Exciting Europe Month 2023 kicks off in Jeddah and Riyadh

Exciting Europe Month 2023 kicks off in Jeddah and Riyadh



The festival celebrates the continent’s art, film, food and music. 

If you’ve been dreaming about your next escape, check out Europe Month 2023. Taking place in Jeddah and Riyadh, the festival celebrates the continent’s culture and provides plenty of inspiration. Bringing together art, film, food and music, it runs from 9 May to 9 June. 

Europe Month 2023 has been organised by the embassies and cultural institutes of EU Member States. The start of the festival took place on Europe Day, which takes place annually on 9 May. 

Europe Month 2023 brings together an exciting range of events. Europa & La Fiancee De La Mer Rouge takes place at the Saudi Arabian Society for Culture and Arts in Jeddah, and runs from 11 May to 29 May. The exhibition tells the story of the emergence of Europe and includes work by Saudi photographer Tasneem Alsultan, French photographer Thierry Bouet and Italian photographer Anna Parini. 

Music fans should check out Voyage En Mediterranee at Cultural Palace in Riyadh, which takes place on 16 May. The artists include Ali Dridi, Fedia Khallah and Gennaro Siena. Plus, there is Jazz and Pop Classic Concert in Riyadh on 29 May. 

Film fans should head to the European Short Movie Night at Goethe Institut on 24 May. The event brings together European as well as Saudi short films. Other events include Lense For Equality: Franco-German Exhibition in Riyadh on 22 May, and France and Fashion Days in Riyadh on 27 May. 

In March 2022, the first European Festival took place in Riyadh and was organised by the Ministry of Culture and Delegation of the European Union to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Judging by the success of the festival, which bought together the best of European cuisine, we’re expecting Europe Month 2023 to be just as popular. 

Look out for upcoming announcements during Europe Month 2023, which range from language classes to food events. Visitors must register in advance. 

GO: Visit www.eueventsinksa.eu for more information.