Festivals

List of Nigerian festivals events, with current dates and venues. You can add your scheduled festival events or shows for free in this category. This listing is updated daily, weekly or monthly as events unfolds.

Eko International Film Festival (EKOIFF)

The 9th Edition for the 2019 Eko International Film Festival (EKOIFF) event is on 22 – 27th of April in Lagos Nigeria.  This is an annual film festival in Lagos, Nigeria and one of the largest in...

LagosPhoto Festival

The 11th edition of the international art festival event which aimed at reclaiming public spaces and engaging the general public with multifaceted stories of Africa will take place from 26th of October - 16th November 2019...

West African Architecture Festival (WAAF) Event in Port Harcourt, Nigeria

The 2018 West Africa Festival event is organised by the Nigerian Institute of Architects and is expected to hold in Port Harcourt, Nigeria in October. The event will feature various arts and crafts, workshops, seminars, tours, architectural...

International Festival on Contemporary Dance (IFCOD) Port Harcourt, Nigeria

The event will hold on the 4th - 8th October, 2017 at the Dr. Obi Wali International Convention Centre Eliozu Port Harcourt, Rivers State Nigeria. There will be performances on from various arts groups and industry...

Lagos Theatre Festival

The 6th edition of the Lagos theatre festival which will last for 6 days is scheduled to hold on Monday 8th April – Sunday 14th April 2019, Freedom Park Lagos Island Lagos, Broad Street, Lagos. It will subsequently be held...

Ekpe Festival Umuahia

This masquerade festival is peculiar to Umuahia people and it’s celebrated in the first month of the new year (every January). It is a lively cultural festival that attracts people from in and outside the state....

Obazu Festival

Obazu Festival was formally called Oro festival but was later changed to Obazu festival in remembrance of Obazua who was very dear to the people of Aomas after the   death Oro who was a god Iuleha forfathers brought from Yoruba land. It...

Kamo Cultural Festival

Kamo cultural festival is a festival of unity. It is celebrated yearly by Kamo and Awak ethnic groupings in Kaltungo Local Government Area of Gombe State, Nigeria. This cultural festival which primary aim is to unite the people of the...

Durbar Festival - Kano

This is a colourful exposition of the culture of the people of Kano State, during this festive day, men and horses dress in their special attire designed for ceremonies while riding around in respect of the...

Nwonyo Fishing Festival

This is the cultural festival of the Nwonyo people of Ibi Local Government Area in Taraba State celebrated in commemoration of the river goddess for a bountiful fishing harvest year in Nwonyo Lake. It is usually...

The Argungu International Fishing and Cultural Festival

This is a well-known annual fishing competition in Kebbi State and a tourist attraction site where all the fishermen embark on an hour fishing hunt. The Matan Fada River is the venue for the competition and is...

Eyo Festival

This is a masquerade festival in Lagos state also known as Adamu Orisa Play and celebrated to appease the deities which they believe are represented in the masquerades. During the festival, the Eyo Masquerades are dressed...

Lake Efi Fishing Festival

This is a cultural festival of the Efi people performed at Efi Lake in Sabagreia, Kolokuma/Opokuma Local Government of Bayelsa State in appreciation to the goddess of the river for a productive annual fish harvest.  This is an...

Gani Cultural Festival

This is a three days lively festival of the Kutigi people in Lavun local government area of Niger state, Nigeria celebrated annually to commemorate the birth of Prophet Muhammad. The cultural festival usually commenced with drummers dancing...

Ede-Aroh Abagana

Ede-Aroh is an annual cultural festival of the Abagana people in Njikoka Local Government Area of Anambra State celebrated during the harvest of cocoyam. It is held at the Afor market square every December, precisely on...

Kokowa Wrestling Festival

Kokowa Wrestling Festival is one of the major festivals of the Zamfara State, it is a cultural festival where young men try to show their supremacy over other young men in a wrestling match.  This festival is...

Aji Cultural Festival

Aji cultural festival is a religious related cultural festival that is celebrated by groups of Agbo tribe especially the Itigidi people in Abi local government of Cross River state. People of the community during the annual...

Ekpe Masquerade Festival (Oruku)

Oruku community situated in Nkanu-East Local Government Area of Enugu state is largely involved in cultural practices and celebrations. The Ekpe masquerade amongst others is one of the cultural festivals celebrated by the great people of...

Circumcision Feast of Gezawa People

This is a cultural festival performed every four years from March to May to mark the transition of young men between the ages of twelve and thirteen years from adolescence to adulthood. The circumcision feast is celebrated...

Egungun or Imaleidiroko Festival

Egungun or Imaleidiroko Festival is celebrated in Ekiti State, Nigeria to invoke the deities believed to be in-charge of ethical and moral standards of the people.  There is a large display of masquerades clothed with Yoruba traditional costumes during...

Iri-Ji Ikeji (New Yam Festival)

The annual yam festival is generally applied in communities in Enugu state of Nigeria though at different intervals, usually during harvest period (between July and November). It is celebrated in appreciation to Chukwuobioma (gods of the...

Igue Festival

Igue Festival is a highly revered festival of the people of Benin Kingdom celebrated during the dry season, specifically in December by the Oba of Benin symbolising the end of Benin year and the commencement of...

Leboku New Yam Festival - Yakurr

This is a three weeks new yam festival celebrated by the people of Yakurr, Yakurr is a local government in Cross River State of Nigeria and comprises of villages such as Ugep, Idomi, Ekori, Mkpani, Nko,...

Afan Cultural Festival

This is a cultural festival in Kaduna State celebrated to bring to an end the year’s harvest and to proclaim the commencement of the hunting periods. Afan, which means hill is greatly revered by the people as they...

Ogun Cultural Festival

Ogun cultural festival is celebrated annually to commemorate the revenge of a great hunter that was killed by his friends who turned enemy in disguise. This festival is celebrated largely in Ogun land within August and September to appease the ancestors and also in celebration of...

The Olojo Festival

Olojo festival also known as the Festival of Life is commemorated annually to appease the ancestors of the Ile-Ife Land so that they will grant the Ooni (king) and his subjects more life and good health. Prior...

Benin City Film Festival (BCFF)

The second annual film workshop award, Benin City Film Festival is schedule to hold on 6th - 9th of November 2019 at De Civic Centre, Airport Road Benin City while film submission opens March 1st 2019. The...

FESPACO (Pan-African Festival of Cinema and Television)

The Pan-African Festival of Cinema and Television of Ouagadougou (FESPACO) is the 26th edition of a biennial event for a cultural showcase of international renown and a promotional platform par excellence for African cinemas and its...

Lamu Yoga Festival

Lamu Yoga Festival 2019 is a 4-day event and the 6th edition of the annual carnival for North Coastal Kenya organized by Africa Yoga Project and Banana House and scheduled to hold from 18th – 22nd March at...