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Ghana: 5 Events You Can't Afford to Miss During The Year Of The Return

By Zaina Adamu

Ghana is quickly gaining a reputation as a hot spot to visit in December, and this year is particularly special. This December, Ghana is hosting The Year of the Return, a major landmark campaign inviting the entire African diaspora back home after 400 years since the arrival of the first enslaved Africans arriving in the United States, and the country is commemorating the occaison in a major way. 

Countless events have been curated for Year of the Return, and we have selected a few December events that are worth visiting the country to attend.

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Day: December 28

Venue: El Wak Stadium


Afrochella is a day-long festival hosted in the heart of Accra that promises performances from some of the continent’s hottest stars. Be prepared to experience all the headliners from noon until dusk and don’t forget to attend some of the side events and after parties that take place all throughout the weekend.

afrochella performance

Pine x Ginja

Day: December 24

Venue: Pearly Gates Garden

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Visit Pine x Ginga for wicked vibes and reggae soul with an island flair. The “Bashment Edition” promises to infuse Ghanaian and Jamaican culture, using song and dance to turn up the heat and will feature one of Jamaica’s hottest DJs spinning the most exclusive reggae tunes. Tropical food and drinks will be in abundance to keep you fueled for dancing the night away.

Ghana Tech Summit

Date: Dec 13

Venue: Kempinski Hotel Gold Coast City


The Ghana Tech Summit brings together the world’s leading innovators in digital technology and e-commerce, and the day-long summit features key speakers from Google, Forbes, IBM and more! Join thousands of tech enthusiasts who will all convene to discuss how to overcome challenges in technology and entrepreneurship in emerging markets.

ghana tech summit

The Costume Party

Date: Dec 28

Venue: SOHO

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Experience the best music and vibes Accra has to offer, all while rocking your hottest African wear during The Costume Party. This event brings together some of the city’s finest who all come decked in African fabric, clothing, and accessories, and don’t be surprised if a celebrity or two slide through for one of the hottest nights in Ghana.


Date: Dec 20-29

Venue: All over Accra

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Take in the vibrant landscape of Ghana during a week-long tour discovering the natural beauty of the region. Afrotripping offers tourists excursions, shopping trips at local markets, dining at local restaurants, trips to the hottest clubs/lounges and so much more. Most importantly, you’ll get to soak in the culture and traditions of Ghana while making friends along the way.

Afro Nation

Date: Dec 27-30

Venue: Laboma Beach


What’s Year of the Return without Afro Nation? The music beach festival will bring together all of Ghana’s biggest stars who will perform the hottest in afrobeats, hip hop, R&B, dancehall and bashment. The DJ sets add an urban flair to the festival, which spans over four days.

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