Samoa Local Events

Throughout the year there are some exciting festivals, cultural celebrations and events in Samoa. Be sure to check here regularly so you don't miss any of these wonderful Samoa events.


The Magic of Mindfulness Retreat
Place: Sinalei Reef Resort  (20 Apr 2018 - 22 Apr 2018 )

Join Dr Sharn Rocco and experience the magic mindfulness in Samoa.
• Allow the serenity of this tropical paradise permeate your mind, body and senses.
• Immerse yourself in the luxury that is Sinalei Reef Resort and Spa.

With 5 nights accommodation included in the package for this weekend retreat, you will have time to unwind, simply be and fully open yourself to the beauty and pleasure of this unique, luxury retreat experience.

During the retreat you will be guided to:
• Experience the pleasure of opening your senses and appreciating life as it is lived one breath at a time.
• Learn to switch off radio non-stop thinking.
• Stroll on the beach with full awareness of your feet caressing the sand, the glistening invitation of the warm tropical water, the kiss of the sun and the touch of the breeze.
• Be delighted and surprised by the ambient sounds of silence.
• Sink into openhearted presence.
• Be nourished by the specially prepared mindful menu and comforted by the luxurious accommodation.

Return restored to daily life knowing how to make peace with all that is unresolved in your heart and love the life you live.
This once in a lifetime opportunity will never again be so affordable.

Single room per person package: AUS$ 1,378
Bring a companion, a lover, a friend and save…
Package ‘for two’: AU$ 1,545
BONUS: Book before March to receive a room upgrade on arrival and a 30% discount voucher for an indulgent treatment at the onsite Tui-I-Lagi Spa.

All packages include:
• 5 nights in a Sinalei Traditional Villa
• Specially created healthy mindful meals – Friday dinner to Sunday dinner
• A transformative mindfulness weekend retreat program designed and facilitated by Dr Sharn Rocco to take full advantage of the beauty and pleasure of this unique, luxurious location.
• Airport transfers

For more details about the retreat program contact:
To find out more about Sinalei Reef Resort and Spa visit:

Here’s to sharing the magic of mindfulness on breath, one step, one moment at a time.

Samoa Tourism Exchange
Place: Apia, Samoa  (02 May 2018 - 05 May 2018 )

The Samoa Tourism Exchange is Samoa's annual B2B event, specifically for the travel and hospitality industry.

STE was initiated in 2008 and has expanded to become a major tourism exchange in the South Pacific region. The event is coordinated by the Samoa Tourism Authority on behalf of the Government and with the support of the industry.

STE brings together Samoa's suppliers of tourism products and services ('Sellers') and Travel Product and Contracting Managers from across a number of source markets ('Buyers'), in a business-to-business setting.

Mother's Day
(12 May 2018 - 13 May 2018 )

Mother's Day sees all the Mothers of Samoa being pampered and feted by their families in appreciation of all their hard work and contribution to the development of families, villages and country.

Pualele Outrigger Canoe Club-Savaii Crossing Festival
Place: Apia, Samoa  (17 May 2018 - 20 May 2018 )

The Savaii crossing presented by the Pualele Outrigger Canoe club; is an outrigger paddling event that has both local and foreign paddlers testing our waters over a three day period. Races will include short marathons for v6 (6 team) crews as well as v1 (single craft) for days one and two. The final day (19th May) will feature the most challenging race on the paddling calendar where paddlers will cross the Savaii strait and back to cover a total distance of 42km. 

For more information on how to get involved please contact

Samoa Independence International 7's
Place: Apia Park  (25 May 2018 - 26 May 2018 )

Samoa's most exciting 7's tournament is back. This year it will be bigger and better under new Management. Come down to Apia Park 25-26 May 2018 to cheer for your local team. Watch out for the Fijian invasion as Taveuni returns to defend its title.

Samoa Independence Ball hosted by Samoa Hotel Association
Place: Apia, Samoa  (01 Jun 2018 - 02 Jun 2018 )

altSamoa Hotel Association will be hosted the Samoa Independence Ball, so don't miss out and book now a table for this great event.

Samoa Independence Celebrations
Place: Apia, Samoa  (01 Jun 2018 )

In 1962, Samoa became the first South Pacific island to gain independence. This year marks Samoa's 56th Independence Anniversary. Be sure to catch hype and festivities of the Celebrations. Don't miss out on what promises to be an exciting celebration.  

The programme for this years festivities will be posted when made available.

Independance Day
(01 Jun 2018 - 02 Jun 2018 )

Samoa became independant in 1962, being the first island nation in the Pacific to achieve this status. The country takes time out to reflect and celebrate its independance from colonial rule. The  fiercely contested "Fautasi Race" (Long boat race) usually wraps up the celebrations for another year.

Teuila Festival
Place: Apia, Samoa's Capital City  (01 Sep 2018 - 07 Sep 2018 )

The Teuila Festival is one Samoa's most celebrated annual events, promising to be as exciting and entertaining this year as in the past. There are many activities and shows being held particularly in Apia, Samoa's capital city.

Throughout the week (1st - 7th September) there will be many cultural activities on showcase such as the choir hymnal exhibition, a variety of traditional entertainment including fire knife dancing, traditional sports including the fautasi (long boat used as means of transportations across the islands of Samoa in the olden days) race, wood carving, tattooing, and 2 nights of variety shows.

Teuila Festival
Place: Apia, Samoa  (02 Sep 2018 - 09 Sep 2018 )

Since it was established in 1991, Samoa’s Teuila Festival has grown to become one of Samoa’s most celebrated annual events, and one of the South Pacific’s biggest cultural festivals. The exciting variety of activities and events ensures there is something for everyone with activities including the choral exhibition, traditional Siva Samoa and contemporary dance competitions, Ailao Afi/Fire Knife dancing, Umu (Samoan ground oven), tattooing and carving demonstrations, Miss Samoa Pageant and much, much more.

Miss Samoa Pageant
Place: Apia  (08 Sep 2018 - 10 Sep 2018 )

The Annual Pageant is a hallmark event representing an appreciation of the beauty and essence of a Samoan woman, and celebrating the richness of Samoa's heritage and culture.

The entrants are expected to emerge as role models for the younger generation; to represent a variety of professions, attitudes, skills and interests and also to be spokeswomen of the Samoan culture. Ultimately, the delegates personify the combination of beauty and intelligence that define the Samoan Lady of the 21st Century.

The Pageant sets out to accomplish this by encouraging, motivating and guiding the delegates in promoting their Samoan beauty, culture, costumes and performing arts. This is also an integral event for Tourism as it aims to boost the tourism industry, promoting and reflecting the Samoan culture and strengthening friendships with the outside world.

The Miss Samoa Pageant 2013 will be held on Friday 6th September.

Palolo Rising
Place: Upolo, Savai'i  (01 Oct 2018 - 31 Oct 2018 )

Take part in this event of catching palolo with the locals and observe age old traditions of this Samoan delicacy.

Samoana Jazz and Arts Festival
(25 Oct 2018 - 15 Nov 2018 )


The inaugural Samoana Jazz & Arts Festival kicks off in November . It brings together the 2 Samoas under one festival banner - providing an exciting repertoire of event locations and visitor experiences.