April sometimes gets a bad rap, often dismissed as the month of unpredictable weather, but April also carries a generous helping of Spring holidays, the refreshing smell of summer, and the warm promise of brighter days! What’s going on in Lebanon in April 2017? Here’s a list of events and activities you can attend and enjoy during the upcoming month:
#1 Hello Spring | Souk el Akel Special Spring Edition – 01-02 April
Amazing summery vibes, original bites and exquisite ambiance are all coming together at Université Antonine in Al Hadath – Beirut. The Souk El Akel experience is always fun and unlike any other. If you haven’t tried it yet, this is your chance!
N.B: This is not the only Souk el Akel event in April.
#2 Souk Beb El Dahab – 02 April
The plan was to renovate 100 shops heavily damaged by the decades of fighting and neglect in Tripoli. The rebuilding process is now complete and MARCH has the pleasure to host Souk Beb El Dahab, a festival full of live music, comedians, and celebrities to celebrate their opening! More info:
#3 HORECA 2017 – 04 till 07 April
More than 350 local and international exhibitors from Belgium, Italy, France, the Netherlands, UAE, Egypt, Syria, Jordan, Korea and Turkey will showcase over 2,000 of the most well-known brands, providing visitors with a rare opportunity to discover the newest and soon to be released products, from food and kitchen equipment to packaging and labeling, and all kinds of services related to the sector. HORECA 2017 is taking place at BIEL for its 24th Edition. More info:
#4 La Nuit Des Musées – 07 April
For one night only,
will be participating in
La Nuit des Musées Liban 2017 –
where everyone will be able to enter the museums free of charge starting 5 pm until 11 pm. More info:
#5 Outdoor Sports Show – 08 April
Colonel Brewery – Batroun is organizing and hosting the “Outdoor Sports Show”. The event is an outdoor exhibition that gathers outdoor sports federations, associations and groups to inspire the outdoor sports and natural adventures in Lebanon. From 02:00 pm till 08:00 pm, it’s all about special activities, shows, games, and races. More info:
#6 Lyrids meteor shower | An observation – 22 April
BeirutVersus presents an observation night of the Lyrids meteor shower on the very night when it’s projected to be at its peak! The event is taking place in Kfardebian from 08:00 pm till 02:00 am. More info:
#7 Heartbeat 2017 Fundraiser Concert: Zapping with the Stars – 22-23 April
Heartbeat is an NGO whose mission is to treat children suffering from heart disease with funding coming from musical performances.
Heartbeat Lebanon 2017 fundraiser concert ZAPPING WITH THE STARS is a tribute to 7 All-time great artists, English, French & Arabic speaking, covering more than 5 decades of music, from the 60s till the latest 21st-century chartbusters.
#8 25 till 29 April “رجعت إيام بيروت”
Everything will turn back to Black & White, diversity of over 300 themed stands, playing live 3oud every night, with complimentary Food & Beverages. You can enjoy Beirut’s glory days and relive the 50’s in this dazzling event taking place at Beirut Hippodrome.
#9 Beirut Metal Fest 2017 – 29 April
The Lebanese metal scene has been going through a serious phase of hibernation and the reason is the lack of international metal bands. Beirut Metal Fest 2017 is the first edition of a yearly festival, taking place in Beirut, Lebanon and will feature big names from the metal world. More than 5 international bands are participating in the event.