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December in Ghana: Check Out These Top Events Across the Country

Ghana has become a must-visit destination for many people across the world, especially black people in the diaspora. With December being an ultimate party experience, and hosting some of the best events in the world, it has become the preferred month to visit.

Ghana has become a must-visit destination for many people across the world, especially black people in the diaspora. With December being an ultimate party experience, and hosting some of the best events in the world, it has become the preferred month to visit.

Aside from end-of-year celebrations that usually happen in style, Ghana also offers top-class accommodations, amazing restaurants, and the opportunity to have a life-changing cultural immersion rich with history that’s particularly eye-opening for the diaspora.

If you’re not sure where to be this December, we have curated interesting events happening around the country for you.

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December 4 – 9 – Kumasi Carnival

The Kumasi Carnival is one of the vibrant events drawing together the Caribbean and Ghanaian cultures. The event started in 2019 to launch the Year of Return, a campaign by the government to make Ghana a destination spot for the black diaspora. The carnival would feature curated events in the hopes of impacting trade, tourism, and the local hospitality industry.

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December 6-9 – Cultural Oneness Festival

The Cultural Oneness Festival happening in the Northern Region’s capital, Tamale, would display a vibrant mix of music, art, dance, and dialogues to encourage cultural unity, boost tourism and share African values.

December 7 – Homecoming Bash

A selection of Ghanaian popular and classical music to be performed by the National Symphony Orchestra at the National Theatre.

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December 12-13 – Ankos Tadi in Accra

This two-day event mimics the Masquerade performance from the Christmas day Takoradi. Amid traditional music, dance, and energetic tunes, the event will showcase the culture and talents of Ghana’s Western Region.

December 14 -16 – Aspaatere Indigenous Culture Festival

The three-day event happening at Mantse Agbona in Accra consolidates the resilience of the Ga people. The festival will also bring together all the 16 Regions of Ghana to stage an extravagant display of their unique culture and heritage.

December 15 -17 – Riverfest

Also known as the Prampram rave, the three-day event is action-focused, celebrating culture, and music and then tying it all in with networking and education on a green agenda and the need to preserve the water bodies.

December 25 – TaadiFest

The annual masquerader carnival at Takoradi, as always will be fun-filled, projecting the tourism potential of the Western Region and arguably making Takoradi the Christmas city of Ghana.

December 27 – Afrobeats Bazaar Festival

Culture, music, fashion and the marketplace all converge at the same point. The Afrobeats Bazaar Festival is a creative community and marketplace that celebrates music, culture, and art of African descent.

December 27 – Detty Rave

Mr. Eazi’s Detty Rave is one of the most sought-after events on the Detty December calendar. Partly so because the show brings together some of the most talented DJs and artistes within the diaspora for an Afroenjoyment that most patrons never miss.

December 28-29 – AfroFuture Festival

Formerly Afrochella, the music festival is celebration of African culture and the work of African creatives and entrepreneurs. The two-day event at the El-Wak Stadium is also designed to highlight the thriving millennial talent in Africa, featuring a sensational variety of artists like Black Sherif, Davido, Jhus and more.


Food fairs

December 1&2  – Eats and Beats Food and Music Festival

This is an event to celebrate culinary expertise in Ghana. It’s held at the Accra International Conference Centre (AICC) on Farmer’s day weekend to in part, promote the Tourism Ministry’s Eat Ghana campaign. The event would also feature food conversations, live band music and other performances.

December 1&2 – African Culture and Food Festival 

An annual food festival to celebrate the variety of African food. Held at the Bunso Eco Park, the festival features other side events – from panel discussions, jungle hikes, to musical concerts and more.

December 23 – AfroCarisol Food Festival

Happening for the first time in Ghana, the AfroCariSoul Food Festival would celebrate and have on display cultural similarities in Afro and Carribean cuisines. The event happens at the Dawadawa Restaurant and organisers hope to give participants a travel experience through food.

December 25-26 – Around the World Food and Drink Festival

A multicultural food and drinks festival, celebrating around 500 cuisines from 20 countries. Over the years the festival has built a community of taste adventures experiencing diverse cultures through food and drinks.

Concerts by artistes

December 28 – My Motherland Concert by young rapper Amerado Burner. The concert is his first own show, happening at the Okese Park, Ejisu in the Ashanti Region.

December 17- 23 Manifestivities festival, by rapper Manifest. The one-week event is special this time, marking 50 years of Hip Hop and featuring a line-up of artists and musical groups such as Ladipoe, La Même Gang, Asakaa Boys, A-Reece, and more.

December 22 –  Bhim Concert: 5th Dimension Homecoming Edition

Stonebwoy’s annual Bhim concert happens at the Accra Sports Stadium and also marks a special edition as it commemorates his world tour for his latest album, 5th Dimension.

December 25 – Rappaholic: The Rebirth by arguably Ghana’s rap landlord, Sarkodie promises to be exciting at the Grand Arena.


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