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.
True to its partially Teutonic background, Windhoek stages this festival towards the end of October – beer-lovers should not miss it.
This is the largest arts festival in the country, with events running from February to September.
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…
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 …
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.
In late September or early October the city holds this agricultural show, on the showgrounds near the corner of Jan Jonker and Centaurus Sts.
This German-style carnival takes place in late April and features music performances, a masked ball and a parade down Independence Ave.
On 21 March, this national day is celebrated in grand style, with a parade and sports events.
An annual international film festival that takes place in late spring and early summer.