Eid Festival 2017
Everyone is invited to come and celebrate Eid on Trafalgar Square on Sunday 2 July.
Thousands of Londoners and visitors come to this free event every year to celebrate the end of Ramadan and enjoy an array of entertainment, delicious food and family fun.
Come along and enjoy:
It's time to feast! From Moroccan to Malaysian, enjoy delicious cuisine in our Global Food Market. Feeling the summer heat? Cool off with refreshing lassies and shakes.
Explore our market with clothing, jewellery, arts, crafts and books from London's talented artisans and creatives.
Creative kids will love storytelling, art workshops, face painting and can even have a temporary henna tattoo!
Watch highlights from last year's celebration
Our mainstage line up includes Essex born Nasheed Artist, Saif Adam, stunning Balinese Theatre and Rai music star Cheb Nacim.
This year, we’re lucky to have artists from Shubbak Festival performing at Eid:
- Syrian virtuoso Maya Youssef, whose innovative approach to playing the kanun, a 78-stringed plucked zither, has brought her international acclaim and appearances at BBC Proms.
- Paying tribute to the ‘Nahda’ era, Oxford Maqam embraces the sounds of the Arab Renaissance, an extraordinary period of creativity and musical innovation.
- Highly acclaimed Sudanese artist Rasha developed her musical style with eclectic instrumentation, including oud, percussion, backing guitar and bass accentuating Rasha’s spectacular vocal skills. Her work is influenced by Arabic poetry, Sufi music and hints of reggae.
- Straight from Egypt comes Afro-Egyptian band Hawidro — a blend of sounds, capturing the diversity and creativity of contemporary Egyptian and African heritage.
There’s much more to be announced so stay tuned!
It’s time to feast! Our Global Food Market includes delicious Halal food, including:
- Turkish kebabs, Turkish delight & baklava pastries from Mani Caterers
- Koshari Street’s delicious Egyptian vegetarian and vegan cuisine
- Refreshing coconut water from Shocka's Coconut Hub
- Gourmet halal burgers from HS & Co
- Moroccan and North African cuisine from Exotic Tagine
- Bliss St’s Saj bread from Levant region
- Halal treats from Sweet Lounge
- The London Ice Cream Cab
- Waffle Island desserts, macaroons and waffles
- Big Apple halal hot dogs
Our bazaar market will be chock-full of fashion, arts, crafts and more, with:
Writer Hajera Memon returns to Eid Festival with pop-up and play books ‘The Story of the Elephant’, ‘My First Wudu Book’ and ‘Hats of Faith’. Visit Hajera for storytime, games and colouring in.
Creative kids can create beautiful Islamic patterns on tiles and canvas, and be able to contribute to a shared art project. Led by The Prince's School of Traditional Arts, who specialise in teaching and promoting the arts and crafts of the world’s great traditions.
There’ll also be henna tattoos, calligraphy, games and face painting!