and culture in a four-day electro festival set amid the shaded palm groves and luxury nomadic desert camping of an ecolodge. Groove your way through daytime workshops, y…
Religious in Moulay Idriss

Moussem of Moulay Idriss

Morocco's greatest annual moussem is held every August in the pilgrimage town of Moulay Idriss, which holds the tomb of Morocco's first Islamic ruler. The pilgrimage is accompanied by fantasias, markets and music; s…
Music in Tangier


This ever-popular festival with a good reputation for attracting leading names, has been running for more than 17 years and hosts concerts by local and international jazz musicians.
Music in Essaouira

Gnaoua World Music Festival

Essaouira overflows every year for the celebrated Gnaoua World Music Festival, a four-day extravaganza with concerts staged at venues including the beach and Place Moulay Hassan.
Music in Tangier

Nuits Sonores Tanger

This cutting-edge music festival is an offshoot of the original Nuits Sonores in Lyon, France, and leans heavily on contemporary electronic music and arts.
Religious in Meknes

Moussem of Sidi Ben Aïssa

One of the largest moussems (a festival that honours a saint) in Morocco takes place on the eve of the Prophet Muhammad's birthday at the Mausoleum of Sidi Ben Aïssa, outside the medina walls, in celebration of the …
Religious in Fez

Moussem of Moulay Idriss II

Fez’s biggest religious festival is also one of the country’s largest. The moussem (festival in honour of a saint) of the city’s founder, Moulay Idriss, draws huge crowds. Local artisans create special tributes, and…
Music in Marrakesh

Oasis Festival

Oasis brings together Morocco's best electronica talent with DJs from Europe for a music festival with a distinctly Moroccan twist. In the afternoon there's swimming, a souq, yoga and henna art; once dusk sets in th…