Seychelles Local Events

There is a long list of events that occur regularly in the Seychelles. These are mostly public events for those who want to enjoy the well-known, peaceful and laid-back atmosphere of the Seychelles. These public events include a number of traditional, local festivals and cultural celebrations which are an enjoyable experience and should be considered when planning your holidays in Seychelles. We list all the latest news and Seychelles events below so make sure you check back here often to see what's coming up.

It's important to remember that Seychelles are a group of islands and some of the cultural celebrations may be island specific. For example, The Feast of the Assumption of Mary is the major religeous festival with the main celebration held in the church at La Digue, the smallest of the three islands; locals from Praslin and Mahe also converge there to offer their gratitude and prayers to the Virgin Mary.

The Creole Festival
is celebrated in October every year. This six-day long festival is a salutation to the traditions and the cultural heritage of Seychelles as reflected in its dance, music, cuisine, customs and crafts. The most important cultural event of Seychelles, this colourful and energetic festival is held on the islands of Praslin, La Digue and Mahe. During the creole estival there are paid and free events normally published closer to the dates.

The Carnaval International de victoria is another big event bringing together carnival enthusiast from all over the world.

The other type of event in the Seychelles are those that you intend to do yourself, such as an engagement party or a special trip, a wedding or wedding anniversary. We organise and bring all the into sync to make your event happen to your satisfaction.

If you are planning to visit the island during one of these major events, be sure to book your Seychelles hotel well in advance!

Bazar Labrine - Dusk Bazaar
Place: Beau Vallon - Mahe Island   (04 Jan 2017 - 31 Dec 2018 )

 Bazae Labrine is a cultural event loved by Seychellois. It is a place where you can taste local delicacies, get souvenir and at the same time have fun. It is open air and take place Every Wednesday in beau vallon.

La Fete de la Francophonie
Place: Mahe, Praslin and La Digue  (13 Mar 2017 - 31 Mar 2017 )

The strong point of this year - "Fete de la Francophonie" event - will be in remembrance of the Haiti earthquake victims.

Carnival International de Victoria
Place: Victoria - Seychelles  (22 Apr 2017 - 24 Apr 2017 )

"The carnival of carnivals" - normally set for April - This year it willl part of a bigger event the Creole Festival. Two main events combined into a colosal party that will go on for 1 week. Convivial the seychelles way.

Place: different location in Victoria  (25 May 2017 )

Seychelles celebrates Africa day with FetAfrik, a colorful multi-artistic festival to live the African origin within the Seychellois culture.

Creole festival
Place: Mahe, Praslin & La Digue islands  (23 Oct 2017 - 29 Oct 2017 )

October, Seychelles sees the most significant and colourful cultural event, the Creole Festival, a week-long yearly event that commemorates the diverse cultural aspects of Creole life, including music, dance, food, art, language, and other traditions.  This is the time when the beautiful combination of races, customs and religions is most distinct.

This year even bigger with the introduction of the Victoria festival.

Seychelles Ocean Festival
Place: Various places on Mahe   (01 Dec 2017 - 09 Dec 2017 )

Subiosnow renamed The Seychelles cean festival is organised to promote and show to the people what our underwater world has to offer, and also the beauty beyond that it hides and preserves. If you are a diver, this is the place to be and event to see.

location: Various places in Mahe island, follow closer to the time.

Seychelles ECO-Healing Marathon
Place: Beau Vallon - Mahe Island  (24 Feb 2018 )

The annual Seychelles eco-healing marathon will take place at Beau Vallon on Mahe Island on the Sunday 24th of February 2013.  07:00 in the morning start.