Events in Algiers
There really is a great number of events to choose from in the city, with something interesting happening every month. Here are some highlights to choose from on your visit.
National Amazigh Film Festival (January)
This festival is a cinematic celebration of the Amazigh culture in Algeria. It has everything from shorts to full-length feature films along with animation and documentaries.
Ghardaia Carpet Festival (March)
This is where to come to learn about the traditional North African art of carpet making. You will find designers and artisans exhibiting work and selling their carpets. There are also competitions and a procession featuring traditional Algerian music.
European Cultural Festival (May)
This is one of Algeria's esteemed events and brings together artists from more than a dozen countries to perform traditional music and dance. Expect everything from flamenco to jazz.
National Day (June)
National Day is held every year on the 19th of June to remember the fall of Mohammed Ben Bella in 965. The city comes alive with celebrations and the streets throng with people watching parades.