The Maun Festival is set to take place during the Labour Day weekend of the 30th April till 02nd May.
The Maun Festival is a progression from the Maun Carnival that has been celebrated in the past which, this year, will feature traditional Chinese dragon dances performed by the Maun Chinese Society.
The purpose of the Maun Festival is to raise funds for Bana Ba Metsi School, Bana Ba Letsatsi and Belega Bana for children at risk.
The first two schools assist children at risk and orphans in bringing them back into the mainstream of society through developing their life skills and providing them with good formative education.
Of the 260 children that pass through these schools, 95% are from Maun.
Belega Bana is a learning centre for orphans in Shakawe.
The mainstay of the Festival is live entertainment; from music through to poetry, choirs and dance. With 17 commercial bands, 4 dance troupes, marimba bands and over 180 performers, the Festival is set to rock the shores of the Okavango Delta.
The Festival has been developed to provide an opportunity for people living in north-western Botswana to participate in and celebrate music, culture, art and crafts.
The weekend entertainment will start with the opening of an art exhibition at the Nhabe Museum.
This year, the organizers are aiming at the domestic tourism market, with plans to expand into the international market in the future.