Marrakech in August 2018 - Festivals & Events

Marrakech in August 2018 - Festivals & Events

August in Marrakech, like July, is very hot indeed, the average temperature being around 30 degrees although climbing to daily highs of 35 degrees and often more. Even at night, temperatures rarely dip below 21 C. Despite this, there are plenty of things to be enjoyed in and around Marrakech at this time of year, other than lying beneath a parasol beside the pool! So, here are some of the festivals and events in Marrakech in August 2018. 

Marrakech in August 2018 - Festivals & Events

Oued Ed-Dahab (Allegiance) Day, 14th of August 2018. This is another public holiday marking the 39th anniversary of the recovery of the southern Moroccan province of Oued Ed-Dahab from Mauritania.

Revolution Day, 20th of August 2018. Also known as the "Revolution of the King and the People", this public holiday commemorates the secession (in 1953) of Morocco from the French Empire.

Youth Day, 21st of August 2018. On this day, which is also King Mohammed VI's birthday, Morocco honours and celebrates its youth and youth culture with festivities across the country.

Eid al-Adha, 22nd of August 2018. Eid al-Adha, the "Festival of Sacrifice", is an important religious festival in the Islamic calendar. Commemorating the Prophet Abraham's readiness to sacrifice his own son upon God's command, it is a day marked by sacrifice (goats, cows or camels but, most often, sheep), special prayers and feasting.

Other Things to See & Do

High summer is the most appreciated time for visiting some of Marrakech’s gardens, notably the Menara Gardens or Majorelle Gardens. Offering shaded paths, elegant pavilions, glittering ponds and burbling streams, these beautiful gardens are the perfect places for escaping the heat and busy streets of the city.

Les Borjs de la Kasbah

Nestling in the Kasbah quarter of Marrakech, Les Borjs de la Kasbah, situated just 200m from the royal palace, is a welcome sanctuary of peace and tranquillity. Facilities include a delightful pool and the L'Arganier spa, with its splendid pampering treatments – the perfect place to be when temperatures soar. Why not book a room right now?