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Mombasa Triathlon

Locals and foreigners alike participate in this exciting sporting event. Held during the month of September, the triathlon includes swimming, cycling and running. The 1.5km swim in the Indian Ocean is the first leg, followed by 40km cycling route, and finished off with running through the streets of Mombasa.

Mombasa Carnival

This annual festival happens every November. Crowds gather to witness local Kenyan dances and musicals. Local bands perform open concerts and many stalls are put up offering crafts, foods, and various items to fully express the Kenyan culture. Different cultural characters and influences put up a float on the parade and offer their own Kenyan interpretations into their arts.

New Year's Day

New Year's Day is celebrated throughout Kenya, but it is in Nairobi and Mombasa where the most celebrated parties and colorful fireworks can be seen. People participate in various town activities. Choirs and concerts are held all over Mombasa, while loud firework displays light up the skies.