What's happening this week?

The end of the short week is here, but with plenty to keep you entertained. Alliance Francaise presents an exhibition by Vijana Vipaji Foundation, featuring art work spanning the past forty years. Entrance is from 6.30pm. Kids Rock 2013 presents final shows on Friday at 9pm, Saturday at 4pm and Sunday at 2pm. The Farmer's Market debuts this Saturday 4th May, at Oysterbay Shopping Centre from 10am to 4pm. What promises to be a popular event, the market will feature locally grown and produced epicurean treats.

Annual Events

southern sun wine festival, southern sun hotel, garden avenue **** $$$

arguably one of the most anticipated events for wine lovers and socialites alike, the southern sun wine festival kicks off the new year in the month of january. the event showcases the best of south african and local wines and cheeses.

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pre-valentine's masquerade event, golden tulip hotel, masaki **** $$$

the pre-valentine's masquerade event made its debut on 9th february this year, at the stunning new golden tulip marquee. dressed to impress couples and singletons alike flocked to this new and exciting event.

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goat races, haile selassie rd, oysterbay **** $

one of the city's most lively event, the goat races is in its 13th year, and becoming more popular each year. a fun day out for both the young and old, the races present an opportunity for everyone to participate in fancy dress competition, betting on the goats and more.

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saba saba trade fair, saba saba grounds, kurasini *** $

the saba saba trade fair is a national fair held every year in the first week of july, in celebration of saba saba, the farmer's holiday on 7th july. sprawled over the expansive saba saba grounds in kurasini, various merchants display their products in stalls.

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nyama choma festival, postal grounds, kijitonyama *** $

from its inception, the nyama choma festival was destined to be a popular annual event. in a town that has an avid love for nyama choma (bbq meat), people flock in numbers to this event. for a flat fee, you are treated to stands of various barbecued delights.

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fiesta, leaders club, kinondoni *** $

tanzania's biggest outdoor music festival, fiesta is one of the most sought after events by music lovers in dar. the event has managed to attract big names to perform such as rick ross, ludacris and sean john to name a few. the event also provides an opportunity to promote up and coming local artists.

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rotary walk, police officer's mess, masaki *** $

the rotary clubs of dar es salaam annually organize a 9k walk, 21k run every october that benefits worthwhile causes and charities. a very well attended event, it is usually graced by retired president ally hassan mwinyi, an avid walker in his eighties.

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swahili fashion week *** $

an annual event favored by fashionistas and designers alike, swahili fashion week showcases talent from the east african region. the week features fashion shows and exhibits, as well as the presentation of design awards in various categories.


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maridadi fashion show *** $$

an annual event that debuted last year in dar. the event showcases designers and models from the east african region. the show benefits a shelter supporting sexually abused women in arusha. this year the event is to be held in september.


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