The annual Hornbill Festival in 2016 will have events conducted in other three other districts – Dimapur, Mokokchung and Phek
Dimapur would be hosting the first three-day event of the Hornbill International Music Festival (HIMF) . Likewise, the HIMF 2016 would be officially launched at DDSC Stadium, Dimapur, with K.K. as the guest artiste.
Phek district will also experience the Hornbill Festival, as Khezhakeno will be the final destination point for the 4th Hornbill Riders’ Meet which is scheduled on Day 4 of the festival.
The Trail Hounds Mountain Biking event will be held at Mokokchung on the last day of the festival.
The 17th edition of Hornbill Festival, which is all set to be held from December 1-10 at the Naga Heritage Village, Kisama.
A double treat this year’s Hornbill Festival will have the Angami Sports Association’s 50th Anniversary Stone Pulling Ceremony, scheduled for December 3.
The stone pulling will commence from KMC Parking slot at 11 am and culminate at Phool Bari Y. Junction.
On the fourth day, 3E Nagaland will organise the 6th Hornbill Half Marathon and Great Hornbill Run at New Secretariat.
The Hornbill Rock Contest will begin on December 7, while the grand finale is scheduled on December 9.
All the musical events which come under HIMF would be held at Hockey Ground, Indira Gandhi Stadium, Kohima, including the Hornbill Choral Competition.
As compared to last year, where a total of 2 lakh 34 thousand plus tourists – foreign, domestic and local -, the government and particularly the Tourism department, expressed high hope that the festival will witness many more tourists even this year.
The Hornbill Night Carnival will begin from the first day till the last day from 6 to 9 pm.