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 Douz

Sahara Festival

Consider yourself lucky if you happen to be in Douz for the Sahara Festival, which is normally held at the beginning of November (dates can be frustratingly hard to track down). Most of the action takes place around…
Music in El Jem

El Jem International Symphonic Music Festival

The colosseum is transformed into a splendid floodlit venue for the El Jem International Symphonic Music Festival. You can buy tickets (10.5DT to 15DT) and find a program at the tourist offices in Tunis, Sousse, Mah…
Cultural in Sidi Bou Saïd


To honour of the Muslim saint who lived here, Sufi brotherhoods have a procession up to his shrine. There are often traditional music concerts in the main square during summer, and the Dar Ennejma Ezzahra occasional…
Music in Hammamet

International Festival Hammamet

In July and August this festival features international stars from everywhere from Ireland to Mali, as well as closer-to-home Tunisian and Algerian musicians. Concerts take place in the International Cultural Centre…
Cultural in Ksour Country

Festival of the Ksour

An annual festival of Berber culture, with music and dance is held every spring in Tataouine and the surrounding ksour (traditional fortified granaries). Dates and specific events, frustratingly, are not listed very…
Cultural in Djerba

Ulysses Festival

Created and engineered for the delight of tourists, the Ulysses Festival includes events such as a Miss Ulysses beauty contest. Any of the tourist offices can provide details.
Cultural in Tunis


The three-night E-Fest brings together expat, local and European electronic acts and video artists under the very colonial, very Catholic roof of L’Acropolium.