We are now firmly in the midst of autumn. In Europe, autumn signifies the arrival of winter, while here in Morocco it signifies the ending of summer! 
 
Summer in Marrakech can be quite hot whereas average daily temperatures in Marrakech during October are very pleasant, ranging between 14° and 28°, a welcome contrast with the heat of summer. With monthly rainfall increasing only slightly to some 23 mm and sunshine hours of around nine hours per day, October is one of the best months for visiting the city that has it all. And, of course, there is plenty to see and do in terms of events and festivals if you’ll be visiting Marrakech this autumn. 
Visiting Marrakech in October – Events and Festivals 
 
Starting on 11th October, the Trophée Rose des Sables, is a high octane, women-only motor race involving 4x4s, SSVs, ATVs and motorcycles. The event runs until October 22nd. 
 
Starting on the 17th and ending on the 22nd of October 2017, the El Jadida Horse Show is a 7-day spectacle in and around the west coast town designed to highlight Morocco’s equestrian tradition. The event is expected to attract over 100 exhibitors from 35 countries. 
 
For music lovers, the Festival Andalous in Essaouira, also on the Atlantic, is a must. Scheduled to take place from the 26th to the 28th of October 2017, this international festival consists of a series of dynamic international events comprising the ‘Musical Spring of Alizés’ and ‘Gnaoua & Musiques du Monde’ concerts. 
 
From 26th to 29th October there is the colourful, long established Erfoud Date Festival beyond the Atlas, on the northern edge of the Sahara. 
 
October also sees a variety of trade shows and conferences (learn more), including TEDx Marrakech. Taking place on the 21st October 2017, on the theme of “Tribes and Trolls”, the event is focused on the digital world and its influence on our lives in the 21st Century. 
 
Looking for a place to stay? Al Fassia Aguedal is a boutique hotel set within private, manicured gardens. A place for relaxation and also fun! With Al Fassia restaurant also on the same site, its a great pick for your autumn stay. Click here to see our current "direct booker" promos. 
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