Festivals: 51 Great Things About Bahrain

#50 Bahrain Food Festival

The annual Bahrain Food Festival brings a festive and entertaining atmosphere for families on the island to experience local and international food. Hosted by the Bahrain Tourism and Exhibitions Authority, over 100 restaurants participate in the food festival offering a varied range of items catering to different tastes each year.

In 2022, after a two-year hiatus due to COVID-19, the food festival brought musical shows, kids’ play areas and culinary competitions along with live cooking stations. 2022’s festival also attracted over 175,000 visitors, as per data from BTEA.

#51 Bahrain Summer Festival

As schools break for summer, a host of activities and entertainment programs open up for young Bahrainis. The Bahrain Summer Festival, hosted by the Bahrain Authority for Culture and Antiquities presents a number of local and international shows for an entire month, bringing home-grown and international talent to the forefront.

The festival’s key attraction is Nakhool City, where children can participate in activities and workshops to learn more about Bahrain’s heritage, theatre, dance, music, and more. The island’s best-known sites are decked up to host performances by folk bands and performers as well.

This article is part of an ongoing series – 51 Great Things About Bahrain as a tribute to the Kingdom’s 51st National DayRead more in this special edition.