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.


Palolo Rising
Place: Upolo, Savai'i  (01 Oct 2019 - 31 Oct 2019 )

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 2019 - 15 Nov 2019 )


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.


Samoa Tourism Exchange
Place: Apia, Samoa  (02 May 2020 - 05 May 2020 )

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 2020 - 13 May 2020 )

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.

Samoa Independence Ball hosted by Samoa Hotel Association
Place: Apia, Samoa  (01 Jun 2020 - 02 Jun 2020 )

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 2020 )

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 2020 - 02 Jun 2020 )

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.