WHAT’S ON IN MARRAKECH IN 2022
Spring is around the corner and that’s when things really start to get busy here in Marrakech. With that in mind, we’re running down our top recommendations for events coming up in 2022. Dates are subject to change because of Covid but here’s hoping it’s onwards and upwards for 2022.
SPRING EVENTS IN MARRAKECH
Marrakech is buzzing every year during the 1-54 Contemporary African Art Fair. Packed full of collectors, gallerists and art by some of the continent’s most dynamic creators, it’s running March 3-6.
May is a perfect time to visit the Sahara and you can stop off on the journey south at the Festival of Roses in the small town of El Kelaa M’Gouna where the harvest of thousands of pink Persian roses is celebrated over three days – usually on the second weekend of May.
SUMMER OF FUN
Beach lovers can combine a city and coastal break with a trip to Essaouira’s Gnaoua Festival in June. The pretty beach town is only a couple of hours drive away and transforms into a huge open stage for the event.
Morocco is becoming a key dance music destination and the festival season kicks off on August 30 with Atlas Electronic. It’s small-scale, boutique and a great long weekend.
Dance with a backdrop of the beautiful Atlas Mountains at the ultra chic Oasis Fest before returning for sleep, sun and pool time at El Fenn.
READY TO TAKE ON THE ULTIMATE PHYSICAL CHALLENGE?
Ultra Trail Atlas Toubkal kicks off on October 6 with races for runners of all levels. The fittest take on the daunting 105km Ultra. The plus side? Stunning scenery and amazing Amazigh hospitality.
NOT TO BE MISSED, MARRAKECH FILM FESTIVAL
Marrakech transforms into a swirl of red carpets and glamour every December at the film festival. Past presidents of the festival jury include Martin Scorsese and Tilda Swinton.
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