What's happening in Mauritius this July: Concerts, festivals, and more

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Written by Arnaud Tuyau on 05 July, 2024
Lots of exciting events await you, expats, in July despite the cold and rainy weather. From cultural festivals to concerts and creative workshops, there's something for everyone to enjoy. Here's a roundup of the must-attend events happening across the island throughout the month.

The Last 5 Years at Caudan Arts Centre

The Caudan Arts Centre is hosting the captivating musical drama “The Last 5 Years” on July 5 and 6 at 7.30 pm. This performance explores the intertwining stories of Cathy and Jamie through mesmerizing songs and poignant storytelling, offering an emotional rollercoaster of heartbreak, hope, and self-discovery. Ticket prices range from Rs 500 to Rs 900, making it an accessible cultural event for many.

First Sundays at the House of Digital Art

For those interested in digital art, the House of Digital Art (HoDA) opens its doors to the public every first Sunday of the month. On July 7, from 10.00 am to 4.00 pm, visitors can explore the immersive exhibition “Toutes les îles sont des arbres,” which delves into the human-nature connection through 12 interactive works. Attendees can also submit their tree-themed drawings for a chance to see their artwork projected in the immersive room.

Creative workshops at Bactory

Creative minds can join the Creative Workshop Weekend at Bactory on July 6 and 7. Located at 3 Pasteur Avenue, Quatre-Bornes, this event features a variety of workshops for kids and adults, including character design, bag customization, graffiti introduction, and a chill-out session with resident artists. Registration details and costs are available via email or WhatsApp.

Fam Lor Baz dancehall workshops

Dance lovers will be thrilled with the Fam Lor Baz Dancehall Workshops on the 13th and 14th of July at the Hashtag Fitness Dance Studio in Rose-Hill. This event aims to empower women through urban dance, with workshops led by top dancehall experts from around the world. Participants can choose between a full pass for both days or a day pass.

80s and 90s night

Relive the magic of the 80s and 90s at the Generation 80s & 90s Night at Insomnia Night Club on July 6. This event includes live performances by FIREHAWKS and music by top DJs, creating a nostalgic atmosphere with vintage hits, a massive light installation, and a photo booth. Tickets are priced at Rs 500 online and Rs 700 at the door, making it an exciting night out for retro music lovers.

MUKESH FOREVER at the Caudan Arts Centre

Celebrate the legacy of legendary singer Mukesh with the “MUKESH FOREVER” concert at the Caudan Arts Centre on the 13th and 14th of July. Performed by Mukhtar Shah, this tribute concert will feature timeless Bollywood melodies from the 50s, 60s, and 70s, offering a nostalgic musical journey for fans. Ticket prices range from Rs 800 to Rs 1,200.

Salon des Animaux & Family Fun Day

Animal lovers and families, do not miss the Salon des Animaux & Family Fun Day at Domaine De Gros Cailloux on July 27th and 28th. This two-day event, running from 10.00 am to 6.00 pm, features a dog show, kids' activities, food corners, plant exhibitions, and artisanal products.

Armaan Malik and Nikita Gandhi concert

On July 6, spend a romantic evening with the melodious voices of Armaan Malik and Nikita Gandhi at the Swami Vivekananda International Convention Centre, Pailles. This live concert promises an enchanting night full of musical hits, perfect for lovers of Bollywood music. Tickets are available through Otayo, ensuring a memorable musical experience for all attendees.