Marrakech Popular Arts Festival

Marrakech Popular Arts Festival

Mid-July
The annual five-day national festival of popular arts is held in Marrakech, Morocco, every July. It showcases folk singers, dancers, theater troupes, fortune-tellers, fire-swallowers, and snake charmers from all over Morocco, as well as a variety or artists and entertainers from Europe, Asia, and South America, including China, Peru, and Ukraine. Performances take place at outdoor venues all over the city, with the major events centered in the ruins of the 16-century Badi Palace or the Djemma el Fna (main town square). Launched in the mid-1960s, the festival is one of the longest-running of its kind.
CONTACTS:
Morocco National Tourist Office
20 E. 46th St., Ste. 1201
New York, NY 10017
212-557-2520; fax: 212-949-8148
www.visitmorocco.org