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.
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.
Highlighting Namibian artwork, it’s held in venues around Windhoek in October.