Roast and Rhyme
This is arguably the most celebrated outdoor event in Uganda with two annual editions; the story tellers’ edition and soul on the strings. It is organized by a strong power house record label Swangz Avenue. Roast and Rhyme is a fully packed picnic and family day out event accompanied by fashion, music and fun and it takes place on the shores of Lake Victoria at Jahazi Pier Munyonyo.
Vumbula unearths the uniqueness of Uganda through premium event experiences set for a 2-day festival dubbed ‘Vumbula Uganda Festival.
The festival brings together all the tourism enthusiasts in one space to celebrate Uganda’s beauty, culture, music, heritage, and her uniqueness in all aspects.
It showcases the key tourism products that Uganda has to offer, and its main exhibitor; Uganda Museum, and other relevant tourism stakeholders exhibiting a wide range of other tourism and cultural products to revelers, and this will be baked with some epic live band performances from Uganda’s top musicians, deejays, cultural troupes, and lots more.
This celebration lasts a week and is one of the popular Ugandan festivals with the highest attendance. It takes place in early August in Jinja, and it centers on the rich and diverse cultures of the people that live on the shores of the River Nile.
Art and the cultural tradition of Uganda, as well as the cultures from the rest of Africa, mix to offer a great cultural program which is full of music, dance, theatre, folklore, storytelling, and gastronomy, as well as live shows. It also has a parade along the streets, children’s activities and dance workshops. It is, without doubt, a great opportunity to discover the tribes of the whole of Uganda from close up.
Blankets and Wine
Blankets and Wine is one of the best annual picnics, family day out, fashion, musical and fun events on the social scene of Kampala. It is traced with roots from Kenya, East Africa and happens every quarter of the year with different acts and performances.
Nyege Nyege stands for peace, respect, and abundant joy, it also stands for Africa and Africans, for underground music and musicians, it stands for fun and curiosity. This event lasts for four days and is now considered the most important four day annual event in East Africa for both its curation and unique afropolitan vibe. It attracts very many important acts and entertainers from all over the world.
Nile Gold Jazz Safari
This one-day event takes place every October in Kampala and musicians from all over the world take part. Each year there is a new list of interpreters. But one thing that is consistent each year is the music is fantastic.
The saxophones, bass, drums, keyboards, and pianos play for a growing audience of lovers of Ugandan jazz, and of course, for the visitors who are always welcome.
This is Uganda
This annual festival aims to showcase the diversity of cultures in Uganda through art, music, poetry, and dance, with an emphasis on women artists. Every December, thousands of people gather at the Kyandondo Rugby Club in Kampala to see some of the phenomenal live acts.
The festival also has a lounge where festival goers can socialize and where there are stalls promoting women’s rights, education and AIDS awareness. If you are planning to go to one of the most popular, social and modern festivals in Uganda, then you need to discover this festival.