Edina Bakatue Festival

Elmina, Central Region , Ghana

Tradition has preserved for Edinaman and its generations a marvellously rich Annual Festival which is second to none, captioned “Bakatue”. This festival has remained much treasured and constitutes the priceless cultural heritage of its citizens. Bakatue is a festival of the people of Elmina township and its traditional area, a geographical stool land more appropriately referred to as “EDINAMAN”. Bakatue falls on the first Tuesday of July (the month of Ayewoho) each year. It is celebrated in honor of the founder of the central town Elmina, the headquarters to Edina Traditional Area.


Cape Coast Cape Coast, Ghana

Organised by the PANAFEST Foundation in Collaboration with the Ghana Tourism Authority and the Leaders and People of the Central Region of Ghana. Under the Auspices of the Government of the Republic of Ghana. The PANAFEST Festival was inspired by and takes its source from a paper written in 1980 entitled “Proposal for a Historical Drama Festival in Cape Coast” by Dr. Mrs. Efua Sutherland, who was a distinguished Ghanaian Dramatist and Pan-Africanist. In 1991 the idea gained root and took shape in an expanded form as the Pan-African Historical Theater Festival (PANAFEST).

Ancestor Veneration

Nkyinkyim Nuhalenya, Ada Ghana , Ghana

This annual festival occurs in the second week of August, and is deeply influenced by southern Ghanaian culture, especially Ghana’s Ga-Dangme traditions. August is the month of Homowo and Asafotufiam; both are Ga festivals, though generally rooted in shared West African traditional rites. The festival is also known for the libation, prayers and traditional African rites that are performed for enslaved ancestors. It has become a custom for the museum to also unveil new work created by artists at the museum.

Oguaa Fetu Festival 2023

Cape Coast Cape Coast, Ghana

The Fetu Afahye is a festival celebrated by the chiefs and peoples of Cape Coast in the Central region of Ghana. The festival is celebrated on the first Saturday in the month of September every year. The Fetu Afahye is celebrated annually by the Oguaa people of Cape Coast because in the past there was an outbreak of disease among the people that killed many. The people prayed to the gods to help them to get rid of the disease. Thus the festival is celebrated to keep the town clean and to prevent another epidemic befalling the people.

Yam Festival 2023

Ho Ho, Ghana

Asogli Yam Festival is an annual festival celebrated by the people of Asogli in the Ho Municipality located in the Volta Region of Ghana. It is celebrated in September annually to celebrate the cultivation of yam that was started by a hunter who found the tuber in the forest during his hunting expedition.

Freedom Parade

Nkyinkyim Nuhalenya, Ada Ghana , Ghana

The Freedom Parade is an annual body painting and masquerade festival that initially premiered at Nkyinkyim Museum as a Jama competition in December. The festival has since evolved into a full-blown celebration that attracts people from various cultures, backgrounds, and artistic expressions. During the Freedom Parade, participants dress up in elaborate costumes and cover their bodies in brightly colored paints and designs, creating a stunning and unique visual display. The festival also features live music, dance performances, and other cultural activities. The event serves as a platform for artists and performers to showcase their skills, creativity, and cultural heritage while…

Ghana – West Africa – Afrochella

Accra Accra, Ghana

Afrochella is a celebration of Africa’s diverse culture and the vibrant work of African creatives & entrepreneurs. The festival is designed to elevate and highlight the thrilling and thriving millennial talent in Africa by introducing an interactive event that teaches, explains and explores various cultures through a pioneering approach. Afrochellans will experience art and creative activations from the continent, celebrate African music, and taste premium and cultured cuisine.