Music in Saint-Louis

Saint-Louis Jazz Festival

The most internationally renowned festival in West Africa is held annually in early or mid May and attracts jazz greats from around the world. The main event usually happens at the Quai des Arts or on an open-air st…
Sports in Oussouye

Fête du Roi

One of the big events of the Casamance calendar features a night of wrestling matches held in September in the village of Oussouye.
Cultural in Saint-Louis

Les Fanals

Celebrated on one night during the last week of December between Christmas and New Year's Eve, this historic lantern procession has its roots in the lantern-lit marches to midnight Mass once made by the signares. To…
Art in Dakar

Dak'Art Biennale

Held on even-numbered years, this festival of painting and sculpture is the queen of Dakar's festivals. It drowns the town in colour for the whole of May, with exhibitions all across Dakar. Unmissable.
Performing Arts in Dakar

Kaay Fecc

Held on odd-numbered years in April or May, this fest is a smaller version of the Dak'Art festival, with a more dance-focused lineup.