Zimbabwe’s calendar of events


(Posted 30th January 2017)

The Zimbabwe Tourism Authority earlier today shared their present list of events for the year 2017 including milestones like the Sanganai / Hlanganani World Tourism Expo which is slotted in for the 08th to 10th of June this year in Bulawayo, aka City of the Kings.
Sources at ZTA have also pointed out that for some of the activities, which take place near the borders with Zambia, the UniVisa, aka KAZA Visa is available on arrival at Harare and Victoria Falls International airports at a cost of just 50 US Dollars. This common tourist Visa allows cross border visits into Zambia, should visitors so desire. The same Visa also allows for national park visits across the border with Botswana, permitting tourists to make the most of their presence in Zimbabwe for any of the events listed below and therefore adding value to a safari holiday in this part of Southern Africa.


Events Date Venue
National Merit Awards NAMA 18 February 7Arts Theatre
21st February Movement Celebrations Matopos
Harare International Carnival TBA Harare
Zimbabwe Independence Day 18 April Bulawayo
Harare International Festival of Arts 25- 30 April Harare
Zimbabwe International Trade Fair 25-29 April Bulawayo
Sanganai/Hlanganani 8-10 June Bulawayo
Victoria Falls Marathon 18 June Victoria Falls
Lake July 28-30 July Harare
Traditional and Organic Food Festival July Botanic Gardens
Kariba Carnival July Kariba
Nyami Nyami Festival July Kariba
Zimbabwe Film Festival August Harare
Great Limpopo Cultural Trade Fair August Chiredzi Mhlanguleni
Gwanda Gospel Festival August Gwanda
Harare Agricultural Show 22 – 28 August Harare
Intswasa Festival September Bulawayo
Miss Tourism Zimbabwe September Harare
World Tourism Day 27 September TBA
Shoko Festival 23- 25 September Harare
Diwali Festival October Harare
Chinhoyi Chirorodziva Carnival 19 -21 October Chinhoyi
Braai November 4 November Lake Chivero
Neverland Zimbabwe December Harare
Ibumba Festival December Bulawayo
Kawala Festival December Bulawayo
Bulawayo Carnival December Bulawayo
Vic Falls Carnival 29- 31 December Victoria Falls
Fallin 29-31 December Victoria Falls
Kariba Fest 28-29 December Kariba

For added information about Destination Zimbabwe click on www.zimbabwetourism.net