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Festivals In And Around Kampala For 2018

Updated: Mar 14, 2018


Whether you're into Art, Music, Film or Theatre, Kampala City has a festival for you to attend. Even though some of the festivals are a short drive away from the city core, they are totally worth a visit. These are our Top Picks for 2018.



Amakula International Film Festival

11th Edition March 14 - 17, 2018

Kampala Film School (March 11 - 15)

Uganda Museum (March 16 - 17)



This annual International film festival aims at supporting the local film industry in Kampala. Various films are shown at the Kampala Film School and a Drive In Cinema at the Uganda Museum



Blankets And Wine

April 29, 2018

Lugogo Cricket Oval



One Of the most popular daytime festivals in Kampala, Blankets And Wine brings together revellers from all ages and backgrounds in one big picnic style event. There are concert stages, beer stands, and lots of activities for the whole family to indulge in.



LaBa Arts Festival

May 27, 2018

Bukoto Street, Kamwokya



LaBa is an open air arts festival where local artists showcase their artistic expressions and art pieces alongside musical performances.



KLA ART Contemporary Art Festival

August 2018


Organized by 32 degrees east, KLA ART is an annual Contemporary Art festival that takes place in and around Kampala and is a platform where local Artists showcase their ideas and projects.


Bayimba Festival Of The Arts

August 2 - 5th, 2018

Lake Victoria





The Bayimba festival features Uganda’s finest artists and upcoming talents from across the country. This year's festival is moving from National Theatre to the shores of Lake Victoria .



Nyege Nyege Festival

Sept 1 - 3, 2018



Uganda's biggest festival, Nyege Nyege is a cultural arts festival that takes place on the shores of the nile in Jinja and features a variety of music genres that include kuduros, kwaito, Afro house, hiplife, Tuareg rock, Morrocan bass, zouk bass, soukous, balani, funana, swhaili trap etc with performances on two stages.



Kampala City Festival

October 8, 2018

Downtown Kampala



Kampala City Festival is a huge carnival like street party that takes place in the city every year in October. There's lots of street food, musical performances and fun activities for families to partake in.



Kampala International Theatre Festival

The Square


The festival is a celebration of East African playwrights, theatre actors and directors from across the globe.



Milege World Music Festival

Nov 24 - 26



This is a music festival that preserves cultural heritage through the arts and music.