Events in Mombasa are very magnificent and gala.
- Mombasa Triathlon: Locals as well as foreigners, participate in this sporting event. Held in September, the triathlon includes swimming, cycling and running. The 1.5km swim in the Indian Ocean is the first leg, followed by 40km cycling route, and then a marathon through the streets of Mombasa.
- Mombasa Carnival: This vibrant event takes place in the month of November. Witness local Kenyan dances and musicals. Local bands perform concerts and many stalls are put up. Floats of this parade are as diverse as the Kenyan culture.
- New Year’s Day is also celebrated with fervour.