Everything you need to know about the Bahrain Summer Festival

This year’s event is taking place virtually

Everything you need to know about the Bahrain Summer Festival

It’s always hard to keep the little ones entertained over the summer, particularly when you’re trying to stay away from the heat.

But luckily for you, the Bahrain Summer Festival is back for its 12th edition - and this time it’s entirely virtual.

Over the month of August, there’ll be dozens of events going on, ranging from museum tours and creative workshops to performances and book readings.

The Bahrain Authority for Culture and Antiquities said, “Bringing us Together Virtually, this year’s highly-anticipated festival proves the unbreakable bonds that culture and the arts foster.

“Known for its multicultural and family-friendly entertainment, the program is online-based while maintaining the sensationalism and vigour that prizes this festival as one of the most important local and regional events.

“Enjoy our exciting, month-long program of online educational and creative activities, workshops, performances, tours and more, all from the safety of your home, and be part of this movement of cultural resilience.”

You can access all the events on the official website, http://bahrainsummer.bh/, but to make things easier, we’ve rounded up all the events over the next two weeks below.


August 16:
Virtual Qal’at al-Bahrain Site Museum tour, 5pm-9pm
Palestinian Folk Arts Band performance, 6pm-9pm
Al Takht Band performance, 7pm-9pm
Bahrain Police Band performance, 8pm-9pm

August 17:
Vocal trash singing workshop, 6pm-9pm
Traditional Craftsmanship of Cini workshop, 7pm-9pm
Daqqa de Marrakech Moroccan folklore performance, 8pm-9pm

August 18:
Monoprinting workshop, 5pm-9pm
Vocal trash drumming workshop, 6pm-9pm

August 19:
Cool creations workshop, 5pm-9pm
Vocal trash performance, 6pm-9pm
Super science workshop, 7pm-9pm

August 20:
Bu Maher Fort and Pearling Path Visitor Centre tour, 5pm-9pm

August 21:
Masouda the Turtle storytelling, 5pm-9pm
Grumpy Gertie storytelling, 5pm-9pm
White Crow theatre performance, 6pm-9pm

August 22:
Chocolate Chip Cookie Pizza cooking tutorial, 5pm-9pm
Fitness with Johan programme, 6pm-9pm

August 23:
Ezio Gribaudo Exhibition Tour, 5pm-9pm
Upin & Ipin: Syawal is Here animation film screening, 6pm-9pm

August 24:
String print workshop, 5pm-9pm
Magnet making workshop, 6pm-9pm

August 25:
Paper restoration workshop, 5pm-9pm
First aid for artifacts workshop, 6pm-9pm

August 26:
Leaf printing on t-shirts workshop, 5pm-9pm
Acrylic pouring workshop, 6pm-9pm

August 27:
Puzzle making workshop, 5pm-9pm

August 28:
I Want My Hat Back storytelling, 5pm-9pm
The City of Stones storytelling, 6pm-9pm

August 29:
Healthy food cooking tutorial, 5pm-9pm
Football skills workshop, 6pm-9pm

August 30:
Post Office tour, 5pm-9pm

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