While religious festivals dominate the majority of Karachi's events calendar, there are a number of other festivals to explore that occur throughout the year as well. A few of these festivals include:

Hamara Karachi Mango Expo-2010 

Hamara Karachi Foundation & SMS group presents Hamara Karachi Mango Expo & Family Shopping Festival-2010 at Annu Bhai Park, Nazimabad No. 4 from 18-06-10 to 27-06-10. First time in Karachi more than 50 varieties of mango to be placed at the venue. Discount shopping of other fruits and general items. Food street, Amusement shows, Music Show and lots of other entertaining programs. This is the best activity for the families in the summer vacations. Tickets only Rs.10/- per person (Kidz under 5 r free). For details contact 021-37704241-42

All Pakistan Music Festival -- this three-day event occurs annually. The festival features seminars and performances of classical and folk music.

Karachi International Film Festival -- this annual event is held in December. Film screenings of feature-length, short, and documentary films, along with a number of other events are the highlight of this film festival.

Public holdiays include:

  • Pakistan Day -- March 23 -- celebrates anniversary of the country's establishment
  • Independence Day -- August 14 -- celebrates Pakistan's independence
  • Defense Day -- September 6 -- commemorates the miltary's role in the protection of Pakistan
  • Jinnah Day -- September 11 -- commemorates the anniversary of the death of Quaid-i-Azam Mohammed Ali Jinnah
  • Iqbal Day -- November 9 -- commemorates the birthday of  Allama Iqbal

Jashan-e-Baharan (Spring Festival)

Event Type: Spring Festival

Recurrence: Annual

Venue: Dreamworld Resorts, Super Highway, Karachi

Date: Mid February Sunday

Timing: Mid Day to Mid Night

Karachi: Jashan-e-Baharan

When Panjab Governemnt put a ban on spring festivals in Lahore in 2005, Jashan-e-Baharan in Karachi became the biggest spring festival of Pakistan. If you are looking for an event brimming with Pakistani culture, Jashan-e-Baharan is the event is for you.

Tens of thousands of people witness this one day family festival. This event is full of colors, sounds and music with kids rides, bridal shows, stunt shows, Pashtoon dances and Kashmiri marching bands. All the major food sellers compete for people's attention in the food arena. Shoppinog stalls make the biggest arena of the festival. Children are mostly attracted towards the Kids arena with rides, inflatables, games and different competitions. The event ends with mega fireworks that last around 25 minutes.