Depending on the time of the year there are a lot of festivals and event taking place in the area. Please see below some of them:
- 9th Music Summer 2017, Summer Concerts in the evening twilight under the Mediterranean sky.
- Exquisite Theatre-Bistro: Bio Mezedes & Drinks
- The revival of the impressive “Saitopolemos” (dart-war) custom at Easter, on the eve of the Resurrection (Western Beach Kalamata – Old Abattoirs).
- Cultural events, theatrical performances and concerts at the Castle Amphitheatre during summer.
- The Carnival events with the traditional “gaitanaki” (maypole dance) in the city’s central square.
- The International Dance Festival in summer
- The International Documentary Festival
- Kardamili’s International Jazz Festival
- The Horse Racing Events at the town of Plati (16 km NW) on Easter Monday.