Land of festivals

By taking part in cultural events, you can discover the Kingdom of Morocco’s creative energy and proliferation of events in all artistic fields throughout the year.

Culture for everyone

Culture for everyone
A land which has offered a warm welcome and encounters since Ancient times, Morocco certainly has its share of world festivals. Music, film, popular culture: the main cities offer original events, often addressing the theme of dialogue between Eastern and Western cultures. Tangier, for instance, now celebrates jazz in all its forms with the Tanjazz festival. Take advantage of a trip to Morocco to discover the unique ambiance of these events. Many concerts and film showings take place in historic settings, often outdoors. And the warmth of Moroccan evenings gives these events a very special atmosphere. A friendly atmosphere is guaranteed, like the one at the Timitar music festival in Agadir, and the Mawazine festival in Rabat, which has celebrated world music since 2001.

Dialogue and sharing

Dialogue and sharing
The international film festival in Marrakech creates a bridge between the film industries of the North and of the South, with works which combine cultures, nationalities and languages. The festival has welcomed the greatest names in cinema, including Alan Parker, Jean-Jacques Annaud, Jeanne Moreau, Francis Ford Coppola, David Lynch and Constantin Costa-Gavras. For many years now, Essaouira has been synonymous with world music with its Gnaoua and World Music Festival. The festival is rich in emotion and musical encounters. Fez, a very spiritual city, also hosts a fabulousfestival of sacred music which is very open to other religions.

To remember

Whether on a local or international level, Moroccan festivals combine genres and welcome outside influences. This cultural identity is far from inflexible!