Events to Look Forward to in 2018

Article by Jacqueline Kendi
Posted: January 11, 2018  

10to4 Mountain Bike Challenge – February 2018. One of the best-kept secrets on Africa’s adventure tourism calendar is this Mt. Kenya mountain bike race, with courses for all abilities.

Safaricom International Jazz Festival – February 2018. Music lovers can expect to enjoy a selection of pure jazz as well as a mix of jazz fusions with influences from around the world.

Africa Nouveau Festival – February 2018. The creators of Blankets & Wine have curated a fascinating weekend-long out of town gig with this fun festival celebrating African music, film, fashion and art.

The Barclays Kenya Open – March 2018. East Africa’s premier golf tournament comes back to cement Kenya as the region’s preferred destination of choice for golfers.

Nairobi Movie Week – March 2018. A full week of discounted movies at all Kenyan cinemas and exciting daily events suitable for all.

Kenya Derby Horse Racing – April 2018. This is the premier event of the horse racing calendar bringing together the best thoroughbreds and jockeys.

Rhino Charge – June 2018. An unmissable annual off-road motorsport competition to raise funds to support the conservation and protection of Kenya’s mountain range ecosystems.

The Cake Festival – June 2018. Meet, network and learn more about the world of baking.

Lewa Marathon – June 2018. This unique marathon takes place in a wild and stunning environment and combines an unusual fundraising initiative with one of Kenya’s greatest sporting passions, running.

Maralal Carmel Derby – August 2018. This is more than just a race. It is an entertaining festival of fun and local competition that brings a small desert town to life.

Earthdance – September 2018. Nairobi’s number one charity dance music festival will be back yet again for more sumptuous music performances.

CBA Africa Concours d’Elegance – September 2018. A social occasion and fun-filled family day surrounded by classic and vintage cars and motorcycles.

The Brew Bistro Oktoberfest – October 2018. A festival of music, food and beer.
Nairobi International Trade Fair – October 2018. An opportunity to learn and shop from regional, continental and global exhibitors.

Standard Chartered Marathon – October 2018. An international level marathon that aims to raise funds for the needy in the community.

Safari Sevens – October/November 2018. The biggest annual rugby sevens tournament hosted in Kenya pitting the best international, professional, invitational and school teams against each other.

Lamu Cultural Festival – November 2018. Dhow races, donkey races and more! A celebration of the past and future and the beliefs and traditions that are the heart and soul of the Lamu community.

Tribal Chic – Between September & December 2018. The biggest fashion runway show in Nairobi featuring top designers from around the world.

Koroga Festival – Bi-monthly. A picnic-style celebration of music, food and culture by bringing the greatest African artists and foodies on one platform.


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