Jordan Event Calendar

Weekly Events

Petra By Night

Experience the magic of the red-rose city Petra in the night! You walk through the mysterious Siq, the narrow canyon, only lit by candles and the stars, and in front of the Treasury you listen to Bedouin music and stories. The special aura of this evening puts you into Nabataean times. The excursion departs from the Petra Visitor's Center every Monday, Wednesday and Thursday evening at 8:30 PM and lasts around two hours. The fee is 17 JD, ca. 24 USD, per person. Children under 12 years of age are free of charge.

The Roman Army and Chariot Experience - Jerash
The Roman Army and Chariot Experience is put on hold until now.
Jerash is the only place in the world where Roman army, gladiators and chariot racing performances can be experienced in an authentic setting, in the Hippodrome. This show consists of some 40 gladiators engaging in ancient battle tactics, fighting and competing in chariot races. From Saturday to Thursday daily shows at 11 AM and 2 PM, on Friday one show at 10 AM, on Tuesday the event doesn't take place. The fee is 12 JD, ca. 17 USD, per person. Children between 5 to 12 years pay 2 JD.

Annual Events

Jordan International Rally, April

The Jordan International Rally entails challenging routes in and around the Jordan Valley and within the Rumman forests. Jordan welcomes the FIA World Rally Championship, attracting thousands of spectators to watch the world’s best drivers.

Amman Dead Sea Ultra Marathon, April

Participants of the Amman Dead Sea Ultra Marathon, start in Amman and make their way down to the lowest point on Earth, the Dead Sea. The marathon is a fund raising event for the Society for Care of Neurological Patients, which provides neurological patients with medical aid and covers the costs of surgeries for the needy.

Distant Heat, July

Distant Heat is an annual concert and dance festival held in Wadi Rum and Aqaba. The fun begins with a party of electronic dance music in the spectacular desert of Wadi Rum. The festival continues with beach and pool parties at the Red Sea resort of Aqaba.

Jordan Festival (formerly Jerash Festival), July/August

The month-long Jordan Festival takes place all over Jordan, like in Amman, Jerash, Irbid, at Dead Sea and in Petra. With hundreds of activities and international artists visitors find various performances like singing, music, theatre performance, visual art, poetry, folklore performance, and handicrafts art.




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