The highlight of the cultural calendar is the Festival of Sacred Music in June. Other festivals such as Soufi, Culinary Art, Amazigh and Jazz punctuate the year making Fez the cultural capital of Morocco.
The theme for the 18th Annual World Sacred Music Festival 2012 was, «Re-enchanting the World» paying special tribute to the great Persian poet « Omar Khayyam ».
For 2013 the theme is Andalusian Fez: Detaiils to follow as the planning progresses.
The Sufi Culture Festival In Fez is a celebration to the teaching of Sufi saints through an extravaganza of dance and music. The festival shows the visitors a different side of Islam as they find the beauty of Sufi culture, beliefs, and rituals. The culture of Morocco has learned a lot from Sufism as the teaching of Sufi saints formed the moral backbone for the society and the culture on the whole. The week long Sufi Culture Festivals brings together various artists, musicians, thinkers, writers, and artists who explore the mysteries of Sufi culture through dance, music, poetry and art.