Lamu Island Of Festivals 2023 Calendar
23rd April: lamu Seafood Festival
The Amu Seafood Festival is a celebration of the best seafood that the Kenyan coast has to offer. Held on April 23rd in Lamu, this festival brings together locals and tourists to sample delicious dishes prepared by some of the best chefs in the region. From prawns and lobsters to octopus and crabs, the seafood on offer is fresh and mouth-watering. There are also plenty of activities for the whole family to enjoy, including music, dance, and cultural performances.
19th August: Governor’s Dhow Race
The Governor’s Dhow Race is a traditional sailing competition that takes place every year on August 19th in Lamu. This thrilling event sees local sailors and fishermen race their traditional dhows in a bid to be crowned the winners. The atmosphere is electric, with crowds of spectators cheering on their favourite boats from the shore. In addition to the race, there are also plenty of other activities taking place throughout the day, including live music, food stalls, and cultural performances.
21st-25th August: Lamu Yoga Festival
The Lamu Yoga Festival is a five-day event that takes place from August 21st to August 25th on Lamu Island. This festival celebrates yoga, health, and wellness, and attracts yoga enthusiasts from all over the world. Participants can take part in a variety of yoga classes, workshops, and seminars, as well as enjoy live music and cultural performances. The festival also offers an opportunity to explore the beautiful island of Lamu and its rich culture and history.
26th-28th October: Maulid Festival
The Maulid Festival is an important Islamic festival that celebrates the birth of the Prophet Muhammad. It takes place from October 26th to October 28th in Lamu and is a time for prayer, reflection, and celebration. The festival includes traditional processions, recitations of the Quran, and cultural performances. There are also plenty of food and craft stalls to enjoy, as well as a lively atmosphere throughout the town.
The Lamu Cultural Festival is a four-day event that takes place from October 30th to November 2nd in Lamu. This festival celebrates the unique culture and heritage of the island and includes traditional dances, music, and food. Visitors can take part in a range of activities, including dhow races, donkey races, and a Swahili bridal ceremony. The festival is a great opportunity to experience the warm hospitality and rich cultural traditions of Lamu.
31st December: Triathlon
The Triathlon is an annual event that takes place on December 31st in Lamu.