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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
  • Africa Parkinsons Disease Foundation
    Thanks to the hardwork of Nairobi Parkinson’s support group founder member Fr. Kevin, We are proud to announce the introduction of a new support group in Kisumu City. The next meeting will be held on Sunday April 29th at Aga Khan, Kisumu. For more……

  • Dancing Around The world Documentary
    The Kobo Trust Foundation, Wanny Angerer in Moving Cultures, CULTURAL STOPOVERS Kenya present in the World Dance Day:…

  • Mt.Kenya Day Kenya Thro’ Castle Forest
    Details coming soon…

  • Kituluni Anti-Gravity Hill-Machakos Peoples Park and Maanzooni Getaway!
    An early departure from Nairobi to Machakos Town we will then drive a distance of 12 kms to kituluni hill where we will test the Anti-Gravity Hill….

  • The Ray Fiesta, A Live Concert!
    Ray Msanii Is A Kenyan Based Professional Singer,Songwriter, Artist Manager, Script Writer, Voice Coach,Live Music Director And Brand Manager (Music Business Entrepreneur)….

  • Kantara Presents: Sage at Pointzero Cofee
    Kantara means bridge in old Swahili and is a qaurterly, rotational acoustic gig that will be held at Pointzero Coffee <3 It will be a cross-pollination between coffee conver-sessions and live listening lounges!...
  • Literature Forum: April
    This is a forum for upcoming women writers and literary critics to share and discuss stories, poems and current literature trends with the aim of enhancing their creativity….

  • Tribeless Fest
    How curious are you when it comes to learning a new language, or dancing to a foreign song with a foreign beat? If you are, then this is your chance to experience first hand diverse offerings of cultures and artistic expressions found in different……

  • Mt Ololokwe, Samburu 2 Days 1 Night Safari
    Mount Ololokwe, Samburu 2 Days 1 Night Safari 2nd Edition.
    The distinctive flat topped- shaped and high sheer cliff drops of the 2000m high mt Ololokwe towering over the Samburu plains a short distance from Archers post in Northern kenya,never fai……

  • TM Together – A Weekend Together
    TM Together is a grassroots initiative organised ‘by young Meditators, for young Meditators’ to connect, transcend, and enjoy the uplifting social connection that follows. We’ve got a few things on the agenda we know you will enjoy:…

  • 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.