Top 10 Annual Events in Baku

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International Baku Jazz festival

The special attitude of Azeri people towards jazz music sprinkled back in the middle of the 20th century when the Soviet Union authorities forbade this kind of music. Now, in the 21st century, this love doesn't need to be secret anymore, and it isn't. Every October Baku becomes a huge stage for jazz musicians and jazz lovers. The event is annual, and it lasts from October 18th until October 27th.

Azerbaijan International Food Industry Exhibition

Azerbaijan's food production industry is so well-developed that it not only meets the locals' demands but also supplies a lot more countries with freshly grown fruits, vegetables, herbs, spices, and meats. This exhibition is held every year in May and displays the rich variety of local foods.

Azerbaijan International Auto Show

This is an annual exhibition in Baku, which doesn't have regular dates, but usually happens in spring, between March and May. It's an attractive event for car and motorcycle lovers. It displays various models, spare parts, tires, and different equipment.

Azerbaijan International Agriculture Exhibition

This is a unique exhibition, which focuses not only on food, but also on a few other areas - equipment, beverages, and packaging. The event lasts for three days and happens in May.

Maiden Tower International Art Festival

This is an attractive festival held in the Old City of Baku every year since 2010. It brings together various artists in an international environment. The programme includes events, exhibitions, workshops, street art, and many more.

Uzeyir Hajibeyov International Music Festival

An annual music festival named after the composer Uzeyir Hajibeyov. The events of the festival are numerous, and their locations are all over Azerbaijan, but the main programme is in Baku.

Pomegranate Festival

The Pomegranate Festival is being held every fall in the Goychay district of Azerbaijan. It includes exhibitions and tasting of numerous local pomegranate products such as jams, juices, wines, jellies, syrups, etc.

Baku Shopping Festival

This seasonal shopping opportunity occurs twice a year, for an entire month. More than 400 stores in Baku offer special discounts and exclusive "Tax-free" offers during the festival.

Baku International Tourism Film Festival (BITFF)

This is an annual cultural event held in Baku every November. It aims to promote films on various subjects, related to domestic and international tourism and help them reach a wider international audience.

ANIMAFILM - Baku International Animation Festival

These are three days of watching various local and international animated films both for children and for grown-ups. The festival is relevantly new and aims to promote the development of animation in the country.


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