Music in El Jem

El Jem International Symphonic Music Festival

The colosseum is transformed into a splendid floodlit venue for the annual El Jem International Symphonic Music Festival. All performances are held at 10pm; you can buy tickets and find a program at a ticket booth a…
Cultural in Tozeur

Tozeur International Oasis Festival

Whoever thought so much was going on in the desert? Every year, Tozeur comes alive with storytelling, traditional music, dancing and, of course, camel and horse racing in a celebration of desert culture. The festiva…
Music in Nefta

Rouhaniyet Festival of Sufi Music

In 2016, Nefta began to celebrate its Sufi heritage with the inaugural Rouhaniyet Festival, with four days of music, theatre and talks with participants from across the Maghreb and as far as Syria and Pakistan.
Music in Tabarka

Tabarka International Jazz Festival & Festival des Variétés

Tabarka is famous far and wide for its first-rate, early-July jazz festival. It’s followed in late July and early August by the Festival des Variétés, which includes an eclectic mix of world music, from latino to ra…
Cultural in Medina

Dream City

Showcasing performances and exhibitions by local and international contemporary artists, this festival in the Tunis medina is usually staged in October or November every two years. Free film screenings and concerts …
Cultural in Sidi Bou Saïd


To honour the eponymous Muslim saint who lived in Sidi Bou Saïd in the 13th century, Sufi brotherhoods lead a procession down Rue Hédi Zarouk one day each year.
Music in Sidi Bou Saïd

Blues Festival

Five-day festival featuring local and international acts staged at Dar Ennejma Ezzahra in Sidi Bou Saïd.
Music in Carthage

International Festival of Carthage

Music and theatre performances staged in venues including the Roman Theatre at Carthage.
Music in Medina

Medina Festival

During the final two weeks of Ramadan, traditional live music is staged at night in venues including Dar Hassine and Dar Lasrem.
Music in Carthage

Jazz à Carthage

Tunisia's pre-eminent jazz music festival is held in early April and hosts big-name international acts.