Horse Festivals : Morocco
Tissa Horse Festival
The picturesque center of Tissa is located a few miles off the main road No. 302 in the Fez Province, and is the site of a gigantic competition between the various horse breeds. It is held every year in October. Hundreds of riders assemble wearing their finery to present their mounts. Prize-giving and festivities create a very animated scene.
Festival of Fantasia”
Another horse festival, known as the “Festival of Fantasia” which has been held every year (usually at the beginning of September) since 1977 is held in Meknes. It offers thousands of horsemen and their mounts the chance to meet and display their skill and the occasion has earned itself a well-deserved success.
Horse Festival - Tissa (Fès) - September
Date Feast - Erfoud - October
Sacred Music Festival - Fès - May: The Fez Festival of World Sacred Music highlights everything from Berber trance music to American Gospel in an effort to show musics power to commune with a higher power.
Agadir Festival - Décember
Almond tree blossom - Tafraout - February
Rose Feast - El Kelaâ M'Gouna - May
Wax Candle Feast - Salé - May
Desert Symphony Feast - Ouarzazate - June
Cherry Feast - Séfrou - June
April Marathon des Sables (Marathon of the Sands) Near OuarzazateThe Marathon Des Sables, a grueling six-day, 150-mile footrace across the Sahara Desert near Ouarzazate
Popular Arts Festival - Marrakech - June: The Marrakesh Festival of Popular Arts invites artists, craftsmen, musicians, acrobats, fire swallowers and dancers from every corner of the country to perform at the Ksar el Badi Palace and other locations in the old city.
Moussem of Moulay Idriss Zerhoun (near the city of Meknès) - End of July
Moussem of Moulay Abdellah - El Jadida - August