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.

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...

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...

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.