Upcoming Events in Islamabad: Dates, Venues &; Timings

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In 2023, the capital city is set to host a variety of events that will showcase the best of what it has to offer. Whether it is a celebration of art and culture or a city-wide environmental activity, there are several types of events that will be taking place in Islamabad this year. 

Graana.com has listed the major upcoming events in Islamabad below, along with their details. These events will provide a platform for both locals and visitors to come together and celebrate the diversity and beauty of the city. With the diverse range of events, you can easily find one that fits your interests.

Major Events in Islamabad 2023

Mentioned below is the list of some of the upcoming events in Islamabad this year:


Islamabad Literature Festival


Islamabad Literature Festival islamabad 2023 banner


  • Dates: January 27th – February 5th
  • Location: Pakistan National Council of Arts
  • Timings: 9:00 AM – 9:00 PM

The Islamabad Literature Festival is an annual event that brings together local and international writers, poets, and literary enthusiasts.

This year’s festival will feature a wide range of panel discussions, workshops, book launches, and performances.

Cultural Heritage Day


a stalls of cultural dresses, bags and other things


  • Date: February 15th
  • Location: Pakistan National Museum of Ethnology
  • Timings: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

This is an annual event that celebrates the rich cultural heritage of Pakistan. The event will feature various activities including traditional music and dance performances, craft workshops, and exhibitions showcasing the country’s diverse culture. 

Pakistan International Travel Mart


Pakistan International Travel Mart logo


  • Dates: March 12th – 14th
  • Location: Convention Center
  • Timings: 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM

The Pakistan International Travel Mart is an annual event that brings together tourism industry professionals, travel agents, and media representatives to promote Pakistan as a tourist destination.

The event will feature various activities including panel discussions, workshops, and exhibitions. 

Earth Day


Earth image surrounded with plants


  • Date: April 17th
  • Location: Fatima Jinnah Park
  • Timings: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Earth Day is another annual event that raises awareness of critical environmental issues. It will feature various activities including workshops, exhibitions, and performances. 

Bahar Rang Islamabad Women Gala Powered by Bank Al-Habib


Bahar Rang Islamabad Women Gala banner


  • Dates: February 11th – 12th
  • Location: F-9 Park
  • Timings: 11:00 AM – 8:00 PM

Bahar Rang Islamabad Women Gala is an upcoming event presented by Let’s Grow Together and Bank Al-Habib. It is one of the most highly-anticipated craft festivals in Islamabad.

Let’s Grow Together is committed to empowering women and girls in line with UN SDG5, which emphasises the significance of gender equality and women’s participation in leadership positions. 

Global Innovation & Leadership Summit 2022


Global Innovation & Leadership Summit 2022


  • Date: February 4th – 5th
  • Location: Jinnah Convention Centre
  • Timings: 9:00 AM (Feb 4th), 6:00 AM (Feb 5th)

The Global Innovation & Leadership Summit 2022, is a prestigious global event for IT professionals and technology enthusiasts that is organised by Bloctech Solutions and co-hosted by Orbit Advertising.

This summit welcomes all tech leaders, entrepreneurs, innovators, and mentors to showcase the latest advancements in web3 technology adoption, metaverse, blockchain, startup ecosystem, and cutting-edge digital solutions.

Don’t miss this opportunity to share the stage with leading experts and discover the latest developments in the tech world.


Fall Festival


Fall Festival banner


  • Date: October 16th
  • Location: Daman-e-Koh
  • Timings: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

The Fall Festival will feature a range of activities including hayrides, pumpkin carving, and exhibitions to celebrate the new season. 


International Sports and Fitness Expo Pakistan 2023


International Sports and Fitness Expo Pakistan 2023


  • Date: March 11th – 12th
  • Location: Pak-China Friendship Centre
  • Timings: 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM

In partnership with its esteemed associates, Belt and Road Consultants Pvt Ltd will host the International Sports and Fitness Expo Pakistan 2023. This event aims to promote economic growth and empowerment of the next generation through sports.

The expo provides a platform for connecting the local sports industry with international buyers and sellers of sports equipment and apparel. Additionally, the expo will recognise and honour the achievements of the leading figures in the sports industry.

Inter-Club Hill Half Marathon 2023


Inter-Club Hill Half Marathon 2023


  • Date: March 12th
  • Location: Trail 3, Margalla Road
  • Timings: 5:00 AM

Hosted and led by Margalla Train Runners (MTR), this event is open to all, including club members and non-club members, running clubs, teams, groups and individuals. 

The Inter-Club Hill Half Marathon is a once-a-year opportunity for runners to socialise with top competitors and represent their club, team, group, community, city etc. Registering as a club is an option, and there is no limit on the number of runners from a club/team/group etc. who can participate. 

Be sure to mark the dates on your calendar so you don’t miss the opportunity to participate in these exciting events.

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