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 raï. Each festival lasts a couple of weeks. Tickets can be bought on the day or the day before from the tourist office or La Basilique.
The main events take place in the amphitheatre just outside La Basilique but are supposed to be transferred to a larger amphitheatre northwest of town.