Asmara Expo Exhibition Grounds
A number of exhibition halls, restaurants, bars, and
nightclubs on this large piece of property make up the Expo compound.
Trade fairs, concerts, and conferences are held here.
In the last week of July and the first week of August *), Festival Eritrea is celebrated in
the Asmara Expo for seven days and nights.
The festival area is a location to witness the culture, tradition, music and dance of
all ethnic groups in Eritrea. Participants from all regions of the country present various cultural shows that reflect Eritrea’s
diversity. In addition to these events there are also photography displays, paintings,
sculpture and handcrafts.
Visiting groups from other African countries also participate
in the festival.
The festival is the ideal event for tourists, who come in the
summer season, to have fun and learn about the Eritrean culture and customs of their people.
Please contact the Eritrean
MoT for the final agenda of this yearly festival.
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Entrance of the Asmara Expo.
Asmara Expo Festival building.
Watchtower on Asmara Expo grounds.
Asmara Expo Industrial pavilion.
The traditional building at the Expo
grounds is a replica of old palaces.
Replica of a Gebaza, a traditional Eritrean rural
dwelling at the Expo area - Asmara Eritrea.
June 1999, a Boeing 727 of Aero Zambia, hit by gun fire of an
Ethiopian Mig fighter plane. The Boeing was stripped of its valuable
parts and its wings and transported to the Asmara Expo site.
Old airplanes as a children's playground - Expo
Afar cultural group performing at Festival
*) The Festival Eritrea in the
Asmara Expo is open for the public starting from the last Saturday of July or
the first Saturday of August of
any year. The opening ceremony on Friday is only for guests with an NHCC