The Damba festival is celebrated by the Mamprusis. The main venue of the celebration is Bawku and its environs. It is held between the months of July and August.
Originally linked with Islam to mark the birth of Mohammed, the festival has gradually taken on a traditional rather than Islamic tone.
The 2-day festival is full of pageantry and showmanship and is celebrated in the towns of Dagbon, Gonjaland, Mamprusiland and Nanumbaland.
Chiefs on horses, drumming, people dancing and women singing. In this period an important Dagomba festival is being celebrated; The Damba Festival. The festival is spread over a two week period and ends with a big dance at the palace of the Dagomba King. All the chiefs from the villages around Yendi come on their horses to the palace to greet the king, present gifts and so pay allegiance to his leadership.