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Below are the most recent upcoming events in Nairobi, followed by a list of annual recurring events:

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Upcoming Events

  • Mack is Back!
    Venue: Distant Relatives Ecolodge and Backpackers, Kilifi
    Date: 5/5/2017
    Time: 18:00- 22:00
    Timiza Lengo Company and Distant Relatives have been able to get Mackinlay, infamous Kilifi trumpeter, founder of the Nairobi Horns Project and the current jazz king in Nairobi, out of his tight schedule to come for an evening gig in Kilifi. Join us for a wonderful jazzy experience mixed in with pop and funk under the stars with Mack whose horn has been blowing audiences away all over East Africa.
    Mackinlay Jazz Pop House
  • The Request Line II
    After the success of the first Request Line party, the Alchemist Bar and Mix Master Lenny team up to bring you the second installment of the ‘all about your requests’ party. This one features a young and very talented DJ by the name of Butch Norma……

  • EuroCHRIE 2017 Conference
    AHLEI will attend the EuroCHRIE – The Tourism and Hospitality Educators 2017 conference in Nairobi, Kenya, October 23-25. If you would like to arrange a meeting with Ed Kastl, VP, International Sales, please contact him at…

  • Beads Workshop By Christopher Njuguna
    This two hour beading workshop teaches the basics of bead stringing, wire work, and pearl knotting. You will make two or three bracelets in different patterns. This workshop is perfect for the new beader or a student who wants a refresher in beading….

  • Designers and Wine at The Designers Studio, Two Rivers Mall
    Hello there!
    We are having a pop-up at one of our outlets at the Two Rivers Mall this Saturday , 21st of October at The Designers Studio….

  • Offer: Mashujaa Day Jaza Train Safari to Lake Magadi.
    Citizens: Ksh 7,950
    Residents: Ksh 9,700
    Non residents: Ksh 12,000
    – Children 4 years and below Free – shares sit with parent…

  • J’s Unplugged Presents – Barbara Guantai
    Come celebrate Heroes Day with an amazing J’s Unplugged performance by Barbara Guantai. She is known for her unique fusion of Afro-Jazz, pop, and soul….

  • Mashujaa Day SALE
    20% Store Wide Sale…

  • Mashujaa day Masai Mara
    Witness the Masai Mara wildebeest Migration action LIVE.
    1 NIGHT’S 2 DAY’S MASAI MARA( Road Package)
    Citizen-Ksh 7500 per person…

  • Churchill Show Heroes Edition
    A night of comedy and inspiration…Better than the last one
    Join us live this Thursday from 6pm till late….

  • Uptown Reggae . Host: G Money.
    Reggae needed its Original Ambassordor to bring it back to life and in a more classy and modern venue so join us every #Thursday for Reggae, Dancehall, Trap, Hip hop and soul . All the things that make Thursday special. Selected Bottles at 7k all ……

  • Annual Events and Festivals


    • Kenya Golf Championship – Annual championship is part of the European Challenge Tour and features over 100 professional players from around the world (


    • Kenya Safari Rally (KCB Safari Rally) – Considered to be one of the world’s toughest rally’s, drivers come from around the world to race in the 2-day, Kenyan leg of the FIA African Rally Championship (


    • Madaraka Day (June 1st) – A national holiday to celebrate the start of self-rule from the United Kingdom in 1963.
    • Safari Sevens (Rugby) – An annual, international, rugby sevens tournament held in Nairobi since 1996, and run by the Kenya Rugby Football Union (



    • Kenya Music Festival – Regional music champions from schools and universities across Kenya perform set pieces, folk songs, choral music, and original pieces.



    • Moi Day (October 10th) – National holiday to celebrate the accomplishments of Kenya’s second President, Daniel arap Moi.
    • Kenyatta Day (October 20th) – National holiday to celebrate the memory of Jomo Kenyatta, Kenya’s first president.
    • Kenya International Film Festival – Annual film festival, features African and international productions, around a certain theme, at various Nairobi cinemas (
    • Nairobi Marathon – Thousands of runners compete in this annual 42 KM marathon (also includes 21 km half marathon, 10 km road race and a 2.5 km family fun run (


    • Crafts of Africa – Annual Christmas season, African craft and art show at the Sarit Centre. Includes a range of exhibitors selling everything from wood carvings to blown glass.


    • Taste of Nairobi Festival – Annual outdoor festival that includes live music and entertainment, food and beverage vendors, business displays, and arts and crafts (
    • Kenya Music Week – Held annually at the Sarit Centre, and showcases a range of Kenyan artists (
    • Jamahuri Day (Independence Day) (December 12th) – National holiday to celebrate Kenya’s establishment as a republic in 1964.