Events Calendar

Papua New Guinea boasts an incredible calendar of cultural events throughout the year.  Cultural Festivals are an incredible way to experience many tribes gathering at once in traditional dress.  Festivals are open to tourists to attend but are mainly a way for tribes across different regions to gather together to celebrate. 

Event Date: 05/11/2021

NATIONAL KENU & KUNDU FESTIVAL

The Kenu & Kundu Festival highlights include the ‘sing sings’ (cultural dances), canoe races, and the arrival of the war canoes. Cultural dancing groups featured at the festival come from all over the Milne Bay province, and celebrate their history of using canoes.

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Event Date: 23/09/2021

KUTUBU KUNDU & DIGASO FESTIVAL

The Kutubu Kundu & Digaso festival is accessed by chartered flight and four-wheel-drive, making it a true off the beaten track option. The Daga village is home to one of the Southern Highlands Province’s famous cultural wonders – the ‘Long Hausman’ of the Foi people, the festival celebrations surround this Hausman.

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Event Date: 19/09/2021

GOROKA SHOW

Goroka Show is a colourful affair in the highlands of Papua New Guinea with over 100 tribes gathering together to celebrate together. From the infamous Goroka Mudmen to Skeleton Tribes and more! The Goroka Show has been a favourite of travellers for many years, you can even pair it with Mt Hagen Show if you have extra time!

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Event Date: 13/08/2021

ENGA CULTURAL SHOW

The Enga Cultural Show is often described as the “People’s Show” as only a handful of tourists have discovered this hidden gem, this cultural show is one for those who like to get off the beaten track and live local. The Enga Cultural Show has tribes from around the highlands attending to participate in traditional sing sings, rituals and selling their crafts and produce.

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Event Date: 05/08/2021

SEPIK RIVER CROCODILE FESTIVAL

The Sepik River Crocodile Festival is a three-day cultural celebration staged annually in Ambunti, East Sepik Province of Papua New Guinea. The Sepik River Crocodile Festival highlights the importance of the crocodile and its cultural significance to the people of the Sepik River.

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Event Date: 14/07/2021

NATIONAL MASK & WARWAGIRA FESTIVAL

The National Mask & Warwagira Festival is held in Kokopo each year. The Festival is an extravaganza of cultural dancing, ritual performance, story-telling and exchange – with a variety of arts and crafts. The festival is a cultural tribute to the people of East New Britain – the Tolai, Baining and Pomio.

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