Qassim Festivals

Every season in Al Qassim has a specific festival and a certain occasion to highlight the prominent features of that season. During the summer vacation, for nearly a month, various events and festivals are organized all over Al Qassim.  They are found spread in its governorates, held in the markets, museums, public parks, and other locations as per the nature and type of event. These festivals are popular with the entire community, and are attended by women, men and children in large numbers. The most famous events hosted in Qassim are the Buraidah recreational festival, Unaizah tourism festival, and the Al-Mithnib summer festival. 

In addition, date festivals are held in Al Qassim to highlight the characteristics of the Province as a distinguished place for date farms. Shopping at Al Qassim date market is a unique experience, especially during the harvest season that falls during the months of August and September each year. 

Al Qassim’s desert parks turn more favorable during the winter and spring seasons, attracting desert enthusiasts as well as the locals and visitors who seek recreation and enjoyment in the open spaces and natural environment. These parks host region’s spring festivals that usually fall during the mid-year school vacations. The festival feature multiple activities and events to highlight the festival’s nature and its location. 

In Al Qassim, a number of festivals are organized variously in various places during the different periods of time to recognize the city’s heritage. The most prominent festivals include Al-Khelija and Traditional Products Festival in Buraidah, Entajee Festival in Unaizah, Al-Musawkaf Traditional Festival in Unaizah, Eid Al-Khabra Festival, Reef Al-Awshaziyah Festival, and Al-Russ Heritage Festival.​

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